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Purchasing An Mr2


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Hi There.

This site was recommended to me. Im thinking of buying an MR2 1993ish maybe a bit younger within the next couple of months and wondered what the general consensus was on them.

Are there any known problems i should be looking out for or is there any thing particular i should avoid.

Thanks in advance :thumbsup:

Dan.

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Read these first m8:

Revision Changes:

http://toyotaownersclub.com/forums/index.p...ST&f=38&t=6927&

Post on Difference's betweena rev2 & rev3 - A little more info basically telling u what u should get ;)

http://toyotaownersclub.com/forums/show.ph.../ST/f/38/t/6915

Also depending on if you wanna go n/a or turbo (it'll depend on age and insurnace cost :()

N/A:

http://www.imoc.co.uk/technical/buyersguid...BuyersGuide.htm

Turbo:

http://www.imoc.co.uk/technical/buyersguid...BuyersGuide.htm

Anymore question and just post away m8. The lads (& lasses ;)) here are more than happy to help ya out.

Welcome to the board,

-Z

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Cheers for the welcome and the links,

The insurance between the n/a and turbo is that much so that isnt really a factor.

whats the average life of the turbo, even if it has been looked after they eventually ware out? would it be ok on a 10year old car.

Also whats the running costs like for the turbo, servicing etc?.

I read from that link you gave me its £500 for a cambelt change :unsure: seems alot, is that the same for the n/a

Sorry for all the questions.

Dan.

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The 3SG(T)E engines are built to last m8, they're awsome quality.

Like with any old car there may be a few niggles that u need to get sorted but they're not too bad, (assuming u did your hwk and made sure u bought a car in good nick).

As for the pricing it is a little offputting but but there are places that'l do the job cheaper for ya, hint: becmoes Gold Member ;))

I'm not too sure on the exact prices for an n/a as i havent needed to change my belts yet :D

-Z

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Ive owned a st202. I think the interior in a celica is nicer that the 2 and theres back seats and boot space.

And here is a saying thatll send shivers doon yer spine laddy..your never a real mr2 owner until youve crashed one....*cue ominous cackling*

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If you're looking to buy an MR2, try the detailed buyers guides available as a download at www.sportscarguides.com/other - its 14 pages, covers all the models and variants, and has been put together with the assistance of the UK branch of IMOC ( International MR2 Owners club).

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