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  1. Wow, I'm back =) What a rough month that was hehe. Sorry for the delayed response. Yep, thanks for asking. Picked her up on the following Sunday, and what a stunner! Everything I'd hoped she would be and more :D I can't believe I didn't buy one sooner. I've been knocking around in BMWs for a good while, and while the 2 isn't quite as quick off the line as the 525i I had previously (opted not to get a tubby as my first mid-engine car ;)) I smile so often I must be getting a jaw like the california state governer :). The huge hole in the back doesn't do me any favours in that regard, but damn it sounds sweet even if I do say so myself (anybody know any REEEAAALLLY long tunnels in Warwickshire I can play in? hehe) I've only been close to losing the back end once so far (quick recovery and plenty of power out ) but I've been treating her nice. Solid as a rock for the most part though, no roll at all. I think the fact she's lowered helps a lot there? Struggling to fit a new headunit and speakers at the moment though. Is it just me or is the wiring on all '90 MR2s as much of a nightmare? :P Getting ground connections on positive wires in the doors and all sorts . Other than that though, I love every minute of it. Can't wait till the weather clears up a little (and the days get longer) so I can start 'tweaking' :) Anyway, hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a drunken New Year (assuming you had a designated driver ;))! p.s. No jokes about 5 series drivers thankyou very much. I am a very considerate driver unless you A ) drive in front of me or B ) drive behind me. :P j/k. Cheers!
  2. Do you mean all the various features like Air Conditioning / Climate Control, PAS, ABS, Folding electric mirrors etc? If so, I've read in several places that these were only available as standard on import models as an entire package (although these could all have been optionals on the UK model for all I know ;)) but I guess it depends on whether you're talking about the Mk1 vs Mk2, and which revision. Don't take my word for it though, I'm a newbie. I'll be quiet now Cheers!
  3. Thanks to everyone for the warm welcomes and the various pieces of advice! Much appreciated :) Nearly Sunday. Must... hold... on :ffs: Thanks spinout_mr2. Yeah, I think they are. They certainly look very similar at least. They're one of the things that really appealed to me when I first saw it for sure :D Hope they're in good nick! hehe, yeah I kind of feel the same way, but I must admit it's growing on me a little the more I look at it. Thanks again everyone! Look forward to speaking to you all around the forum p.s. Happy birthday Fidgits! :hokus-pokus: Cheers!
  4. Hi guys, First of all, thank you all for the very warm welcome! Looks like an awesome community, looking forward to the future (although it'll probably be a slightly poorer future ;)) Lol, you got me . I'm a computer programmer too, just to add to the humiliating geek-factor :P Unfortunately, the MR2 manual seems to be offline at the moment. I'll keep checking back though. Thanks for the link, and the warm welcome. They're much appreciated. Thanks Jinxed! Hoping to make a clean getaway with a good solid motor from the start (wishful thinking? Unsure. heh) lol. Wow, I'd forgotten the Mort character in that (The skull, right?). I actually took it from the Terry Pratchett Discworld novels, but you're the first person I've known to spot the torment connection (including myself) :) Agreed on that though. I love the entire Baldurs Gate series. Fantastic in both formats!
  5. Hi acstreet, Thanks for the excellent info. I read through a couple of buyers guides I found, but they were mostly about the tubby, so this is a great help. I was lucky to get it actually, the highest bidder pulled out and the seller got in touch with me to see if I still wanted it. I got it for a shade under the highest bid price. Was a little over my budget, but I kind of fell in love with it (I'm sure you know how it is ;)) Apparently it's done 70k miles, but it's had a recon engine so it's a little hard to tell what that applies to at the moment (I'll ask the guy on Sunday). It had it's MOT today (apparently he asked the guy to go over with it with a fine toothed comb) and it passed without issue, so I'm quite happy about that of course. Thanks again for the info, I'm off to read this :) Cheers!
  6. Hi all, This is my first post here (please go a little easy on me ;)), although I've been lurking for a while. I've just done a deal on my first MR2, which I should be picking up on Sunday (can't wait! ). I just wondered if anyone more experienced than me might have any hints/tips on what I should check / work I should have done when I do finally get my hands on it? I'm not familiar with the MR2 (or toyotas in general) but I'm ok on mechanical topics. It's a UK, G reg Mk2 GT (piccies below). Here's the list of the mods: 17" lexus alloys Dropped 40mm on PI's Clear clusters K&N induction kit. Short Shift gears. Recently had a bespoke 4inch straight cut single exit fitted - it purrs, it sounds unbelievable. Pics: Also, does anyone have exact model numbers for the standard factory Toyota alarm and immobiliser that should be fitted to this (for the dreaded insurance)? Thanks in advance for any help you guys can offer. p.s. Paul, I don't know if you're a member here, but nice talking with you tonight Cheers!
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