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I think I found the car that fits my butt! #150381 Apr 9, 9:34pm Apr 9, 9:34pm
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I think I found the car that fits my butt!
Yeah, yeah, I know this is a Celica forum, but I just got back from test driving a 2003 mr2 spyder. OMFG I LOVE THIS CAR! The handling is perfect, it feels like it has a little better speed than the Celica GT (most likely due to it's weight), and, to me, it has more room in the driver/passenger area than the Celica. Yes, this car lacks in cargo space, but that's not an issue. I've been driving around in a reg. cab Tacoma, which I never use the bed.

So, what do you guys think of the spyder? I'm really considering getting this car, not the sequencial (sp?), the regular 5 speed manual. Do ya'll know anyone that has one?

Re: I think I found the car that fits my butt! [Re: Solarian] #150382 Apr 9, 9:44pm Apr 9, 9:44pm
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Why not go for a late-mid 90's MR2 Turbo? Or perhaps try and Celica GTS and adjust the steering wheel and seat level this time..?


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Re: I think I found the car that fits my butt! [Re: Solarian] #150383 Apr 9, 9:44pm Apr 9, 9:44pm
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The new 6 speed is comming out for the spyder real soon! It actually might already be out! GET THAT! thumbsup

Re: I think I found the car that fits my butt! [Re: Solarian] #150384 Apr 9, 9:44pm Apr 9, 9:44pm
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I would still get the Celica


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Re: I think I found the car that fits my butt! [Re: gtscelica05] #150385 Apr 9, 9:53pm Apr 9, 9:53pm
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Originally Posted by gtscelica05
I would still get the Celica


Same.. I know the MR2's were a hassle to work on and kind of expensive, don't imagine much has changed, plus always having a rag top may not be that great.. then again I'm not much of a convertible fan.


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Re: I think I found the car that fits my butt! [Re: Vampyre] #150386 Apr 9, 10:00pm Apr 9, 10:00pm
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Why not go for a late-mid 90's MR2 Turbo? Or perhaps try and Celica GTS and adjust the steering wheel and seat level this time..?
For the late-mid 90's MR2 Turbo: I want to buy new (one year old max) and I'm not looking for incredible speed. This car felt just right in terms of Performance. The Celica's are nice, but I'm not 100% thrilled with the body design, and the interior just feels cramped. Ya gotta get a car that looks perfect to you and feels perfect to drive. Also, the Spyder's handling and visibility was better than the GT, to me. On a final note, I'm not a fan of 6-speed.

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know the MR2's were a hassle to work on and kind of expensive, don't imagine much has changed, plus always having a rag top may not be that great.. then again I'm not much of a convertible fan.

I'm not going to be doing any mods on this, maybe a roll bar and momo shift knob, but that's it. I also take my truck to an auto-shop out here that's been nothing but great to me and my family for five years now, so the most I'll be doing is an oil change, but one thing to keep in mind is that the Spyder actually has a Celica engine. I LOVE convertibles!

Re: I think I found the car that fits my butt! [Re: Solarian] #150387 Apr 9, 10:15pm Apr 9, 10:15pm
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Spyder has the GT engine I take it? As far as I know the only other cars out there that have the GTS engine (2zz-ge) are the Matrix XR-S & Lotus Elise.

But hey man, if the vehicle feels right for you then go with what you think, as that's the only opinion that counts. I had one hell of a hard time finding a vehicle I was happy with, and even then.. the Celica was my last resort, I even bought a vehicle, had it for three weeks and I didn't like it so I traded it in and lost out big bucks, so make sure you love that car before you get it. But sounds like you are already convinced that you enjoy the MR-S so go with it, and then get some pics and show us! smile


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Re: I think I found the car that fits my butt! [Re: Solarian] #150388 Apr 9, 10:28pm Apr 9, 10:28pm
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Go for it then. It's a pretty nice looking car stock. thumbsup

Re: I think I found the car that fits my butt! [Re: MptGlw69] #150389 Apr 9, 10:55pm Apr 9, 10:55pm
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do whats your hearts says.. thumbsup


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Re: I think I found the car that fits my butt! [Re: aspen] #150390 Apr 9, 11:50pm Apr 9, 11:50pm
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i have one (well my dad) but i drive it sometimes, he also bought an SUV because the mr2 spyder is too small for an everyday car...


its an awsome ride, but its more of a weekend vehicle IMO


Re: I think I found the car that fits my butt! [Re: Solarian] #150391 Apr 10, 12:00am Apr 10, 12:00am
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MR2's have a bug-eye look to them and they're kind of a chick's car.

Re: I think I found the car that fits my butt! [Re: v3n0m] #150392 Apr 10, 5:03am Apr 10, 5:03am
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Originally Posted by v3n0m
MR2's have a bug-eye look to them and they're kind of a chick's car.

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Re: I think I found the car that fits my butt! [Re: kimchiman201] #150393 Apr 10, 5:05am Apr 10, 5:05am
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Originally Posted by kimchiman201
Originally Posted by v3n0m
MR2's have a bug-eye look to them and they're kind of a chick's car.

werd


and the celica is also predominantly a 'chic's car' whats your point?


Re: I think I found the car that fits my butt! [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #150394 Apr 10, 5:06am Apr 10, 5:06am
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the mr2 spyder is a good car..you'll enjoy it i'm sure.

kinda curious how it has more room up front than a celica..i've been in those myself and it's more or less the same i feel. (maybe the steering wheel is higher so your legs fit it better, perhaps?)

it also has a decent aftermarket if you're interested in that thumbsup

Re: I think I found the car that fits my butt! [Re: v3n0m] #150395 Apr 10, 5:07am Apr 10, 5:07am
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True. I don't think they look better than the Celica. But if you're happy with it then go for it. You're gonna be the one driving your car, not anyone else so go for what YOU want. thumbsup

Originally Posted by v3n0m
MR2's have a bug-eye look to them and they're kind of a chick's car.


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Re: I think I found the car that fits my butt! [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #150396 Apr 10, 9:06am Apr 10, 9:06am
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i have one (well my dad) but i drive it sometimes

What do you think of it spaztikid, besides it being more of a weekend driver?




Re: I think I found the car that fits my butt! [Re: Solarian] #150397 Apr 10, 9:10am Apr 10, 9:10am
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some 18 on the mr2 and its sweet

Re: I think I found the car that fits my butt! [Re: Solarian] #150398 Apr 10, 9:53am Apr 10, 9:53am
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Go for it dude...Those are nice cars!

It's a Toyota, so you'll be fine...BTW, is it a new or used one?

Re: I think I found the car that fits my butt! [Re: Solarian] #150399 Apr 10, 12:37pm Apr 10, 12:37pm
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MR-S is on my list of cars to get before I drive. Yes, I really do have a list.


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Re: I think I found the car that fits my butt! [Re: Solarian] #150400 Apr 10, 12:38pm Apr 10, 12:38pm
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nice man!!get it!! screw the celi!!


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Re: I think I found the car that fits my butt! [Re: Solarian] #150401 Apr 10, 7:21pm Apr 10, 7:21pm
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Way too small for me. But if you really want it, get it thumbsup

Re: I think I found the car that fits my butt! [Re: Solarian] #150402 Apr 10, 7:28pm Apr 10, 7:28pm
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what color?

Re: I think I found the car that fits my butt! [Re: Solarian] #150403 Apr 10, 7:30pm Apr 10, 7:30pm
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Let's see, mid-engine 1zz-fe, rear wheel drive, light as hell, handling like it's on rails, convertible, sexy as hell with the right body kit (pretty damn hot stock too), convertible, available JDM carbon fibre hardtop (which looks hot too). Soon to have a 6spd tranny. What's not to like? Go for it! I want one!


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I'm going used, and probably the dark blue. There's this NICE dark gray w/ red leather interior and top (you can see it on the site), but those are rare. If I can find that and take a look at it in person, I'll go with that color. I'm kinda undecided on new vs. used, since they have awesome depreciation, so new might be the way to go.

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Originally Posted by Solarian
I'm going used, and probably the dark blue. There's this NICE dark gray w/ red leather interior and top (you can see it on the site), but those are rare. If I can find that and take a look at it in person, I'll go with that color. I'm kinda undecided on new vs. used, since they have awesome depreciation, so new might be the way to go.


and to add to that depreciation: the mrs is supposed to be discontinued for the '05 model year

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Well then, I'm going USED! Shooting for a 04 model, of course.

What do you guys think will come in 05? New Celica, new Supra, new both?

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Originally Posted by Solarian
Well then, I'm going USED! Shooting for a 04 model, of course.

What do you guys think will come in 05? New Celica, new Supra, new both?


it's speculated that toyota will reveal a new celica for 05. (nothing solid)

new supra is nowhere in the picture as of yet.

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MR2 is a nice car, the low horsepower can easily be made up for because of the low weight and handling better than the celica. I also like the look of it, looks better than a boxster. Only defects that I know of- Pricey for such low power- Doesn't come with a hardtop. With a hardtop it looks a lot better, plus this way you can race. thumbsup

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Originally Posted by BReakinDrifTs
MR2 is a nice car, the low horsepower can easily be made up for because of the low weight and handling better than the celica. I also like the look of it, looks better than a boxster. Only defects that I know of- Pricey for such low power- Doesn't come with a hardtop. With a hardtop it looks a lot better, plus this way you can race. thumbsup


ditto the hardtop.

they have a jdm hardtop though that you can order (it's expensive, but worth it, imo). i'm definately not a fan of soft tops.

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