1991 Toyota MR2 Review // The Best Way To Spend $5,000

15 Nov 2020
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It squeaks, it rattles, it snaps. But for 5 thousand dollars can you buy anything more exciting? We don’t think so. Watch now as James and Thomas put this lightweight mid-engined Japanese classic through its paces. Subscribe!
Thank you to Greg for lending us his car (@Gdecs)
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Post-production by Karston Chong
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#Toyota #MR2 #JDM

  • Those low angle rolling shots of the front end show off its design really nicely, great filming decision.

    JJVor 4 Tage
  • These transmissions, you kinda have to get a feel for them. Easy does it. You can't just mindlessly slam gears. Nice thing is, if you're used to them, you can shift anything smoothly :) Also, upgrading shifter and cable bushings does a LOT. The feel is good, heel and toe goes excellently, you just have to be gentle with it. Thirdly, these 'short' ratios on the 3S-GE version we got on this side of the ocean feel really long, because it revs to 7200 rpm.. Ah, the 3S-GE NA over here, It's kind of an inbetween the NA and turbo the American continent got. It has the same NA gearbox, but has turbo brakes and stuff, while the engine is NA. A high revving, more powerful NA with a head developed by Yamaha that is :D

    koenigscatkoenigscatVor 10 Tage
  • More like $15K. There is no way unless you're stealing it from some old guy who posted on yahoo answers "How much do I sell my car for." And they told him to go to KBB.com for a MR2.

    EEVor 10 Tage
  • Have a 91T. Great car. Original owner. 100k Miles. Still fun!

    nrsnrsVor 12 Tage
  • Use to love this car back in the day and I was stoked when Toyota launched the new Mr2. Then I wasn't...

    Elestro Air-softElestro Air-softVor 12 Tage
  • Where the hell is your guys mask!!!!!!!!? Huh!!?!? We got Karen’s out here losing their minds watching you two!!

    Ki E-Skate ModsKi E-Skate ModsVor 14 Tage
  • WRONG. Best way to spend 5k is a C4 Corvette!!!!!!!!!

    Dominik KlemetsrudDominik KlemetsrudVor 14 Tage
  • What audio recordings are you guys using? Amazing production

    Alex ReiAlex ReiVor 15 Tage
  • Me with a MR2: hmm irohazaka jump from inital d time? Yes Me again: i forgot they blocked it with a railguard

    ExultantEseioZekeExultantEseioZekeVor 15 Tage
  • I have to think there was a little American English to English english confusion there. You CAN'T spend $16,000 *after* purchase price and still have the 5SFE engine. You could do a full 2GR V6 swap with turbo transmission, the highest end Variant coilovers, high end wheels etc and you'd still be under 16k, and this car has none of that. Awesome cars, I have a '93 NA and it's a blast. Get one while you can. I paid $2100 for mine four years ago and could easily sell it for 7k now.

    GoalieLifeGoalieLifeVor 17 Tage
  • The most genuine smile a car will ever put on your face - MR2

    Chronicles of K. ToyodaChronicles of K. ToyodaVor 19 Tage
  • This was a fantastic video, but I have to say... I've been driving one of these for years, and I don't have to double clutch just to heel toe, so I'm curious what's going on there.

    Green GhostGreen GhostVor 21 Tag
  • 1991 called they want that mr2 back

    Nathaniel SmithNathaniel SmithVor 21 Tag
  • Mr. 2, not MKII

    Patriot ParabellumPatriot ParabellumVor 25 Tage
  • 120 hp slow? my civic wagon has 76 lol

    Curly frie SolaireCurly frie SolaireVor 26 Tage
  • Hahahaha guys it’s worth watching to the end of this video. The guy put 16 grand into this thing!?

    Andy PaskAndy PaskVor 29 Tage
  • I challenge anybody to find me an example of a 1991MR to selling for $5000. Please stop quoting BS prices! You guys do this routinely and it’s beyond annoying.

    Andy PaskAndy PaskVor 29 Tage
  • I remember when someone in our street bought one in the early nighties, it looked like a spaceship back then! It could have been the fastest car in the world for us kids back then.

    The GTE ChannelThe GTE ChannelVor 29 Tage
  • What tires did Michelin supply? I'm genuinely curious, the smallest pilot sports come in 18 inch. The 16 inch pilot exaltos are really tall... In fact all the tires in Michelins line up are way taller then the stock tires.

    Dragon of the westDragon of the westVor Monat
  • Its not a 2021 transmission, but syncros were already invented.so it shouldnt grind while downshifting. I think you got a lemon

    jdmsaijdmsaiVor Monat
  • "The Best Way To Spend $5,000" -lol where I live you wont find any solid under 10k€ (12k USD) If your lucky you might find a crashed and rusty for 5k

    MegistiusMegistiusVor Monat
  • You guys convinced me to buy one! Got a clean '91 turbo with 74k miles and leather seats. Sure, you could get a NA in ok condition for $5K, but mine was a lot more than that. I saw several clean SW20 turbos on autotrader in the $20k range, one with low miles in mint condition was listed at $33k!!! Seeing that I'm happy with the deal I got.

    Hobinator17Hobinator17Vor Monat
  • Sw20 MR2 is the most underated "jdm" car out there. I own a 91 N/A with 140k and daily it, wouldn't trade it for anything.

    JeremyJeremyVor Monat
  • More like 7 k

    Keylime CookiesKeylime CookiesVor Monat
  • How in tf did you find a mr2 for 5000

    Aron SumisuAron SumisuVor Monat
  • I just wish they were close to 5k in Germany...

    Tom SchlüterTom SchlüterVor Monat
  • "The Miata is arguably more beautiful" wtf did I just hear? This is probably one of the best JDM designs ever

    pacrat90pacrat90Vor Monat
  • Any advice for a girl from the US that is developing an interest in customizing a car and would like an affordable/ reliable sports car?

    itzel Üitzel ÜVor Monat
  • I can't believe I'm going to sell my Mr2, a piece of advice, don't dayly drive this car!!! It's addictive!!! 2 years in and i feel bored in other cars doesn't matter if it's FWD or RWD if you drive a midship like the mr2 you will get hooked!!!

    Pedro FerrazPedro FerrazVor Monat
  • MR2 owner's motto: Never lift!

    Geoff SeeleyGeoff SeeleyVor Monat
  • wonder if Greg approved the opener?

    Kevin WebbKevin WebbVor Monat
  • for the price i would choose a 300zx over the mr2.

  • How is a Miata more beautiful than an MR2

    SuperVroSuperVroVor Monat
  • Buy high sell low. A strategy jaguar owners have mastered

    juan cuello espinosajuan cuello espinosaVor Monat
  • Had a 91 MR2 for 15 yrs.. I miss it a little bit.. But after watching this I'm glad I sold it.. 🤣😂

    Maurice BrodieMaurice BrodieVor Monat
  • The 15# battery is put up front for weight distribution? Is the radiator up front for weight distribution? The battery is in the front because there was no room in the back. The radiator is up front because that's the best way to cool the engine.

    Trucker2016Trucker2016Vor Monat
  • A Miata is more beautiful? You lost me there

    Trucker2016Trucker2016Vor Monat
  • RSXS Next or Integra Type R

    Joe DiMarraJoe DiMarraVor 2 Monate
  • Spun my MR2 numerous times. Most times completely alone with no problems. Once through a fence sideways causing 2k of damage to the car. But mine was a 300bhp turbo on square tyres. There's a reason they fitted staggered wheels on the rev2 onwards. Fixed the damage, fitted staggers tyres, different car.

    Matthew NicholasMatthew NicholasVor 2 Monate
  • I used to have a white 93 na mr2 payed 5k for it. It was slow but damn was it a fun little car. It's hard to find them at 5k in working condition anymore. The 90's were Toyota's golden years honestly.

    xX_Cloud_XxxX_Cloud_XxVor 2 Monate
  • $5,000!! Dang they hustled you.. I got mine for $1,400 n/a then I bought a 3sgte complete engine for $2,000 put it in my self and did the rewiring for less.. 😬

  • Is this a good project car?

    VJPVJPVor 2 Monate
  • I want one if i can find one

    Derek WaglerDerek WaglerVor 2 Monate
  • Now maybe do a review of MR2 MK3? Great episode! Greetings from UK!

    Bartosz MałachowskiBartosz MałachowskiVor 2 Monate
  • Usually mid engine cars have weird proportions. This doesn't

    Nicholas FieldNicholas FieldVor 2 Monate
  • Awesome review. You have to try the turbo version. If one is set up right there is no such thing as lag and can be tossed around more.

    Clush007Clush007Vor 2 Monate
  • $5k where?

    Joelito PJoelito PVor 2 Monate
  • lol i bought mine for like 3k with 115k miles, u guys act like you just discovered what an mr2 is

    nick nnick nVor 2 Monate
  • The intro 😂

    Roblox_craft guyRoblox_craft guyVor 2 Monate
  • Can we get a review of the following: - 1995 SAAB 9000 Aero - 2010 SAAB 9-3 Aero XWD - 2006 Pontiac GTO Please! I’m loving these old car reviews 👌

    Bradley StuartBradley StuartVor 2 Monate
  • For five grand I’ll buy this car, no way in hell you’ll get anybody to sell it to you for that though.

    Will JamesWill JamesVor 2 Monate
    • In good condition no. They're becoming collectible classics

      Hobinator17Hobinator17Vor Monat
  • I own a 91, there is nothing out there in California under 10k In good conditions. If you want one in poor condditions probably around 6k. In mint 10-16k (Mint means needs nothing) Turbos are 16k to over 20k in mint conditions. Good luck finding one for cheap. Parts are still available but some are harder to find. Love the MR2 puts a smile on my face everytime I drive it.

    Don ChivazoDon ChivazoVor 2 Monate
    • Sounds about right. I paid just over 14 for a pretty clean '91 with some minor issues to sort. How hard is it to find an OEM suspension kit?

      Hobinator17Hobinator17Vor 2 Monate
  • Welp there goes the prices of the mr2

    Sam GerdtsSam GerdtsVor 2 Monate
  • Now you have to do a Fiero Review !

    175kva175kvaVor 2 Monate
  • Come to pick and pull in ILLINOIS Granite City /Madison we have a MR2 for sale for $2000 that runs and drives.

    Maple NationMaple NationVor 2 Monate
  • Rear engine car is similar to 911 cant lift off throttle on corners

    Oliver ValdesOliver ValdesVor 2 Monate
  • Would you guys please review an S2000?

    Daniel LaClairDaniel LaClairVor 2 Monate
  • I had a Red NA MR2. It was fun. 2 seats are a big compromise tho

    Awais KhanAwais KhanVor 2 Monate
  • You are only satisfied with the 5sfe until the second you drive a 3sgte. My mr2 is way too fast for its own good and my safety and i fuckin love every second of it

    CNNPacificCNNPacificVor 2 Monate
  • Delightful. Congrats on the Michelin sponsorship! That’s excellent.

    WotWombatsWotWombatsVor 2 Monate
  • Pop pop pop pop pop pop up up and down headlights! Pop pop pop up up and down headlights!

    DaLaaNi BombinaDaLaaNi BombinaVor 2 Monate
  • "weighs as much as a miata" sorry no sir, stock NA T tops is 2700lbs

    DOHCDOHCVor 2 Monate
  • Yep. 90s JDM cars are fun. Until the head gasket goes on your Mk3 Supra.

    John WinninghamJohn WinninghamVor 3 Monate
  • Sarah n tuned has a badass mr2 check her out.

    CipherCipherVor 3 Monate
  • Thanks for the videos, hope you and yours are staying healthy. Loved the MR2, much underappreciated "pocket rocket". Would claim the niche like Miata - just fun to drive. The Fiero would have been fun, but Toyota's reliability and knowing the MR2 engine was modified for use by the Lotus.

    Great Horned OwlGreat Horned OwlVor 3 Monate
  • got my MR2 Turbo back in 2012 for $3500. Clean title original engine and motor. Still driving it in 2020 with the same motor and turbo! all stock since ive owned it.

    airtec87airtec87Vor 3 Monate
  • Damn I bought an mr2 for 5k too

    Felipe MassonFelipe MassonVor 3 Monate
  • MR2 prices are going through the roof because of all these DEhave hype videos. But I’m not complaining, I bought mine for $1500 back in 2008.

    Turbocharged DudeTurbocharged DudeVor 3 Monate
  • I used to own this car. All tricked out. I loved it and it turned heads every day I owned it!

    tlaw53montecarlosstlaw53montecarlossVor 3 Monate
  • You look really short. Definitely a mk1 or mk3 kinda guy

    drfriskerdrfriskerVor 3 Monate
  • Donut media: "pop up and down headlight "

    Jeremy Cheng M.Jeremy Cheng M.Vor 3 Monate
  • Just replace the piston rings or the whole pistons and the orings from the valvetrain and it should reduce the oil burning considerably. I did the same with my Golf.

    Johnny MichaelJohnny MichaelVor 3 Monate
  • First time I drove an early MR2, having been told the horror stories of snap oversteer, when it stepped out, it felt just like my first car an old aircooled beetle, no issue, just fun. Great fun, amazing car, only car I still regret selling. Definitely want one again years later.

    bunning63bunning63Vor 3 Monate
  • 5K? You might find one at that price but's it's going to be non-running, rusted out and needs a full repaint.

    M GM GVor 3 Monate
  • I have a 1989 Supercharged 5 speed T top MR2 if you guys wanna car review with it. Come take the keys! It’s stick with the exception of the wheels. I purchased it from the original owner a few years back. Thanks!

    TheHandofGodTheHandofGodVor 3 Monate
  • Lowkey wishing i bought one of these instead of the FJ cruiser i got this year lol

    Bi belle boyBi belle boyVor 3 Monate
  • I had got a g35 coupe before and have seen the sedan for about 5k... probably a bit better of a way to spend 5.

    Pickle JayPickle JayVor 3 Monate
  • it costs way more in germany, sadly

    FakeshotFakeshotVor 3 Monate
  • definitely a a timeless design. you can tell just the simple fact that supercar owners turn their heads to see a MR2 Mk2 drive by.

    Dario - CADalyst ArchitectureDario - CADalyst ArchitectureVor 3 Monate
  • I grew up with this car being one of the coolest things ever. Still is!

    Christopher James ManaliliChristopher James ManaliliVor 3 Monate
  • Woah, an Mr2 is way more beautiful lol

    Everyday is Earth DayEveryday is Earth DayVor 3 Monate
  • Those wheels make it look just like my MR2!! Beautiful car, and great review!

    JustenGJustenGVor 3 Monate
  • If she'll ever sell it, buy Sarah's from Sarah-n-Tuned. She's restored it to the nth degree. It's gorgeous. And because she's OCD the detail is over the top. I think this and her channel are my favourites now. These guys are hilarious, know how to drive, know their cars and don't pull stupid faces (wow, ok, bored, ho hum) when using "launch control" (what a stupid thing that is or I must be missing something) and Sarah's is hilarious, excellent car reviews and her mechanical aptitude is bordering on some sort of genius level. If you haven't tuned in I strongly suggest you do. And of course Harry's Garage. We all know Mr Savage Goose. Hope you enjoy if you don't already and happy driving (along with everything else in this whacko year).

    mantarayalmantarayalVor 3 Monate
  • Being naturally aspirated isn’t a positive thing for a slow car

    dr101dr101Vor 3 Monate
  • I blew 2 engines in one of these.. long ago

    Paul BPaul BVor 3 Monate
  • Loving the inclusion of the Get-In Helmet in the intro.

    Joel NessJoel NessVor 3 Monate
  • I just don’t don’t like these guys shtick. Feels so disingenuous.

    iforciforcVor 3 Monate
  • MR2's don't have snap oversteer. Drivers do.

    Guido RugoGuido RugoVor 3 Monate
  • seriously one of the best cars to drive

    Problem ChildProblem ChildVor 3 Monate
  • I have had the pleasure of using a MR2 Turbo when they first came out and it was one of the funnest cars I have ever driven and that includes M cars and porsches. It is just a ball of fun.

    beowoulf355beowoulf355Vor 3 Monate

    Parker VarinParker VarinVor 3 Monate
  • theyre not the same weight as a miata, maybe closer to a chonky nb or lighter nc but no an na miata is ligher by like 300lbs. not really that close either.

    expired zoosexpired zoosVor 3 Monate
  • Reminds me of my 1982 Toyota Celica......A lot of people said it looked like the DeLorean.......hey, that would be a cool matchup! OR the 1982 Toyota Celica Supra MkII and the DeLorean!!

    MOBStreet 83MOBStreet 83Vor 3 Monate
  • Peace, mercy, and blessings of God be upon you. I am an Islamic preacher. My name is Ahmed. I invite you to His servants, the One God, the One for Him, the King of the Heavens and the Earth, and you believe in His Messenger, ourMaster Muhammad. And you read the Book of God, the Noble Qur’an. Whoever repents and returns to God, cultivated this world and its end and escaped the torment of God. I hope that whoever reads my comment will act upon it.

    احمد محمداحمد محمدVor 3 Monate
  • My favorite design element on this car is actually that black strip that runs around the mid-section, it just induces fond nostalgia for the time period in me. The Mk. II MR2 here has this feature, the Mk. III Supra has it, the pre-91 C4 Corvette has it, the Fiero has it, the F40 has it, the F50 has it.

    vomErstenvomErstenVor 3 Monate
  • Does not weigh the same as a miata

    Venomrs4Venomrs4Vor 3 Monate
  • You guys, Ik about to by one and then y’all finna drive up the market!

  • Great car.

    Michael The BarbarianMichael The BarbarianVor 3 Monate
  • 10:10 "That sounds like a I just kicked a radiator."

    blitzyblitzyVor 3 Monate
  • He was trying to say saline, inject like an iv

    Stoked Spokes MTBStoked Spokes MTBVor 3 Monate