Hi I have just now noticed the MR2.Former Jeep owner but now have fallen for the MR2's 1991-1993 models.Cant drive a stick anymore so what concerns do the automatic transmissions have ? Any differences...
Hello, and welcome to FixYa. Please allow me to assist you.
The MR2 auto transaxles are very reliable units. Just change the ATF with the correct fluid every 30,000 miles. If it has high mileage, 90 + K miles, and is a dirty colour, I'd recommend a transmission flush. This will remove all of the dirty fluid from the system.
The MR2 non-turbo was a fun car, and had very few comon failures.
Try to stay away from the turbo cars, the turbos are know to fail, and the parts and labour to replace the turbo is very expensive.
The MR2s are rather quirky when it comes to servicing the cooling system, you have to bleed the air out. The necessary procedure is in the owner's manual, or online.
Other than those items, the MR2 is a very decent and reliable car. A little noisy, with the engine right behind you, but, that is part of the fun.
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Jun 11, 2010 |
1986 Toyota MR2