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FS 1992 Rev1 MR2 9 Years ago Karma: 62
Recently purchased a new car and, despite hoping to hold on to my MR2, head will have to rule over heart at some stage...

I bought this car in May 2010 and it has been my daily driver since then, therefore I have kept it very well maintained. It hasn't let me down in that time, covering 50,000 miles over the course of my ownership. The clock currently stands at 173,000 which is low for a 22 year old car and from what I can tell these 3SGE engines just keep going.

It is a (very) early 1992 Revision 1 MR2, GTi 16 n/a with no p/s.


Good Bits

Full FSH from my ownership. Previous owner was a fellow MR2.ie member.

Oil change/service carried out every 6k

New alternator, thermostat.

Front shocks and exhaust flexi-pipe replaced for last NCT

Timing belt done in Feb 2012 @ 152k

All mechanical work carried out by qualified Toyota mechanic, 20 years experience at Toyota main dealer in Cork

Full leather interior

New double DIN JVC CD player

OEM stainless steel sill plates

Momo steering wheel

Refurbed 15'' alloys

Removable glass sunroof that can be stowed in the 'frunk'

Bodywork excellent overall

Currently NCT'd until 31-12-14! Passed NCT Saturday 16th November

Taxed until 02-14

Car is currently insured on a classic policy for 150 euro per year from Brophy's Portlaoise.

Overall the car is in as close as possible to original condition, which is rare for an MR2. The only real cosmetic 'mods' as such are the leather interior (came out of a turbo MR2), sill plates and the Momo steering wheel. I still have the original steering wheel but it's absolutely massive so I rarely use it! The car came with 14 inch Rev1 alloys but these were replaced by the previous owner with the far better 15'' version.


Bad Bits

There is a bit of paint fade on the front bumper. It's more noticable in photos than in the metal but it is something I would be looking at getting sorted if I was keeping the car.

One small dent under the petrol cap

The accellerator sticks when not pressed so you need to tap it slightly sometimes to get it to budge. Apparently a common fault and not dangerous by any means, just a bit annoying at times.

Rip in the cushion of the drivers seat, some slight bolster wear.

I honestly can not think of anything else...but then I love this car so find it hard to think bad thoughts about it!


The car is insured, taxed and tested so I'm not too pushed on selling it. I won't be giving it away but it deserves to be driven more regularly than I will be able to. It has been an excellent car for me and would make a great daily driver for plenty more years I'm sure.


Looking for 1650
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Re: FS 1992 Rev1 MR2 9 Years ago Karma: 62
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Re: FS 1992 Rev1 MR2 9 Years ago Karma: 328
Good luck with the sale, she looks well minded.
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Re: FS 1992 Rev1 MR2 9 Years ago Karma: 62
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Good luck with the sale, she looks well minded.


Thanks Slip
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#62730
Re: FS 1992 Rev1 MR2 9 Years ago Karma: 106
corkmr2 wrote:
My car is now on donedeal


cars.donedeal.ie/cars-for-sale/toyota-mr2-new-nct/6024768


GLWS - good ad bried - i'd seriously consider putting a price on the DD ad though .
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Re: FS 1992 Rev1 MR2 9 Years ago Karma: 62
eringobragh wrote:
corkmr2 wrote:
My car is now on donedeal


cars.donedeal.ie/cars-for-sale/toyota-mr2-new-nct/6024768


GLWS - good ad bried - i'd seriously consider putting a price on the DD ad though .


Done!
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Re: FS 1992 Rev1 MR2 9 Years ago Karma: 80
everything he says is 100% its well minded ive never even seen it speeding a perfect example of a standard mr2
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Re: FS 1992 Rev1 MR2 9 Years ago Karma: 62
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everything he says is 100% its well minded ive never even seen it speeding a perfect example of a standard mr2

Thanks Cozzy, I don't know about the speeding bit though there was that time on the road to Passage when those dopes in the VW Polo thought they could make fun of us Nah you're right actually I've seldom really driven the car hard, must be a rare thing for an mr2 driver

I don't know it seems like people don't want a standard MR2 though...I'd say I could be holding on to it for a while yet...I just don't want to lower the price to banger level either.

Thanks for the compliment though, appreciate it!
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Re: FS 1992 Rev1 MR2 9 Years ago Karma: 62
Car is now declared off the road. 1500 euro.
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Re: FS 1992 Rev1 MR2 8 Years, 12 Months ago Karma: 62
Open to any reasonable offers
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Re: FS 1992 Rev1 MR2 8 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 62
Despite the poor market at the moment, I have to say I'm surprised at how difficult it seems to be to sell this car, especially considering the new NCT and the fact that it can be insured as a classic for 150 euro a year. Okay I'm biased because it's mine but I've seen very few MR2's in as good condition...certainly not rev 1/2's.

Since I advertised it in November I have had nothing but absolute weirdos ringing me and asking nonsensical questions. One guy rang just to tell me he was living too far away from me to come and look at it, why bother?! (He was in Charleville) A lot of people out there who like the cars but know absolutely nothing about them.

Were it not for the fact that I need the money I would really consider just cancelling the donedeal ad and keeping the car in the shed...it just seems such a waste of a totally roadworthy MR2.

This is buy far and away the best car I have ever owned but it's the only one I can't sell. Am I doing something wrong?!
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#63996
Re: FS 1992 Rev1 MR2 8 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 106
Has anyone come to testdrive it yet? ...not sure what the markets like but there'll be always someone on the look about for a nice standard too.

I drove from Dublin to Limerick to get mine so if someones serious they'll make the journey..I recently have come to the conclusion that theres no way I'd sell my MR2 for less then a months wages. Nice jap cars are dwindling by the day here

Not sure what help i've been to you here...maybe try sticking up on backroads.ie where an enthusiast might be interested...maybe the gos are telling you to keep the 2
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Re: FS 1992 Rev1 MR2 8 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 29
I know a lad rang me looking for advice about buying an mr2. He had a choice of two. But small nigly things were putting him off. People expect mint mr 2s for peanuts. I think he may have been talking to you about yours, he wants a red tbar I can put him on to you if you like??
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Re: FS 1992 Rev1 MR2 8 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 62
st182r wrote:
I know a lad rang me looking for advice about buying an mr2. He had a choice of two. But small nigly things were putting him off. People expect mint mr 2s for peanuts. I think he may have been talking to you about yours, he wants a red tbar I can put him on to you if you like??

Yeah sher if he's interested pm me here and I'll give you my details...not sure if I was talking to him already but could have been.
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Re: FS 1992 Rev1 MR2 8 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 62
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Has anyone come to testdrive it yet? ...not sure what the markets like but there'll be always someone on the look about for a nice standard too.

I drove from Dublin to Limerick to get mine so if someones serious they'll make the journey..I recently have come to the conclusion that theres no way I'd sell my MR2 for less then a months wages. Nice jap cars are dwindling by the day here

Not sure what help i've been to you here...maybe try sticking up on backroads.ie where an enthusiast might be interested...maybe the gos are telling you to keep the 2


Yeah one guy came to test drive it, was really enthusiastic about it but when push came to shove he didn't want to hand over any cash...think it was just a day trip for him.

You could be right...really don't want to sell it especially as you say nice ones are getting v rare.
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#64003
Re: FS 1992 Rev1 MR2 8 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 47
You've got to keep this man.
The value is only going to go up in early Rev 's
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#65486
Re: FS 1992 Rev1 MR2 8 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 0
HI is this Car still for sale?
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#65487
Re: FS 1992 Rev1 MR2 8 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 62
Hi. Sorry but I'm back driving it again now. I had it for sale for about six months with virtually no interest bar a few idiots, couldn't bare seeing it lying idle all year. Don't think I could face the hassle of attempting to sell it again!
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#68421
Re: FS 1992 Rev1 MR2 8 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 62
This is for sale once again. Only because I will soon have a longer commute to work that I simply could not do in an MR2.


Open to any reasonable offer or swap PX deal with a small petrol or diesel car, age irrelevant.
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Re: FS 1992 Rev1 MR2 8 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 62
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#68891
Re: FS 1992 Rev1 MR2 8 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 62
Now sold.

Sad to see her go but moving house and will have a long commute to work. I'd love to keep it as a summer car but have no storage and just can't justify 200 Euro for three months road tax even for an MR2.

Met a lot of great people and got loads of useful advice over the years. Colm (who checked it out first day), Cian, Ray, Quandry and many more...thanks for your help.

Sold to an enthusiast like myself who wanted one for years. I will send him this way.

Amazing to think when I bought the car I was afraid it might not be reliable enough. 60000 miles later it's feckin extortionate road tax and rising petrol costs that forces me to sell it.
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#68897
Re: FS 1992 Rev1 MR2 8 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 42
Sorry to hear you sold your too but one has to do what makes sence at the time. Hopfly we will see you back hear soon with anothed 2 .
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Well done on the sale and hard luck on the sale lol. Hope everything goes well with the house move. She served you well and looked great, and don't be a stranger.
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Congrats on the sale! don't forget to pop by !
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