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New old car, late post


By: Marijn Rongen
August 1st, 2014

I’ve got myself another car, and it’s once again a Toyota. And again red. But technically speaking couldn’t be more different than my trusty Aygo.

  • It has one more cylinder
  • Displacement is 1.6 times as much
  • Has no backseat
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Mid mounted engine, that’s an engine behind the seats but in front of the rear axle.
  • It’s about 23 years older

It’s a Toyota MR2! Here is the service history as I know it, until I purchased it:

  • Built in Japan in august of 1986
  • Sold (most likely in Germany) in april of 1987
  • Probably acquired in Germany by local car dealer in 2012 or 2013
  • Purchased by me, in august of 2013 with slightly less than 91.000 Km of road time

That isn’t much of a service history, so I’ve been replacing parts where needed / wanted. Some important replacements are coming up, and also some slight upgrades and aesthetic improvements. I created a Tumblr with some of the work I have done, but I will post about past and future projects on the car right here from now on.

Toyota MR2 (AW11)