2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder Convertible For Sale ( 4 owner car with 79,646 miles). 1.8L 4 cylinder engine, sequential manual transmission with optional steering wheel mounted shift buttons (these transmissions have a computer controlled clutch and shift with a push of a button), A/C, power steering, 4 wheel disc brakes, 16” alloy wheels, power remote mirrors, silver metallic exterior, black convertible top with glass rear window, key-less entry, power windows, black leather bucket seat interior, tilt steering column, factory AM/FM/CD/Cassette radio. This beautiful MR-2 is a great find equipped with the SMT transmission that launched the MR-2 into a new class of sports car. Call us for all the details, time to bring fun back to driving!!!!
The Toyota MR2 is a two-seat, mid-engined, rear-wheel-drive sports car manufactured in Japan and marketed globally by Toyota from 1984 to 2007 over three generations: W10 (1984–1989), W20 (1990–1999) and W30 (2000–2007). It is Japan’s first mid-engined production car.
The name MR2 stands for either “mid-ship, run-about, 2-seater” or “mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2-seater.
The third-generation MR2 was marketed as the Toyota MR-S in Japan, Toyota MR2 Spyder in the US, and the Toyota MR2 Roadster in Europe.
Also known as the Midship Runabout-Sports, the newest MR2 took a different approach than its predecessor, most obviously becoming a convertible and receiving the ‘Spyder’ marketing nomenclature.
The first prototype of MR-S appeared in 1997 at the Tokyo Motor Show. The MR2 Spyder chief engineer Harunori Shiratori said, “First, we wanted true driver enjoyment, blending good movement, low inertia and light weight. Then, a long wheelbase to achieve high stability and fresh new styling; a mid-engine design to create excellent handling and steering without the weight of the engine up front; a body structure as simple as possible to allow for easy customizing, and low cost to the consumer.
The only engine available for the ZZW30 was the all-aluminium 1ZZ-FED, a 1794 cc inline-four. Like its predecessors, the engine used dual overhead camshafts and 16 valves. The intake camshaft timing was adjustable via the VVT-i system, which was introduced earlier on the 1998 MR2 in some markets. Unlike its predecessors, however, the engine was placed onto the car the other way round, with the exhaust manifold towards the rear of the car instead of towards the front.