• Jun 2nd 2006 at 1:01PM
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The Toyota MR2, which was last sold in the U.S. as a 2005 model, will officially come to an end in Britain as well when the final 300 units on sale now find homes. The TF300 MR2 models will be numbered special editions with upgraded leather and Alcantara clad seats. Toyota is offering to stitch each vehicle's number in the seat backs, as well. Twin stainless steel dual exhausts will augment the 1.8L four-banger that comes standard in the mid-engine roadster. These final commemorative units will be priced from £18,015 ($33,745 USD).
We don't speak Japanese so visiting Toyota's domestic site didn't provide any insight into the car's status on its native soil where it's known as the MRS.

[Source: WhatCar?]

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      • 9 Years Ago
      Don't worry, Ford and GM will be more than happy to sell you a Mustang or SS.
      • 9 Years Ago
      i miss the days when the Toyota designers used forced induction and swoopy body lines in the early 90's mr2 and supra... now the fastest car in toyota's lineup is the Rav4 v6.

      anyone ever driven the latest model mr2 with the optional SMG? i was always curious about it, never got the chance to tool around in it though.
      • 9 Years Ago
      They should have dropped the 2ZZ in it as a farewell, that would have made it a bit more fun. Neat little cars, they should have done more with them and sold them cheaper. Gotta be tough going up against the (proven) miata, though.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I love the MR2, it's really a shame that we've been cut off.
      • 9 Years Ago
      When I was last looking at small, two-seat roadsters with a Winter-ability (i.e. removable hardtop), this was something the MR2 could offer. That and the subpar performance made me wonder if it was only going to be bought by women.

      Not knocking the car, but rather Toyota because they had potential and simply threw it away. And what happened to the MR2 coupe?
      • 9 Years Ago
      The expression on it's "face" makes me think it just got "goosed".
      • 9 Years Ago
      It was a shame this car didn't sell better... like the Miata, it's near-perfect for enthusiasts on a budget.

      But it had almost zero cargo space, the dashboard looked like something out of a Hachiroku, and it felt small and tinny on the road. Launched at a time when buyers were clamoring for larger, more secure-feeling cars, the MR2 didn't have a chance.

      Maybe if the pendulum swings back towards smaller, lighter cars, we'll get to see a future-generation MR2 in the States again.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I think the lesson here is styling sells. This is a great car with no styling.
      • 9 Years Ago
      $34K? No wonder this car is being ushered out.

      It's too bad the new version (MR-S) never became the performer the old MR2 was.

      Toyota is officially dull all around now.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Jonathan => you're right, the MR2 is pretty 'cost of living' cheap considering it's a mid-engined, go-cart handling, pocket of fun. One review says: "The idea behind the little car was that it could provide sports car looks and excitement without a high price." And Consumer Reports in their pro-Asian kool-aid madness is acurate for once, stating: "Think of the mid-engine MR2 as a small Porsche Boxster at a Mazda Miata price."
      This was a great little car, sorry to see it meet an end.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Thanks, Toyota, for once again killing off one of the only "fun" cars in your lineup...for the third time.