• Oct 3, 2011
We have no qualms admitting that we miss the first-generation Toyota MR2. The spry little mid-engined racer was proof that you didn't need a summer house on the cape to enjoy a perfectly balanced, lightweight sports car. Of course, with its accessible price tag, it's no surprise that very few MR2 models survived without encountering substantial neglect or abuse. That's what makes this supercharged, 1989 gem particularly attractive. With a shave under 22,000 miles on the odometer, all of the factory paperwork and accessories, this machine is bone stock as close to mint as you're likely to find in the wild.

The seller is the original owner and says that he's sending the MR2 on its way because he's focusing his efforts on maintaining a 2003 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 that he also bought new. Different strokes for different folks, we guess. If you've got $20,000 lying around with nothing better to do, you can pick up the the 1989 Toyota MR2 in South Windsor, Connecticut at its Buy It Now price, or you can just bid in hopes you meet the reserve. Head over to eBay Motors for more information.


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      diablo000
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not far from the In-Laws place I'm sure. Would look at it but have no room or use for this car. That and I like the 2nd gen MR2 better than the first. :)
      budwsr25
      • 3 Years Ago
      I wonder whats in the tape deck.
      FriskyDingo
      • 3 Years Ago
      While the fun-to-drive quotient on these little rascals is quite high, that price is ridiculous. I wouldn't even pay that for a perfect later MR2 Turbo w/ the 3S-GTE. In the words of a Jalopnik, this one's definitley a crack pipe.
      AdmiralV
      • 3 Years Ago
      I wish my 86' looked half as good as this one. Poor thing is nearing the end of the road I fear.
      David Lloyd
      • 3 Years Ago
      $20 grand is too much for this car. If I were rich and don't know what do with my money, I'll buy it. Loved this car when it first came out.
        donnieorama
        • 3 Years Ago
        @David Lloyd
        No need to be rich. Just single with no big responsibilities--she's quite the catch.
      lorenzo
      • 3 Years Ago
      I had a regular non supercharged one for a long time and loved driving it. I think this would be better but not much, still underpowered. but that said I would still love this and the colors are perfect. I wonder how much S2000 you could get for $20K though - this is def for a collector. He will prob find one - I wish I was one!
      --RAfiKi-
      • 3 Years Ago
      looks like fried rice. id rather have a fiero with the "iron duke" engine while rocking out to huey lewis cassette tapes.
      Johnny Trailerpark
      • 3 Years Ago
      Totally worth it if it were a second gen MR2 with the turbo. This one is a total nerd-mobile.
        Quen47
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Johnny Trailerpark
        Disagree. these were much sharper handlers than the bloated 2nd gen MR2's. Yeah, they look very 80's, but this model is the driver's choice
        Prince David
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Johnny Trailerpark
        The first gen is much better. The second gen is a cow compared to this car.
          FriskyDingo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Prince David
          I disagree. The Turbo cars were still lightweight, fun to drive, had much more power, looked vastly better, and had the bullet proof 3S-GTE in it. It's an extremely tunable platform, albeit slightly less pure than the original.
      Prestige
      • 3 Years Ago
      Really I've seen these for under a thousand plenty of times around here, $20,000 for a pos death trap, I don't think so. Are people really that desperate?
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Prestige
        [blocked]
      Prince David
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is one of my favorite cars, period..
      Dane Grant
      • 3 Years Ago
      I had one of those.... Worst car I ever owned... And that Toyota experience at the dealer? Horrible... I will never buy a Toyota again....
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dane Grant
        [blocked]
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dane Grant
        Worst car you've ever owned? Do you actually believe that just because you owned a lemon, it means the manufacturer's reliability wasn't that great? The guy you bought it from drove the car into the ground. He probably drove it past its limits. It's either that, or YOU drove the car into the ground like a giant dummy.
      LesPaul1
      • 3 Years Ago
      Crack Pipe
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