Toyota's Midship Runabout model (MR2) has been around for quite a while and I for one have always had a fondness for it. From the introduction of the AW11, models available from a 1.5L 80bhp engine right up to 150bhp supercharged version, it's range was indeed diverse. With the gain in popularity, Toyota further proceeds to model the SW20, with its 3S-GTE, was a fire breathing 260bhp rocket, and was dubbed the poor man's Ferrarri as it was made to look close to an F355!
The final and current model is the MR2 Spyder (commonly known locally as MRS) is my fav by far. It may lack the nostalgia of the AW11 and the thrust of the SW20, but this baby handles as if on rails and the lack of its inherent oversteer charachter is a welcome trait. Although only putting out a lukewarm 140bhp, but with only a scant 975kg to pull, its acceleration is commendble with a 0 to 100 km/h in 7.5secs.I'd been dying to try out this anorexic machine and what an opportunity it was when one visited us at RPM Autoworks for servicing. The owner was kind enough to allow me a sit in! It was a wonderful feeling in the drivers' seat, with the steering well in reach whilst your legs are horizontally outstretched. Although, I'd risk to mention that anyone over 6 feet would have a little trouble due to space constraints. But what the heck, it's a drop-top :P
Kudos dude for the excellent car! Hope to see you again soon.