Feel the Energy: Experience the Legendary Toyota MR2

Toyota MR2 is a two-seater, mid-engine sports car produced between 1984 and 2007. Known as economical and powerful, these used MR2s for sale are also credited for their simple design elements. If you're looking for a reasonable car, the listings on eBay can help you find your dream Toyota MR2 for sale.

Types of Toyota MR2

The car was produced in three distinct generations that are often identified as MK1, MK2, and MK3. This means that anyone mentioning the MR2 MK2 model is usually referring to the second generation of MR2. Following are brief details of each generation to help you distinguish between different models.

  • First generation: These models were offered between 1984 and 1989. You could buy either a coupe or a T-top version that came with a five-speed manual and four-speed automatic transmission. These used a Toyota inline-four engine, which was complemented by firm handling dynamics designed by a world-renown engineer, Roger Becker.
  • Second generation: This generation was produced between 1989 and 1999. These Toyota MR2 MK2 models are identifiable by their larger size, larger engine, and spacious cabin. Other salient features include a touch of luxury inside the cabin, durable suspension setup, and a sturdier transaxle. MR2 Mark 2 is an example of this generation.
  • Third generation: Produced between 1999 and 2007, these cars came with a new style that was only available as a two-door convertible. The Spyder and Roadster marketing nametags were used for Japanese and European markets, respectively. The performance is enhanced due to a lightweight chassis, low inertia, and stable movements around curves.
Are there any special versions of the MR2 for sale?

While Toyota MR2 got frequent face-lifts during the first and second generations, special versions such as MR2 turbo for sale were only launched in the second-generation and third-generation models. The TRD2000GT was the first special variant that included a customised body kit to give the standard Toyota MR2 K2 for sale a wider and more aggressive stance.

Similarly, there were three special versions marketed in the third generation. These included 1000 V-Edition cars and 300 TF300 cars made for the UK market, as well as the Toyota VM180 Zagato, which was launched only in Japan at the start of the millennium.

Trim levels

The original version of the Toyota MR2 was introduced with four trim levels. These included the baseline two-door coupe, T-Bar two-door coupe, Turbo two-door coupe, and Turbo with T-Bar two-door coupe. The second-generation Toyota MR2 MK2 for sale was mainly introduced in three trim levels for the European market. Coupe, GT Coupe, and GT T-Bar are three levels that differ from the trim levels designated for the Japanese and US markets. The third-generation Toyota MR2 for sale was only available in a convertible trim level.