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Hot!Always Wanted an MR2

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2019/12/03 01:34:12 (permalink)
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Always Wanted an MR2

When I was younger, just got my licence, I played in a band. No amount of wanting, however, made the MR2 a practical car for a teen that needed to get a drum set to and from gigs.

So I bought an 88 Camry Wagon.
...and loved it.

It was like driving a lived in lounge suite. Roomy, economical, comfortable, with a heater that barely worked, and aircon that was always a little too cold.
Working on it created a passion for cars that I didn't realise I had.

I was a dumb driver, smashing the automatic gearbox as a clutchless manual, but the Camry didn't mind, it kept running as smoothly as ever, no slips, no crunch, no grinds.

After replacing almost every single interior and exterior part, and after increasing the odo from 320,000 to 415,000 (I drove it from Melbourne to Woodend twice), the suspension finally gave up the ghost and it was too expensive to justify.

8 years later, and two career changes since, I now drive a VERY practical, VERY average, FINE Kia Cerato hatch, which looks and drives VERY well and has 4 more years of factory warranty.
...and is dull as dull can be.

I can do nothing with it. Warranty covers the interior, my fastidiousness covers the outside so I'm left wanting.
I can't even get rid of it. It's too good a value sentiment to part with, yet just too boring to be my only car.

It's just fine.

So here I am, now 25 years since I first saw, and noticed, the 2seater mid-ship runabout.

I still want that MR2.

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    MR2 Aficionado
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    Re: Always Wanted an MR2 2019/12/03 09:07:15 (permalink)
    Where are you rynex, there may be some members nearby who can drive passed to make your day :-)
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    Re: Always Wanted an MR2 2019/12/06 19:55:29 (permalink)
    In Melbourne, but happy to travel :)

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    Re: Always Wanted an MR2 2019/12/11 14:34:31 (permalink)
    If no one looks after you mine should be running again in the next 1 to 20 years haha
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    Re: Always Wanted an MR2 2019/12/12 11:17:47 (permalink)
    +1 (1)
    The Vic MR2 club is active and has monthly Sunday runs. I attended a few before I joined. It's a great place to get local information on cars and parts for sale as well as enjoying the lunch and drive. Not much organised motorsport, but it's got a solid base of both young and old enthusiasts. Around 1 in 5 are hands on for maintenance or mods. Contact the register and he can send you a past issue of the club mag so you can see what they get up to.  If you are intending to go H reg, it's the place to be.
    Good luck with your car hunt. 
    post edited by 2lateforPplate - 2019/12/12 11:23:00
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