2002 Toyota Mr2 Spyder Convertible * Immaculate For A Collector * on 2040-cars
Woodland Hills, California, United States
Im an NOT entertaining ANY offers below $15,000 . This 2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder has 22,750 original and genuine low impact miles. All from one owner (until another collector bought it who only put 45 miles on it). I have all the DMV registration papers showing the same owner until 2013 and all the few limited TOYOTA services from new, proving the miles. I bought this plus another MR2 as collectable but should really only keep one of them. You cant find a car like this very often so its very rare. Its been babied all its life. Most you'll see have 85,000 to 180,000 miles and are pretty rough as you'd expect. This car should last you for years and appreciate. 100% stock Toyota parts so easy to replace if you do need to. The shine on the original paint remains incredible like new. When I bought it recently, I had the limited minor scuffs on the rims 100% fixed ($330), registered it with CA DMV ($560), smogged, 4 Yokohama tires just to have newer tires than the originals they came with, had TOYOTA of Northridge check EVERYTHING and I spent over $400 on a tiny hidden leak that you would not have even seem as its covered with a pan as I believe a collectable should be perfect. Had the drive floor mat hooks replaced. See photo on the Toyota rack! I have all the paperwork. I had a K&N air filter installed and synthetic oil although it did not need an oil change but I'm kind of anal about that kind of thing. The top and interiors are absolutely perfect, almost no scuffs or marks, it really is factory (+ 1 year) condition, what you'd expect from a car that is perhaps 1 year old and carefully driven. Such a stunning car, people constantly ask me about it, or ask me at traffic lights what car it is! You will need to arrange pick up. Payment by bank wire only within 1 business day of the offer / acceptance. Great for a fun car, 2nd car, for a partner or kid or just drive occasionally and watch it appreciate. Its to reliable you could have it as an everyday car. Ive put about 500 miles on it to make sure it runs well... plus its so fun. You cant go wrong with a Toyota. If I don't sell, I'll keep it as a collectable... You really cant price a car in this condition. Its worth what you think its worth, like a '65 mustang.... on paper its not worth much. To someone who wants it.......... much more.... I am still driving it a little as its so much fun and its very sunny here in Los Angeles! A couple of tiny stone chips on hood (typical) that are hardly noticed with exact paint color touch up. I have set this up so you can make an offer of at least $15,000, or more. You can still "buy now". It is of course sold "as-is".
** I'll throw in the car cover I have for this. ** ** I see some of you have tried to bid lower.... please read this paragraph!
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Sat, 07 Sep 2013 09:01:00 EST
The guy who bought the 50-millionth Toyota in the US got a free Camry and RAV4, but whoever in the world bought the 40-millionth Corolla in August gets a hearty "thank you" from the Japanese automaker. On sale since 1966, the Corolla is the best-selling nameplate in the world by a goodly margin (more than the Volkswagen Beetle and Ford Model T combined). So while you'd think that vehicle number 40 million would be sitting in a museum somewhere, Toyota can't even say in which country this milestone Corolla was sold, let alone to which customer.
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:28:00 EST
One reason that Toyota is unsure where this Corolla was sold is the fact that the Corolla name itself is more than just the compact sedan sold in the US. On our shores alone, sales of the Matrix are lumped in with the Corolla, but around the world, numerous vehicles wear the Corolla name or share its platform. Scroll down for Toyota's press release, and it has also put together a website celebrating 47 years and 40 million sales for the Corolla... and counting.
In the past, if an automaker did something wrong, they were usually prosecuted by the US government through something called the TREAD Act. Short for Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation Act, it basically requires automakers to report recalls in other countries, along with any and all serious injuries or deaths, to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Thu, 07 Nov 2013 11:00:00 EST
Failing to report or attempting to conceal anything when there's been a death or serious injury constitutes a criminal liability. The idea is that this setup puts the onus on manufacturers to keep NHTSA apprised of safety related issues before they become a problem in the US, thereby allowing the regulator to better protect consumers.
In theory, it sounds like a relatively airtight set of rules for dealing with misbehaving automakers. That didn't stop the US Department of Justice from ignoring TREAD in its prosecution of Toyota's handling of the unintended acceleration recall, though. The result of this new approach, which charged Toyota with wire fraud, was a $1.2 billion settlement. Now, the wire-fraud approach could be used for the expected case between the US government and General Motors, based on the statements of Attorney General Eric Holder, who specifically mentioned "similarly situated companies" when discussing Toyota.
When you build as many cars and trucks as Toyota does, you're bound to run into the occasional recall. In the past month alone, the Japanese auto giant has recalled over 800,000 Camry, Avalon and Venza models over problems with the air-conditioning units, and 10,000 more before that over windshield wiper issues. Now Toyota has issued another recall notice, but this time for far fewer vehicles.
The recall revolves around the engine valve springs in the 2013 and 2014 Tacoma, specifically those fitted with the standard 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine and not the optional 4.0-liter V6. The issue is that the valve springs are prone to cracking and breaking over time, and results from improper maintenance of the manufacturing equipment used by one of the two suppliers that outfit Toyota with the components in question.
All told, some 4,000 vehicles will be subject to the voluntary recall, the owners of which will receive notice by mail. If you think that could be you and want to get a jump on the problem, you can read the announcement below and call Toyota yourself.