RARE FIND!! Introducing the 1988 Toyota MR2 Supercharged. This rare collectible is outfitted with a 1.6L 145 hp I4 Supercharged engine. Only approximately 700 supercharged MR2s were produced in 1988, making this car a great find! Its estimated that less than 300 automatic versions of the supercharged model were produced. I've received comments on this car almost every day. "I love the MR2!" "I used to own an MR2!" "What is that?! Nice Car!" This MR2 is in EXCELLENT CONDITION and had been properly maintained. RUNS GREAT AND HANDLES LIKE A GO-KART!
-4 New tires with appox. 90% tread
-Regularly scheduled oil changes
-Spark plug tune up
-New "TOYOTA" Visor
1.6L 145 hp I4
|Horsepower||145 @ 6400 rpm|
|Torque||140 @ 4000 rpm|
|Bore X Stroke||N/A|
|Gas Tank Size||N/A|
|Front Legroom||43.0 in|
Toyota MR2 for Sale
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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:32:00 EST
With considerable manufacturing capacity here in the United States and even a NASCAR program, it'd be all too easy to categorize Toyota as an American automaker. Only it's not. It's Japanese, of course. And back in the Japanese Domestic Market, it offers a whole range of models we'll never see in North America. Models like the Crown sedan, Noah minivan and this, the new Passo hatchback.
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:31:00 EST
Sold in various markets as the Daihatsu Boon, Daihatsu Sirion, Perodua Myvi and (for a time) the Subaru Justy, the Toyota Passo is a compact hatchback that slots in size-wise between the Yaris sold in America and the Aygo offered in Europe (except the Passo is taller than either).
Power comes from a 1.0-liter engine with 69 horsepower that can be had in front- or all-wheel drive, or a 1.3 driving 95 horses to the front wheels alone. A continuously variable transmission is on duty regardless of engine choice. Front-drive models get a stop/start system, but even all-wheel-drive versions are eligible for government tax credits. That's because, though the new Passo only appears to be mildly updated, the engines have been thoroughly reworked to deliver 30-percent better fuel economy than the previous model, coming in 20-percent better than the standards being enacted by the Japanese government for next year.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:01:00 EST
Unfortunately, the government's list still contains errors.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued an updated list of vehicle models that it's urging owners to repair under the mushrooming Takata airbag inflator recall. The latest version adds vehicles from new automakers like Subaru and Ford that are missing from the original announcement, and it also removes erroneous entries from General Motors, leaving only the 2005 Saab 9-2X (a reskinned Subaru WRX), and the 2003-2005 Pontiac Vibe, a joint project with Toyota.
Toyota is requesting an exemption from federal safety regulations that govern electric cars as it prepares to launch a small-scale hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle fleet.
The Japanese automaker is targeting Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 305, which covers the packaging of high-voltage parts in electric cars. According to Uncle Sam, these systems need to be isolated so that passengers and first responders aren't electrocuted in the event of a crash. That seems pretty smart, but it's become a problem for Toyota's upcoming production fuel cell vehicle, as the mechanism that prevents electric shocks in low-speed crashes will apparently simply keep Toyota's car from even functioning.
Instead of the federally approved system, Bloomberg reports that Toyota plans to insulate the high-voltage wires and cables in the car, along with shielding electrical components like the fuel cells, electric motor and batteries with (presumably non-conductive) metal barriers.