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And I bought it!

My long journey into getting my first new car was

96 Toyota Tercel - t boned into oncoming traffic
93 Honda Del Sol - rear ended into an SUV
91 Toyota MR2 - drove off a cliff
01 Mazda Protege MP3 - timing belt caused me to have an internal implosion engine
97 Toyota Camry - Sold
93 BMW 318i - obtained by trading 3 phones and a tablet - impounded
97 Ford Thunderbird - sold
07 Toyota Camry - traded in for the Electric Blue Scion iM and iAm lovin it

I already saw some cool stuff here, can't wait to see more crazy DIYs on this forum.
 

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And I bought it!

My long journey into getting my first new car was

96 Toyota Tercel - t boned into oncoming traffic
93 Honda Del Sol - rear ended into an SUV
91 Toyota MR2 - drove off a cliff
01 Mazda Protege MP3 - timing belt caused me to have an internal implosion engine
97 Toyota Camry - Sold
93 BMW 318i - obtained by trading 3 phones and a tablet - impounded
97 Ford Thunderbird - sold
07 Toyota Camry - traded in for the Electric Blue Scion iM and iAm lovin it

I already saw some cool stuff here, can't wait to see more crazy DIYs on this forum.

"drove off a cliff"

I bet your insurance rates are ridiculous >:D
 

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I had a '91 SW20 MR-2, I can see how it would go off a cliff, lol. I decided to drive mine through winter. Was slowly coming down a steep hill and the MR-2 decided it wanted to be a front-engine vehicle and turned it's self around to go down the rest of the hill... It was a nice car.
 

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I was actually avoiding another, bigger, accident hahaha landed upside down. Only scratches i got were from going back for my cigarettes because i definitely needed one lol
 

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Don't you have to drop the engine out to change spark plugs in the MR2? or some other maintenance related thing you have to change commonly?... if that's the case I can see why it ended on a cliff :D
 

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Don't you have to drop the engine out to change spark plugs in the MR2? or some other maintenance related thing you have to change commonly?... if that's the case I can see why it ended on a cliff :D
Lol, no :p General maintenance is pretty straight forward. Bleeding the coolant system is a bit of a pain sometimes if you don't use a vacuum style filler (lots of waiting for the air to get out). But, they are pretty unforgiving handling-wise. Usually, once the back end comes out, it's doing its own thing until it's facing the other way.
 

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Don't you have to drop the engine out to change spark plugs in the MR2? or some other maintenance related thing you have to change commonly?... if that's the case I can see why it ended on a cliff
Don't you have to drop the engine out to change spark plugs in the MR2? or some other maintenance related thing you have to change commonly?... if that's the case I can see why it ended on a cliff
Lol, no
General maintenance is pretty straight forward. Bleeding the coolant system is a bit of a pain sometimes if you don't use a vacuum style filler (lots of waiting for the air to get out). But, they are pretty unforgiving handling-wise. Usually, once the back end comes out, it's doing its own thing until it's facing the other way.
I tried to lift the motor out hoping it can squeeze out of bay but noooooo. Haha I had to pull the motor out on a wooden dolly while the rest of the car was swaying above me precariously swaying on a cherry picker.

And yup cooling system was ill designed, one of the main hoses from the radiator in the front of car ran right next to the super hot turbo named the "hose from ****". Over time it weakens then collapses when coolant is sucked through. I had to replace mine along with the radiator. If they remake it I hope they don't leave it like that lol.

If you ever break traction on it and end up sideways you need to correct right away unlike the 86s, 240s and Miatas that were oh so popular for that. It was like a cat- agile and responsive but sometimes liked to do it's own thing if you poke at it enough.
 
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