FUN, FUN, FUN, but is it a good car?
The car is low to the ground; lower than my corvette. Once you get in, there is so much room inside that its like you just climbed into a VERY comfortable living room. I am 6 feet tall and a hefty 285 pounds. I have a big belly, but that didn't present a problem (once I was in the seat). My belly doesn't hit the steering wheel at all. It doesn't even come close. I sat in an MG Migit once in my younger years and the steering wheel was right up to my belly and practically rubbing the top of my legs. Not in (this car). Plenty of headroom with the top in place. Plenty of shoulder room. It's just a very comfortable car. The car has adequate power, and mine has a manual 5-speed. I can go through all four gears and be doing 40mph. When in 5th gear, the motor sounds like it running in forth gear on the interstate going 60mph. It has the capability to go much faster. I have gone 85 in this car and the motor sounds like it is really cooking at about 3000 rpm, but according to the tachometer it has a long way to go before red-line. The car handles like a dream, especially around turns. I have no complaints about it, except for it's flexing around corners at above normal speeds. You can actually feel the car flex (twist) when rounding turns at higher speeds. I don't personally care for that. Now I know why I have read about people suring up the frame. But don't get me wrong. Under normal driving, you probably wouldn't notice it. This car is not meant for racing as a stock vehicle. It sounds terrific, if you are into a Porsche sounding motor. I'm an old man who enjoys the silence of Cadillacs, but I ride a loud Harley too. I have to be in the right mood to want to drive this car. For somebody younger than me, this car (the MR2) is just a constant thrill to drive as a daily driver. For me, the thrill is a top-down experience. You just cannot ask for anything more thrilling. These cars are very rare now and are worth seeking out for sure. My MR2 accelerates and brakes well. It handles way over the top (more than you could expect). It really doesn't like bumps, but just avoid as many as you can. The MR2 is spectacular. Everyone should at least drive one once. It is an experience you will never forget.