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Autotrader Find: 1991 Toyota MR2 With 400,000 Miles

Here’s quite a find: a 1991 Toyota MR2 that’s traveled an amazing 400,000 miles. I’m shocked this is a real vehicle, given the cramped cabin and the 2-seater design. Typically, cars with 400,000 miles are big trucks that have been pulling things, but not this MR2, which has pretty much logged 15,000 miles a year since it was sold new.

Here’s the overview. This era of MR2, the second-generation model, was sold in North America from 1991 to 1995. You could get a base model with 130 horsepower or the more potent MR2 Turbo with 200 hp — a solid figure for the time period. Sadly, despite the fact that this MR2 is listed as a Turbo, it is in fact a non-turbo version; it’s fitted with a 4-speed automatic, and that was only available on the naturally-aspirated model. But, of course, it’s still a sporty, mid-engine Toyota — and it’s still cool.

So how does an MR2 rack up 400,000 miles? According to the Carfax report, it was in California its whole life, which no doubt helps; the warm weather and lack of road salt helps preserve cars like this. It was driven a lot right away, racking up 110,000 miles by 1996, when it was just five years old. The 200,000 mile mark came even quicker, at some point in 1999, and then things slowed down a bit, as it hit 300,000 in 2007. According to the ad, the engine was replaced not long after, as this car only has 80,000 miles on a new engine.

If you’re interested in what must be one of the highest-mileage MR2 models in existence, this one is offered by a private seller in La Verne, California, for just $3,200 — and it would be a fun car to drive without worrying too much about its condition. Find a Toyota MR2 for sale

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Doug Demuro
Doug Demuro
Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More about Doug Demuro

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