1994 Toyota MR2 G Limited
Stock Number: 4927
Mid-engine cars give the driver the feel they are driving an exotic, but no one wants the repair bills that come with it. The good news is that the Toyota SW20 combines the athletic response of a hyper-balanced sports car with the reliability of a Camry. Being the G-Limited trim level means you don't have all the added hassle of a turbo and all the added upkeep necessary. This '94 is finished in your classic Super White (040) and offered with a mere 44K verified miles. Aesthetically the car has been kept largely all stock since these look so darn good right out of the gate. Being a '94 means it's the Rev 3 which gives you the best tail lights they ever put on the MR2. Pair that up with the larger rear wing and you've got one particularly aggressive look. The bronze 15" Enkei's wrapped in fresh rubber upfront really seal the deal. The paint looks good for its age with only a few typical blemishes like some stone chips and some scuffs along the lower lip from steep entryways. The body is just as clean with only a few standard little door dings to report.
Much like the body, the interior has been kept largely all stock. Fitted with the particularly rare factory optioned Recaros the seats are a real upgraded over the standard ones we see. As you can see in the photos, the bolstering on the driver's side has seen better days, but they are still quite comfortable despite the wear. While the passenger seat does have some bolster wear as well, it's in a bit better shape than the driver's side. A good upholstery shop should be able to correct the issue, or you could always replace them with something a bit more aggressive down the line if you wanted to. On the bright side, both seats are free of any stains or discoloration. The same can be said about the door cars and carpets which have held up great. The dash has been kept from any sun damage or peeling, making it a particularly nice cabin to spend an afternoon in. The only real deviation from stock is the Momo three-spoke wheel which looks right at home against the Recaros. The radio was removed, though it wouldn't have had much use here stateside in the first place. Luckily the adapter you'd use for an aftermarket radio on a US model is the same as the JDM one so you can put anything you want in its place. Tucked neatly below there is your automatic climate control which is a great touch for your daily commute. Naturally, you've got all the factory options of the day like power windows, locks, and mirrors which are all functioning properly. With such a quiet and rather well-appointed cabin, this would make a great candidate for a daily driver.
Mechanically this car has been well kept up, and with the mileage this low it's to be expected. The mid-mounted 3S-GE has been left untouched which is both reassuring and frankly a little surprising. It does have an upgraded 5Zigen Pro Racer ZZ catback exhaust to let that 4 cylinder sing. In stock trim, these cars are far too quiet in stock trim so the exhaust is a welcomed upgrade. Factory rated at 163 hp this little coupe is no slouch either. The MR2 is a prime example that you don't need to have crazy power to make a car fun. The two-liter fires right up thanks to a new 12V battery and sounds great through that 5Zigen exhaust. The N/A cars certainly have a different tone to them which only gets better the farther into the rev range you get. The 5 speeds shifts easily and the factory gearbox was really well set up by Toyota. The shifts are very precise without the need for aftermarket help. The suspension has had some help to make the cornering even better with this one. Tanabe Sustec coilovers get the ride height down as well as get the fitment a bit better on the Enkei's. It also sports a Cusco rear strut tower brace to cut down on any additional chassis flex. The ride is naturally a bit stiffer on coilovers, but nothing that would beat you to death driving in to work in the morning. Parts are readily available stateside for these which is always one of people's biggest concerns with imported vehicles. With how strong the aftermarket is for the SW20 there's no end to how far this car could be taken. When it comes down to a new daily driver that's just as at home making a run to the grocery store as it is carving up back roads. For those after a proper sports car that could easily handle daily duty then look no further!
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB complaint first. CARB certifications will have to be performed within the state. Depending on the vehicle and any existing modifications will affect the pricing. Typically CARB compliance will range between 5-10K. Additional information can be found on the California Air Resources Board website.