The Toyota Motor Corporation is among the most trusted automobile manufacturers in the industry. For almost eight decades, Toyota remains to be one of the toughest competitors when it comes to producing admirable outstanding vehicles. Being the world's second largest (next to General Motors) and Japan's largest car maker, Toyota has definitely proven itself. Some of Toyota's excellent models such as the 4runner, Corolla, Crown, Highlander, Land Cruiser and 2000 GT are additional proofs that the said company is indeed a world renowned car maker.
In 1984, Toyota's MR2 was another revolutionary model for the company. It is a two-seater, mid-engine, rear wheel drive sports car that was greatly based on the Fiat X1/9. In 2000, the Toyota launched MR2's latest version called the Toyota MR-S for the Japanese market, Toyota MR2 Roadster for the European market, and the Toyota MR2 Spyder in the American market. The MR2 Spyder was designed to compete against BMW's Z3-Series and Honda's S2000, which are both more expensive.
Patterned after the modified version of the Toyota Corolla's platform, the MR2 Spyder, in addition, sports a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine that was used in the bigger Toyota Celica sport coupe. Such powerplant is capable of delivering 138 horsepower for the five-speed manual transmission. Being a convertible, the MR2 Spyder's soft folding top had a glass rear window with matching defroster, and a lift-off hardtop was not offered. The MR2 Spyder also had several standard equipments that make it such a great catch. For the first year model, the automobile remained unchanged.
Two years after its introduction, the MR2 Spyder had a slight technological change with the use of a unique new transmission. This technology works in the absence of a clutch, and the optional sequential manual gearbox does not come in the customary H-pattern shift lever but instead, gears are changed by moving the floor lever forward or backward for upshift and downshift respectively. For the 2003 MR2 Spyder, the transmission was advanced into a 6-speed. Exterior features were also changed making it more stylish and fresher. It too had additional standard equipments.
For the 2004 and 2005 MR2 Spyder, nothing much was changed except for the availability of a limited-slip differential. In the event that you own a Toyota MR2 Spyder, and been worrying where to find its performance, aftermarket or even replacement parts including stylish and practical accessories, then Parts Train is the perfect site for you. We offer great deals of various Toyota MR2 Spyder products for all your automotive needs. Check our comprehensive catalogue now!