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MR2 USA Produtions numbers by year, engine and roof style

I just uploaded the old backup of the MR2SC website that Steve Hoult gave me. In that website is a page with data supplied by RL Polk by Chris Young -TRIMOC that shows the number of cars that were registered in the USA by year, engine, roof style.

I have no way to know the accuracy of these numbers.

http://www.mr2ownersclub.com/mr2sc/w...istrations.htm

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Hey, that's pretty neat! Even if they aren't completely accurate, it still gives a good idea how many of each are left. I'm sure there's some sitting around in barns or garages that haven't been registered in years as well.
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After 10 years what could we expect those numbers to be now? Halved maybe?
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I would assume that is what was registered new. Not what is left

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strike that last statement from me...
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This is data from RL Polk showing all MR2s registered in the US as of 1999 by year and model.

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Yeah, I had to go reread that. It looked to me like that was the number of cars still being registered as of 1999. I'm sure those numbers would be far smaller now.
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ya, especially since I now own a lot more MR2s...

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what is this RL Polk thing? could we get an update from them?

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what is this RL Polk thing? could we get an update from them?
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R. L. Polk & Co. is the premier provider of automotive information and marketing solutions to the automotive world and its related industries?automotive and commercial vehicle manufacturers and dealers, automotive aftermarket companies, insurance companies, finance companies, media companies, advertising agencies, consulting organizations, government agencies and market research firms.
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I know there was a sun roof option in the later MKIs but I don't see it listed. I've never heard of a MR2 Sport Roof and I know the MKII NA's had both Sunroofs and T-Tops. This is probably a fault with the local state DMV offices rather then RL Polk. I also thought there were 1995 turbos, but RL Polk shows none registered. Are they all gone?
Seems they are either missing or got some bad information on the registrations of Mr2. I know my car got titled as an "87 Toyota Coupe", though I clearly wrote MR2 on the title application. That's the bureaucrats for ya
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Very cool! Thanks for posting this Bill.

I had been told that my '93 hardtop turbo was rare, but to see an actual number is kinda neat.

Getting updated numbers from RL Polk would be very interesting.

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there were only 13 hardtop turbos imported into the usa in 93, from the data i've read. That shows 53?, so your car is rarer than you think!
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there were only 13 hardtop turbos imported into the usa in 93, from the data i've read. That shows 53?, so your car is rarer than you think!
I wonder if that number includes sun roof cars or if they are in with the sport roof?

Mine is also factory turquoise which I understand is even rarer.
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This is great Bill! Thanks for the up load, I love my 95 even more now!
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That's very cool. 919 1989 mk1 SC left according to this register. And I have one of them!
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Only 3400 or so 88 Hardtops? That's pretty awesome

Thanks, Bill!
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i do. i dont have anything to do with the US side of things though... so im absolutley no help here.
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lol, I have an 86'...not rare at all!
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Those numbers seem too small.....Only 1400 or so 93 Turbo Ttop cars? And i have one of them?!
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remember that toyota (and the rest of the world) call 93's all cars made in calendar year 1993. In the USA it is all cars from around september 92 to august 93. or there abouts.
So the numbers may be a bit screwy

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