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So the 98 German MR2 brochure I bought arrived today. I will take some pictures, or even scan in some of the stuff either later tonight or tomorrow. But, just to list a few things I noticed different...

1. Germans (or Europeans in general) didn't get the three spoke steering wheel that is seen on the 98-99 Japanese models. They continued to use the earlier wheel, which is the same as our 94-95 wheel, but has horn buttons instead of the entire pad acting as a horn. They even had a red stitched version, just like the 3-spoke Japanese counterpart.

2. It actually has a wheel control between the two center vents on the dash, just like how the outer two have the wheel control to open or shut the vents. I''ve always wondered why that indention was there, but no apparent MR2 got the wheel there, but now I see that apparently European models (outside the UK) did indeed have that on them.

As for the color options...

1. Red
2. Black
3. that purple color
4. the orange color
5. a very light beige

Surprisingly, no white.

The radio is different as well, but that's no real surprise.

-Nathan
 

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Yeah, I couldn't believe they didn't get the white. I know Toyota made white 98-99 models, I've seen them. Weird that they didn't offer what is normally a pretty common color, but did offer three odd-ball colors.

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nbvolks said:
2. It actually has a wheel control between the two center vents on the dash, just like how the outer two have the wheel control to open or shut the vents. I''ve always wondered why that indention was there, but no apparent MR2 got the wheel there, but now I see that apparently European models (outside the UK) did indeed have that on them.
Aha! So that's what theat's there for! I've always wondered also. I wonder how difficult it would be to get a eurospec center panel? It'd be neat to have that wheel control.
 

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nbvolks said:
2. It actually has a wheel control between the two center vents on the dash, just like how the outer two have the wheel control to open or shut the vents. I''ve always wondered why that indention was there, but no apparent MR2 got the wheel there, but now I see that apparently European models (outside the UK) did indeed have that on them.
What is wheel control exactly?
 

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PINOIZE said:
What is wheel control exactly?
Look at the air conditioning/heating vents on your dash on the far outsides, closest to the doors. See how those vents have a little wheel below them that you can use to close the vents off? It's the same thing except this one is vertical and is inbetween the two center vents. That indentation on our panels is where it goes.

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Okay, so it's all scanned in and online now... so are you ready? :)

Here's the cover. The rest of it I will just leave as links.



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http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a68/nbvolks/German MR2 brochure/backcover.jpg

I'll be scanning in the secondary part of this brochure later. Then I'll scan in the '94 French MR2 brochure I have, and then the '97 Japanese accessories brochure/catalogue.

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Redlyne_mr2 said:
Funny..that brochure, ppic angles and shots etc are very very similar to the porsche brochures of that era
hehe... that's funny, but not too surprising I guess, since the cost of an MR2 in Germany was probably comparable to the price of Boxster.

Too bad that it appears there's no reference to the marketing company that did the work on this brochure. Could have compared to see if they were the same people or not.

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anonymousracer said:
Ahh... the glory days of Toyota. Nothing like a mint/stock mr2 to get the imagination started.

Too bad their current line up has nothing of that caliber.
I agree it is too bad their current line-up has nothing like that. But, I think the saddest thing I think of when I see brochures with pictures like these, is how horrible it is when people slap on those god-awful bodykits and 500 dollar MAACO paint jobs. :( Our cars can look amazing just in a freshened up stock appearance. Not to mention more than half the kits out there for our cars were designed in the early nineties, and make the car look way more dated than just a stock body.

-Nathan
 
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