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I owned a 1st gen MR2 that had a lot of issues, and it was ultimately towed away to a place I do not know, and is presumably lost forever. I loved driving that car even with its plethora of issues, and had been keeping my eye out to buy another one day. Between starting a family and a life in the cold North East, I thought I would never get the privilege of owning an MR2 again. Well, I just this past weekend purchased an MR2 Spyder! My wife has an SUV that is dependable, and it can tow, and I needed a car to get to work each day, so the opportunity came to buy an MR2 (I previously always had the more dependable car, so I needed a back row for the kiddo). The MRS I found was in amazing shape, sold by a dealer by a fair price for the condition. Pictures related. I absolutely love driving this car, and I know why I missed it so. Between 50,000 and 51,000 miles on this 2001 beauty, I'm looking to do only light amounts of modding, maybe getting a hard top (need to do research on this forum about my ideas first). Hope you all enjoy!
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Like most cars, the Spyders are susceptible to rust underneath, so hope you wont be driving it on salted roads if possible. Being very light they are also not good for snow, to say the least.

The black/tan leather is not a common combo to see. Are those aftermarket seat heater switches on the center console?
 

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Looks really clean, you're probably looking at just basic maintenance depending on the last owner. Bushings, ball joints, shocks etc. What are you thinking for mods?
 

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Sweet! Also in NH, and joined the club this summer for first time purchasing a '03. Same id over on Spyderchat if you're over there too. Just signed up here tonight to connect with you. I'm parked for the winter, already been some salting of roads, maybe see you on the roads in the Spring!

There's a Green/Tan in Nashua, and a Silver/Black in Bedford that I've seen; used to be a Red in Merrimack.
A Silver/Burgundy (new top) up for sale for 14.5k this summer in Goffstown but haven't crossed paths since.

If you're in southern NH like me, Toyota dealer in Nashua has online parts system, so if you're local you can do pickup for free in addition to no sales tax. If you order a part in the catalog that comes up, but not US model part state not to change the part # and that it is compatible w/vehicle (found out the hard way on nose badge).
 

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Like most cars, the Spyders are susceptible to rust underneath, so hope you wont be driving it on salted roads if possible. Being very light they are also not good for snow, to say the least.

The black/tan leather is not a common combo to see. Are those aftermarket seat heater switches on the center console?
Yes, they are aftermarket, they turn off on bumps... I took it apart, messed with some stuff, now they run great!. I believe a former owner also put speakers in the back of the seat.
 

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Looks really clean, you're probably looking at just basic maintenance depending on the last owner. Bushings, ball joints, shocks etc. What are you thinking for mods?
2 things: Apple CarPlay radio and Full Exhaust (delete pre-cats). I just finished both, sounds good, a little loud however lol.
 

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Sweet! Also in NH, and joined the club this summer for first time purchasing a '03. Same id over on Spyderchat if you're over there too. Just signed up here tonight to connect with you. I'm parked for the winter, already been some salting of roads, maybe see you on the roads in the Spring!

There's a Green/Tan in Nashua, and a Silver/Black in Bedford that I've seen; used to be a Red in Merrimack.
A Silver/Burgundy (new top) up for sale for 14.5k this summer in Goffstown but haven't crossed paths since.

If you're in southern NH like me, Toyota dealer in Nashua has online parts system, so if you're local you can do pickup for free in addition to no sales tax. If you order a part in the catalog that comes up, but not US model part state not to change the part # and that it is compatible w/vehicle (found out the hard way on nose badge).
Nice! I unfortunately must DD this car, so I'm looking at preserving the underside with an oil coating, also considering buying an undercarriage washer (on wheels, by ryobi, connects to a power washer, discharges out of 3 or 4 nozzles). Riding on studded snows. Awesome info about the local pickup from Nashua, thanks! I'd like to equip the MR2 logo on the front, but waiting to see what I want to do still. Might do an intake (exhaust is already done, as well as a new aftermarket Apple CarPlay radio [already had an aftermarket radio] and backup camera for when the top is up).
 

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Apple CarPlay radio (did not remove stock radio*)
Complete exhaust* (I still have the entire stock exhaust in good working order*)
 
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