One of the most exciting and nimble little cars from Toyota
is the 2004 MR2 Spyder. This distinctive sports car has
attractions encompassing style, financial and performance
considerations, a rare combination. New technologies make
the 2004 Toyota MR2 Spyder even more of a high performance
This year the mid-engine MR2 Spyder receives exterior and
interior design refinements and a six-speed sequential manual
transmission (SMT) option, allowing drivers to enjoy racer
like clutch free gear changes using shift paddles on the
steering wheels. The MR2 is capable of 0-60 mph in slightly
over seven seconds yet has low maintenance and fuel costs.
The 2004 Toyota MR2 Spyder has two models, the base 2-door
manual and the one same equipped with the SMT transmission
feature, which also comes with cruise control.
The 2004 Toyota MR2 Spyder has a bountiful offering of standard
features and few factory options. They have designed the
package to be optimal as-is and don't expect you to need
much. 42.2 inches of legroom and bolstered bucket seats
make for pleasurable short drives and longer trips. The
leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob add to the
interiors sporty look.
A glass rear window with a defroster is part of the manually
convertible soft-top, which folds away completely. A 3-in-1
AM/FM/cassette/CD audio system with four speakers, air conditioning,
power windows, door locks and exterior mirrors, keyless
entry and a security system with engine immobilizer are
all highlights of the standard equipment package.
The 2004 Toyota MR2 Spyder exterior has a bold look in front
with a new bumper/ fascia and dual-bulb projector-style
headlights. Fully integrated standard foglights add function
and style to the front end. Other changes have been made
to the back and sides. The side air intakes are now color-keyed
instead of black while in the rear, the 2003 MR2 Spyder
has new combination lamps with cylindrical turn signals
and reversing lights that mimic the dual-bulb look of the
On top of the SMT, the Toyota MR2 Spyder has plenty to boast
about in the performance department. The engine is taken
from the much larger Celica GT and it pumps 138hp to the
wheels for this little car at 6400 rpm. Meanwhile 125 lb-ft
of torque and VVT-I (Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence)
make for ample power throughout the engine range. This is
a peppy, road-hugging racer.
Safety and Security
Dual front airbags and 4-wheel antilock disc brakes and
side-door impact beams are standard equipment on the MR2.
However, exquisite manoeuvrability, agility and the razor-sharp
response should keep you out of trouble.