SPECS
Horsepower
135 HP
Torque
145 LB-FT
Curb Weight
2,755 LB
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Engine Size
2.2 L
Transmission Type
Manual
MPG (City/Highway)
22/29 MPG
My MPG
26/33 MPG in 1995
VEHICLE STORY

I bought this 1993MR2 back in 1994. Drive it and loved it for years. There were several problems that I found were typical for this car: The rear tires burn off quickly. V and Z rated tires need to be replaced after about 11k miles. I ended up buying Nitto brand because they're grippy and last about 50k miles. The alignment goes out fairly easily and often. Had to get it realigned about everything year or so. Also the synchros wear or very quickly on this car. $1300 to replace them and the transmission guy told me it isn't worth replacing them every time they go out (about every 2 years).I paid for this only once about 2 years after I first bought it. Then I had a problem work one of the combustion chambers missingfiring. I couldn't afford to fix it and stopped driving it for 8 years. I got it back on the road last year and this is what I did.

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I've mostly got the overheating fixed. I say mostly because, it still does it, but not nearly as of

[]Charles Drew

New oil leaked formed about a few months ago. This time I had to replace both the front and back components of the oil pump. The leak was in the back side of the oil pump. No leaks for the past month.

[]Charles Drew

I finally replaced the valve cover gasket to fix my oil leak problem and so far, no leak and no overheating. We'll see in the next several weeks if I've really fixed these issue. Personally, I don't see how replacing the valve cover gasket would fix the overheating.

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[]Charles Drew

Well, it looks like I've finally replaced all the worn suspension parts. The car drives like a dream. Now I've got to fix the electric shorts and the engine overheating problem.

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