good luck on your hunt. what part of california will you be moving to?
I'll be moving somewhere around City Of Industry probably since I want to stay close to work. I hear LA traffic is horrible.
The MR2 is under appreciated I think, I don't think you'll get bored with some old J-tin.. 240z's are probably much easier to find where you live than up here in the rust belt, and lesser-known JNC's like the TE corollas are practically nonexistent.
I love MR2's but I've owned so many of them from the old supercharged to the mid 90's turbo and now the 3vz. In between that I had a few sc300's too but I never owned anything older than '88. Just thought I'd give it a try.