VIDEO: Ode to an AW11 Toyota MR2

If you haven’t watched Mr Regular yet, you’ve been missing out on some truly entertaining car reviews. Punctuated with literary references and dick jokes of the highest caliber, they are the exact opposite of the typical driving impression videos. There’s no powersliding of exotics across abandoned airstrips, just countless test drives of cars anyone can afford. So, what does a guy who has driven everything under the sun buy for himself? An AW11, of course. 

In revealing his new ride, Mr Regular captures perfectly the reason why we all love cars like the MR2 so much. It’s more than a car; it’s a childhood dream fulfilled.

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9 Responses to VIDEO: Ode to an AW11 Toyota MR2

  1. BlitzPig says:

    I have always felt that the original series MR 2 was the best true sports car that Toyota has ever sold in North America. Light, balanced, and fun, not some billion BHP turbo monster that lets your right foot do all the work for you.

  2. Yuri says:

    I love watching Mr. Regular’s work. Just avoid the AE86 one unless you want to get triggered by misinformation.

    • Ant says:

      It’s not the only misinformed one, sadly. RCR is fun for a bit of light-hearted automotive social commentary, but probably shouldn’t be relied upon for accurate information.

      • Ant says:

        The above said, I did quite like this MR2 video. Easy to appreciate why he’s bought one and how he’ll be using it – sometimes you just want to revel in the feel of the era the car is from.

  3. Dimitry says:

    A customer let me drive his AW11 a couple of day ago. Best driving experience I had in my life, hands down.

  4. Ant says:

    Still wonder every so often whether I should swap my Eunos Roadster for an AW11. Have considered them on a few occasions, but the Toyota is even more difficult to find in non-rusty condition (for a decent price) than the Mazda.

  5. Randy says:

    I like that he’s going to appreciate it for what it is, unlike so many that would chop them up and make a “race car,” “drift monster,” or whatever out of it. There are plenty of those out there, I’m sure – probably available for under $2,000, even in “running” condition. Like he said: it IS, and will remain, in BAT-condition, to the best of his ability.

    I don’t get the bit about the Falcon being a “working car,” though… It’s also very nice (though not a fan of the oversized wheels). To me a “working car” is a 10-ish-year-old something-or-other hatchback… Maybe something like a beat-to-hell (but mechanically fine!) Matrix, or 4-Runner/Pathfinder.

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