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thinking of joining the mr2 crew. 1 Year, 9 Months ago Karma: 1
Hey folks, ive been having a poke round the classsifieds lukn at mr2's.i have to say they are putting up a very persuasive argument.im straight out of a 325i e30 n lukn for a change.am I right in thinking that mr2's are starting to rise in value? Im not lukn for a turbo, just a nice rev 3 na.im ln portlaoise btw.the site looks great and very helpfull and fresh.
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#76002
Re: thinking of joining the mr2 crew. 1 Year, 9 Months ago Karma: 133
I like to think we're a friendly helpful bunch here.

N/a are more insurance friendly, especially Irish and UK versions. Japanese imports are harder to insure.

I would recommend test driving both turbo an n/a. Then make up your mind.

It costs a lot more to get good power out of a n/a than a turbo engine.
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#76004
Re: thinking of joining the mr2 crew. 1 Year, 9 Months ago Karma: 25
As Marty has said, non-Imports are definitely easier to insure. A few of us going through woes with Insurance at the moment. So keep your age and the car's age/engine in mind!

I've noticed that the asking prices are definitely rising, don't know what people are getting for them though! But overall, I would say so, yes. You will be getting a lot of car for your money however. Just such a fun car.
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Re: thinking of joining the mr2 crew. 1 Year, 9 Months ago Karma: 1
Thanks for ths replies lads.as far as insurance goes, I will be going the classic route so im hoping for €150 a year (same as my bmer).im 41 years old so my days of porting and polishing are well n truly behind me.is 2k alot of money for a good na rev 3 with alot of new parts on? Thanks again.
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Re: thinking of joining the mr2 crew. 1 Year, 9 Months ago Karma: 25
Ah nice! Same as myself, I'm on a classic policy as well.

All depends on the revision and its condition really. Do you have a link to it? I wouldn't say it is if it's in good nick
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Re: thinking of joining the mr2 crew. 1 Year, 9 Months ago Karma: 27
Hey Bluepants ... I think that the jap imports are few euro more expensive to insure, but on a classic policy, there's not a lot in it. I paid 250 for a Jap rev3 T-bar turbo. But many of the imports have some nice toys also that the UK/ Irish ones don't have, a turbo charger being one of them But also ... folding mirrors, power steering, steering fog flight, half leather interior, air con ... but regardless of what type you go for, they are great little cars. I've had turbo and n/a ones ... tintops and t-bars. Get one that you like and enjoy it
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#76014
Re: thinking of joining the mr2 crew. 1 Year, 9 Months ago Karma: 133
Regarding the new parts, as long as they are genuine Toyota parts or it will be classed as modified.

Lately insurance companies have been looking for any excuse not to pay out if it wasn't declared.
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Re: thinking of joining the mr2 crew. 1 Year, 9 Months ago Karma: 312
Welcome to MR2.ie.

Good luck with finding the right MR2 for you, sometimes patience is required but they are strong cars and can last the test of time with the right maintenance and investment.
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Re: thinking of joining the mr2 crew. 1 Year, 9 Months ago Karma: 1
Ye the market doesnt seem to bad atm, I suppose as we reach the end of the summer it will get even better as with all classics.sure theres one or two that I will have a gander at anyway just to see what the standard is and possibly make a purchase if the right one is out there.theres a ronered one on dd at the moment for 2250 with polished alloys,in dublin, seems to have been cared for.
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Re: thinking of joining the mr2 crew. 1 Year, 8 Months ago Karma: 24
hi i will be selling mine in a couple of weeks as im upgrading to a turbo one,
if u would like i will b putting a new test on mine and having it checked over at the moment for nct, i will be selling it pretty basic though but it is clean and well looked after i have it 3 years this year let me know wat u reckon.
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Re: thinking of joining the mr2 crew. 1 Year, 8 Months ago Karma: 46
Good stuff welcome along. You won't regret buying one.

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Re: thinking of joining the mr2 crew. 1 Year, 8 Months ago Karma: 1
Cheers dan, I will keep ye in mind, did ye have a price in mind?


hi i will be selling mine in a couple of weeks as im upgrading to a turbo one,
if u would like i will b putting a new test on mine and having it checked over at the moment for nct, i will be selling it pretty basic though but it is clean and well looked after i have it 3 years this year let me know wat u reckon.
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Re: thinking of joining the mr2 crew. 1 Year, 8 Months ago Karma: 24
it has all chnge around now thanks to my bad luck with my new mr2 engine going,
but if i can get the turo working again i might b selling the car that i bought with my engine will keep u posted with wat i do ok.
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#76583
Re: thinking of joining the mr2 crew. 1 Year, 7 Months ago Karma: 32
Im selling my car it's an import turbo with a lot of extras if your interested
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#76585
Re: thinking of joining the mr2 crew. 1 Year, 7 Months ago Karma: 1
Could be in a couple of weeks.im just freeing up some cash atm.cheers
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