pinchvalve SuperDork
Jan. 11, 2010 1:08 p.m.

My wife's car is in the garage getting some love, so the MR2 became my DD for a while. With all this snow and cold weather, I figured the MR2 would never start and get stuck and slide into a ditch. But no! It worked great.

So I started thinking, why is Miata the answer? I mean, the MR2 works in the snow even better due to the mid-engine. It works in the rain well too.

And really, even when it gets a little wet AND muddy, the MR2 still works well.

Sure it is small, bit it can haul a lot more than a Miata.

And it can certainly tow more.

So the answer is not Miata, it is MR2!

4eyes Reader
Jan. 11, 2010 1:11 p.m.

Thats just wrong

Rustfinger New Reader
Jan. 11, 2010 1:13 p.m.

I thoroughly support the above statement. You sir are a fine judge of automobiles, and applesauce.

93celicaGT2 SuperDork
Jan. 11, 2010 1:14 p.m.

Can we have this thread full of AW11s?

I lust after a Space Wedge.

ClemSparks SuperDork
Jan. 11, 2010 1:22 p.m.

I'm strongly considering a pair of AW11s for my kids when they get to be of driving age. Two seats, hardtop(not a convertible), neat performance without being a death-trap...

Clem

Dr. Hess SuperDork
Jan. 11, 2010 1:28 p.m.

I always thought the answer was 20v AW11.

Rustfinger New Reader
Jan. 11, 2010 1:30 p.m.

If the question is whats just like an AW11, but better, yes. yes it is

pinchvalve SuperDork
Jan. 11, 2010 1:36 p.m.

I got a nice private response to this post from someone over at the D.O.D. Apparently, the Air Force has also decided that the MR2 is the answer.

pinchvalve SuperDork
Jan. 11, 2010 1:38 p.m.

The guys at Off Road Magazine asked me to add this link:

They think the answer is MR2 as well!

Woody SuperDork
Jan. 11, 2010 1:39 p.m.

I've always wanted an early MR2, but there don't seem to be any left around here.

Rustfinger New Reader
Jan. 11, 2010 1:50 p.m.

In reply to Woody:

Most have returned to the earth. Mine was saved with liberal use of fiberglass and bondo.

GlennS Dork
Jan. 11, 2010 2:24 p.m.

they havent totaly disapeared in socal but a good portion of the survivors can be described as turds.

zipty842 Reader
Jan. 11, 2010 2:32 p.m.

i prefer mine with a hi-comp GZE and a sc14

and slicks

turboswede SuperDork
Jan. 11, 2010 3:22 p.m.

I've always thought the thing the AW11 was missing was an abundance of air and styling that wasn't over the top Eighties Japanese...

Oh and box flares, FTW!

petegossett SuperDork
Jan. 11, 2010 3:42 p.m.
93celicaGT2 wrote: Can we have this thread full of AW11s? I lust after a Space Wedge.

There's a red one setting at a used lot not far off I-65 on Rt-38 in Lafayette. Looks good from the street, but I won't let myself stop and look. I already own a Miata.

Capt Slow HalfDork
Jan. 11, 2010 3:58 p.m.

Here is the car I am co-driving in STS

I think our wing is bigger than the one in the photoshoped Jet fighter MR2

Rustfinger New Reader
Jan. 11, 2010 4:06 p.m.

Here's mine: Please see the past thread a while back on front brake lock-up

Jan. 11, 2010 5:07 p.m.

Speaking of turds:

It rusted out from under me, but boy was it fun while it lasted. And I have to admit, it did fit me better than a Miata.

loki New Reader
Jan. 11, 2010 5:48 p.m.

i agree, the aw11 is awesome!!

Brotus7 New Reader
Jan. 11, 2010 6:16 p.m.

Here's mine at the local autox. Last year it started in ES, then CSP, next year it'll be SSM or XP.

93celicaGT2 SuperDork
Jan. 11, 2010 6:32 p.m.
petegossett wrote:
93celicaGT2 wrote: Can we have this thread full of AW11s? I lust after a Space Wedge.

There's a red one setting at a used lot not far off I-65 on Rt-38 in Lafayette. Looks good from the street, but I won't let myself stop and look. I already own a Miata.

Any idea what they're asking? I'm going to need another car come spring, and i want it 4age powered. So i'm looking at AW11s, FX16s, and AE92 GTS.

petegossett SuperDork
Jan. 11, 2010 6:44 p.m.

I'm thinking they had $2200 on the windshield, but I've really, really been trying to ignore it.

I'll be driving past there on my way to Indy tomorrow morning, so if you twist my arm I might be able to take a peek. Of course, I don't really know anything about these.

zipty842 Reader
Jan. 11, 2010 7:46 p.m.
93celicaGT2 wrote:
petegossett wrote:
93celicaGT2 wrote: Can we have this thread full of AW11s? I lust after a Space Wedge.

There's a red one setting at a used lot not far off I-65 on Rt-38 in Lafayette. Looks good from the street, but I won't let myself stop and look. I already own a Miata.

Any idea what they're asking? I'm going to need another car come spring, and i want it 4age powered. So i'm looking at AW11s, FX16s, and AE92 GTS.

I found me a FX16 last fall. Non-GTS, which is the ultimate corolla sleeper. It looks like a regular 8v FX and Its as fast as a stock AW, but you can actually fit a TV in the back if you need to (best part about the car).

pinchvalve MegaDork
Jan. 11, 2010 8:00 p.m.

The AW11 with Box Flares on Slicks really is the answer. The only way to improve that is a full Group B Rally AW11. Allow me to present:

pinchvalve SuperDork
Jan. 11, 2010 8:01 p.m.

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