The question I think all mk3 MR2 fans wonder is why is it so often overlooked? A couple of years ago I got to spend a week with the red car you seen in the photos here (that’s not me driving, by the way!) and I was pleasantly surprised by how good it was.
The easy answer is to say that it just looks the softest. The mk1 is all angular, and the mk2 looks like a budget supercar, but the mk3 is much less individual in its styling. It was also less powerful than the outgoing model, which will immediately make a lot of people write it off.
It’s a shame, because it’s a genuinely brilliant little car. It feels more powerful than the 138bhp suggests, and it handles brilliantly. Steering is quick and changes of direction are fast, and if you’re too enthusiastic with the throttle on a roundabout it doesn’t take much to kick the back out!
Any owners care to add to the debate, agree or disagree?