Help finding a mk.2

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Help finding a mk.2

Post by camrichardson »

Hi All,

I am a 21 year old apprentice aerospace engineer based in the northwest. Most of my day job is behind a screen doing design work and I have been toying with the idea of a project car for a while, in order to get more hands on and learn some new skills.

I have little experience working on cars, bar a few basic things such as replacing dampers, I want to build my competency and enjoy driving the end product.

I am looking to purchase my first MR2 in the next couple of months, mainly looking at mk2s. I would like something in the £5k - £8k region but willing to push that budget for the right car. Any advice or recommendations are useful and would be greatly appreciated.



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There are many out there and it is a case of viewing in person to really find out how good a shape she's in. A lot have succumbed to rust. Inner and outer sills and rear pockets most common. The Facebook groups seem to be the place to advertise nowadays, but of course buying from a member here in the classifieds section jimi kindly posted is better. You can even post a wanted ad there. Your budget would fetch a really good example n/a. I have seen a few decent turbo's in that price range too. Just depends how much of a project you want. Best of luck, Andy
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Post by _Al_ »

How do you define “the right car”?

T bar / sunroof / tin top?
Turbo or NA?
Stock or modified?
Base model or all the bells and whistles?
Rust free or welder’s dream?
Pristine or faded?
Red 92 turbo tintop JDM
White 95 turbo tintop JDM (Nov '11 Show&Shine Winner)
Red 97 NA tintop JDM
Blue 95 tubby tintop JDM
Mica 96 NA T-bar UK
Red 96 UK NA
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Post by Dianet »

Mine is for sale on here :)
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