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MR2 MK2 TO MR2 MK3

Post by dinono10 » 17/04/18 8:42

Hi all,

Following on my sale of the BMW, I have decided I want to buy a MK3 M2. I currently have a MR2 REV5 in Red, I use this as a daily driver and have done for the last 7 years.

There is quite abit wrong with it and now I have decided I will buy a MK3. Preferably in Red/Black. I have £3000 to spend. I would prefer to get a post facelift model because I have read about them having potentially less problems and I like the updated look.

In regards to my budget £3000, what should I expect to buy, mileage wise etc...I have looked around for a red one but unless I am prepared to travel 200+ miles (I live in Brighton) I am kind of stuck...

I have seen a black one more locally with low milage and post facelift however I am really dubious unless it is from a respected dealer...I went to see a red post facelift model on Sunday in Uckfield. It looked nice and the owner seemed genuine enough...I went home and done some research, it was a CAT S :ranting1: ...Nice of him to inform me before travelling to see it....

Anyway. With £3000 (prefer to spend a little less) what should I hope to get?? :confused1:

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Re: MR2 MK2 TO MR2 MK3

Post by vinp182 » 17/04/18 9:03

3k should get you a decent facelift roadster but you’d be extremely lucky for or to land on your doorstep

Personally I’d rather travel 200 miles for the right car rather than settle for something that’s closer
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Re: MR2 MK2 TO MR2 MK3

Post by dinono10 » 17/04/18 9:35

Yes I do agree. However if you travel 200+ miles and the paint work isn't ideal or there is something wrong with the car, it could be a wasted trip/money...

This is one I have considered :
https://www.glasshousecarsales.co.uk/to ... ck-6293980

What about a really low mileage pre-facelift model? Would that be worth considering although I understand it may have issues being a pre face-lift model. 1 owner in immaculate condition.


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Re: MR2 MK2 TO MR2 MK3

Post by dinono10 » 17/04/18 10:56

I have enquired about this one:

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified ... &logcode=p

The dealer (who is semi retired , works from home) said its having its MOT tomorrow and should pass if not, work will be done. Excellent condition, I won't be disappointed :rolleyes: ..No dents/scratches etc

I may go and look at it on Saturday seeing as its not a million miles away. Apart from being red, ticks all the boxes.

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Re: MR2 MK2 TO MR2 MK3

Post by oddshoes » 17/04/18 21:00

I know my wife is thinking about selling her sable roadster on a 2003 facelift with toyota gb bodykit and spolier less than 70k miles on it, new clutch last year, good history, underdash sub box and amp with a years MOT for the money your looking at. Where are you based? We are in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire
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Re: MR2 MK2 TO MR2 MK3

Post by dinono10 » 18/04/18 9:58

oddshoes wrote:
17/04/18 21:00
I know my wife is thinking about selling her sable roadster on a 2003 facelift with toyota gb bodykit and spolier less than 70k miles on it, new clutch last year, good history, underdash sub box and amp with a years MOT for the money your looking at. Where are you based? We are in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire
I'm based in Brighton. However I really want one in red or black. There is actually a sable pearl grey less than a minute away from my work however its not what I would like.

I do appreciate you thinking of me though. Tempted to go to Lincoln at the weekend however it's such a long way from Brighton to view/purchase a car.


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Re: MR2 MK2 TO MR2 MK3

Post by dinono10 » 21/04/18 13:11

If anyone else has a mr2 mk3 preferably 2003+ in red. Please let me know.

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