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Owner trades in five Toyota MR2 for a newer car

By Faiming_low on 19 Dec 2018 in Other News

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A retired college professor has traded in five first-generation Toyota MR2s in return for a barely driven 2016 Mazda MX-5.

As seen from an article published by TheDrive, this owner was tired of his collection of MR2s and traded them to Coad Toyota in Missouri.

Starting with the yellow unit seen in the photos, it was built in 1985 with a silver paint job and has since done 333,000km while the red one was built in 1986 with a fixed roof and has 225,308km on the odometer.

Attached Image The next younger unit is the white one with 129,552km on its odometer. Built in 1987, it comes with an automatic gearbox. Also in white is a 1988 supercharged unit that has been driven for 126,334km.

The last example which is finished in Ice Blue Pearl, is built in 1989 and comes with a manual gearbox. It has just 45,000km on the odometer, making it the least driven unit of the pack.

Attached Image After the dealer posted the sale on social media, car enthusiasts from all over United States contacted the dealer and as of last week, all except for the yellow one, had been sold.

When questioned on why the owner sold off his five classic Toyotas, he replied that he was tired of maintaining the MR2s and wanted something newer.

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Written by Faiming_low
Since young, Fai Ming has always centered his life around cars. In fact his first word was 'car' and not 'mum' or 'dad'. Aren't kids cute?

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Koster Dec 24 2018 02:11 AM
Wonder what car he's driving now. He should have waited for the new Supra.
Fastfive1 Dec 24 2018 04:22 AM

Great job. He traded in 5 old pieces of garbage for something newer. Newer is usually better.

vaglover Jan 04 2019 05:38 PM

Good, should've scrapped them long ago.

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