Coming out of work parking lot an excellent condition 2nd gen white MR2 goes past in the opposite direction. I reflexively booooooed. LOL Good thing I had the windows rolled up, he would have thought I was crazy if he heard me. Especially since I was in the G6. Anyone else do this or similar childish fun stuff?
LOL I almost bought an MR2 once, had been tuned a bit must have been fast as hell, didn't even drive it though it was way too small for me. It's more like an arch enemy thing in my head. All in good fun. I see more of them around here than I see Fieros.
I drove a number of new MR2's. The first gen were fun with a stick, but you could almost our run on on foot with an auto. The origami styling was a turnoff for me. The 2nd gen, especially with the turbo, were very nice and fast, but also very expensive back in the day. 2nd gen styling was the best of all. The 3rd gen had awful styling (what were they thinking?) but drove well. In my opinion the styling killed the 3rd gen car. I don't boo any nice older car. I boo the owners who trash theirs.
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Pete Matos Member
Posts: 2291 From: Port St. Lucie, Florida Registered: Jan 2010
Why? I mean I realize that the MR2 was the competitor for the fiero sorta kinda in the day but really they are both nice cars and both have a good following. If I see a well done or well kept car no matter what it is if I like it I will usually give a thumbs up. There is that little punk kid that has the turbo honda civic that revs up his motor every time I drive by him in traffic. I dunno what all is done to it but it is DEFINITELY not stock and mine is so I am gonna assume he will kick my butt. That does not mean that when someday we meet at the same light together I will not show him first and second..... I USED to have to be the fastest car on the block but I like to think I have grown out of that stuff. The Fiero I have now I hope to make pretty quick and will probably get another 3800SC motor and HOPEFULLY turbo it but I have no illusions of having the fastest car anywhere.... That was one thing I kinda hated about mustangs I used to have. No matter how much work or money you put into that car there is ALWAYS someone who has MORE work and money and will basically kick your butt with his mustang. Far too many big HP ones rolling around on the streets to be able to know what they got under the hood unless you know them personally. My pal RB down in South Florida had a daily driven 9 second mustang that was the real deal and it looked like any other car you ever saw. I met him when he basically blew my freakin' doors off at a streetlight in St. Lucie Florida one day. Then he took me to his shop and showed me how many mustangs he builds FOR A LIVING and I realized that the car that kicked my butt was his SLOW car..... SIck man SIck....
As I said I would like to have a nice fiero GT that can HOLD IT"S own with most stuff and look real nice doing it. Then I will be happy I think.... My Wife calls it a sickness but then she tells me how the Fiero is nice and quick but it NEEDS to be faster.... God I love that woman!! Peace
Tony Kania Member
Posts: 20794 From: The Inland Northwest Registered: Dec 2008
If you were to roll up in a 1990 Ford Fiesta, I could care less. I am proud to say that I respect anyone that enjoys this hobby. No matter the make, model, or automotive signifigance in history. I like many vehicles more than others, but can enjoy what another has done to their automobile.
The ones that give my Fiero the most nods, are the folks rolling around in Subarus. It seems that a Subie stops me more in traffic, than any other car?
I in particular do not understand the sort of beef that more recent Fiero owners are having against MR2s and vice-versa. If anything, you should consider the MR2 a step-brother or cousin of sorts - a small, commuter-oriented, two-seat, mid-ship drivetrain vehicle that have many similarities. If there is any sort of car owners that Fiero owners should consider brethren outside Fieros it's those that own MR2s.
Posts: 5007 From: Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA Registered: Nov 2002
I've seen 1 first generation only on the road, not counting the one I looked at before I decided on the Fiero. Some good points, but others suck like the square styling. On the other hand, I see maybe 6 or 7 different fieros around me all the time. The second gen and third are alright and if I fit in one would consider it.
Chris Hodson Member
Posts: 3035 From: NorthWest sub's, IL Registered: Aug 2006
I just sold a first gen. It was nothing compared to the fiero suspension wise but it was somewhat cheap to operate and easy to work on. Parts aside from sensors seemed cheap. The car had good acceleration. I like mr2's but not like the fiero. Gen2's look neat, ive never drove one.
May 6th, 2011
Posts: 11131 From: South Weber, UT. U.S.A. Registered: Jun 2008
I don't boo them, I actually like them. The 1st gen is my favorite and the 2nd gen is nice also. I like the 3rd gen the least out of the 3. If I had not gotten a Fiero the 1st gen MR2 was on my list, but I couldn't find one in decent shape. Of course I also like the 1st gen Nissan Pulsar and if I ever find one of those in decent shape for the right price I'll pick it up. Problem is they are so old now that most of them are rusted up or all dented.
Posts: 4307 From: Sydney Australia Registered: Sep 2004
LOL I onlt did it once. Just thought it was funny. I actually see more MR2s around than Fieros. There are two about 2 blocks away from each other at a friends house that are parked on the street. Don't hate them. I once looked at a 2nd gen on a lot but it was too small for me, I didn't even try to drive it. My boo isn't meant in that stupid pissing contest situation, more of a hate-respect thing. Like a healthy rivalry. I don't want to grow up, if I did I'd sell the Fiero and put the money toward buying a house.
I hate to admit this, but I've been using my buddy's MR2 to tote around my Fiero parts to fix my Fiero. The car does only one thing to me, it makes me want my Fiero up and running more. It is a mid-engine rear wheel drive, two seater sports car no matter how you look at it, I don't boo it. But when MR2 owners boo me (and they do), it is time to bring out the big guns! LOL, all in the name of fun, nothing wrong with a bit of razzin between the two.
Posts: 3537 From: Lawrenceville, GA USA Registered: Feb 2009
I once owned a 1991 MR-2 GTS. (2nd Gen MR2 Turbo). It is such a good looking car, I think there are a lot of similarities between the 2nd gen MR2 and the Fastback GT styling. Personally, I prefered the feeling while driving the Fiero. Even though the MR2 had more power and was newer it also didn't feel as "agressive" .. it actually felt tamed and I didn't like that. Styling wise though, I give it A+ both on the outside and the inside.
I will never boo an MR2 or most cars for that matter.. Owneing a Fiero and beeing booed so often sorta turns me off from booing other people and their passions.
Posts: 1523 From: Indianapolis Registered: Sep 2009
The first Gens were were too boxy for me. The 2nd Gen was very nice but had moved up scale from where the Fiero was. I actually like the 2nd Gen. I have seen a few around here lately. I like it in the dark met. blue.
Posts: 38438 From: Carrollton GA. Out in the... country. Registered: Oct 1999