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Cars > Mister2’s Garage > “Kathleen”


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Cincinnati, Ohio
United States


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Shaggy’s Profile Photo
Dec 8, 2006 at 3:45 pm
I had a 91 MR2 (non turbo) for a while about 7 years ago, that thing was a blast! You'll definitely enjoy it once you get it back on the road!
MxCx’s Profile Photo
Nov 12, 2006 at 1:28 am
Where are the pics of the better paint?!
corsa’s Profile Photo
Oct 31, 2006 at 11:10 am
Yes! It lives! Congrats!

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Challenges W: 1 L: 3


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“Kathleen” doesn’t have any current challenges.

Past Challenges

Photo of a 1991 Chevrolet Beretta

1991 Chevrolet Beretta

Owner: bzzzzzzz

  • Betsy: 30 pts (win)
  • Kathleen: 20 pts (loss)
  • Total votes: 10
  • Ended: Jun 5, 2007
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1999 Ford Escort

Owner: Goopzx2

  • Sporty: 48 pts (loss)
  • Kathleen: 77 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 25
  • Ended: May 31, 2007
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Big Bird

2002 Pontiac Trans Am

Owner: corvettezman

  • Big Bird: 36 pts (win)
  • Kathleen: 29 pts (loss)
  • Total votes: 13
  • Ended: Dec 17, 2006

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1992 Toyota MR2 (Kathleen)

Last updated Jun 17, 2007  

Photo of a 1992 Toyota MR2 (Kathleen)

No longer owned


I bought this as a project car. I've done a lot of work to it to get it road worthy again. When I bought it, the paint was heavily oxidized, it had yellow vinyl on the front windshield, yellow plastic on the tubing in the engine bay. I got rid of all that crap ASAP. Since then I've replaced lots of engine componets, went through 2 alternators (and 3 belts on one of them), replaced all 4 rotors, calipers and brake pads. New shift boot, buffed out the paint and lots of other TLC work.


5SFE Engine
2.2 Liters
115 hp / 120 trq
5 Speed Manual Transmission
Mid-engine layout

Factory Options

Black Interior
Power Windows
Power Locks
Cruise Control


Removed the rice and mistakes the previous owner inflicted upon her.

WeaponR Intake (piece of crap but I don't have a stock one to replace it)

Sony xPlod CD player

"Install" of new leather shift boot with red stitching coming soon.

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Car Blog for “Kathleen” 1 – 3 of 6

So everything is going great...

...except this constant noise! It sounds sort of like a power steering pump when you are turning around with the wheel turned as far as it will go. But the thing is, I dont have power steering in the 2. Yesterday it made a really horrid smell fill the cabin...

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MR2, Home At Last

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Last night I finally brought the MR2 home. I'm extremely happy now, even though I have to drive to work today with no windshield wipers haha. A few weeks ago I was bringing it...

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Fixed the Idle Problem, Found Another

Well I don't know if I posted about this but I found out what was causing my strange idle problem. It was a combination of the ISC valve not functioning properly and a vacuum leak. So that is fixed! I was finally driving the MR2 home when my tachometer...

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