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I recently bought a 1985 MR2. Decent little sports car back in the day, and still is. Even with a 26 year old, worn out suspension, it's still a blast to drive. Very direct steering, communicative chassis, snappy engine. Getting (re)familiar with the AW11 chasis has had me thinking about

Take the CRZ, a hybrid economy car. It feels so much easier to drive, especially closer to the limits. Of course, the CRZ understeers more, and won't react as sharply at the limits (hence why I think it's easier), but I think that my CRZ could run competitively against my MR2. And it's so quiet! I love it. When I hop back into the CRZ after a stint in the MR2, I find I over rev the engine (it spins so freely!), and I turn WAY too sharply (the MR2 doesn't have power steering). But, the CRZ doesn't leave me lacking going from car to car.

For reference, a 1985 Honda CRX ran from $5399-$7295, and a 1985 MR2 was $10,00 (about competitive with an IROC-Z)

Its funny how much more people get for their money now, and how much better (some) products are after a quarter century.
 

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^^ I had an '88 Supercharged MR-2. I still miss that car, but it is no match for a modern chassis. Actually, the CR-Z might be closer to a MKII MR-2 in non-turbo form. Closer in terms of quietness and refinement, the feel of the engine and steering etc.
 

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For reference, a 1985 Honda CRX ran from $5399-$7295, and a 1985 MR2 was $10,00 (about competitive with an IROC-Z)

Its funny how much more people get for their money now, and how much better (some) products are after a quarter century.
Back in 1985 I wanted an MR2 really bad, but the dealers were marking them up to $12,500 to $15,000. I also wanted a CRX, but the Honda dealers were getting $9000-$10,000 for CRXs. Even more for si's. I settled for a used 1985 CRXsi that I bought in 1986 for $8500.

My girlfriend bought a 1986 MR2 for around $14,000 and at least I got to drive it quite a bit. A great car, if a bit slow.

Nobody was buying CRXs for $5399-$7295.
 

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Back in 1985 I wanted an MR2 really bad, but the dealers were marking them up to $12,500 to $15,000. I also wanted a CRX, but the Honda dealers were getting $9000-$10,000 for CRXs. Even more for si's. I settled for a used 1985 CRXsi that I bought in 1986 for $8500.

My girlfriend bought a 1986 MR2 for around $14,000 and at least I got to drive it quite a bit. A great car, if a bit slow.

Nobody was buying CRXs for $5399-$7295.
I got my new 85' CRX for $7,800:eek:hyeah:
 
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