Which is why, as a current owner of a MKII turbo, I'm so interested in the Solstice. :smileOHNOTHIMAGEN said:In fact, the Solstice is nearly identical in weight to the turbocharged version of the MKII MR2, which rates around 200hp.
OHNOTHIMAGEN said:Stephen M,
Another MR2 owner! And one that uses it as a daily driver in a northern climate to boot! I agree that the Solstice should be a whole lot easier to deal with in terms of engine access. I am also hoping that the Solstice might be slightly better in terms of all weather grip. I love the handling of the 2, but find it far too unpredictable in even minimal wintery-slick conditions.
Like you, I think with the right handling and gearing 170 hp could be just fine for daily driving. I just need enough grunt to make a pass when I need to.
Howdy, good to see another MR2 owner on board! I'm pretty lucky when it comes to driving my MR2 in the snow, in the sense that I almost never have to. Around here I've found that AWD really isn't necessary. In the 5 years I've been commuting in this area, there's maybe been like 5 days when I wouldn't have been comfortable driving my car on the roads...and work was closed like 4 of those days . I've found that short of a blizzard, the roads are pretty well cleared within an hour or two of the snow. Usually I can just wait it out. The few times when I've been forced to drive in the snow I've managed just by sticking to major roads and keeping my foot off the loud pedal.OHNOTHIMAGEN said:Stephen M,
Another MR2 owner! And one that uses it as a daily driver in a northern climate to boot!