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Toyota MR2 MK1 Servicing


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My brother just bought himself a MK1 MR2, it's in pretty good nick considering it's 21 years old! He wants to take the car back to a Toyota Dealer for a service/checkup, but I told hime beter take it to a specialist garage to do the job and wud also be much cheaper. Can anyone here recommend a good independant garage in the Greater Manchester area?? Cheers.


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as toyota technicians only work on toyota i doubt you will get much more specialist than them,


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Why dont your bro get a Haynes manual!

I'm sure any good garage would give it a good service and advise on anything that would need doing.

If I had a MK1, the appeal would be doing alot of the work myself.

A friend of mine has one and a extra one used as a doner car!

Layne RIP

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There are some good Specialists around.... not sure what's around in Manchester but there is a good guy in Nottingham:


Alot of the guy's in our owners club use him... and he's well respected for his work, plus he doesn't charge like Mr T's do.


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Thanks for all the inputs, tbh, my brother not the mechanic type to poke around the engine lol.. Toyota dealers sure can do the job but again at a cost and due to the age of the car, a good independant is his best bet I think. Popping down to Nottingam will be too far for him too.


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Get yorself on some forums and get recommendations, MR2 forums I mean, most Toyota tech won't even have seen a MK1 MR2 let alone be able to work on it.

I'm a firm believer that old school cars require old school techs, most car parts now are unserviceable making the tech glorified fitters.


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