Originally posted by hondasr4kids
Well if you are getting the MR-2 don't get the 92-91. They have a problem with been tail happy. in 93 they fix that problem. in the other hand both car weight about the same too. but the weight distribution on the MR2 sucks all the weight in on the rear motor, gas tank.
Yes, the 91-92 are more prone to the rear coming out, but you'll get more out of a properly setup 91-92. In 93 the car became more driver friendly, not so much to the novice mind you, but still more so than the 91-92. In 93 they added bigger brakes, larger wheels and more rubber out back, an LSD, and they also added a lot more dampning to the rear suspension so that the breaking point of cornering is more defined, tho it's still pretty hazy to a new driver.
The 91-92 when setup with 93 brakes and LSD will be capable of outperforming the 93 tho. The breaking point is less defined but the car is capable of a little more. Most the local hardcore auto-x'ers who run MR2s had 93 hardtops but have since switched to 91 or 92 hardtops and upgraded them with a few 93 parts.
In short, if you're a badass driver you'll get more out of a 91-92. If you're still learning to hone your skills get a 93, tho I wouldn't drive it aggressivly still without really geting to know what it will do.