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When Your Mom Says You Have A New Toyota MR2 At Home: COTD


The crossover convertible may be one of my favorite classes of modern car. Take a vehicle that’s normally pretty practical, now remove all of its practicality and for good measure, let’s leave the roof at the factory, too. These cars defy all logic, but you know what? Stupid cars make life a bit more fun. I get excited whenever I see a Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet and it’s a shame Volkswagen never gave us the T-Roc Cabriolet. The Toyota Crown Open is pretty neat, too, but there may be a missed opportunity here.

Toyota is one of a handful of brands left in America with a full line from sports cars to sedans minivans, trucks, and SUVs. This is a brand where a sports car like the Supra and the Sienna minivan share the same showroom! Today, Jason wrote about the Toyota Crown Open, a one-off Crown convertible which, as Canopysaurus points out, doesn’t sound like a car at all:

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The Toyota Crown Open sounds like it should be a golf tournament. Can’t you just hear Jim Nance: A tradition like no other … The Toyota Crown Open.

Also, couldn’t Toyota just give us a new MR2 Spyder?

I’m right there with you, Canopysaurus. If we can’t get a new MR2, maybe shave the roof off of the Supra or the GR86? Toyota has clearly thought about this before as it made the FT-86 open concept and the one-off Supra targa:

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Look at that! Come on, Toyota, just do it.


Next, we have this suspiciously specific comment from Dude Drives Cars about the potential dangers of a keyfob that’s able to open windows:

Great until you inadvertently sit on yer car’s keyfob whilst huddled in the house watching the Toronto Maple Leafs lose another game during a snowstorm, causing all four windows to unknowingly drop and allowing snowdrifts to form inside your shiny new 2006 Mazda 6.

At least one can now try digging through infotainment submenus to disable the feature. Beats digging snow out of the car.

Finally, I can’t stop laughing at this comment from Taargus Taargus about today’s Skoda 1000MB cold start:

The good twin bought a Skoda 1000MB. She’ll use her new Skoda to escape the endless, black void.

The bad twin did not buy a Skoda 1000MB. Unfortunately, she’ll be spending more time in the endless, black void until she wises up.

In other news, I can’t help but automatically shorten the Skoda 1000MB to Skoda 1GB when I look at it.

Fantastic. Have a great evening, everyone.

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Alec Rosenbaum
Alec Rosenbaum
5 months ago

I saw the Supra Targa photo and now I cannot unsee Vin Diesel and Paul Walker sitting in it in my mind’s eye.

Maybe it’s something about the sun glistening off Diesel’s dome with the roof off.

Morgan van Humbeck
Morgan van Humbeck
5 months ago
Reply to  Alec Rosenbaum

Whatever it is, I saw the exact same thing

Taargus Taargus
Taargus Taargus
5 months ago

Wow, Supra Targa genuinely looks good to me. Is there some sort of gentleman’s agreement (or a harshly worded contract more likely) that Toyota won’t get all up into the Z4’s business? Cause I can’t think of another reason why they wouldn’t make that.

Thanks for the mention!

Cheap Bastard
Cheap Bastard
5 months ago

“If we can’t get a new MR2, maybe shave the roof off of the Supra or the GR86?”

Which would make a FR Miyata, S2000 or Z3 competitor, not a MR2.

Captain Muppet
Captain Muppet
5 months ago
Reply to  Cheap Bastard

I’ve had all three MR2s, and the convertible one was my least favourite. They were special because of the mid engine, not because they didn’t have a roof.

I’ve now got a GT86, and I deliberately didn’t buy an S2000 instead because I like having a roof.

Not The Ford 289
Not The Ford 289
5 months ago

I want a new Supra Aerotop! I mean, that would be cool as hell!

Toyota, Get on it!

5 months ago

The Mr2 is the Lotus Elise. The real Supra Mk5/6 is the Evora/Emira. At least they actually have Toyota engines!

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