The MR2 was a cute line of economical sport(-ish) cars designed to provide a fun drive while maintaining reasonable fuel consumption and fairly simple repairs. Although there were three major series to this line, the first generation is the most brazenly interesting. The boxy lines and strangely accented features represent a microcosm of 1980s futurism. You could take this car to the cyberpocalypse and enjoy the drive there.
Even if the supercharger only adds 20 horsepower.
"In France the MR2 name was shortened to MR to avoid the similarity in pronunciation [...] with [...] est merdeux, meaning "(it) is shitty"."