it really depends on what you are looking for, my roomate drives a 91 MR2 and while it is a great fun car, if you are looking for a DD it may not be the best choice over an RS. They are small so you really can only carry you and a couple of bags, they have synchro problems if you get a pre 93 car, the mileage on them is starting to rack up as the newest one you could get is 10 years old, not the safest all around vehicles if your in an accident or driving in less than pleasant conditions. An RS would give you a bit more space and room, a little more practical, probably less miles on it, and still AWD assurance for the daily grind. If you want an MR2 badly, I would suggest DD the WRX and built the snot out of the MR2 as parts will be going out anyways, might as well upgrade. And they are not cheap for their age.