$10,000 Car Challenge // MR2 vs VW Buggy FINALE

26 apr 2020
883 358 Skatījumi

It's Japan VS Germany in the battle of the rear engine cars! We had $10,000 each and ended up with an MR2 and an old VW Moong Buggy. After much fixing and modifications, these two rear engine nuggets will go through a series of challenges... and the WINNER TAKES ALL!
Will the mighty JDM MR2 take the ultimate prize, or will the modified VW Beetle take the victory with it's heavily tuned 2.1L engine? We're about to find out!
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    Mighty Car ModsMighty Car ModsPirms 7 Mēnešiem
    • The song at 19:20 sounds very similar to This is how we roll by Florida Georgia Line. lvworld.info/face/video/Yt2xl2rDjrxljdw

      Cody EllisCody EllisPirms 4 Mēnešiem
    • Put mrpoo engine in the moon buggy

      Thomas EllisonThomas EllisonPirms 6 Mēnešiem
    • Mighty Car Mods next up you guys should do a $1000 car challenge that would be awesome hahaha

      Ace of SpadesAce of SpadesPirms 6 Mēnešiem
    • I purchased one just now

      Oek FohOek FohPirms 6 Mēnešiem
    • 22:48 Later that day, _"Babe, you never believe what happened today"_

      Peter KnaggePeter KnaggePirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • I want the MR2 to live on in the MCM garage. Fix the ABS, make the engine strong and do some real work on it.

    Dylan 'Sonmambulist' HarwoodDylan 'Sonmambulist' HarwoodPirms 6 dienām
  • Makes me so sad to see what happened to the Moon Buggy but so glad to see that it wont be crushed but fixed and live a better life. One off things like that (thats even registerable) are so hard to come by.. so cool. That (when working) would be such a sweet mountain pass car.. I want it!

    James MarksJames MarksPirms 13 dienām
  • Moog always cheats off the lights..

  • Didn’t put zinc oil in it

    Jake ButlerJake ButlerPirms Mēneša
  • Hey boys, what happens with the MR2 and the moonbuggy now? I mean other than the mooni going in the bin. Whats marty doin with his MR2?

    TheBritishGamer BTGTheBritishGamer BTGPirms Mēneša
  • The MR2 DOES blow your hat off! I’ve lost two good TRD hats that way with mine. Totally random times, too.

    Neg AtiveNeg AtivePirms Mēneša
  • I didn't realize it was mid engine. And you call yourself a car guy?

    James MancusoJames MancusoPirms Mēneša
  • Hey guys, I was wondering if you guys could give me some advice or help on what to get for my first car. I’ll have 9k by august next year and was looking for something as cool as the mr2 you guys worked on, mainly because that was my dads first car (which I never got to see) and he was the one who introduced me to you guys and your awesome videos. Any help would be much appreciated ☺️

    Adam SharpAdam SharpPirms Mēneša
  • And you go to Tay Tay music during the drift challenge?!!!!

    John JonesJohn JonesPirms Mēneša
  • There's a mod to put a Toyota engine into those 'rail' VW setups; would work perfectly there and make a really interesting (and reliable) car.

    Danger PudgeDanger PudgePirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • you should swap in a 2L wrx engine into the moon buggy. or a 2.5L single cam from a forester. BRING BACK THE MOON BUGGY

    Names are terribleNames are terriblePirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Poor Moog. Didn't even get to go along for the skids. :(

    RaffraRaffraPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • I've just come across your channel!!! How have I missed it??!! Absolutely awesome!!

    Al UddinAl UddinPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Is it just me, or does it look like Moog puts his foot down halfway through “3” in both the drag race and the 0-60-0? Cheeky strategy there man.

    Robert RamosRobert RamosPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • the beetle engine would be EXTREMELY cheap to fix, now finding older bug panels in the u.s. that will cost more than 2 built rails....

    Ryan HensleyRyan HensleyPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • I was thrilled to see it finish. I was wondering the whole time about the sand in all of the gaskets. Please rebuild the moonbuggy. Do a flat 6 swap:)

    Andy LoweAndy LowePirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Perfect day. It might blow the bugiii but this is the reason why we buy cars to max them out and enjoy

    Pixie MotoPixie MotoPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Not being funny or anything but you guys would be great on a tv show, LVworld is great and all just think yous would do so much better on the telly

    Josh Cameron CameronJosh Cameron CameronPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • The vag needs a boxer engine

    jojet1980jojet1980Pirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • The vag was better under breaking cause of how big the tyres are

    suttscraigsuttscraigPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Song released yet?

    Zeltrax !Zeltrax !Pirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Marty should have made the gift conditional- Isaac has to put a Camry V6 in the buggy

    S VDKS VDKPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • great effort getting that MR2 up and running what an awesome little car sounds so good haha. Oh also that engine that went into the bug needs to be attached to the rear of that caged beast!! whoop whoop!!

    lindsay brownlindsay brownPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • k20a buggy, you know it Moog

    Azz _Azz _Pirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Words cannot express how much I love the W20 MR2. A relative of mine has one we plan on fixing for my older sister's wedding and (somehow) is gonna be mine by the end of it. I cannot wait. I've been wanting to get my hands on this car for years and seeing it kick the arse of a VW is so satisfying

    MoodyMoodyPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • That laugh on Marty while drifting it pays off for the hardship he went through with this MR2. HATS OFF!

    Rye EstepaRye EstepaPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • I never understood why you blew thousands in the mr2 and half assed the buggy. If it was gonna blow the rockers covers off, you should have known and have fixed it long before the competition. It's not like the MR2 was a quick fix.. You had plenty of time and the buggy was a completely custom car.. it was worth more $$$ and effort than it got sadly.. and you never mentioned the total cost of each. Fun to watch but completely meaningless.

    MeZmeriZe_MeZmeriZe_Pirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • I love the squirrel at 5:55 LOL. Keep up the great work guys!

    phfreelancephfreelancePirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Please put a boosted EJ in the Moon Buggy - that would be properly awesome. 100% would like to see it happen too.

    Cobalt6700Cobalt6700Pirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Id like to see you guys get a V35 and modify it and see what you can do with it

    Broke G GarageBroke G GaragePirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Early MR2 don't snap oversteer

    David DeyDavid DeyPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • I enjoyed this build of the turbo mrpoo as we too in the old country didn’t get that version unless thru a personal import / grey import etc But recently saw this US Arizona build of a similar car and because it’s so hot there too, over 100F, I thought you may like to see the engine mods, especially as I noticed you got parts from across the pond for your build I’ve added the recent fan build vid link below, I hope you might enjoy / learn 👍🏻 lvworld.info/face/video/nd6vY6vUep2PcNQ

    Sale_SharkSale_SharkPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • MCM > motortrend

    Aaron DraperAaron DraperPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Axis powers challenge.

    Timothy Andrew KengTimothy Andrew KengPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • moog tires size on braking

    Buck The Banjo PlayerBuck The Banjo PlayerPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • they seldom deal with rear end or final drive gearing, which is 100% of racing

    Buck The Banjo PlayerBuck The Banjo PlayerPirms 5 Mēnešiem
    • It is far from 100% of racing, but it does play a bigger part in drag racing than other formats. You need to remember the cars they do are all road biased cars too, and fitting final drive suitable for racing is rarely well suited to street driving.

      Serena HansenSerena HansenPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • That MR2 is sweet looks awesome sounds awesome and I like the back plate MR2SXY so cool. Moonbuggy is wild looking to bad it broke down it has great acceleration well done guys :)

    berettagt88berettagt88Pirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • who else is here so they can listen to the original version of 'afraid to loose' before Moog changed it?

    darthnightdarthnightPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • *snap oversteers like a boss*

    Eazy EEazy EPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • How do you convert kilowatts into Horsepower

    Grunkle StanGrunkle StanPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • They can't beat you in a race if their vehicle breaks.

    Papa BlessPapa BlessPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • 5:55 Lost it bahaha

    Mark WilsonMark WilsonPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Would love to see the Moon Buggy after Isaac gets her all fixed up.

    DeepPastryDeepPastryPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • thanks for waking up my family with the dragon flies haha. i laughed so hard and spat my bourbon everywhere.

    Dane SmitsDane SmitsPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Vag sub turbo plz

    evelyn ashmanevelyn ashmanPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • It flew the hair off😂😂

    7supersnake77supersnake7Pirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • that MR2 turbo sounds like a sexy lil pigeon

    TLOTLOPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Mr2 all the way. Sorry... (mr2 owner)

    Eddie 28Eddie 28Pirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • I like this version of afraid to lose😪❤

    TWIZATWIZAPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • there's so much liquid coming from that vage. hahahahahahahah

    richard Hrichard HPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Seeing Marty have that much fun after all that effort was great! Kudos to Moog for the soundtrack too

    cnobel4lcnobel4lPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Bet my 95 Buick Regal could smoke em 🤪🤪

    Darryl HaycockDarryl HaycockPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • There’s a lot of liquid coming out of that vag. That really got me

    River IrelandRiver IrelandPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • I've seen your other videos as well as this one, continue the great work, please subscribe to us.

    Crux Interfacing SolutionsCrux Interfacing SolutionsPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Wow 🤩 these both are fast very fast but the mr2 liked the skids and noo the moon buggy got a knock is a rebuild in the works 😃 yeeee is as car wow that so nice

    curtis wilcockcurtis wilcockPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • JDM car with grip?

    SBinnala Racing divisionSBinnala Racing divisionPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Sound battle: The MR2 wins because the VW sounds like a junkyard reject from the 1960s, just calling it as I hear it. Acceleration/stopping test is completely flawed everyone knows that you should havre done a "LeMans Start" where you stand 5 feet away from the vehicle, and on the Go command, you run to the vehicle, put on your seatbelt, helmet (where needed) start the engine then go and stop. You also completely failed to do 3 laps around the racetrack in the rain, which would prove the actual usability and practicality of each car.

    Billy BobBilly BobPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • That Buggy sounds like an oversized lawnmower

    Internet ExplorerInternet ExplorerPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • who the hell got 10k to spend on a car?

    AlphaWolfBloodAlphaWolfBloodPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • VAG dominates!..... almost

    Kruisin WagenKruisin WagenPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Time to slam in or gently install a Subaru 2.0 or 2.5.

    FGIALC GorgeFGIALC GorgePirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Did you at least organise a way for Isaac to get the moon buggy home? Kind of looks like you left him alone on the lot with a broken car to deal with ahaha.

    Russell ShemouilRussell ShemouilPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Sorry, but the VW wins. It beat that MR2 with just carbs. MR2 had a Turbo, If that thing was NA. That VW would have stomped it all the way.

    HeavyTanker1945HeavyTanker1945Pirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Pleeeease stop killing the engine right after a run! Absolute death to turbo cars 😟

    Fredrik SivertsenFredrik SivertsenPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • I would hate to see what the coefficient of drag is on the VW Moon Buggy.

    Bobby ChudobaBobby ChudobaPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Hi mcm, big fan. Would love to see some side pipes on the moon buggy.

    Rohith SajjaRohith SajjaPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • If You plan to have children, You should think over the habit of eating tofu.

    Liten FaraLiten FaraPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • The mr2 dominates the sound test. The vag sounds shit

    Milkman69nerMilkman69nerPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Stick am EJ20 in the moon buggy, only thing for it.

    Cian RyanCian RyanPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Need to release the song featured near the end 😭

    Brody CasasBrody CasasPirms 6 Mēnešiem
    • Link to the song at 19:02 lvworld.info/face/video/ib3RiWynrcqJmJU

      JoannaJoannaPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • So, that's why all VAG cars comes with a mechanic.

    Jesse WJesse WPirms 6 Mēnešiem
    • Mr2 sounds so sick

      zijuiy wttuyzijuiy wttuyPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • The moon buggy needs a Wankle swap.

    Black SnowmanBlack SnowmanPirms 6 Mēnešiem
    • Link to the song at 19:02 lvworld.info/face/video/ib3RiWynrcqJmJU

      zijuiy wttuyzijuiy wttuyPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • "Let's take it straight to the tip" LOL, won't be a very long ride...

    JoannaJoannaPirms 6 Mēnešiem
    • maybe try an NA ej20 with those webers, itd be mental lads

      JoannaJoannaPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • " I'm giving you another point because the vag has liquids coming out of it" I'm like doesn't that happen in real life with the real thing tho?😂😂😂🤔

    Dillon FordDillon FordPirms 6 Mēnešiem
    • Mr2 import turbo .... in the uk this car put so so so so many cosworths to bed .... and you have so much space to think you understand understeer 🤪 95 on better rear

      JoannaJoannaPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Crank case pressure, need a vent? Should add battery power...

    Rick StevensRick StevensPirms 6 Mēnešiem
    • come on don’t compare a car with millions spent on design and development against a road/sand buggy .....

      bofooit gojobofooit gojoPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • MR-2's are 2sexy. Pop head light delete looks so good.

    similaritiesendheresimilaritiesendherePirms 6 Mēnešiem
    • Mr2 import turbo .... in the uk this car put so so so so many cosworths to bed .... and you have so much space to think you understand understeer 🤪 95 on better rear

      bofooit gojobofooit gojoPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • the camber on that buggy makes it look like shit

    B SB SPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Can we see you put a bike engine in that vw. Like a r1 engine

    Antony GunstoneAntony GunstonePirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Song is Afraid to Lose - Katia Fuscaldo (spotify) Thank me later

    AJAJPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Just K-swap the VW already

    superbarniesuperbarniePirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Swap it with daisy engine? Wait daisy engine was swapped? Or not i forgot

  • Great episode, thanks. This has really made me miss my MR2's: -AW11 Supercharger with a boat-load of rare mods; sadly swindled out of me. -SW20 NA; given to my brother who sold it to a friend who instantly blew it up! ...My Busso GTV is a lovely car with the best V6 ever made. Yet even though it's a fast Alfa it's no where near as much fun.

    Charles MouseCharles MousePirms 6 Mēnešiem
    • Such Aussies

      soinu foigsoinu foigPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Moog: There is so much liquid coming out of that vag Marty: due to the unreliability of your old vag 😂😂😂

    Shelvin ChandShelvin ChandPirms 6 Mēnešiem
    • That VW sounded terrible, in my opinion

      soinu foigsoinu foigPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Mr2 song please where can I buy it or download from please

    Diogo MTBDiogo MTBPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • maybe try an NA ej20 with those webers, itd be mental lads

    Petrol MonkeyPetrol MonkeyPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Link to the song at 19:02 lvworld.info/face/video/ib3RiWynrcqJmJU

    DrDreMateDrDreMatePirms 6 Mēnešiem
    • It blew my hair off too 😂

      zijuiy wttuyzijuiy wttuyPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Mr2 sounds so sick

    E92 BrianE92 BrianPirms 6 Mēnešiem
    • 6:16 Never thought anyone actually used auto gun XD Sounds good tho

      zijuiy wttuyzijuiy wttuyPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • "i thought this car was a rear engine car, turns out its mid engined" the car is literally called MR (mid engined, rwd) come on Marty :D

    Jai GilmoreJai GilmorePirms 6 Mēnešiem
    • youre wrong actually

      Funky TownFunky TownPirms Mēneša
    • its midship run-about

      AAALeadBatteryAAALeadBatteryPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • I've just discovered you guys and this is literally better than the new top gear man, you guys need a international TV show

    Bram HenryBram HenryPirms 6 Mēnešiem
    • Yo can see the vag dominate Mr 💩 .... Lol. 😆 great reference,,,

      CassieCassiePirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Mr2 import turbo .... in the uk this car put so so so so many cosworths to bed .... and you have so much space to think you understand understeer 🤪 95 on better rear suspension... still flip out on edge but unfair competition..... I could build a car that would destroy your mr2 or I have.... a car it cost £800 English it’s 16 years old and standard...... come on don’t compare a car with millions spent on design and development against a road/sand buggy .....

    dean clarkedean clarkePirms 6 Mēnešiem
    • I was expecting them to say "in this episode of mcm marty snap steers into an armco"

      soinu foigsoinu foigPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • I've never seen a video have 2160p quality, until now!

    Brandon StevensBrandon StevensPirms 6 Mēnešiem
    • Yo can see the vag dominate Mr 💩 .... Lol. 😆 great reference,,,

      soinu foigsoinu foigPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • let the moonbuggy live again. put a scooby motor in it :)

    Chaos FruitbatChaos FruitbatPirms 6 Mēnešiem
    • I'm glad they stopped calling it "rear" engine heh. Id love to see a proper rear engine battle. But with 2 rules, no bugs, and no porches

      CassieCassiePirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Great series. Sorry to see the Moon Buggy go out like that, but apparently there is such a thing as too much power. I'll bet Mr Poo would've launched better if it had the same width rear tires - I'm surprised the buggy didn't grenade the transmission first considering how much rubber it was running.

    Sean CurrySean CurryPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Does anyone else wanna see the moon buggy off its Tits on boost chasing Leroy for 7's?

    Brett YoungBrett YoungPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • MrPoo sounded like a sewing machine

    Watching You-DailyWatching You-DailyPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Martin is a very modest guy. That's a hard car to fix back stock. Hats off bro.

    Dwight KnightDwight KnightPirms 6 Mēnešiem
    • I agree and add that moog is quite humble as well. He made up a rule as he went "if your car fails to function at the end, you lose" to paraphrase. Nice to see normal people on the web whilst quarantined. ..peace

      big Hurttbig HurttPirms 6 Mēnešiem

    callum vincercallum vincerPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Put a subie boxer in it.

    haight75haight75Pirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • That VW sounded terrible, in my opinion

    Pleuvoir RacingPleuvoir RacingPirms 6 Mēnešiem
    • Top series fellas, heaps of entertainment and learning. Secretly glad the MR2 won, just because I've got a soft spot for the 3SGTE :D

      mikin liroumikin lirouPirms 6 Mēnešiem