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Thanks Josh. I think the "don't see too many MR2s" is part of the problem. (Why this car didn't succeed as an alternative to the Miata I don't understand.) It's too easy for service guys to make incorrect assumptions.
This case went beyond wrong assumptions though: doing one tread depth reading and copying it to all four tires. My rear tires wore out the previous year and had been replaced, so the tread was fine. That's the reading that they put down for all tires. He also copied the tire pressure reading from the rears. I had expected them to tell me the front tires were due for replacement, and would have considered buying the tires from them that day. Needless to say, I bought the front replacements elsewhere, about a week later.
It is a rather uncomfortable feeling to be a consumer trying to educate the dealer service reps about MR2 tire pressure. If they don't even know about that, how can I expect them to know how to fix something more complex? Where do I go when something is really wrong and needs repair?
I grew up around Chevy V8s, and while I love driving Japanese cars, when I open the hood it all looks so jammed together that I get lost fast. So yes, if you find the air filter, let me know!