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1978 Mazda RX-7Review

Mazda Wattttt — The performance in it is awesome as the motor has just been upgraded, build quality is pretty sweet for an old car. Interior could do with a new dash as its cracked from age and exterior wise it could do with a repsray but its still mint. Its an awesome car to drive and i love it

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: its rotary powered so quick as for a little car, handles mint!

Cons: the nucket seats give you a sore back on long journeys

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1978 Mazda RX-7Review

Banzai! — Performance- Excellent for 1978 standards. Although a modern Ford Focus would destroy me in acceleration, top speed, handling, braking, etc etc! Build quality- Excellent beyond comparison. Appearance- Beautiful....period. Cost of Ownership- PARTS IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND. Burns a lot of fuel 16 mpg average for its size. Maintenance intensive at this age, yet very reliable. It will always get you home. Fun Factor- A real blast to drive. Has the "what was that" factor. Very difficult at first to learn how to drive it, but once you do you will enjoy it. That car does take its toll as you will tire out quickly. Stiff ride, manual steering, manual tranny, constant shifting. Small cramped cockpit.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Vintage rotary power. The birth of a legend.

Cons: Parts and knowledgable mechanics VERY difficult to find.

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1978 Mazda RX-7Review

Mazda For Free — got it for hauling it off when a local towing yard was sold. It was an impound belonging to a wanted drunk driver. he was sent to prison and there the car has sat. It has 78,000 original miles and is in good shape. needs a title, a good overhaul and some new paint.

Pros: Low miles and in great overall shape

Cons: no title and its been sitting for 10 or more years now

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1978 Mazda RX-7 Coupe Review
vs1977 Datsun 280Z
1978 Mazda RX-7 Coupe winning categories:
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Front Seats Ranked 1977 Datsun 280Z better.
"More leg room"
Would Buy Ranked 1977 Datsun 280Z better.
"More fun to drive, RX7 had to reved to make power and gas mileage was worse on RX-7 "

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Reviews From Other Years

2002 Mazda RX-7 Reviews

Spirit R Review By Desmond

A great ride. Last batch of the production line, the spirit r is the best ever rx-7 of all time. The classic is also included in various racing video games at a good price. G R E A T car! Read More

Mazda Rx7 Fd3s By Willi

my mazda's rotary engine is the best in it's class, it's 1300cc rotary engine can give me somewhat 250+ Bhp, wonderful acceleration, very nice grip since mazda surely know how to built a high perform... Read More

2001 Mazda RX-7 Reviews

Awsome By Matt

When the second turbo hits its like a kick in the back of the head. Good handling likes to get the tail out a fair bit. Appearence is awsome looks like sex on wheels!!!! It would be the most fun car i... Read More

2000 Mazda RX-7 Reviews

Cool By Billy

overall it is a veri good car to drive around . one bad ting about tis car is high petrol consumption . the design wise is timeless . the best rotary base engine car every build in history . my favour... Read More

Fast With Amazing Lines By Benjamin

It's mine. I wouldn't swap it for anything. And the mods have only just begun! Twin turbo 13b, abs, lsd, power windows, air cond, power mirrors etc etc Read More

1998 Mazda RX-7 Reviews

Okay By Cole

Performance- Moderate acceleration. Braking is okay. and handling is moderate. Build quality- No repairs or strange noises. appearance- interior needed work,. exterior is like a Miata. Cost of Own... Read More

Mark 2,1.3 Litter With After Market Large Twin Trubo Beats A Cbr600 On 0-100km! (then Over Heat!!) By Cam

Had 2 of them at one time... Great fun to own... good looks too! Later vesion of the 1.3 Rotary Engine with twin turbo would gave 260ghp is much better then the 2.6litters earlier version. However the... Read More

1997 Mazda RX-7 Reviews

Rx-7 Fc By Josuah John

like it so i recommend it for those people who love potato engines and to add its an FR so drifting is quite easy the acceleration is also good so definitely a car that you must have that's all i can ... Read More

Mazda Rx7 3rd Generation By James

car had 280bhp standard but had mine boosted to 350bhp. car has tonnes of power and as is a rear wheel drive does not tolerate mistakes but is a proper purist drivers car and in the right hands great ... Read More

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