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1983 Mazda RX-7 Review
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it is really fun to drive
vs2001 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
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Back Seats Ranked 2001 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution better.
"the rx-7 has no back seats"
Value Ranked 2001 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution better.
"it is made beater"
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Love It — any RX fan should make a point to travel back and drive an SA. everything is smooth about this car. launch, hard acceleration, braking, cornering, styling, just everything. i loved the experience and am looking forward to having it again.

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

Pros: the smoothness

Cons: its not mine

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I Love Her, She's My Baby Through And Through. — She performs, still hits those high revs like its nothing. I can spin through 2nd. The cornering ability of this vehicle is also not be underestimated or messed around with. If you can corner well, she can go around a corner as fast if not faster then any stock competition, 240s, 300's, supras, etc. She's built fairly well, I tend to break alot of bolts and whatnot, but it is a 83, things break and weakin over that kind of time. Still greats though, fresh cherry red paint job. She's not the cheapest car to drive though, I've done a lot of work to keep her on the road, but its all been fun. She's just to fun to let go.

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

Pros: FUN. Fun to drive, fun to work on.

Cons: Things break that shouldn't ever break, and its hard to find parts.

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Gives The More Expensive Sports Car Line Up A Run For Their Money. — 1st generation Mazda RX-7's where way before their time. Bold look with economy car fuel mileage and super car performance the RX-7 is a drivers car. High quality materials and workmanship go into the RX-7. Every screw, bolt, accessory and window is placed for a purpose and that purpose is to offer performance with the minimal loss of vehicle dynamics. 50/50 weight distribution, low curb weight, great suspension set up and aerodynamic body make a car that not only looks like a race car, but perform like one as well. Although the 1.1L Rotary engine does not have much torque, the low curb weight and carefully picked gear ratio and high rpm horsepower still make this car a quick and fast contender to european supercars. Mazda is the quiet car guru in the corner, not saying much but when they do say it, every word is thought out carefully. Durability way above expectations, although with very few moving parts, the Rotary engine does have flaws that require some knowledge of upkeep, car savvy people will find that despite the added upkeep that engine still provides a long lifetime if carefully maintained.

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

Pros: FUN! EXCITING! A true drivers car.

Cons: Although they are very durable, not a very good first car because of the extra upkeep needed.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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A+ — as far as looking at it, since it doesnt have the TII swap in it yet, the suspension is solid, with the swap it will easily be a 12 second car. only isssues with it is the tendency to oversteer. its a very good car for autox too!

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

Pros: looks, suspension, power.

Cons: apex seals.

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Affordable Sports Car... — performance is crappy only 100 some hp thus the v8 build quality- very stiff chassis for its age appearance- cheese wedge design that looks classic fun factor- is a great handling car that can stick to the roads like fuzz to a lint roller;)

Pros: its a classic thats rare these days

Cons: small

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Rx7 Series 2 1983 — For a 1983 model car I can still give most drivers a decent run for there money. Through windy roads of course, for straight line acceleration this car is not so quick. I have a custom exhaust, gilmer drive system, thermo fans instead of clutch fan, extend port 12a, extractors, 4.77 diff, front strut brace, koni suspension all round, king springs sport low etc etc. I love this car and all other rotary engined cars. You can rev the crap out of them so long as you treat them correctly and nothing will go wrong. The only thing that has failed so far is the water pump which I replaced myself easily. As far as looks go it's down to personal preference. This car is not economical, it chews the gas/petrol. This is mainly down to the modifications I have done though. It's great fun to drive anywhere, but especially on a track or through windy roads.

Pros: Everything

Cons: petrol consumption, needs to be maintained properly,

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Rotary Rocket — There's nothing funner than telling a guy with a big V8 that he just got dusted by a n/a car with only 70 cubic inches of displacement. I may get taken off the line but I will catch up and pass you in the turns. While you are shifting I'm just getting into my power band.

Pros: Vibration-free power up to 9k rpm. Awesome sound from the Weber DCOE and Racing Beat exhaust. Cornering capability is unreal. 2200 lbs empty. Will walk on n/a 2nd gen RX-7's all day long.

Cons: Was a little tail-happy before I got wider wheels and upgraded the suspension. Less torque than a piston engine, but makes up for it in hp with revs.

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Finally Braking And Handling To Match The Engine — Good handling, steering a little dead and too much play, but great gearbox, good performance, better economy, awesome sound. Feelgood car

Pros: Handling, sound, styling inside and out, very reliable and robust. Motor
lasted me 185,000

Cons: Fuel consumption, rear seat comfort, lots of exhaust noise from poorly
isolated rear compartment, steering play, noisy rear window wiper motor

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The Ultimate Giant Slot Car! — With a svelte weight of only 2350 and a powerful 12A Wankel rotary this car has the power to scoot! It handles like a giant slot car, it just never stops gripping! I've already competed in an autocross (beating a Miata :P ) and drag raced it multiple times. Best pass is a 16.344@83.34 with a dead clutch (it has 230,000 miles). It's in the garage getting a new clutch now (that's why I'm greasy at the moment...) and should be back up and setting new best times any day!

Pros: LIGHT weight, classic good looks, ether-worldly handling, rotary power, simple and easy to work on (a carburetor and a distributor!), two tops (glass and metal), clamshell hood, 4-wheel disc brakes.

Cons: 4x110 bolt pattern, no boost :(

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2002 Mazda RX-7 Reviews

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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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