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1986 Mazda RX-7Review
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It's A Great Car For College Students — Fun rear-wheel drive, rotary engine. Amazingly low idle rpm. Poor gas mileage and I had too much modifications so I ended up getting some kids tried to drag race with me like in Initial D quite a few times. But I just ignored them. Good handling and a lot of fun to drive a stick shift. The stereo I had was amazing as well. He and I went on many trip together and lots of great memories. I did most of the maintenance work on this car myself.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: great fun car

Cons: poor gas mileage

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In Love — in my eyes the perfect car. smooth revs. normal driving is more enjoyable just because the way that the car feels. its not very costly to buy. quality is great, come on 26 years old and still rockin sexy! very fun experience

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: everything. love the body lines. love the smoothness of the engine.

Cons: that shes waiting for me to rebuild her

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Fc3c S4 — Rotary Lead the way. Rotary power is a beast. good for high torque and power output. smooth and constant power band. hi revs and great for that Drift nut and his friends and family and a fun daily driver. it always turns heads and attracts attention anywhere and everywhere you and it goes. the driver/owner and the car get mad respect and sometimes attracts the wrong attention and police tend to notice it. but not so often though.

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

Pros: Perfection

Cons: nothing to hate its perfectino

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Rx7 — this car was bone stock just looks fast...power was lacking (for me..i drive a lot of turboed cars) otherwise a lot of fun..best part is i didnt have to stick a penny into it. it runs like a champ

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: WHAT IT IS.

Cons: The color wish it wasnt green

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Apex Glide — Awesome car its RWD and a great drift car as well as grip racing car and its fun just 2 mod with a rotary engine. plus it teaches the driver balance and brake control as well as momentum stability. Great.

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

Pros: RWD

Cons: Nothing

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One Word Fun — If only it was turbo it would have been perfect. By far the best handling car I ever drove. With traction or with no traction you could put the car anywhere with seemingly no effort. Steering was extremely sensitive and tight (favorite part about the car). No complaints except for the stupid shift light and buzzer that went off if you hit redline. Gas mileage is horrid. Never had to fix anything on the car. As long as you check your oil and add accordingly (made to burn some oil) and do all the little tricks, like rev when shutting down to get extra gas out and not letting it sit too long letting the seals dry out, this car will give no problems

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

Pros: One of the funnest cars to drive

Cons: Gas mileage and almost always sounds horrible at lower rpms no matter what you do with the exhaust

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Jump In A Mazda And Drive One Today — Performance- many mods, it might as well fly. Build Quality- lets put it this way when they came out with the 05 mustang they built them in Mazda American plants were the rx-8 hails from for quality and precision what more can i say Mazda always had it going on. Appearance- pics are a little old has new front bumper besides that has small scratches here and there it is an 86 barley any rust. Cost of Ownership- pull the check book, and it can burn holes in your pocket but i worked most of that out. Fun Factor- 10 outta 10

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

Pros: rotary engine, llite wieght, two seater, nissan eater, honda smoker

Cons: need rotary know how

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Its A Great Car Just With Some Issues.... It Is My 4th Rx7..... — Pros: its a rotary, its very well balanced, it sounds good, hadles good, its an rx-7, it destroys hondas, it has a MOMO STEERING WHEEL!, haha that is actually my favorite part and the 4 piston brakes! Cons: it needs a paint job, a new hood, better springs, a working interior fan so i could defrost the window, and a few others...

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

Pros: its not a honda! and its rear wheel drive....

Cons: it takes a lot of attention and care

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None Finer For A Guy With No Kids And A Skinny Wife — I loved the high revving horsepower, the brakes kept me out of trouble and it handled like a housefly. everything was ergonomically perfect in the interior and the seating postion made you at one with the car. perfect 50/50 weight ratio. Mileage sucked ass but repairs were nil as there were very few moving parts in a rotory motor. Mine wasn't laoded with all the gear which probably made it faster if not more visually appealingIt compared in stature to the Porche 924 but squashed it in every measurable and asthetic aspect. It was the Perfect 2 seater coupe!!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: PERFORMANCE!!

Cons: bad mileage, no back seat

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Rx-7 — Performance - No torque, perfectly balanced road ripper. Good build quality, however the wankel does come with its own set of trouble. Poor gas mileage if you like hearing high rpms... An utter blast to drive. It handles as if it were on rails, and is hard to beat in the twisties...

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

Pros: Performance

Cons: Wankel, gas mileage

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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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