1987 Mazda RX-7 User Reviews

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    1987 Mazda RX-7 TurboReview
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    My Favorite Car Of All Time. — I tried for almost 7 years to get the owner of this car to sell it to me. When he finally called and said the time was right for him, I was there 12 hours later knocking the dust off of it and towing it to my local mechanic for inspection. After roughly 5 years of sitting in one place, and the engine never running at all in that time...all they did is put in a new battery and it started right up. Oh yeah, and no leaks! My intention is to have this car have a true color change to black, with a nice clear coat.

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

    Pros: Love the exterior appearance. It's a classic from the 80's, and gets a lot of positive attention.

    Cons: Hard to find mechanics that have knowledge of the rotary engine.

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    Sweet Ride. — First sports car. Got me through high school. Smooth ride, with plenty of speed. Super fun to drive and race. Easy to work on, but rarely needed, just brakes and oil. Charcoal grey paint always looked its best. Girls couldn't stay away.

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

    Pros: Handling and feel.

    Cons: Nothing

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    Great Car, Shoot For A Turbo Model, — By far my favorite car that ive ever owned. handling was amazing, and it would kill modified cars on back roads. most fun car ive ever owned. the turbo model is far faster than my GXL but i do intend on buying another.

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

    Pros: high revving rotary engine, 50-50 weight distribution provides perfect handling

    Cons: Rotary engine is not easy to repair if one is unexperienced with them

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    Fun Car With Unforeseen Costs. — Fun car to drive! Scary acceleration, excellent braking and handling. Good fit and finish, developed a few squeaks and rattles. Looked like it could get a speeding ticket wile parked at the curb. Got good gas mileage. Replacement pares were very expensive $475.00 for a head light switch / turn signal module, $200.00 each for mufflers, and was told by one parts store to stop by Brinks and burrow one of their trucks to go to a dealer for a catalytic converter. The A/C some times would switch to high heat when you hit a bump and vise versa.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fun to drive

    Cons: Repair cost.

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    Rx-7 — Rotary engine, 1.3L, ~220 hp and lbs/torque looks good with body kits very fun rear wheel drive excellent drifting car, i will have one of these cars just a newer year in about a year. Single turbo is better than a twin turbo for performance.

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

    Pros: Drifting

    Cons: none

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    My Lovely Rx7 — performance: 13b turbo large street port and polish with Garrett 60 trim cold side and 80 hot side has 5th and 6th injectors fabbed to the intake also 3inch intercooler piping and front mount stage 3 mazdaspeed clutch and lightweight flywheel oil injection blockrd of along with any emissions stuff too and 3inch turbodown pipe to a megan racing muffler build quality: built solid and paintrd decent to for being a street car appearance: its nice very unique front only needs to be painted and the hood finished lol other than that the car is clean and the interior is cleaner than a newer car cost of ownership: gets about 10 mpg and takes 93+ fuel plus 2 stroke oil mixed at 100:1 ratio not many people know how to work on them fun factor: 12 out of 10 its crazy fast definitely an 11 sec car it scared me the first time i drove it and it handles so nice

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

    Pros: everything

    Cons: attracts police

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    Fc — I loved the car, it was easy to drive and was only a little underpowered. This RX-7 was my first car and I bought it for $500. Money well spent, as I personally don't think I could have gotten a better deal (as far as performance went). This car wasn't in too great shape, the underbody had a lot of rust and some of the electronics didn't work (radio and interior lights, oh and the gas gauge :P). Still in spite of that, it was a lot of fun to drive. It was a pure experience, since the car was non turbo, had manual steering, no abs, and was the lightest RX-7 for that year. I drove it on twisty roads near my house and it always did what I asked.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: fun as hell to drive, easy to work on, distinctive sound

    Cons: being an old car, lots of stuff needs replacing, needs maintenance more often being a rotary sports car

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    A True Drivers Car, Rewards Whay — Great handeling and amazing levels of grip, bit thirsty but when turboed its supposed to drink less. Great build quality, recently changed the rear brake pads all you have to do is undo one bolt one nut and spin the calipers... this car was built to live on the track and be maintatined quickly.

    Pros: RWD, Cheap to buy

    Cons: MPG, Engines need constant attention and re-builds at ~100k

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    My 87 Base N/a Rxz7 — I love this car....I bought this car when I was 15 years old and have owned it since....The car has a few things going on with it(visual mostly) and I will be taking care of it when I get a chance to...I love it just the way it is so it may be a while....It is completely stock and the base model for that year....The car is soooo base that it came with steelies instead of the phone dials if you rx7 heads know what I mean....But, it weighs less because of the less options....I LOVE THIS CAR!!!!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: BASE MODEL!!!!

    Cons: Exterior/Intirioir appearance

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    I'd Buy One For Everyday Of The Year. — This is my baby. It is modified with a bigger turbo, front mount intercooler, new computer, fuel system. It makes like 320 horsepower and is a rocket ship. It is alot of fun to drive. The sound is amazing. It lacks a little bit in the mileage department but you can't have your cake and eat it too.

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

    Pros: Fast, cool people own these

    Cons: Motor rebuilds are expensive

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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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