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Love Them Oh So Much. — Performance, from N/A to Turbo is night and day. Power gain is worth the extra money you buy an N/A for. Handling is excellent, haven't really owned one with above average, non worn out suspension but with a suspension upgrade it'd handle like a dream. Brakes are definitely beefy enough. Love them to death.

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

Pros: Revs, mmm.

Cons: Fuel milage

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I Will Remain Jevarx7 For Life Cause Of This Car! — I like everything and i only dont like that i havent put much money into it yet. Its got potential and has a great destiny for the track. It has phenomenal accel even tho it could be quicker if it were a different newer model(which comes in time)

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

Pros: Its fast, handles great, and girls love it

Cons: Has a 3800rpm stumble at the moment

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Only If You Have The Extra Funds To Do So — the performance was acceptable, it was a late 80's car so it is heavier. not the best on fuel economy. it has a nice cockpit feel, although some would call it cramped. if you are six foot or taller then this probably is not the car for you.

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

Pros: the rotary gives a smooth powerband

Cons: harder to find parts, older so many parts need replaced

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The Rx-7 Is A Classic And Sharp-looking Car. — Rotary cars are a love or hate relationship. The RX-7 is light and nimble, and very easy to control even in tight curves at higher speeds. However, naturally aspirated versions of the 13B twin rotary engine feel a bit lacking in power. The turbocharged models are very rare. Also, the rotary engine typically has a much shorter lifespan than traditional piston engines. That and the fact that once you DO need engine work, it's nearly impossible to do yourself. No heads, cams, and valves: try rotors, rotor housings, and ports. Even still, it's a sharp looking car that is pretty fun to drive.

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

Pros: This car is for the classic gearhead that wants something different, or the spirited driver that wants something cheap to play with

Cons: You should avoid this car if you're wanting to make big power on a smaller budget, or if you plan on having more than one passenger.

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Glad I Owned One But Wouldn't Ever Buy Another One Again — good car but the gas mileage was less than perfect. 14mpg is just plain bad for a two seater sportscar. and the wankle motors last a while but once they start to drop they drop quick and its cheaper to buy a new one then rebuild it. but extremely fast for the money and lots of torque

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: speed and drifting

Cons: mpg, maintenance, and storage space

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Rx — best engine ever 2 stoke great handling speed and looks sexy lines and well engineered suspension however needs a better dash as it is just a plastic jap dash. large blind spots but who cares at the speed your driving anyways

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

Pros: acceleration and handling

Cons: interior

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My 88 Mazda Rx7 Convertible Tii — This is an 88 mazda rx7 convertible tII.....For those that dont know, the rx7 convertible was sent to the U.S. with the n/a engine only..In japan there was only the turbo engine in the rx7's so the convertible was turbo there also. The car is a blast to drive and the convertible is not seen much in my state...The cost of ownership for any rotary-engined car is high....So, if you don't have patience and money I would not advise dealing with these vehicles...But they are SOOOOO FUN!!!!

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

Pros: Convertible,turbo and pretty clean when washed....

Cons: Prone to flood and be a headache at times.....

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Awesome Rotary Powered Convertible. — This is the RX-7 for cruising. If I wanted the fastest FC, I'd find a turbo II. Fuel consumption is that of a V8 truck, but man will enter the twisties like no other. Really a great car to have on those sunny weekends!

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

Pros: Hearing that wankel engine with the top down.

Cons: it has the fuel consumption of a V8 truck.

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Buy One! — 1988 Turbo II. Fun little car, easy to make fast, very easy to work on. Perfect enthusiasts car, not so much for those who just want a zero maintenance ride. Amazing handling, extremely nimble, and it has a hardcore following of enthusiasts that make it easy to obtain information and exchange ideas.

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

Pros: Fast, nimble, easy to work on

Cons: Needs to be pampered.  Unreliable at the limits of power

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Rx-7 Tii —

Performance- Great on everything for being made in the 80s only problem is constantly warming up and cooling down so i don't destroy the turbo. its 50/50 weight distro is also key to its good performance, i would be weary on cooling though, radiator and intercooler modification are recommended the wheels are also kinda restrictive since they dont allow massive amounts of air to the brakes thus heating them excessively on heavey braking after brake modifications. Build- Decent its an 80s Japanese coupe things break but not too seriously most of it is just due to age no manufacture fault Appearance- the only decent interior is black but i had to add some of my own custom flare to it with some tucked guages and hidden wires and trick switches for some of the standard equipment to hide things away Cost- if its a stocker its cheap, and most of it is great for a diy kinda person, mileage is trash though 12ish to the gallon Fun- Off the scales its easy to keep in a straight line drag, or run tight through the turns or if your into it and want to kick out the rear its just so manageable as a stock car, but as soon as you break the 250whp threshold it becomes more attuned to its race heritage and gets more complicated, thats where i think i have the most fun is when i can just barrel in with out a care i enjoy heel-toe downshift then a hard turn in barely on the edge of grip great car

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

Pros: fun, sporty, small, quick, manageable, effective

Cons: low mpg, modifications sky rocket maintenance, expensive mods

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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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