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1988 Mazda RX-7Review
Kenny writes:
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Amazing Car — you cant drive it when you have weather. it is amazing because it is so fast and sporty looking. you cant haul anything really. it has a rotory engine. you have to keep it in good running shape. otherwise it runs bad

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: it is a sports car

Cons: cant drive in weather

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1988 Mazda RX-7Review
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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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1988 Mazda RX-7Review
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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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1988 Mazda RX-7Review
Ben writes:
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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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1988 Mazda RX-7Review
Rob writes:
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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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1988 Mazda RX-7Review
Andrew writes:
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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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1988 Mazda RX-7Review
Brandon writes:
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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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1988 Mazda RX-7Review
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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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1988 Mazda RX-7Review
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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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1988 Mazda RX-7Review
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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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Reviews From Other Years

2002 Mazda RX-7 Reviews

Review By nickidea

I like this car no matter how it’s customized by other people, I think all builds r amazing , nothing is missing when it comes to the car. Read More

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

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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