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1990 Mazda RX-7Review
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Pure Sports Car — The 2nd generation RX7 is an under rated car now because of its age when compared to the flag ship model the FD3S. Both models share the same design engine only difference is age and development of these two engines/cars. The series 4 Series 4 (1986–1988) was available with a naturally aspirated 108kw and turbocharged engine 135kw The series 5 (1989–1992) was released with updated cosmetics, bigger turbine housings, higher compression ratio 9.0:1, better engine management systems and a slightly better interior styling. note: In japan the turbocharged models were released N/A models were only exported to USA, Australia etc. The RX7 is well known in the motorsport world for its superior handling and its infamous engine the 13B. Its participated in drag racing events, circuit racing and now drifting.

Pros: Good engine power/response, excellent handling/balance.

Cons: Age, styling, fuel economy.

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1990 Mazda RX-7 GXLReview
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A Must Test Drive. — It's a pleasing car to the eye. Handles well, responses extremely well to the throttle, no bogging, no hics, nothing negative. Gas mileage was rather poor for a 1.3L 165 hp engine... 14-16 mpg is what I could only get. You could say it was because I stomped it a lot or my foot was the problem, yet my 85 mustang gets 13-14 with me laying on it hard every now and then. And its a V8 210 HP motor. Other than that, it was a BLAST to drive, it felt nimble, ready to take anything thrown at it. It performed, handled WELL at screaming speed/rpms. Not to mention the very smooth 7000-9500 RPM roars, compared to my 85 that shakes violently at 5-6k.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Nimble, rather fast, responsive, downright fun to drive.

Cons: Gas mileage, and a bit expensive to repair, and have to relearn the theory on engines as its a rotary engine not the typical piston engine.

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1990 Mazda RX-7 TurboReview
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Amazing Fun — Performance- this car has great acceleration and overall engine performance and is a blast to drive, the car brakes and handles amazing given that both areas have been upgraded. The build quality is okay but whoever built it originally did it in a hurry, the interior and exterior of the car are both not the greatest given it is a purpose built car. the cost of ownership is to be determined. This cars fun factor is amazing the car is a blast to drive and the HKS exhaust sounds sick.

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

Pros: JDM right hand drive

Cons: none

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1990 Mazda RX-7 GTUReview
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Eric's First Rx7 — Mazda Rx7 FC3s 2nd generation Performance- 1.3 Liter Rotary Engine acceleration is strong and smooth due to the design of the Rotary engine. Brakes are soild and the car handles really well Overall is a well balance car If you want a start and go car the Rx7 is NOT the car for you, go get some Civic Ricer if u wanna do that. This car require you to have patience and love, If you dont got them dont get Rx7

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: I like it as my first car

Cons: this is Old school

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1990 Mazda RX-7 STD ConvertibleReview
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Early "mid-life Crisis" Car? — Bought this car on a whim. Totally beautiful car - loved driving it topdown around ATL. Quick enough, I suppose, but its not really about driving fast, more about cruising. Rotary engine limited the life of the car since they don't get past 150K very well. Average MPG, average quality, but that's not why you buy a convertible, is it?

Pros: Drop top styling, gets lots of looks

Cons: Not the fastest or the most efficient

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1990 Mazda RX-7 STD ConvertibleReview
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I Love It — I love it, great price. It has great power and handling after the swap and its nice to be able to let the top down. the swap was a bit of a pain since its a JDM engine but i have a megasquirt on the way and a usdm harness finally. the forums were fairly helpful for the swap if you are preparing to do one just KNOW your rotaries first!!

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

Pros: I love the fact that everything on this one is so much simpler to work on then my 3rd gen

Cons: needs a new top :-(

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1990 Mazda RX-7 TurboReview
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If You Buy One, You Will Eventually Buy Another. — I had a non-turbo 1988 RX-7 before this one and learned a lot in that car. The RX-7 was my 2nd & 3rd car. The look grows on you as you drive it day by day. Also these cars actually taught me how to drive well. I took one to a track day and the other to a Drift day and autocross. Favorite Mod: Suspension (KYB Shocks & Eibach Springs)

Pros: Rear Wheel Drive

Cons: MPG

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1990 Mazda RX-7 STD ConvertibleReview
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You Will Have To Pry The Steering Wheel From My Cold Dead Hands To Take This Car Away From Me. — Great chassis. Non turbo rotary was a great motor, just not enough power to put me in my place but enough to have fun. Hopefully the torque and power of the LS1 swap will be enough to scare me. Best convertible chassis wise ever made for the price. I hope the big V8 won't tear it apart.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

Pros: Great chassis.  Timeless design.

Cons: Gas mileage.

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1990 Mazda RX-7 GXLReview
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1990 Rx7 13bre S5 — Im more than in love with my RX7. The pure mechanics behind the RE is so innovative. Its has 50/50 weight ratio which is perfect for the track or touge. and thats what i love about this car. Its built for what i want to do with it. heck yea

Pros: Great motor

Cons: needs a little body work

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1990 Mazda RX-7 TurboReview
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Turboed Right Hand Drive Rotary Is Amazing — This car is a lot of fun when boost hits its amazing, the brakes that were on the car where amazing the new brakes should be better, the section coiliovers that are on it make it handle amazing. Its a rotary it always needs repairs.

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

Pros: its amazing

Cons: none

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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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