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MAZDA RX-7 Used Car Review

In 1978 Mazda continued its love affair with the distinctive piston-less rotary engine with the RX-7 - a compact, rear-wheel-drive sports car. The RX-7 combined great handling with the famously smooth and high-revving engine to establish a classic, especially in third-generation guise. Its reputation wasn't harmed by local success in the Bathurst 12-hour endurance race, when it won three successive events from 1992 to 1994.

Pros

Cons

  • Fantastic, high-revving performance
  • Great balance of power, grip, handling and braking
  • Low-rev punch of twin-turbo rotary engine
  • A classic Japanese sports car
  • Rotary engine's thirst for fuel/oil and susceptibility to wear
  • Boot not very practical
  • Second-generation model more GT than sports car
  • Good used examples are fairly expensive
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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TopMazda Rx7 1981

  • 130000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

130000 kms 3 owners very original please no message call only Serious buyers. Offers over 25

$28,000
Blue Haven, NSW

17/05/2021

Top1994 Mazda Rx7 FD3s (Bridgeport)

  • 0 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

Hi Guys, I have my beautiful Black FD RX7 for sale. I have spent a substantial amount of time and money bringing her up to spec. As you can see it’s in great condition, it features a Bridgeport engine with a Single Turbo making 360RWHP @14psi on normal pump 98. It’s responsive, easy to drive and low maintenance. The car has recently been at Raceonly for a health check and maintenance and they have done a substantial amount of work to get the car reliable and functional. It’s had a fuel pump up

Contactless
$73,000
Gregory Hills, NSW

29/05/2021

Top2002 Mazda Rx7 type r bathhurst coupe in blue low ks 1 owner fresh import from japan

  • 107000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

This mazda rx7 2002 is a Type r bathhurst model series 8 Build no #*****2174 colour is factory blue and is a genuine 1 owner vehicle from new Grade 4 car Has many options and car looks neet is a factory manual as well Dont miss out as there is not to many of these around and becoming rarer and rarer to find expecially in good condition Fresh import from japan as well Will be the first registered owner in australia Nice Jdm to add to collection as well We are located 15 minutes from the sydney c

$89,888
Haberfield, NSW

Dealer used
18/06/2021

Top1992 Mazda rx7 series 6 too many extras low ks must see wont last rare

  • 120200 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

This mazda rx7 series 6 is a rare car it has too many extras to list and a very clean vehicle converted to single turbo engine just rebuilt 500ks ago bridge ported race seals new water pump and radiator with thermostat new twin plate clutch new slave cylinder auto exe braided clutch lines pwr radiator custom manifold new precision turbo 6466 3in custom dump 3in exhaust dummy cat and muffler 525 walbro fuel pressure regulator 1600cc primary injectors and 2200cc secondary injectors turbo smar

Contactless
$95,000
Haberfield, NSW

Dealer used
18/06/2021

2000 Mazda RX-7 1.3L Rotary Engine

  • 110480 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual

A fantastic drivers car makes this RX-7 an opportunity not to miss!! A throwback to the JDM heyday with its uniquely smooth revving 1.3L twin turbo rotary engine, 5 speed manual, responsive handling and ICONIC styling and shape!! Comes featured with some extras including. Features include: - 1.3L 13B-REW Rotary Engine - 5 Speed Manual - Clean and well maintained - Sun Roof - HKS Turbo Timer - Aftermarket Audio Unit with Reverse Camera Brand new and used cars available for order now. Please enq

$68,990
Applecross, WA

Dealer used
32 minutes ago

2002 Mazda RX-7 Type R Bathurst Edition!

  • 114000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)

RARE Series 8 Type R Bathurst Mazda RX-7!! A fantastic drivers car makes this RX-7 an opportunity not to miss!! A throwback to the JDM heyday with its uniquely smooth revving 1.3L twin turbo rotary, 5 speed manual, responsive handling and ICONIC styling and shape!! Comes featured with some extras including. Features include: ~ 1.3L 13B-REW Rotary Engine ~ 5 Speed Manual ~ A3F Brilliant Black Paint ~ Rear Spolier ~ Aftermarket JDM Style Rims Brand new and used cars available for order now. Ple

$73,990
Applecross, WA

Dealer used
8 hours ago

Collectable Classic Cars - 1986 Mazda RX-7 - 81,294 Kms

  • 81294 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Auto
  • 2 cyl

This is rare. A genuine 1 owner 86 Series 4 RX-7 . Nicely presented in red duco this also comes with automatic transmission and factory sunroof. 81,294 Kms are genuine it comes with books, history and even the original brochure. We are seeing a huge increase in prices with these Japanese classics and we expect this will deliver the same result. Contact Ben Finnis or Brenton All silly offers will be ignored . Do it the old fashion way and pick up the phone - Door

Contactless
$29,999
Strathalbyn, SA

Dealer used
16 hours ago

2002 Mazda RX7 8 Twin Turbo RB White 5 Speed Manual Coupe

  • 100000 km
  • Manual

2002 Mazda RX7 8 Twin Turbo RB White 5 Speed Manual Coupe

$110,880
Chipping Norton, NSW

Dealer used
21 hours ago

wtb FD rx7 project

  • 999999 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

Looking for an FD rx7. Condition of car is not hugely important but would like more than a rolling shell. Budget depends on car to car basis, can stretch for a good example. Location not important.

Contactless
$40,000Negotiable
Yarra Ranges, VIC

18/06/2021

1992 Mazda rx7 series 6 too many extras low ks must see wont last rare

  • 120200 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

This mazda rx7 series 6 is a rare car it has too many extras to list and a very clean vehicle converted to single turbo engine just rebuilt 500ks ago bridge ported race seals new water pump and radiator with thermostat new twin plate clutch new slave cylinder auto exe braided clutch lines pwr radiator custom manifold new precision turbo 6466 3in custom dump 3in exhaust dummy cat and muffler 525 walbro fuel pressure regulator 1600cc primary injectors and 2200cc secondary injectors turbo smar

Contactless
$95,000
Haberfield, NSW

Dealer used
18/06/2021

2002 Mazda Rx7 type r bathhurst coupe in blue low ks 1 owner fresh import from japan

  • 107000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

This mazda rx7 2002 is a Type r bathhurst model series 8 Build no #*****2174 colour is factory blue and is a genuine 1 owner vehicle from new Grade 4 car Has many options and car looks neet is a factory manual as well Dont miss out as there is not to many of these around and becoming rarer and rarer to find expecially in good condition Fresh import from japan as well Will be the first registered owner in australia Nice Jdm to add to collection as well We are located 15 minutes from the sydney c

$89,888
Haberfield, NSW

Dealer used
18/06/2021

Want to Buy Mazda FD RX7

  • 123 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

Looking to buy a FD Mazda RX7 within the Canberra Region. - Preferably something built making big HP - Closer to the ACT the better - Must be Manual Picture for attention not mine, show me what you've got!

$12,345
Canberra City, ACT

17/06/2021

Mazda Rx7 FD 6,7,8 front lip GLOSS BLACK

  • 850 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

MAZDA RX7 FD FRONT LIP GLOSS BLACK - BRAND NEW - COMES WITHOUT FIXINGS OR SCREWS - COMES WRAPPED IN BUBBLE WRAP - PRICE: $850 - LOCATION: Oakleigh East 3166, Victoria - 1 SET AVAILABLE, more stock coming soon

$850
Murrumbeena, VIC

17/06/2021

Mazda RX7 1984 Series 3

  • 1234 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

Mazda RX7 1984 Series 3, most parts there to put back together. Great base for a project as it's a very good honest shell, has been painted but needs some touch up and engine bay done. Welded in cage as was destined to be a race car but never happened. No motor or gearbox. $12k Location: Hobart, Tasmania Happy to assist with interstate transport.

$12,000
Sorell, TAS

17/06/2021

MAZDA Rx7 SAVANNA CUSTOM WIDE BODY MUST SEE LS1 ls3 6 speed

  • 69552 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

MAZDA RX7 SAVANNA 2.5 inch wide body dished Simmons coil overs Tail sharft Diff Brakes Full 3 inch turbo back exhaust brand new in boxes 📦 Radiator Have box Odd ends for car 19 inch Simmons ***FRESH CUSTOM PAINT WRX BLACK GOLD GLITTER THROW IT**** ~~~L%%K~~~ Car is a roller No motor No gear box Tail shaft diff everything Eles is their brand new exhaust Drop motor box in an you have one hell of a tuff street car (My plans 6lt turbo Mod plate (see pics) clear title can be registered $15k ma

$14,500Negotiable
Campbelltown, NSW

17/06/2021

1989 Mazda RX7 ls1 v8

  • 153989 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

Drift race car. S 5 import wS registered in qld with rotary.. then club permit in Vic as rotary. Not engineered.. . Has brake balance bar setup. With bias. Stock lsl .pod filter. Thermo fans. Oli cooler. Baffled sump. High vol oil pump. Maflees tune. T56 6 speed manual. Remote clutch bleeder catch can . 1/2 cage brown Davis. Ray volk wheels .aeroquip fuel rail. Battery box in rear. Swirl pot.etc.

$14,000
Narre Warren South, VIC

16/06/2021

WTB: S1-S3 Mazda RX7

  • 123456 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

Looking to buy a manual s1-s3 rx7 in NSW. Please message me if you have one you are willing to sell.

$20,000
Sydney City, NSW

16/06/2021

1992 Mazda RX7 FD1031 Red 5 Speed Manual Coupe

  • 163821 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

>ALL VEHICLES WORKSHOP TESTED AND ROADWORTHY BY MTA LICENCE MECHANIC >MANY YEARS EXPERIENCE IN SELLING PRE OWNED CARS >COMPETITIVE INTERSTATE TRANSPORT RATES ANYWHERE AROUND AUSTRALIA >1-5 YEAR AUSTRALIA WIDE PARTS AND LABOR WARRANTY OFFERED ON ALL VEHICLES >TEST DRIVES AND TRADE INS ARE WELCOME >CUSTOMER SERVICE IS PARAMOUNT TO US AND WE STRIVE TO DELIVER THE BEST QUALITY PRE OWNED CARS ON THE MARKET > 1 4 8 . P A R R A M A T T A . R D . A U B U R N . 2 1 4 4 &lt

$94,999
Auburn, NSW

Dealer used
15/06/2021

1986 Mazda rx7

  • 145680 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Auto
  • 2 cyl

1986 Mazda rx7 Australia delivered auto non turbo in great condition for its age this is a low kms car that has been well cared for and not been modified it’s runs and drives great with everything works as it should car will come with a vic rwc for the buy it now price Currently registered Pick up wallan

$20,000
Wallan, VIC

15/06/2021

Wanted: WTB- RX7 Steering Column Surround

  • 121800 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

Wanting to Buy

$12,345
Revesby, NSW

15/06/2021

1983 Mazda RX7

  • 123455 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

Hi all. s2/s3 Mazda rx7 would suit restoration. All parts are there plus spares! Gearbox still in the car but motor is SOLD! MAKE AN OFFER!!!

$12,345Negotiable
Armadale, WA

14/06/2021

Wanted: Wtb RX7 FC Turbo

  • 100000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

Willing to travel for a good one, please get in touch.

$20,000
Sydney City, NSW

14/06/2021

Wanting Mazda fc rx7

  • 1 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

Wanting a roadworthied Mazda RX7 willing to pay $15000 possibly more if it catches my eye.

$15,000
Toowoomba, QLD

14/06/2021

2x rx7 S1 savannah

  • 120000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

Mazda rx7 series 1 limited savannah Jap produced Rebuilt 12a tallport waterhouse built Rebuilt 5 speed manual New clutch Clean trim GT doorcards Disc breaks all round Minimal rust Car comes with another parts car to complete Standard rx7 wheels Electronic ignition Factory tacho dash Heaps and heaps of paperwork to go with car

$12,000
Belconnen, ACT

14/06/2021

Mazda RX7 Series 1, 13B Turbo

  • 12345 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

Mazda RX7 Series 1 fitted with a 13B Turbo, car has been garaged for over 20 years. Selling as an unfinished project. Happy to assist with interstate transport, please no swaps and no time wasters. Located Hobart, Tasmania.

$22,000
Sorell, TAS

13/06/2021

Mazda 1988 RX7 FC

  • 120000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

Mazda FC10 Australian delivered series 4.5. Minimal rust (mainly sunroof which is replaceable). Car has factory manual rack (slightly more lock to lock). Ac has been removed but has been installed and running at one stage. Moulded wide body professionally done. Greddy manifold with TD06 20g turbo ceramic coated. Work 18x9.5 12 and 18x10.5 12 with 235 and 285 r888 semi slicks. MCA red coil overs under 5000kms old. Adaptronic select ecu. 330hp on 98 with premix. 3” dump split into 2.5” twin muff

$30,000Negotiable
Dianella, WA

13/06/2021

Mazda rx7 dragcar pro 289

  • 0 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

Mazda rx7 dragcar originally bought from Puerto Rico. 13b cosmo semi pp Bridgeport with 12 injectors, fully studded, machined and lightened with billet ic front plate, timing cover and remote oil filter log. Microtech lt16c with pro dash and all sensors, data etc 88mm turbo with billet front wheel and twin 40mm gates and 5" dump pipe Car just tuned in at 968hp at wheels on 42psi coming off at 8500rpm. This car will easily make 1000 rear wheel hp and run 180 mph Top of the

$75,000
Carlton, NSW

13/06/2021

Wanted: WANTED: Mazda RX7 S2

  • 12345 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

Hi, Looking to buy a Mazda RX7 series 2. Must be in good condition, manual and not modified still running a 12A motor. Not interested in projects or modified cars. Funds ready for the right car. Thanks for looking!

$30,000
Marrickville, NSW

12/06/2021

Overview of the Mazda Rx7

Overview of the Mazda Rx7

In 1978 Mazda continued its love affair with the distinctive piston-less rotary engine with the RX-7 - a compact, rear-wheel-drive sports car.

The RX-7 combined great handling with the famously smooth and high-revving engine to establish a classic, especially in third-generation guise.

Its reputation wasn't harmed by local success in the Bathurst 12-hour endurance race, when it won three successive events from 1992 to 1994.

MAZDA RX-7 GENERATIONS

1978-1985

1985-1992

1992-1998

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption

Rotary (twin turbo): 10.6-11.1 litres per 100km (approximate)

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

SIMILAR MODELS TO MAZDA RX-7

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: MAZDA RX-7 (1992-1998)

The very last RX-7 was a very potent car and attracted buyers who weren't afraid to use that performance.

So watch out for crash damage and be wary of a car that has been used as a track-day weapon. The giveaways are holes in the floor where a roll-cage was once fitted, a relocated battery, fire extinguisher and extra gauges.

The engine can be a bit fragile, so it would be wise to have a rotary specialist check it out including a compression test. The turbo should also be checked out for wear and an engine that takes plenty of cranking before it fires up could also be showing wear and tear.

Bear in mind that elderly performance cars can be real money pits, but if you score a good one, the late RX-7 is an exciting car to own.