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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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Wanted: WTB FD rx7 fd3s

Wanted: WTB FD rx7 fd3s

$15,000
  • Contactless trade
  • 0 km

Hi guys just seeing what’s out there in terms of a Mazda Rx7 FD, preferably something with a blown motor, not fussed on colour, show me what you have Thank you

Strathfield AreaStrathfield

27 minutes ago

1981 Mazda RX-7 Series 2

1981 Mazda RX-7 Series 2

$38,000 Negotiable
  • 208853 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

1981 Mazda RX-7 Series 2 Manual Second owner, vehicle presents and drives in showroom condition from 1981. 100% original and unmodified from new, inside and out. Dashboard is not cracked. Radio and tape player in full working order. Carburetor restores and rebuilt in 2019; wing with new tyres being fitted and regular service.

Brisbane South EastSeven Hills

5 hours ago

Mazda rx7 series 4 fc

Mazda rx7 series 4 fc

$22,500
  • 229000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

Selling my 1986 Mazda rx7 series 4 n/a and has the following: 13b 6 port motor street porter with only 1000km on engine. Full custom 3 inch exhaust with twin dumpies at rear Car is in good condition and is stock besides exhaust. If you have anymore enquires about the car just shoot me a message on gumtree. Cheers

Penrith AreaPenrith

8 hours ago

2001 Mazda RX7 FD RB Blue Automatic Coupe
2001 Mazda RX7 FD RB Blue Automatic Coupe
2001 Mazda RX7 FD RB Blue Automatic Coupe
Dealer used

2001 Mazda RX7 FD RB Blue Automatic Coupe

$29,888
  • 83507 km
  • Other
  • Auto

** VIEWINGS STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY - ONE ON ONE - WHILST COVID RESTRICTIONS ALLOW ** -- PLEASE ONLY ENQUIRE IF YOU ARE A GENUINE BUYER WITH FUNDS READY TO GO OR APPLYING FOR FINANCE -- A VERY NICE MAZDA RX-7 TYPE RB SERIES 8 AUTOMATIC - METALLIC BLUE - 4 SEATER - 5 SPEED MANUAL - NARDI STEERING WHEEL - AIR CONDITIONING - ELECTRIC WINDOWS AND MIRRORS - ENGINE STRUT BRACE - AFTER MARKET BODYKIT - MAZDASPEE

Perth City AreaPerth

8 hours ago

1988 Mazda RX7 White 5 Speed Manual Convertible
1988 Mazda RX7 White 5 Speed Manual Convertible
1988 Mazda RX7 White 5 Speed Manual Convertible
Dealer used

1988 Mazda RX7 White 5 Speed Manual Convertible

$14,000
  • 118000 km
  • Convertible
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

• 13B Turbo • 5 Speed Manual • 17`` Volk Racing Alloy Wheels • NOTE THIS VEHICLE IS SOLD AS IS NO RWC • Apexi Turbo Timer • Bodykit • Cusco Coilover Suspension • Full Custom Exhaust System • Half Bolt-In Roll Cage • HKS Pod Filter • Pivot Gauge Set • RE Amemiya Strut Brace • Series 5 Taillights • S

Logan AreaSlacks Creek

12 hours ago

Wanted: *wanted* Mazda rx7 series [1,2,3]

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

Wanting series 1,2,3 Mazda rx7. Cash buyer for the right one. Will travel state wide. Send what you have too this add or can text or email.

Clarence AreaBellerive

20 hours ago

RX7 FC 1986

RX7 FC 1986

$17,000 Negotiable
  • 198000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Auto
  • 2 cyl

stock unmolested auto na 13b recently been serviced with new alternators and various other things Has been fitted with a head unit and speakers pretty clean except for one of the trims which could easily be replaced been resprayed at some point in its life 2nd aus owner Hardtop rare erebuni wing and diffuser 190xxxkm 4 months rego Rims aren’t included will come on something else Will swap for something interesting that’s jdm but mainly looking to sell

Fairfield AreaCabramatta

21 hours ago

Wanted: WTB rx7 series 6 or 7

Wanted: WTB rx7 series 6 or 7

$36,000
  • 1000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

WTB series 6 or 7 Mazda rx7 running or not running in qld. Have cash to buy. Any colour and condition must be able to register not track car. Pm details and can go from there. Up to 36k Anywhere in Aus

Gold Coast CityBundall

Yesterday

1999 Mazda RX7 FD Blue Manual Coupe
1999 Mazda RX7 FD Blue Manual Coupe
1999 Mazda RX7 FD Blue Manual Coupe
Dealer used

1999 Mazda RX7 FD Blue Manual Coupe

$37,888
  • 102214 km
  • Other
  • Manual

** VIEWINGS STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY - ONE ON ONE - WHILST COVID RESTRICTIONS ALLOW ** -- PLEASE ONLY ENQUIRE IF YOU ARE A GENUINE BUYER WITH FUNDS READY TO GO OR APPLYING FOR FINANCE -- A VERY NICE MAZDA RX-7 TYPE RB SERIES 8 MANUAL - METALLIC BLUE - 4 SEATER - 5 SPEED MANUAL - NARDI STEERING WHEEL - AIR CONDITIONING - ELECTRIC WINDOWS AND MIRRORS - ENGINE STRUT BRACE - AFTER MARKET FRONT BUMPER - COMPLETE TOOL

Perth City AreaPerth

Yesterday

Wanted: WANTED - MAZDA RX7 series 6/7 Australian Delivered

Wanted: WANTED - MAZDA RX7 series 6/7 Australian Delivered

$99,000
  • 99000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

Wanting to buy genuine Mazda Rx7 series 6 or 7. Must be Australian Delivered and as close to original as possible. Small mods will be considered. Any colour will be considered.Will pay good money for the right car. Show me what you have.

Hunters Hill AreaWoolwich

Yesterday

2002 Mazda RX-7 Type R Bathurst Edition!
2002 Mazda RX-7 Type R Bathurst Edition!
2002 Mazda RX-7 Type R Bathurst Edition!
Dealer used

2002 Mazda RX-7 Type R Bathurst Edition!

$52,990
  • 114000 km
  • Other
  • Manual

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 a

Melville AreaApplecross

Yesterday

Wanted: (WTB) Mazda RX7 Series 7-8

Wanted: (WTB) Mazda RX7 Series 7-8

$12,345
  • 123456 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

Want to buy a Mazda RX7 series 7-8 in shit/poor condition or rolling shell only! Show me what you got!

Parramatta AreaMerrylands

Yesterday

Wanted: (WTB) Mazda RX7 Turbo FC Series 5

Wanted: (WTB) Mazda RX7 Turbo FC Series 5

$18,000
  • 123456 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

Want to buy a Mazda RX7 FC Turbo Series 5, running or rolling shell, but has to be a series 5! Show me what you got! Cash Ready! NSW

Parramatta AreaMerrylands

Yesterday

Mazda rx7 FC3S turbo 88 rolling shell

Mazda rx7 FC3S turbo 88 rolling shell

$9,000 Negotiable
  • 133000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

Very good condition inside and out for its age. -Factory turbo 5 speed -No motor, exhaust or drivers seat -133000km -Big PWR radiator -Few boxes of spare parts -LSD -3 piece Jap rims -Factory Mazda speed wing (The car is dirty in the pics, the paint is good panels are straight and it has no rust) CASH ONLY NOT INTERESTED IN SWAPS

Bundaberg SurroundsGin Gin

Yesterday

Mazda 1986 RX7 Limited Edition Sports

Mazda 1986 RX7 Limited Edition Sports

$22,000
  • Contactless trade
  • 86000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

1986 Mazda RX-7 for sale Limited Edition Sports only 250 made Genuine 86thousand Ks on the clock. Paint in remarkable coniditon. Clean red interior Limited edition Full service history and all books 5 speed manual All 4 wheel disc brakes No rust Have original wheels for it Fresh 3 months registration Unfortunately have no room to keep the car any longer Open to REASONABLE offers Location: Pooraka Happy to help with interstate buyers This is very reasonably priced was up fo

Salisbury AreaPooraka

Yesterday

Mazda rx7 series 4, 13b series 5 turbo motor

Mazda rx7 series 4, 13b series 5 turbo motor

$17,900 Negotiable
  • 250 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

Mazda rx7 series 4, 13b series 5 turbo motor, Rebuilt motor, High flow turbo, Front mount intercooler, 18inch Simmons wheels Good rubber, Jap import, Car in really good condtion, Runs and goes very well

Liverpool AreaHinchinbrook

12/07/2020

2002 Mazda RX7 BATHURST R TWIN TURBO 5 Speed Manual.
2002 Mazda RX7 BATHURST R TWIN TURBO 5 Speed Manual.
2002 Mazda RX7 BATHURST R TWIN TURBO 5 Speed Manual.
Dealer used

2002 Mazda RX7 BATHURST R TWIN TURBO 5 Speed Manual.

$66,850
  • 127891 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

Hard to find. fresh Import from Japan. This is rare mazda RX7 Type R bathurst 5 Speed Manual. Twin Turbo. Black with White JDM wheels All original condition Best looking vehicle. First to see will buy We are located 15 minutes from the sydney cbd We accept trade ins Finance Available. We offer deliver anywhere in Australia.

Ashfield AreaHaberfield

12/07/2020

Wanting To Buy Series 6 RX-7 Cash Waiting 35k

Wanting To Buy Series 6 RX-7 Cash Waiting 35k

$35,000 Negotiable
  • 150000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual

Wanting to buy a series 6 RX-7 budget is 35k, can adjust my budget depending on the car, open to series 7s and series 8s show me what you've got! :)

Melbourne CitySouthbank

12/07/2020

Mazda RX7 FD3S

Mazda RX7 FD3S

$65,000
  • 117300 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

Fully details on Carsales

Serpentine AreaByford

11/07/2020

2002 Mazda RX7 Spirit R Type A

2002 Mazda RX7 Spirit R Type A

$60,000
  • 129000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual

Up for sale is a one of our personal vehicles. 2002 Mazda RX7 SPIRIT R TYPE A - First registered owner in AUS. Imported in 2016 from Japan. Purchased from a motor dealer/Exporter in 2018 - Clear PPSR in Australia - Driven 900 kms in 2 years. Registered once for 3 months when purchased from a motor dealer. - 129,000kms, Engine starts up fast and runs well - Stock Exhaust - Stock Boost - Twin Turbo 13B What has been done in the last 2 years - OEM Front, Rear, side bumpers and pods replaced. (

Strathfield AreaHomebush West

11/07/2020

1982 Mazda RX7 13b turbo rotary engine coupe 510rwhp

1982 Mazda RX7 13b turbo rotary engine coupe 510rwhp

Swap/Trade
  • 165000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

$28000 Cash would consider a swap for a harley. Mazda Rx7 Series 2 In Great Condition Motor has only done about 6000km from a full Rebuild huge ports Has a very lumpy Idle. Full Mazda Rebuild Kit And NRS Ceramic Apex Seals Best money can buy. Running on E85 out of the drum But can change it to petrol all you need to do is fill the tank with petrol and get it tuned. GT45 Turbo 044 fuel pumps x 2 Carter black pre pump Half inch Fuel lines Haltech Sport 2000 ECU Cra

George Town AreaGeorge Town

11/07/2020

Wanted: Want to buy rx7 over 500hp

$0.01
  • 1 km
  • Manual

Want to buy rx7 over 500hp

Bankstown AreaYagoona

11/07/2020

1995 Mazda RX7 TWIN TURBO Manual Coupe

1995 Mazda RX7 TWIN TURBO Manual Coupe

$38,500
  • Contactless trade
  • 85381 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

13 B Turbo Changed to single Turbo Garret 3582r. Upgraded throttle body ported inlet, adjustable coil overs with bilsteins. Slotted rotors F&R type Rs Front calipers and discs. Spare set of tyres / 17 x 8.5 Znd 17 x 9. White Wedsport. Large exhaust chip Tune custom aluminium radiators.

Waratah AreaWynyard

10/07/2020

Convertible Mazda RX7 series 4

Convertible Mazda RX7 series 4

$16,000
  • 94469 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

Selling my 1987 Mazda RX7 5speed Manual. It currently has 94000kms. It’s in reasonable condition with dings and scratches, easy fixes. Would might need a rebuild down the track because its original motor Selling for $16,000 ono or would consider a trade for a car/something interesting of equal value. Tags old school v8 turbo ford Holden Nissan 13b Contact me via ph: Car Specs: •AC •Electric Windows •Power Steering •Convertible •Leather Seats •2.5inch Stainless Steel Exhaust Pipe

Bankstown AreaPadstow Heights

10/07/2020

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.