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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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Top1984 Mazda RX7 SA22C (S3) Limited Red 3 Speed Automatic Coupe

  • 305819 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Auto
  • 2 cyl 1.1L

1984 MAZDA RX-7... -14" Alloy Wheels , Air Conditioning , Body Colour Bumpers ,Side Moldings , Illuminated - Key Ignition Barrel/Surround Power Antenna , Power Door Mirrors , Front Power Windows -Remote Boot/Hatch Release , -Sports Seats - 1st Row and cd player. all inspections welcome ! Family owned business , operating and servicing NSW for over 30 years. Any vehicle Inspection welcomed , with two conveniently based locations we have everyone sorted. Revesby NSW Yard - Centrally

$29,990
Elderslie, NSW

Dealer used
26/06/2022

Top2002 mazda rx7 type r bathurst r 1 owner only 80000ks in factory yellow

  • 80325 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl 1.3L

02 mazda rx7 type r bathhurst r factory manual factory yellow all stock standard which is rare to find only 1 of 600 in yellow 1 owner original 80000ks everything from exhaust aerial etc is stock standard this is the one you want great collector vehicle to add to the collection/investment drives and runs like a dream we are the japanese vehicle specialist we accept trade ins finance options available extended warranty and delivery anywhere in australia

$129,995
Haberfield, NSW

Dealer used
26/06/2022

Top1987 Mazda RX7 Series 4 (No Badge) Black Manual Convertible

  • 107498 km
  • Convertible
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl 1.3L

TURBO TURBO TURBO. Please note, this car is sold without registration or a RWC, as traded. Very rare opportunity to own this magnificent example of a 1987 Mazda RX7 convertible, with electric roof, 13B rotary turbo, in great condition, this car drives and presents great. A true JDM collectable, genuine inquiries only please. FC3C101104 - Chassis

$27,990
Thomastown, VIC

Dealer used
20/06/2022

Top2000 Mazda RX7 FD Blue Coupe

  • 78027 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • 2

2000 Mazda RX7 FD Blue Coupe

$89,990
Waterloo, NSW

Dealer used
22/06/2022

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

  • 102940 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl 1.3L

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 Closed door Respray Just completed May 2022 in factory colour Has many options and car looks amazing 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

$89,995
Haberfield, NSW

Dealer used
25/06/2022

Top2000 mazda rx7 (*RZ*) 1 of 175 built. only 60000ks 1 owner rare

  • 60444 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl 1.3L

This mazda rx7 is a rz edition ( ONLY 175 EVER BUILT ) Making this mazda one of the rarest rx7 in the world very rare only 60000ks white in colour fresh jdm import these are limited built and are hard to find drives well many extras Immediate Finance - We Can Help! Nationwide Warranties and Roadside assistance can also be arranged. Trade-ins always welcome! If you don't see anything that you like or you're after something a little different we can help bring that car in and have many more ve

$140,000
Haberfield, NSW

Dealer used
25/06/2022

Mazda rx7 1995 original 87ks presale !!!

  • 87000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl 1.3L

FRESH OFF THE BOAT !!! GORGEOUS RX7 😍 PRESALE !!! NOT NEGOTIATABLE!!! like original with no modifications at all it represents its glory days As the last owner really took pride off his vehicle just have a look at the auction paper grade 4 C I might throw in the original wheels too the right buyer !!! This sale is presale don't be surprised in a acouple off weeks the price will jump up !! Get in quick !! The vehicle will be sold with 3 months rego nsw plus a 5 year warranty and 1 year road s

$59,900
Ingleburn, NSW

Dealer used
12 hours ago

1996 Mazda RX7 Series 7 RZ

  • 51000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl 1.3L

Hi guys, Selling my 1996 Mazda RX7 series 7 RZ. Car represents well mechanically, with a brand new motor installed only a couple months ago. With only 175 units ever made, this car will be a great collectors item. Car comes with genuine recaro seats, bins and rare RZ wheels. Please don’t hesitate to contact me on .

$89,000
Kingsgrove, NSW

12 hours ago

1979 Mazda Rx7 Rolling Shell

  • 0 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl 1.1L

Up for sale is my 1979 Mazda Rx7. It has all running gear (including gearbox) and just needs engine and engine accessories (e.g., dizzy, water pump) to run. Please call me with any questions. I also do have other parts for sale which isn't listed in this ad: Weber Carby and 4 port 13b intake manifold - $1200 New 13b series 4 brideport Engine - $17000

$15,500Negotiable
Reservoir, VIC

16 hours ago

1992 Mazda RX-7 FD Type X Rare Montego Blue Pearl Sunroof Finance Available

  • 75000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl 1.3L

1992 Mazda RX-7 FD Type X Rare Montego Blue Pearl Sunroof Finance Available • Extremely Rare Montego Blue Pearl Paint Code • Factory Sunroof • Factory Bose Sound System Upgrade • No Accident History in Japan • Full Japanese history check available • 3.5 Auction Grade • Great Compression • Smooth Gear shifts • 71000 KMS Verified • Genuine BBS Rims • Factory Floor Mats • 13B 1.3 L Rotary Twin Turbo • OEM Engine Bay • 5 Speed Manual • 1992 Build 2021 Complied • Rare Factory Fog Ligh

$59,800
Clyde, NSW

Dealer used
16 hours ago

2002 Mazda RX-7 FD Series 3 MANUAL with Immaculate condition

  • 62588 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual

The Mazda RX-7 is a front/mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive, rotary engine-powered sports car that was manufactured and marketed by Mazda from 1978 to 2002 across three generations, all of which made use of a compact, lightweight Wankel rotary engine. The third generation was known as the FD. The Type RS was a high end model of the FD introduced in 1998. It featured improved suspension and brakes. The third-generation Mazda RX-7—also known by its internal designation FD or FD3S—is o

$86,868
Dianella, WA

Dealer used
17 hours ago

2002 Mazda RX7 FD Spirit R Type A Coupe 2dr Man 5sp 1.3TT Rotary Manual Coupe

  • 14260 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual

This RX-7 Spirit R Type A Coupe Powered by the 1.3 twin- chamber rotary engine WITH 206KW and 314NM with ONLY 1,270KG WEIGHT! ONLY DRIVES 14,260 KMs with Awesome condition 1 of 1500 ever made. Immaculate and Rare. Great collection or investment product. Secure with a deposit today!! Enquire about the car or book an appointment on our website!!! Ready for immediate delivery! Please ask our friendly staff about our competitive same-day finance options and comprehensive warranty plans from

$219,990
Dianella, WA

Dealer used
17 hours ago

2000 Mazda RX7 FD3S

  • 75400 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Auto

This Mazda RX7 is a collector's item as this is a piece of Mazda's heritage that needs to be seen or driven in order to be appreciated. This car will certainly not last long here!! 2000 Mazda RX7 FD3S 2 Rotor 1.3L engine Efini RX7 Wing Efini RX7 Front Lip HKS Turbo Timer Factory Mazda Nardi Steering Wheel Factory Automatic Transmission Aftermarket exhaust system Aftermarket Head unit Ready for immediate delivery! Please ask our friendly staff about our competitive same-day finance optio

$69,990
Dianella, WA

Dealer used
20 hours ago

2000 Mazda Rx7 Bathurst Type R

  • 67000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl 1.3L

Selling Mazda RX-7 Type R Bathurst 2000 Japanese Import. Manual, only 67,000 kms on the clock! Comes registered with RWC certificate and compliance import papers. Immaculate condition for it’s age, no rust, no body damage, paint in great condition. Drives and runs perfectly, great mechanical condition. Usual interior wear as it is an old car but no damage. Comes with original floor mats and boot covers.

$90,000
Hampton, VIC

21 hours ago

2000 Mazda RX7 Silver Automatic

  • 96000 km
  • Other
  • Auto
  • 2

• 13B Rotary Twin Turbo • 4 Speed Automatic • 16" Factory Alloy Wheels • Air Conditioning • Dashcam • Dual Airbags • Factory Nardi Steering Wheel • Factory Front Lip Spoiler • Factory Rear Spoiler • Eclipse Headunit with AUX and USB • Power Windows and Mirrors • Tinted Windows For quick and easy finance applications, please follow this link: https://www.aussieloans.com.au/dealer-feedback-form/apply-now-motorman-imports/ Please note the advertised price includes Queensland registration an

$80,000Drive Away^
Slacks Creek, QLD

Dealer used
22 hours ago

2002 mazda rx7 type r bathurst r 1 owner only 80000ks in factory yellow

  • 80325 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl 1.3L

02 mazda rx7 type r bathhurst r factory manual factory yellow all stock standard which is rare to find only 1 of 600 in yellow 1 owner original 80000ks everything from exhaust aerial etc is stock standard this is the one you want great collector vehicle to add to the collection/investment drives and runs like a dream we are the japanese vehicle specialist we accept trade ins finance options available extended warranty and delivery anywhere in australia

$129,995
Haberfield, NSW

Dealer used
26/06/2022

1993 Mazda RX7 Twin Turbo Orange 5 Speed Manual Coupe

  • 132243 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl 1.3L

Custom RX-7 13-B turbo Bridge Port, lots of extra's, low kms, custom paint & interior, low 132,000kms & much, much more. Call for an inspection & details.. EOFY SALE ON NOW!! WE ARE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK. MASSIVE SAVINGS! * Australia wide, interstate transport options available * 1-5 years full parts & labour warranty available * Australia wide warranty options * 24/7 Roadside assistance available * Great trade in valuations offered * Over 300 cars in stock * Test drives welcome * Cash paid f

$79,950
Minto, NSW

Dealer used
26/06/2022

1984 Mazda RX7 SA22C (S3) Limited Red 3 Speed Automatic Coupe

  • 305819 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Auto
  • 2 cyl 1.1L

1984 MAZDA RX-7... -14" Alloy Wheels , Air Conditioning , Body Colour Bumpers ,Side Moldings , Illuminated - Key Ignition Barrel/Surround Power Antenna , Power Door Mirrors , Front Power Windows -Remote Boot/Hatch Release , -Sports Seats - 1st Row and cd player. all inspections welcome ! Family owned business , operating and servicing NSW for over 30 years. Any vehicle Inspection welcomed , with two conveniently based locations we have everyone sorted. Revesby NSW Yard - Centrally

$29,990
Elderslie, NSW

Dealer used
26/06/2022

2003 Mazda Rx7 FD Type R Bathurst

  • 44099 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual

This Mazda RX7 is a collector's item as this is a piece of Mazda's heritage that needs to be seen or driven in order to be appreciated. This car will certainly not last long here!! The new special edition Type R Bathurst is based on the Type R, the RX-7 with the lightest power-weight ratio. It is equipped with custom height-adjustable dampers, a popular feature of the Type R Bathurst R, a limited edition model released this August, to enhance driving excitement. The Type R Bathurst is also fi

$126,666
Dianella, WA

Dealer used
26/06/2022

AUS SPEC Montego Blue Mazda RX7 FD

  • 1300 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl 1.3L

Hey Guys, S6 #FD Aus spec in Montego Blue Did you dream of having an FD with a sunroof ? I did 😃 Unfortunately for me it’s time to move on and let somebody else enjoy my pride and joy RX7 that I have maintained and restored over the years Body is very clean, paint work is perfect. I recently had the car at Raceonly for some upgrades and repairs Car is making 350rwhp at 14psi on Pump 98 It has been converted to a Single turbo It has : 🔵Rebuilt engine 1300kms Built by Raceonly 🔵Raceonly f

$79,000
Kingsgrove, NSW

25/06/2022

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

  • 102940 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl 1.3L

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 Closed door Respray Just completed May 2022 in factory colour Has many options and car looks amazing 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

$89,995
Haberfield, NSW

Dealer used
25/06/2022

2000 mazda rx7 (*RZ*) 1 of 175 built. only 60000ks 1 owner rare

  • 60444 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl 1.3L

This mazda rx7 is a rz edition ( ONLY 175 EVER BUILT ) Making this mazda one of the rarest rx7 in the world very rare only 60000ks white in colour fresh jdm import these are limited built and are hard to find drives well many extras Immediate Finance - We Can Help! Nationwide Warranties and Roadside assistance can also be arranged. Trade-ins always welcome! If you don't see anything that you like or you're after something a little different we can help bring that car in and have many more ve

$140,000
Haberfield, NSW

Dealer used
25/06/2022

1988 Mazda RX7 FC Series 5 Rolling shell NEGOTIABLE

  • 1000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl 1.3L

1988 RX7 Rolling Shell NEGOTIABLE 1988 RX7S FC101 (Australian Delivered) I purchased this RX7 about a year ago from New South Wales and planned to get it registered, but my circumstances have recently changed. * Series 5 FC * No engine or gearbox * All body panels present * Was registered over east, can be registered here * Front and rear Series 4 Seats * Comes with full unknown body kit, however front bumper has been cut * Includes diff and driveshafts * Includes rear rotors and calipers I

$14,000Negotiable
Nollamara, WA

25/06/2022

Wanted: Wtb Rx7 sa/fb/fc (*****1991) project

  • 111111 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl 1.1L

In market for a rx7 project car cash is waiting shoot me your offers

$10,000Negotiable
Bayswater, VIC

24/06/2022

2000 Mazda RX7 8 Twin Turbo RB White 5 Speed Manual Coupe

  • 192737 km
  • Manual
  • 2

We’re a Luxury and Import Dealership Based In Sydney, We’re Only A Short Drive From Liverpool and Parramatta! Special Services we provide; Finance Available, Starting from $320.14/week, Rates will vary and subject to approval. (T.A.P. and Conditions apply.) Off Site Appointment (Only For NSW Clients! Subject to Distance). Contactless Inspection (Via Facetime Video Call). Interstate Transport (Australia Wide! Additional cost applies, Contact us for a quote!). Have a current car you’d like to t

$83,880
Chipping Norton, NSW

Dealer used
24/06/2022

1986 Mazda RX7 Limited Coupe

  • 189000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl 1.3L

1986 Mazda RX7 Limited Coupe - 1.3L Rotary Engine - 5 Speed Manual Conversion - 189,000kms - 8/1/23 Historic Registration - Spare Key - Sunroof - Cat-Back Exhaust - RX8 Wheels - Pop Up Headlights - Grey Leather Interior Virtual tours and vehicle transport options are available upon request. To organise an inspection or test drive feel free to contact us. This vehicle comes with a current PPSR report showing it is not written-off or stolen. Finance can easily be arranged by one of our finan

$29,990
Port Macquarie, NSW

24/06/2022

S1 Rx7 Savanna

  • 12345 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl 1.1L

S4 13b starts and runs well S4 5 speed box Lowered king springs 15inch performance rims Magnaflo muffler New bushes Replaced the following parts with new Coilpacks Leads Spark plugs Fuel pump Fuel lines Battery Clutch slave Clutch master cylinder No longer have time to finish this project off Walk in sa rego Clean plates Back up for sale as buyers funds fell thru No swaps no timewasters 26k as is

$26,000
Onkaparinga Hills, SA

23/06/2022

1998 Mazda RX-7 FD - Collectable Classic Cars

  • 157719 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl 1.3L

Rare Australian delivered FD with books & history. Originally delivered new at Brooking Mazda WA on the 21/5/1999 and resided there in WA until approx 2001. Books confirm Australian Motor Mazda (SA) serviced the car in 2001 @39,442 Kms and continued to service the car for a period of time. Records confirm the car was also serviced by Turbo Tune, Rotary Automotive Services, Revs and more recently Jazmac have been taking care of the car. In 2017 @147,658 over $4000 was spent on a major service &

$87,900
Strathalbyn, SA

Dealer used
23/06/2022

1993 MAZDA RX-7 TURBO COUPE MANUAL

  • 6894 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2000

** FOR SALE BY DEALER ** 1993 Mazda RX-7 Coupe Series 6 Manual Turbo 6894 kms Mostly original paint, some fading Runs great $65,000* Includes rego til August 2022 *Buyer to pay stamp duty and transfer fee Located Southport, QLD Contact Phil on for any more info

$65,000
Southport, QLD

Dealer used
22/06/2022

2000 Mazda RX7 FD Blue Coupe

  • 78027 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • 2

2000 Mazda RX7 FD Blue Coupe

$89,990
Waterloo, NSW

Dealer used
22/06/2022

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.