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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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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

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$88,750
Haberfield, NSW

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2000 model Fd Mazda Rx7 series 8 type-r Engineered in NSW

  • 8500 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual

2000 model fd rx7 series 8 type-r. 8,500kms on total build. Please refer pixs for a list of some of the parts and mods. Receipts in excess of $50k. 13b-rew turbo extend port, balanced,5 extra dowels,2 racing bearings,2mm re amemiya super 3 piece apex seals. Single gen 2 precision 6466 1.00 rear. Makes 460hp on 20-21psi on e85. Car is very straight and tidy. Looks amazing, black fd rx7 with red leather interior. With lots of carbon fibre parts. And goes very well. Mature car enthusiast owner. Pl

$90,000
Camden South, NSW

Yesterday

Mazda Series 1 rx7

  • 63000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

13b Bridgeport 90psi at both rotas 5speed turbo box Injection perfection lt9 micro tech Commodore brakes (front) Series 3 diff with racing rotas and pads (brand new) Coil overs A new bushes struts All new brakes New brake booster master cylinder 236hpatw Road worthy On club rego Very fun car Price is firm

$45,000
Brisbane City, QLD

05/11/2021

88 Savanna rx7 64,000kms

  • 64000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

1988 series 4 savanna rx7 for sale 64,000kms (only done 4,000kms since it had a big list of parts replaced back in 2005 with receipts to prove) 13b turbo (very healthy,blows no smoke and starts first kick 100% of the time) Automatic,box is super healthy and shifts fine. Only mods are a full 3 inch exhaust,turbo timer,blow off valve and questionable taste wheels with new tyres. Body is dead straight and has no rust,I'll eat my shoe if you find some. Original paint is okay although someone

$17,000
Rossmore, NSW

20/10/2021

Mazda rx7 1984 series 3 drag race drift shell

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

Hi all, I have here a dedicated race / drag car / drift or doner shell. Its a roller mazda s3 rx7, completely stripped out (No interior) custom wiring loom and relay/fuse panel and switches ect, small battery in cabin, no dash but has autometer gauges, racing seat and harness, hydraulic handbrake, 9 inch diff with billet axles, locker ect. Lexen glass except for windscreen, lots of weight taken out of the car so very light. No intercooler holes cut in engine bay, could be put back on the road b

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$9,999
Kurunjang, VIC

19/10/2021

Wanted: Wanted rx7 series 1,2,3

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

Want to buy rx7 series 1,2 or 3 can be a shell or finished

Luddenham, NSW

14/11/2020

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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.