Mazda RX2 Review from Singapore

1972 Mazda RX2 1.2 rotary

Year of manufacture1972
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.2 rotary Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance0 miles
Previous carMorris Mini


Bags of fun, but prepare to be good friends with the local petrol station


Initial engine when I took delivery last year blew an apex seal. Needed a new engine.

Having problems with the rear right axle and trailing arm mounts. The mounts keep cracking / breaking. Perhaps a fault with a misaligned body.

Corrosion on the front wings. Just rear of the front wheels.

General Comments:

Acceleration and speed that is absolutely insane for a car this age.

Generally robust and dependable for a 30 year old car.

Odd 5th gear. Slightly difficult to engage.

Corners reasonably well in the dry. Obvious body roll.

Due to its power and rear wheel drive configuration, it can cause some spectacular over-steering in wet multistorey car-parks.

Has got extremely handsome Italian like styling.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 19th September, 2001

7th Jan 2003, 14:00

My name is Stick Bogart and I at one time owned what Mazda called the Cosmo. it was a 1976 and O how I would love to get a chance to own one again. When I lived in Fla back in those days everybody that had a big American muscle car thought I had a 1.6 liter 4 banger import until the green light came on.

Maybe one day I will get lucky again have a second chance to enjoy a Cosmo once again.

17th May 2003, 18:39

I Have Both e-mail me at

27th Sep 2006, 11:03

You can read about my next car, the very tame Nissan March / Micra 1.0.

4th Sep 2007, 00:37

I'm looking for a Weber 48 IDF jet; anyone got one?

8th Oct 2007, 20:01

I need windshield & hood for Rx-2 2DR Coupe 1973. If someone Knows, please e-mail me to

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 1 review