The Mazda RX4 rotary was in a word - sensational
Rear brake cylinder seals leaked after 50,000 miles.
Seat coverings were made of PVC and got very hot in the summer, and eventually the material split in places.
Spark plugs rusted into the engine and during removal snapped causing severe damage to the rotary engine, a new engine was going to be very expensive and a rebuilt one was nearly as much, this caused me to have to scrap the car.
This marvellous car, the RX4 Rotary Coupe (M reg) that served me so well, is to this day the best car I have owned or driven, it was far ahead of its time and looked great in Mercury Blue, wide Bridestone tyres and stainless steel wheel trims and bumpers.
I have never seen another RX4 since I parted with mine in 1987 and it will always leave me with some wonderful memories.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th October, 2001