1984 Mazda RX7 GS 12A Rotary from North America
Absolutely Fantastic Zoom Toy!
Clutch slave cylinder was going out on the car. Car has a major oil leak. Rear tires were balding. A/C needed to be recharged. Sony AM/FM/CD works once in awhile.
Overall, I love this car. My first car was a 1982 RX7 GS (in 1988) and I sold it after only 7 months because I was clueless about rotaries. This car is great with the exception of the oil leak. It looks like the gaskets between the irons are leaking because the oil isn't coming from the oil pan. I replaced the clutch slave cylinder for around $25, no biggie. I bought two new rear tires for the stock wheels for around $50 each (installed). I had the A/C recharged at my shop, but it turns out there's a leak somewhere. I bought a 12a with 5spd transmission off E-bay for $38.50 and it was running fine until the fuel pump blew and it had only 90K on it [what a deal huh?!]. When I get time, I'll rebuild it, swap it for the leaky one in my car and rebuild it so I'll always have a good spare! I've got ideas on what I want to do and the great thing is, I can take my time! I only paid $700 for it! It took me 6 months to find this car and I'm not about to let it go, the paint's pretty good, no rust, interior looks great with the exception of the sun fade in the rear hatch tub area, carpet is in excellent shape! My wife hates it because it's only a 2 seater and we have 2 kids, but it's MY toy! I will never let it go, unless I have a 3rd gen in as good a shape for $1000!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th October, 2005
You and I have very similar rides. I have a 1984 GS model with the 12A motor. It is a great little zippy car, but they do have their problems. My relay switch for the fuel pump blew, there was an oil leak under the oil cooler, the carpet in the back hatch is sun eatin, the hatch springs are shot, it over heats, and its cold natured. There are so many problems with it it spends half its life in my shop, but when its not it is the best little car. I love driving it and I would not trade it for anything (but the 91-95 model)!