A rotary rocket with great reliability, power, and handling all packed into one great sports car!
Usual wear and tear with any older car.
This summer I have to rebuild the rotary engine because I overheated it last summer. This was not the car's fault though; I didn't let it cool down after highway speeds and I warped one of the rotor housings.
Slave cylinder for the clutch cracked and the clutch pedal fell to the floor.
I replaced the original tires the first year I bought the car, but that is normal wear and I was happy to pay for it.
I also replaced the brake pads, but I also was happy to pay for that.
This past year I replaced the muffler because it had a crack down the middle and one day driving home the inside fell apart.
There have been very very minor things like headlight bulbs, but I don't want to cut down the car. After all I really love it.
I love my Mazda so far. It has been good to me. The only thing I didn't like about it was the dealer. The reason is because they are really over priced for their parts. But the car is like I dream. I can take a corner at any speed and it doesn't shift or anything. It also has near 50/50 weight balancing on the front and rear axles due to the placement of the engine. The performance was really surprising for me. After all, the engine is all stock still. The body is in near perfect condition. Absolutley no rust at all. The cockpit is beautifully set up so that you don't have to look at anything except the road. Overall, my RX-7 has been good to me and after I fix the engine everything will be like new.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th February, 2003