1985 Mazda RX7 GSL-SE 1.3 fuel injected rotary from North America
Best bang for buck on four wheels. Get one and hold on
Oil control lever came loose.
Oil cooler cracked.
Drive line broke (my fault).
Transmission cracked in half from drive line failure.
This is the most fun car to drive I have ever driven, period.
It had manual steering and was described as a go-kart by my brother. When he and I were in it, the load rating of the car was exceeded. A very serious sport edition vehicle.
When first purchased, it had a bad oil leak from the oil cooler, which the dealer replaced. It had fuel leak under the intake manifold, which I repaired. It was a bad rubber hose.
I tried rebuilding the drive line, and it came apart at 100 mph. This caused eccentric vibration, which cracked the transmission. My fault.
On a cross country trip, the oil metering lever from the throttle to the oil pump became disconnected. It stopped using oil and I poured oil into the gas tank to get her home.
It chewed up the Tail of the Dragon in NC/TN one night. Spun her out in one corner, but no damage. A little tail happy, but you just pump up the rear tires a little to get her balanced. It liked to be driven hard. It would get faster the harder it was driven.
This car is an absolute gem and I wish I had kept it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th August, 2014