1990 Mazda RX7 rotary from North America
Handsome, fast, and reliable. A perfect automobile
Engine seals deteriorated, water in engine, at 110,000 miles. I put in a rebuilt rotary for about $4000, installed at the dealership. It's been running after that now for about 4 years.
AC issues, but I have been able to get after market parts and keep the cost down.
Minor repairs, such as brakes and plugs.
This car has a remarkable repair record. I have had it for almost 20 years, and it still runs perfectly, and gives me an amazing amount of power still when I need it out on the highway. I have had it up to 140+ out in the California desert on the way to Vegas, and it never broke a sweat, and it was 11 years old at the time.
This car is my baby. I have had it for 20 years in October, and I will never let it go. I have been driving RX-7's since 1982, and this one is the one that is heaviest and well engineered enough to last.
The interior is small, but it feels like a second skin, I know it so well. It does everything I ask of it, and there are times when I need to have some serious acceleration. It is a screamer, even today, in 3rd or 4th. From 60 to 80 or 90 in about 4 seconds, and smooth as silk.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th June, 2009
I just bought a 90 RX7 5 speed non-turbo. Does anyone have any idea how long these little rotary engines last? This one has 181K on it. I just LOVE IT.
Yeah, I've got one here with 260k on it, and it still runs great.
And another one with 199026k on it, and it's a beast. I took it 140 miles one night, and only had 8 gallons in it. It's at half a tank now. If I did my math right, it used 4 gallons in 140 miles = 35 MPG. Is that right?