1997 Mazda RX7 Reviews

1997 Mazda RX7 RS Twin turbo from Japan

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission Twin turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 kilometres
Most recent distance43000 kilometres
Previous carToyota MR2


Overall great car!


Well first, I lost the turbos, so I dropped in a T04-E, which is running nice along with a Trust intercooler and some other fun parts.

Second, now I'm having some trouble with the clutch. I overhauled the slave cylinder, and the clutch still has a tendency to lose pressure the longer it's pressed. I hope it's not the master cylinder $$$.

General Comments:

I just came from an MR2 so it's not any smaller that's for sure. I do have a 7 point roll cage, so it's pretty much a 2 seater. I don't think Mazda had more than 2 people in mind when they built it anyway.

The handling is great, and you've got to love the torque of a rotary engine. Feels like that V-8 from back home...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 18th August, 2001

1997 Mazda RX7 2.6 turbo rotary petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1997
Engine and transmission 2.6 turbo rotary petrol
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10


Nothing so far!

General Comments:

Gorgeous to look at - even better to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th January, 1999

2nd Aug 2001, 20:35

RX7s only come with a 1.3L.

5th Aug 2001, 16:25

Yes, but they have TWO of them. 1.3+1.3=2.6!

18th Aug 2001, 11:17

When they say you have a 2.0 engine do you say. Well I have 4 pistons. It must be a 8.0 liter. Come on now guys.

They are common sense. No rocket science.

27th Aug 2001, 21:26

The Third Gen RX7 is a Twin Turbo Rotary not Twin Rotary Twin Turbo, there is only one engine in any stock RX7 out there. A 2.6 litre rotary engine would be so inefficient on fuel that nobody would even want to own one. Not only that but the engine would be so large the front end of the car would need to be extended a full foot or more just to accommodate it.

Do your research before you just assume.

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews