2002 Mazda RX7 Review

2002 Mazda RX7 Spirit-R Type-B 13B TT from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 13B TT Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 kilometres
Most recent distance56000 kilometres
Previous carMazda RX7


Unreal. Unparalleled. Unrivaled


Oil injector failed at 55000km and had to be replaced. Had entire fluids changed at the same time (oil, transmission, brake, etc) and it cost $800AUD. This indicates that the car is a little above average to maintain.

General Comments:

This car is a complete dream to drive. It is stiff in all the right places, and the feedback you get through the steering wheel is unreal.

Prior to this car, I owned and drove a 1987 Rx-7 Turbo that was mildly modified. The new Spirit-R out classes the last car hands down. It's faster, it handles better, it stops harder, and looks orgasmic.


Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd April, 2009

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 1 review