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Mazda RX-7 (1986 - 1991)

Last updated 19 September 2013

 
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Buying Guide

Good

  • Attractive Porsche 944 lookalike with 200 bhp turbocharged rotary engine.
  • Good looking cabriolet with well fitting power top.

Bad

  • Needs specialist maintenance.
  • Car must NEVER be started then shut down without reaching full operating temperature or washout will harm rotor seals.
  • Car must not be used for short runs from cold.

Watch

  • Engine must idle smoothly (rough idle sure sign of rotor tip wear).
  • Make sure no smoke.
  • Uneven tyre wear signifies accident damage.
  • Must see a record of specialist maintenance even if not all done by Mazda dealers.
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