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1994 Mazda RX-7

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Information shown for entry-level Hatchback.

Fuel Economy:
City 15/Hwy 23/Comb 18 MPG
Max Seating: 2
Engine: Rotary, Turbo, 1.3 Liter Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

1994 Mazda RX-7 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.3
Out of 10

Based on 55 Ratings for the 1993 - 1995 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.8/10
    Quality
    9.5/10
  • Reliability
    8.8/10
    Performance
    9.9/10
  • Comfort
    9.2/10
    Styling
    9.9/10

Most fun ever.

By on Wednesday, August 07, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 128,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "The big three, looks, power, and handling."

Cons: "Kids always want to race me."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I've owned mine for 14 years. Purchased with 55K miles on it. As far as all the high maintenance stories you hear, it really depends on how it is cared for. Two things must be done if it is absolutely stock. First, remove the primary catalytic converter and replace it with a downpipe - otherwise it will kill the engine. Second, you must get a boost gauge. Mazda did not include one and without it, you cannot tell if the turbos are over boosting or not. After 20K miles of owning mine, it started overboosting - I immediately detuned the engine (turned the boost almost off) until I could figure out why and fix it. Turned out to be vacuum hoses that went bad and started to leak. One week later it was back on the road and solid. That was about 9 years so, all else has been everyday maintenance. If you plan to drastically increase the horsepower - which is easy to do - the engine won't last long. But relatively stock it is not much more trouble than any other performance car."

6 people out of 6 found this review helpful

One of the best sports cars ever made

By on Sunday, August 04, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 99,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Power, Speed, Handling, Brakes, & Beautiful Looks"

Cons: "Not for the weak hearted or eco-friendly people"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This car is not meant for anyone and Mazda advertised it just like that. This car is made for the true car enthusiasts. Not some average joe who needs good fuel economy. Its for the real guys who enjoy the power and superior handling. Especially, for the guys who race at the track. I have owned and driven many sports cars and this is by far my favorite. I've been working on these cars and driving them for 10+ years from the 2nd generation to the 3rd generation of Rx-7s. I always do the maintenance on time and fix whatever breaks asap so other problems don't arise. I have driven these cars hard and tracking them and I have never had any major engine issues. Its the poor consumers who don't maintain their car like they should on any car, that have real problems. I do recognize the cons of the car; stiff ride, poor fuel economy, expensive maintenance and low crash ratings. But the Pros is what anyone would expect in a true sports car, good twin turbo rotary power, high reviving, superb handling, beautiful looks and overall great design and balance. Any true enthusiast who drives this car would be lying if they said the Rx-7 doesn't make them smile when driving it. After 20 years, this car still turn heads and snap necks. Especially, with the body of a 99-2002 Rx-7 in Japan, it is one of the best looking cars."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

best car from the 90s

By on Sunday, December 09, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 86,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "driver focused car good for track use"

Cons: "not good on gas"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"it is fun to drive the car handles great but i needed to lower the seat iam 6,1 and to tall for the car with after market seats and rallies it is fine now and i have had no problems other than that and had it for almost 2 years now"

If you want an iconic supercar. you win!

By on Wednesday, December 14, 2011

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 75,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "great to drive"

Cons: "gas milage"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Seriously, the 13b sequential turbo is a very powerful engine in a super balanced chasis. Tons of aluminum suspension components all engineered for track performance! One of the finest cockpits to step into for a stock 1993 model supercar. Trunk space is very limited and it's a two-seater, so you have rear storage compartments. Gearing is dialed in on this vehicle. 4.10rear end. a powerful rpm range of power on tap. lag does not exist on a properly running FD3S. If you do not believe me, test drive one."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Pure Fun on wheels

By on Monday, November 28, 2011

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 50,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Timeless Pure Powerful Sexy FUN"

Cons: "a lot of care and attention compared to a Honda"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

Still turning heads at 16 years old. 1995 RX-7

"This car is not meant for anyone that doesn't Love to drive. I crack a smile just looking at it in the garage. Granted it takes more care ($) than a Honda but every penny is so worth it when it launches out of a hairpin turn clawing the asphalt for traction like it was nothing more than a walk in the park. Few drivers will ever know what this car is capable of. It's limits are so far beyond what can be done legally on the street. You have to get use to heads turning, fingers pointing and explaining "no pistons". Stock is insanely powerful for the street and Modified units should come with life insurance. You can buy more dependable transportation but you will have to remind me why."

8 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Still turning heads at 16 years old. 1995 RX-7

Pure Fun on wheels

By on Monday, November 28, 2011

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 50,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Timeless Pure Powerful Sexy FUN"

Cons: "a lot of care and attention compared to a Honda"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This car is not meant for anyone that doesn't Love to drive. I crack a smile just looking at it in the garage. Granted it takes more care ($) than a Honda but every penny is so worth it when it launches out of a hairpin turn clawing the asphalt for traction like it was nothing more than a walk in the park. Few drivers will ever know what this car is capable of. It's limits are so far beyond what can be done legally on the street. You have to get use to heads turning, fingers pointing and explaining "no pistons". Stock is insanely powerful for the street and Modified units should come with life insurance. You can buy more dependable transportation but you will have to remind me why."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

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