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A true sports car
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By NCGNETO90
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1990 Mazda RX-7 Hatchback GTU 2dr Hatchback


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I have always has an RX-7 in my garage ever sInce I first learned how to drive. The rotary engine has the life of a Honda (if treated right) and has the power of an inline 6. It is the funnest car I have driven. Even more fun than the C5 Corvettes. The 50/50 weight makes for awesome handling. I am a true rotor-head for life.


Favorite Features

User friendly dash, Big tachometer, comfy seats. Low and sleak appearance. Big stock wheels.


Suggested Improvements

Some of the soldering and wiring needs improvement.


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New owner of used TII
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By Robert
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1990 Mazda RX-7 Hatchback Turbo 2dr Hatchback


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I just love the car. I would suggest it might be a car more suited to someone willing to do his own mechanical work. Especially as they get older, even one in good condition will likely need some attention. Incredibly fun car, can be had cheap, and the design looks surprisingly up to date, not losing much to newer cars on the road today in the looks category. Great option for an affordable sports car, that can respond very well to modification. The turbo models can be hard to come by, if you get one, take care of her!


Favorite Features

Turbocharged, great handling, excellent looks, good budget buy. Of course the rotary engine is an interesting piece of machinery. If you need parts, they can be had fairly cheap as well.


Suggested Improvements

They were notorious for coming out of the factory with low quality paint jobs, and poor wiring; this is only made worse after 17+ years. It is hard to fault an aging car for many other problems.


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my review
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By mazdarx7turboII
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1990 Mazda RX-7 Hatchback Turbo 2dr Hatchback


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extremely fast car, fun to drive. has minor reliability quarks but they'r worth the trouble. turbo boosts well at 6.5 psi. dont drive in rain or snow because traction is minimal. and sometimes traction is bad on old roads but only when driving with a heavy foot.


Favorite Features

i like how stinking fast they are.


Suggested Improvements

tires could be a little wider


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You gotta love 'em
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By Steve Faulkner
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1990 Mazda RX-7 Hatchback Turbo 2dr Hatchback


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Have owned 3 of these, and never owned another car. '86 base, '88 GTU and now my '90 Turbo II. It's a beautiful car on the outside with that perfect sports car look, but nothing too radical that will end up looking dated, even now 20 years after the design inception. The handling is top notch, and with a simple plus size tire and wheel upgrade the next time you need new tires you'll stick to the road like glue. Comments abound on the car, and most people can't believe it is a '90. It's funny how many people think the car is only 5 or 6 years old. Grab a turbo if you can, they are most definitely the most fun of the different versions. I'd love a convertible for the summer.


Favorite Features

Handling, top end power, and exterior design. The low weight is also nice, and the car is comfortable enough for a daily driver. Interior is laid out well. With basic care the car will last a very long time.


Suggested Improvements

Sunroofs have issues with rust. If you get one without a rusted sunroof I suggest getting it painted / primed underneath. Some minor electrical issues with switches, but nothing major considering a 15 year old car. Replace any exhaust parts with stainless. These cars tend to chew up exhausts.


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1990 Mazda RX-7 GXL
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By trekie01
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1990 Mazda RX-7 Hatchback GXL 2dr Hatchback


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Handles like a Porsche of the same vintage. very fun to drive. very comfortable sport bucket seats. The engine is very reliable, but the rest of the car isn't. I have had to replace the alternator, battery, brake master cylinder, clutch master cylinder, clutch, wiper switch, radiator, window switches, stereo (I guess I didn't have to), and usual routine maintenance. These cars just reach an age where everything breaks at once. If you get it before this age or after someone has fixed everything, they are very very nice cars that are fun to drive. People will be envious when they hear you have one.


Favorite Features

Adjustable auto adjusting suspension, rotary engine, geared very well, comfortable seats, great handling.


Suggested Improvements

Parts that don't break all at once at the 15 year mark.


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