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« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2004, 11:48:05 PM »
Trappy- the RZ was made till the end - it was a 2 seater but it was expensive (due to Japanese tax laws over 2 seaters) and as such rare.  Most FD3s are 4 seater.

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« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2004, 10:31:19 PM »
I just wanted to put this link here.

http://www.rx7.net.nz/fd-jp-models.html

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« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2004, 12:33:20 AM »
yeah I also wanted to say a big thanks>

My dad\'s gonna be buying an rx7 g3 real soon so we were gonna ask this question!

Can\'t wait till i\'m 25 so I can get one!

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« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2004, 03:01:09 PM »
Just stumbled across this link...can\'t believe I didn\'t find it sooner! So more thanks from this quarter...good job, your time is greatly appreciated Mr 2 Pedals! ;)

Quick question though...did any of the changes (for example the ECU going from 8 bit to 16 bit) make a significant difference? Also, when it says \'all interior parts costs reduced\' does that mean for new buyers their option packs were cheaper, or does it mean the interiors weren\'t of quite as high a standard?

Thanks! :)
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« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2004, 07:29:56 PM »
lol I forgot about that old nick name. I got 3 pedals now :D
ecu change made some difference nothing we would notice though. To notice 10 bhp you need to be one very sensitive driver. Interior option was only on certain models  and the inetrior on later model cars was better quality than the older models definitely.

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« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2004, 04:41:03 PM »
Blimey !:eek:

after posting a real newbie post in the wrong section i had another look and found the right sectionand this response - man you guys have ansewred everything i was after - well almost...

What the average running costs say for doing 800-1000miles per month?

Thats the only thing putting me off at the moment - and finding the right one, oh and trading the FTO oh and the twin vs single turbo question.

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« Reply #21 on: December 16, 2004, 01:31:17 PM »
I own an RX8 but am considering a mid 90\'s RX7 for the garage which I will probably run for around 1000 miles per annum (for fun really) and keep garaged.

I am confused by the different models and prices and would like some opinions on which model would be best. 2 or 4 seats.

I\'m not into heavily modded or heavily "dressed up" cars and would prefer a stock car if this is possible.

I am also interested to know where I can find a reliable and trustworthy importer that will deal with everything for me so that I can just drive it away!

I\'m expecting to pay up to £12000 is this right?

Thanks in advance
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« Reply #22 on: December 16, 2004, 02:59:47 PM »
Hi

800 to 1000 a month, I used mine as a daily drive from Oldham to warrington 5 times a week, roughly about 60 miles round trip a day, I was putting 60-70 quid in a week and I drove it like a saint most of the time, keeping it out of turbo territory when ever possible at about 56mph on the motorway (well most of the time,) gave it a red line every day to to keep carbon build up down.
O and always found a Porche boxter wanting to try his luck at least twice a week.

Not the cheapest of cars if you are doing that sort of mileage, but a lot of fun.

Better start buying shares in shell:)

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« Reply #23 on: December 16, 2004, 03:26:25 PM »
Lee,

Thanks. I meant 1000 per year. The RX8 is my daily driver at around 18-22 mpg.

The 7 is purely for fun at weekends!

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« Reply #24 on: December 16, 2004, 03:57:04 PM »
Simon,

a 12 grand budget will buy you a really nice FD3S. The type RZ is the top spec car, but they are all pretty good really.

Just make sure you get something with a rebuilt engine. If you want pretty standard looking with a fair bit of power i think Brian Ellis has a Single turbo for a very good price.

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« Reply #25 on: December 16, 2004, 04:17:38 PM »
for £12k you should get an absolute gem, especially if you are after a stock car. I\'d be looking at late \'90s cars with low mileage or mid 90\'s (post \'96 rear light upgrade) with a new rebuilt engine for that money. RZ as Stu says were reckoned to be one of the best models before the Spirit R. You could try and track down an RSR which was created to commerate 40yrs of rotary engines for mazda (pretty sure it was the 40yr anniversary) in 1998 (John Yorke has one in Yellow). As for importers try Brian at http://www.RotaryImports.com or Miguel @ http://www.Neweraimports.com for starters.
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« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2005, 07:57:45 AM »
And there is a stunning example for sale here for less than 10k:

Black FD

that someone is selling :) :) :)

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« Reply #27 on: June 23, 2005, 09:05:16 AM »
whilst car hunting at the jap auction near us we have noticed all 3 rx7\'s have 2 samll seats in the back one of them a 94 and the other a 91 so whats this about 2 seaters.
 yes we are pig ignorant and mid life crisis buyers but I have loved rotaries from whem my mother bought on in 1970. and yearned on ever since this is our first real opportunity to get on and find it more confusing than ever.
  We are not intending to go to track days or boost performance just have a car we like to look of, me drive comfortably at reasonable speed and actually finally after all these years have the nostalgic noise of the rotary in my ears as it gets quieter the faster you go has all this been lost since the Ro80 every on seems to want to put wings on their rx7\'s and fly to the moon with this addition and that addition to the tune of I can\'t get a realistic outlokk of just normal driving the car, getting normal mpg and how reliable it is in those terms.
  Sorry to sound like a stick in the mud but we are not called rockerfella and are now getting scared of buying one for the sheer joy of having a nice car.
  We went to one website which has a bucket of problems on it and must admit it has discouraged us if anyone can give us a balanced view it would be gratefully recieved only my stubborness keeps me looking alan.cameron67@ntlworld.com
 And can anyone please tell me how i can join the club when i can\'t print form from website
  hopefull of confidence building replies or to be detered properly as we have the worst luck when buying motors other than at auction
  alan cameron

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« Reply #28 on: June 23, 2005, 10:44:59 AM »
Most of the horror stories you hear about the RX7 are due to people buying high milers, cars which haven\'t been looked after or not looking after them themselves.

If you do the right research, buy a car with either low mileage or a rebuilt engine (BY A REPUTABLE BUILDER) and look after the car well, running costs won\'t be any more than another high performance vehicle. Fuel consumption is always going to be on the high side, the rotary engine has always been thirsty and strap two turbos onto it and fuel economy will suffer even more. Insurance is not as bad as one might think if you go to an RX friendly insurer (check out the \'Insuring Your Rotary\' section).

As far as the modified cars thing goes, yes there are quite a few cars out there which have been modded to some extent or other, and again if it is done properly and not too extreme this shouldn\'t have much effect on the reliability of the car. Things to watch for though, most mods will improve airflow, but without increases in fueling this can have a detrimental effect on the longevity of the engine. For a reliable, fun, allround driver the best bet would be a low mileage, standard car sourced from one of the reputable sites (Rotary Imports, Newera, Jimmy\'s, etc also RX Motors have a few for good prices)

Hope that helps  :wiggle
Mark
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« Reply #29 on: June 27, 2005, 03:06:37 PM »
one thing to look for is the dealers ticket/stamp/sticker in the drivers door sill...

most of it is in japanese but the model and type is in english...
mine says FD3S -TYPE-R   special edition.... what the special edition means I dont know but its a 93 with no mods and drives lovley.. it has full leather interior including leather header and back seats it has the coin tray and ashtray in the centre console ABS but not cruise control so is it a type R11 or a late august type-R....

and whats \'special\' about it