Guys, I am new to this sight and this might be a bit sketchy, but I may have an opportunity to purchase a 1990 RX7 convertable Turbo (I think this is classed as the 2nd gen FC?). The car is owned by a mature gent who has not used it much over the last 3 years and is considering selling. I saw the car briefly a few months ago and it is in very good condition. I think the mileage is approaching the 100Km, but has had some engine work done, though I don't know full details yet.
I currently have a 2005 321 RX8 with 35,000 miles on it, but like older Japanese cars (I have two old MX5's), so will have to part with the RX8 if I get the 7. The gent selling it is not sure on price yet and is going to let me know as soon as he has thought about it.
So I would appreciate any thoughts on what to look out for on the RX7 Convertable:-
What they are like to run (20MPG I guess).
What oil is best.
Do they suffer from engine flooding as can happen on the 8.
Any idea what a 1990 convertable is worth as a ball park figure.
Any really common faults.
Do they eat coils like the 8 and how much to replace.
Finally, am I mad going from an 8 to a 7.
Any comments/thoughts appreciated,