Best sports car for the money
June 3, 2011
This is the second RX7 I have owned. I owned a first generation (1983 coupe), which I loved. I bought my 1991 convertible because I wanted to get back to a true sports car. I have driven Porsche 911s and you get every bit as much handling and, almost, the same acceleration as the base 911, at a lot less cost. The money you pay for these second generation RX7s is truly a bargain.
Earlier reviewers have been spot on as to maintenance and care and feeding of an RX7. You really need to pay attention to the oil. The RX7 engine uses a small amount of oil in the gas, to lubricate the rotor seals, and, by design, you use some oil every time you drive it; more so if you drive it hard. The rotary engine runs hot, so do what you can to keep it cool. I just removed the "coffee can" mufflers a juvenile prior owner put on this car, as the fiberglass interior burnt out quick and, more importantly, it sounded like some kind of sub-compact toy street car.
This car is a blast to drive on curvy rural roads. The fuel economy is not terrific, but very much worth the price.