'87 RX7 Purchasing Questions what do i do!!!???


Chadwick88
03-26-2007, 03:10 AM
This might sound a little pathetic but here we go. I am 19 years old and I am interested in an 87 FC. The current car that I own is a 98 Buick Le Sabre.......... It was a hand me down. Although I am rather green (a newbie) when it comes to cars in general, but I've been interested in Rx7's for awhile now and I'm ready to buy one. But there are some things holding me back. My parents are set on convincing me not to get this car on account of its age and possible unreliability. About the car, its an FC non turbo rx7 being sold for $4900. Its supposedly been in no accidents, its the original owner, has 62k miles on it. To me, it sounds like a car worth checking out. My parents and girlfriend have done a great job at convincing me otherwise though. but still, everytime i go online to look at it, it seems to just call to me. I needed to seek out other peoples oppinions (people who know there stuff). So I guess my questions are, is this a good deal? and do you have any tips on buying this car? or maybe some hints on finding out if he has been taking good care of the car


(Ive read some things about what to look for but i would still rather read it coming from someone who is actuall directing it towards me.)

1987 MAZDA RX-7, 62K mi, ac, cc, stereo, p/mirrors, sunroof, 5-speed stick, original owner, original engine, no modifications, no accidents, original paint, looks good and runs well, $4,900,
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Chris V
03-26-2007, 12:37 PM
As clean as it is, that's WAY too much money for a base '87.

mwolvin
03-26-2007, 01:43 PM
I agree. $2500 is more appropriate. Check out some of the more expensive age-related repair items such as the exhaust. I noticed the interior has some of the age related wear-- side window defog vents ($10 from mazdatrix), radio/vent bezel ($70 from the dealership), sun damage to the glovebox latch. I'd also be suspicious of original paint looking that good on a 20 year old car.

drftk1d
03-30-2007, 09:46 PM
that bitch is clean but I would only pay over 4k for a Turbo II

thompsonrx7
03-31-2007, 12:31 PM
dude i have a base model that clean i will sell you for like 1700 and my motor has 69000 on it l o l...no way would i pay 4900 for a base model

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