84 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE

04-06-2007, 06:11 PM
Latley i've had my eye on the RX-7 GSL-SE. From what i see it has a pretty low milage for an old car (101,000) it has been re-painted and the owner has replaced a lot of things. I asked a real gear-head yesterday and he said that buying that car would be the dumbest thing i could ever do. He complains that the Rotary engine is unreliable and the car itself is unreliable. Can someone tell me if this car is worth it?


04-09-2007, 12:40 AM
Define "reliable".

04-11-2007, 09:34 PM
im lookin at a old type of rx-7 myself and i really wanna buy it i talked to the people that are sellin it the other day and they said the only major problem wit it is that its stuck in second gear????? there sellin it to me 4 400$ i really want it should i buy it???

04-12-2007, 03:52 PM
Here check out these three sites;

Non-Turbo: http://www.aaroncake.net/RX-7/buy1.htm
Turbo: http://www.aaroncake.net/RX-7/buy2.htm
General: http://fc3spro.com/TECH/h2b.html

Seriously though, as drftk1d said, define "reliable". I cannot speak for the FC, but 'drftk1d' can. I can tell you this though, I have owned my FD for two years and she is still running strong. I could not be any happier. IMHO, the secret to owning an Rx7 is “main-te-nance”. It is just like owning any car out there, but you tend to spend a little bit more $$$$ with the 7. This car is not called the “money pit” for no reason. Good luck on what you decide to do.


04-18-2007, 10:14 AM
The RX-7 isn't a Corolla that you can just do oil changes every 5k and be okay. Like most sports cars, you have to be strict with the maintenance, just the RX takes a little more with its engine.

Tim McCreary
04-23-2007, 01:15 AM

A GSL-SE is worth at a minimum $1000 with a running motor. Parts alone are worth that. With this being said, in excellent condition, I would pay no more than $3000 for it.

I used to own several first gen's and the GSL-SE by far is the nicest to drive and handling. There is a mysterious problem that I had with mine that the idle would rev up and down for no apparent reason. After selling them, I believe the problem was a dirty throttle body. Unbolt and dip in a throttlebody cleaner if this occurs. Most people change the Throttle Position Sensor and it does not cure the problem, but only causes a loss in money.


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