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Hello everyone! I've been dreaming about getting a 3rd gen RX-7 since the first time I saw it. I've owned a 1984 GSL and a 1986 GXL and just fell in love with the rotaries.
I've been following the development of the RX-8 since the RX-01 and the new multi-side-port engine design. The thing is, I think the FD RX-7 was and still is the most gorgeous car ever!! I all out prefer the RX-8's interior and NA RENESIS engine but I can't make up my mind on wether I should buy an RX-8 or go with a later year (1996?) RX-7 and use the money I save on a good rebuild, porting and single turbo upgrade along with some other mods... What do you think?
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I'm pretty sure most people on this forum will pick the RX-8. If you posted this on rx7club/rx7forum, the RX-7 will be top choice. As for me I like both, but would rather have the RX-8. The only FD I would wanna own is the Spirit R. :D
2004 RX-8 : Type S Spec - Titanium/Sports Package/Nav - 6MT
If money, reliability, gas mileage, practicality weren't an issue I would take the FD, just on the performance aspect. Factoring in all of the above-mentioned reasons makes the RX-8 more appealing to many people, but for just fun I would go with the FD.
Originally posted by Renesis08 I'm pretty sure most people on this forum will pick the RX-8. If you posted this on rx7club/rx7forum, the RX-7 will be top choice. As for me I like both, but would rather have the RX-8. ...
So far,it lookslike your'e right about the voting.
I also picked both, I like the RX-8 becaue of the 4-doors an back seats - But I also love the looks of the last gen RX-7and hope and pray that when the next RX-7 does come out it resembles more of it's past style and looks and appears visually very different to the RX-8 vs. just coming out as a 2-door faster version ...
I don't know what the laws are about importing cars in Puerto Rico, but if you're limited to US-spec cars, get the RX-8. If you can import Japanese cars, I would choose a 2002 RX-7 over a 2004 RX-8.
__________________ "We do not intend to withdraw from the rotary. In fact, were are now developing the next generation of that engine."
--Hisakazu Imaki, Mazda's president and chief executive, Los Angeles Times 11/11/06