The Truth About Cars » RX-7 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:20:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » RX-7 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Junkyard Find: 1983 Mazda RX-7 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/junkyard-find-1983-mazda-rx-7/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/junkyard-find-1983-mazda-rx-7/#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:00:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1052833 First-generation RX-7s aren’t as common in self-service wrecking yards as they were five years ago, but it’s not hard to find a couple in a typical large yard in the Los Angeles or San Francisco areas. Most of the time I don’t photograph these cars, but we’ve seen this ’79, this ’79, this ’80, and […]

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First-generation RX-7s aren’t as common in self-service wrecking yards as they were five years ago, but it’s not hard to find a couple in a typical large yard in the Los Angeles or San Francisco areas. Most of the time I don’t photograph these cars, but we’ve seen this ’79, this ’79, this ’80, and […]

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Junkyard Find: 1979 Mazda RX-7 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/junkyard-find-1979-mazda-rx-7-2/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/junkyard-find-1979-mazda-rx-7-2/#comments Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:00:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=809562 First-gen RX-7s aren’t uncommon in wrecking yards in the western part of the country, as demonstrated by this ’79, this ’80 with incredibly of-its-time custom paint, and this fairly solid ’85. In fact, I don’t bother to photograph most of the examples I see. Today’s ’79, with its brown-and-beige tape stripes, seemed worthy of inclusion […]

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First-gen RX-7s aren’t uncommon in wrecking yards in the western part of the country, as demonstrated by this ’79, this ’80 with incredibly of-its-time custom paint, and this fairly solid ’85. In fact, I don’t bother to photograph most of the examples I see. Today’s ’79, with its brown-and-beige tape stripes, seemed worthy of inclusion […]

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Junkyard Find: 1979 Mazda RX-7 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/junkyard-find-1979-mazda-rx-7/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/junkyard-find-1979-mazda-rx-7/#comments Wed, 18 Sep 2013 13:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=522273 First-gen Mazda RX-7s aren’t difficult to find in self-service wrecking yards (we just saw this ’80 with Flashdance-grade custom paint and this fairly solid ’85), and so most of them don’t make it into this series. During my recent trip to California for the biggest 24 Hours of LeMons race in history, I stopped at […]

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First-gen Mazda RX-7s aren’t difficult to find in self-service wrecking yards (we just saw this ’80 with Flashdance-grade custom paint and this fairly solid ’85), and so most of them don’t make it into this series. During my recent trip to California for the biggest 24 Hours of LeMons race in history, I stopped at […]

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This Dorky Kid Is Really Cool, Actually http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/this-dorky-kid-is-really-cool-actually/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/this-dorky-kid-is-really-cool-actually/#comments Thu, 14 Feb 2013 14:00:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=477386 “It fuel starves on left turns on about… seventy Ohms.” Now that is not something you hear every day about a “tuner car”, is it? DRIVE’s Matt Farah checks out a homemade contraption consisting of a late-first-gen RX-7 and a five-liter Ford V-8. (The old five-liter, mind you, not the Coyote mod motor.) “Never a […]

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“It fuel starves on left turns on about… seventy Ohms.” Now that is not something you hear every day about a “tuner car”, is it? DRIVE’s Matt Farah checks out a homemade contraption consisting of a late-first-gen RX-7 and a five-liter Ford V-8. (The old five-liter, mind you, not the Coyote mod motor.) “Never a […]

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Junkyard Find: 1980 Mazda RX-7, with Incredibly 80s Custom Paint http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/junkyard-find-1980-mazda-rx-7-with-incredibly-80s-custom-paint/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/junkyard-find-1980-mazda-rx-7-with-incredibly-80s-custom-paint/#comments Tue, 20 Nov 2012 14:00:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=467493 First-generation RX-7s aren’t uncommon Junkyard Finds, even though the youngest ones are 27 years old now. However, not many full-on early-to-mid-80s custom paint jobs show up at junkyards these days. Here’s one I found in Denver last week. Purple, pink, and gold with pinstripes! With a 5-digit odometer, there’s no way of knowing how many […]

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First-generation RX-7s aren’t uncommon Junkyard Finds, even though the youngest ones are 27 years old now. However, not many full-on early-to-mid-80s custom paint jobs show up at junkyards these days. Here’s one I found in Denver last week. Purple, pink, and gold with pinstripes! With a 5-digit odometer, there’s no way of knowing how many […]

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Junkyard Find: 1985 Mazda RX-7 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/junkyard-find-1985-mazda-rx-7/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/junkyard-find-1985-mazda-rx-7/#comments Thu, 16 Aug 2012 13:00:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=456771 Back when I reviewed the final Mazda RX-8, I ranted on at some length about my envy of my RX-7-driving college classmates who were the rich sons of high-ranking South Vietnamese military officers and government officials. Still, except when I was shopping for a Mazda rear end for my 20R Sprite Hell Project, I haven’t […]

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Back when I reviewed the final Mazda RX-8, I ranted on at some length about my envy of my RX-7-driving college classmates who were the rich sons of high-ranking South Vietnamese military officers and government officials. Still, except when I was shopping for a Mazda rear end for my 20R Sprite Hell Project, I haven’t […]

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Capsule Review: 1993 Mazda RX-7 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/capsule-review-1993-mazda-rx-7/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/capsule-review-1993-mazda-rx-7/#comments Tue, 14 Aug 2012 16:30:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=456160 Bribery! While TTAC has a Get Behind Me Satan approach to the buffet-table and the press junket, we’re still mostly susceptible to the kryptonite lure of interesting cars. So when Mazda called me up and asked if I’d like to sample a little of their driving heritage in a blatant PR move, I huffily told […]

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Bribery! While TTAC has a Get Behind Me Satan approach to the buffet-table and the press junket, we’re still mostly susceptible to the kryptonite lure of interesting cars. So when Mazda called me up and asked if I’d like to sample a little of their driving heritage in a blatant PR move, I huffily told […]

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New or Used: Ending 2011 with a Bang! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/new-or-used-ending-2011-with-a-bang/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/new-or-used-ending-2011-with-a-bang/#comments Sat, 31 Dec 2011 18:00:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=423909 Danny writes: I am looking to buy an RX-7 (FC) convertible. I currently own a hand me down 2000 Honda Accord V6 from my mother in law. this car drinks WAY too much gas. 20 dollars in 89 octane gas DAILY! my commute is about 50 miles round trip. but I always loved Mazdas my dad had a […]

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Danny writes: I am looking to buy an RX-7 (FC) convertible. I currently own a hand me down 2000 Honda Accord V6 from my mother in law. this car drinks WAY too much gas. 20 dollars in 89 octane gas DAILY! my commute is about 50 miles round trip. but I always loved Mazdas my dad had a […]

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Down On the 1993 Hayward Street: Ripped-n-Stripped Victims http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/down-on-the-1993-hayward-street-ripped-n-stripped-victims/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/down-on-the-1993-hayward-street-ripped-n-stripped-victims/#comments Fri, 09 Sep 2011 13:00:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=410698 When scanning old negatives for the most recent installment of the Impala Hell Project series, I found these Ansco Pix Panorama camera shots that I took in gritty, grimy, industrial Hayward, California in 1993. They didn’t add anything to the Impala Hell Project story, so I’m sharing them in a separate post. The Fish Driver […]

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When scanning old negatives for the most recent installment of the Impala Hell Project series, I found these Ansco Pix Panorama camera shots that I took in gritty, grimy, industrial Hayward, California in 1993. They didn’t add anything to the Impala Hell Project story, so I’m sharing them in a separate post. The Fish Driver […]

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And the Winner Is… http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/and-the-winner-is-16/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/and-the-winner-is-16/#comments Mon, 11 Jul 2011 01:00:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=402114 At the end of yesterday’s race session, it appeared that we had a Stealth-626-Supra battle for the B.F.E. GP win on laps. All day today, however, the Ghetto Motorsports Mazda RX-7 (winner of the 2010 B.F.E. GP, not to mention the LeMons Mountain Region championship) kept creeping up on the 1-2-3 cars. Late in today’s […]

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At the end of yesterday’s race session, it appeared that we had a Stealth-626-Supra battle for the B.F.E. GP win on laps. All day today, however, the Ghetto Motorsports Mazda RX-7 (winner of the 2010 B.F.E. GP, not to mention the LeMons Mountain Region championship) kept creeping up on the 1-2-3 cars. Late in today’s […]

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And the Real Winner Is… http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/and-the-real-winner-is-8/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/and-the-real-winner-is-8/#comments Mon, 25 Apr 2011 07:50:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=392876 The Index of Effluency, 24 Hours of LeMons racing’s top prize, goes to the team that achieves beyond all expectations in an unspeakably terrible car. That means, most of the time, something like an MGB-GT or Chevy S10. A 1987 Mazda RX-7, a pretty quick and reliable car in most cases, wouldn’t qualify for IOE […]

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The Index of Effluency, 24 Hours of LeMons racing’s top prize, goes to the team that achieves beyond all expectations in an unspeakably terrible car. That means, most of the time, something like an MGB-GT or Chevy S10. A 1987 Mazda RX-7, a pretty quick and reliable car in most cases, wouldn’t qualify for IOE […]

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Capsule Review: 1993 Mazda RX-7 and The Finest In Men’s… http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/capsule-review-1993-mazda-rx-7-and-the-finest-in-mens/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/capsule-review-1993-mazda-rx-7-and-the-finest-in-mens/#comments Thu, 07 Oct 2010 13:30:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=367807 More than a few of you had a simple question (or statement) regarding my Infiniti G20 Capsule Review, namely, “Why didn’t you check the mileage of the dealer trade?” The answer is simple: I wasn’t even permitted to call other dealerships, much less arrange trades. At that particular shop, salespeople weren’t even permitted to see […]

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More than a few of you had a simple question (or statement) regarding my Infiniti G20 Capsule Review, namely, “Why didn’t you check the mileage of the dealer trade?” The answer is simple: I wasn’t even permitted to call other dealerships, much less arrange trades. At that particular shop, salespeople weren’t even permitted to see […]

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Perennial Wankel Woes Holding Up New RX-7 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/perennial-wankel-woes-holding-up-new-rx-7/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/perennial-wankel-woes-holding-up-new-rx-7/#comments Thu, 07 Jan 2010 22:02:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=341092 A few weeks ago, I wrote about Mazda’s new RX-7, scheduled for release in 2011. Well, that now looks unlikely. In fact, Mazda have put the release date as unknown, ushering the wankel warrior into the dreaded category known as development hell. Autocar reports that the development of Mazda’s new RX-7 is plagued with problems. The […]

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about Mazda’s new RX-7, scheduled for release in 2011. Well, that now looks unlikely. In fact, Mazda have put the release date as unknown, ushering the wankel warrior into the dreaded category known as development hell. Autocar reports that the development of Mazda’s new RX-7 is plagued with problems. The […]

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