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About to buy 91 rx7 need advice

Old 11-07-2006, 04:40 PM
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i just totaled my srt-4 and now im looking into buying a 91' 2nd gen rx7...the car im looking at has somewhere over 100,000 miles, i think its stock too. he's selling it for $700. any advices what to look for when i actually look at the car? im planning of going sometime this week. another thing, whats the average lifespan of a 2nd gen motor? thanks
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Old 11-07-2006, 04:55 PM
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Turbo or NA?

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Old 11-07-2006, 04:58 PM
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bump....need some advice pls...im buying it tomarrrow.
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Old 11-08-2006, 08:40 AM
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learn more about rotary and the rx7 before buying.

i would buy it though. a 91 for $700! driving? thats a damn good price around me.
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Old 11-11-2006, 12:34 AM
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GET IT! if it runs. even if it doesnt run, as long as its in decent shape, $700 isnt bad. i paid $600 for my 91, and i love it
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Old 11-15-2006, 12:28 AM
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Be certain to understand this now. Your N/A will likely never be nearly as fast as your SRT was. If you want a car that goes that fast, or could possibly go that fast, look into a TII or FD. To get into the low 14's/high 13's you are looking at thousands of dollars into the motor, a standalone, exhaust and custom intake.

If its a not running car you can get the motor rebuilt for anywhere from a little over $1000 as a DIY, or many grand for a full bridgeport.

One thing I suggest though is that you warm the car up, put it in neutral and let out the clutch. If there is a significant whine coming from the transmission tunnel under your right arm then the tranny is a wild card. It could be just fine, or it could be on its last leg. But again, for $700 thats something that can be worked with.

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Old 11-15-2006, 10:35 AM
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if you wreck an srt i dont think you want to go near an fd..
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Old 11-16-2006, 02:09 PM
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Great info on buying an RX7:

How to buy a Non-Turbo FC

How to buy a Turbo FC

Other than that, find an experianced rotary shop and have them do a full inspection. I can guarantee you the car will cost you a lot of time and money (as with any car of its age), so be prepared when making this investment.
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