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    Stg 2 WRX vs 94 Rx-7

    Wow, I've very proud of my car. However for the first time since I've been living the life of Stg 2, I have felt defeat!! I am on a quick grocery run when I see a sexy silver rx-7. I noticed a huge front mount and loud exhaust so I had to see what he could do. Basically I just got beside him gave the nod and we took off. And from there on till 100 it looked as if I was not trying to race All I can do is bow down to the mighty rotary of the Rx-7. However if we are lucky tommorow my friend might be picking up a 94 red rx-7 for 13k with 40,000 miles. I'm pumped to actually get to ride in one when we test drive it

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    Im so happy for you!
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    Yeah, those things can be nasty. There's one around here that sounds mean but I dunno what he runs. I always see him at a distance or crossing an intersection while I'm waiting at the light.

    I'm not even Stg 2 yet I'll definitely choose my battles hehe.
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    My Japanese friend had a rx-7 twin turbo running 25psi !!!

    Man those Japanese guy love to mod their cars.
    Anyways, he sold it.

    Kept on saying "not reliable". He said the rx-7 was fast, but
    the rotary engine kept on over heating and the car just kept breaking.

    He told me that, "if you buy an rx-7", make sure you test it out to the fullest. If it's overheating, don't buy it !!!!!!!!!!

    Just some advise from a Japanese Engineer,not me.
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    yeah rotarys haven't been developed to their fullest potential... they still have overheating problems, they burn oil... etc...

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    good death...I've run into fast and slow ones...some are crazy and some are "meh." I like them, overall, but yea, they are not the best cars in terms of reliability
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    Where in Delaware are you? I see a modded silver RX 7 in Dover all the time.

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    haha, i'm in Dover. Same silver rx-7 you see running around is the one that walked me
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    they burn oil...
    There meant to burn oil. Oil is injected into the combustion chambers to keep the mating surfaces between the rotor apex seals and rotor housings lubricated and to help with compression and to keep things cool.

    They can be reliable. If you know what you are doing with tuning and keeping up with it. Like keeping up with the cooling system.

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    I used to have a 2nd gen RX7 and damn that thing was fast, the previous owner ran high 12s in it. I sold it for the WRX and I miss it. Even Koni shocks and Tein springs the WRX handles nowhere near as nicely as that 7 ever did,

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    Yea I wanted to get an rx-7 so bad but my dad wouldnt let me because of the cooling issues so now I have my 04 rex and I love it but I will still always want a r1
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    I love the 7, but I want an all-wheel drive turbo car. The winters suck and I need something to get me to work when it snows. Rear-wheel drive and light car on the snow BLOWS! The 7 will turn into a strictly summer car.

    Thats why I'm here. Still deciding on what I want still.

    my dad wouldnt let me because of the cooling issues
    That might have been a good idea. Not just for the fact of cooling issues (That can be fixed), but they are a money pit. I wanted one for awhile (I still do) and I could afford it, but I wouldn't have been able to do anything to it.
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