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1983 Rx-7 -- How does it drive?

I was having a discussion on the forums about this car.  The question came up:  "How does it drive?"  What follows is my answer.


1983 Mazda Rx-7

I have a minor obsession with 1st Generation Rx-7s. This started in high-school. I owned a beater '83 for a while in college and when it became too decrepit I had to let her go. Since that time, I've always wanted another 7, but wasn't going to get just any one, I was going to wait for the "perfect" one. A couple months ago, my Father In-Law sent me an email, with a link to a blue '83 for sale around the corner from his house. From the pics, this car looked amazing. 60K miles, shiny paint, perfect interior, original (and working) stereo, etc. Of course you can only tell so much from a picture. My wife and I flew out to Seattle over the Thanksgiving weekend to spend TG with my her family. One of the ulterior motives I had for this trip was to take a look at this Rx-7 if it was still on the lot. It was, so we went to take a look.