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Old 11-05-2012, 08:56 PM   #22
Steve Huff
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I had a 79 RX 7. Fun car to drive. Friend had a 280Z. His was faster, mine handled better. As for gas mileage--on the highway it wasn't bad (around 27). In town--12-13, even when driven lightly. And, it used oil more than most cars--about a quart every 5-7000 miles. It was rated at only 101 HP, yet I had it over 100 a few times, and judging by the tach, I could probably have gone 130. Not bad in those days for a small car. I bought it in 85 and still was solid--no squeaks or rattles. Rotary engines had most of their weight very low, so handling was their forte. Kind of like the boxer engines of the Subaru BRZ now.
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