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Old 05-27-07, 08:01 AM
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Mazda Rx7 Spirit R Type A or Type B ?

Hey Guys, i'm looking at getting a Mazda Rx7 spirit R.

I havent decided yet if i should get a Type A or Type B, can anyone tell me from their own personal experience what they think of this car? Type A better than Type B?

i do know that Type A has 2 seats, Type b 4, i just want to know more along the lines of whether the Type A is noticeably faster than the Type B. if there is enough room in back of Type B?

the good? the bad?

If anyone has heard anything, i would like to know.

Thanks guys. any info would be helpful.

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Old 05-27-07, 03:18 PM
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Type A is considered faster. Back seats 7's have always been a novelty to non-tiny people.
I wouldn’t get one unless you are planning to keep it stock, change anything and it will devalue like crazy not to mention they are pretty perfect straight from the showroom
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Are you buying local imported one from a dealer or are you sourcing one yourself from overseas ?

Type A seem to be more collectible , the seats in type B are a waste of space only being used for vey small kids aged 5 or 6 for very short trips .

Do a compression test on them and carefull on your purchase , lot of cars are not what they appear to be .

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http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/frame...hp&carnum=1286

A and B got the same engine and gearing etc i think so would imagine the top speeds are the same. think the type C, auto got a 255hp engine

the FD is a hard nosed sports car and the type A is the ultimate expression of that

BUT as a day to day drive those non-reclining red cloth recaros will wear and get grubby very quickly and not be too comfortable if you have a big ***....so go the type A if it won't be your main car i say

the rear seats of the type B are more useful for caring people and things than the slick hard plastic storage bins in the type A, both up and down, so if it's going to be your only car go the type B

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I have the recaros - they're not that much worse on the butt than the standard seats - but they are a bitch to get in and out of. They are also very prone to damage on the sides.

You won't find any noticeable performance difference between A and B: ~20kgs lighter for the A is about it

The A will always have a better resale.
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Im with Daioni on this....i have the seats as well and yes its a pain getting in and out but once you're in...they feel great...

ive only once had my legs go out on me cause i went for a long drive lol
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Old 05-30-07, 06:48 AM
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Hey Peeps,

Really impressed with your response, i got suprised to see so many people respond. Thankyou all heaps , i read your suggestions and i think i'll be going with the Type A as the rx7 will not be my main car, i got a suzuki swift gti which i'll use to go around as it doesnt waste much petrol.

Are you buying local imported one from a dealer or are you sourcing one yourself from overseas ?
I'm going to be buying a local imported one.

I checked out this place called E&M Unique Motors in Five Dock, they seemed like they knew their stuff and werent only interested in my money but rather to find the right 7 for me.

I've been to a few other places and you can tell they are mainly interested in your money.

I'm located in Sydney, so if anyone has any other good spots to check out that import/sell Rx7 spirit R's that'd be great.

I did an insurance quote through just cars internet webpage today, just to see what the prices are like and i got quoted something like 4 grand per anum for comprehensive car insurance. Does this price sound about right?

Ta guys for all your help.

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Unhappy

what about getting some custom made red car seat covers for the recaros then

shouldn't be too hard to pull the passenger side out and leave it with an auto upholsterer for a few days

then when you go to sell/show the car you can just whip off the covers to show your spot free seats!

like white jeans on a hot *** they look fantastic when clean and gleaming but get grubby so quick in the real world it makes you want to cry

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If you haven’t already check out prestige motorsport, I used the personally and couldn’t more highly recommend him. I honestly think you will save a lot of money importing one if you are willing to chance the risks involved.

Insurance sounds average. I got quoted at $5000 P/A, the insurance guys see import, turbo, young driver and your pretty well #%$&*
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http://www.internationalmotorgroup.com.au/index.html

This crowd in Sydney sell quite a few 2002 TYPE A RX7's currently they have 2 on their stock list , both priced around $ 48,000.

Gun metal grey and black are the most sought after colours .

I looked at a few cars and spoke to Andrew the principle owner , but have decided to try and source my own car from Japan at a later date .

Hope to be going to Japan coinciding with the 40th Toyko motor show this October , and looking around for a Type A .

A mikey mouse top of the range truly low km original accident free Type A RX7 will cost you around $60,000 landed in Australia , as they are still getting around $ 38,000- 40,000 Aus in Japan a similar price they were offered for brand new in 2002 .

Cars that are offered cheaper reflect the type of car iniatially purchased over in Japan at Auctions by the dealer and the condition , and km they were in .

Most car dealers have a $5000 +++ profit on the deal , the wholesale cost to the dealer to source and bring over the car and get it complied clean it up around $6000 so if you do your sums , you can calculate the approximate initiall cost of the car the dealer purchased in Japan and this should tell you what grade of car you a purchasing ."As they say the end price of the car usually reflects how good the car is .

( Caveat Emptor ) Latin for ....Let the buyer beware .



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be wary of the just cars website quote thingo...i did it and when i let them know everything they said sorry once...and after gave me a ridicolous amount....
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Hi,
I own a Spirit-R type A , bought it 2 years ago .
In my opinion the Type-A is really the only way to go . It was Mazda's flagship model , although the Recaro's are uncomfortable on long trips.
The Type A & B are same in performance as they share the same running gear.
Mine has an Apexi PFC , tuned by Fujita Eng (FEED) & runs an Re-Amemiya exhaust which gives good performance.
I have noticed that prices have fallen slightly in the past year , but I would imagine this is only due to more favourable exchange rates. When in Japan January this year I noticed low KM Type A's were still commanding up to 4 million yen mark. My example landed in NZ was in excess of $55K NZD.
My only advice if you purchase one locally in Aussie ask to see the auction sheet at least. This will indicate the car's condition before export. Anything less than grade 4 forget it. Many have had already chequered history.
Let me know how you get on.
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Lightbulb fd SP, forget the spirit R

If you want a true rare FD, something that ***** on the Spirit R type A *commoner* is the SP

Only 25 made genuine homologation racing specials !!!

I have one for sale if your interested?

PM me for further detail.
If you search in the net you will see how rare these cars are, and insurance well for $75000 (agreed value) I pay $976 insurance a year

straight of wikipedia
Australia had a special high performance version of the RX-7 in 1995, dubbed the RX-7 SP. This model was developed as a homologated road-going version of the race car used in the 12hr endurance race held at Bathurst, New South Wales, beginning in 1991. An initial run of 25 were made, and later an extra 10 were built by Mazda due to demand. The RX-7 SP produced 204 kW (274 hp) and 357 Nm (263 ftlbf) of torque, compared to 176 kW (236 hp) and 294 Nm (217 ftlbf) on the standard version. Other changes included a race-inspired nose cone, race-proven rear wing, a 120 L fuel tank (as opposed to the 76 L tank in the standard car), a 4.3:1-ratio rear differential, 17 in diameter wheels, larger brake rotors and calipers. An improved intercooler, exhaust, and modified ECU were also included. Weight was reduced significantly with the aid of carbon fibre; a lightweight bonnet and seats were used to reduce weight to just 1218 kg (from 1310 kg). It was a serious road going race car that matched their rival Porsche 968CSRS for the final year Mazda officially entered. The formula paid off when the RX-7SP won the title, giving Mazda the winning trophy for a fourth straight year.

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Mufti check your PM

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Type a or type b

Hi everyone,

I own a 99 and a spirit r type a. My 99 has back seats. The seats can't fit a car seat so your child has to be out of car seat and not too big. My spirit r is stock but when my 99 was stock it wasn't as fast as my spirit. I will say for long trips you will hate the spirit r seat. If you do buy one I would take the seat out and save it because the seats are worth a lot. So just save them and buy something you can be comfy in. If I were you I would fine someone with a racing seat and on without and seat in the car. You will be able to tell off that. Good luck.
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Nice FD Sir.
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