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Old 10-07-18, 03:12 PM
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New Owner - JDM FD3S RX-7 Type R

My name is Mike and I am taking delivery of a beautiful imported 1993 Mazda RX-7 Type R this week. The car has 50k verified miles (80,xxx kilometers) and has motor rebuild receipts dating to late 2016. Despite the recent rebuild, I still wanted to confirm the motor was healthy so I had a compression test performed. The first rotor's results were 115 across the board and the second rotor read 110, 110, 105. My research about compression testing confirmed that the motor is indeed healthy. Additionally, the car has just received some maintenance including an oil change, new coolant, and new spark plugs.


There are modifications on the car and they are as follows:

- Apexi N1 Dual Tip Exhaust

- Apexi ECU Power Commander

- Work Emotion CR- Kai wheels

- Mazdaspeed Type 2 Replica Wing

- Tein Driving Master Type-HA Coilovers

- Pioneer Navigation Head Unit

- Alpine Speakers w/ Tweeters

- Mazdaspeed Carbon Fiber Shift ****

- Defi Boost and Water Temperature Gauges

- Red "Rx-7" Badge

- HID Headlights

- LED Interior Lights.


I have never owned a rotary car prior to this one, but I am very excited for this ownership. The car will serve as a promotional car for my Gray Market automotive classifieds website called IMPORTR (Importr.com). The car will be stickered up with our logo and going to events around the country soon. If you see me around please come introduce yourself! I am looking forward to being a part of RX-7 Club and the rotary community in general! Thanks for reading.


- Mike W.












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Car looks great! Welcome.
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Car looks great! Welcome.
Thank you!
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Welcome . Very nice FD you have there
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Nice looking car!
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And the steering wheel is on the correct side
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Wow, nice! How's it driving RHD? I was actually considering a JDM 99 spec once it's legal, but hesitant about driving on the other side everyday.
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Thank you everyone for the kind words. Unfortunately the seller sold it from under me and decided to tell me after I already had it insured and was traveling to purchase the car. Extremely upsetting but hopefully Iíll find an even better 7!
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Good luck on your search for another, I've had cars sold many times out from under me and its sucks...
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Good luck on your search for another, I've had cars sold many times out from under me and its sucks...
Yes it definitely sucks. Especially because the car was exactly what I was looking for but oh well. Itís not the end of the world
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Old 10-11-18, 12:43 AM
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That Stinks loosing car like that, Good luck with your hunt for another one
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That Stinks loosing car like that, Good luck with your hunt for another one
Thanks!
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Beautiful!!
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Sorry to hear. That is heartbreaking. What a beautiful car. Good luck on your search.
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Sorry to hear. That is heartbreaking. What a beautiful car. Good luck on your search.
Yes definitely heartbreaking but thank you!
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Canít imagine your frustration with that, keep lookin out youíll find one even better than that!
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Canít imagine your frustration with that, keep lookin out youíll find one even better than that!
Totally! I couldnít agree more bud
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Looks amazing. I have a black FD also. Love the way the sky reflect on them.
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Oh yea, I would of been pissed =/. Sorry to hear that man.
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Oh yea, I would of been pissed =/. Sorry to hear that man.
I was at first but hopefully it happened for a reason!
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If you don't mind me asking, around what price point would a car like that be?
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If you don't mind me asking, around what price point would a car like that be?
The car sold for $25,000. In my opinion, whoever bought it paid too much. I was willing to pay $23,000 and I felt like I was paying up even at 23k.
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Gotcha, was curious how Jdm prices compared to NA models
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The car sold for $25,000. In my opinion, whoever bought it paid too much. I was willing to pay $23,000 and I felt like I was paying up even at 23k.
Ooof, RIP. I can't believe that's how much they are going for and people are willing to pay for them. I bought mine for $13,000 ..CDN.. and that's even when registration was all said and done. Even R32 GTRs were between $10-$15k. There goes my hope for owning a second FD.. at least for a while. Good luck on your search.
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Dang, that sucks to have been undercut like that. Good luck with your search for another.
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