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Mazda RX-7 Buying Guide: Interior

Durable, but make sure the air conditioning is working...

By Alisdairsuttie / Monday, October 16, 2017

Mazda's reputation for quality is well deserved in the FD thanks to its high levels of fit and finish. The leather interiors are hard-wearing and most points of contact your hands and feet meet will feel very good. One place to check, though, are the door pocket hinges. They snap and are tricky to replace, so make sure they are working.

Bonus points if you get these seats

Bonus points if you get these seats

Early cars had red back-lighting for the gauges, while Series 7 cars from 1996-on came with green lighting for the dials. Many RX-7s have had aftermarket gauges fitted, which points to the car being tuned.

The standard front seats are quite firm and some find them too hard for long journeys, though owner praise the driving position.

UK cars came with lockable bins in place of rear seats, while most imports from Japan will have the extra chairs in the back. British customers had the option of adding a rear parcel shelf and rear cross brace.

All FD RX-7s came with air conditioning fitted as standard. The cabin can get very warm, so it's handy of the air-con work properly. If not, you may well have to replace the pipework and condensers to get it fully operational again.


PHer's view:
"The rear luggage bins are handy as the boot is quite small. I love the looks of the cabin and it's stood up well during the five years I've used it for almost daily duties."
Piers O'Connel


 

 

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