I have it since June 7 2004 brand new. And when you drive threw town short drives befor turning car off reved engine to 3ooorpm and turn right off. Thanks for the deal of a lifetime!! Instead of pistons, valves, camshafts, connecting rods and a crankshaft, the rotary requires only an output shaft surrounded by triangular-shaped rotors housed in chambers that are shaped somewhat like ovals with pinched middles. The steering is neutral and extremely precise in both its execution and feedback. I even have a cover for it red and black the car is red. You can top it off with the right mods to the car and go even faster.
Its bulging wheel arches, unusual half-doors and low profile give it a look that either draws you in or leaves you cold. I Don't drive it in the winter time I only drive it on nice days. The six-speed shifter requires only the slightest movement to change gears, and the clutch engages so smoothly it's easy to execute neat, clean shifts. The automatic transmission is nice, but love the manual paddle shift option. Why Mazda chose this design is a bit of a mystery, as a nice analog speedometer could easily have been placed on either side of the tachometer. This is a fun car to drive and will turn heads! I haven't found a track to test top speed, but from what I've read people with similar setups to mine can get to 170-ish. I said that was going to be my car.
The instrument cluster is housed in a dash-mounted binnacle that includes a center-mounted tachometer with an inset digital speedometer. Owners love its neutral handling, unique four-door coupe design and lightweight rotary engine. A maximum torque rating of 159 pound-feet is not much to brag about, but with a 9000-rpm redline 7000-rpm with the automatic transmission , you can milk every ounce of the engine's power before upshifting. What makes the rotary engine unique is its simple architecture. The car provides a lot of interior room and spares nothing in the way of comfort. It does have its quirks which I experienced on Xmas night, I have only had the car for less than a year, it's a 2007I bought it with only 48000km and I am still learning about the car! At idle, a slight, distinctive vibration is the telltale sign a rotary engine lurks beneath the hood; it's not annoying in any way and actually makes the car feel almost alive. He went out of his way to help us get our daughter a car.
That's my teenager rebeling in the road. The car is amazing but it just can't compete in the horsepower category with the competition. A combination of suede-like fabric and ribbed cloth inserts covers the excellent sport bucket seats, and the driver's seat features a height-adjustable cushion. Only until a turbo is added. He worked with me on the price, paying for it, getting it smogged and providing 110% of anything I had asked for because I was unsure of whether to purchase or not because of past experiences with other dealers. Garage kept it still looks new. David answered 11 years ago ok the question is what are you willing to spend to get this thing to be a rocket.
Attached a picture of the engine bay. The compact rotary engine delivers its torque high in the rpm band, meaning you have to run the revs high when passing or accelerating. The rotary is therefore mechanically very simple, has minimal moving parts and is quite small. Those same owners, however, often complain about the car's sometimes disappointing fuel economy and noticeable shortage of low-end torque. Although you can opt for full leather seating, it won't have the same Velcro-like grip on your clothing of the standard seats, which is a nice attribute when hurrying around tight curves.
Once I got it home it sank in and I found so many upgrades on the jeep that I wasnt charged for such as aftermarket skid plates, new performance rotors and brakes. We live Delaware, and she is in Ft. With a 9000-rpm redline, all you have to do is keep the engine between 4000 and 6000 rpm and you'll always find more than enough power on tap for quick bursts of acceleration. . He responded to every phone call and text in a very timely manner, and even helped her get the car home. . .
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