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Old 01-18-2013, 05:52 PM   #17
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Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Sydney Australia
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My Ride: 320Ci, Rx2 (soon)
Probably abit biased here but I'll be as honest as I can. If you're talking daily driver don't do it - you're probably looking at 17-18L/100km without being heavy footed (which is necessary for a rotary might I add). You'll find yourself constantly having to maintain oil levels (every 5k or so). Reliability isn't that much of an issue if you maintain it correctly and service as usual despite their notoriety, like BrisM3 was saying the after market apex seals are ever improving. They're also all automatic so if you wanted a manual you'd have to sort that out for yourself.

All that being said, its sooo easy to get power out of a rotary and nothing beats the sound of a bridgeport (fk the haters!), an NA 20B BP makes around 330 rwhp, to give you some perspective. The rotary community is abit niche but its always growing and they really like to help each other out with tips or advice so if you do end up getting one there is plenty of support.

Good luck with your decision!

She's just a mazda coupe with a wankel mill, but she'll walk a skyline like it's standin still. I get pushed out of shape and she's hard to steer, but i get rubber in all four gears...
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