If you want a rotary engine in your life—and who doesn't?—sadly, there aren't any new cars that'll fill the need. Your best bet is to go used and buy something like .
The RX-7 that followed this, the FD, is a high-tech masterpiece, but they've unfortunately gone the way of the air-cooled 911, climbing in value. That's why we think the FC might be a better buy. This one is incredibly clean, and it's available for just $13,000.
The FC RX-7 is powered by Mazda's famous 13B twin-rotor engine, which made 160 hp in 1987. This RX-7 was aimed pretty squarely at the contemporary Porsche 924S and 944, and a 1980s Top Gear comparison test between a 924s and RX-7 favored the Mazda.
And today, you've got to admit that the RX-7 just looks damn cool. Maybe I'm getting swept up in the car world's renewed appreciation for the 1980s and 1990s, but this design aged really well.
Of course, buying a rotary-powered car comes with its risks—these engines are notoriously fickle—but someone has to keep the ream alive. Will that be you?