Mazda Rotary Engine RX cars have been sold in the U.S. since the early seventies and have had a significant number of die-hard followers. There is something very special and almost addicting about Rotaries. Maybe that’s from their design which gives them the uniqueness of being the only production car with a non-piston rotating gas engine with exceptional power and smoothness. Mazda discontinued it’s only production Rotary-Engine car exported to this country (RX7) in 1994 but ten years later (2004) brought the Rotary back in the form of the RX8. I am constantly reminded of the Rotary’s allure when I see so many young people who are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the used Mazda RX7 or 8 that they own or are about to buy. I will discuss what to look-out for when buying an RX7, RX8, or even older models in my upcoming blogs.