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Rotary Engine Reliability Issues and How to Resolve Almost All of Them

Rotary engines are a work of automotive genius, but they are oftentimes avoided because of their known reliability issues. Luckily for us, if you're interested in a rotary engine-having vehicle, there are a few solutions you can use in order to make your engine more reliable, and some are actually rather simple and easy.
A dusty barn in Louisiana is full of over 70 vintage Mazda rotary engine cars
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Someone Just Found the Most Bizarre Barn Find Ever in Louisiana

I love covering barn-finds. It is the automotive equivalent of buried pirate treasure; you know you’ll likely never find one yourself, but you know they are out there. Of course, like buried treasure, not all barn-finds were created equal. Just because it’s a barn-find doesn’t mean it’s a vintage, lost, uber-rare, racing legend or prototype …
The Rotary engine design is unique to Miata cars since the 1960s.
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The Rotary Engine Is an Overlooked Engineering Masterpiece

When buying a brand-new car, the question of the engine’s construction hardly comes up, nor is it listed on the manufacturer’s website. While there are different engine sizes, configurations, and even forced induction, they all use cylinders and pistons. However, in the 1950s, a man named Felix Wankel developed an entirely different kind of engine. …
A used Mazda RX-8 in blue
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Is Buying A Car With A Rotary Engine Worth The Risk?

If you’ve ever heard a Mazda RX-7 or an RX-8 drive by, you might have thought something was terribly wrong with the car, because under the hood isn’t just your average motor. The rotary engine has a sound that is completely unique and easy to recognize, and it sounds unlike anything else on the road …
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Hybrids & Electrics

Mazda Might Seriously Bring the Rotary Back in a Hybrid

Mazda’s introducing quite a few updates. The next-gen Mazda6 is taking a page from BMW and offering an inline-6 and rear-wheel drive. The Japanese automaker is also re-introducing more physical infotainment controls and has been named the most reliable brand for 2020. However, there are at least 2 things Mazda’s missing. Although well-reviewed, the CX-5 …
1999 Mazda RX7
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Why the Mazda RX7 Is Admired More Than the Newer RX8

Today, Mazda’s mostly known for stylish SUVs and the beloved MX-5 Miata. But the Japanese automaker has another claim to fame: its use of rotary cars. Up until 2019, Mazda was the only Japanese automaker to ever win Le Mans, and it did it with a rotary-powered car. A rotary engine powered one of the …