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MAZDA RX-8 Used Car Review

Pros

Cons

  • Rotary engine's ultra-smooth, high-revving performance
  • Terrifically balanced handling
  • Surprisingly comfortable, supple ride
  • Clever rear-hinged rear doors
  • Rotary engine consumed plenty of fuel and oil
  • Automatic gearbox no substitute for the standard manual
  • Older cars likely to have been driven hard
  • No longer produced
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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Mazda rx8

  • 160000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl 1.3L

Rx8 not running, turns over but won't fire. Was blowing a bit of steam before it stopped running.

$6,500Negotiable
Kapunda, SA

6 hours ago

Mazda RX8 for sale or swap

  • 168000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Auto
  • 2 cyl 1.3L

Liking for something bigger , my back doesn’t enjoy getting into something so low anymore …worth $9000

Swap/Trade
Greenfields, WA

16 hours ago

2004 Mazda RX-8 Red 6 Speed Manual Coupe

  • 108284 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl 1.3L

only 108,000 kms. log book service history. would have to be one of the best and most original RX 8 in australia. suit the collector. outstanding condition.

$23,990Drive Away^
Toowoomba, QLD

Dealer used
20 hours ago

Mazda Rx8 GT WANTED

  • 123456 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl 1.3L

White

Negotiable
Roseville, NSW

21 hours ago

2006 Mazda RX-8 MY06 Revelation Grey 6 Speed Manual Coupe

  • 99182 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl 1.3L

2007 mazda rx8 manual very nice driving car $16990 very low klms possible the best available a must see

$16,990
Bayswater, WA

Dealer used
23 hours ago

2008 Mazda RX-8 FE1032 Luxury Black 6 Speed Sports Automatic Coupe

  • 282391 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Auto
  • 2 cyl 1.3L

*** AUTO *** 13B ROTARY *** LEATHER *** SUNROOF *** BLACK *** DRIVES GREAT *** WELL LOOKED AFTER *** RACE IN TODAY *** ** SERVICE HISTORY ** ALL OUR CARS COME WITH WARRANTY ** UNBEATABLE VALUE ** THIS PRICE IS DRIVE AWAY NO MORE TO PAY! ** EASY FINANCE AVAILABLE! ** ALL ENQUIRIES WELCOME! ** WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU! ** ALL our prices include registration, RWC, stamp duty and transfer fee. We have more than 150+ vehicles starting from $4999 for you to choose from, and we are lo

$14,999Drive Away^
Rocklea, QLD

Dealer used
Yesterday

2x mazda rx8

  • 160000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl 1.3L

Any I interested in 2 x rx8's, I'm relocating after a messy break up and I don't have the time to finish both cars. 2006 rx8 230,000kms personal important Full luxury leather, engine and gear box are out, engine stripped and ready for rebuild needed corner seals. 2004 rx8 160,000kms I bought this low compression but have rebuilt the engine needs new paint as clear is all bubbled. Both licensed Only serious buyers pls pm me open to offers as i don't have alot of time before I leave WA.

Negotiable
Woodvale, WA

26/05/2022

2003 Mazda RX-8 Red 6 Speed Manual Coupe

  • 194907 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl 1.3L

We are a family-owned and operated dealership, located both in Traralgon and Sale Victoria. For any enquires or questions please call our office during business hours on ****0366 or email us at Please Note: All our cars are priced with all on-road costs included, drive away no more to pay! OPENING HOURS Monday - Friday 9.00AM TO 5.30PM Saturdays - 9.00AM TO 1.00PM Sundays - Closed

$14,628Drive Away^
Traralgon, VIC

Dealer used
26/05/2022

Mazda RX8 2010 Luxury, fresh rebuild

  • 119000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl 1.3L

2010 Luxury, 118k chassis, professional rebuild engine, 3000klms by a RX8 Club Member. Log books, 2 keys. I’ll be in Sydney getting a Dyno, Tune and remap on the 25th June. Does not need this as it runs great but mods deserve to be fine tuned. Some pics are when I picked her up, I have recent and videos if interested. 12mths rego and more below. As a rotary enthusiast i purchased this Luxury model as a fixer upper, had a blown engine due the known fault of the radiator over flow breaking. T

$28,000Negotiable
Cowra, NSW

26/05/2022

Wtb mazda rx8

  • 150000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Auto
  • 2 cyl 1.3L

Looking to buy a Mazda rx8 for our daughter’s first car she has******5000 to spend perfere auto but will look at manual to thank you (ps doesn’t need to be perfect as happy to help her fix it up

$4,500
Zillmere, QLD

25/05/2022

2004 Mazda Rx-8 6 Sp Manual 4d Coupe

  • 99000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl 1.3L

Absolutely original, low mileage car with documented history, owned for the last six years by a mature enthusiast. The small number of these cars for sale and the huge difference in prices makes it difficult to know how much to ask, but I think I've got it about right. If you're thinking of making an offer, keep in mind that my car is a manual, which is more desirable than the less powerful autos, is devoid of any dubious after-market mods and has not had had to have an engine rebuild because i

$22,000
Corlette, NSW

24/05/2022

2007 Mazda RX-8 Automatic Coupe

  • 50000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Auto
  • 2 cyl 1.3L

Great car low ks one owner

$15,000
Heritage Park, QLD

24/05/2022

2004 Mazda RX-8

  • 114878 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl 1.3L

Any questions feel free to send me Message 😊

$25,500
Burwood, NSW

21/05/2022

2009 Mazda RX-8 MY08 Luxury Silver 6 Speed Automatic Coupe

  • 128157 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Auto
  • 2 cyl 1.3L

2009 Mazda RX8 Luxury Auto Excellent condition. Well looked after 128 157km Full service history! $15 900 Excl Gov Charges! Finance Available Warranty options 42 Buckingham Drive, Wangara, WA, 6065 MD28866

$15,900
Wangara, WA

Dealer used
20/05/2022

Wanted: 2005 Mazda Rx-8 4 Sp Automatic 4d Coupe

  • 107000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl 1.3L

Automatic message with questions

$10,000
Heidelberg West, VIC

18/05/2022

Mazda rx8 2003 manual

  • 19300 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl 1.3L

Very neat and tidy car motor need rebuild has 3 months rego good Tyers everything works except engine needs attention

$5,500Negotiable
St James, WA

17/05/2022

2004 Mazda RX-8 FE1031 Grey 6 Speed Manual Coupe

  • 135673 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl 1.3L

Just arrived. Please feel free to contact our friendly staff for more information.

$16,990
South Melbourne, VIC

Dealer used
15/05/2022

2005 Mazda RX-8 Silver

  • 171350 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl 1.3L

Very good condition, motor has good compression and has not missed a beat. Listed below are the mods done to the car. - Invidia Q300 Catback Exhaust - Cat delete - Mars Performance Tail Lights - Short Throw Shifter - Tein Lowering Springs Motor and internals are all stock. Have got all OEM pieces (exhaust, tail lights, etc) If wanted. If more photos are wanted or want to view the vehicle, please contact via phone number on profile. Test drives can potentially be arranged.

$13,000
Lenah Valley, TAS

11/05/2022

Mazda Rx8 2005 ‘Special Edition’

  • 140000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl 1.3L

PROS -13b Renesis Twin Rotary -Cheetah Speedy Rims -Aftermarket steering wheel, can come with quick release -custom headliner - Adjustable Coil-overs -Aftermarket Bodykit Backfires when high revs and switch gear -used to have a flux capacitor between the rear back seats, could try n find it in my garage, but warning, it won’t actually run on nuclear energy, I usually put 98 in CONS (all “Cons” can be disregarded if $10k is paid as total price of vehicle) Yellow Stickered atm For a lot of thing

$7,000Negotiable
Midland, WA

11/05/2022

Selling '04 Mazda RX8 Auto,

  • 234567 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Auto
  • 2 cyl 1.3L

Selling "as is", No Rwc & No Rego, runs, goes, drives like it should, all complete. Needs to be a daily, Red/black leather interior, I'll upload more pics, vin etc as soon as tmrw. I'm open to quick sale offers. Loc. Dalby Selling due to Change of circumstances. Automatic.

$3,650
Dalby, QLD

10/05/2022

Mazda rx8

  • 83990 km

Excellent condition. Is new inside. Smells new. Rota rt5 rims

$12,990
Ormeau Hills, QLD

10/05/2022

2006 Mazda RX-8 Automatic Coupe

  • 212611 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Auto
  • 2 cyl 1.3L

Runs and drives but sometimes has issues on hot start is why I think it needs a compression test to see why Little hail damage happened while unregistered/no insurance in my yard can change the bonnet or not as it's not that bad No reg no roady Two sets of keys $5000 willing to negotiate a couple hundred off that's about it, registered it's worth 10k Rotery engine hasn't had a rebuild

$5,000
Meadow Heights, VIC

09/05/2022

2005 RX8 auto

  • 140000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Auto

GT Factory wheels. Red with sunroof. Clean tidy car. New coils. Will post pictures soon. New leads. New spark plugs. New air filter. New engine oil and filter. Selling with RWC

$17,000Negotiable
Camira, QLD

09/05/2022

2007 Mazda RX-8 Manual Coupe Sports

  • 160000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual

For sale: 2007 Mazda RX8, 1.3L N/A 13B rotary engine with 6sp manual transmission. Price: $16,500 Additional details: • 160,000 kms on ODO. • I originally purchased in 2013 and have owned and driven since. • Great condition. • Original sports bodykit and OEM sunroof. • Full service history. • Aftermarket cat-back exhaust installed. • Aftermarket Bosch ignition coil kit installed (2013) to futureproof engine compression. • Recently upgraded entire clutch system. • Has been driven spiritedly as

$14,500
Westbourne Park, SA

08/05/2022

Overview of the Mazda Rx8

Overview of the Mazda Rx8

MAZDA RX-8 GENERATIONS

2003-2012

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption

1.3L rotary: 12.1 to 12.9 litres per 100km

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

SIMILAR MODELS TO MAZDA RX-8

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: MAZDA RX-8

The lack of a turbocharger meant that the RX-8 was driven hard out of necessity thanks to the way the rotary engine makes its power.

So, a health-check at a rotary specialist is a good idea as these engines, while fabulously entertaining to use, can wear quickly internally.

If that has happened, you might notice that the car is down on power, doesn't want to rev cleanly or is difficult to start from cold. All these symptoms suggest a rebuild in the not too distant future.

The rotary is also hard on spark plugs and leads and these need to be in tip-top condition for a happy car.

The engine is known to be a bit of an oil-burner, too (it's the way it works) so you need to check the dipstick at regular intervals.

And make sure the seller knows about the engine's dislike for being driven hard or shut off without being fully warmed up. A switched-on previous owner is essential for the RX-8.