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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 Bridgeported

  • 30000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

Mazda Rx8 , 6 speed manual This car has had a lot of work put into it Bridgeported motor freshly rebuilt with new housing 30k old Serviced every 5k and premixed with rotary oil every tank Starts cold/hot and never missed a beat New gearbox & clutch 40k old K&N air filter 18” Lenso wheels Yokohama tyres 75% tread 3” Xforce stainless steel exhaust Tinted windows There’s more things to list but best to come see it for yourself first to see will buy Have all receipts Only selling due to moving

$16,500Negotiable
Newcastle, NSW

40 minutes ago

04 Mazda rx8 6spd manual

  • 134000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

3rd owner the first two live within 500m of me. Always garaged hardly driven in the rain All country k’s All recalls done New hi flow cat by Magna Flow New 3” xforce cat back exhaust All new NGK ignition leads plugs coils All new Bridgestone Potenza tyres Sohn oil metering adapter check it out on YouTube I’ve always used Idemitsu rotary specific Oils All receipts all work completed by professionals Everything works Very Clean Car 134000 k’s Regretful sale need garage space for new business.

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$13,000Negotiable
Yamba, NSW

19 hours ago

2007 Mazda RX8

  • 164000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

Good car drives well good compression, gearbox and clutch are tight, electrics all good, yes I have catered to specific rotary needs. Just need something comfortable to get me to uni and back looking for swaps open to anything but preferably sedan or wagon. Also accepting $10k ono Mods: -aftermarket midpipe exhaust -wheels -new coilovers

Swap/Trade
Hillarys, WA

Yesterday

2006 Mazda Rx-8 4 Sp Automatic 4d Coupe

  • 114000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Auto
  • 2 cyl

6 month Rego, low kms for age, serviced regularly, Catback Exhaust, window tinting, Butterfly Doors, 4 seats. Small spider crack on Dash Compression test done. Runs very well, sorry to sell. Please call - . Nathan

$8,500
Point Clare, NSW

Yesterday

2004 Mazda RX8 (For Swaps or Purchase)

  • 170832 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Auto
  • 2 cyl

Time has come to Sell/Swap my baby, time for someone else to have fun with her. Wanting to purchase? name your price. Looking to swap for 4x4, or another JDM. Or anything else, preferably manual. She gets exterior/interior cleaned about 2-3 times a week. Recently serviced, pretty new tyre’s all round. Rear - 245/40ZR18 & Front - 235/40ZR18. She’s pretty fun to drive, speedy, smooth. Will come with mags (in need of paint) and set of stockies. License plate relocate, stickers can also come off if

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Swap/Trade
Mount Gambier, SA

19/01/2021

2004 Mazda 8 - Black w/extras

  • 162000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

Finally up for grabs! After much delibration I have finally decided to sell by RX-8. This has been my Second car for a while now (work van used as daily driver) Upgraded Exhaust System, Black Dipped Wheels, Tinted Windows, Bluetooth Contectivity, Leather Seats, Bose Soundsystem. Feel free to message me for more details. Serious Buyers Only.

$8,250
Hawthorn East, VIC

19/01/2021

2006 Mazda RX-8 MY06 Black 6 Speed Manual Coupe

  • 106658 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

Also offering virtual tours via FACETIME to maintain buying confidence. Contactless delivery options available. ENQUIRE TODAY ON . USED CAR CLEARACE CENTER. We are located in Melbourne’s West, only 25 Minutes from Melbourne CBD. Open 7 days a week, MONDAY TO SATURDAY 9AM to 5PM and SUNDAY 10AM to 2PM TO SPEED UP YOUR FINACE APPLICATION, PLEASE BRING WITH YOU *Your 3 most recent payslips *Most recent bank statement *Re

$12,999
Hoppers Crossing, VIC

Dealer used
19/01/2021

2008 Mazda RX-8 Series 2 Manual

  • 105000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

2008 Mazda RX-8 Series 2 Manual Kilometer: 105,xxx Just done log book service Rego until may 2021 New parts: - Door lock actuator both side - New oxygen sensor - New differential, brake, transmission fluids - New engine mount - New waterpump - Reverse sensor - Ceramic coated paint protection - Window ceramic tint Mods - K&N Intake - NP Boosted LS Coil Pack - Manzo 3” Stainless steel header - Custom 3” high flow cat midpipe - X-force 3” Stainless steel catback exha

$19,000
Hurstville, NSW

18/01/2021

2004 Mazda RX-8 Manual Coupe

  • 115000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

2004 Mazda rx8 manual 115xxx kms Aftermarket head unit Aftermarket speakers 20" rims and tyres Lowered springs Comes with stock spring and wheels Can come with roadworthy $11000 Negotiable

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$11,000
Maryborough, QLD

18/01/2021

Mazda RX8

  • 165000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Auto
  • 2 cyl

Mazda rx8 2006, 13b rotory engine, well looked after, no modifications all stock.

$14,000
Bega, NSW

18/01/2021

MAZDA RX8

  • 58000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

13b 2004 , new suspension , new tires , body kit , exhaust system , 19 inch wheels , new oil filter , new air filter, new spark plugs and 58 thousand on the engine.

$12,000
Hobart CBD, TAS

17/01/2021

Wanted: WANTED: Mazda RX-8 Series 2 - not running for conversion project

  • 0 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

Looking for a Series 2 RX-8 with no engine or with engine issues to use in a conversion project. Can collect from most states, not limited to my home state of SA. Please let me make you an offer before splashing the cash on an expesive rebuild or giving it away to a wrecker!

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$1
Camden Park, SA

17/01/2021

Mazda RX8 airbags

  • 0 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

Mazda RX8 airbag collection drivers, passengers and both side curtains came from a car that had had its recall. Pick up only

$125
Nelson Bay, NSW

17/01/2021

2008 Mazda Rx-8 Luxury Series 2 Manual

  • 105500 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

2008 Mazda RX-8 Series 2 Manual Kilometer: 105,xxx Just done log book service Rego until may 2021 New parts: - Door lock actuator both side (around $1,250) - New oxygen sensor ($450) - New differential, brake, transmission fluids - New engine mount ($600) - New waterpump ($300) - Reverse sensor ($300) - Ceramic coated paint protection - Window ceramic tint Mods (around $5,500) - K&N Intake - NP Boosted LS Coil Pack - Manzo 3” Stainless steel header - Custom 3” high fl

$18,000
Hurstville, NSW

17/01/2021

2005 Mazda rx8 manual long rego

  • 164750 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

G'day guys, Selling my Mazda RX-8 manual, I've had it a little under a year. I don't take it out that much but I always pre mix. It's a car in great condition, paint is in good condition, few minor scratches as expected to the age of the car. Has a small hairline crack on dashboard, passenger side, normal for rx8s. It has a full dealership service history up until approx 115,000km, it has service history from then on with receipts of work done... Drives well, gearbox very smooth,

$6,800
Greystanes, NSW

16/01/2021

Mazda RX-8

  • 244000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Auto
  • 2 cyl

2004 Mazda RX-8 Regretfully selling as I’m looking for a manual, I really enjoyed this car as it runs and idles smoothly, hot and cold starts perfectly It has a Import motor with around 94,XXX KM”s on it Body has 244,XXX KM”s on it Transmission service done within last 1000 kilometres Car has always been filled up with 98 (oil rate from the OMP has been upped at Roland wankel garage) Rare genuine JDM RX8 floor mats (quite hard to find in AUS) Car has always been warmed up before driving

$8,000Negotiable
Castle Cove, NSW

16/01/2021

Mazda RX8

  • 102000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

102km red and black leather interior, sunroof, Bose sound system, addle shift, tidy car

$6,000
Redcliffe, WA

16/01/2021

WTB: MAZDA RX-8 SERIES 2 (GT/R3) MANUAL

  • 100000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

Looking for a mazda rx8 GT or r3 in MANUAL Prefer white, blue or black as colours (also open to others) CLEAN EXAMPLES ONLY! Tasteful mods are welcome. MELBOURNE ONLY

$20,000
Melbourne CBD, VIC

16/01/2021

WTB MAZDA RX8 GT

  • 10000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

WANTED WANTED WANTED wanted to buy Mazda RX8 GT model Any colour is fine Just after the GT model Please get in contact if selling one or know someone local, would like to buy one right away. Thanks MAZDA RX8 Rx7 RX 13b Renesis

$20,000
Mount Lawley, WA

16/01/2021

2010 Mazda Rx-8 Luxury 6 Sp Automatic 4d Coupe

  • 80000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Auto
  • 2 cyl

🚘👌beautiful conditions😀new tires😃1ys rego😄sunroof😁electric😆leather seats💺ext👍seriously buyer only🤫price is slightly negotiable🤑🚘

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$15,999
Melton, VIC

15/01/2021

2010 Mazda Rx-8 Luxury 6 Sp Automatic 4d Coupe

  • 80000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Auto
  • 2 cyl

🚘 👌beautiful conditions😀new tires😁1Ys rego👍seriously buyer only🤫price is slightly negotiable🤑🚖

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$16
Melton, VIC

15/01/2021

2009 Mazda RX-8 Luxury 6 Sp Manual 4d Coupe

  • 76000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

Well cared for RX8 in excellent overall condition second owner always kept under cover Engine oil and filter replaced every 5000Ks Engine starts hot or cold instantly Paint, plastics, leather, glass, etc is all in excellent condition. new Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres Buddy Club P1 rims, 255/35/19 rear and 235/35/19 front new battery Carbon bonnet fitted spare OEM silver Aluminium bonnet red stitched steering wheel red stitched gear knob and boot red stitched hand brake (new in box

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$18,000
Rosanna, VIC

15/01/2021

Wanted: WTB: RX8 to suit rebuild

  • 0 km

I'm looking to buy any RX8 with a blown motor or otherwise suiting a rebuild. ANY YEAR, ANY TRANS. Preferably a series 2 but will consider anything. SA preferred.

Negotiable
Salisbury, SA

14/01/2021

2003 Mazda RX-8 For Sale

  • 179000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

2003 Rx8 for sale One year of rego 6 gear Manual brand new rear tires oil and oil filter changed 3 weeks ago Xforce Cat-back Exhaust AEM Cold Air Intake System Price is $7800 ono

$7,800
Panania, NSW

12/01/2021

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.