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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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2005 Mazda Rx8 | NO engine issues at all |

  • 128000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 2 cyl

Perfect condition without any mechanical issues - Cold start works very well and no lag -3months rego remaining - No accident records even scratches or dent free - 4 tyres in 80% new - Gearbox and clutch also in excellent condition - Fully Mineral oil - Always drink BP 98# or V-Power in Shell station Inspection welcome and serious buyer only. Thanks

$13,880
North Rocks, NSW

24/10/2021

RX8 2004

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

Complete car less engine. Clean title. Automatic. 130km on body.

$5,500
Springfield, QLD

23/10/2021

Mazda Rx8 GT 6speed Manual

  • 165000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual

Selling my beautiful GT. Had it for a bit over two years, has not skipped a beat. Been serviced regularly, always garaged, premixed and redlined daily. One of the most fun cars I've ever owned and driven on the road. Just renewed the rego for another 6 months and had a fresh catalytic put it. Tyres are only a few months old, transmission had a checkup and part replaced very recent as well. The car is in great condition inside and out for it's age. Has, full service history and original warranty

$30,000Negotiable
Morningside, QLD

13/10/2021

Series II Mazda Rx-8 Luxury Sat Nav 6 Sp Manual 4d Coupe

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

YOUR REBUILD DREAM AWAITS!! Engine has lost compression and requires rebuild. Suitable for RX-8 enthusiast who wants to rebuild the very in demand Series II engine. Apart from the engine, the vehicle is in excellent condition inside and out!! I am the one and only owner. This model is also very rare - its the RX-8 Luxury Sat Nav which you don't see very often at all. This model features a factory fitted, in-dash Sat Nav touchscreen which modernises the interior of the car.

Contactless
$22,000
Spotswood, VIC

19/09/2021

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.