Hi /o/, I'm thinking of buying an RX8 since the prices are so low. It won't be a DD, but it is cheap. £600 cheap to be exact. It has run in a while, and so the battery is flat, and it's grubby, but the owner assures me it runs with a jump. It also needs a new cat before MOT, Anything I should look for? The mileage isn't too high, around 50,000, and it has a decent service history. 2004 231ps.
What do /o/?
Are you serious? Is this a joke or does Mazda just not tell anyone about this? This fixes every problem I had with the RX8.
Engine rebuilds on rotaries are around 1.2k just got done doing a fresh rebuild on mine.
It's a shitty girls car don't do it man.
Why do you think they all cost pennies? They are absolutely junk.
>girls car looks
>burn oil by design
>harder on gas then a v8
>electric gremlins everywhere
>will rust out
Literally no point to this shit box, no positives. There's nothing that can be said about this shit heap and that's why they are worth nothing. You can find them for $2000 for a 09 they are just complete junk.
Cry more faggot go buy your pos cheap as fuck rxBreak.
They cost nothing anyone could own one, we don't because it's a stupid redundant car that has no redeeming qualities.
Get a rx7 or don't get a rotary.
On the subject of Bongland bargain bin buckets, this would be a really fucking terrible idea, wouldn't it?
>reliable enough for a non-DD
>I like the look
>More space for a cage
>Not poorfag, ain't care
>Not poorfag, ain't care
>Taking out 90% of electrical gubbins
>Not if I look after it, underseal, covers etc.
>No it isn't not when it is 300lbs lighter
Please take your retardation elsewhere.
> renesis needs rebuild every 60k
Lol What try 200k+
> muh v8
> ls1 spins bearings and bends pushrods
> ls7 drops valves
> lt4 overheats and throws rods
Roflmao v8s are so bullet proof :^)
If it needs a CAT its fucked, its destroyed it by pissing unburned fuel into it because of low compression.
Odds are if you get it running, warm it up then stop it, it wont start again until its cooled back down. So have fun when you take it to the petrol station.
Good cars if they're in good condition, OP. I'm happy with mine. Enough power to be fun, and delivered unlike any other car - it just screams to 9000rpm or more. There isn't much out there than can do it - it's very much the last of its kind in a lot of ways.
Last naturally aspirated screamer. Last rotary. It teeters on the end of the analogue era, and the beginning of the digital.
It's piss-easy to spank around a racetrack - it's an easy car to drive fast with a really good chassis that flatters - it doesn't rely on driver aids to keep it in line, it just lets you get on with driving it.
It's als a comfy car on long journeys, and easy to drive when you just want to get somewhere without going 100%. It's slick and smooth and just humms along without stressing.
It isn't hard to make them reliable. D585 coils and a dwell remap make a world of difference to the engine. I also had the catalyst removed at the same time. Smells a bit, but runs well.
9/10 it's the other way around.
Bad coils kill cat
Cat causes backpressure
Backpressure overheats engine side-seal springs
Spring warps, pops the side seal from it's groove
The side seal sweeps around grinding out the end plate until it finds andintake or exhaust port to catch itself in, then shatters, grenading the rest of the engine.
It's probably fine. But not for much longer.
Do it. I like mine. New cat just just be an ignition coil issue. It's a known weakpoint. If it starts well hot and cold it's probably fine. I've tried a bad compression one and you know immediately that something isn't right because it just struggles to re-light on the starter.
Rx8club.com is full of asshats, so ignore.
rx8ownersclub.co.uk has better information, and more relevant.
Prices are rock bottom because all the bad ones are still being worked out of the system, it is hideous on petrol and in the UK at least, comes in the worst road tax band.
We're a little luckier here in Ireland in that pre-08 cars snuck into the E636 band which means they hold their value a little better. (Better than 2500 a year for an 08+ one)
Solid ones will start to gain in value over the next few years, especially if they've been looked after. A lot of the ones still going will have had their little foibles worked out by this stage, and maybe even be a little tougher than when they left the factory. A lot of the dead ones will have either been babied around, or just not looked after.
Funnily enough, UK/IRL seems to be the only place in the world where these cars shit their main bearings. It doesn't happen in the US, but at least 50% of engine deaths here are bearing failures.
you need to do more research
engine compression is king
if it's shit, get ready to not be able to start your car when it's warmed up e.g. at petrol stations
engine rebuild £1-3k
if cat is gone, you might need to replace coils/leads/plugs at this stage
find a rotary specialist local to you (look on rx8 owners club) and get a compression test done to see how bad things are
if it's not a daily, at £600 it's fine. if it's 2004 it will have cheaper tax than 06+ models
they are great cars - not the fastest things, but respectable
don't listen to the haters
TRACK THE FUCKING THING TIL IT DIES
For 600 britbong dollars you can just buy it and rebuild literally everything and still come out far below the price of a 2010 civic sedan. How is this even a question?