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Offline Clarky

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« on: July 23, 2013, 09:12:26 PM »
I have been looking for an RX7 to replace the one i sold, but so far no luck at all.

So i am now looking at a RX8 2008 40th Anniversary Model
It\'s from a Mazda Garage price is £8,995.


Thoughts on this please, ie price and Model, as i know little about RX8s apart from being Rotary.
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2013, 09:47:21 PM »
How many miles are on the car?
Also make sure it starts well hot and cold!
Get them to do a compression test.
Price seems a little high to me especially if its got average miles on it for year.
We warranty our rebuilt engines for Detonation, track day\'s and RWYB and NOW for 30 months which is two and half years or 30,000 miles
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2013, 10:10:13 PM »
Quote from: HaywardRotary;861607
How many miles are on the car?
Also make sure it starts well hot and cold!
Get them to do a compression test.
Price seems a little high to me especially if its got average miles on it for year.

Hi Carl thanks for input, mileage is 21,000
3 year warranty
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2013, 10:46:58 PM »
That\'s an awful lot for a Series 1 RX8, you can get Series 2 (R3) cars for less.
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2013, 12:21:34 PM »
Considering a lot of RX8s with blown engines go for about a grand perhaps look at getting a cheaper car with a blown engine and get an engine rebuilt - then you know everything will be in top shape and would be cheaper than buying one with a working engine.

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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2013, 01:00:35 PM »
What Mitch said.

With a dead motor you\'ll pay about £1000 maximum, rebuilds are £2-2.5k from the likes of Mr Hayward or Rotary Revs if you\'re up north.  A lot die from rear bearing wear because the 5w-30 oil specified from new and the 12k service interval was to appeal to the fleet market rather than to keep the car running sweetly.  Run 10w-40 and change the oil at 3k and they\'re good motors.  Not Turbo RX7 pokey but they love to rev, the rest of the car hangs together pretty well, the interiors are nice, climate control and Bose Stereos were standard on all UK cars.  They can rust around the rear brake light and the rear arches but Mazda did a fair bit to fix this.  Mpg is typical rotary but you\'ll get mid-to-high 20s on the motorway.  They\'re proper 4 seaters too with a decent size boot.  Don\'t be fooled by the "It doesn\'t start warm, it just needs a new starter." line, that\'s a sticking plaster for a low compression motor, if it\'s not a dead motor and they\'re asking more than beer money for it then insist on a hot compression test.
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2013, 06:28:02 PM »
Have given up my search for a replacement RX7, as i have now found a great looking RX8.
It\'s Yellow like Clive\'s, because it was Clive\'s.
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