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Rx8 purchase
« on: March 06, 2017, 03:12:03 PM »
Afternoon chaps,

So decided to get an RX8. Left a deposit on it. It's low mileage, superb condition throughout  and having checked over the paperwork all seemed ok.

Emailed a specialist that's had the car in before, and was told that the engine has been rebuilt due to a cracked seal. I wasn't told this and the paperwork wasn't there.  The dealer more than likely doesn't know.

Should I be happy it's had a rebuild, or should it put us off?

Thanks in advance..

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Re: Rx8 purchase
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2017, 03:41:06 PM »
I think id be happy its had a rebuilt but i would be slightly miffed like yourself as to where the paperwork has gone....i think id still buy it but i would like a compression test and an engine warranty.
Can we know who the dealer is ?

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Re: Rx8 purchase
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2017, 04:01:03 PM »
It's the pricey evolve on eBay....  lol....

Only got it because it's really clean and mileage.. plus I miss my 7..

I'm thinking previous owner wanted the most for it in trade  and thought rebuild would lower value? I don't know.

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Re: Rx8 purchase
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2017, 05:24:08 PM »
Exact opposite on a rotary...rebuild aids sale...havent seen the ad.
Its not good when doubt is put in your mind. Do you know what rebuild it had and where....thats what id want to know and make a decision from there.
As your aware theres rebuilds and then theres rebuilds...

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Re: Rx8 purchase
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2017, 05:50:28 PM »
Got a link...if its sl06....not a lot to worry about that 1...looks like a excellent way to start rx8 ownership.

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Re: Rx8 purchase
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2017, 05:53:28 PM »
Just being cautious, lol.  My rx7 blew up my first day driving it, lol...

It's this one...... and Pip did the rebuild :)

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Re: Rx8 purchase
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2017, 05:58:30 PM »
Or its the other pricey 1...marked up deposit taken....not so much info....about coils etc on that 1...
That sl06 is an excellent ad...got all the right bits and bobs...the other 1 imho is overpriced....needs to have longer warranty and fresh coils at that price. Your nearly knocking on R3 money....which despite the tax again imho is such a superior car to a S1.


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Re: Rx8 purchase
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2017, 06:02:50 PM »
Well pip rebuilt it should be fine ...any idea on coils etc? Is it a 06 or 56....tax change?
It just seems quite pricey....which is fine if you have cast iron engine guarantee....for example...hayward rebuild 30k or 3 years....excellent piece of mind.
Garage warrantys are toilet paper .
That being said it looks tobe a very nice car and should all be fine and WGT rebuild is up there with the best.

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Re: Rx8 purchase
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2017, 06:05:39 PM »
Coils were replaced and Pip has been more than helpful once again.. plus I didn't pay that asking price :)

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Re: Rx8 purchase
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2017, 06:07:08 PM »
Ive reread it and 06 so hopefully cheaper tax bracket....at 31k its due coils...worth checking its had them.
Whats your gut telling you?
Ive blown up 3 rotary engines my head gut and heart are in constant battle ha ha.

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Re: Rx8 purchase
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2017, 06:09:15 PM »
I think your gonna be fine mate it looks a great car and with a fresh engine you dont have to run in you can have some fun. 8 are defo more livable day to day than 7s. It will be fine...

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Re: Rx8 purchase
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2017, 06:51:21 PM »
Going to get it Comp tested and will update from there ....

I believe all will be fine.  But more just for piece of mind so I can start a fresh with servicing etc etc...

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Re: Rx8 purchase
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2017, 07:05:08 PM »
No probs mate.

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Re: Rx8 purchase
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2017, 12:50:39 AM »
Love the Copper Red colour  :love4: - paintwork looks fantastic in the photo  :)
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Re: Rx8 purchase
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2017, 12:48:08 PM »
Got a Comp test results.

What do you guys think ?