Donate to the MX-3.com Forums
View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently November 18 2019, 12:14 PM



Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 
 Cheap Rx-8s 
Author Message
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: September 10 2001, 2:01 AM
Posts: 8704
Location: Spokane, WA
Reply with quote
Post Cheap Rx-8s
I was wondering why Rx-8s are so cheap nowadays. Why are they losing value so fast?
Here's some local rx-8s reasonably cheap
04 with less than 40K miles for $9500
http://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/3954310412.html
http://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/3924109720.html
http://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/3895636388.html
I was thinking maybe cause they're RWD and they're not so practical here in Spokane with out winters.

_________________
Magnum s/s lines, strut bars, carbon fiber bezel, indiglow gauge, Sony Xplod, inverted c/f hood, SRD lower tie bar '93 GS SE '95 Cobra SVT #2722 '68 Charger R/T 440
http://www.cardomain.com/id/mitmaks
Image


July 23 2013, 1:32 PM
Profile ICQ YIM WWW
Regular Member
User avatar

Joined: April 29 2006, 6:59 PM
Posts: 1561
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Reply with quote
Post Re: Cheap Rx-8s
I saw one in Calgary, in somewhat rough shape, for $3000, because Mazda told the owner he needed a $3000 cat replacement, and he didn't want to spend coin. It sold FAST.

_________________
Cody
Image


July 23 2013, 1:53 PM
Profile
Regular Member
User avatar

Joined: November 18 2007, 4:05 PM
Posts: 1580
Location: Crown Point, IN (Chicago area)
Reply with quote
Post Re: Cheap Rx-8s
RX-8's are going for as low as 6k around here with less than 100k miles on them. Average is about $8500.

_________________
'95 MX-3 RS - Project "Déjà Vu"
'93 MX-3 GS - SOLD!
'93 MX-3 GS SE - Parts car!
'94 MX-3 GS - Scrapped
'94 MX-3 RS - Scrapped
'96 Sunfire SE - Collects dust
'03 Sunfire SE - Deathtrap
'95 Cavalier Base - Collects dust
'94 Thunderbird LX - Collects dust
'89 Mustang GT - SOLD!


July 23 2013, 4:33 PM
Profile ICQ YIM
Regular Member

Joined: March 08 2010, 8:21 PM
Posts: 1523
Location: Canandaigua, NY
Reply with quote
Post Re: Cheap Rx-8s
ppl sell them so cheap b/c they dont know how to treat a rotary and ruin them, let alone run into problems and want out from them due to frustration. We had 2 last week at work just because ppl didnt let them shut down properly and flooded out so they had to be primed.

_________________
92 GS gold (driver) worklog> viewtopic.php?f=46&t=73405
93 GS red (wrecked)
:D I modify my ride so I can drive around the stupid people :D


July 23 2013, 5:07 PM
Profile
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: July 11 2010, 11:10 AM
Posts: 2506
Location: Sunny California
Reply with quote
Post Re: Cheap Rx-8s
Sleeper6 wrote:
ppl sell them so cheap b/c they dont know how to treat a rotary and ruin them, let alone run into problems and want out from them due to frustration. We had 2 last week at work just because ppl didnt let them shut down properly and flooded out so they had to be primed.



yeah people who buy them love the look just dont realize a rotor is a waaaaayyy different type of animal than a piston engine. There are ALOT for sale down here in cali as well. Its a little bit sad but i see them becoming a pretty rare car like most other mazdas (except the mazda3 and 6)

_________________
View my worklog: http://www.mx-3.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=77688
Image


July 27 2013, 7:07 PM
Profile YIM
Supporting Member
User avatar

Joined: October 08 2009, 5:35 PM
Posts: 5200
Location: Eugene, OR
Reply with quote
Post Re: Cheap Rx-8s
GM swap, "2 door" family car with reliable power and decent weight distribution.

Best part? They can be had in rolling condition with zero rust for 1/2 the price of a clean FD.

_________________
'12 Challenger R/T Plus w/ STP - 3.92 w/ Limited Slip, Shorty headers, SkipShift delete, Clutch Delay Valve delete, Hurst STS, RAM Clutch Adjuster, StopTech 6 Piston Brakes, Sticky Nittos, Tuned

'92 GS 5 spd - Straightneck KL, 67mm TB, MegaSquirt, Coilpacks, 5 lugs, Speed6 brakes, FD wheels, wiretuck, progressive coilovers, shorty headers w/ custom collector, AEM WB, 2.5" straight, Borla XS
Deleted: VAF/Power Steering/Air Conditioning/EGR/ABS/Auto Seatbelts/etc


July 27 2013, 7:12 PM
Profile
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: May 25 2002, 2:01 AM
Posts: 11212
Location: CFB Val-Cartier, Quebec, Canada
Reply with quote
Post Re: Cheap Rx-8s
http://www.autotrader.ca/a/Mazda/RX-8/M ... po=ShowCPO

My 8 just crossed 70k kms on her and I suspect she needs a cat. Rear 02 is registering a code for slow response and my low end is lacking. I'd rather put in a $500 BHR midpipe, but I had a friend tell me he found a cat through Napa for $500 as well, but it's rather go catless ;) I'm trying to wait until spring (car gets put away for the winter) because I don't want to spend the cash on that this year, the car getting 2 new rear tires this week and the truck has gotten much needed TLC and some upgrades at the same time this year

_________________
1992 Mazda Mx-3 GSR - 2.5L KLZE : Award Winning Show Car & Race Car ['02-'09] (Retired)
2004 Mazda RX-8 GT - Renesis Wankel : LS3 Coils, BHR Mid-Pipe + Falken RT-615K 245/40r18
2011 Mazda Mazda2 GS - 1.5L Manual : Yozora Edition (1 of 500)
2003 Nissan Xterra SE - 4x4 Supercharged : 2" Body Lift, 4" Suspension Lift & 33" MTR Kevlar
2001 Nissan Frontier SE - The Frontrailer : Expedition/Off-Road Trailer Project


July 31 2013, 6:52 PM
Profile ICQ WWW
Supporting Member
User avatar

Joined: April 18 2002, 2:01 AM
Posts: 3432
Location: Washington state
Reply with quote
Post Re: Cheap Rx-8s
Get a cat off of ebay. 100 bucks. you have to weld it in but hey. I ran catless with no code in mine. I sold my 8 2 years ago now with 126K on it for 3400 dollars. It has MS coilovers, swaybars and tons of extras. I had it listed for 6 months. Mine needed an engine. That is complete BS if the dealer is saying 3K for a cat. I had mine replaced for free under warranty as the cat was covered to 100K miles. The only reason I sold mine was I did not have 3K at the time to put a refurbed engine in it. Otherwise I would still have it. over 5K for a new one, 2800 for a refurb and that is from Mazda with the level 5 discount. The reason they are so cheap is the engines will go out and they are high maintenance.

I was going to drop in an FE motor bout could not locate the one I wanted. They are hard to find.

_________________
Josh
95' AWD MX-3 RST - (work log - http://www.mx-3.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=73765 )
94' GS - KLZE DD (work log - http://mx-3.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?uid=2713&f=46&t=79063&start=0 )
05' MS RX-8 - Parted out and Sold :'(
Feedback - http://www.mx-3.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=49519
Cardomain Page - http://www.cardomain.com/ride/408020
Face Book page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mazda-MX-3-Owners-Enthusiast/137983472959216


August 09 2013, 2:59 PM
Profile WWW
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: September 10 2001, 2:01 AM
Posts: 8704
Location: Spokane, WA
Reply with quote
Post Re: Cheap Rx-8s
Check out this cheap rx-8 with mazdaspeed front with red/black leather interior, c/f hood, etc. for only $12K.
It is temping but I must resist, I don't want to have another car payment, I just paid off my truck-thank God.
http://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/4225738834.html

_________________
Magnum s/s lines, strut bars, carbon fiber bezel, indiglow gauge, Sony Xplod, inverted c/f hood, SRD lower tie bar '93 GS SE '95 Cobra SVT #2722 '68 Charger R/T 440
http://www.cardomain.com/id/mitmaks
Image


December 17 2013, 1:02 AM
Profile ICQ YIM WWW
Supporting Member
User avatar

Joined: April 18 2002, 2:01 AM
Posts: 3432
Location: Washington state
Reply with quote
Post Re: Cheap Rx-8s
mitmaks wrote:
Check out this cheap rx-8 with mazdaspeed front with red/black leather interior, c/f hood, etc. for only $12K.
It is temping but I must resist, I don't want to have another car payment, I just paid off my truck-thank God.
http://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/4225738834.html


I dont even have to see this listing to know the car.. This was my front bumper, hood, rear bumper and Knight Sports rear lip. This was a buddy's car, great runner. I installed air bags on it for him. He sold it to a local dealer for 14K... he had offered it to me for 9K but I just could not see myself getting into another one. too many mixed feelings over my last one.

_________________
Josh
95' AWD MX-3 RST - (work log - http://www.mx-3.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=73765 )
94' GS - KLZE DD (work log - http://mx-3.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?uid=2713&f=46&t=79063&start=0 )
05' MS RX-8 - Parted out and Sold :'(
Feedback - http://www.mx-3.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=49519
Cardomain Page - http://www.cardomain.com/ride/408020
Face Book page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mazda-MX-3-Owners-Enthusiast/137983472959216


January 06 2014, 7:08 PM
Profile WWW
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: September 10 2001, 2:01 AM
Posts: 8704
Location: Spokane, WA
Reply with quote
Post Re: Cheap Rx-8s
Josh wrote:
mitmaks wrote:
Check out this cheap rx-8 with mazdaspeed front with red/black leather interior, c/f hood, etc. for only $12K.
It is temping but I must resist, I don't want to have another car payment, I just paid off my truck-thank God.
http://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/4225738834.html


I dont even have to see this listing to know the car.. This was my front bumper, hood, rear bumper and Knight Sports rear lip. This was a buddy's car, great runner. I installed air bags on it for him. He sold it to a local dealer for 14K... he had offered it to me for 9K but I just could not see myself getting into another one. too many mixed feelings over my last one.

This is same car you're talking about? Was it wrecked?
http://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/4272622587.html

_________________
Magnum s/s lines, strut bars, carbon fiber bezel, indiglow gauge, Sony Xplod, inverted c/f hood, SRD lower tie bar '93 GS SE '95 Cobra SVT #2722 '68 Charger R/T 440
http://www.cardomain.com/id/mitmaks
Image


January 06 2014, 7:09 PM
Profile ICQ YIM WWW
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 11 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.