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Old 06-25-2007, 08:14 PM   #1
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Cool Highest Mileage RX-8

I hate to start a new thread but I DID do a search and didn't see any applicable results.

Anyway, the other day I was making an appointment for a normal servicing and my trusty dealer asked how many miles I had on my 2004. I, being the incredibly honest person that I am, answered 59,925 miles. His retort was 'Nobody has 60,000 miles on their RX-8.' Well, I almost do (by tomorrow I will have 60K as it is 26 miles one-way to work for me).

So here is my question: Who has the most miles on their RX? And that means on their ORIGINAL engine...which is what mine has.

59,964 miles right now on my 2004.
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Old 06-25-2007, 08:16 PM   #2
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I think I saw someone with 111,XXX.
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Old 06-25-2007, 09:42 PM   #3
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I work at a mazda dealership, a dude came in an 05 with 134,XXX miles. And my 2004 is at 48K, so im right there with you, tell your dealer to suck it.
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Old 06-25-2007, 10:32 PM   #4
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As far as this board http://www.rx8club.com/members/lambertrx8-4339/ has the most miles ( I Think) over 128,000. I have 95,000 miles on mine and all is still well.
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Old 06-25-2007, 11:11 PM   #5
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Mine has 60,000, it's an original 2004. How's your engine doing?
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Old 06-25-2007, 11:34 PM   #6
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128,000 ?!?!?!

That's nuts!
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Old 06-26-2007, 01:06 AM   #7
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128,000 ?!?!?!

That's nuts!

Well I hope thats not too nuts, I'm hoping my 8 lasts well into 150,000. My daily driver has 180,000 and still runs strong BUT its a camry.
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Old 06-26-2007, 01:14 AM   #8
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mine is at 43,xxx miles now, it's an '05. I plan on doing a compression test around 75,000 miles and see if I need a rebuild. If not, I'll keep doing a compression test every 5,000 miles until I determine i need one. My goal is to get to 100,000 miles before needing a rebuild
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Old 06-26-2007, 02:18 AM   #9
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About to hit 112k. I figured that would be the record...damn that guy with 128k must have bought a demo car!
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Old 06-26-2007, 08:27 AM   #10
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Mine has 60,000, it's an original 2004. How's your engine doing?
Seems to be doing ok although I am concerned about some vibration while idling. It gets much worse if I am running the A/C. So far I have had no major mechanical malfunctions - but I always keep my fingers crossed while driving.

This upcoming trip to the dealer should be interesting.
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Old 06-26-2007, 10:31 AM   #11
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I'm at 43,XXX in my 05 8 but I have 2 really long road trips planned so that number will just get higher.
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Old 06-26-2007, 11:25 AM   #12
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strangely enough...at 28k the engine feels stronger and better than ever before...

rotaries age like fine wine when properly maintained...
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Old 06-26-2007, 12:26 PM   #13
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Whats the real deal on this car?

Renesis07 commented seeing 134K on an 05
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Old 06-26-2007, 12:33 PM   #14
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59,200 miles as of this morning

should reach 120k in another couple years
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Old 06-26-2007, 01:33 PM   #15
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I'm just about to hit the 71,000 mark, and she runs like a damn formula car.

I go through 4 tires every 10,000 miles, taking every turn like there's a finish line around it.
I redline at LEAST twice a day, sometimes holding it there... just because I can... and the scream of a rotary at 9500rpm is orgasmic.
I change the oil every 3000miles, no matter what.
I run only premium.
I never make "short trips."
I always drive 10-25mph over the speed limit... sometimes more...


Aside from tires & brakes, the only other things that I've ever have replaced on that car is the spark plugs/wires, and the sunroof (FYI: attemping to close the sunroof at 110mph is hazardous to its health)
No marbles, no pinging, no shaking at idle, no squeaks, no grinds, no power loss.

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Old 06-28-2007, 11:33 AM   #16
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61,113 as of this morning.

36 miles one way to work for me. Plus all my extra driving. I average almost 100 miles a day. It's a fun car, but not in traffic.

I was worried a little, because I still have a couple years of payments, but not so much since I bought an extended warranty. <- that's a good mod...sort of...
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Old 06-28-2007, 11:47 AM   #17
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35800 (ok, on the low side), and I'm running long and strong.

Oh, the the car is fine too ...
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Old 06-28-2007, 03:50 PM   #18
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I've got 54k miles on mine. Got it December 2005 with 2k miles on it so that's about 2,700 miles/month.

2nd set of tires, about to be 3rd. Only problems ever were known issues with water in rear light, pop up center console button, and ignition coils going at about 45k miles. All easy fixes and no returning problems.

I hope to get 150k miles out of this car. Too much fun to drive.
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Old 06-28-2007, 09:27 PM   #19
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Old 06-28-2007, 11:03 PM   #20
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Just an FYI OP, but this has been discussed. I believe the thread was something "highest mileage rx8" as well
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Old 06-29-2007, 08:28 PM   #21
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There's a yellow '04 GT 6-Speed for sale in my area right now with 98K on it, guy says the motor is original and runs great.
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Old 06-29-2007, 09:12 PM   #22
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strangely enough...at 28k the engine feels stronger and better than ever before...

rotaries age like fine wine when properly maintained...
werd! I have 82,xxx on my 04' 6spd. I'm planning on boostin' her w/ a-specs gt35/74
sometime this coming winter.
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Old 06-29-2007, 11:03 PM   #23
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Anyway, the other day I was making an appointment for a normal servicing and my trusty dealer asked how many miles I had on my 2004. I, being the incredibly honest person that I am, answered 59,925 miles. His retort was 'Nobody has 60,000 miles on their RX-8.' Well, I almost do (by tomorrow I will have 60K as it is 26 miles one-way to work for me).

So here is my question: Who has the most miles on their RX? And that means on their ORIGINAL engine...which is what mine has.

59,964 miles right now on my 2004.
Another example of the STUPIDITY rampant in Mazda stealerships.
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Old 06-30-2007, 11:56 AM   #24
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42500, 05' 8, no problems what so ever and just the other day i got 307 miles to the tank, i started locking cruise at 60 n i was amazed cuz i usually only get 260 to a tank, wonders what cruise control can do for ur car. That about 23 mpg, so im wonderin if i can break 24....
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Old 07-01-2007, 01:08 PM   #25
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I have 96,000+ with no real issues. Had to have the PCM reflashed once after a battery failure mid-start. Even the dealer couldn't start it without a PCM reflash.

I expect to get 200,000+ out of it.
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