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My RX-8 has been to my local Mazda Dealers on and off starting the first week I got the car. My car has been flashed so many times only Gods knows now and this is the 3rd time my car has died in the middle of the street and I was almost rearended. Lets see oh yeah my battery died 3 days after I drove the car off the lot. Then there was all them recalls that I lost track of and now the killed my Engine...
Sh!t I was just thinking... Thats a lot of crap I have been through with my car. I mean yeah I love my RX-8 to death. But hot dam. I'v seen some bad time yeah?
Charma.... My wife hated my old Z because I dumped so much money into it. She was always talking **** about her. Well, she had to drive her a couple of times and twice my Z left het starnded. In all the years I owned that car it never once left me stranded. Dom hates his car and obviously wants another car from what I have read so maybe the Mazda gods are pissing on him.
But, to answer the question. 3 times, maybe. I don't know. Took it in on Thursday for these things:
1. oil change
2. bad tpms sensor
3. outlet in console went dead
4. running boards were peeling up
5. wheel rust rotor
All of which is covered under warranty except the oil change and that's $26. I would have taken it someplace else, but every other place is $23 or so, so since I was already dropping my car off at Mazda, it's worth the $3 for convienence. Not only that, but at my dealer, get 4 oil changes and get the 5th one free. Can't beat that.
I was just at the dealer last week for squeal for the third time in 18 months. I took the revised TSB with me just in case. Service manager just told me that nothing so far has worked and that "mazda continues to work on a solution." So I 'm now looking at some aftermarket pads to maybe help reduce the squealing and brake dust.