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alot of you guys are putting down the rotary engine and basically saying yea i have an rx8 and its a piece of crap... engines blowing up cars not starting is this a common issue with theese cars? i just bought one and some threads i read i wish i didnt.. to me after reading about the rotary engine and how simple it seems to be why are there soo many issues with them?
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there aren't - you are just reading the wrong threads . Really - if you are looking for negative stuff you will find it for sure . But that goes for any car forum .
These cars are perfectly reliable if maintained well & driven hard . Just don't baby it .....
Yeah, it would be pretty stupid to just randomly start threads with "my 8 has no problems". I hope you really aren't taking some threads so seriously that you are honestly feeling bad about your purchase.
Because people don't post threads about their cars performing well.
Maybe we should... "Today I started my car with no lack of success and didn't not drive by the mazda service bay where the tech was expecting me not one bit. My car did indeed perform with the direct opposite of no zeal."
Hmm, such posts could be entertaining or just annoying.
I have had problems with my car. I am even one that had his engine replaced. Mazda has come through with taking care of all warranty items. I would buy one again. BTW: This is my 3rd rotary car.
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Emissions and fuel economy haven't exactly been areas of strength for past rotary power plants, but absolutely no one with a soul has ever cared. - Autoweek
Rotary History:1982 RX7 GS, 1985 RX7 GSL-SE, 2004 RX8 Sport-Continuous Rotary Owner since 1985
Racing History:SCCA Solo II 1979-1986, Skip Barber Comp School 1983, SCCA Club Racing 1987-1993, 2004-2011 Track Days
Yeah, trying to get a read on how reliable it is by just reading posts here isn't a good idea. Truth is, the 8 is more or less as reliable as most other cars—maybe slightly less.
Consumer Reports readers started out rating its reliability as "below average", then raised it to "average" and now have dropped it back to "below average" again. ("Below average" is, obviously, not good—but it's by no means horrible.) In their long-term test, Road & Track rated reliability as "excellent" (on a "poor - average - excellent" scale). Many owners—like me—haven't had any problems.
Also, realize that many of the problems seemed to skew to the first year or two. Typical new model "teething problems" not uncommon to many new models.
Last edited by New Yorker; 05-07-2007 at 03:55 PM.
I find the posters here honest and stead fast, they post what happening and changes and updates for any existing problem. They will comment on all aspects of RX-8 ownership and honestly try to help vetrans, new owners and future onwers with whats happening now.
They seem to be proud of their purchase and don't mind telling you. I was really impressed by the one thread the "Little things that I like about the RX-8" Man there arre a lot of amenities/ or things to like. I noticed my Z-car key slot doesn't light up but my Infiniti does, that is a nice touch, even for a Sports car.
Hey I was in the same boat as you- bought a new 2007 in March. Then went on and read all the bad things (I guess I was looking for them...shame)
Well after 1600 miles so far everything runs great, the milage sucks but that is more due to the high gas prices lately. Anyways if you feel bad just do what I did - take it to an on ramp - the more it curves the better- then pass all the ordinary cars in a turn as if they were standing still - smile all the way then repeat several times over - that bad feeling is just history
and don't forget to add oil and check tire preassure...
Had mine a week and you can't even imagine the feeling I get everytime I drive my car...
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If you really want to appreciate the car and see what she can do take her to a HPDE. Then you will see what makes her so perfect
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you'll find more happy owners, it just takes a little while to notice. It's much easier to find a bunch of bitching & moaning - but like others have said it's more normal for someone to post problems than to say "nothing's wrong."
FYI - there are threads titled "no problems w/my 8" and such if you look for them. They pop up every so often and tend to be amusing.
I pity those poor suckers on the freeway. Gas brake honk. Gas brake honk. Honk honk punch. Gas gas gas. - Homer J. Simpson
My Rx 8 is my third or fourth RX . first was an RX3 wagon, back then I still loved the way it droves however I did not had any experience with Rotary engines and holley setup.
Move forward to around 2000 and I manage to buy an 85 RX7. To date that car has never failed me, been around the world with me. And if and when it wont start is due to normal wear. When I do drive it, I rev it up.... these cars love to rev up.
Just recently got an RX 8 engine wont start. The most common problems is what we call headspace and timing in Army terms when dealing with a 50 cal machine gun.
Rotary cars are meant to be driven, consume oil drive hard to get the carbon build up out and if anyone does the required checks and services ( not neccesarily at the dealer) you wont have no problems, other than norma lfair wear and tear. My 85 still has an original engine at 90K plus. My 8 has 130 but the engine locked up mainly too much carbon build up and too many people putting their hands in the cookie jar without knowing. There are several tech that understand rotary engines.
If a person is not into doing daily checks and inspections and expect the car to drive as a corolla with just put gas and go then the RX8 is not for them IMHO. I had a cobra and even that cars requires modification and improvements, the RX is no different. keep it clean , lubed and cooled and dont forget to rev it up let it do what is suppouse too...