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Hi i currently own a Silver 2004 Mazda Rx GT and i have been trying to figure out if this 8 is worth the investment. The car has a brand new 2011 engine in it and the body has 117k km on it. There are some rust issues since the car was involved in a accident by the previous owner.
I need help figuring out if its worth investing a big amount of money on the car with the rust issues coming out ill be posting pic in a minute. The inside and outside of the car is in very good condition and i plan on getting the car a full body paint job done to change it to black.
I would like it if anyone knows alot about body work and rust fixing could give me the best solution to fixing my problem. I was told that cutting it out and getting it replaced and re-welded together would be the best way to fix it.
Current mods i bought and have not installed yet Mazda speed replica body kit, BHR ignition coil set, Fog light HID conversion kit.
Driver side under the back bumper where the car got hit:
Driver side Back Fender Rust:
Driver side Quarter pannel dmg i was told i can get it fixed without changing it:
Driver side inside trunk this is what im most worried about:
This is passenger side inside trunk you can see the difference:
Rear of the car stripped of its Bumper:
Passenger side Fender:
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1) it doesn't have a 2011 engine. Maybe a s1 remanufactured in 2011.
2) Repairing it would be way more expensive than just purchasing a well kept one.
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for all that rust your loooking minimum 5,000 for a good repair
Mine, 2010 RX-8 R3, velocity Red, Racing beat Revi intake and intake duct, Axial Flow Series 2 Short throw shifter, BHR ignition, BHR Midpipe. Black / Red Custom Paint
Girls, 2007 Mazdaspeed 3 tomato red. Mazdaspeed oil cap, whiteline end links front and rear.
ok so afther thinking it over i went out and dropped a deposit on a 2005 rx8 GT black on black real clean 86k km on it. still need to get a compression test and inspection before signing for it. lemme know wwhat you think
While rust is obviously repairable, it's just hella expensive, even for a very small area. Frankly the rear wheel wells seem to be a problem for almost everyone who drive the car all year in the areas that have snow. I wonder what it is with Mazda and the rust problems because I know people with Mazdas besides the 8 that are seeing signs of rust after only a few years.