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I want to buy a second hand Rx-8. I am new to rotary engines. The only problem is I am scared of all this "flooding" the engine.
Mazda has not any distrubitor around here(so no real service provider available here) and all Mazda cars are being imported dırectly from japan.
Would it be a wise decision to buy a Rx-8 with all these thıngs in mind? I should be able to import spare parts though.
By the way I am planning to buy the AT version.
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I'd be more concerned about rotary engine work availability. I have yet to flood the car, but with all the TSB's that have come out since the inception of the 8, i think it would be wise to wait for a dealer nearby incase he needs something fix/replaced, under warranty or not
the problem w/ the flooding is in the manual they say - i wish it had been in the paperwork BEFORE i bought this 8 - i wasnt buying a dirt bike - i was buying a standard rx 8 - that i would like to drive to work - safely. i am very disappointed. i didnt know i had to go to driving school or be a rotary engine specialist - now i know.
Go ahead and buy one, you only live once. The nearest mazda dealer for me is 4 hours away, you can always sell it in a year or two if it's too much of a hassle.
Besides, you will not need to much sevicing unless you run the bag off of it. Just change the oil and check it every other fill.
Last edited by haggis; 03-07-2006 at 06:10 AM.
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i agree with haggis... They are extremely reliable car as long as you treat them propely and most of it is all common sense. the only time i imagine you would need to see a mazda dealer is for a service.... it would be a hoot driving one to your nearest dealer! And you alays have the website to come to if any trouble....
I live in Cyprus and nearest Mazda dealer(Service provider) is in the Greek side. As a Turkish person they won't let me go there even it is only 30 miles away
Main reason I wanted rx-8 was it has a such powerful engine while it is only 1300cc. Cars are way too expensive around here becouse of taxes and I can buy any car below 1600cc's tax free as long as they are AT.
I just ordered a Mazda 2(Called Demio in Japan I think) but will buy Mazda RX-8 when Mazda is officially here. Have fun with your cars guys. I wıll join you someday, I hope.