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Old 08-03-2011, 07:59 AM
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UK MSN article in UK

http://cars.uk.msn.com/features/phot...745847#image=5

Most expensive cars to repair
7. Mazda RX-8 (2003 - )



Average repair cost: 608.82
Even 9 years on the RX-8 remains a cracking coupe to drive, largely thanks to the impressive 228bhp from its 1.3-litre Rotary engine. Surprisingly the complicated rotary engine is responsible for only 11% of all RX-8 repair claims. Instead the car's electrical system is a much bigger culprit, making up over half of repair claims.


There go the residual values in the UK market then

The positive is only 11% are "engine" problems and I'm betting the high cost of the mainly electrical is coming from the coils and the Bose door speakers !!

TYPICAL rubbish from MSN/UK journalist though "complicated rotary engine" ... wtf !!!
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It's "complicated" because he's a fool and doesn't know how one works lol... it's actually one of the simplest engines going... muppet.

Residual values though man, it's because of high tax post 2006 and also the MPG which quite frankly is appalling... still, what a CAR! rofl
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The door speaker problem isn't with the speakers, but with a relay in the door-mounted amps. While the rotary is fundamentally simple, there are many supporting systems that just don't exist on other cars. Try mentioning the APV, SSV, or VFAD to your local garage mechanic and the result will be a blank stare. Coils and plugs, especially if bought and installed through a dealer, are indeed a major expense.
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Originally Posted by MetA View Post
There go the residual values in the UK market then
I think you'll find they left long ago! As a used buyer like I was, at least this made the RX8 afordable, I got my imaculate 54 plate for 2.5k!
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hi, can someone help me, I have a problem when the engine is cold low rpm goes without any problem, but after heats at low rpm stops, ii have an rx8 2004
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Originally Posted by florin0106 View Post
hi, can someone help me, I have a problem when the engine is cold low rpm goes without any problem, but after heats at low rpm stops, ii have an rx8 2004
I would like to, but I'm having trouble understanding your problem. I suggest you go to this forum: The Rotary Heaven . It is a European rotary forum that may have some of your countrymen that can help. The main page is in English, but there are forums there for other languages. I'm guessing yours is Greek.
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