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{ FS } Black 2009 RX8 R3 with 75k mostly highway miles - $14 OBO (new orleans)

Old 01-23-2014, 06:17 PM
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LA Black 2009 RX8 R3 with 75k mostly highway miles - $14 OBO (new orleans)

Hello Rx8 club,

Up for sale is my 2009 Rx-8 R3 which I have loved every minute of owning. The car has been fantastic to drive everyday, and even though I have put some miles on it over the past 3 years it has never ever let me down. Most of the miles are highway as I did commute from New Orleans to school in Baton Rouge 3 days a week, drilling in the military in Hammond, and I was working in St. Charles. I would take this car anywhere! I have driven it to North Carolina and back twice. Now down to the good stuff.

The R3 version was introduced for the 2009 year model. The R3 package added slightly improved suspension over the base model by adding Bilstein shock absorbers and a foam filled front crossmember to improve rigidity. The R3 also came with 19-inch BBS-forged aluminum-alloy wheels and high performance tires. On the exterior, the R3 had a different, lower front bumper sporting a splitter, lower side sills, and a standard rear spoiler. There is a pair of special Recaro seats up front, along with the same 300-watt Bose audio system, Bluetooth, and Mazda advanced keyless entry and start system.

The car does have an upgraded sound system now with a touch screen Pioneer DVD player in dash and new speakers in all the doors (these are amped and sound really nice). It also have a pair of subs in the truck which are in a custom fitted box to leave room. This was done by the previous owner (a helicopter mechanic who took great car of the vehicle), and originally I planned on removing the subs(which is easy), but after how clean the sound was I couldn't bring myself to remove anything. Speaking of the previous owner, I bought the car with 30k miles in 2011. The car was from Hammond La so it has never seen any snow and completely rust free. I am the second owner.

Besides the sound being upgraded the only thing that has been changed from stock is a set of mazdatrix stainless braided brake lines were added for a stiffer brake pedal. When doing this I went with Brembo high temp brake fluid and flushed all the lines. I just recently put on a new set of Toyo Proxies less then 6k miles ago so there is plenty of tire left. While doing that I installed a set of Hawk HPS ceramic pads up front for good measure. I also changed the spark plugs, added new 10mm Magna spark plug wires, and changed the fluids in the transmission and rear end with royal purple. I changed the rear pads with generic ceramics and changed the oil with mobile1 (only thing i ever use in my cars) yesterday on 1/21/2014. I just wanted to make sure she was in top running shape before someone else took her home.

Mechanically you could not ask for a better car. This is my 3rd rotary car (owned a 1st and 3rd gen rx7 before this) and I just love how smooth they run. That being said the car does have a few chips from rocks as I did commute a pretty long way on I10 in this car. Nothing is terrible, but what you would expect from highway driving. I also did have a rock hit the passenger fog light 2 weeks ago and crack it. I have not been able to replace that yet, but if I can find one I will. I also just ordered a passenger side window motor because the original one seems to be acting up and I will be changing that this weekend. The plastic teeth on the window motor are known to brake so that will be fixed. The Recaro seats are awesome at keeping your butt in place, but the bolstering is large and the driver side has some light wear from getting in and out the car. The last problem is the known rx8 "h pattern" split on the passenger side dash. The link below has the part number to order a new one, and the price can be adjusted to get this fixed.
https://www.rx8club.com/series-i-tec...r-side-211215/

This is really all I can think of. The car is super solid and has never been in any sort of accident. Again, I have made sure all maintenance has been taken care of on time and this Mazda has plenty of open road ahead. That being said I am a realist and know that my asking price may need to be adjusted for the fog light or anything else a buyer may not love so the price is best offer. Thanks for looking and call/text/email for any questions you may have. Many more pictures upon request and I will try to post more tomorrow.


Thanks,
Josh
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Old 01-23-2014, 06:18 PM
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Price drop to 13.7 OBO. Lets see some reasonable offers!
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