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Old 03-22-2015, 12:25 AM
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NM RX-8 Around 50k miles and no more than $15k.

Hey, I know this section really is dead but its worth a shot as not much is turning up on craigslist and CarMax. The title really says it all; I'm in New Mexico and I am looking to purchase an RX-8 that is around 50k miles and no more than $15,000. I would prefer a color other than silver, but I will take anything I can get as the market certainly is not saturated with cars. If you're looking to sell just hit me up! Thanks.
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Old 03-22-2015, 06:56 AM
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Hello.
Are you willing to spend $15k on any model with less than 50k?
I bought a like new '04 LY GT with 18.5k over 2 1/2 years ago and didn't pay that much from a dealership.
I'd have to seriously consider an offer like that for mine (42k).
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For that amount it would make more sense to buy a good conditon low millage car with a confirmed dead engine for ~$4k and install one of Pettit Racing's OTS engines for ~$5k, then proceed to mod the hell out of it.
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Is your GT manual? And I know that it has such low mileage but don't you think 15k flat is a bit steep? In response to Legit where could I get the engine installed? From my understanding pettit won't do it themselves. Is installing the engine something I could handle? (Not much of a mechanic as you can probably tell)
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Is your GT manual? And I know that it has such low mileage but don't you think 15k flat is a bit steep? In response to Legit where could I get the engine installed? From my understanding pettit won't do it themselves. Is installing the engine something I could handle? (Not much of a mechanic as you can probably tell)
Yeah, 6 speed.
Fully loaded, including spare tire kit, all black heated leather.
BHR ignition and midpipe, brand new Bridgestone Potenza AS tires.

$15k IS steep, I'm sure you could find one for much less, possibly with some warranty left.
Like I said, I paid less than that for it, but I'm not trying to sell it.

However, if someone offered me $15k, I'd seriously consider it.

I was wondering what you had in mind with that request, it was pretty vague, you didn't specify exactly what you were looking for.
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Look for an 09 or newer model. You should be able to find one for that price (any number of miles would be better than a series 1 with 50k) you will have a superior engine and still be within the 8 year 100k warranty (which will get you a new engine for free if the car should need it).

Have you read the new owners thread?
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In case you're not familiar with how much they were new, my sticker was over $35k in 2004.
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Look for an 09 or newer model. You should be able to find one for that price (any number of miles would be better than a series 1 with 50k) you will have a superior engine and still be within the 8 year 100k warranty (which will get you a new engine for free if the car should need it).

Have you read the new owners thread?
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Idk how knowledgeable you are about 8s, but be sure to get a rotary specific compression test before you buy any RX8, no matter how many miles are on it.
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I've read the entire new owners thread and have done other outside research. I'm simply trying to explore all of my options as I really cant travel far to get the car so that leaves craigslist and carmax, however, to get a damn compression test on an 8 from car max you have to buy the car first, get the test, and return it if you do not like the results.
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For $15k, I'll personally drive it to you.
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