{ FS } 2004 Mazda RX8. Modded. 89k miles.

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2004 Mazda RX8. Modded. 89k miles.

It is with much regret that I am listing this car for sale. I am anticipating moving back to Buffalo sooner than later and due to space restraints I have to try selling this car. This car, to me, is the most fun I have had on 4-wheels. It's handling and high-revving rotary make even the commute to work a fun drive.

So anyways, what I have is a 2004 Mazda RX8 6-speed manual in Sunlight Silver with ~89k miles and counting. It has PW, PL, Moonroof, cruise, a/c, BOSE sounds system, foglamps, and cloth seats.

I bought the car back in Sept. of 2011 with 76k miles. I posted most of my progress in this BUILD THREAD If you take the time to read through it, you can see many of the things I have done and addressed over time. This current year, I have not really done anything to the car this year besides driving it and some oil changes. It has been rock-solid with no issues at all.

Mods (All mods have less than 13k miles on them):

-COBB Accessport with a custom-tune
-K&N Panel filter with modded airbox
-BHR Ignition System
-Corksport Resonated and catless midpipe
-SOHN Oil metering pump adapter
-Clutch was replaced around 55k miles (stock unit)

-H&R sport springs
-Bilstein HD Shocks

-Enkei RPF1 Wheels in 17x9
-Continental Extremecontact DW in 245/45/17
-EBC USR front rotors
-Centric Cryo-stop rear rotors
-Porterfield R4-S pads all around
-ATE Blue fluid

-Corksport LED lighting kit
-Lamin-X covered headlamps (blue) and foglamps (yellow)
-Plasti-dipped emblems
-Yellow foglamp bulbs
-Front and rear polished lower-bumper rotary accents
-Transmission and Rear end fluid replaced with Red-Line products
-Engine runs Royal Purple Synthetic Oil
-Die-hard Platinum battery
-New power steering harness
-Brake calipers painted blue


-I consider myself a rotary enthusiast and I have taken very good care of this car. I have invested a lot of time and money into ensuring that this car would not have the issues that have plagued many other RX8's. I add 6oz of premix to every tank of gas, and I make sure that I red-line the car regularly to ensure no carbon buildup. I have also taken care of other common issues like shoring up battery connections, and adding a new power steering harness (It also has a new power steering rack).

-Although I don't have a compression-test, I can be confident that the engine is in good shape. I have trapped over 95mph in the quarter-mile and I average 20mpg (Fuelly). Both of those numbers are well above average. The car also starts near-instantly in any situation. Due to the BHR ignition, flooding is pretty much non-existent. Also, the engine only has ~15k miles on it.

-I have receipts for most of the work and parts from me and the previous owner.


-The body is the worst part of the car. Scratches and small dents a located around the car. The Driver's side front fender is the worst as I think the previous owner ran over something like a piece of truck-tire.

-The nature of the rotary engine makes results in plenty of gas being used. My best tank was just over 21mpg. The tune on the car needs a minimum of 91 octane.

All being said, if you are looking for a reliable and well-maintained RX8, I feel that this would fill your needs. This car can go from Daily-Driver to the track or autocross with virtually no changes.

I'm asking $9800.

If you have any questions, please ask. I am located in Royal Oak, MI.

Some pics (Engine/interior shots will follow later)

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