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Old 07-03-2007, 07:43 PM
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109,222 miles.
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Old 03-03-2008, 07:01 PM
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131,111 miles.
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Amazing...soon I will be there ...maybe 10 more years... I average 15,000/year so yeah... will get there sooner than 10 years I guess...
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Whoa! Too much mileage! Just passed 70K on the original engine.
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124,199. It's be more but I haven't the daily 90+ since November and it's been out of commision with ECU/OMP issues of late.
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04' with 26,700 on it. Tranny rebuild due to an explded input bearing under warranty. Low number but can't drive it here in PA for about 4 months out of the year. Hoping to get at least 100,000 out of it if not 200,000
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Old 03-06-2008, 03:37 PM
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Original engine just spun me passed 75,000 miles. At 20,000/year I should see 100k next summer!
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I'm new to rotary engines. Are you guys suggesting that I shouldn't get more than 60,000 miles out of my $35,000 car without buying a new engine?
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Old 03-06-2008, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by jtmhjh View Post
I'm new to rotary engines. Are you guys suggesting that I shouldn't get more than 60,000 miles out of my $35,000 car without buying a new engine?
If you are a ******** that can not take care of anything in life . .. expect less than 100,000

My last rotary engine had WELL over 225,000 when I sold it. All original, never rebuilt. (13b)
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Old 03-07-2008, 12:06 AM
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^ don't listen to him.

He's been banned!
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Old 03-07-2008, 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by jtmhjh View Post
I'm new to rotary engines. Are you guys suggesting that I shouldn't get more than 60,000 miles out of my $35,000 car without buying a new engine?
Yes. At 60,001 miles, your engine will explode violently, sending rotary shrapnel into your passenger compartment, which will imbed itself into your medulla oblongata.

As a precautionary measure, you should begin wearing one of these at around the 55k mile mark when driving:

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Old 03-07-2008, 07:51 AM
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Sweet!


I'll try not to be a numbnut.
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Old 03-07-2008, 01:01 PM
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The bigger question is why you paid 35G's for an 8? If that is the case, then I think you've already surpassed the numbnut stage so the discussion is moot.
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Old 03-07-2008, 01:21 PM
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The bigger question is why you paid 35G's for an 8? If that is the case, then I think you've already surpassed the numbnut stage so the discussion is moot.


Yeah, I rounded up.

Stickered at 34,700. After trade and haggling, somewhere around 26,000.
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Old 03-07-2008, 02:23 PM
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Seems to be doing ok although I am concerned about some vibration while idling. It gets much worse if I am running the A/C.
I presume you have a '04 or '05, there was an issue on the early cars with the engine mounts cracking, make sure that fix was done. This vibration, especially with the AC, is a primary symptom of that problem.
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Old 03-08-2008, 07:55 AM
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there is one here in town at a lot, 2004 with 75,000
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Old 03-08-2008, 10:32 AM
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i saw a post about a guy with 192,000 miles on his rx8. he was a traveling salesman. that was about 8 months ago.
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i got my 2007 rx8 with 32 miles on it last september 07.. i now have 15,341 on it.. i do alot of highway driving to go to work.. sucks.. but got to work where the money is at.. what is that,6 months? sheesh i better slow down. lol
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Old 03-08-2008, 11:31 PM
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06 from July 06 with almost 44K km on it (24K miles or there about?)
And it was parked for 3 months while I used the "fuel efficient" SUV
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Old 04-11-2009, 02:37 AM
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OH

just hit 100,000 today!!! and she's still runnin like a champ!! no probs at all, knock on wood!

[IMG]n1422090090_30222056_4249372.jpg[/IMG]
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Old 04-11-2009, 02:50 AM
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im at 78k on second motor (bought it with second motor) and running better and better. mpg getting better, im at 260 miles a tank.
the rx8 is the gift that keeps on giving
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Old 04-12-2009, 01:59 AM
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Originally Posted by smitht0789 View Post
just hit 100,000 today!!! and she's still runnin like a champ!! no probs at all, knock on wood!

[IMG]n1422090090_30222056_4249372.jpg[/IMG]

Congrats, smitty.

Post in the 100k mile thread, and tell everyone about the maintenance schedule you adhered to, what type of oil, filters, coolant flush/fill intervals, etc.
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Old 04-12-2009, 12:24 PM
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Im about to roll over to 74K. This is my last year using the 8 as a DD. Im buying a second car, more than likely an NA FC for a DD and going to park the 8 to give it a rest. I still have 2.5 years of payments so Id like to OWN my 8 with under 100K
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Old 04-12-2009, 04:01 PM
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Just passed 115,000 miles on the original engine. Paid $900 for decarboning, new coils and plugs at 65,000 miles. Pilot bearing melted later; this cost me $2400 for the transmission to be rebuilt. I just paid another $2400 for the HID lights to be replaced, due to fogging. Tail lights have been replaced under warrantee for water leaks.

This has been an expensive car, but I know now to use top tier fuel. It still runs well.
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Old 04-12-2009, 04:51 PM
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I'm hoping my 05 with 40K miles will last a while... as I got a 60 month loan. I am religous about maintenance though, and always run premium gas.
Hopefully wont be a dialy driver for more than 3 years though (looking at one of the new tesla S sedans for commuting... if things go as planned). I have a 60 mile commute roundtrip 50/50 city highway.
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