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Old 08-06-2009, 07:46 PM
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90007k on original engine religiously maintained ...
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Old 08-07-2009, 02:06 PM
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im at 106,500...and still goin strong! 04 gt manual here
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Old 08-07-2009, 02:19 PM
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i have 997 miles on mine
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Old 08-07-2009, 02:20 PM
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i have 997 miles on mine
That young? That means your ballz haven't dropped yet.
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Old 08-07-2009, 02:31 PM
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That young? That means your ballz haven't dropped yet.
yeah but when they do she will roar!
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Old 08-07-2009, 02:41 PM
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just hit 52 bazillion miles yesterday
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Old 08-07-2009, 02:42 PM
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I honestly believe I will keep my 8 for at least 10 years.

With the motor warranty extension to 8 years/100k miles, and the rarity of the car, plus what's been very good reliability for me, I have every reason to believe I got a good one.

It's very rare to get a car that's produced in such low numbers, but is comfortable enough and reliable enough to be used as a daily driver, year round, that is so enjoyable to drive.

At some point, I may consider doing something to add a layer of protection against oxidation, because of Michigan and the salt in the winter, etc., but to date, the only methods I've seen advertised either don't work, or actually make the situation worse (like Ziebarting).
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Old 08-07-2009, 02:50 PM
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saw one for sale on craigslist....wait lemme find it....147,339Miles on it!!!

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/ctd/1303566846.html
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Old 08-07-2009, 03:02 PM
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05 with 89k plus. No problems at all, just oil changes, and coils and stuff when I have to.
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Old 08-21-2009, 02:07 AM
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Originally Posted by cfm251 View Post
saw one for sale on craigslist....wait lemme find it....147,339Miles on it!!!

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/ctd/1303566846.html
Ya i saw that from a dealer.... Thats some crazy stuff lol. Wonder if anyone bought it.
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Old 08-21-2009, 04:36 AM
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118 000kms, thats like 75 000 miles?
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Old 08-23-2009, 04:57 AM
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I believe the thread is the highest mileage rx-8. I'm not sure why people with fresh new cars , or "undropped *****", if you will, are posting. I only have 71,000 miles, and am quickly adding onto it, but I still consider it somewhat young. After the warranty extension, I have faith that Mazda has built a car that will last for at least 200,000 miles, with proper maintenance and some part replacements here and there. But it still bums me out sometimes putting miles on it so quickly.
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Old 08-23-2009, 12:18 PM
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im at 89,000 on an 04 and climbing strongly... put 3000 in a month... time for an oil changgeee
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Old 08-25-2009, 05:08 PM
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Cool

an 06 with 45,000mi
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Old 08-25-2009, 05:31 PM
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06 with 24k
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Old 08-25-2009, 11:30 PM
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I have an 04 grand touring with 51000 miles and MT.
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Old 08-25-2009, 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Chronisseur View Post
I believe the thread is the highest mileage rx-8. I'm not sure why people with fresh new cars , or "undropped *****", if you will, are posting. I only have 71,000 miles, and am quickly adding onto it, but I still consider it somewhat young. After the warranty extension, I have faith that Mazda has built a car that will last for at least 200,000 miles, with proper maintenance and some part replacements here and there. But it still bums me out sometimes putting miles on it so quickly.
word.. this is a "highest mileage" thread not a "post your mileage" thread
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Old 01-31-2010, 03:19 PM
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196,000

Hows that?
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Old 01-31-2010, 04:06 PM
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Local one for sale here has 166k. Not sure if it's the original engine but shouldn't be too hard to verify.

http://charlotte.craigslist.org/ctd/1574917980.html

Highest I've seen to date.
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Old 01-31-2010, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by djmtsu View Post
196,000

Hows that?
tell us more ....
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:38 PM
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I was going to buy one with with 196k miles on it for 4,500$ stock motor as a project. It didn't start, then the guy finally got it to start after like a 8min crank... once it fired he replaced his add and jacked the price up 2k listing it as "car does not drive because bad clutch".
Some idiot bought it lol.

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Old 02-02-2010, 06:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Trekk View Post
I was going to buy one with with 210k miles on it for 4,500$ stock motor as a project. It didn't start, then the guy finally got it to start after like a 8min crank... once it fired he replaced his add and jacked the price up 2k listing it as "car does not drive because bad clutch".
Some idiot bought it lol.
Lol, I guess I'm the idiot.

I had 2 rotorhead friends check it out for me. They shot video with their camera phone for me. It fired right up, and you could tell that something was going on with either the clutch or trans.

Oh, and I paid nowhere near the asking price.

Oh, and another friend is the Mazda rotary tech at the local dealer, and it going to check it out once it gets here. If there is something internally wrong with the engine, I get $1000 back.

But what do I know, I am a rotary noob.

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Old 02-02-2010, 08:36 AM
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There's a forum member that traded his RX8 with 180,000 miles on it. The thread is somewhere... Somewhere...
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Old 02-02-2010, 10:02 AM
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Just picked up a spare engine and trans just in case there is something wrong.

Got a clutch from work (Exedy) just in case that is all it is. And ordered a new clutch pedal assembly as well.

Collecting all this before it arrives just to have it around. If it doesn't need any of it, I have it for when something does go awry.

I kind of hope the engine is bad. I enjoy doing the hard work, and slack on the easy stuff!
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Old 02-02-2010, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Trekk View Post
I was going to buy one with with 210k miles on it for 4,500$ stock motor as a project. It didn't start, then the guy finally got it to start after like a 8min crank... once it fired he replaced his add and jacked the price up 2k listing it as "car does not drive because bad clutch".
Some idiot bought it lol.
Originally Posted by djmtsu View Post
Lol, I guess I'm the idiot.

I had 2 rotorhead friends check it out for me. They shot video with their camera phone for me. It fired right up, and you could tell that something was going on with either the clutch or trans.

Oh, and I paid nowhere near the asking price.

Oh, and another friend is the Mazda rotary tech at the local dealer, and it going to check it out once it gets here. If there is something internally wrong with the engine, I get $1000 back.

But what do I know, I am a rotary noob.

Zing.
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