2005 Mazda Rx-8 Base Coupe 4-door 1.3l Manual 6 Speed Fully Loaded on 2040-cars
Birmingham, Ohio, United States
Engine:1.3L 1308CC R2 GAS Naturally Aspirated
For Sale By:Private Seller
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Trim: Base Coupe 4-Door
Options: Sunroof, Leather Seats, CD Player, Bose sound system, Sliding power sun roof
Drive Type: RWD
Safety Features: Anti-Lock Brakes, Passenger Airbag
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Exterior Color: White
Interior Color: Black & Red
Number of Cylinders: 2
Number of Doors: 2
Up for auction is a 2005 Mazda RX8 in very good cosmetic condition. This is the 2 year history of this vehicle. My son purchased this car 2 years ago while in the military. He had accumulated some money from his hazardous duty pay and paid cash for this used vehicle from a local dealership. The car at that time had approximately 54,500 miles on it. He then went back overseas and I had it stored in my garage, covered waiting for his return. I took the vehicle out every so often to drive and register some mileage. I had the oil changed periodically. My son did return home a couple of months ago and started driving the vehicle on a regular basis. He did start to have problems with it and took it to a local Mazda dealer. Their diagonostics showed that the rotary engine was bad after only 60,000 miles. It was losing compression. This being a common problem with these RX8's from 2004 through 2008, Mazda had an extended warranty on the engine. Now Mazda will not honor their warranty because the car had the wrong spark plugs installed. These were the same plugs which were in the vehicle when my son purchased it. Again, the vehicle is in very good cosmetic condition, but needs an engine. A remanufactured engine runs about $3300. Used engines run anywhere from $2100 to $3000. I do have a quote of $2865 for a used engine with 39,000 miles. Anyway, this vehicle has a clean title and is being sold as is. Local pick up only. Please email me with any questions. Thanks for looking.
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Next up? Indy. It has been over 60 years since a diesel-powered machine ran at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the Cummins-powered racer that competed in the 1952 Indy 500 with a 6.6-liter inline-six-cylinder oil-burner was a fast and brutal machine that set a new lap record in qualifying leading up to the race. Though that car was withdrawn with turbocharger failure 71 laps in, its diesel powerplant left an indelible impression on the racing community, and that's something Mazda hopes to accomplish once again.
Mazda says that the diesel engine in its race car is pretty darn close to stock - 51 percent stock by parts count, and 63 percent stock by weight - which means the way it performs in competition is at least a somewhat meaningful way to the stock engine's durability in the real world. Check out the image of the Mazda6 Skyactiv-D racer posing alongside the 1952 Cummins above (click to enlarge) and feel free to peruse the press release below for the rest of the details.
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Rather than let the occasion pass with nothing more than a press release (like the one below), Mazda gave Lauren a brand-new 2014 Mazda3 to replace the 2013 model she had bought. Which is a nice gesture, of course, but also enables Mazda to hold on to the landmark 10,000,000th car in its heritage collection.
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