Used Mazda RX-8

Select a Year

(8 available)

Narrow year range (drag arrows to filter):

2004
2011
See photos
2011 Mazda RX-8 What's new for 2011? 
2011 Mazda RX-8

There are no major changes for 2011.

See photos
2010 Mazda RX-8 What's new for 2010? 
2010 Mazda RX-8

The 2010 RX-8 receives a revised front and rear fascia as well as a simplification of the model lineup. The Touring trim has been dropped, as have the Premium Package options. A sunroof is now standard on the Grand Touring trim and Mazda has made significant improvements to the rotary engine aimed at minimizing oil consumption.

See photos
2009 Mazda RX-8 What's new for 2009? 
2009 Mazda RX-8

The RX-8 receives a slight freshening, with new wheels, a new nose and taillights, and improvements to the car's suspension and body rigidity. An enthusiast-oriented R3 model is also added to the lineup.

See photos
2008 Mazda RX-8 What's new for 2008? 
2008 Mazda RX-8

To help celebrate 40 years of producing rotary engines, Mazda will introduce a limited-edition 40th Anniversary model featuring special Metropolitan Grey paint, Cosmo Red leather interior and unique 18-inch alloy wheels.

See photos
2007 Mazda RX-8 What's new for 2007? 
2007 Mazda RX-8

For 2007, Grand Touring models offer Sand leather seat trim, while Touring and Grand Touring trims receive a standard six-disc CD changer.

About Mazda RX-8

Many car companies assign the word "unique" to their cars, but in the case of the 2011 Mazda RX-8, the term truly applies. What makes the RX-8 unique? The answer is a combination of attributes beginning with Mazda's RENESIS rotary engine, the only such engine offered in a production car. Then there are the RX-8's small reverse-facing rear doors, another feature you won't find on any other sports car in its class. Of course, the RX-8's lightweight and impressive handling have earned it praise from owners and enthusiasts alike, but there is a dark side to being unique. Despite improvements made last year, the rotary engine still consumes oil at a greater rate than a traditional piston engine, and the RX-8's fuel economy can be downright abysmal. Still, if you can live with these eccentricities, the RX-8's cool look, roomy rear seat and good size trunk make it a very easy sports car to live with.

Consumer Reviews

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

By on Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 89,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Great looking, pleasure to drive, better than a man-cave"

Cons: "poor gas mileage, expensive to service"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"My 2004 RX8 has been an absolute joy to own. The good; It's fast, sleek looking and turns lots of heads. The power on the road is incredible as I accelerate to more than 90 mph in seconds and it's smooth as a whistle.This car is a very reliable "chic magnet" as well as a great conversation topic with the guys. The bad; My review would have been all fives if it weren't for the poor gas mileage (16 mpg in town and 19 mpg on the road) and the quirky engine flooding problem when you turn on the engine and don't give it enough time to regulate the fuel before turning it off. The ugly; the engine had to be replaced at 39,900 miles but since then the car has had no major problems."

13 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Perfect Car For the true enthusiast!

By on Monday, June 20, 2011

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 92,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, handles superbly, Amazing style, very comfortable, very reliable (for me at least) !"

Cons: "poor fuel economy, Engine oil consumption (normal op. for rotary), small trunk, no spare tire!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I've owed this vehicle since November of 2009 and i couldn't be happier... Drives amazing and handles like a true race car...Has its ups and downs...but if your into having a fun drive there is no better car in it's class...Has poor fuel economy, burns oil (normal), a bit low on torque!"

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

In the best RX tradition

By on Sunday, November 09, 2008

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

"I owned a RX-7 for 16 yrs and love the rotary engine. I've owned this RX-8 Shinka for 3 years now and just love it! It is not possible to skid around curves, it is so rock-solid on the road and sticks amazingly well. It is quiet, comfortable, and all controls are conveniently located and well though-out. With minimum maintenance this vehicle will last a long time. Oh, and ignore stories of massive oil usage -- they are false!"

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Advertisement