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#1 of 143 Mazda RX-8 Owners: Accessories & Modifications
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Aug 04, 2003 (8:53 am)
Share your RX-8 accessories/modifications here!
Aug 04, 2003 (12:51 pm)
I have placed my order for a black leather pack. Accessories include: rear spoiler, side deflector, front air dam, rear under delfector, fender strakes, rear rotary crest and aluminium feul lid. All up additional cost is $AU4,365 which is a quite a jump from the $AU67,865 drive away without any extras. I found that accessories price lists have varied significantly between dealers. The first dealer I spoke to wanted to charge me $AU2,000 more for the same items as above.
I am interested to hear from others who have added accessories and are re-considering some decisions in hindsight, now that they have taken delivery of the car.
Aug 04, 2003 (2:19 pm)
Besides the Navigation, here is a list of my accessories:
Port installed: Appearance Package (air dam & aero flares), Rotary Accents, Rear Spoiler, Cargo Net.
Added Accessories: Air Outlet Garnishes (Strakes), Exhaust Finishers, Aluminum Scuff Plates, Door Edge Guards, Inner Door Protectors, Cargo Tray, Car Cover.
And... (whew!) Window tinting. 30%side/20%rear.
If you check out the link to my pics, you can see all the accessories. http://web.tampabay.rr.com/mbarto/images/My_RX-8/
#4 of 143 rx8zoomster
Aug 04, 2003 (9:23 pm)
how much were the strakes, exhaust fnishers and scuff plates? thanks
#5 of 143 rxgreat - Price of accessories
Aug 05, 2003 (11:59 am)
Are you sitting down?
The parts are overpriced, but there is only one source - Mazda. By the way, you can try to negotiate with your parts dealer (which I did) or you can find these up to 15-20% off through some of Mazda dealers online. PM me if you want to go the online route and install them yourself. I can provide you a Mazda dealer that sells at a discount online.
And don't forget to add the cost, if you want the dealer to install them for you. Advantage - those parts are covered under the full 4 yr warranty if you get them installed with your car purchase.
Here are the retail prices:
Exhaust Finishers: $250 set
Air Outlet Garnishes (Strakes): $250 set
Scuff Plates (Door sill): $270 set
Until a third party starts producing some comparable after-factory parts, if you want to play - you got to pay.
#6 of 143 Trussville
Aug 13, 2003 (12:24 pm)
Trussville Mazda is the only place right now to get accessories. I got the MP3 player and vent trim from them with no hassles.
#7 of 143 MP3 Player- Kawi
Aug 16, 2003 (7:18 pm)
How easy/difficult to install the MP3 player by yourself?
Can you post a few pictures?
Aug 17, 2003 (10:56 am)
Here is a link with pictures - with step by step instructions.
I heard it's about 1.5 - 2 hour install. I had my dealer install it, since he gave me a discount on the purchase and install, plus it would be covered for the full 4 yr. warranty.
Aug 17, 2003 (6:15 pm)
It looked too difficult for me to install.
Aug 17, 2003 (7:13 pm)
Hi all before I get a RX-8 I would like to know if any of you have the DVD base NAV in your RX-8 and is it really worth getting? In other words is it worth the money in getting it? I understand you can't a play DVD in them right? It is the only option that I question. Thanks Max