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#863 of 903 MAZDA RX-8 MT GT1
May 31, 2006 (12:11 pm)
just picked a used mazda RX-8 2004 Manual with all options except navigation and 6 cd changer( though it has the BOSE)
for $18800 with 11700 miles . I thought it was a great deal. After seeing what others are paying for a new one, i dont know if it is a great deal anymore. Guys with recent buying experience, did i do ok?
#864 of 903 Re: MAZDA RX-8 MT GT1 [acg1]
Jun 02, 2006 (1:43 pm)
I'd say you probably saved 5 or 6 grand over a new one, so not too bad i guess. Got my 05 GT AT back in Feb for 24,200.
#865 of 903 Re: Great price near Sacramento [rx8wannab]
Jun 16, 2006 (10:14 am)
Bought a '06 RX-8 6mt Black w/ Sport/Spoiler/Splash guards $28,214 OTD in Antioch CA.
#866 of 903 Recent So. Cal. buying experiences?
Jun 30, 2006 (4:46 pm)
I've been looking for an RX-8 for some time now. Most dealers are quoting $200 to $300 over invoice for a 2006 MT (any trim) and will quickly go to invoice -- AFTER the current $1000 cash back and $500 financing incentive.
This seems to be more or less what people here seem to pay give or take over the years, but can anyone post recent buying experiences? I am in So. Cal.
#867 of 903 Re: MAZDA RX-8 MT GT1 [acg1]
Jul 11, 2006 (8:14 am)
acg1...sounds like a good price to me....I am selling my silver RX8 GT automatic with black/red leather, rotary pkg, RX8 piano black b pillars and winter tires for $19,000 and I have 35,000 miles on it so I'd say you got a decent deal!
#868 of 903 Good deal? 05 RX-8 MT Base, $19K, 3800 miles
Jul 13, 2006 (9:15 am)
I am looking at a used 2005 RX-8 MT with 3800 miles and no options. Silver with black interior. Garaged. Bought 2/06 from dealer. The seller is asking $19K obo.
Is this a good deal?
#869 of 903 Buying a new RX8
Jul 13, 2006 (1:32 pm)
As a owner of 93 RX7...love/hate I'm considering a new 2006 RX8, 6 speed. Anything I should know about t his car, any packages or options I should consider or stay away from. Thanks!
#870 of 903 Re: Buying a new RX8 [heeno]
Jul 13, 2006 (2:15 pm)
Have you test driven one? As a fellow owner of a 93 RX-7 I think you may not be happy with the power delivery. It's like waiting for boost to come on in your RX-7. Test drive one before you get too serious. The RX-8 is fast, it's just sneaky how it gets there without slamming you into the seat. You'll love the transmission, you'll love the rev. band. You can choose between 3-4 gears at most speeds. You'll love the room inside - passengers - it can carry passengers! And lots of luggage! It handles at least as well as a well set up 3rd gen. too. If you are tall (upper body) stay away from the sunroof - you loose an inch of head room. Other than that, I haven't seen any "issues" with the different packages.
Be aware it comes with "summer" tires. If you plan to drive it in cold climates with ice and snow, you will need appropriate tires. You can get nice aluminum wheels and winter tires for about $300 per corner - we chose AR wheels and Nokian WR tires. They work great in rain,ice, and snow.
Those are the only things I know of to watch out for.
#871 of 903 Our RX-8 is "on the water"
Jul 15, 2006 (9:41 pm)
We ordered our Winning Blue GT w/Nav 2006 RX-8 AT on April 8, and it finally went into production the week of June 9. It should be at the dealers on August 8. We had been wanting to special order a 2006 since last August. One whole year, we certainly hope it will be worth it! Well, now we are going to get hit with the new 7% state sales tax that NJ just increased by 1%. That adds $320 or so to the price. I am not happy about this. We have never had to go thru so much trouble to buy anything. Anyone else waiting so long for a 2006 AT? I'll keep in touch.
#872 of 903 Re: Our RX-8 is "on the water" [mcusmc]
Jul 16, 2006 (5:35 am)
Wow. Waiting that long to experience your RX-8 AT is amazing. To maximize the experience then, I recommend planning a whole series of weekend driving trips. The RX-8 AT is a fantastic highway cruising vehicle. Of course, Winning Blue is going to make an easy target for the HP. I've also found that running through rural highway systems at 60MPH or below in full AT is really nice and relaxing too. You Sun roof will be really nice on a tree lined country lane. And you can't get lost either, bonus.
You're gonna love your RX-AT.