Last post on Jan 21, 2013 at 7:31 PM
You are in the Mazda RX-8
What is this discussion about?
Mazda RX-8, Car Buying, Car Values,, Engine, Coupe
#2 of 5 Re: What would you do? Bought a "new" RX-8 & found out dealer replaced engine [rjdjd]
Sep 05, 2012 (4:52 am)
State laws may vary on this matter, but in general, a "new" car means one that has never been privately titled (what mileage also qualifies may be subjective). Back in the 70's, cars routinely came from the factory needing all kinds of work at the dealer before sale. This did not prevent them from being offered as new.
I presume your title reflects a clean, one-owner vehicle. That is all that matters on the trade. You should try a couple of different places. The "2nd engine" story is only of use if you try to sell privately. Good luck.
#3 of 5 Just got my third engine- what to do?
Jan 01, 2013 (12:01 pm)
Long story, but will make it short - I purchased a new 2004 RX8 from a Mazda dealer in 2004 and meticuously maintained and serviced the vehicle through a dealer. The vehicle eventually developed issues with starting and stalling and eventually (reluctantly)Mazda authorized a new engine approximately 10 months ago. After only putting on another 5000 miles or so, the engine stalled while on a highway and Mazda authorized and replaced the engine again. Now I just got the vehicle back and am torn between keeping it and risking more engine issues or just selling it for what I can get. Any thoughts or information on this ongoing engine issue and how Mazda has been treating their owners would be appreciated.
#4 of 5 Re: Just got my third engine- what to do? [ddend5]
Jan 05, 2013 (7:02 am)
I also bought a 2004 rx8 in nov 2003--no problems yet except emission system leak so I can't answer your question,but let me ask you how many miles were on your 1st engine when it was replaced.
#5 of 5 Re: Just got my third engine- what to do? [tomb10]
Jan 21, 2013 (7:31 pm)
I had approx 65,000 on the first engine, put about 5000 on the second and now have about 1000 on the third