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Covers first and second generation models, including R3
Includes special editions in UK and US, such as the PZ
The unique rotary driving experience is it for you?
Key checks how to spot a bad car quickly
Comprehensive inspection guide
Key rotary engine issues, including hot starting and flooding
What rebuilding the rotary engine entails
After-market upgrades and modifications to look for, and avoid!
Real-world running costs, based on author's own experience
Details of independent specialists, clubs and online support
Tempted by Mazdas unique RX-8, but unsure where to start? Having this book in your pocket is just like having a rotary expert by your side. Spot a bad car quickly, and learn how to assess a promising car like a professional. Buy the right car at the right price!
The last rotary-engined car built, Mazdas RX-8 provides a unique driving experience. Until youve tried one, its hard to imagine how smooth its free-revving engine really is, or how enjoyable its handling. With comfortable space for four, it can be practical too.
Like most Japanese cars, the RX-8 is generally well built, but the rotary engine can suffer from hot starting and rotor tip wear issues, which can prove expensive to put right. Extensive back-up from owner forums and independent specialists listed in the guide mean that these problems can be addressed, but choosing a good RX-8 requires care.
This guide will help you do just that. Understand the differences between models, and learn what to look for when buying one. What are the true running costs, and does the need for a new engine mean the end to your dreams? What other issues with the mechanicals, body or interior should you look out for? Follow the advice of an experienced RX-8 owner and benefit from his research among owners and specialists in Europe and North America.
gives you expert advice essential if youre considering taking the plunge.
The last rotary-engined car built, Mazda's RX-8 provides a unique driving experience, but demands lots of care when buying used.
The only book to cover all models of the RX-8 and provide advice on running and buying one.
Practical, easy to use layout based on successful EBG format
100 colour illustrations show key points to check close-up
Notes on identifying the different special editions
Handy checklist of questions to ask the seller
Guidance on what an engine rebuild means, and whether a major overhaul is worthwhile
Based on authors own experience and insights from the RX-8 owner community