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Mazda RX-8

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2004-2011
2004 Redesign Year
Mazda RX-8 2011
Introduced for 2004, the RX-8 is a sporty coupe successor to the RX-7 with a Wankel rotary engine. While acceleration is not explosive, it is exceptionally smooth and responsive -- provided you keep the engine at mid-revs, which becomes natural and sounds invigorating. Handling is super agile, with quick, communicative steering. This truly fun-to-drive sports car doesn't beat you up and seats four. The rear-hinged rear doors make back seat access relatively easy. Fuel economy of 18 mpg was disappointing.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2011 $6,625 - $8,750 $3,605 - $5,505
2010 $5,850 - $6,625 $2,870 - $3,570
2009 $5,100 - $6,000 $2,220 - $3,020
2008 $4,625 - $5,025 $1,860 - $2,160
2007 $4,075 - $4,475 $1,435 - $1,735
2006 $3,775 - $4,875 $1,205 - $2,030
2005 $3,550 - $4,325 $1,020 - $1,620
2004 $3,500 - $3,775 $990 - $1,190
2004-2011
2004 Redesign Year
Mazda RX-8 2011
Introduced for 2004, the RX-8 is a sporty coupe successor to the RX-7 with a Wankel rotary engine. While acceleration is not explosive, it is exceptionally smooth and responsive -- provided you keep the engine at mid-revs, which becomes natural and sounds invigorating. Handling is super agile, with quick, communicative steering. This truly fun-to-drive sports car doesn't beat you up and seats four. The rear-hinged rear doors make back seat access relatively easy. Fuel economy of 18 mpg was disappointing.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2011 $6,625 - $8,750 $3,605 - $5,505
2010 $5,850 - $6,625 $2,870 - $3,570
2009 $5,100 - $6,000 $2,220 - $3,020
2008 $4,625 - $5,025 $1,860 - $2,160
2007 $4,075 - $4,475 $1,435 - $1,735
2006 $3,775 - $4,875 $1,205 - $2,030
2005 $3,550 - $4,325 $1,020 - $1,620
2004 $3,500 - $3,775 $990 - $1,190