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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 $6,400 - $8,550 $3,405 - $5,305
2010 $5,600 - $6,400 $2,670 - $3,370
2009 $4,825 - $5,800 $2,020 - $2,820
2008 $4,350 - $4,750 $1,660 - $1,960
2007 $3,800 - $4,200 $1,235 - $1,535
2006 $3,500 - $4,600 $1,005 - $1,830
2005 $3,275 - $4,075 $820 - $1,420
2004 $3,250 - $3,500 $790 - $990