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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 $6,500 - $8,650 $3,505 - $5,405
2010 $5,700 - $6,500 $2,770 - $3,470
2009 $4,975 - $5,900 $2,120 - $2,920
2008 $4,500 - $4,900 $1,760 - $2,060
2007 $3,925 - $4,325 $1,335 - $1,635
2006 $3,650 - $4,725 $1,105 - $1,930
2005 $3,400 - $4,200 $920 - $1,520
2004 $3,375 - $3,650 $890 - $1,090
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 $6,500 - $8,650 $3,505 - $5,405
2010 $5,700 - $6,500 $2,770 - $3,470
2009 $4,975 - $5,900 $2,120 - $2,920
2008 $4,500 - $4,900 $1,760 - $2,060
2007 $3,925 - $4,325 $1,335 - $1,635
2006 $3,650 - $4,725 $1,105 - $1,930
2005 $3,400 - $4,200 $920 - $1,520
2004 $3,375 - $3,650 $890 - $1,090