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2005 RX8
Submitted by missred on Thursday, August 5, 2004 - 9:30am

I am trying to find out what improvements or changes have been made to the RX8 for 2005. I live in Europe, but will be going to the states for a month this fall and want to buy a new one to ship back. I test drove the 2004 and loved it, but don't like to buy first year cars. Any suggestions?

[Editor Note:] See This article in short: No Yellow, Yes White, Sat. Radio option. And all previous TSB's fixed on the production line.

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subject:
buy now
author:
No Rotor
date:
August 11, 2004 - 11:41am
I got one of the first RX-8's from the pre-order program, took delivery 7/15/2003.

I love my RX-8! I have absolutely no complaints.

I've enjoyed it for 27,000 miles now, while you've sat and waited, driving a car that's nowhere near as fun...

Imho, don't walk to the dealership, RUN! BUY! :)

p.s. Green is nice and conservative and stately and all, but I sure like my hot hot hot Lightning Yellow. I think the yellow 8's are much faster. hahaha
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subject:
Add Oil
author:
No Rotor
date:
August 27, 2004 - 6:25pm
I have read a few reviews that you have to add oil every 500 miles or so is this true??? Does the car burn oil???
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subject:
Burning Oil
author:
date:
May 3, 2005 - 5:46pm
Yep, they use oil... remember a rotary is in truth a TWO STROKE engine, in so much as it has "Oil Injection". The oil becomes part of the seal between the apex seals on the rotors, and the rotor housings. This also helps prevent "Scarifying", or scoring of the housings.

For my 2003 RX8, I check my oil every 2nd fuel fill, and top it up around every 6th fill. It takes about half a litre (just over half a US liquid quart) to top it up.

Mark,
Melbourne, Australia.
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subject:
burning oil
author:
date:
October 21, 2006 - 1:06pm
hi,

I have the same problem, i was told that if i use a special japanese oil it will use less and run better.The problem is that i dont know what this special oil is and where to buy it. I live in denmark and drive a 2004 RX8.
help!
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subject:
oil consumption
author:
No Rotor
date:
December 17, 2004 - 4:37pm
I had to check my oil every other fueling. I would say I was putting in 1/4 quart every 500 miles.
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subject:
Oil consumption
author:
No Rotor
date:
September 3, 2004 - 5:59am
Most of us only have to add 1/2 a quart every 1200 miles.
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subject:
OIL CONSUMPTION
author:
date:
March 1, 2005 - 4:50pm
1/2 a quart every 1200 miles is about what i have had to put in my 05 however, the harder you drive the more oil you have to add !! as well as gas!!....but it's such a blast to drive !! zoom zoom !!
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subject:
New RX8 - buyin tomorrow
author:
date:
September 8, 2004 - 3:23am
I just flew in from europe yesterday. Going to buy my new RX8 tomorrow and ship it end of month back to Europe. I haven't found any negative articles on the vehicle. There must be something you have to watch for or be concious of. Anyone had any problems at all??
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subject:
Where in Europe?
author:
No Rotor
date:
October 5, 2004 - 1:49pm
Hi. Where do you live in Europe? I was thinking of doing the same thing for France, but am afraid of all the paperwork I'd have to go through, plus possible changes in the car itself. Any information you can give, also about import duties and VAT, would be appreciated.
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subject:
RX8 in Europe
author:
No Rotor
date:
November 30, 2004 - 8:14am
I live in Germany, near Heidelberg. I pick up my RX8 this Friday in Bremerhaven. I bought the Nordic Green and love it. Put 3000 miles on before shipping in October. I am with the US Government so unless you are as well, the process will be different. I do not pay European taxes, just the shipping and get a waiver from the military. Now I'm looking for the dvd for Europe for the Nav System. The dealer in the states was clueless on how to handle any of this.
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subject:
no problems, just fun
author:
No Rotor
date:
September 8, 2004 - 12:03pm
No problems, no oil to add, no tickets yet, love the car, over 28k miles. Buy with confidence. Drive like h-e-double-hockey-sticks.
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subject:
Green vs Yellow
author:
date:
August 12, 2004 - 11:29am
I had a red sports car several years ago and the tickets to go with it. I wanted something that flew in under the radar!! Of course, over here I'll be able to drive it as fast as it can go. Some areas of the Autobahn do not have speed limits. Can't WAIT!! I didn't see one until I was back in Virginia for training. Had to follow it around the beltway to figure out what it was, then went shopping. Wanted to have time to see how they were going to perform and what the recalls are.
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subject:
Europe
author:
date:
January 22, 2005 - 7:59am
How has the RX8 been to you?
What are doing for service there? Are there dealers who know the car?
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