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FS: 2009 Mazda RX-8 R3 Edition, CERTIFIED, 25000 miles, $19,500, Iowa

blacksheep

Well-known member
EDIT: Price dropped to $19500 - pretty firm on this price! This is close to trade-in price.

Location: Urbandale, Iowa 50323

Contact: PM is best for starters, we can use phone/email after that!

Description:

- 2009 RX-8 R3
- Aurora Blue Mica
- approximately 25000 miles (will not go up as she is sleeping for the winter)

The R3 version was introduced for the 2009 year model. The R3 package adds improved suspension over the base model by adding Bilstein shock absorbers and a foam filled front crossmember to improve rigidity. The R3 also comes with 19-inch BBS-forged aluminum-alloy wheels and high performance tires.

On the exterior, the R3 has a more aggressive front bumper sporting a splitter, lower side sills, and a standard rear spoiler.

In the interior, there is a pair of factory Recaros up front, along with the same 300-watt Bose audio system, Bluetooth, and Mazda advanced keyless entry and start system. The seats are color coordinated with red stitching.

Details: I hate to even sell this car, but I have purchased another gvr4. So, to make space and finances available, the RX-8 has to go.

History: I purchased it in fall 2012. I am the 2nd owner. First owner was in Carnie, Nebraska. He purchased it new, did all the service at the dealer and traded it in for a Mazda3 when he and wife were having a baby. I don't drive it much, I have hardly put 500 miles on it and most of it was drive back to Iowa from Nebraska.

I paid to have Mazda certify the car. They had to put new wiper blades on it to pass and this gives me peace of mind. The certification is transferrable to the new owner. I need to find out what it costs - $100 or less, I believe.

Condition: All in all, it is in excellent condition. But, I am super critical, so I will list stuff here even if its not a big deal. Most won't mention it, but I will so as to be honest.

Engine/Drivertain/suspension: I just had the 25k service down and it checked out great. I did it before winter came and she has not been driven since. No issues here at all. Plus, it is warrantied.

Wheels/Tires: The 1st owner put new hankook V12's on it before he traded it in, so tires will not be needed. The 19" BBS have no curb rash and perfect - nothing to worry about here!

Exterior: I will say excellent for an used car, but has a few rock chips. This cannot be avoided. I can point them out, but its not noticeable. I am sure touch-up can fix it. I hate touch-up paint. I would like to try Dr. Colorchip to fix these, but no time yet to investigate.

Interior: It is great for a used car. The drivers side recaro has some back rest play (about 1/2 inch at the position I place it in) and a little bolster wear on
driver side. The dealer says it needs a new seat rail/frame for the play. I call BS. I purchased an used recaro back and bottom cushion off the forum which is mint and have it stashed in the basement to address the wear and planned on taking it apart and installing to see where this play is coming from. This seat can go with the car for the right price, else I can sell it easily online given how rare and in demand it is.

There is a squeak coming from behind headunit. It annoys me, but is common as others have mentioned it. Just needs some felt tape. You don't hear it with the radio on.

Modifications: There have been none to the car. Now, I have some modifications stashed in the basement I bought but not have put on the car. They are as follows:

1) Swift Mach springs - purchased these from a member here. They are used, but in mint condition for lowering springs.

Again, has been put on. Welcome to inspect car to confirm this. I will sell these modifications with the car for a negotiated price or separately.

Pricing: I would like to get $21000 for the car. Probably asking too much, some may say. But, that is what I owe on it. The title is with a local credit union and will be released upon payment in full. I can get a copy of it etc if you want to obtain a loan.

Pictures: Today was a decent in Iowa. It was very cloudy, but I decided to take pictures. I am not a photoghrapher, so they don't look all professional...

Please let me know if you have any questions, etc. I will help as much as I can. I can work with buyer to have it transported at their expense. Thanks for looking!

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blacksheep

Well-known member
Couple of things to add:

1) I will say that while these cars are not badged, they are considered to be collectible. Here is what I was able to find from Mazda:

Upon conducting some internal research here at Mazda North American Operations, I was able to produce the following information regarding Mazda RX-8 R3 production volume.

- 2009MY = 555 units
- 2010MY = 263 units
- 2011MY = 132 units

Jay Leno has one, I believe.

2) The Series 2 Mazda RX8's from 2009+ was re-done and addressed a lot of issues with the Renesis engine. They are way more reliable than the 2004-2005 engines.

Anyways, probably a long shot selling it here, but tell errbody! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
 

blacksheep

Well-known member
" I hate to even sell this car, but I have purchased another gvr4. So, to make space and finances available, the RX-8 has to go. "

Its for the greater good of a gvr4...
 

3rdstrikedsm

Well-known member
Quoting Hksvr4:
Already!


This! Gvr4 hmmm... what do we have planed? The rx8 is clean and I would think there is a buyer for one out there without any issue as the scca guys usually eat these up /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
 

JNR

Well-known member
You must have a very understanding wife /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif always thought those were neat, although funky, cars and this one looks real clean.
 

4orced4door

Moderator
Quoting blacksheep:
I have posted pics....Hope they are adequete



I think you and I are the only people who put this many pictures in a car for sale ad. I think they will suffice. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bowrofl.gif Still wish I could get it.

Quote:
I paid to have Mazda certify the car. They had to put new wiper blades on it to pass and this gives me peace of mind.



Can't tell if serious...
 
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blacksheep

Well-known member
LOL, I meant the certification part providing peace of mind, not the wiper blades... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/rofl.gif
 

MellowVR4

Well-known member
not a whole lot of leg room in the back, i dont even know why they would put back seats on cars like that, unless your < then 5ft tall. Sweet looking car tho GLWS
 

JB

Well-known member
Man i wanted those wheels... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif
 

KT

Well-known member
Quoting MellowVR4:
not a whole lot of leg room in the back, i dont even know why they would put back seats on cars like that, unless your < then 5ft tall. Sweet looking car tho GLWS



Not everybody has legs...hater!
 

blacksheep

Well-known member
Quoting jertech:
Glws. And let me just say you have a badass camara. Beautiful pics



Thanks, I do have a nice camera. I just don't know how to use it... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif I am sure if someone else with skills had taken these pics, it would look waaay better! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
 

blacksheep

Well-known member
Quoting jertech:
Glws. And let me just say you have a badass camara. Beautiful pics



/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/rofl.gif I am 6ft 2". So, no room behind my seat, thats for sure.
 

theevozero

Well-known member
I got the opportunity to drive one of these at my old job. They were a lot of fun to take around turns. It has a considerable amount of grip and agility, not fast by any means, but still fun.
 

curtis

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