Used Mazda RX-8 (2003 - 2010) Buying & Selling

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 14 Nov 2013
Mazda isn't afraid to do things differently - as the RX-8 proves. It breaks traditional coupe convention by having two rear-hinged doors to make access to the back easier plus it's powered by a unique rotary engine.

4 out of 5

Buying used

Although there were several scare stories about the RX-8's thirst for oil, this shouldn't put potential buyers off - however a full service history is essential on any car. The lower output car may not quite have the straight-line acceleration of the more powerful model but it still delivers enough pace for most and is cheaper to buy.

See 5 used Mazda RX-8s for sale, starting at £1,290

3 out of 5


The RX-8 shouldn't be difficult to sell but it's high emissions and thirsty nature may put some potential buyers off. It's an enjoyable car to drive though and is fairly practical too so it's worth emphasising these points when selling. The driver-focused PZ will appeal to enthusiasts and will command a slight premium over the standard car.