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Hi from Melbourne

Post by mikekang89 » Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:31 pm

Hello. Name is Mike.

Been a Honda fan for too long. Always appreciated the fc fd and rx8. (Back in the initial d days) haha.

Looking at getting one hopefully by this month if the right one comes up.

So many available on carsales so im taking my time looking.

New to the rotary scene. Only read about the cars and watched vids online but never driven one in person (soon to change ).

I would like peoples opinion on 3 things im abit confused about.

1. Lets say both cars are similar condition. Blue rx8 is 2005 with 70kms and black rx8 is 2008 with 100kms. Which would you get? Why?

2. Anyone know any good rotary mechanics i can take for inspections? I live in Melbourne 3004. I normally took my honda to a honda dealership for servicing.

3. Does the same apply for rotary and go to Mazda or would you go to your local specialised mechanic?

Sorry for the noob questions. Im sure you have had to answer these alot....i did read the faq and "i want to buy a rx8 thread" very helpful

Thank you for your time and help!

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Re: Hi from Melbourne

Post by mikekang89 » Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:33 pm

Sorry one more question.

I can drive manual and automatic.

Are the autos just as good as the manuals mechanically and reliability wise? Or vice versa? Sorry...and thanks

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Post by zoom » Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:52 am

1. Depends how well it's been looked after, compression level, etc but I would alway recommend a Series 2 over a Series 1.

2. Brighton Mazda have good rotary mechanics, else it's Tim in Frankston or Jurgin in Sunshine.

3. You'll pay more at dealer than rotary specialist but not all dealers have a good knowledge on rotary's.

4. If you're going to buy an auto make it a 6port, 6 speed. Not the 4 port, 4 speed.

Hope that helps.

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Post by mikekang89 » Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:47 am

Hey Andrew thanks alot for your reply.

Been reading alot and yes realised s2 is the favourite. Not sure if my budget allows. Have about 15k to spend. I have about 7k spare but would like to hold onto that incase for engine rebuild or whatever down the future.

Will do some more shopping and research.

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Re: Hi from Melbourne

Post by tim33h » Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:52 am

Buy Kev13Bs car, it's for sale, well looked after and a member on this forum

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Post by mikekang89 » Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:07 am

Yeah im considering looking for sellers on here but have to sell my car first. Hopefully next week!

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Post by zoom » Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:14 pm

A 2009/2010 SII you should be able to get for 15-18k. Personally, take some of your 7k to get a newer, better condition car and as soon as you get it, start saving again.
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Re: Hi from Melbourne

Post by Kev13B » Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:12 pm

tim33h wrote:Buy Kev13Bs car, it's for sale, well looked after and a member on this forum
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Send me a pm if you interested and i'll send you some details
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Re: Hi from Melbourne

Post by mikekang89 » Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:24 pm

Ill PM you after I sell. Hopefully itll still be available.

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Post by mikekang89 » Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:11 pm

Sweet thanks!

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Re: Hi from Melbourne

Post by sinkas » Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:00 am

I think you should really dive one before wasting time researching them
particularly if you were driving a fast modded car,
a stock rx8 might be not quite as quick as you hoped
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Post by mikekang89 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:34 pm

sinkas wrote:I think you should really dive one before wasting time researching them
particularly if you were driving a fast modded car,
a stock rx8 might be not quite as quick as you hoped
I test drove one the other day. It was nice....loved the sun roof. My modded fn2 pulled 144kw at the wheels with a custom tune. Bit disappointing but i guess its expected with 4cycl NA engine.

Theres alot of low KMs series 1 and high KMs series 2. Its better to go series 2?

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Post by Kev13B » Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:22 pm

If you plan on modding it, series ones are better as after market/used parts are way easier to get a hold of.

S2 is more reliable. Things like the starter motor and re routing the oil overflow can be done to the s1.

If your not going to mod it, look for a s2 GT then have a better suspension set up and recaro seats.

Make sure you get a compression test before buying, and go with the one that has a healthy engine and good service history.
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