2009 Mazda RX-8 R3 – Click above for high-res image gallery Hard as it may be to believe, the word "hummer" didn't always bring up visions of obnoxious, polarizing SUVs. In fact, there was a time not so very long ago that uttering that word evoked something entirely different, namely…

2011 Mazda RX-8 - 4dr Coupe (Sport)
4dr Coupe (Sport)
1.3L Rotary
16 City / 22 HWY
2011 Mazda RX-8 - 4dr Coupe (Grand Touring)
4dr Coupe (Grand Touring)
1.3L Rotary
16 City / 22 HWY
2011 Mazda RX-8 - 4dr Coupe (R3)
4dr Coupe (R3)
1.3L Rotary
16 City / 22 HWY
Autoblog sell-it-yourself highlight: 2005 Mazda RX-8

It was the (totally unexpected) return of the rotary engine, and represented – at least numerically – the natural evolution of Mazda's iconic RX-7.
Mazda has no plans for an RX-9, despite ongoing rotary development

CEO says "no" to a sports car larger than the Miata.

The stunning Mazda RX-Vision Concept appears to be just a tease.
Junkyard Gem: 2004 Mazda RX-8

Used-up examples of the RX-8 are just now appearing in u-pull-it yards.

BMW Z3s, Audi TTs, and Mazda RX-8s are beginning to show up at self-service wrecking yards. Here's an example of the Mazda.

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2009 Mazda RX-8
$7,995 / 102,500 miles / CA
2008 Mazda RX-8
$10,779 / 94,193 miles / CA
2007 Mazda RX-8
$8,995 / 108,362 miles / CA
Scion FR-S pitted against oldtimers RX-8 and S2000

There are very few vehicles available today that compare directly with the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ twins. A case could be made for the Mazda MX-5 Miata, and possibly even six-cylinder versions of American coupes like the Ford Mustang. Pretty much everything else is either too expensive or is powered by the wrong set of wheels.
Mazda recalls 374,500 vehicles because of Takata inflators

Mazda recalls 374,500 total examples of the Mazda6, Mazdaspeed6, and RX-8 in the US to replace their passenger side Takata airbags that could rupture in an accident.
Mazda announces Takata expansion in US to 472k vehicles [UPDATE]

Mazda is recalling over 472,000 vehicles in the US, with an expansion of its Takata airbag inflator recall. The models affected include the Mazda6, RX-8, Mazdaspeed6 and B-Series pickup.
Mazda expands scope of vehicles affected by Takata airbag recall to 330k

Earlier this week a Reuters report indicated that Mazda was considering a nationwide expansion of its recall for vehicles equipped with Takata airbag inflators. The company has now confirmed said expansion, with the vehicle count jumping from 86,770 to 330,000 affected in the US.

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