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New here and looking for my first rotary. Ideally after a black PZ, so if anyone knows of a good one going let me know!

I’m no stranger to Mazdas as I daily a 2021 2.0 MX5 and I’ve owned and/or raced several mk1, mk2 and mk3 MX5s.

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Hi Nick & :welcome: to the RX-8OC :thumleft:

:arrow2: :arrow2: :arrow2: :arrow2: Please place your location in your profile, so as we are then able to help you, if need be =D>

Please check out the EVENTS SECTION's for anything coming up soon in your area :thumleft:

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Hi and :welcome: Nick :D You've probably looked here already viewforum.php?f=145 (no black PZs in there, but I'll assume you're not writing off good alternatives).
Good luck with finding what you want anyway :thumleft:
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Horney wrote:
Thu Jul 28, 2022 12:10 am
New here and looking for my first rotary. Ideally after a black PZ, so if anyone knows of a good one going let me know!

I’m no stranger to Mazdas as I daily a 2021 2.0 MX5 and I’ve owned and/or raced several mk1, mk2 and mk3 MX5s.

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Hi Nick,

You have come to the right place. Please consider joining as a full member for access to all areas and the massive amount of club knowledge and benefits such as the Workshop manuals if you intend to maintain yourself.

There is a good what to look for topic to aid in viewing on here, aswell as good info like oil 101. Plus our spin doctors are always happy to help.

Im not aware of any PZ in black but there is a couple of black R3s currently fairly priced. Again there is a thread on all the uprated elements of an R3. It was not just a facelift and if your budget allows would be a good option

Good luck with the search. Hope to see you in one and a member soon.

Regards,

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Cheers for the welcome peeps and I've added my location.
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:welcome: Hi Nick and welcome to the WWW, Whacky World of the Wankel :lol:

I too would suggest you also don't discount an R3 as the number of PZ's is dwindling. I don't own an R3, but having experienced several on track and I was impressed with the the suspension and handling wrt a stock S1. Add in the engine and many other enhancements, plus it's a younger car, it's worth thinking about.
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Hi Nick, it's nice to see you've made it here from my last Instagram post! I just made a post about mine yesterday so feel free to drop any questions about it there: viewtopic.php?f=104&t=85661

There are a few PZ's in black on AutoTrader currently so feel free to ask any questions here too, rust is the biggest issue with these cars now imo:
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Facebook marketplace looks to have some PZ's too but it's probably worth trying a few search terms of your own as I find it a bit of a horror show to navigate!

PS, nice R53 - Charlotte has an R52 S and they are great fun (although not the best to work on 😂)
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The cheapest one of those PZs is 30 mins from me, but it seems expensive for the mileage with no mention of an specilist hsitory or a recent compression test.

I'll have a look on Marketplace, I agree it has about the worst search function ever invented.

As for R3s, don't shoot me, not a fan of the looks. I do appreciate they are probably a better car out of the box though.
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Horney wrote:
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The cheapes one of those PZs is 30 mins from me, but it seems expensive for the mileage with no mention of an specilist hsitory or a recent compression test.

I'll have a look on Marketplace, I agree it has about the worst search function ever invented.

As for R3s, don't shoot me, not a fan of the looks. I do appreciate they are probably a better car out of the box though.
What probably concerns me more is the multiple mentions of rust on the MOT's, it did take me a couple of months to find mine but it was worth the wait (more of a 'bargain' project than ready to go though 😂)
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Having owned plenty of MX5s I know about rust. A lot of these era Mazdas get advisories for it when it's just the subframes and arms goign brown and flakey. Until you get underneath them and get tapping with rust finder you never really know.

I had a 2006 2.0 Sport MX5 I bought that had a good MOT history. It was cheap and I bought it unseen based off someone elses assesment. When I got it up on a ramp after getting it home it was a scrapper. The boot floor an sills were like cheese and all the engine bay hard pipes looked close to being dead as well. Luckily broke it for more than I paid for it.

I see Enjoyable Cars get a good rep on here, they're about 10 mins from where I work.
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Not a PZ but this one looks good value. https://www.enjoyablecars.net/cars-for- ... a-rx-8-231
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SHould add some pics of my fleet.

The Cinquecento aka The Slug

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My Y Reg MINI Cooper (Super rare launch car)

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And the track car that's up for sale to be replaced by the RX8

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Horney wrote:
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Not a PZ but this one looks good value. https://www.enjoyablecars.net/cars-for- ... a-rx-8-231
Its one of the club members Company. NickP...... Im sure he will assist you if you like that one.
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you being in Hampshire, your nearest specialists will Probably be Tim at RX motors in Salisbury (i can personally recommend him and he does sometimes have cars for sale) and Hayward rotary
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I thought Hayward Rotary had gone?

Good to know there's a specialist in Salisbury.
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Horney wrote:
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I thought Hayward Rotary had gone?

Good to know there's a specialist in Salisbury.
tbh i don't know about Haywards, i thought they had moved.

i know there was a guy who used to float between Tim and Carl but that was all the way back in 2018 when i took my old rex to Tim's
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DrewR3 wrote:
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Horney wrote:
Thu Jul 28, 2022 1:16 pm
Not a PZ but this one looks good value. https://www.enjoyablecars.net/cars-for- ... a-rx-8-231
Its one of the club members Company. NickP...... Im sure he will assist you if you like that one.
I’ve arranged to go and see this one on Thursday.
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See you Thursday Nick 👍
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Bought it. Thanks Nick and Rob for about the easiest car purchase ever!
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Lemon wrote:
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I thought Hayward Rotary had gone?

Good to know there's a specialist in Salisbury.
tbh i don't know about Haywards, i thought they had moved.

i know there was a guy who used to float between Tim and Carl but that was all the way back in 2018 when i took my old rex to Tim's
Ian is the guy who floats between Tim and Carl still these days and Carl can be found behind The Podium in Newbury.
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Horney wrote:
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Bought it. Thanks Nick and Rob for about the easiest car purchase ever!
Glad we could help, looking forward to the updates on here and P/Heads.
Thanks for your assistance when the MX-5 failed to proceed also :lol:
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No probs, glad it was just the fuse. That MX5 is a riot to be in.
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