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The pandemic has many many downsides, but at least it has driven down the prices of cars for all us window internet shoppers. Of course, it is also a tremendously crappy time to have to sell a car to make ends meet, so my heart goes out to many of the private sellers here. But let’s just enjoy some of these amazing deals to take our minds off the present situation.

Mazda RX7s

1982 Project - $1,500

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This guy clearly has no interest in this car other than getting it gone. It actually seems pretty good, with a straight body and clean interior, but the seller just doesn’t know the first thing about this gem, as is evident in his description:

Project car. What does that mean? It means it needs work. No I don’t know if it runs but the motor is there. That’s why it is listed as a project. You repair or replace whatever it needs. Sold as is where is with a BOS.FIRM, FIRM,Firm.

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There used to be a blue RX7 project for sale near me that was a little more expensive but in much better condition, which I had planned on including until I couldn’t find the ad.

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Mazda RX8s - Name Your Price

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2004 - $3,000 and 120k miles

This is being sold by a dealer unfortunately but it really looks clean all around. They blame the cheap price on “Corona Clearance,” so maybe they are just desperate to move a hard to sell car. That piece of trim in the passenger seat is worrying, though I’ve known dealer-bought cars to have non-matching pieces of trim in the trunk for no good reason.

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EDIT: The apex seals are gone on this but I didn’t read the description. This is a CP.

Man that interior really reminds me of my brother’s old V6 Mazda Mazda6. The smell. The plastic. The crappy cheap interior as a whole. That was a fun car until the timing chain went on the interference engine.

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2009 - $4,200 and 100,000 miles

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Despite the crappy photos this example is more promising. It’s a private seller who has driven it for two years and provides a list of things that have been fixed and a short list of things that need to be addressed.

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2011 - $6,900 and 80,000 Miles

This slightly lower mileage example makes you appreciate the ones listed above. This seller doesn’t know how to work a camera at all.

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2004 - $2,500 and 120,000 miles

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This may be the cheapest RX8 here but I don’t think it is the worst. From what little we see of the car it appears to be in great condition for what-the-heck money.

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I may be dreaming of rotaries but I think my next car will either be a Cooper S or a Miata. I just couldn’t foot the bill if these went wrong, and the apex seals have got to be going on most of these. I am just surprised there are this many for sale right now.

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