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Lets face it, the factory scheduled maintenance listed for most cars is loaded with items that don't actually have much bearing on day to day life, or are inspection items that the dealer will probably try to upcharge you on for more work, that you may or may not actually need. In this respect, the RX-8 isn't much different. HOWEVER, there is indeed a set of maintenance items that are critical, and not all of them are listed in the factory's schedule, or if they are, aren't frequent enough.
Every item on the following list is very important. Either because it fails regularly, or a failure will result in significant cascading damage, costly repairs, or danger to life and limb. This list is RX-8 specific, though many sports cars will share much of this list.
Again, this isn't a dealer's maintenance list that is filled with questionable fluff. Every single one of these items is something that typically fails in that mileage range, and for each item, if it fails it will either A) strand you, or B) cause significant and costly additional damage.