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A Mazda RX-8 Review By The Aspiring Journalist by Kyle from Virginia on 03/09/2008. Trim: 2008 Mazda RX-8 Grand Touring, Owned 1 year.
Pros: The Mazda RX-8 is a great car to drive, it is civilized and extremely comfortable when you are moving with traffic and yet when you are alone and you happen to have the temptation to see what the car will do, it is one of the easiest cars to drive fast. It is so forgiving around corners and it almost begs you to take it to its limits. The Mazda RX-8 has near perfect performance. The car's styling is unique to its own. You will never mistake it for another car, the interior on the other hand is one of the defining parts of the car. The red and black two-tone lether seats are very sporty and the bolsters on the sides of the seats make you sit strait up and pay attention to the road.
Cons: The RX-8 has only a couple of faults. One of which is the fact that, because it has a rotary engine, it is not one of the torquiest cars. Secondly, the oil consumption is astronomical, partly due to the fact that it is... a rotary.
Overall review: Over all, the Mazda RX-8 is a comfortable and dependable as well as sporty. If you own one I'm sure you would agree with me, and if you don't own one, you should maybe look at buying one sometime in the future. This car has got to be in my top 5 favorite cars of all time, mainly due to the fact that it is affordable, extremely stylish, and easy to drive. If you happen to be a car lover and like sport cars and are not able to afford Ferraris or Lamborghinis then this car is right up your alley. Thats what I did, and I think it's great.
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WARNING!!! by TOOTHCLEANER00 on 03/30/2012.
Pros: DO NOT BUY THIS CAR!!! MAY 2011 THE CAR CAUGHT FIRE WITH MY BROTHER IN IT!!!! HE SUFFERED 2ND AND 3RD DEGREE BURNS!!!! HE WAS ALMOST KILLED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5 SURGERIES LATER, HE STILL NEEDS MORE!!!!!
Cons: DO NOT BUY THIS CAR!!! MAY 2011 THE CAR CAUGHT FIRE WITH MY BROTHER IN IT!!!! HE SUFFERED 2ND AND 3RD DEGREE BURNS!!!! HE WAS ALMOST KILLED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5 SURGERIES LATER, HE STILL NEEDS MORE!!!!!
Overall review: DO NOT BUY THIS CAR!!! MY BROTHER WAS ALMOST KILLED IN IT!!!!
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Fastest Family Car by vchiu28 on 09/03/2009. Trim: 2008 Mazda RX-8 40th Anniversary Edition, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: All forms are functional in this car. All features are easily accessible. I especially like the sun glass holder. The build in garage remote is awsome!
Cons: One tank of gas cost $60 CAD - it only goes 300km. That an average of 0.2 cad/km. Enough said. I imported this vehicle into Canada. Getting the dealership to provide service to me was harder than I thought. Ultimately, after lots of negotiations I did get the service I required.
Overall review: So far so good.... Lets hope this car is good for the long run. It is a load of fun to drive. You can also pass every car on the road if you wish, just don't take it to a real race. Think of it as one of the ultimate family car!
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Sweet... by An MSN Autos Consumer on 03/18/2009. Trim: 2008 Mazda RX-8 Sport, Owned 2 years.
Pros: Great handling, unbelievable power
Cons: The tires put on the car are only for fair weather
Overall review: Love it
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not the greatest sports car by like to drive on 03/18/2009. Trim: 2008 Mazda RX-8 Sport, Owned 1 year.
Cons: gas SUCKS...Idon't know where they get that EPA milage sticker, but on a good day with a tail wind going down the highway, I might get 15 mpg. around town romping on it having fun driving the car the way you should...12 mpg!!! oh yeah and it burns oil.
Overall review: nice but i got rid of it in 6 months. off the line its fast, and yes it can handle. but you can't race anyone on the freeway. cause its got no toruqe. don't get me wrong its still fast. but you definitely ain't dusting anybody. a true sports car with 300Hp and over 250 toruqe will anialate the Rx8 on the freeway. thats why I got rid of it. once you get on to a open road, it can't keep up. its doesn't have enough hp and toruqe.
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