2011 Mazda RX-8

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the ultimate car by ak-47 from alaska on 04/03/2012. Trim: 2011 Mazda RX-8 Sport, Owned 2 years.
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Pros: everything
Cons: nothing
Overall review: perfect
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For the purist in all of us... by Jimmy on 10/06/2012. Trim: 2011 Mazda RX-8 Grand Touring, Owned 1 year.
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Pros: This is one of the last rear driven, affordable sports cars for the pure driving enthusiast. As cars become more bloated with weight, electronics, bells and whistles, Mazda focuses on allowing the driver to become one with the road. I own a 2011 Grand Touring edition and this vehicle is nothing but exhilarating to drive. With a very competitive sport compact market, you might find a sports car with more impressive stats and fuel economy, but you will definitely NOT get the refinement provided in this beautiful car; not to mention the harmonious purr of the 1.3 liter 2-rotor engine. Aftermarket upgrades will make this car competitive with more expensive cars, but why mess with perfection?
Cons: Nothing
Overall review: Unfortunately Mazda has stopped production of the Rx-8, but the heart and soul lives on with their final revision known as the Spirit R. I commend and respect a company that continuously innovates and truly believes in their product. As an automaker standing alone, without the support from Ford (bad decision Ford), Mazda continues to build quality products which translates not only into the Rx-8, but ALL of its driver-centered vehicles. I lament the passing of the Rx-8 into the history books but I look forward to its much anticipated successor (you know which one I'm talking about). With the Skyactiv-rotary engine on the horizon, the Rx-9 will not only be an amazing car, it will continue the tradition of amazing vehicles coming from an amazing company.
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My Cheatin' Heart by 98056 on 07/27/2012. Trim: 2011 Mazda RX-8 Sport, Owned 1 year.
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Pros: Quirky but fun styling. Incredibly smooth power. Lots of top end. Corners like a running wolf.
Cons: Spends more time in the shop than anything I've ever owned. Gas mileage is more like gas footage. When it goes wrong, nobody knows how to fix it and the dealerships aren't up to the job.
Overall review: Owning an RX8 is like being married to a beautiful but wayward woman You keep saying you'll take it back one more time And just when you get ready to trust it again Bang! She's back in the shop spending your money dating the mechanic
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nice car by james, atlanta on 07/22/2012. Trim: 2011 Mazda RX-8, Owned 1 year.
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Pros: Very nice car. Well made. Responsive.
Cons: I little sluggish, but other than that, very nice.
Overall review: I would recommend it
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Awesome Driver! by Joe from Boston on 07/09/2012. Trim: 2011 Mazda RX-8 Sport, Owned 1 year.
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Pros: Quick acceleration. Ride is civilized for a call this low to the ground. Extremely tight handling in the corners.
Cons: Not the greatest on gas. For a 1.3L it turns out about 20 mpg combined. But don't forget the car revs high so this is to be expected.
Overall review: Car handles like a dream. I have owned the car for 1 year and live in New England. Handled well even in the snow with snow tires.
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