Used Mazda RX-8 (2003 - 2010) Equipment

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 14 Nov 2013
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Mazda isn't afraid to do things differently - as the RX-8 proves. It breaks traditional coupe convention by having two rear-hinged doors to make access to the back easier plus it's powered by a unique rotary engine.

4.5 out of 5

Equipment

The level of standard equipment is impressive and even in the cheaper of the two models you'll get a Bose sound system with a CD autochanger. High-power versions have xenon headlights while leather seats and metallic paint are optional extras along with sat-nav. The PZ model adds lowered suspension, new suspension springs and dampers, a rear wing, bespoke OZ alloy wheels and is available in either metallic dark grey or solid black.

The facelifted R3 model is fitted with more than a dozen items of equipment not previously available on an RX-8. These include new Recaro sports front seats, a tachometer that has a variable red-zone that rises as the engine comes to operating temperature, an instrument cluster with a newly developed colours to help minimise eye strain, plus a new-style steering wheel.

In addition to the sports styling pack and larger 19-inch alloy wheels, every R3 comes with cruise control, light-sensing xenon headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, an integrated Bluetooth system and special R3-badged carpet mats. A six CD changer and an auxiliary input for MP3 players/iPods are also standard.

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  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control
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