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Mazda RX-8 (231ps) 4d (2004/53)

Mazda RX-8 (231ps) 4d (2004/53) - Owner Review

When pushed hard the back end tends to wander
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Mazda RX-8 (03-10)

Value

5 out of 5

The car is very good value for money, but i have the exterior fins refitted 3 times now due to corrosion problems

Costs

5 out of 5

Service cots are very low at £ 109 for the 1st service, but checking the oil is a real pain

Driving

4 out of 5

When pushed hard the back end tends to wander

Performance

4 out of 5

I've had faster cars, but certainly not in this price range. Do not under any circumstances fold the engine. I took 3 hours and a very good mechanic to get us running after it was mis-started by valet parking

Reliability

5 out of 5

21,000 miles so far and no real problems.

Image

5 out of 5

She still turns heads

Comfort

5 out of 5

I'm 6'1"" and i have no problems and i've not had any complaints from my passengers

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Insurance group: 30

Security

5 out of 5

It does the job, no break-ins, yet

Service

1 out of 5

The Mazda dealers have a lot to learn about customer service

Problems

Bodywork
The Mica paint chips very easily and don't go for the exterior extra fins as they corrode quickly. I have had mine replaced several times and they still look awful.

Engine
Thirsty at 20mph on average and the continuos checking and filling of oil is tedious. Mazda could have used a bigger oilbox!

Gearbox
I had a few minor problems with the gearbox, not sure if its me or the gearbox. Time will tell

Other
The rust in and around the wheel hubs is a real downer when you look at the car. Mazda head office that this is normal!

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
Yes

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
No