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Mazda RX-8 (231ps) 4d (2003/53)

Mazda RX-8 (231ps) 4d (2003/53) - Owner Review

4 door decent space and boot.

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Review submitted by
Stephen Zarczynski on

Mazda RX-8 (03-10)


3 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Mid life crisis.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

Would you buy this car again and why?
Definately not, cons outweigh the pros, very expensive to run, 20-22mpg average worse if you use the performance a lot,even driven for best economy no better than 25mpg. You also have to consider the engine design uses oil continuously and it's expensive synthetic that must be used.

What are you likely to buy next?
Already bought a Skoda Fabia VRS. In real world driving it's faster than the RX8 in all but max speed,particularly up hills and it does 50+ mpg.

Buying experience

3 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
May 2009

Did you get a good deal and why?

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Always fancied one.

What was the dealer like?

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Excellent to drive,very quick but does not like hills as it lacks torque. Slick gearbox and smooth controls.

What's it like to park?
Quite a big car so fairly big gaps needed.

Living with it

2 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?

What's most practical about your car?
4 door decent space and boot.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Automatic Climate control.

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