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Mazda RX-8 (231ps) 4d (2006/56)

Mazda RX-8 (231ps) 4d (2006/56) - Owner Review

It is a very comfortable car to drive, but you would need to be an experienced driver to manage its power.
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Review submitted by
Elisa Cioffi on

Mazda RX-8 (03-10)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I like to beat people and stay in front, but actually, I am not that person really. Love the fact that I can act the part in the car though!

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They love it and want to drive it.

Would you buy this car again and why?
No, because of its fuel consumption and the need to check the oil so regularly.

What are you likely to buy next?
Not sure. I want a smaller car with some poke. Am thinking about a mini, but not wedded to that idea. I want to reduce my petrol bills and insurance costs- times of austerity and all that...

Buying experience

3 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchised

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£10,000

When did you buy the car?
April 2011

Did you get a good deal and why?
Deal was fair as part of trade in for my Mazda mx5. At the time, hate rx8 was holding it's price.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
I wanted a sports car that was fast but safe and had four seats.

What was the dealer like?
Friendly and chatty. Seemed to want to help me get the car I wanted.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Very quick, wonderful engine. Great for long and short journeys as is very comfortable to drive. Leather heated seats help. It's powerful engine means that you can do jouneys quicker and it can beat most other cars on the road.

What's it like to park?
Quite easy, but you have to get used to the vision at the back of the car. Also, there are no back windscreen wipers which can be a hassle sometimes, but not often.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Touch wood, I have not had any problems with it whatsoever.

What's most practical about your car?
It is a very comfortable car to drive, but you would need to be an experienced driver to manage its power.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Heated leather seats. Great sound system. Easy to drive stearing.

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