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Mazda RX-8 (231ps) 4d (2006/06)

Mazda RX-8 (231ps) 4d (2006/06) - Owner Review

A 4 door coupe with a large boot
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Review submitted by
Neil Jones on

Mazda RX-8 (03-10)

Summary

3 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Different, not a sheep

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Love it but wouldn't want to own one due to the costs

Would you buy this car again and why?
No, for an average of 18mpg at best and £435 tax I would want something more powerful. However well the RX8 handles, driving on normal UK roads this car is underpowered, with similar acceleration to a Type R or Clio 182. For the cost, that's not good enough

What are you likely to buy next?
BMW 330d

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£11,500

When did you buy the car?
June 2008

Did you get a good deal and why?
Decent part ex, Jag dealer was looking to get rid of the RX8

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
-

What was the dealer like?
Excellent

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Superb handling once i'd changed the original tyres. However vastly underpowered in a straight line

What's it like to park?
Easy

Living with it

3 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Nothing at all

What's most practical about your car?
A 4 door coupe with a large boot

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
-

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