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

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

4 doors, good space in the rear seats and boot.
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Review submitted by
Jonathan Simpson on

Mazda RX-8 (03-10)

Summary

2 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
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What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
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Would you buy this car again and why?
No, only if a new engine was fitted or a rebuild done. You never know how it's been treated as it's essential for the lifespan of the rotary engine. Annoying to have to keep checking oil regularly. Fuel consumption is awful, far worse than Mazda advertise. Watching the petrol level go down can almost make you cry. Never buy a used one that does not have full Mazda service history. You may ending up buying one that has been filled with the wrong engine oil which ruins the engine.

What are you likely to buy next?
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Buying experience

1 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£3,000

When did you buy the car?
December 2010

Did you get a good deal and why?
No, because the car was sold in an unacceptable condition unknown to me.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Love the looks and practicality of 4 doors.

What was the dealer like?
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Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Great when you get the revs up. Stutters along at low revs in a traffic jam. Steering pulled to the left

What's it like to park?
Ok, no problems, view is a bit restricted when reversing.

Living with it

1 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Yes, needs an engine re-build as the engine's compression was extremely low. Will start fine from cold but will stall and not restart once the engine has warmed up.

What's most practical about your car?
4 doors, good space in the rear seats and boot.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
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