Written on: 09/10/2012
I own one too...2004 1.3 etc etc....it's a spectacular car...at the price you can buy it it's relly the most cheapest sports car in the europe.it has quite some power..in consumes as well...but for a rotary engine that is unique it's adorable.I have a saying : "if you can buy it, afford it won't be any problem" :) The bad thing is that the cooling sistem inside as by stock car is a failure because the air doesn't arrive where it should be because all that capsulation,and so as I as many did... (read more)
Written on: 07/05/2012 by rayhart1
I have a family car and a fun car. The RX-8 R3 is my current fun car, but my children love it so much that it spends more time on the road than I planned for! Bad points - fuel consumption is an issue, but consider the low second hand purchase price and no need for cambelt changes. Road tax is the highest and insurance needs shopping around for. Low torque at low revs means that it is no dragster, although she don't half go when you use the 4,000 to 9,000 RPM band. Good points -... (read more)
Written on: 13/03/2011
THESE VEHICLES ARE AWESOME, RAN THE CAR AS A COMPANY CAR BUT THE FUEL BILL GOT THE BETTER OF ME, PERFORMANCE WISE ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC, BEST ACHIEVED WAS 26 MPG ON A RUN AND 17 MPG ROUND TOWN. I HAD THE PZ VERSION WHICH HAD A FEW LITTLE EXTRA'S LOVED THE CAR, CANNOT THINK OF ANY FAULTS DDURING THE SHORT TIME I OWNED IT. (read more)
Written on: 06/05/2010 by markdb (1 review written)
Had my much loved RX8 for 4 years. Ran ok for the first year but started to have problems starting the engine after stopping. Mazda recalled all RX8's to change the program on fuel intake. This seemed to make the problem worse and now if we pop into THE Asda, You have to wait for approx one hour before it will restart. I have a few rust marks on the boot lid and inside the door frame. This car has all extras and will be going on sale soon for a mere £3000 Please let me know if you want it.... (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2008 by kalett
There isnt much more one could ask for in a car! BEAUTY! - Handles like a dream! This is my first car and I dont think I could have inducted my way into the motor world in a better way! (read more)
Written on: 23/07/2008 by curtishold69 (1 review written)
I have had this car for just 4 days and I am completely and utterly in love with it!i traded it in for my Mini Cooper S and thanks to the current fuel price picked an 06 plate with 15000 miles for just £9800! THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION THE MOST CAR FOR THE LEAST DOSH currently available!
It looks amazing!
where as the more expensive nissan 350Z/audi TT's look like beefed up VW beetle with the high roofs, symmetrical ends and semi circle curves - this is a japanese mustang!
It has so... (read more)
Written on: 07/06/2008 by marcos (3 reviews written)
I owned a Skoda Octavia VRS for 6 years and 95,000 miles and loved every moment of it. Before that I had a Ford Puma, which I thought was the perfectly handling FWD sports coupe.
When the time came to bid farewell to the Skoda I wanted something faster, stylish but still fairly practical (I have a 15 year old daughter and 11 year old son).
I toyed with the idea of a BMW M3 (the later 6 cylinder model), but was put off by high insurance and servicing costs. The only other cars that had taken... (read more)
Written on: 23/12/2007 by yiggy (2 reviews written)
Where to begin folks...
I have several cars and bikes in my collection and i'll list them all for you here as it is all relevant. I currently own a mark 1 Golf GTi, a BMW E30 320i, Mazda RX8 (of course), Ferrari 355 Spider, Maserati 4200 which I keep in Spain, Honda CBR 600 Fi, Honda Goldwing and I've just purchased a Rolls Royce Drophead Coupe. Which one do I use on a daily basis because of its practicallity and excellent build quality, fantastic stereo system from BOSE, satnav, climate... (read more)
Written on: 18/08/2006 by John Thompson (37 reviews written)
RX owners all moan about fuel consumption, and rightly so, BUT there is a flip side to the overall ownership costs before you get too worried!
Firstly, look at the initial purchase price. When you consider the RX has exclusive looks (Unlike say, a BMW 3 series, which is a fine fine car, but a bit ubiquitous) awesome on road ability combined with turbine like smoothness and everyday practicality, it's downright cheap and you would have to spend over £30-35K to find any serious... (read more)
Written on: 14/07/2006 by yinmorrison (1 review written)
I still have a BMW 323 and it was snappy but the Mazda RX8 is extremely fast especially from about 60 on up although I was a bit surprised when an S2000 went past me on the A1m whilst we were both accelerating. The sound system is excellent and I have not used too much oil yet however I tend to use the oil gauge as a check which may or may not be the best way. (read more)
Written on: 17/06/2006 by mdmliberty (1 review written)
I must say this Mazda RX-8 is the finest car I have owned in it's class. The car not only looks swift and agile standing still it is. Handling and cornering are it's highest qualities. The six-speed transmission is in my opinion is by far the way to go. The feeling of shifting up and down trough gears is enough to put a smile on my face. The feeling of accelerating through thrid gear into fourth hearing the engine rev up the engine always wanting to give more and more. This car was made to... (read more)
Written on: 01/06/2006 by peterandchris (1 review written)
The Mazda RX-8 is still stunning and still offers excellent value for money.Having ordered the one of the first RX8s off the internet before they arrived in England, which was quite daring for an accountant, I still get a buzzzz out of the car. I rarely use it for work and have clocked up 30,000 miles of pleasurable driving. It cruises when it has to. It performs when it has to. It easily takes four adults and their weekend luggage on long trips when it has to. (read more)
Written on: 18/01/2006 by Ajayshah (3 reviews written)
Having owned the Mazda RX-8 car for 5 months I am totally in love with it. Everytime I accelerate in this it brings a smile to my face. Handling is superb. Its very spacious as well and the I love the looks on people`s faces the first time they see the rear suicide doors.
I average about 20 mpg and although poor I was aware of this before buying it. Ditto the oil checks. However both of these are totally acceptable as the car is so much fun to drive. I am lucky in that i own 2 cars so... (read more)
Written on: 20/12/2005 by johnlich (4 reviews written)
Much has been made of the Mazda RX8's thirst for fuel. I have averaged 17.4 mpg to date with a best of 25 mpg on a single tankful. To put this into context this is much the same consumption as I got out of my Nissan 200SX which was a turbo-charged 2 litre coupe of similar performance to the Mazda. So you need to go into RX8 ownership with your eyes wide open to this and the fact that you will be adding a litre of oil every thousand miles to the engine.
Get over this hurdle and you will be... (read more)
Written on: 14/10/2005 by MartinD (1 review written)
If I drive the Mazda RX-8 very gently, I get to 22 MPG on the highway - I've never done better than 24 MPG, even on long highway journeys.
Heat to the windshield and console is great - I literally can't feel any heat at my feet.
On days when it gets above 80F, the car runs really badly and often just won't accelerate for up to a mile when I take off from the lights..... (read more)
Written on: 20/04/2005 by rays8 (1 review written)
I have had my 2004 red Mazda RX-8 6 speed for a year now.
I love it more each day.
I still can't believe I own this car!
The number of people who comment on this car still blows me away. The looks just can not be matched by other sports cars at near of even over the price.
I was parked in front of a G35 on sunday and people were walking by commenting on my car and not even noticing the more exspensive convertable behind me.
I have no regrets with this car and love the feel and sound of it... (read more)
Written on: 20/07/2004 by grantnev
Having owned an Mx-5 I had no qualms about ordering an Mazda RX 8 sports car for my partner after seeing it at the Birmingham motorshow in 2003. Ater a long wait it finally arrived in December 2004. We were not disappointed. The car in Winning Blue looks great - a real head turner. The rotary engine is smooth and turbine-like and the rev range takes some getting used to. You have to keep reminding yourself not to change up at 6000 revs but to hang on to 8500 when you are hurrying. The noise... (read more)
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