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Used Mazda RX-8

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2010 Mazda RX-8 What's new for 2010? 
2010 Mazda RX-8

The 2010 RX-8 receives a revised front and rear fascia as well as a simplification of the model lineup. The Touring trim has been dropped, as have the Premium Package options. A sunroof is now standard on the Grand Touring trim and Mazda has made significant improvements to the rotary engine aimed at minimizing oil consumption.

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2009 Mazda RX-8 What's new for 2009? 
2009 Mazda RX-8

The RX-8 receives a slight freshening, with new wheels, a new nose and taillights, and improvements to the car's suspension and body rigidity. An enthusiast-oriented R3 model is also added to the lineup.

About Mazda RX-8

Many car companies assign the word "unique" to their cars, but in the case of the 2011 Mazda RX-8, the term truly applies. What makes the RX-8 unique? The answer is a combination of attributes beginning with Mazda's RENESIS rotary engine, the only such engine offered in a production car. Then there are the RX-8's small reverse-facing rear doors, another feature you won't find on any other sports car in its class. Of course, the RX-8's lightweight and impressive handling have earned it praise from owners and enthusiasts alike, but there is a dark side to being unique. Despite improvements made last year, the rotary engine still consumes oil at a greater rate than a traditional piston engine, and the RX-8's fuel economy can be downright abysmal. Still, if you can live with these eccentricities, the RX-8's cool look, roomy rear seat and good size trunk make it a very easy sports car to live with.

Consumer Reviews

Great Lines

By on Friday, May 30, 2008

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

"I still am wowed when walking up to my car and seeing it from afar. The lines of the car are unique from the front and sides and you can't find one at every stop light like some models now a days. The car has plenty of pick up and can routinely be rev'd to the 9000 rpm red line without issue. Don't be concerned about the rotary wrankle (sp?) engine, the car runs light a top, can be a noisier ride than a luxury type sedan. No mechanical issues after 4 years, the rotary engine does use oil as you will find with all versions of this car if you follow the RX8 blogs, nothing to be concerned about though. Navigation system, air conditioning, layout of the dashboard is all within reach of the driver, a lot of thought went into the layout. The back seats really do fit the average teenagers or 5' 10" adult. It does feel like you are in a jet window seat when you are in the back. The 50/50 weight distribution of the car can really be felt as you take on a windy road. You won't be disappointed with this car. Have fun. Zoom Zoom Zoom"

11 people out of 11 found this review helpful

As fun to drive as it is pretty to look at.

By on Monday, November 14, 2011

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 110,000

10 9.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Easy, smooth ride with high performance handling"

Cons: "Limited access to the large trunk"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"Wouldn't drive anything but a Mazda and my RX-8 is the best car ever! Comfortable, fast and handles like a dream. The only drawback is the small access to the quite large trunk and the back seats don't fold forward to allow access to the trunk from the cab."

7 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Awesome Car

By on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 48,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "fun to drive, amazing handling, awesome sound"

Cons: "terrible gas mileage"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

My personal RX8 I love her!

"This car is awesome in every way accept one, the gas mileage. Maybe it's because I drive the manual transmission, but I seem to get somewhere around 10-13 MPG city. I get pretty good highway mileage but while driving in the city I feel like I can literally watch the gas gauge go down. That being set aside, this is the most fun car I've owned. It is my dream car and owning it has only made me love it even more. The car handles like no other, and the looks you get while driving it down the road just make you feel good. This is a fantastic car to own. YOU MUST DO RESEARCH ON HOW TO MAINTAIN THIS CAR BEFORE YOU BUY IT. If you take care of this car it will take care of you. This is NOT a 4-door sedan that you can ignore for 10k miles. You need to constantly make sure that your car is in wonderful condition."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

My personal RX8 I love her!