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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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100 reader reviews for Mazda RX-8 Coupe.
  • 189 4dr

    Richard Webb , South Glos . Date: 30/11/2004
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned this car for nine months now and firstly can I say WOW this car is amazing. I mean it's absolutely stunning to look at.

    The drive is awesome, I find myself driving around just because I love it so much. It also attracts quite a lot of attention, which is always a good thing. The fuel comsumption isn't bad, it gets better with age. Mine is now up to 25-28mpg, which for this car is worth it.

    If there is anyone out there who is thinking whether or not they can afford to buy and run this car, you can! Mazda are so reliable and this is a bargain priced car, and although the mpg is not great what do you expect for a sports car and I mean 26mpg is not bad, if you have any doubts dont hesitate just buy one!

  • 228 4dr

    jonathan hall Date: 27/11/2004
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned this car for nine months and love it. It looks great, drives even better and makes me smile. So they are the good points, who cares about the fuel consumption, the oil fields that it is bleeding dry and the dodgy starting. I bought this car to drive and have fun in nothing more.

    Come on Mazda let's increase the bhp and really make me smile.

  • 228 4dr

    Trevor Oliver , Essex . Date: 22/11/2004
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Have owned car for six months. Very nice car to drive and it is very comfortable. Excellent acceleration when needed, but very poor fuel consumption - I am averaging 18-20 mpg, even driving quite slow does not change the fuel consumption very much. Have had a number of problems with the car. Had a new catalytic convertor after 2 days. The major problem with this car is the starting of the engine. Has broken down 4 times in the last 5 weeks - flooded engine. It seems impossible to stop this happening, and I now dread stating the engine when i go anywhere. Have had Mazda look at it, but no real feedback from them as to why this is happening. Would not buy another one.

  • 228 4dr

    Adam Samuels , Greater Manchester . Date: 21/11/2004
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned this car for about 8 months now and have to say I'm thinking of changing. Although this is truly a fantastic car to drive it definitely has drawbacks, here are a few: - At the moment this car is too good looking! I'm sick of people staring, although some may enjoy the amount people take notice of this car, eventually it gets annoying... trust me! - The fuel consumption of this beast is terrible. Now if it was a pure sports car, fair enough, but it's not, it's a 4 door coupe - or is it? Thats the problem, this car doesn't know what it is! It has the performance of a sports car but is a 4 door coupe with a big boot! - The cabin, after a few thousand miles will creak and groan from various places, and the dealers don't seem to be able to do anything about. OK, enough of the bad points, it's fantastic to drive and you'll only be disappointed if you find yourself at the petrol station too often! My advice, if you're doing a lot of miles this isn't the car for you.

Mazda RX-8 Coupe

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