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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

    roy craven , north yorkshire . Date: 12/11/2004
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have only had this car for a few days, it has replaced a mercedes CLK. I love the way it holds the road. I do an average of 35,000 miles per year, so I think I will be one of the first to take the car through 100,000 miles and will let you know of my experience, ie oil usage, fuel consumption etc. in comparison with the Merc.

  • 228 4dr

    Grant Wilson Date: 05/11/2004
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This car is fantastic to drive and fantastic value for money.

    The internals and externals are of very high quality, and controls are comfortably placed and easy to use.

    The car brings a smile to your face every time you get in and drive it. I have also been very impressed with its practicality. There are been no problems taking the family away for the weekend with full luggage and two children.

    I have also taken friends out in it, including someone of 6ft 2in, who had no problems fitting comfortably in the rear seats.

    The only downsides are 22mpg and you need to be careful not to stall it when cold which floods the engine and can make re-starting difficult.

  • 189 4dr

    Phillip Kemp Date: 04/11/2004
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have a RX-8 and a Freelander Sport. My wife and I share the cars. The RX-8 always attracts plenty of attention and my wife is happy to use it on a school run and the lads are always pleased when it is my turn to drive.

    The car itself is very assured but a little fidgety to drive, especially in reverse where it always wants to stall. When on the open road it has an excellent driving position and plenty of speed when required. I tend not to push the car too hard as it likes the fuel, I get between 22-25mpg.

    It is definitely a super car. I changed it from my second A4 Avant and so far the Audi has not been missed. The only thing I would like is a better fuel consumption and a less jerky ride at low revs.

  • 228 4dr

    Andy Laight Date: 09/10/2004
    • Overall verdict
      3 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

    The dealers seemed to have little knowledge of the car when I bought it and seem to have even less knowledge on how to fix them.

    The build quality after 20,000 miles is decidedly average, and the fuel economy appalling.

Mazda RX-8 Coupe

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