2008 Mazda RX-8
There are 9 user reviews for the Grand Touring trim shown below
- Very unique, one of a kind sports car. High RPM, awesome car to drive and Handles Great!
- Cold starts are a problem sometimes. Rotary engines consume oil.
This car is an incredible ride. It looks hot, performs exceptionally well, and handles beyond belief. If you know anything about the rotary engine, you can appreciate this car more than others. Note: the RX8 does not accellerate as quick as a 350Z or G35, but the ride is a much more enjoyable ride and a much better experience than the competition....read morehide
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- Unique engine, unique looking, handling among the best, braking among the best
- Poor fule mileage, nothing else.....
I have owned a 2008 RX8 for 5 weeks. I got a tremendous deal on it, list 32,100 paid 26,646 with no trade. The car is very fun to drive/rev. It handles very well, not much need to slow down for on/off ramps as the car holds the road like velcro. It is not the fastest car on the road in a straight line but it's handling and braking are far superior than most other cars making this one an extremely fun choice! The fuel mileage is not good at all, however if you do the math,232 horsepower from a 1.3 litre engine...that is about 175 horses from every liter of engine....can you name any other car that makes more horses per cc? I cannot think of any. Nor can I think of another car who has a redline at 9,000 RPM! This car lives to be revved, it gets more fun and better sounding as you approach the top of the rev gauge, the price for this much power from a small engine that revs high is poor fuel economy. Also, who expects 40 mpg from a sports/touring car anyway? What else can I say? I got the GT package, 6 speed, it's beautiful dark grey with sand color leather seats, no nav system for me, i prefer maps! All in all a great car, it stands apart in looks, engine, handling, braking....I am glad mazda is different....so many cars look alike....read morehide
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- Ride, Comfort and Handling
- Low Torque
I just love the RX-8. I am now on my second!... so I guess that says it all. I now drive the 40 Aniversary Edition after driving a Grand Touring for 4 years.
Car is awesome! however it just misses a little more umpf... 100 Pounds more of torque and some more HPs...
Gas Mileage... it dependends how you drive... if you drive it like a Corolla... you'll get your MPG... but whay buy and RX-8 to fdrive like grandma......read morehide
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Handling , Looks , Comfort
- Bad gas milage . Bad winter car
This car handles like a dream , but is also a very comfortable car for everyday driving. The six speed automatic gives decent gas milage considering the kind of car it is. The looks could not be any better in my opinion (SHARP ). I have a 2007 model , and the 2008 is a continuation of it .
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- Great handling, decent fuel economy, and amazingly roomy trunk-
I have first model year 2004 RX-8 and I love it as much today as the day I first test drove it. I rack up the freeway miles, and its so nice to sit in the comfort of the RX-8, even in traffic! I am totally impressed with the handling on this car- and with how roomy the back seat is , especially with the easy access due to the suicide doors--
I get comments in parking lots all the time on what a great looking car it is. (and yes, guys do try to race me alot.....i just smile....i dont think they are expecting a 50 year old woman to be behind the wheel!!)
lastly, I do catering and it is totally amazing how much I can get into the trunk of this car, much more than in my boyfriends Murano!
dont hesitate for a minute if you are considering buying one of these, soooooooooooo nice!!!...read morehide
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- Good the handling and feeling in the curves, ground effects and spoiler enhance the appearance
- Needs more HP and Torque
Gas mileage isn't the greatest, but that's to expected from a sports car. Comfortable seating and holds the road very nicely at high speeds...120MPH +. Would like Mazda to produce a Speed version, perhaps with a super and / or turbo-charger...needs more torque. But overall, definately an eye catching vehicle. Considering the CC (1300) and cubic inch (80) displacement of its Renesis Engine, quite a powerful machine....read morehide
3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Awesome Drivetrain, handling, brakes, fit and finnish
- My wife hates it! Only after her ticket
Fast enough, handles superb, has a back seat you can use and my golf clubs fit in the trunk! Average 21mpg city/highway with the best of 23mpg after installing an K+N air filter. What more could you ask for?
4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Fun, Great Handling, especially at high speeds
- Automatic is slow off line, Gas mileage is not close as advertise. average 16 mpg mostly highway
Fun car to drive.Handle is the best in what I tested in a sports car. Handling is stiff and it take curves tight. With the automatic it is slugish off the line but a blast at high RPM. Its a different story with the manual, fun all the way around. Gas mileage is a different story. Extremely bad! Not even close to wht is advertised! Over all average with mostly highway is 16 at best....read morehide
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- The nav system is awsome, handles awsome and is soooo comfortable
- Can not think of anything
This is an outstanding car to drive, and can hold it's on against the big V-8 powered cars.
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