2008 Mazda RX-8 User Reviews

2008 Mazda RX-8 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 10 reviews

  • Performance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Appearance:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5

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"handling" 5 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
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"fuel economy" 3 reviews

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2008 Mazda RX-8 Grand Touring Review
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5

Pros

Everything, really, its THAT GOOD!

Cons

I hate how the 2009's came stock with a AUX port and the series 1 RX8's did not.

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A Family Track Car! — Although the weak point of the RX8 is power, this car with only 238hp and 159 ft/lbs of torque pulls hard and is amazing in the twisties. For straight line peformance this is not your car and dont expect it to be and be negative. This peformance machine delivers a pure track ready experience and there is nothing better than the 40th anniversary red leather interior and 40th anniversary badges. The car is perfect and no problems except my clutch needs replacing which will be done at the dealers expense for free. The gas milage is not that great boasting a whopping 16mpg, but would you complain if you drove a corvette? Although this car has roomy back seats for 2 full sized adults this car is a sports car and should be treated as such. I used to own a 2009 White RX8 and had a collision with airbags, this car is SO SAFE! i wasnt hurt at all and neither was my passenger, i should really write to Mazda about what an amazing car they made. I couldnt be happier with my purchase, take the plunge and experience first hand what the Rotary Revolution is all about.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Eric writes:
2008 Mazda RX-8 Sport Review
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5

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4 door coupe
stunner to look at
nice rotary engine
paddle shifters
cheap

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hard plastics
fuel consumption is absolutely horrendous..

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Great Looker, Great Performance And Cheap To Buy.. — It's a head turner, especially in red. Practical 4 doors, and seats 4 comfortably, although rear headroom and legroom is lacking. Performance is great, comes with paddle shifters! 6-speed.Great soundtrack from the rotary. Bad fuel consumption though.

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Xiaoyao writes:
2008 Mazda RX-8 Touring Review
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5

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Pretty look, good handling, good hp

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high cost if you need repair the engine

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Nice Sport Car For Speed Or Gamily — I really like it. The balance between money, speed, control, room, and looking. And always remember, it has the unique engine, 13B Renesis rotary engine. The only car carries rotaty engine, except for these Rx7 which are still running. You can expect very thing from it. You will love it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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KRM writes:
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Looks, engineering, super smooth rotary , no vibration. Handling exceeds all cars under $50,000.00 range. Soon to be a collectors item since Mazda has stopped new production.  The body and mechanicals reliabilty in 2008 has been 100% perfect.

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In spite of some reviews, have averaged 23 plus on hwy.

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One Of The Top Three Sports Cars, 4 Door No Less, That Are Under $60,000. — The 2008 40th Anniversary Edition combines the Shinka edition with the grand touring model and comes with Sport suspension no less! This car gets 100 looks per mile as it is unique. The interior is quiet at freeway speeds aided by the BOSE 10 speaker Audio Pilot 6CD changer/stereo. Heated power seats fit all under 6' 3" tall. Stability control is a plus and with winter Blizzak tires, even winter roads are not an issue.

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KRM writes:
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Outstanding! Not one issue with fit and finish. Very quite on highway. BOSE Audio Pilot cancel most road noise.
The portable Garmin GPS fits perfectly over the first center console cup holder and hides when closed.

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None

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Excellent Car. — Only minor issue is the space saver tire in trunk takes up room. Top Gear review called it one of the three best handling cars driven! The rotary engine has 200% fewer moving parts and runs silk/ turbine smooth. Handling is amazing.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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jbs1 writes:
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Everything.  I love this car:  It's looks, styling, handling, performance ... and the seating is "fantastico."  You can drive for hours and not get fatigued.

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Gas mileage.  (The Bose system in this 2008 is not as good as the one in my 2005.)

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Best Sports Car For The Buck. — Best sports car for the buck. The RX8 is a fun to drive, great looking car that rivals cars 3 times it's cost. Lousy gas mileage -- but it is a rotary and a sports car. Fantastic seating - comfort is superb.

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Mazen writes:
2008 Mazda RX-8 Grand Touring Review
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The rear doors

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Consumes lots of gas

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My Baby Rx-8 — I thought about selling my cars many times because it consumes lots of gas but I really love my car. If the gas is cheap, I would not sell my car ever. It is an awesome car for its performance.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Luke writes:
2008 Mazda RX-8 Sport Review
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Superb handling

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Chews through oil

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Awsome Performance. — Couldn't ask for a better car. It is a superb performance car. The rotary engine revs much higher then any other car I've had and it handles perfectly nomatter what speed. On the open road you can put your food down and feel the acceleration. As far as cost goes you certainly get your moneys worth. Check out the 40th anniversary edition on mazda.com

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Jacob writes:
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awesome, fast, good looks, good gas mileage.

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only takes premium gas, high priced parts and oil fill ups.

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One Of The Best Rotary Engine Sport Sedans Out There! — Car was awesome, drove perfectly, handeled very well around corners, it is roomy even for me ( i am 6'1 and wiegh in at 225 pounds).

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Ryan writes:
2008 Mazda RX-8 Touring Review
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Roadery engin

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None!!!!

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Mazda Is One Of The Best For The Money! — This car has great everything. It has a roadery engin so the harder you drive it the better. And it is a 4 door so you get a brake on your inshurance.

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2010 Mazda RX-8 Reviews

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2009 Mazda RX-8 Reviews

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2007 Mazda RX-8 Reviews

Sporty, Fast, Reliable And Comfort. By gower

Acceleration, braking and and handling are all exceptional. The car provides a lot of interior room and spares nothing in the way of comfort. The automatic transmission is nice, but love the manual pa... Read More

Turns Heads, Handles Like A Dream And Spares Nothing. By gower

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2006 Mazda RX-8 Reviews

Affordable Sports Car By FCempa

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2005 Mazda RX-8 Reviews

Fun But Expensive. By Ipwnnoobs396

Liked the power/speed and the brakes were the best part. However like i said. Maintenance is a nightmare!!!! 4,000 a year because a rotary went out. Plus the car payment itself. it is expensive. i HIG... Read More

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