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2009 Mazda RX-8 User Reviews

2009 Mazda RX-8 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 8 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 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: 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

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PROS
"ride" 6 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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Anthony writes:
2009 Mazda RX-8 Sport Review
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5

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Handles like nothing else on the road. Up there with the Lotus Exige!

Cons

Fuel mileage is a little lacking.

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If You Want A Gas Sipper, Buy A Civic. Want A Road Machine That Handles Like It's On Rails? Rx-8! — This car handles like it's on rails. It's predictable and accurate. The rotary engine has a power band from 4000-9000 rpms and is geared really low, so it accelerates briskly. The torque is a little lacking, but it's not a drag car, so it doesn't bother me. I rarely have to brake into a turn and will beat anything in the twisties....Honda, eat your heart out!

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

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Michael writes:
2009 Mazda RX-8 Touring Review
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5

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It looks good!

Cons

Gas mileage and performance lacxking

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It Has A Lot Of Whistles And Bells And It Feels Good But The Truth Is That It Is Beatable By A 92 Ec — We loved this cars looks from the time we saw it on the dealers lot. It was next to the commuter car we went to the dealership to look at (Mazda 3). It is NOT a fast, put you back in your seat car. The rotory engine is unique but it does not have the get up and go I was hoping for. Don't get me wrong----It is not a slow poke! The car is solid. Everything worksa as it should. We have leather interior and the seating will accomodate for regular adults. An improvemant over other four passenger sports cars. The mileage sucks but what do you expect when your foot is in it and the tank is small! The car is fun to drive and handles the corners great. Take off the traction control and the thing is very squirrelly!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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v1ctoria writes:
2009 Mazda RX-8 Sport Review
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5

Pros

fun to drive, rotary engine, four seats, rwd, true sport car

Cons

premium fuel

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Goes To 9000 Rpm — . Top Gear and other car magazines had sung a few praises on this car for it fun driving and superb handling, plus, it's RWD coupe with four seats. The car has a manual transmission which provides 20 hp more than automatic.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Flavia_194 writes:
2009 Mazda RX-8 R3 Review
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4

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Looks bad ass

Cons

Gas mileage

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My 2009 Rx-8 R3 Review — The cars terrible on gas... TERRIBLE! Its not very fast. It runs on a rotary motor which doesnt last nearly as long as standard motors. Its fun to drive but the fact the mileage sucks kind of takes away from the fun. Handles INSANE!

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Mingyuan writes:
2009 Mazda RX-8 R3 Review
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4

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Cool design

Cons

Rear lights are need improve

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2009 Mazda Rx-8 R3 — I like this car! It is very cool... V6 turbo engine and Mazda GT professional breaks. The interior is black and red mixed. 19 inches wheels. The head lights are like eagle's eyes. I also like the shift stick, it is 6 speed manual transmation. This car is have more fun to drive!!

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Chad writes:
2009 Mazda RX-8 R3 Review
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5

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Race car handling and 9000 rpm redline

Cons

Bad gas milage

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Cool Car, More Fun To Drive Than My 2007 Yamaha R6 — The car feels like your part of a well made machine that is stuck to the road with glue . The rotory motor has a sound like no other, however my only complaint is it's lack of power . Overall this is one of the best cars I've driven, and being a mechanic I drive lots of different cars.

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Melby writes:
2009 Mazda RX-8 Sport Review
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5

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Everything!

Cons

sometimes people-jealous-face is be this negative sides

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Speed, Great Interior & Luxury Red — This car so fun to drive, got wonderful handling and braking, strong build quality makes mazda no need to be repairz, with gorgeous interior and exterior, especially red luxury colour, makes you more confident to drive, so I recommend you to drive 2009 Mazda RX-8 Sport, now!

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Robert writes:
2009 Mazda RX-8 Sport Review
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nice and sportu and really fast

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the sound syhstem is  not as powerful as i would have wanted

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Most Sporty Car I've Ever Had — this is a good overall car. its very sporty, and very fast. the 0-60 is just what i needed. the interior was great i loved the leather and the heated seats. and also the spoiler was nice on it. everythingonthe car really fits the car. I LOVE THIS CAR...................

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Reviews From Other Years

2010 Mazda RX-8 Reviews

I Wish I Was In It Right Now And Never Had To Get Out By Kyle

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2008 Mazda RX-8 Reviews

One Of The Top Three Sports Cars, 4 Door No Less, That Are Under $60,000. By KRM

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 q... Read More

Excellent Car. By KRM

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/ turb... Read More

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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

This is a fun car to drive and handles very well. Compact look but the interior is exceptionally roomy. The suicide style back doors make all the difference and give this car a unique appearance as we... Read More

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2006 Mazda RX-8 Reviews

I Just Love It By Alan201057

The moment I got behind the wheel for the first time I was hooked , this car is just a beaut to drive power speed and handling and it looks great , I've got the pro drive version which I believe is th... Read More

Simple Test Drive One And I Would Bet 9 Out Of 10 Drivers Would By One Even Alowing For The Low Mpg By savger

the style of the car outside is a sure head turner and the finish of the car inside is simply stunning, i loved the luxery of the front heated seats and all the controlls are at your finger tips,its a... Read More

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2005 Mazda RX-8 Reviews

Fun, Red, Sports Car. By Noel_22

I liked this car a lot to drive, I am just looking to get a car that I can use back in the mainland as well. This is a RWD car, and from where I am from, it snows quite a bit. This car is really enj... Read More

A Great And Fun Car But Not Too Reliable. By Diego

this car has many things that will make you fall in love with it. the looks. its handling, the rotary engine sound. this is a great sports car not the the best for a daily drive but its lots of fun... Read More

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