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
"power" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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v1ctoria writes:
2009 Mazda RX-8 Sport Review
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5

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

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premium fuel

v1ctoria
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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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Anthony writes:
2009 Mazda RX-8 Sport Review
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Handles like nothing else on the road. Up there with the Lotus Exige!

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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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It looks good!

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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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Rob 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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Flavia_194 writes:
2009 Mazda RX-8 R3 Review
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Looks bad ass

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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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Cool design

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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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Race car handling and 9000 rpm redline

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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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Everything!

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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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Reviews From Other Years

2004 Mazda RX-8 Reviews

Small Speed Machine By Vikram

Drinks oil and uncomfy for a family!! Need to upgrade to. Family car soon. I wish I could afford to keep this and a second car, but have to let this one go. It's low on maintenence and I am the sec... Read More

Best Handling 4 Door Out There With A Usable Adult Back Seat. By twistedwankel

I have owned a dozen first generation RX7's and love the rotary. The RX8 got a bum rap due to engine issues of flooding due to not warming them up or driving in the city and carboning up the engine r... Read More

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2005 Mazda RX-8 Reviews

One Of The Best Handling Cars To Be Created! Rotary Engine Encourages High Revs! By bobbyt559

One of the best handling cars ever created! The car is a blast to drive. The car encourages you to race the engine to 9000rpm and more if it was tuned for it. Not nearly as fast Rx-7 but pretty damn g... Read More

A Fast, Reliable, And Fun Car. Rx-8 Is The S**t By Kenneth_6547

The car handles remarkably well. It's fast, lightweight, and overall just an amazing vehicle. The gas mileage isn't the best, but it's also not made to be taken on super long road trips. The interior ... Read More

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2006 Mazda RX-8 Reviews

Affordable Sports Car By FCempa

This is a fun and good looking vehicle! It handles well on the road and is decent on the fuel consumption. The back seat area is small, so for all practical purposes, this is really a comfortable 2 ... Read More

Fun, Fresh And Sporty! Rx-8 Grand Touring By Brooke

I love everything about this car from the way it handles to the look and feel of the car. It is beautiful inside and out. This car is loaded with all the options! All leather power seats that are heat... 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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2008 Mazda RX-8 Reviews

Nice Sport Car For Speed Or Gamily By Xiaoyao

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... Read More

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

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