2003 Mazda RX8 Reviews - Page 2 of 2

2003 Mazda RX8 from North America

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance21000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Corvette

Summary:

Great exotic car,

Faults:

Had starting issue when I first got the car. I was told about the short trip issue, but. I guess I didn't believe it. Other than that I have had no problems. It does use oil. That is the nature of the car. Tire sensors light comes on a lot. I chalk that up to new technology...

General Comments:

This is a very quick, on rails car, great on road trips, can handle nice size golf bag and the wife's luggage. You have to pay a lot more dough to get something better.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th September, 2006

29th Sep 2006, 05:19

I'm not so sure I would consider a Mazda "Exotic", but you go right ahead if it makes you happy!

21st Mar 2007, 02:49

In other countries, Mazda is one of the best cars.

Seems like 'MOST' Americans drive trucks and vans, so maybe that's why Americans can't make good comments on the Rx8.

This is not a an insult to Americans, only ones that don't know much about cars especially the Rx8

Maybe stick to your buses, trucks, vans or whatever it is you like.

Where I am, Rx8 is a top car with great reviews.

I love mine (1 yr no problems, great choice) and I would not doubt this car at all.

It's the BEST.

We don't have snow and the car runs fine, interior is amazing. Whoever says its cheap has no clue about anything.

You obviously don't know how to take care of your cars.

2003 Mazda RX8 rotary from North America

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission rotary Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance2600 miles
Previous carMitsubishi 3000GT

Summary:

A nice looking, undependable, frustrating auto

Faults:

My motor had to be replaced at 642 miles.

My air conditioning unit had to be replaced at 2,000 miles.

My driver side sun visor had to be replaced at 2,500 miles.

General Comments:

This car has been at the dealership more than in my garage.

The sporty look of this car is not worth the hassle of wondering what is going to go wrong next.

Do not expect Mazda to go out of their way to satisfy a customer.

You will be much better off with a Toyota, Honda, or Mitsubishi. I have owned them all.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd July, 2004

11th Aug 2004, 09:56

I have had my high power manual rx-8 since June 2004.

I live in the U.K. and the car has been fine since I got it.

I get the manufacturer's stated mpg figures, and I the more miles I put on it the better it seems to get.

So far I have made 3500 miles and am now using my second liter of semi-synthetic oil.

My general comment is that this car does exactly what it says on the tin.

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 5 reviews