2004 Mazda RX8 192ps 1.3L Rotary from UK and Ireland
It is an absolute pleasure to drive
Nothing so far.
I bought the car in March and have not stopped smiling ever since!
The car looks fantastic from every angle and attracts a lot of attention from strangers and work colleagues.
All UK owners get the chance to visit Prodrive near Birmingham to learn about the car and push it to the limit on their private circuit. That was an eye-opening experience!
I test drove the 231ps version, but the 192ps is still very fast and can stop from 90mph in just a few seconds. Learned that at Prodrive, not the M5.
Only downside is the fuel consumption, but most sports cars are thirsty. You get less than 20mpg for urban driving, but the oil consumption is only bad if you race the engine for long periods.
My dad has owned Mazdas for over 10 years and the reliability has been very good, long may it continue!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th September, 2004