The best of all worlds, period
It's been flawless, even to my surprise. My last cars were a Honda and a Toyota, so I had pretty high standards, but the RX-8 has been completely perfect for two years. Absolutely nothing has gone wrong, not even a warning light. As a first time Mazda owner, I'm very impressed.
The RX-8 is sporty, reliable, practical, and an all around blast to drive. One reviewer wrote that this was the best looking car to ever come out of Japan, and I agree. It's three years old and I still get comments all the time. A neighbor of mine thought it was a Maserati. The amount of stuff the RX-8 can carry still amazes me, and the interior is spot on perfect (especially with leather--the cloth seats in the early ones seem very cheap, so go for the Grand Touring package). I've loved every minute of owning this car. If they make the hydogen powered conversion available to the US, I'll drive it forever.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th August, 2007