2006 Mazda RX8 230 PS 1.3 from UK and Ireland
If you want it, its got it
Wheel nuts starting to show signs of corrosion.
Gear lever knob has come loose after purchasing optional 2 tone leather base and illuminated knob.
Turn of speed most welcome when needed and brings smile to face doing it.
Cabin layout very pleasing.
Xenon lights are excellent for fast night driving.
Seats aren't up to German standards and can be a bit uncomfortable during long trips.
But that's typical of other sporty Japanese seats.
Dip stick could be in a more practical location with regards to frequent use.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th August, 2006
I own a 2006 230 model and having read the review, it was as if I wrote it myself.
Alloys and wheel nuts corroding, gear lever moving now after 2 tone leather option added, uncomfortable seats (not to German standards) right down to the previous car being a Toyota Celica.
My other concern is that the heated rear window doesn't seem to work, the window only clearing if I use the Air con.
Apart from the fuel consumption, it is still a fabulous car to drive.