30th Aug 2004, 08:35

I am not sure I believe this guy's review. It would be better to know a few facts about why the engine had to be replaced and why the deal was unhelpful.

15th Oct 2004, 12:29

Well, since the RX8 was a new car with a radical different engine design than the RX7, some problems must have been made with the early ones. So I don't think the review is fake, just someone who's not as patient as the rotary die-hards.

30th Nov 2004, 04:14

In my driving life experience, I have hardly heard that the new car's engine must be replaced. Mazda is well known of their reliability. Hmm... i have read most of the reviews here, but I have to say that this owner of RX7.5..oppss, I mean RX8 :) really drives the car to the limit. Anyway, guys.. happy motoring..

15th Dec 2004, 14:22

I would almost agree with he original poster. He seemed to have a greater issues with his/her RX8 then I, but I have had continual problems with the car. Be them minor, but I have been left with a non drivable care more than a couple times.

All in all the car would be a great car if I could get it out of the dealership which is where its at now... 12/16/2004.

6th Jan 2005, 20:17

WOW not a very informed driver ---- possible poor dealer performance-- poor performance from the owner when presenting the vehicle for repair. A small number on engine replacements were expected. Oh that's right you don't get to see industry sensitive data. From someone who does ease up on the dealer they might be more cooperative. Bottom line -- great veh -- not enough wheaties -- great start regaining performance standards.

15th Mar 2005, 17:07

I wish people would write "my example of x car sucks" instead of "they all suck I'll never buy an X again." With any purchase you play the odds.. the odds are better for a Toyota than a Dodge, but there still will be problems in some Toyotas. I read a review of a Honda... motor blew and they are pieces of crap... or something to that effect.. and there were 20 or so comments saying that it was probably the guys fault the motor blew... Similar to some of the reviews here... Realize that everyone has different experiences and that it all will come out in the wash. (ie., the good cars will have more smiley faces than frowny faces..)

By the way I had a crappy example of a pretty crappy car.. take a look at all the sad faces on the Jettas, Golfs and the Beetles..wow.

3rd Aug 2005, 15:53

This car is great had no problems with it at all. People seem to judge mazda, but their died wrong about the rx8. The best thrill I had driving this car then any other.

22nd Jun 2011, 10:17

As described in MANY other reviews of the RX8, the Renisis engine has proven to be very problematic.