Why are Mazdas so cheap

RX-8 - your experiences

Hello,

I will buy a new car in the next few months. Since the Mazda RX-8 is now available as a used car, with few kilometers, extremely cheap, it has been added to my shortlist.

Unfortunately, opinions differ widely when it comes to consumption, durability and maintenance. I have read a lot here in the forum, but the results were unfortunately not that clear.

So I ask that JUST Owners or people with a lot of experience respond. Because statements like "The father of a friend also has one. He says he needs 26 l / 100km ..." don't help me.

To my questions:

1. How vulnerable / robust is the RX-8? A welcome guest in the workshop or so rarely there, like polar bears at the South Pole?

2. I often drive on the Autobahn at night. And then max 140 km / h. How much does it really use when you drive properly?

3. I have heard of an oil consumption of 0.3 l / 1000km. Is that roughly true?

4. How suitable for everyday use do you think your RX-8 is? Yes, yes, I've already read, a bike doesn't fit in;) Neither does it have to. But what about ordinary and sometimes extraordinary purchases? Do you often reach the limits of the loading volume? And how about the back seats? Can an adult (average size in Central Europe) travel 100km with you?

Thanks for your answers

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Hello

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mfg Andy

The RX-8 is fully suitable for everyday use. For the purpose of shopping: crates of drinks are tight, but otherwise there is actually enough space.

Adults also have enough space, but they shouldn't be too large or too long. : D

It is normal and necessary for a rotary engine to consume oil. It has oil injectors. The oil is used for lubrication / sealing.

We have an RX-8 among our customers that had 166,000km on the clock two weeks ago. So far nothing has been exceptional, except for the inspections and the various actions.

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Originally written by 323Heiko

The RX-8 is fully suitable for everyday use. For the purpose of shopping: crates of drinks are tight, but otherwise there is actually enough space.

Adults also have enough space, but they shouldn't be too large or too long. : D

It is normal and necessary for a rotary engine to consume oil. It has oil injectors. The oil is used for lubrication / sealing.

We have an RX-8 among our customers that had 166,000km on the clock two weeks ago. So far nothing has been exceptional, except for the inspections and the various actions.

Thank you, this is information you really help me. I have read most of the forum posts on the topic. Even the one that is now over 30 pages long ... but as I said, very few of them are really helpful, because after three to four answers it is usually about something completely different ... forums stop;)

I am very satisfied with my RX-8 so far. It is suitable for everyday use. I also have no problems with crates of drinks.

The car is up for sale:

http://www.autoscout24.de/Details.aspx?id=lmzxurqzxnbc

Hello

the RX-8 is a highly individual car with low maintenance and tax costs ..;)

only the above-average consumption of fuel could be a deterrent with the current gasoline prices ... on the other hand, the RX-8 is significantly cheaper to buy than all its competitors and you can fill up a lot for the money saved;)

the road situation and brakes are absolutely suitable for sports cars, for some the high-speed concept with little bang from below is a matter of taste ... but both are usually not possible in this price range;)

The smooth running and turning ability of the vehicle are still typical Wankel advantages and are superior to all 4 and most 6 cylinder engines.

The bit of oil consumption of mostly 0.3 liters / 1000km (due to the concept) should not be decisive but is often mentioned as a KO criterion ...;)

the seats in the back are quite practical as long as the guest does not exceed 1.80 by far.

At 140 km / h on the BAB you can expect around 11-13 liters of consumption, whoever does it very disciplined (cruise control) can also reach 10 liters ... but hardly below that;)

mfg Andy

@andyrx

I can only agree with your presentation!

The oil consumption is not as high as many believe!

What bothers me are statements that the RX-8 "keeps drowning"

I've never noticed that on my car !!!

The streets / cornering as well as the braking behavior are just great and I think the look (also through the wing doors) is very successful.

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Originally written by Audiander A4

I am very satisfied with my RX-8 so far. It is suitable for everyday use. I also have no problems with crates of drinks.

The car is up for sale:

http://www.autoscout24.de/Details.aspx?id=lmzxurqzxnbc

short question;)

why do you change the car ... ??

both are great cars, just conceptually completely different ..;)

I drive an Audi (2.5TDI Avant) myself in everyday life and the RX-7 as a hobby.

mfg Andy

I just like the new A4 a lot and I change my cars about every 4 years ... often something new :-)

I've driven VW, Opel and Mazda so far. Now it's going to be an Audi.

Comparing the A4 with the RX-8 makes little sense because the vehicles are too different.

I was really happy with the RX-8, the car was fun and I will fondly remember the car.

which RX-8 should it be?

i once had the one with the small engine for a week (it has around 190 hp) and i was pretty disappointed. the engine sounds more like a vacuum cleaner and I had expected more from the draft. the chassis was ok so far, fits the sporty exterior. Since it was a demonstration car, of course I drove accordingly sporty to very sporty :-). he wanted 23 liters per 100 km ... and I didn't even get the last one out of the car. those who cannot afford such consumption have to curb the gas foot a lot. but then the question arises again: why such a sporty car with a "big" engine if you don't want to or can't extend the power and always have to look at the consumption !? if you have to think about the high consumption in advance, it would be better to buy another car. (And guess why the used car is so cheap ... not least because of the consumption)

if you can overlook the small weaknesses, you get an absolute eye-catcher, with a high degree of equality for everyday use and good travel comfort.

Consumption is certainly an issue with the RX-8.

I drive the 192PS variant with 12.5-13.5 liters. That is not exactly little, on the other hand not really much for a sports car with almost 200PS compared to other cars.

You are totally wrong with your information (23 liters)! You will not achieve this consumption even with a very sporty driving style in the more motorized version.

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Originally written by Billy_Bilo

which RX-8 should it be?

I once had the one with the small engine for a week (thinks it has around 190 hp) and I was pretty disappointed. the engine sounds more like a vacuum cleaner and I expected more from the draft. the chassis was ok so far, fits the sporty exterior. Since it was a demonstration car, of course I drove accordingly sporty to very sporty :-). he wanted 23 liters per 100 km ... and I didn't even get the last one out of the car. those who cannot afford such consumption have to curb the gas foot a lot. But then the question arises again: why such a sporty car with a "big" engine if you don't want to or can't extend the power and always have to look at the consumption !? if you have to think about the high consumption in advance, it would be better to buy another car. (and guess why the used car is so cheap ... not least because of the consumption)

if you can overlook the small weaknesses you get an absolute eye-catcher, with a high level of everyday equality and good travel comfort.

It's good that you have now made it clear to everyone that you have money left over for fuel;)

The real crux of the story is that you can also drive sportily without having to throw your pension into the tank. And how senseless is the statement:

"Why such a sporty car with a" big "engine, if you don't want to or can't extend the power and always have to look at the consumption!? if you have to think about the high consumption in advance, you should better choose another car to buy."

I guess with a car that is between € 15,000 and € 20,000 when used, the question of consumption is probably not an issue.

All in all, I have to say that your post would only have made sense if my question had been about a Ferrari or a Porsche ...

But now another question: How about the release on E10?

thanks