Motor mount madness
By One Man on
2004 Mazda RX-8 Manual 4dr Coupe (1.3L 2rtr 6M)
We treat this vehicle like a princess, low mileage with good weather and fairly decent roads to drive on. Today we were told that the motor mounts need to be replaced, at a cost of almost $500. It's hard to believe that this is necessary with less than 25,000 miles on the car. Car or service department?? Would a shimmy in the front end warrant such drastic measures?? Nice car in appearance, but in my opinion does not ride comfortably nor does it seem to be very durable.
Appearance is this vehicle's sole salvation. Neither the ride nor performance thus far would provide many positive comments.
The motor mounts, if in fact are defective, should be researched and determined why they should last less than 25,000 miles on a supposedly high performance vehicle