2011 Mazda RX-8 Consumer Review: R3 is Brilliant!

2011 Mazda RX-8 - Consumer Review

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R3 Coupe (1.3L 6-speed Manual)

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R3 is Brilliant!
By sm108 on


2011 Mazda RX-8 R3 4dr Coupe (1.3L 2rtr 6M)


If you are a true enthusiast, the RX-8 R3 is for you; I drove the usual suspects- 370Z, G37s, 335i, all are great cars However, the way this car comes together, the hand-in-glove feel you get, the intoxicating sound, and the perfect steering and shifter, and firm yet comfortable suspension tuning make this car truly special. You have to know how to drive to let this car's brilliance shine through- there is nothing like it. Drove it through the Tail of the Dragon (US 129) and the car is made for it; StIs couldn't keep up, it is sheer brilliance when driven hard.

Best Features

perfect steering, impeccable handling. intoxicating sound and smoothness of the rotary unique engineering and design also practical with reasonably roomy trunk and rear seats well-built and unique interior decent Bose sound worldwide fanbase on-line keyless entry

Worst Features

needs infotainment update- especially for the R3 version- of course fuel economy isn't great, but this is to be expected, its a rotary sports car throatier exhaust sound at idle higher-quality plastics in some parts of interior
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