2009 Mazda RX-8 Consumer Review: For the empty nester

2009 Mazda RX-8 - Consumer Review

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Grand Touring Coupe (1.3L 0-cyl. 6-speed Automatic)

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For the empty nester
By rvanparys on


2009 Mazda RX-8 Grand Touring 4dr Coupe (1.3L 2rtr 6A)


Kids all gone? Maybe its time to have a little fun... The RX 8 certainly can fill that bill. I chose the car because I wanted a fun to drive car. The four doors were the selling point since we have an Old English Sheep Dog who loves rides... Unfortunately the dog can only sit in the front seat which means she stays home when my wife and I hit the road... That said, there is ample space for grandkids and adults for short trips... Handling is great and the automatic performs flawlessly. Not as fast as a 6 speed but then I am not into racing. Fit and finish is good and seats comfortable on long trips. There is a little more road noise than I would like but you can still hear the Zoom Zoom!

Best Features

Handling and auto transmission

Worst Features

More insulation in the wheel wells and maybe a redesign on the radio controls.
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