"Lively and fun"4.5 starson by ozvaleron
Pros: very spacious for a sports car - suicide doors work great
Cons: rear end too lively on acceleration, high oil consumption
Summary: Mazda have created a real looker with the RX8, the styling is cute, sexy, powerful, and unique - if only the licence plates would fit on the front!
The RX8 accelerates well, the rotary very eager to red line. This car is much easier to drive than earlier models, but the rear end does have a tendency to step out when you accelerate hard - almost too easy to do. Caring for the rotary engine is better than earlier models too - but you do need to take special care.
Oil consumption is not as bad as some reviews have suggested, but having to check the oil level at each (too frequent) gas topup is cumbersome and annoying.
The interior is very well appointed and designed. The RX8 hugs you and almost bonds with you as you blend with the car