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    Hi guys are there any mazda RX8 Owners on here or any one ever owned one ?

    im toying with the idea of getting one... just concerned about the engines.
    heard abit about them loosing pressure and being expensive to repair.

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    Hi, my brothers mrs has one. Hers has been ok however she only gets about 22mpg and she has a light foot. You have to be careful though they flood really easily, no stop start driving, once you've started it you have to let it heat up before you switch it off. Hers is an 07 plate with 40k.

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    which one is it ? the 197 or 231BHP ?

    im currently looking into a 231bhp model on a 55plate

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    Hers is the 231. She's had it a while now but she's due changing it. £440 for road tax, eats tyres and fuel economy is her reasoning. It's never let her down though. I've had to tow a couple at my old work to get them going because of flooding, hope this helps.

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    Don't worry about the engines either. Its true they only last about 30k (bit longer if you are gentle but thats not the point of the car!!) but mazda have got rebuilding them down to a fine art. They will have it done in a few hours....

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    I looked into getting one of these, but could never pluck up the courage. From what i read online engine flooding as above was the biggest problem, but, for a measly 231 bhp they are diabolical on fuel and in reality aren't even that fast, they have to be singing at the redline to have any guts at all.

    A friend, in a vectra b 140 sri actually, raced a 197 (i presume!) off some lights and kept up with it. We were all astonished.

    IMO if you're spending 6-7k there are much better cars out there that aren't as risky to buy.

    Also, they depreciated like hell from new so you would be better off buying a newer one unless its cheap

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    its not badly prices , its a top spec with full black leather heated seats and sat nav on sale fo 3995.

    i have notice thought alot of the ones up for sale are around the same sort of milage between...50-70k miles....

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    Cheap for a reason IMO but you may be lucky

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    The engines are better now then they used to be! But seriously my mate had one and sold it as the mpg was horiffic. You could be running a 360 round for the same mpg as what he used to get

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    They are not worth much anymore too much fuel costs. The engine isn't as bad as the rx7 iv seen a few well over 100k on the clock and running fine but my boxed cdti150 pulled away from my mates rx8 230 they have no torque I wanted one but wasn't impressed after driving my mates.

    If you've got money to waste go for it but like someone else said there far better cars for the same money out there.

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