The Mazda RX-8 Reviews

The first time I sat in a Mazda RX-8 was back at the 2005 Detroit-North American International Auto Show. I…

The first time I sat in a Mazda RX-8 was back at the 2005 Detroit-North American International Auto Show. I remember getting myself into that tiny sports-car and feeling like the car was designed for me. The seats hugged me just right, and my arms and legs reached the pedals and steering wheel so naturally. Did my already-established passion for everything rotary skew my emotions on that fateful day? Probably. But from that moment on, I knew at some point in time, I was going to own an RX-8.

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I have owned this RX-8 since new from December 2011. The curves and quirkiness of the Wankel engine and those rearward-opening back doors just made me fall in love. I drove the car home two days later, being the first RWD car I had owned in nine years. The Darwin wet season was in full swing and the roads overflowing with standing water, but the handling and grip inspired confidence and the car remained planted throughout.