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sorry if its wrong section an all but just had a question for anyone that has mazda rx8



if anyone does what would you say about that car?



i curently own a 01 lincoln ls nice looking car but its american so = crap quality
 

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It's a ford, that's your quality issue. So is the Mazda.
 

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It's a ford, that's your quality issue. So is the Mazda.

mazda is ford? i would doubt that, i had an mx6 for about 3 4 years an i kicked the living hell out of that car an i couldnt break it
 

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Yes, Mazda is owned by Ford.


I'm not impressed by the renesis rotary engine. It isn't very fuel efficient, doesn't make much horsepower, and doesn't make much torque. So where does the fuel go?
 

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sorry if its wrong section an all but just had a question for anyone that has mazda rx8



if anyone does what would you say about that car?



i curently own a 01 lincoln ls nice looking car but its american so = crap quality

Both garbage, pony up and buy a Koenigsegg.....
 

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And, they still haven't solved the oil consumption issues after 30 years.


To keep this PS3 related - I used to use the RX7 for the original GT PS1 game
 

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Yes, Mazda is owned by Ford.


I'm not impressed by the renesis rotary engine. It isn't very fuel efficient, doesn't make much horsepower, and doesn't make much torque. So where does the fuel go?

I agree. The issue is the very low compression ratio in the rotary. Plus, the power and torque are grossly overstated. The RX8 makes MAYBE 205HP at the crank, not 238! The Honda S2000, with similar RATED HP, torque, and weight, is easily a full second faster in the quarter mile. That's got 11.1:1 compression. I don't know what the effective compression in a renesis is but I'd say 9:1 if it were lucky.
 

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guys i am not a racer or anything lol i need a reliable car that looks decent



i have an v8 lincoln ls right now that has balls in back tires an i dont kick it maybe sometime when i drink haha



but thats all reliable small car
 

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Ford has controlling shares in mazda, but mazda operates independently of ford and most cars are still built in hiroshima. The 1st year rx8 had some minor issues that were fixed via chip update. Now reliability is as good as any other similar car. Also, there is no oil consumption issue. Rotery engines USE oil by design to lubricate the seals. Just like any other car, if you change the oil at regular intravals, you'll never have to worry about it. This is all so far off topic though, that's all I'll say. If you wanna learn more, there are rx-8 forums. The best forum though, is miata.net. Tons of knowledgable people there.
 

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thx bradt i know it is off topic i just wanted to ask for peoples opinion an experiences with it


i had an old mx6 an i beat the living hell out of it an couldnt get it to break down so thats why i am kinda leaning towards mazda again so will see but thx for the site
 
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