Last post on Oct 18, 2006 at 9:17 AM
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Mazda RX-8, Coupe
#1410 of 1414 Re: No Problems with rx8 [bryan102]
Oct 09, 2006 (3:33 am)
The popcorn/rattle seems to only be a low RPM issue where the gas peddle is being depressed more than can be handled by the normal burning of the rotary. I find that if I back off the gas when I hear the noise, then the popcorn/rattle stops. Therefore I now use the noise as mechanism to get better gas millage.
My oil consumption is fairly steady at a quart every 1500 miles of city driving. I'm on a long trip from Boston, MA to the mountains of North Carolina. Still getting 23MPG at 80MPH plus.
But I love this car way to much. I drove 7 hours on Sunday and I just wanted more more more. It's really unbelievable how much fun my RX-8 AT is.
#1411 of 1414 Re: pathstar.... you have the letter in your hand? [trispec]
Oct 10, 2006 (4:16 pm)
I received my recall letter in mid-September and had my dealer perform the vacuum test about 10 days later.
My car passed with flying colors (I have a 2005 6-speed manual). I asked about the failure rate and was told that they had only had 3 failures - and all were 2004s. I hope that's a good sign.
It does get kind of discouraging when I read of the problems on this forum. Mine has been virtually flawless. Maybe it's mostly those with problems who are doing the posting?
#1412 of 1414 Purchase an 06 or 07 AT
Oct 12, 2006 (6:50 pm)
I'm looking for a FUN car just for the weekend and just love the look of the 8. The local delearship has a loaded white 2006 AT. I have read the various issues concerning the 8 from 04 and 05, but have most of the issues listed on this forum been solved? If not, what should I be concerned with?
#1413 of 1414 Re: No Problems with rx8 [trispec]
Oct 14, 2006 (5:03 am)
Well with all said and done, yes the RX-8 is a fun car and turns heads. We traded ours in at the beginning of Oct! For the amount of money I was paying for this car combined with our problems, I just couldn't justify this car. Others seem to have no problems at all and that is great. For all of you that have yours, enjoy it, I now have a Tribute in the garage which is a lot more practical for my family. I might get another RX some day.
#1414 of 1414 Hi folks
Oct 18, 2006 (9:17 am)
You may have noticed that we're moving toward smaller, more focused discussions. Please go to the top level of the RX-8 board and look for an existing topic or create a new one if you don't see something suitable. Here's the link: Mazda RX-8.