The Truth About Cars » RX-8 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:00:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » RX-8 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Junkyard Find: 2004 Mazda RX-8 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/junkyard-find-2004-mazda-rx-8/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/junkyard-find-2004-mazda-rx-8/#comments Mon, 28 Dec 2015 13:00:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1250473 Just about every kind of vehicle shows up at the low-priced, high-inventory-turnover self-service wrecking yards, sooner or later. It took until the late 2000s before I started seeing Mazda Miatas in such yards, and now it appears that the advance scouts for a steady flow of RX-8s are here. I saw this silver ’04 at […]

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Just about every kind of vehicle shows up at the low-priced, high-inventory-turnover self-service wrecking yards, sooner or later. It took until the late 2000s before I started seeing Mazda Miatas in such yards, and now it appears that the advance scouts for a steady flow of RX-8s are here. I saw this silver ’04 at […]

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Piston Slap: A Car So Nice I Wanna Buy It Twice! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/piston-slap-car-nice-wanna-buy-twice/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/piston-slap-car-nice-wanna-buy-twice/#comments Thu, 08 Oct 2015 12:00:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1187210 TTAC Commentator NotAPreppie writes: Hey Sajeev … or Sanjeev … I’m not feeling picky, Am I insane for considering buying the same Mazda RX-8 twice? Alternate title: A car so nice I want to buy it twice. (Thanks for that – SM) Backstory: Three years ago, I sold my daily driver and autocross car (2005 […]

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TTAC Commentator NotAPreppie writes: Hey Sajeev … or Sanjeev … I’m not feeling picky, Am I insane for considering buying the same Mazda RX-8 twice? Alternate title: A car so nice I want to buy it twice. (Thanks for that – SM) Backstory: Three years ago, I sold my daily driver and autocross car (2005 […]

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Piston Slap: Verboseness and The Brief Commute http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/826138/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/826138/#comments Wed, 21 May 2014 11:43:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=826138 Wade writes: Hey Sajeev, This is going to take while to get to the point. For those with logophobia, skip to the last paragraph. Those people who think How I Met Your Mother was too rushed, keep reading. Sajeev, you have to keep reading too. You do say to “spare no details”. (Fantastic. – SM) […]

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Wade writes: Hey Sajeev, This is going to take while to get to the point. For those with logophobia, skip to the last paragraph. Those people who think How I Met Your Mother was too rushed, keep reading. Sajeev, you have to keep reading too. You do say to “spare no details”. (Fantastic. – SM) […]

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Review: 2011 Mazda RX-8 Grand Touring Coupe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/review-2011-mazda-rx-8-grand-touring-coupe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/review-2011-mazda-rx-8-grand-touring-coupe/#comments Thu, 31 May 2012 13:11:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=446913 Way back in December, I flew out into LAX to meet up with fellow 24 Hours of LeMons Supreme Court Justice Jonny Lieberman, so that we could jump into a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and drive it to the Skankaway Anti-Toe-Fungal 500 race 450 miles to the north. I’d been hearing all about the magical basement […]

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Way back in December, I flew out into LAX to meet up with fellow 24 Hours of LeMons Supreme Court Justice Jonny Lieberman, so that we could jump into a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and drive it to the Skankaway Anti-Toe-Fungal 500 race 450 miles to the north. I’d been hearing all about the magical basement […]

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Mazda RX-8 To Be Discontinued In US Market http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/mazda-rx-8-to-be-discontinued-in-us-market/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/mazda-rx-8-to-be-discontinued-in-us-market/#comments Wed, 05 May 2010 16:37:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=355400 With the Mazda RX-8 being pulled from the European market for its rotary engine’s inability to pass the new Euro-5 emissions standard, we should have guessed that its days were numbered in the US market as well. Perhaps the fact that the model is one of our favorite enthusiast options available in the US made […]

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With the Mazda RX-8 being pulled from the European market for its rotary engine’s inability to pass the new Euro-5 emissions standard, we should have guessed that its days were numbered in the US market as well. Perhaps the fact that the model is one of our favorite enthusiast options available in the US made […]

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Mazda RX-8 Banned In Europe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/mazda-rx-8-banned-in-europe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/mazda-rx-8-banned-in-europe/#comments Wed, 14 Apr 2010 16:25:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=352482 Thanks to its rev-happy rotary engine’s inability to pass the Euro-5 emissions standard, the Mazda RX-8 will be pulled from the European market, reports Auto Motor & Sport Sweden [via Google Translate]. A rotary-engined replacement will not arrive before the year 2013, as development of the unique engine is both costly and time-consuming. Like any […]

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Thanks to its rev-happy rotary engine’s inability to pass the Euro-5 emissions standard, the Mazda RX-8 will be pulled from the European market, reports Auto Motor & Sport Sweden [via Google Translate]. A rotary-engined replacement will not arrive before the year 2013, as development of the unique engine is both costly and time-consuming. Like any […]

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Perennial Wankel Woes Holding Up New RX-7 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/perennial-wankel-woes-holding-up-new-rx-7/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/perennial-wankel-woes-holding-up-new-rx-7/#comments Thu, 07 Jan 2010 22:02:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=341092 A few weeks ago, I wrote about Mazda’s new RX-7, scheduled for release in 2011. Well, that now looks unlikely. In fact, Mazda have put the release date as unknown, ushering the wankel warrior into the dreaded category known as development hell.¬†Autocar reports that the development of Mazda’s new RX-7 is plagued with problems. The […]

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about Mazda’s new RX-7, scheduled for release in 2011. Well, that now looks unlikely. In fact, Mazda have put the release date as unknown, ushering the wankel warrior into the dreaded category known as development hell.¬†Autocar reports that the development of Mazda’s new RX-7 is plagued with problems. The […]

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Mazda RX Regresses http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/mazda-rx-regresses/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/mazda-rx-regresses/#comments Thu, 31 Dec 2009 15:37:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=340448 Mazda have been working on the RX-8’s successor for sometime, and naturally most thought that it would be called the RX-9. As in one step up from the RX-8. Apparently, that’s not the case. Nitrobahn.com reports that RX-7 name is to be resurrected. Nitrobahn hypothesised that the reason for this is to “evoke memories of […]

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Mazda have been working on the RX-8’s successor for sometime, and naturally most thought that it would be called the RX-9. As in one step up from the RX-8. Apparently, that’s not the case. Nitrobahn.com reports that RX-7 name is to be resurrected. Nitrobahn hypothesised that the reason for this is to “evoke memories of […]

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