Mazda RX-8 Regular Car Review

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Most people think that the art deco themed ideology of fling cars and tall buildings died with the 50s, but that's not actually true. There's another period in time where car companies though of putting futuristic cars on the road, and that's the 2000s, or as we like to call them, the naughties.
The Mazda RX-8 belongs to that era, with its unfathomable engine, strange doors and dentist drill like sound.

This week's crazy Regular Car Reviews talks about the Wankel engine from the perspective of a fanboy, not the way Top Gear presents it. The RX-8 is every 18-year old's dream because it looks like "respect" on wheels, is cheap to buy and supposedly cheap to insure because insurance companies see it as a 1.3-liter sedan.

The RX-8 is not only very thirsty, but has a number of tricky quirks. For example, you have to check the oil very often, but only when the engine is warm. Yet the dipstick is placed low in the bay, so you need gloves to be able to reach it without burning yourself. Also, if you start the car you have to keep it running until the engine is hot or it will flood with fuel.

Overall… not a very good car it seems.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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