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2009 BMW 1-Series

2009 Mazda RX-8

  2009 BMW 1-Series 128i 2009 Mazda RX-8 Sport
MSRP
$29,400
$26,435
Invoice $27,050 $24,470
MPG
City/Highway
17/28 16/23
Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line Has the 3-Series become too portly, expensive, and upscale? If you think so, the 2009 BMW 1-Series might make you happier. Read Full Review If you want a sprightly, track-ready sports coupe with head-turning looks and a little extra space, the 2009 Mazda RX-8 will put a smile on your face. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Handling and rear-wheel-drive poise
  • Steering sensation
  • Acceleration with twin-turbo
  • Simple, driver-oriented feel

Dislikes:

  • Exterior styling seems abrupt
  • Almost as big and heavy as 3-Series
  • Optional iDrive interface
  • Still not very affordable

Likes:

  • New styling details and a design that still turns heads
  • Go-kart-like handling
  • Smooth, rev-happy rotary engine
  • Excellent manual transmission
  • Tight-as-a-drum build quality

Dislikes:

  • Very thirsty
  • Lack of torque requires frequent downshifting
  • Jiggly ride
  • Electronic stability control not standard
Crash Test Ratings No crash data available
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