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2008 Mazda RX-8

2009 Dodge Challenger

  2008 Mazda RX-8 40th Anniversary 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T
MSRP
$26,435
$22,220
Invoice $24,458 $20,890
MPG
City/Highway
16/23 13/25
Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2008 Mazda RX-8 has a strange appeal: It's a sportscar with soft handling and seating for four. Read Full Review Let the burnouts begin! The Ford Mustang finally has another domestic competitor. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Rotary power
  • Snicky six-speed manual
  • Quality materials inside

Dislikes:

  • Hunchback styling
  • Despite rear doors, tough to use back-seat
  • Softened handling
  • Is it a real sportscar?

Likes:

  • Evocative styling
  • Balanced ride and handling
  • Manual transmission available on V-8s
  • Acceleration of SRT8

Dislikes:

  • Droning V-8 exhaust
  • Power driver's seat does not tilt to provide rear seat access
  • No five-speed automatic transmission for V-6
  • V-6 lacks standard stability control
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