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2009 Mazda RX-8

2008 Honda S2000

  2009 Mazda RX-8 Sport 2008 Honda S2000
MSRP
$26,435
$34,300
Invoice $24,470 $31,069
MPG
City/Highway
16/23 18/25
Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line 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 The 2008 Honda S2000 is a purist's sports car, with the resulting compromises in room and refinement. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

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

Likes:

  • Ultimate grip
  • High-revving four-cylinder
  • Sweet-shifting manual gearbox

Dislikes:

  • Aging look
  • Cramped interior
  • Lack of storage
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