A friend of mine has a 230, it's a 54 plate and cost him the best part of 18 gees 3 months ago. I drove it and have to agree with the above, shame my mate can't drive it for sh!t. He doesn't have a clue how to change gear.Richy123 said:I drove the higher power one once and thought it was a bloody good handling car and it revved like a motorbike with a lovely gearchange.
DNP182 said:my next door neighbour has an rx8. she took me out for a spin in it and, nice as they are, there is not the same lift out of them as an rs clio. rotary engine sounds like an electric lawn mower. also, oil levels in them need topped up every couple of tank fills of petrol. i don't think you have much need to worry.
len_beach said:Specs for 230.
Max output: 227 bhp @ 8200 rpm
Max torque: 211 @ 5500 rpm
Figures from: http://www.carfolio.com/specifications/models/car/?car=112134&Mazda
You're getting a little confused mate. Both 190 and 230 engines are N/A 1300cc wankel engines. No turbo's are involved.Darren S said:I've driven the 230 model. Quite surreal with an rpm band that seems to go on for enternity. Extremely smooth power delivery - hardly any whiff of turbo lag at all. However, I suspect for any RX8 driver to have a decent chance against a 172 or 182, they would have to know the car intimately and keep those turbos spooled up.
In any case, just have a tussle for 10 minutes and the RX8 will have to stop for petrol anyway.
len_beach said:You're getting a little confused mate. Both 190 and 230 engines are N/A 1300cc w*nkel engines. No turbo's are involved.
I agree on the front that you have to know the engine but they are a good car, they just need a tad more power.
rich172 said:Makes me laugh re. the topping up of oil issue on the RX8, If you had to do that with the Clio everyone would take the piss and say french crap, but its deemed acceptable with the Mazda for some bizarre reason, having to do that for a car engine in 2006 is laughable imho
dangerous dave said:civic type R is the same.. my mate used to burn loads of oil each month but i guess it needs it with the red line on them
Darren S said:LOL - what a bell-end I am!
I was 99.9% sure it was turbo'd, just like the older RX7. It even felt like it was turbo'd. Now that I know that, I'm actually more impressed by it!
Cheers for the correction guys...