Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationBuying & Selling · 7 years ago

Mazda RX8 or Toyota MR2 Roadster?

I'm looking at buying either of these cars for around the £2000 mark but just wondering which people think is better?

So far here's my list

Mazda RX8 good points:

Looks great

5 seats

Bad Points:

Rotary engine common problems


Toyota MR2 Good points:

Looks great

Higher MPG than the RX8

Bad Points:

Only 2 seats

Also I'm 6ft 5 and just wondering about the comfort level of each car?



4 Answers

  • Damian
    Lv 5
    7 years ago
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    RX8, had one, miss it a lot, great fun car.

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  • 7 years ago

    My brother just bought a 2004 mazda rx8 its fast and fun it has plenty of space for a guy your size my brother is 6 3 and he fits fine the handling on the rx8 is amazing such a fun little car and depending on what year you get my brothers car has four seats and is a stick? but the rotary engine makes a lot of power so look into both but i like the rx8.

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  • 7 years ago

    The RX8 has nothing going for it except power. Friends bought one new in '08 and althow I never drove it myself it was certainly a 'beast'.

    However it was sooooo troublesome, in and out of the dealer with both minor and major problems including a new gearbox. It drank petrol (and oil) at an alarming rate. The worst bit came when they wanted to get rid of it. NOBODY wanted it (except for 'peanuts') - Even the Maxda main dealer they bought it from !

    Sorry.....I know 'Jack' about the MR2 !

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    If you buy the MR at 6'5 you are nothing short of crazy.

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