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Owner Reviews: Best of February
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5th Mar 2018
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Owner Reviews: Best of February

We love Owner Reviews at CarAdvice. After all, the people who slapped down their hard-earned money on a car are, arguably, best qualified to tell the world what they’re like! Here are our five favourites from February, along with the story that inspired the most comments. Want to see your review featured here? Submit a review using the link on our home page!
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Scott Collie
'Mad' Mike's original MadBul RX-7 gets old-school facelift
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10th Feb 2017
3 min read

'Mad' Mike's original MadBul RX-7 gets old-school facelift

If you're a fan of the mighty Mazda RX-7, you've not doubt heard of New Zealand drifter 'Mad' Mike Whiddett, and surely seen – or indeed heard – his ear-melting quad-rotor Mazda RX-7. Well, after 10 years in his possession, and more than a handful of rebuilds, the professional Kiwi skidder has treated the car to another refresh. And this time it's got an old-school flavour to it.
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David Zalstein
Mazda 2, B Series, BT-50, RX-8 recalled for Takata airbags: 162,000 vehicles affected
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12th Jul 2016
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Mazda 2, B Series, BT-50, RX-8 recalled for Takata airbags: 162,000 vehicles affected

The string of Takata airbag recalls this week continues with Mazda issuing notices for over 162,000 vehicles, including the popular Mazda 2 small car, B Series and BT-50 utes, and the RX-8 sports car. Adding to the Chrysler and Mitsubishi recalls this week, and the Subaru recall issued last week, this latest notice adds to the wider Takata airbag scandal that has affected close to 60 million vehicles globally.
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James Wong
Mazda RX-8 spirit lives on
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30th Apr 2012
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Mazda RX-8 spirit lives on

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David Zalstein
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30th Apr 2012
2 min read

Mazda RX-8 spirit lives on

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David Zalstein
Mazda RX-8 Spirit R to signal end of RX-8 production
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10th Oct 2011
1 min read

Mazda RX-8 Spirit R to signal end of RX-8 production

One of Japans' most iconic cars, the Mazda RX-8, is set to finish up production by June next year, with details of the special edition run-out model announced last week. The Mazda RX-8 Spirit R, takes its name from the final edition of the model's prequel, the Mazda RX-7 Spirit R and comes with a range of additional exterior and interior features. There is no additional power extraction from the 1.3-litre rotary and at the time of writing it will be available in Japan.
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Alborz Fallah
Mazda RX-8 SP to use E85 petrol at Targa Tasmania rally
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14th Apr 2010
2 min read

Mazda RX-8 SP to use E85 petrol at Targa Tasmania rally

Mazda Australia will run its turbocharged Mazda RX-8 SP on E85 ethanol blend fuel at the upcoming Targa Tasmania rally. As the event moves to encourage more eco-friendly themes, alternate fuels such as E85 have allowed the team at Mazda Motorsport to power its rotary engine rally car on the low-emitting blend.
Matt Brogan