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2008 Mazda RX-8
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Fuel Economy City
16.0 mpg 17.0 mpg 22.0 mpg
Fuel Economy Hwy
22.0 mpg 27.0 mpg 31.0 mpg
Transmission
6-spd man w/OD 6-spd man w/OD 5-spd man w/OD
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000 48/50,000 36/36,000
Seating Capacity
4 occupants
4 occupants
5 occupants
Radio
SIRIUS-ready AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan premium XM AM/FM/Satellite, clock, seek-scan
MP3 Player
N/A MP3 decoder MP3 decoder
Cruise Control
with steering wheel controls cruise control with steering wheel controls
Cup Holder
front and rear front and rear front and rear
1-Touch Open
driver front and rear driver and passenger
Air Compressor
air compressor N/A N/A
Air Filter
air filter air filter air filter
Amplifier
amplifier amplifier 270W amplifier
Antenna
window grid window grid diversity window grid
Automatic Air Recirculation
N/A automatic air recirculation N/A
Cargo Concealed Storage
N/A cargo concealed storage N/A
Cargo Floor Trim
carpeted carpeted carpeted
Cargo Light
cargo light cargo light cargo light
Cargo Tie Downs
N/A cargo tie downs N/A
Cell Phone
N/A pre-wiring N/A
Climate Control
N/A automatic air conditioning automatic air conditioning
Clock
in-dash in-dash N/A
Compass
N/A N/A compass
Convertible Roof
N/A power with lining, glass rear window, roll-over protection, hard top N/A
Dome Light
fade fade fade
Door Bins
dual dual dual
Door Locks
power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Driver Foot Rest
driver foot rest driver foot rest driver foot rest
Exterior Temperature
exterior temperature exterior temperature exterior temperature
Floor Console
full full full
Front Air Conditioning
manual dual zone front dual zone front
Front Windows
power power power
Front Windshield Wipers
variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent
Fuel Filler Door Release
N/A fuel filler door release N/A
Garage Door Opener
HomeLink Wireless Control System N/A N/A
Glove Box
locking locking locking
Heated Front Wipers
N/A jets N/A
Instrument Display
analog analog analog
Instrument Panel Storage
covered bin N/A covered bin
Lighter Elements
front front N/A
Oil Pressure Gauge
oil pressure gauge N/A N/A
Overhead Console
mini with storage N/A mini with storage
Power Outlets
2 2 2
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
radio steering wheel controls radio steering wheel controls radio steering wheel controls
Radio Theft Deterrent
N/A radio theft deterrent radio theft deterrent
Rain Detecting Wipers
N/A rain detecting wipers N/A
Reading Lights
front front & rear front
Rear Air Conditioning
N/A rear air with separate controls N/A
Rear Child Safety Door Locks
N/A N/A rear child safety door locks
Rear Defroster
rear defroster rear defroster rear defroster
Rear Door Bins
N/A N/A rear door bins
Rear Heat Ducts
underseat ducts underseat ducts underseat ducts
Rear Windows
vented power power
Rearview Mirror
auto-dimming day-night day-night auto-dimming day-night
Refrigerated Box
N/A console N/A
Remote Fuel Flap Release
mechanical N/A mechanical
Remote Keyless Entry
keyfob (front doors) keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors)
Retained Accessory Power
retained accessory power retained accessory power retained accessory power
Seatback Storage
1 2 2
Smokers Package
ashtray ashtray N/A
Speakers
9 Bose(R) 10 7
Speed Sensitve Wipers
N/A N/A speed sensitive wipers
Steering Wheel
tilt sport telescopic tilt sport telescopic tilt
Steering Wheel Material
leather leather/metal-look leather/metal-look
Sun Visor Strip
sun visor strip sun visor strip sun visor strip
Sunroof
express open N/A express open/close
Systems Monitor
N/A systems monitor N/A
Tachometer
tachometer tachometer tachometer
Tinted Windows
light light light
Trip Computer
N/A trip computer N/A
Trip Odometer
trip odometer trip odometer trip odometer
Trunk/Hatch/Door Release
power power mechanical
Trunk Lid Trim
carpet carpet carpet
Trunk Pulldown
N/A trunk/hatch auto-latch N/A
Vanity Mirrors
dual illuminated dual illuminated dual illuminated
Water Temp Gauge
engine temperature gauge N/A engine temperature gauge
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Seating Capacity
4 occupants
4 occupants
5 occupants
Seat Trim
cloth leatherette leather
Rear Seats
bucket full bench full bench
Heated Front Seats
N/A N/A driver and front passenger heated-cushion, driver heated-seatback
Front Armrests
center center center
Front Seat Type
bucket bucket bucket
Front Headrests
fixed adjustable w/tilt adjustable
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way (8-way power) (8-way power)
Easy Entry
N/A rear seat easy entry N/A
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way (8-way power) 4-way
Rear Headrests
fixed adjustable adjustable
Rear Armrests
center with pass-thru center center with pass-thru
Door Trim
cloth leatherette leather
Headliner
full cloth full cloth full cloth
Floor Trim
carpet carpet carpet
Floor Mats
carpeted front & rear N/A carpeted front & rear
Dashboard Insert
piano black genuine wood metal-look
Gear Shift Knob Trim
leather/aluminum leather/metal-look leather/metal-look
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Front
Back
Side Profile
Interior Profile
Dashboard
Torque
159 @ 5500 N/A 162 @ 4400
Horsepower
232 @ 8500 N/A 190 @ 7000
Engine
1.3L Rotary 232 HP 3.0L I-6 230 HP 2.4L I-4 190 HP
Transmission
6-spd man w/OD 6-spd man w/OD 5-spd man w/OD
Fuel Tank
15.9 gal. 16.1 gal. 18.5 gal.
Range
297 miles 346 miles 482 miles
Drive Type
rear-wheel rear-wheel front-wheel
Alternator
100 amp 180 amp N/A
Axle Ratio
4.44 3.38 4.39
Battery
490 amp N/A 440 amp
Exhaust
stainless steel with chrome tailpipe finish stainless steel with chrome tailpipe finish stainless steel with chrome tailpipe finish
Limited Slip Differential
Tochigi Fuji N/A N/A
Traction Control
driveline ABS & driveline ABS & driveline
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Electronic Stability
stability control DSC stability control
Wheels
18.0 " silver aluminum 17.0 " silver aluminum 17.0 " silver aluminum
Front Suspension
double wishbone strut double wishbone
Rear Suspension
multi-link multi-link multi-link
Brakes
4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Ride
sport N/A N/A
Front Anti-Roll Bar
front anti-roll bar front anti-roll bar front anti-roll bar
Front Springs
coil coil coil
Front Shocks
gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear Anti-Roll Bar
rear anti-roll bar rear anti-roll bar rear anti-roll bar
Rear Springs
coil coil coil
Rear Shocks
gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Steering
rack & pinion rack & pinion rack & pinion
Vented Disc Brakes
front and rear front and rear front
Front Tires
P225/45WR18.0BSW performance P225/45HR17.0BSW run flat AS P225/50VR17.0BSW AS
Spare Tire and Wheel
N/A N/A compact steel
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Door Count
4 doors 2 doors 4 doors
Maximum Cargo Volume
7.6 cu.ft. 12.2 cu.ft. 14.0 cu.ft.
Exterior Width
69.7 " 70.2 " 72.7 "
Front Headroom
36.8 " 38.0 " 39.0 "
Rear Legroom
32.2 " 31.9 " 37.2 "
Curb Weight
3,045 lbs. 3,792 lbs. 3,373 lbs.
Drag Coefficient
.31 .30 N/A
Exterior Height
52.8 " 54.5 " 58.1 "
Exterior Length
174.3 " 180.6 " 194.1 "
Front Gross Axle Weight Rating
N/A N/A 2,403 lbs.
Front Hiproom
53.3 " N/A 56.6 "
Front Legroom
42.7 " 41.8 " 42.5 "
Front Shoulder Room
54.8 " 55.3 " 58.2 "
Front Tread
59 " 59 " 62 "
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
3,810 lbs. 4,674 lbs. 4,431 lbs.
Interior Cargo Volume
7.6 cu.ft. 9.0 cu.ft. 14.0 cu.ft.
Max Trailer Weight
N/A N/A 1,000 lbs.
Passenger Volume
89 cu.ft. 84 cu.ft. 101 cu.ft.
Payload
N/A 882 lbs. 850 lbs.
Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating
N/A N/A 2,061 lbs.
Rear Headroom
36.5 " 36.5 " 37.2 "
Rear Hiproom
48.1 " N/A 54.3 "
Rear Shoulder Room
54.9 " 49.3 " 56.4 "
Rear Tread
59 " 60 " 62 "
Turning Radius
17.4 ' 18.1 ' 18.8 '
Wheelbase
106 " 109 " 110 "
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Bumpers
body-colored body-colored body-colored
Grille Moldings
black chrome black w/chrome surround
Paint
clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone
Exterior Mirrors
dual power remote dual heated, power remote driver, power remote w/tilt down passenger dual power remote heated
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Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Daytime Running Lights
N/A daytime running lights daytime running lights
Front Impact Airbags
driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Panic Alarm
panic alarm N/A panic alarm
Security System
security system security system security system
Safety Rating - Frontal
Driver
Passenger
Driver N/A
Passenger N/A
Driver
Passenger
Safety Rating - Side
Front Seat
Rear Seat
Front Seat N/A
Rear Seat N/A
Front Seat
Rear Seat
Center High Mounted Stop Light
center high mounted stop light center high mounted stop light center high mounted stop light
Driver Side Impact Airbags
seat mounted seat mounted seat mounted
Head Protection
N/A driver and passenger N/A
Ignition Disable
immobilizer immobilizer immobilizer
Knee Airbag
N/A driver and passenger N/A
Occupancy Sensor
occupancy sensor occupancy sensor occupancy sensor
Overhead Airbag
curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags N/A curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
seat mounted seat mounted seat mounted
Seatbelt Pretensioners
front front front
Side Impact Bars
side impact beams side impact beams side impact beams
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Accessories Months/Miles
36/36,000 N/A 36/36,000
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000 48/50,000 36/36,000
Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles
60/unlimited 144/unlimited 60/unlimited
Maintenance Months/Miles
N/A 48/50,000 N/A
Major Components Months/Miles
60/60,000 48/50,000 60/60,000
Roadside Assistance Months/Miles
36/36,000 48/unlimited N/A
Invoice
$27,318 $40,020 $22,720
MSRP
$29,535 $43,500 $25,060
Average Cost to Fill Tank
$61 $61 $71