2009 Mazda RX-8 R3

Started on March 29 by Rufledt

Ride Rating

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Nov 22, 2010 2:24 a.m.
dj:
Nice color! How's it feel compared to the standard RX8?
Nov 22, 2010 6:46 p.m.
Rufledt:
My main observations are about ride. The standard RX8 in my opinion was beautifully smooth riding, but not a lot of body sway or anything, very nice. The R3 feels much more rigid, and you certainly feel every bump. it's not intolerable at all for a guy in their 20's, but it isn't like the surprizingly smooth riding non-R3. I'll tell ya, the R3 sure handles great, almost no roll, very planted and responsive. Understeers a little, but some have found different tires/wider wheels eliminate that problem. The seats are different, too, and a little tighter, but the bolsters really hold you in. In general, the R3 is a lot like a base model (i.e. no sunroof, manual lights, no navigation, manual climate controll) with forged aluminum wheels, bilstien suspension, recaro seats, and some styling cues.

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