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    Mazda RX8 vs Fiesta ST...?

    Ive currently got my 2.0 Turbo cab for sale but once sold i will hopefully have £5000 - £6000 to buy a new car.

    I am wanting one less than 4 years old and lowish miles (under 35k).

    I have been thinking about the RX8 (192bhp) and the Fiesta ST, but not to sure as never owned a mazda or a ford.

    I want a fast-ish coupe/hatch back (or convertible) which is lower than group 16 on insurance.

    Any ideas anyone?

    or is there any other cars i have not thought about?
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    if you want a fast ish hatch dont buy the Fiesta

    The rx8 is a good car, but only but it if youre sure you can afford the running costs and dont minding having to rev the nuts off it

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    Can't really compare those two cars, RX8 is a far better motor but very thristy on petrol and oil. Wasn't even aware you coudl get an RX8 for so little cash.

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    I had a good play with a rx8 on saturday night upset him big time
    the ST is a nippy car

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    yeah, there are a few rx8's on autotrader for £6000 (or abouts).

    Yeah, i know. Its either the sensible option with the Fiesta or the all out option with the mazda.

    Yeah, i have read the reviews and everyone says that rx8's drink oil and petrol but coming from a 2.0 turbo cab im used to the 25mpg anyway.

    Is repairs/servicing a big deal difference between the two?

    I have been looking for other hatches etc but for the money and spec i want they aint alot around... any more ideas?
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    have you driven the fiesta? I found it really underwhelming.

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    nah, not driven any yet as dont want to get my heart set on anything yet in case i cant sell my cab...

    How u mean by overwhelming?

    dannysport18..... how u mean by upset him??? lol.
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    I had a RX8 and its a lovely car but like its been said before its stupidly juicy....in the book its quoted at 25mpg.

    They can be picked up alot cheaper now than a couple of years ago but still not quite within that price range for a decent one. They are also gonna be in the top tax bracket and stuff too so it all depends on how deep your pockets are.

    If you get one then you have to get the velocity red, its lovely, got slight silver flecks in the paint and when its clean they really pop out at you.
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    This is my m8's Rx8 with full mazda bodykit and retrimed seats


    ACT now sold

    Rolling on a mk3 Ibiza Cupra running 272bhp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueflame Paul View Post
    This is my m8's Rx8 with full mazda bodykit and retrimed seats


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    not sure on the spoiler

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