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Mazda Axes RX-8

Mazda’s rotary-powered RX-8 sports car has reached the end of its life span. The Japanese automaker has ended production of the affordable sports car due to slow sales. Edmunds Inside Line contacted a Mazda North American Operations spokesman, who confirmed the news. “The RX-8 is a victim of falling sales and increasingly tough global emissions standards,” Inside Line reports. Motor Trend says that sales for the rotary-powered sports car have plummeted in recent years, despite doing well when the ... continue reading»

Tags: Mazda RX 8, Model News

2011 Mazda RX-8: Does it fit?

This is the 2011 Mazda RX-8, which has rocked the same basic exterior styling since it was introduced in 2004. The base RX-8 starts at $26,795, but our test car was decked out in Grand Touring trim, which at $32,260, adds $5,465 to the base model’s price. It also adds standard features such as a moonroof, rain-sensing wipers, Bluetooth, heated seats and a Bose surround sound stereo with satellite radio. Part of what makes the RX-8 ... continue reading»

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