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Peugeout 207gti (175 bhp) or Mazda rx8 (190 bhp)

Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:00 pm

I have to buy a new car in October and was just wonder on people experiences and opinions with them other car suggestions are welcome

Re: Peugeout 207gti (175 bhp) or Mazda rx8 (190 bhp)

Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:02 pm

Everyone I know that's owned a rx8 has complained about fuel economy

Re: Peugeout 207gti (175 bhp) or Mazda rx8 (190 bhp)

Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:56 pm

I had an RX-8 (231 bhp) for three years when they were first launched. I loved it and it was fast, practical and reliable. Yes, it drank fuel (18-25 mpg) and you need to stay on top of the oil consumption. However, I wouldn't touch a second hand one now - they are fragile engines that don't wear age well. The Pug may not carry the caché of a RWD sports coupé but they generally have good chassis and decent engines.

I'm not saying you can't find a good RX-8, but you can easily find a money pit.

Re: Peugeout 207gti (175 bhp) or Mazda rx8 (190 bhp)

Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:11 pm

207 gti engines are crap! Owned a basic 1.4 but the owners club (207oc) was nothing full of nothing but turbo failure!!

A nice rx8 will be much better. Running/servicing costs are much higher but i bet it will be much more rewarding to drive.

Re: Peugeout 207gti (175 bhp) or Mazda rx8 (190 bhp)

Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:49 pm

Yes, it is a rewarding drive but even as a fan of them I would recommend extreme caution. Take a look at the owners club forum for tales of engine failures and other woes.

I was one of the early owners; when you bought one new in the first year or so you got a free "performance driving day" at the Prodrive proving ground in Warwickshire. 'Twas fun! :mrgreen:

Re: Peugeout 207gti (175 bhp) or Mazda rx8 (190 bhp)

Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:33 pm

Doesn't sound like either of them are particularly good then. I'm 23 with a clean license with 6 years no claims and I got 5k to spend what would people suggest? Would love another Audi but their so expensive even second hand

Re: Peugeout 207gti (175 bhp) or Mazda rx8 (190 bhp)

Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:35 pm

Might find a mkiv R32
Is this a second car ?

Re: Peugeout 207gti (175 bhp) or Mazda rx8 (190 bhp)

Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:02 pm

Mazda RX8's are cheap for a reason.Cheap fun car, I think I'd be looking at a MINI Cooper S

Re: Peugeout 207gti (175 bhp) or Mazda rx8 (190 bhp)

Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:00 am

I would seriously struggle to say to go with either car. As above, a MCS is a good choice - they are great cars.

Re: Peugeout 207gti (175 bhp) or Mazda rx8 (190 bhp)

Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:00 am

If you want proper driving appeal and don't mind the practicality, what about an S2000?
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