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Just got a phone call from budaman, who had just got off a conference call with MNAO. Apparently they are revising the RX-8 horsepower figures: the Manual is being revised down 3.6% to 238hp, and the Auto down 4.5% to 197hp.
Anyone who has already purchased an RX-8 will be receiving a letter from Mazda offering two alternatives:
Mazda will buy back the car. (He didn't have the full details - they'll be in the letter.)
Mazda will provide free scheduled servicing for the duration of the standard warranty plus a $500 debit card.
Basically the same deal that they offered after the 2001 Miata was found to be down on power too. Owners will have 30 days to decide.
Personally, I'm amazed that they repeated such a basic blunder, but I know which of the options I'll be taking (and it ain't "return the car" ).
I found this thread on the us forum , just wondering whether the AUSTRALIAN rx8 are also effected and what the real kw figures are for our cars
ITS hard to believe that mazda has stuffed up on the power output figures once again .
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