“Everything popular is wrong.”
– Oscar Wilde
It must have been what Mazda was thinking back in 1971 when it introduced to North America its Rotary powered dynamo, the Mazda R100. That same mantra is what led Mazda to develop the Front Mid-Engined, Rear-Wheel Drive, twin-rotor powered, four-door coupe (with freestyle suicide doors), the Mazda RX-8.
Assembled in Hiroshima, Japan and in Pretoria, South Africa, the RX-8 has won many accolades from automotive journalists around the world. It was awarded with International Engine of the Year in 2003. Listed in Car and Driver Magazines, Best Top Ten in 2004, 2005 and 2006. The 2010 RX-8 R3 even ranked 3rd in Car and Driver Magazines Best Handling Cars in America for under $100,000. Besting the Corvette Z06 and Nissan’s mighty GT-R. All this for under $32,000 US. There is a small drawback to all this out of the box performance goodness for such a small entry price. Mazda’s bean counters found it necessary to cut some corners in areas that had no effect on performance, but would annoy many of its drivers. The carpeting: Which many owners have reported as impossible to clean, cheap feeling and just plain worn out and ugly after a few short years of service.
RX-8 Carpet Kits
We have received a few emails from different owners of the Mazda RX-8 that they would like a carpet kit developed for their beloved car. Well we are happy to announce that right along with molded carpet kits for Mazda3’s, Mazda6’s, Mazdaspeed6’s we have started the predevelopment work for an RX-8 kit. To help us with assessing the market for the RX-8 carpet kits, we have created a simple website that will allow RX-8 owners who are interested in a carpet kit to raise their hands and let us know.
All you need to do is visit www.RX8carpet.com, enter their First Name and Email. Then check your inbox for an email from us, to confirm that your entry. Once we have a list of people who may be interested we will notify those people on the list with an email and the opportunity to purchase a carpet kit at a very special price. We would need 15 confirmed orders for us to create the tooling for the kit.
So if you belong to an online forum or car club let them know of what we are doing and have them visit www.RX8carpet.com If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below or contact us at 877-MAZEURO (629-3876) ext 1.