2004 Mazda RX-8 Overview

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 — I've had my Mazda RX-8 since I acquired it new, in October 2004. None of the horror stories you might hear about this car have ever reared their ugly heads. The car has always started on the first t... Read More
Overall A Great Car That Is A Blast To Drive. by Aaron
 — Overall a great car. Fun to drive, handles like a dream, acceleration a bit slow, however, when you get to about 4,000RPM, it takes off like a rocket. Love the suicide doors, and the back seat is ac... Read More

2004 Mazda RX-8 Overview

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2004 Mazda RX-8

When it was introduced in 2004, the RX-8 four-seat sport coupe was Mazda's first rotary-engined car since the RX-7 was discontinued
in 1995. And, in fact, the RX-8 was considered the successor to the RX-7, which was probably the most memorable and iconic car Mazda has ever made. Although the RX-8 hasn't generated the buzz that surrounded the RX-7, it's certainly a worthy 21st century standard-bearer of the RX name.
The RX-8 was powered by a small, super-lightweight rotary engine called the Renesi, which Mazda notes was smaller than the car's transmission. Yet in its first year, the 1.3-liter rotary engine produced 238 horsepower when the car was equipped with a standard six-speed manual transmission, and 197 horsepower when linked to a four-speed automatic transmission.
Mazda notes that the Renesis rotary engine has no pistons or valves, but instead consists only of two rotors and a crankshaft that continually rotate inside a housing to create combustion. As a result, the engine gives off a distinctive hum, rather than the typical sound of an internal combustion engine.
In its first year, the RX-8 was available as a solitary basic model. Standard features included power windows, power door locks, air conditioning, dual front and side airbags, cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with a tilt column, steering-wheel-mounted controls, a tire pressure monitor, and an AM/FM stereo system with a CD player.
Fast, fun, comfortable, agile, and responsive, the RX-8 was a hit with most drivers. The car's styling was a bit controversial, with some thinking it looked good but others believing the car's styling could be improved. Some also noted that their cars needed too many repairs. But the fact that the RX-8 was a sports coupe that had the functionality of a sedan was one of its biggest selling points.

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Mazda RX-8 Questions

jffoster
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2004 Rx 8, Won't Start

Hi, RX-8 will fire...dies while idling several minutes later. Then, won't fire unless it sits for an hour or so, dies again. Checked the fuel pump and seems to be working properly. What would cause...

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supermanvahe
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How Do I Know If My Ignition Coils Need To Be Changed On My 04 Rx8?

my 04 rx8 feels like its stalling then when i apply gas it quickly downshifts then it lags up to like 20mph are the coils bad

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Ben Stertzbach
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Were So I Find The Address

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Paulmh
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Hi My 2004 Mazda Rx8 Starts Really Well When Engine Is Cold But Has Problem...

My beloved 2004rx8 wont start when the engine is hot , will start after resting for 10- 15min or after several goes trying to start it . First thing in the morning its fine go for a slow short drive...

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MorningWood
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Howcome My 2004 Mazda Rx8 Only Goes Up To 124mph?

Then the governor kicks in... >:l any way to get it removed? I know its in the computer.

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