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2005 Mazda RX-8 Overview


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Average User Score

4.65 stars

Based on 68 reviews

My 2005 Mazda Rx-8 by Calvin
 — I loce driving my car. I have had it for3.5 years and it feels like I just bought it yesterday. I used to count the seconds until I could get out of work and just drive. I frequently drive nowhere and... Read More
My First Test Drive Of An Rx-8 by Pat
 — Okay so I'm going to be straight forwards with this, the gas mileage kinda sucks. It's not as bad as an SUV, but it's getting there. Although, for the way it's driven and the way it performs, it se... Read More
Mazda Rx-8 by Matt
 — Main reason for purchaseing was the looks, just love the shape and styling. Reasonable performance is a bonus (this is the 192bhp version with 5 speed gearbox), though it is by no means the quickest ... Read More

2005 Mazda RX-8 Overview

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2005 Mazda RX-8

For the 2005 model year, Mazda added a Shinka edition to the RX-8 lineup. It was equipped with leather seats, a power sunroof, multi-adjustable power seats, heated front seats, traction control,  stability control, and a CD changer, among other features.
Like the base RX-8 model, it was powered by a 1.3-liter Renesis rotary engine that produced 238 horsepower when equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, and 197 horsepower when equipped with a four-speed automatic transmission.
Standard features for the base RX-8 included air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, dual front and side airbags, anti-lock brakes, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with a tilt steering column, steering-wheel-mounted controls, a tire pressure monitor, and an AM/FM stereo system with a CD player.
The RX-8's performance and acceleration, responsive handling, styling, interior, and roominess (for a sports coupe) were among the positive points cited by drivers. On the downside, drivers noted that gas mileage could have been better.


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My Rx8 Wont Stay On

I have 2005 Mazda Rx8, trouble with it is that the motor will only turn on when the engine is cold. Once its warming up it wont stay idle and shuts off. I need help finding out what to do THank you

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Why Would A Parked Mazda Rx8 Catch Fire And Burn?

A 2005 Mazda RX8 is parked and after a few hours catches fire. What can be the cause of this?

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I Have A Mazda Rx-8 2005 Wont Start After Driving

i will drive across town (5) miles or so turn off motor then try to start 5 mins later and it wont start ill wait 20 mins or so and it starts ???????

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I Am Considering A Well Maintained "05 Mazda Rx-8 With 101,000 Miles. What ...

2005 RX-8 with 101,000 miles. Car has been well maintained. I am just wondering what kind of problems I can anticipate considering the year and mileage of this car. It looks and handles great now...

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My Battery Light Is On My Dashboard Panel An I Replaced The Battery But Its...

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