2005 Mazda RX-8 Overview

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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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I Have A 05 Mazda Rx8 I Parked It Over The Winter Didt Touch It. Then I Tri...

Anything helps guys need help ASAP????

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Own Mazda Rx8,abs Light Always On, The Power Steering Is Not Working Proper...

the car was not driven for nearly 3 years.. i just bought it with this problems

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My 2005 Mazda Rx 8 Has A White Film On The Dip Stip When I Check The Oil. M...

there is a white film on the dip stick when checkin oil which makes it very hard to read. does anybody have the same issue and if so how do you get rid of the issue?

86 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 years ago)
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Turbo/supercharger Mazda Rx-8 2005

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2005 mazda rx8, 1 week ago warranty replaced motor, and new starter and battery, the same day the dealer said "by coincidence" the power brakes went out having nothing to do with their installations. ...

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