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2006 Mazda RX-8 Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 25 reviews
Mazda made only a few minor upgrades to its RX-8 four-seater sport coupe for 2006, such as a new six-speed Sport AT automatic transmission, which replaced the previous year's four-speed automatic. There was also a slight boost in power for the RX-8 models equipped with the automatic transmission, from 197 hp in 2005 to 212 hp in 2006.
Standard features for the 2006 RX-8 included air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, dual airbags, anti-lock brakes, cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with a tilt steering wheel column, steering-wheel-mounted controls, a tire pressure monitor, and an AM/FM stereo system with a CD player.
Options for the RX-8 included power seats, a sunroof, a navigation system, traction control, stability control, leather seats, heated front seats, and a CD changer. Most of the options were available as part of premium packages.
Naturally, a car like the RX-8 was designed to be fun to drive, and according to many drivers, it was just that. Handling and responsiveness were sports-car-like, but the car was roomy enough for four passengers, giving it a bit of a dual nature. The engine was smooth, as was the ride, and many drivers liked the car's styling, although some found it a bit underwhelming. Fuel economy was not as good as in some cars, drivers noted, but others pointed out that this was a sports car, so gas mileage was not expected to be one of its positives.
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Mazda RX-8 Questions
Oil Top Up And Oil Change
i top up my 2006 RX8 every 1000 mls and hav bn changing the oil every 3000 mls can you tell me if the oil change intervals are a bit to regular or shud i leave it a bit longer and how often shud this ...
How Often Shud I Change The Oil In My Rx8 And How Often Shud I Service It T...
just want to make sure ive got this rite, how often shud i change the oil in my rx8 and how many miles shud the car do before i get it a service?
My Engine Light Came On Just After Refueling, I Believe It Is A Faulty Gas ...
Have Just Purchased A Mazda Rx8 Evolve Ltd Edit 06 Plate 30000 On The Cloc...
when checking oil i noticed when i had the dip stick out the oil on the stick was a creamy coulor, checked radiator cap which was ok, any ideas why this is?
Hav Just Bot Mazda Rx8 O6 Plate And Was Going Round A Roundabout With A Wee...
car seemed to fish tail as i was going roundabout and was only ecelorating a wee bit wot wud b the reason for this happening or maybe i was going faster than i relised?