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Based on 26 reviews
2006 Mazda RX-8 Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 26 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
Poor Poor Fuel Mpg
hey guys. i have a 2006 RX8 Shinka Edition. I have 81k on my car. Recently (5 days ago mazda sent me a brand new rotor motor and the dealership installed everything at no charge to me. Reason why is i...
2006 Mazda Won't Start.
Brought the car home from the lot, ran fine. The next morning it won't start. Dealership said to try the key. Put a new battery in. Then it ran fine. Next morning it won't start again. Frustrated!
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Anybody Have A Grom Unit For The Radio In There Rx? How Do You Like It?
just wondering if anybody has a grom unit for the radio with bluetooth? how do you like it? I have a 2006 rx8 with the bose sound system
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 ...