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2006 Mazda RX-8 Overview


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Based on 26 reviews

Fantastic Driver's Car And A Great Value by Brian
 — When I was getting ready to sell my 2003 Tiburon I knew I wanted a true rear wheel drive sports car. I looked at the Infiniti G35 and the Nissan 350Z, and they were quite powerful, but they didn't fe... Read More
Rx-8 = Sex by Kelvin
 — I've driven almost every car under $50,000 (and even some over), and the RX-8 is by far the most fun to drive. It lacks low-end torque but the high revving Renesis makes up for it. In no way is the ... Read More
Powered By A Rotary Engine, Runs On No Cylinders. 18mpg, Seats 4 by Ben
 — The RX-8 is not a successor to the RX-7. In fact, it was created to re-introduce the rotary engine to U.S. Market. It has not been received well to the general U.S. Public due to a variety of factors ... Read More

2006 Mazda RX-8 Overview

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2006 Mazda RX-8

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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Will A K&n Aftermarket Intake Make My Car Shut Off

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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

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Anybodys Take On K&n Air Intake For 2006 Mazda Rx8? Worth The Money??

Just wondering if its worth spending the money on a K&N cold air intake for my RX8??

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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...

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Hi Central Locking And Drivers Electric Seat And Boot Switch Doesn't Work A...

Door opens with key as does boot but seat doesn't work

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