2006 Mazda RX-8 User Reviews

2006 Mazda RX-8 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 28 reviews

  • Performance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Appearance:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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PROS
"handling" 15 reviews
"power" 14 reviews
"ride" 9 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"gearbox" 2 reviews
"small power" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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Brooke writes:
2006 Mazda RX-8 6-speed Review
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5

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This is a super fun car to drive, handles like a dream. Very easy to control and with the advanced traction control on the car it has never broken away from me. It's versatile so when you want to get on it you can or you can cruise through town just as easy. Very roomy for a sports car of this magnitude. All leather, every option you can think of because it is the GRAND TOURING, the highest of all the levels of this type of car! Not to mention all the complements when others see you.

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Fun, Fresh And Sporty! Rx-8 Grand Touring — I love everything about this car from the way it handles to the look and feel of the car. It is beautiful inside and out. This car is loaded with all the options! All leather power seats that are heated, bucket seats throughout the car but in a way that 4 adults can fit, power moon/sun roof, XM radio with cd and am/fm radio, KEYLESS entry with alarm. Suicide doors are a great addition to this vehicle and what an eye catcher! Overall a great vehicle!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Alan201057 writes:
2006 Mazda RX-8 6-speed Review
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Drives and handles extremely well

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I little to much fuel consumption but then it's driven properly

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I Just Love It — The moment I got behind the wheel for the first time I was hooked , this car is just a beaut to drive power speed and handling and it looks great , I've got the pro drive version which I believe is the better version , I just love my car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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savger writes:
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4

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very fast and very smoothe through the gears just what you would exspect from mazda

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got to be careful when the car is in 2/3 gear goin round bends especially when road is wet as the back end has a knack of spinning out

savger
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Simple Test Drive One And I Would Bet 9 Out Of 10 Drivers Would By One Even Alowing For The Low Mpg — the style of the car outside is a sure head turner and the finish of the car inside is simply stunning, i loved the luxery of the front heated seats and all the controlls are at your finger tips,its also great to be able to seat another two adults in the rear of the car as not many sports cars can boast that with comfort and very good leg room, again reasonable size boot and i just love the 18" alloys the one i have is a ltd edit only 400 made in my fav colour COPPER RED and i am proud to say i own one.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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miryclay writes:
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Fun to drive!

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miryclay
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Love The Body Styling — Nice to drive in addition to nice looking! Awesome sound system, comfortable seats, quick, very responsive and very fast . Seems to hug the road and take corners well. Love to drive! Have too many cars and need to sell this one, please see sale ad, really great price! Thanks!

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Lance writes:
2006 Mazda RX-8 Sport AT Review
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This is a true original "4-door coupe". It's everything other coupes aren't in a good way. The engine is smooth and is a blast to open up.

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The gas mileage could be better giving a best of 24mpg.

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Fun, Original And Dares To Be Different! — The Mazda RX-8 has been on my bucket list since it was released. It's everything I expected and then some! What a blast to drive, it definitely makes you feel alive. And it doesn't juts do one thing well, it does them all. The brakes are responsive and smooth, the handling with the sport-tuned suspension is spot-on, and the "get up and go" from the 210+ hp is perfect.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Scott writes:
2006 Mazda RX-8 6-speed Review
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Handling and Power

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Fuel Bills, Insurance and Tax

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It'll Put A Smile On Your Face. All Day Long. — With two options available, 192bhp or 231bhp its a very different car, one has low end torque, one has high end power, mine is the latter. It'll do 0 - 62mph in around 6 seconds and push on to around 160mph with the wind in the right direction. It handles superbly, although the back end is a bit twitchy and can step out if you're not awake on wet roads. It stops like any of the best supercars, with epic braking that has won many a race and award with them. Build quality is faultless, nothing has ever "just come off" while driving it. Appearance is gorgeous I think, with all the curves in the right places and it is the most aerodynamic car in production today. The cost of ownership is, honestly, horrific. With HUGE Road tax of over £400 per year, insurance up in group 16E and doing 20mpg on a good day it's not one for the tight wads. But is it fun to drive, and does it make up for the horrific cost of ownership? You bet it does.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Rachel writes:
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i look good in it

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Wow — yes it is fun to drive the appearence is gorgeous the build quality is solid the acceleration speed is amazing and the handling and braking good 2. it is an amazing car to drive and it is the best ever

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ab writes:
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handling, high winding rotary engine is a blast to drive.

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low end torque, mazda needs to make the r3 a turbo! NOW!

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Great Car, Superb Handling. — Thrill to drive, but lacks a bit of torque on the lower rpm range. if you wanna go fast: drop the clutch around 2.5-3 and try not to peel out.. this car has amazing power from 3-9k rpm range. handles better than any other 4 door out there. even ones that are priced 50k higher. overall excellent car would love to own one again.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Aman writes:
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looks, speed

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seats

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Rx8 Zoom — the great car....fast and furious....amazing handling and head turner in every way.... zooom zooom fun and great Bose sound system... A great 252 bhp and a top speed of 247 km/hour.... a great experience overalll... Suspension is hard but thats is required for such a beast...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Saurabh writes:
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Love It — I love how this car handles, i can take it around corners at any speed!Sometimes i loose the back end and its fun to catch it back! i like the 0-60 time, not as good as other cars in the same range but good enough!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2010 Mazda RX-8 Reviews

I Wish I Was In It Right Now And Never Had To Get Out By Kyle

Looks awesome and fast just sitting there. Super unique as Mazda hasn't sold many RX-8s this year. Haven't put any gas in it yet. Total blast to drive, hugs the road like glue. I got this car becau... Read More

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2009 Mazda RX-8 Reviews

Goes To 9000 Rpm By v1ctoria

. Top Gear and other car magazines had sung a few praises on this car for it fun driving and superb handling, plus, it's RWD coupe with four seats. The car has a manual transmission which provides 20... Read More

My 2009 Rx-8 R3 Review By Flavia_194

The cars terrible on gas... TERRIBLE! Its not very fast. It runs on a rotary motor which doesnt last nearly as long as standard motors. Its fun to drive but the fact the mileage sucks kind of takes aw... Read More

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2008 Mazda RX-8 Reviews

Nice Sport Car For Speed Or Gamily By Xiaoyao

I really like it. The balance between money, speed, control, room, and looking. And always remember, it has the unique engine, 13B Renesis rotary engine. The only car carries rotaty engine, except for... Read More

One Of The Top Three Sports Cars, 4 Door No Less, That Are Under $60,000. By KRM

The 2008 40th Anniversary Edition combines the Shinka edition with the grand touring model and comes with Sport suspension no less! This car gets 100 looks per mile as it is unique. The interior is q... Read More

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2007 Mazda RX-8 Reviews

Sporty, Fast, Reliable And Comfort. By gower

Acceleration, braking and and handling are all exceptional. The car provides a lot of interior room and spares nothing in the way of comfort. The automatic transmission is nice, but love the manual pa... Read More

Turns Heads, Handles Like A Dream And Spares Nothing. By gower

This is a fun car to drive and handles very well. Compact look but the interior is exceptionally roomy. The suicide style back doors make all the difference and give this car a unique appearance as we... Read More

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2005 Mazda RX-8 Reviews

One Of The Best Handling Cars To Be Created! Rotary Engine Encourages High Revs! By bobbyt559

One of the best handling cars ever created! The car is a blast to drive. The car encourages you to race the engine to 9000rpm and more if it was tuned for it. Not nearly as fast Rx-7 but pretty damn g... Read More

A Fast, Reliable, And Fun Car. Rx-8 Is The S**t By Kenneth_6547

The car handles remarkably well. It's fast, lightweight, and overall just an amazing vehicle. The gas mileage isn't the best, but it's also not made to be taken on super long road trips. The interior ... Read More

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