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
"power" 14 reviews
"handling" 14 reviews
"ride" 8 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"gearbox" 2 reviews
"small power" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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Displaying 21 - 28 of 28 2006 Mazda RX-8 reviews.

Richard4100 writes:
2006 Mazda RX-8 Sport AT Review
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4

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Gorgeous looks, nice rear-hinged doors to seat 4 persons comfortably

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Low-end torque could be better; not-so-good fuel economy

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Mazda Rx-8 Review — Gorgeous looks, nice rear-hinged doors to seat 4 persons comfortably. Low-end torque could be better; not-so-good fuel economy. Good handling for a Japanese car, due to its 50:50 distribution. Fun, zippy car to drive. Ageless, coupe looks. Requires regular maintenance. Aftermarket performance tuning is limited for AT models. Would definitely recommend to friends if fuel economy is not an issue

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

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perfect summer car

Cons

gas guzzler

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Roxy — special edtion... blue.. tinted windows.. tons more work to be done. worth every penny...not the best on gas exspecially since is premiun gas. clean inside and out.. mint condition.. 6 speed standard.. no body roll at all in corners. pretty decent acceleration once revs hit over 5000 she is very fast

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Stuart1084 writes:
2006 Mazda RX-8 Review
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5

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fantastic on the edge of your seat performance easily controlled

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very juicy & you've really got to keep on top of the oil & water checks

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Rx8 — Gr8 looking car with amaizing red & black interia. sports car but also a gr8 family car, quite the all rounder

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

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Handling, Looks

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Its a little low on power

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Rotary Engine Is Always Fun To Wind Up — Great car, still gets looks around the streets everyday. Gotta have an exhaust to hear that rotary engine though. Its got its creaks and rattles here and there but what car doesn't. It hasn't had any mechanical issues yet and I'm at 25k and going strong. The Renesis Rotary engine is great, feels and sounds like a motorcycle.

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

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Its one of a kind

Cons

You can't leave it anywhere

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Rx-8 Turbo — Great power, great handling and it makes you look good!

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David writes:
2006 Mazda RX-8 6-speed Review
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4

Pros

Pure Rotary-Engine Power

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Cramped

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Aggressive Looking Car With Strong Performance From Classic Rotary Engine — Test drive this beast at a local Mazda dealership with absolutely no intention of purchasing it. You can feel the raw power of the rotary engine. Proper throttle control is a must on sharp turns as it tends to oversteer a bit.

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Rafles writes:
2006 Mazda RX-8 6-speed Review
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4

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Power engine technology

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Overheat below main console below the gear shift

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Japanese Have Their Miths — The unique street car with a rotative engine. Excellent handling, acceleration and braking but the different technology not neccesarily is the beste one for the fuel economy.

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Samantha writes:
2006 Mazda RX-8 Sport AT Review
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5

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looks and drives great

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Liable to engine flooding

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Great To Drive And Loks Gorgeous — The interior and exterior are gorgeous cant knock anything about the way it looks. Great handling and drives great.

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Reviews From Other Years

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

Great Car By Travis

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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

Fun But Expensive. By Ipwnnoobs396

Liked the power/speed and the brakes were the best part. However like i said. Maintenance is a nightmare!!!! 4,000 a year because a rotary went out. Plus the car payment itself. it is expensive. i HIG... Read More

Looks And Beauty By Sonny

The rx-8 is a nice car to drive around in if you can afford it. looks impressive, but not a speed boasting car. the design is unique, super light and little bit of space in the back unless you take th... Read More

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