2006 Mazda RX-8 User Reviews

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

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Rotary Engine, 4-seat coupe, Beautiful, Handles Awesomely, 50/50 Weight Distribution, etc...

Cons

Lacks Low-end Torque, Looks beautiful to some but strange to others, Can't Do Redlight to Redlight Races (OH NO!!)

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Rx-8 = Sex — 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 car slow. Handles beautifully in stock form. Rotary engine: can't go wrong! It looks awesome inside and out. I have the stock model so I don't have the sun/moon roof, leather seats, GPS navi, Traction Control, Heated Seats and all but that just adds weight. If you want a cruiser - not so much all-out performance, the GT makes the car even sexier. Two tone leather interior on the seats and doors and all the other above-mentioned options. Build quality gets 4/5 because after about 2 1/2 years of ownership, i have a few rattles here and there, and some of the plastics are cheap (but don't look or feel like it!). However, the fact that it can seat 4 people comfortable and has those sexy suicide doors just makes it shine. Add the Mazdaspeed Body Kit and performance parts and it becomes even better. The RX-8 is a beautiful car that has the best overall package and is cheaper than all of its rivals. If you really MUST have speed, then all you need is a turbo kit =]. Unlike the RX-7, the RX-8 has new rotary engine that is more reliable and will still be reliable after adding Forced Induction if tuned by a rotary guru.

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Warren writes:
2006 Mazda RX-8 6-speed Review
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Mazda Rx-8 Evolve — Like: The Looks, the engine noise, the interior, the people looking as i drive by. Dislike: Fuel Economy, oil economy, the annoying rattling thats getting fixed, there only being 1 DC adapter in the car!!

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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

Cons

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

Pros

Handling, 50/50 weight distribution, light weight (3100lbs), seats 4,

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Gas Mileage, Not as Fast as other sports cars, down on horsepower.

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Powered By A Rotary Engine, Runs On No Cylinders. 18mpg, Seats 4 — 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 which include: Lack of advertisement which creates a lack of consumer product awareness, low horsepower compared to other sports cars, awkward styling, suicide doors, rotary engine assumptions. Despite the fact that the RX-8 remains unpopular. It is an exceptional vehicle if one decides to take a chance to drive and own one. It rides like a sedan (Not a bone jarring ride) yet retains exceptional handling. Most of the suspension parts are made of allumnium to reduce unsprung weight. It seats 4 in a pinch which is unheard of in sports cars. It is eager to rev and has a redline of 10,000 RPM in manual transmission form. Nevertheless, because of its unpopularity, the RX-8 when viewed from a strangers point of view can be quite exotic looking because of its rarity among other vehicles. As a result, people assume its more expensive than it is and begin to question what car it is and mistakes it for another brand other than Mazda. The RX-8 is the flagship of Mazda.

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

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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:
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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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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

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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

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2005 Mazda RX-8 Reviews

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

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

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