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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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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2006 Mazda RX-8 6-speed Review
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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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2006 Mazda RX-8 6-speed Review
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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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2006 Mazda RX-8 6-speed Review
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Its one of a kind

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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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2006 Mazda RX-8 6-speed Review
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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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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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2006 Mazda RX-8 Sport AT Review
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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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Sporty look; Takes the curves on the roadway well; decent on fuel.

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The vehicle has a back seat, but is primarily a 2 seat type car.  One adult person could probably fit comfortably, two is pushing it; no auxiliary outlet for MP3 players; Have basic knowledge on rotary engines or face problems that could have been avoided.

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Affordable Sports Car — This is a fun and good looking vehicle! It handles well on the road and is decent on the fuel consumption. The back seat area is small, so for all practical purposes, this is really a comfortable 2 seater! The resale value on these vehicles is fair. I suggest if you purchase one to do some research on care/maintenance on the rotary engine so this will save you unnecessary costly repairs. Overall, we give it a thumbs up.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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

Great Car By Travis

The quality of this car is great Coudos to mazda. It preforms well and should be considered a luxury sedan not just a tuner. the cost of ownership is pretty low considering it doesnt use much gas, gre... 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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