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Mazda RX-8 Model Overview

Mazda RX-8 Questions

MorningWood
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Howcome My 2004 Mazda Rx8 Only Goes Up To 124mph?

Then the governor kicks in... >:l any way to get it removed? I know its in the computer.

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ddauer12
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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...

134 views with 7 answers (last answer 4 days ago)
Ambaade
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Swapping Wheels

I just bought a 2008 Rx-8, I have a 2005 Rx-8. I would like to put my tires and rims from the 2005 on the 2008 which should be no problem since they are identical cars. The tire place said the tire ...

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Michael Lambert
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2004 Mazda Rx8 Total Loss Of Dash.

I was backing out of my drive way when I lost all power for my car, dash stopped working and it no longer will turn over to start. The radio also does not work anymore as well. I have no idea wha...

17 views with 7 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
nbillin
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How Much Would A 2004 Mazda Rx8 Grand Touring Package Be Worth If It Isn't ...

The car is is pretty good shape other than it won't start. Could be something simple or could be major. I would like to know what I could ask for it not knowing what is wrong with it. It has small...

16 views with 4 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)

About the Mazda RX-8

When it was introduced in 2004, the Mazda RX-8 four-seat sport coupe had a lot riding (so to speak) on its 18-inch wheels. It was the successor to the RX-7, which was probably the most memorable and iconic car Mazda has ever made. And although the RX-8 hasn't quite developed the buzz that surrounded the RX-7, it's certainly a worthy 21st century standard-bearer of the RX name.

In fact, the RX-8 is a true descendant of its automotive ancestors, since like the RX-7, as well as Mazda's other RX cars, such as the RX-2 and the RX-3 (both produced in the 1970s), the RX-8 is powered by a rotary engine - in this case, a small, super-lightweight engine called the Renesis. Mazda notes that the Renesis engine is smaller than the car's transmission, yet the 2007 model produces 232 horsepower (212 with the Sport AT automatic transmission) and provides plenty of power under the pedal (torque) through the power range.

Mazda notes that its 1.3-liter Renesis rotary engine has no pistons or valves, but instead consists only of two rotors and a crankshaft that continually rotate inside a housing to create combustion. As a result, the engine gives off a distinctive hum, rather than the typical sound of an internal combustion engine.

In its first year, the RX-8 was available as a solitary model available with either a six-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission. Standard features included power windows, power door locks, air conditioning, antilock brakes, a CD player, and front, side, and curtain airbags for the driver and passenger.

In 2005, Mazda added a Shinka edition to the RX-8 lineup. It was equipped with leather seats and antilock brakes, among other features. In 2007, the lineup was revised again to include three trims. The entry-level Sport package included air conditioning, cruise control, a leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel, and antilock brakes, while the mid-level Touring package added Xenon headlights, a day/night rear-view mirror, and Dynamic Stability Control with traction control. The top-of-the-line Grand Touring version came with such features as heated leather seats, an advanced keyless entry system, heated exterior mirrors, a power sliding moonroof, and a nine-speaker Bose premium audio system.

Drivers and reviewers alike agree that the RX-8 is an agile, well-balanced, comfortable, and stylish four-seat sport coupe, and many consider it to be among the best vehicles on the road.