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2004 Mazda RX-8Review
Chad writes:
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Fun car to drive if it is a manual shift. Need to premix to get the best life out of the lightweight rotory.

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2004 Mazda RX-8Review
969_GTP writes:
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Quick and fun car, makes a great weekend toy. Rotary engines are not known for their longevity and will require engine rebuilds/replacement much earlier than standard internal combustion engines.

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William writes:
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The car itself had many mechanical problems. Other than that, it was amazing.

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2004 Mazda RX-8 RWDReview
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An Overall Great Sports Car — Over all a great car, It has a nice little 238Hp which is more than enough for such a small car, but at times it does feel like it could have more, I love the nice 9,000 RPM top out, where a chime hits in every time you reach 8,500 RPMs. I think this is one of the best cars out there for handling before you drop serious money into a car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The amount of power that comes from the car, the ease of handling, Digital Speedometer, looks great. Suicide Doors for easy rear access

Cons: Trunk Size isn't anything special

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2004 Mazda RX-8 RWDReview
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You Will Never Find A Sportier Car For The Price! —

The looks of the Rx-8 are amazing. They have people staring at them all the time. I dont know how many times I have had people comment on the car and how it looks and sounds. The car is also very comfortable. It keeps the driver engaged with multifunctional seating and lumbar support as well as a sporty steering wheel to make the cars over the top amazing handling all that much better. The build quality of the RX-8 is rather good. The engines are peppy in mid range temperatures and like to hit high screaming RPM's quickly and efficiently when needed. However this car is not for someone who does not check everything on it often as its oil should be checked every other fill up at the gas station, which is quite often as I am averaging 19.5 MPG out of 2000 gallons I have tracked over the last few years. Its repair costs are also quite high as it has a unique engine (Rotary Engine) and those who are interested in these cars should do their research before deciding to purchase one. Ohhh the performance of this car. The way it handles curvy roads will leave you wishing they made roads everywhere curvy. This car truly is a performance machine. Its braking is also very good. In my opinion, if you are wanting a very fun, peppy sports car with lots of cosmetic perfection built around a mostly solid and high power engine then look no further than the Mazda RX-8.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Sporty, Quick, Amazing Handling

Cons: Bad Gas Mileage, Small Trunk Space

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2004 Mazda RX-8 RWDReview
Vikram writes:
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Small Speed Machine — Drinks oil and uncomfy for a family!! Need to upgrade to. Family car soon. I wish I could afford to keep this and a second car, but have to let this one go. It's low on maintenence and I am the second owner.

Pros: Compact, fast, low maintenance, beautiful!!

Cons: Back seats aren't comfy.

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2004 Mazda RX-8 RWDReview
twistedwankel writes:
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Best Handling 4 Door Out There With A Usable Adult Back Seat. —

I have owned a dozen first generation RX7's and love the rotary. The RX8 got a bum rap due to engine issues of flooding due to not warming them up or driving in the city and carboning up the engine requiring new seals. This was Mazda's fault and they made it right with an 8 yr - 80k engine warrantee. My car got a rebuilt factory engine at 55k miles by PO and the way I drive it hard it will last over a 100k now. I treat my rotary like my aircooled motorcycle. I let it warm up before exceeding 3k rpm. Every time I drive it I go at least 10 miles and rev it at least once to 8500rpm. I replace spark plugs and coils every 30k miles. I change oil @ dealer with non-synthetic 5W-20 every 3000 miles or 6 months. I have installed a new aluminum larger radiator, bigger factory starter, new rear springs and Koni adjustable shocks. This car is better than when new now and a pleasure to cruise on highway or autocross. I would not recommend this car as one's only commuter daily driver as it kills them. They are a reliable performance car to be enjoyed.

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

Pros: A great driver's car.  Super bang for the buck.

Cons: Gas mileage can suffer if you have a lead foot.  22-24mpg is only possible in 6th gear at 65mph.  I normally see 17mpg average city/hwy.  Like any performance car out there.

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2004 Mazda RX-8 RWDReview
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Mazda Rx8 — good acceleration, braking and handling, i love this car, for a young couple or a single its really fun to drive it, the maintenance and the gas are ok, no too cheap or expensive, its good for one that kind of cars...

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: fast car, good looking, cheap

Cons: small for a big family

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2004 Mazda RX-8 RWDReview
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Its Ok — Nice car runs great, sounds nice, very smooth. Great high end power., 4 Speed Automatic transmission kills the all the lower end power this power has. Works great for those who are not looking for speed but mainly style and comfort.

Pros: Nice car runs great, sounds nice, very smooth.  Great high end power.

Cons: 4 Speed Automatic transmission kills the all the lower end power this power has.

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2004 Mazda RX-8 RWDReview
docjo writes:
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Nice Car For Younger Pepole — has a lot of speed handles very good ,is a fun car .loud music the perfect car when I was 25-35 .too low to the ground for 6' foot old man and wife. It's a car that will make a young man hot than he all ready is.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: power

Cons: not a good winter car, or to the store and back.

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Reviews From Other Years

2011 Mazda RX-8 Reviews

Review By MABTAG

The car price is too much, it should be around 3000 or 3500 dollars. If any buys it he /she have to spend 3000 dollars more on it as this model(to make it runs smooth) comes with rotary engine which n... Read More

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Weak Power and only was getting 17mpg in town Read More

2010 Mazda RX-8 Reviews

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2009 Mazda RX-8 Reviews

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Review By Mark

Awesome acceleration, great handling, but you need to be a rotary enthusiasts to own this car and take care of this engine Read More

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

2007 Mazda RX-8 Reviews

Sporty, Fast, Reliable And Comfort. By Angie

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 Angie

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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