2004 Mazda RX-8 User Reviews

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    2004 Mazda RX-8 6-speedReview
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    Amazing — this car is one of a kind . there is nothing else i have ever driven that even sits on this level. the power is awsome, the handling is so perfectgfor driving fast, just point and steer. it feels as if the car is a part of your body

    Pros: everything , it is just awsome

    Cons: i dont have one yet

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    Piece Of Crap — Let alone all the recalls and breakdowns in the first 6 months I had it, it had the worst performance ability of any car I have ever driven. Off the line a base Civic could take me. I could only beat it in the quarter mile. It had the gas guzzling ability of a V8, hp of a V6, and the torque of a 4 banger. Sucked soo much ass.

    Pros: Looked good.  Always got comliments on it.

    Cons: Everything but the looks.  Even the Nav system was the worst one I have ever used.  Ugh.

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    Fun Car, Especially Turbo'd — I put a turbo on my RX-8. GREAT car, TONS of fun, and with that turbo... it's just incredible. People say turbos on rotaries are unreliable, but if you get a good tune, and treat the car right (change the oil, watch coolant levels, etc) then it's just as reliable as anything else on the road.

    Pros: BEAUTIFUL sound, great power band, well above its class handling

    Cons: Picky if you're too lazy to properly maintain a sports car.

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    One Of A Kind Vehicle — The RX-8 is like no other car on the road. You must spend some real time behind the wheel to truly appreciate the the marvel of the rotary engine. While quick enough, you'll not be overly impressed with straight line acceleeration. And the non-existent low end grunt is something most enthusiasts will miss. However, the engine revs wth a smoothness and sound that begs for the driver to keeps the tach high...where it's more respectable horsepower band lives. Where the RX-8 shines is in it's balanced handing and apparent inability to ever stray from where you point it.

    Pros: The best handling car I've owned, amazingly smooth engine with a sound all it's own, respectable acceleration and excellent brakes, excellent driving position.

    Cons: Interior materials look and feel cheap, Horrible MPG, my farts sound better than it's Bose stereo.

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    Awesome Handling, Good Acceleration, Bad Gas Mileage — great handling, good-looking car. it comes with a 1.3 kiter rotary with a 9,000 RPM redline- you can't lose with that! it is electrically assisted power-steering as opposed to a fluid-driven system. This makes the handling feel more natural and gives good feedback to the driver. some bads, however- be prepared to be making some trips to the dealership if you buy a 2004, since it is the first model year for this car. also, the rotary engine gets horrible gas mileage and requires premium. also, you cannot beat a nissan 350z off the line. overall, this is the best car I have ever owned/driven to date. I have driven many cars as well, including BMWs, acuras, camaros, corvettes, among others. you will have a blast throwing this tiny car into some sweet turns.

    Pros: fun to drive, unique -looking car, not a car you want to miss!

    Cons: sub-par gas mileage and if you get a 2004, be prepared to be going to the dealership a lot.

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    '04 Rx8- Horrible Gas Mileage!! — The car pulls strong...accelerating faster as it flies to 9000RPM limit. It handles like it's on rails, and the brakes are unbeatable. It's one of the most enjoyable cars I've driven, but I'll never own another. Practically weekly repairs, along with 9mpg... it's a very expensive car to drive and maintain. It was costing significantly more then the monthly payments just in gas and repairs.

    Pros: Very nice interior, beautiful exterior, great handling, brakes, acceleration, incredible engine noise, great stereo, etc

    Cons: unbearable gas mileage, horrible build quality that demanded frequent repairs to keep it on the road.

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    The Navmobile — Great car that handles like nothing else I have ever driven! You won't see one like this in UK as the body kit is a mixture of British and yank components. However..there are no performance modifications that can be done to this car in UK..only Japan and USA. It is bloody thirsty too!! I get about 25MPG and what with the rip-off prices that we are all paying for Jungle juice..it stings! 1 Ltr of oil every 400 miles too but thats due to the Wankel Rotary engine. Overall its a great car that I have enjoyed racing and touring in.

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    Rx-8 — For a non-conventional, non-piston type motor, it has superb performance and handles like higher end sports cars, but it is build to save you money and still have fun. Downside is I had "total engine failure" at 36,xxx miles, but they replaced everything without much hassle. Very sharp car and I always get compliments just about everywhere I go. I have to say that being a fan of the rotory motor is a plus because many people will still compare this car to anything with cylinders or pistons. This simply is unlike anything else out there and is a car all on its own. Much better than the MX-5 Miata, and sounds great too. Just wish it had turbos to keep the lineage going.

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    Fun To Drive, Needs A Turbo — Fun car, do0r setup is cool. Lacks some power and HATES Kentucky winters. Handles amazingly.

    Pros: Gets a lot of lo0ks, fun to drive.

    Cons: Lacks torque and some power.  Doesnt like ice/snow at all.

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    Cant Wipe The Grin Of Your Face. — I was fortunate to be involved as a driver for the release of this vehicle in Queensland. I was asked back to do other work with the car on most of the major tracks in Australia. This car rewards finsse and smoothness, communicating with you on a level than nothing else can for the money. And the soundtrack...!

    Pros: Sublime handling and balance. The rotary smoothness and its aural thrill. The practicality with those doors and its packaging? What more could you ask for!

    Cons: Likes a drink and the sparkplugs cost a bundle. Some mechanics afraid to touch rotaries could spell for big $ specialist work. The Bose speakers are nowhere near as good as in the MPS series.

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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

    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

    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

    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

    2006 Mazda RX-8 Reviews

    Affordable Sports Car By FCempa

    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 ... Read More

    Fun, Fresh And Sporty! Rx-8 Grand Touring By Exelero_374

    I love everything about this car from the way it handles to the look and feel of the car. It is beautiful inside and out. This car is loaded with all the options! All leather power seats that are heat... Read More

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