2004 Mazda RX-8 User Reviews

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    2004 Mazda RX-8 6-speedReview
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    An Enthusiat's Car. — The Mazda RX-8 is a drive'rs car. Even though it has "four" doors and four seats, it is not very comfortable in the back for a grown up. It is a great Sunday driver. It's gas mileage is terrible, but the sound of the rotary at 8500 RPM is something to behold.

    Pros: Great handling, and awsome looks.

    Cons: The MPG is the same as a Hummer.

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    Cool Looking, Relatively Quick, And Fun To Drive Car. —

    Test drove this car before buying my G35. This car is very fun to drive. The throttle and gearbox is very responsive. The brakes can stop the car on a dime. High speed cornering is not an issue. No noticeable over-steer and under-steer problems (the salesman was in the car though). Acceleration is not excited but quick. Since it is a rotatory engine, you don't hear the music from the engine (part of the excitement) when you accelerate. This car will bring you from 0 to 60mph in less than 6 seconds without a sweat but you will not notice it until you look down at the speedometer. Same problem when you hit the 9000RPM red line. That's probably why they installed the annoying warning beep when you are approaching the red line. The rear doors makes it very easy to access the rear seats. The satellite navigation system seems easy to use. Trunk space is very limited. My wife also noticed the heat coming through the firewall into the foot well of the front passenger seat. There is also a hump in that same foot well which makes my wife very uncomfortable to sit. She is only around 5ft tall so I can't imagine what a full size adult might feel in that seat.

    Pros: Great handling, quick, responsive gearbox, excellent brakes, easy access rear doors, good styling, and light weight

    Cons: Small trunk space,  only fits 4 people, heat pass through the firewall, hump in the foot well

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    Rotary — It lacks in the acceleration department, but it really makes up for it in handling. I wish I had this car in the 6-speed manual, but I'm still fine with the 4-speed auto.

    Pros: Handling, looks, rotary

    Cons: Gas mileage, lack of torque, lack of respect from most drivers

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    My Baby — My lightning yellow Mazda RX-8. BRILLIANT car....just needs it's own petrol station!

    Pros: Appearance, performance

    Cons: Fuel economy

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    2004 Mazda RX-8 6-speedReview
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    Holds Its Own — fun little car. nice interior.

    Pros: revs to 9k rpms. 240hp. 13k miles on it

    Cons: gets 10mpgs. has to warm up. 180ftlbs of torque

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    Overall Great Car! — Fun car to drive!

    Pros: Looks great no matter what you do to it.

    Cons: Limited space

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    This Car Fit Me Like A Glove — My buddy bought this car new in '04. We replaced all the suspension componets and beefed them up. We raced it only a handfull of times during the '04 season; and while we were out classed by the STis we ran against, the driver still did very well... ;-)

    Pros: Handled great, class winner for its time, clutch always felt perfect

    Cons: Gas guzzler, burns oil, typical for rotary

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    A Car That Drives Like An Extension Of Your Body. — The best balance you can find in a car today. End of story. I can take this car to a track, on a long trip, or to an exclusive event, all while taking 3 friends with me in comfort. Driving this car, with its rotary screamer for an engine, never gets dull.

    Pros: -Rotary engine! A 1.3 L N/A engine that gives cars with 3 times the displacement something to worry about.
    -50/50 weight distribution. Perfect balancing and a superb suspension set up; driving it is a dream.
    -Plenty room in that back accessed by excellent suicide doors. Coupe lines with sedan practicality.

    Cons: -Transmission problems have arisen on separate occasions.
    -Power modifications have little effect aside from F.I.

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    Fun, But Breaks All The Time. — It is a very impressive machine, but there are just too many problems with the rotary and transmission. I have owned the car for about 6 months and have had it in for two transmission problems, and it needs to go back again. Overall a fun car, just not reliable at all.

    Pros: Handling, Style, Interior

    Cons: Burns Oil, Transmission Problems, Not Very Fast

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    Handling Is Great — very good handling and brakes. interior room is good, unlike most sport cars.

    Pros: great handling and brakes. lot of room as a sport car. amazing sounding engine. 9k rpm redline

    Cons: low torque. bad gas mpg. rattles from interior.

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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

    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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