2004 Mazda RX-8 User Reviews

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    Displaying 131 - 140 of 152 2004 Mazda RX-8 reviews.

    2004 Mazda RX-8 6-speed Review
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    Take It In The Turns — It isn't a straight line car, the RX-8 won't run others in the same price range in a straight line. However put this prefectly balanced machine into the twists and turn and you will be hard pressed to find another that flows through the turns the way this car does.

    Pros: Excellent craftsmanship, reliable, excellent interior, well designed cockpit, superb in the turns.

    Cons: Lacks torque and lower rpms, upgrades and tuning is very pricey, turbo charging require engine rebuild.

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    2004 Mazda RX-8 6-speed Review
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    A True Cross Over — smoothest engine ever, at 9000rpm is still smoother then any cylinder engine at idle.

    Pros: The only Rotary production engine

    Cons: the level of torque

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    Current Car...love It — This is one of the best handling cars around - it could definately use more power though.

    Pros: Looks, handling, useability

    Cons: needs more low end power

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    2004 Mazda RX-8 6-speed Review
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    Boyfriends Car... — I absolutely LOVE driving this car!!!!! Just buy one...must be the 6sp to have real fun!!!!

    Pros: FAST

    Cons: gas sucks!!!-16mpg on premium only

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    Well Balanced — great fun car, its a toy. will never push it to its limits on the street and out handles and out brakes cars that are much more expensive.

    Pros: practical sports car

    Cons: gas consumption

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    A Genuinely Unique Sports Saloon — A beautifully styled car inside and out. Fantastic door arrangement, very smooth high-revving rotary engine, and an amazing chassis.

    Pros: Style, smooth high revving engine, cool doors

    Cons: mpg, low torque

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    Very Impressive — The handling was superior to its competitors, but the power was lacking. If they upgraded the engine up to 300+ bhp the car would be more marketable and competitve with the other cars of its class

    Pros: Handling

    Cons: Power

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    In This Price Range Nothing Else Competes — Not the quickest car around but great for an everyday drive - especially through twisty corners - WOW

    Pros: Great stereo, handles well etc

    Cons: check oil all the time. Keep spare oil in the boot

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    Fantastic But Expensive To Run — If you want a sports car with the practicallity of 4 full sized adult seats that has a unique styling and head turning appearence, this is the car to get. 228bhp model gts 0-60 in 6.4 seconds, top speed 148, handles great, brakes are fantastic, very smooth engine only draw back is low torque below 3000 revs. You can get a good deal on them seconds hand but running costs can be high. Around 20mpg max (thats even with no speeding and driving in a higher gear) so about 250 miles per tank. Oil isn't as bad as i'd heard, mine has eaten 1.5 litres in 8 months. Insurance is fairly high as you have to insure it as a 2.6 litre engine and servicing (esp 3rd year service) is high along with road tax. Overall, if you dont love this car and care for her like its ur own mother, dont buy it as you'll always be thinking about the running costs. Its a car you have to own because its a passion, not because its a mode of transport.

    Pros: Styling, performance, interior quality, woman pulling appeal, fun.... i call this car the Japanese Ferrari

    Cons: Running costs, low torque at low revs (only really matters if you like to beat people at the lights....)

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    It's A Great Car And I'm Extremely Happy With It. — It may not have the highest amount of Horsepower, but the handling is amazing. Wouldn't trade it for much of anything.

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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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