2004 Mazda RX-8 User Reviews

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    2004 Mazda RX-8 6-speed Review
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    65

    An Engineering Masterpiece! — I adore the styling of the car first off, from the sleek exterior, to the beautiful and comfortable interior. The handling is tight and smooth, and the power is breath-taking. The whir of the engine makes your heart race, and how easily it flies down the road leaves you stunned. All around an amazing car.

    Pros: Everything. I love the rotary engine... It is a true marvel

    Cons: Gas mileage. So far I'm only getting... about 19 miles to the gallon.

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    2004 Mazda RX-8 6-speed Review
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    Amazing — love it could be alittle better with tourque but other that that i love it super fun little car to drive around handles amazing grips the road like no other car i have ever driven before cant wait to turbo it to see what it really can do

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

    Pros: six speed

    Cons: tourque

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    2004 Mazda RX-8 6-speed Review
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    35

    Rotary Baby — Performance - Not the fastest car in the world but shouldn't be underestimated Build Quality - no repairs except for the usual maintenance (It literally eats oil) Appearance - Love the body style. Sometimes I just stare at it for hours. Cost of Ownership - premium only no mid-grade or unleaded gas. Need to have a bottle of oil stashed in your trunk always. Fun Factor - For me, 10/10

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Very fun to drive.

    Cons: 14mpg

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    2004 Mazda RX-8 6-speed Review
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    Rx-8 — Theres not really much to say about it. Its a 2004 Mazda RX-8.I absolutely love the car all over. I use it just for work and casual driving. The only downfall to it is gas millage which isnt too horrible all the time but it does guzzle gas if you drive it like i do. It also wont move and inch in the snow for me.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Pretty much everything

    Cons: Gas millage

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    2004 Mazda RX-8 6-speed Review
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    I Absolutely Love This Car. The Rotary Engine Is An Amazing Piece Of Machinery If Treated Right. — PROS: This is a fast and extremely well handling car, it grips the road almost like a 240sx. 250 BHP and Revs to 9k RPM!!!Sexy and sporty at the same time. All the power of a coupe sports car but has the luxury of a sedan. 4 doors make it easy to fit more than 2 people in the car without having to move the seat. Heated seats are definitely a plus. Bose sound system has just enough bass not to blow your ear drums and the stereo goes to 34 (pretty damn loud) without sacrificing music quality. CONS: If you don't know anything about the rotary engine I'd suggest learning. you have to add non-synthetic oil every once and a while because oil is injected into the engine along with fuel to keep the apex seals lubricated. Gas mileage is not what you would expect it to be for such a small car with a 1.3L engine. Rotary's run rich and you have to use 91+ octane or your Check Engine Light will come up with multiple codes.

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

    Pros: fast and fun to drive. amazing handling. great overall feel.

    Cons: gas mileage. if you don't know anything about the rotary engine I'd suggest learning. you have to add non-synthetic oil every once and a while because oil is injected into the engine along with fuel to keep the apex seals lubricated.

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    2004 Mazda RX-8 6-speed Review
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    This Really Is A Niche Car, Either You Love It Or Hate It. High-performance Luxury Car. — I think Car And Driver described it best in their latest article on the Rx-8. They describe it as "The Affordable Exotic." Featuring tight handling, a luxury interior and an exotic motor, the car definitely lives up to that title. This is the most fun car I've ever driven, period. I would suggest it to anybody who cares a great deal about their vehicle and wants a unique car that really stands out.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Nimble, fun to drive, rotary engine, four door, luxury car, incredibly easy to work on.

    Cons: Exotic car means expensive parts and repairs, poor gas mileage.

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    2004 Mazda RX-8 6-speed Review
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    Fun Not Practical — its fun to drive but very impractical and not as fast as it should be. and it is very expensive. kinda noisy on the road. engine revs really high when you're over 80 making gas milage even worse lol. its really fun to drive. especially in the snow.

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

    Pros: grip

    Cons: mpg

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    2004 Mazda RX-8 6-speed Review
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    Mazda Rx8 The Ultimate Drive Machine. — I love this car, it performs great, is very stylish, and I haven't had any mechanical issue's with it. The only negative thing I can think of is that it burns gas... Fast, but nonetheless I still love this car. The best car purchase I've ever made.

    Pros: It's fun, responsive, stylish, and have four seat just incase you need them.

    Cons: If you're looking to save gas, don't get this car.

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    2004 Mazda RX-8 6-speed Review
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    Great Car, But In The Wrong Price Range. Other Cars At The Same Price Have Better Performance... — First car. It is now sold. Was a GREAT handling car with the right tires and tire pressures, but def lacked in the power department. Powerband was weak until 7300+ RPM which was only good for track days. Car was extremely expensive to modify and without special tools, do not attempt internal work...

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

    Pros: Great B-Stock Car. Handles well. Chicks dig it.

    Cons: Power.

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    2004 Mazda RX-8 6-speed Review
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    Mazda Rx8 231ps —

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

    Pros: You wouldn't be quick unless you have some driving talent and skills.

    Cons: 18mpg.

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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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