2004 Mazda RX-8 User Reviews

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    2004 Mazda RX-8 6-speed Review
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    Generally Impressive Vehicle — The only thing most RX-8 owners complain about is the relatively low power/weight ratio. Other than that, the car excels in all other areas. I like this car so much, I quit my job and started a new company which builds performance parts for it.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Four full-size seats and handles like a two-seater.

    Cons: Engine reliability in the '04-'05 models.

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    2004 Mazda RX-8 4-speed Review
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    Mazda Rx-8 — This car is by far the most fun car I have ever driven. The handling is simply outrageous and it gets up quickly as well. It was an excellent deal. Interior is wonderful. And the Bose system in it is decent.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: all of it

    Cons: none of it

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    2004 Mazda RX-8 6-speed Review
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    The Hotness — its my favorite car to date that i can afford. i love everything about it except the repair costs. the car has alot of potential to make it really fast turbo ready i hope to have it done by next summer. if you dont have the money for it i suggest a rx7 they are very cheap and quick, and already come with a twin turbo

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

    Pros: i love the handleing

    Cons: it weighs in at 3900lbs

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    2004 Mazda RX-8 4-speed Review
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    Rx 8 — Its a sharp looking car with amazing handling and top end speed it cuts you off at 145 stock which is fast enough in this area dont like how it burns oil but its worth it for the rotory motor

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

    Pros: handling and top end speed

    Cons: traction control dosnt turn off

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    2004 Mazda RX-8 6-speed Review
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    Awesome Car Overall — This car is certainly one that will turn heads everywhere you go. It definitely has some get up and go to it although it takes high rpms to get there. This is not a car to save for the winter months however since it is RWD.

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

    Pros: Head turner, quick at high revs, outstanding handling

    Cons: Sucks in the winter, acceleration

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    2004 Mazda RX-8 6-speed Review
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    Anyone Want To Buy It Off Me? — Accelleration could be better, braking is ok, Handling is great, has lots of issues, burns more fuel than a hummer... also depending on the way you drive it ;P, nice looking, pretty fun, convenient suicide doors, you can fit a 60" grill in the thing!

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

    Pros: Handling

    Cons: Gas mileage

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    2004 Mazda RX-8 6-speed Review
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    I Love It — This car is built for spirited driving. The acceleration is far worse than cars in it's class, but once you reach the twisty roads it comes alive, not many cars can weave through as quickly as it can. The gas milage will make you think that you are driving a large displacement V-8.

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

    Pros: pulling G's through corners.

    Cons: Gas milage

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    2004 Mazda RX-8 6-speed Review
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    Overall A Great Car That Is A Blast To Drive. — Overall a great car. Fun to drive, handles like a dream, acceleration a bit slow, however, when you get to about 4,000RPM, it takes off like a rocket. Love the suicide doors, and the back seat is actually comfortable for a sports car. Owned it for about 6 months now or so and haven't needed to do any repairs to it. This isn't much of a drawback for me because I bought a sports car, not a fuel efficient family sedan, however, I get about 18city and about 22hwy - that is if I am driving it nicely, not how it wants to be driven. Additionally, the rotorary engine requires a few maintenance and guidelines for running that many people do not want to do - again, the juice is worth the squeeze for me and I own a sports car, not a Corolla, so for me, it is expected. The car CANNOT have synthetic oil. I am used to synthetic, however, it needs to burn about a quart of oil between oil changes and this is a NORMAL. You also have to make sure the car is warmed up all the way before shutting it down, rotories evidently don't like to be started then shut down in the dead of winter. If you cannot, rev it up to about 5-6k RPM and shut the engine down in mid rev. This will evacuate all the fuel in the engine to avoid flooding. Visually, I get massive amounts of complements on the car. Cannot go anywhere without catching people catching a glance. Overall a great car and when it is time for me to get a new car, I will be going with another one or maybe the new RX9 when it comes out :D

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

    Pros: Handling, performance, comfort, and controls.

    Cons: Not really a negative, because you dont buy a Ferrari for the gas mileage, same mentality here.  

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    2004 Mazda RX-8 6-speed Review
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    Love It — I love it. It handles beautifully and works great. The acceleration in 1st is a bit slow but when it gets to about 4000 rpms. It really starts to go. It has only needed minor repairs since I got the vehicle. light bulbs oil ect. Appearance straight up sexy car. gas mileage is about 15 to 17 mpg. Fun Factor- just don't get caught by the cops.

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

    Pros: handling is perfect

    Cons: gas milage

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    2004 Mazda RX-8 6-speed Review
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    Mazda Rx-8 — Love the low center of gravity and the unique rotary motor. The engine just pulls and pulls strong to 9,000RPM's The red and black leather interior is a nice touch too. Oh, and this compact car can hold 4 passengers.

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

    Pros: strong performance,handling and awesome RPM's like a motorcyle

    Cons: poor gas mileage and dealers are far and few between

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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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