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2004 Mazda RX-8 RWDReview
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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 RWDReview
Nicholas writes:
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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 RWDReview
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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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2004 Mazda RX-8 RWDReview
Lilu writes:
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Engine Lets Down Chassis. — Performance - Good performance, great handling. Build Quality - Good build quality for a japanese manufacturer. Appearance - slick styling inside and out especially with scissor doors. Cost of Ownership - very thirsty on fuel and needs engine oil to be topped up regularly. Fun Factor - Great fun to drive.

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

Pros: Great handling and proper four seats.

Cons: Thirsty on fuel relative to performance.

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2004 Mazda RX-8 RWDReview
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Sweet — Great accel but only past 3000 rpms good brakes added drilled and slot installed new tranny great handling awesome suspension bad mileage great price paid AWESOME CAR TO DRIVE eats tires gt package has awesome features navi, bose audio two tone leather and tokiko sport suspension LOVE THE ROTARY 240hp IN A 1.3!!!! LOVE MY CAR

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: sleek and classy

Cons: none

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2004 Mazda RX-8 RWDReview
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Great Car — Butifull mazda rx8, kinda want to make love to it when i see it from my bedrom window. Great preformance (crazy wankel engine), great handeling overall a great race car for the streets :P what more can i say :P

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

Pros: speed and handeling

Cons: exspensive maintenance

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2004 Mazda RX-8 RWDReview
Lolly writes:
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The Balls — It is black....it looks awesome...it drives awesome....its powerful but it costs quite a lot to run. The thing goes through quite a bit of oil also but only if you red line the beast a lot...which is also awesome

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Looks

Cons: Fuel consumption

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2004 Mazda RX-8 RWDReview
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Perfect Car For Those Nice Summer Days-plenty Of Bang For The Buck — This car has a soul and I feel very connected to it and absolutely enjoy driving it. I love motorcycles first and foremost and this car more than any other that I have previously driven reminds me of a motorcycle with it's high revving 9,000 rpm redline and the fact that it builds power all the way to the top just gets my blood flowing. I love the sound the motor makes when it revs,very addicting.

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

Pros: Well balanced package and superb handling

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

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2004 Mazda RX-8 RWDReview
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My Rx8 — acceleration is pretty good, braking and handling are its strong points, no repairs perfect, amazing design and appearance, gas mileage terrible 14mpg city 21 highway. premium grade gas required. the car is worth every penny when it comes to driving it, very fun!

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

Pros: the design and performance

Cons: gas mileage and very expensive to own

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2004 Mazda RX-8 RWDReview
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Funand Sporty Without The High Price Tag — * Performance - great acceleration, braking, handling * Build Quality - no major repairs so far * Appearance - unique interior and exterior styling * Cost of Ownership - gas mileage is a little on the poor side, but whatever * Fun Factor - Incredibly fun to drive and handles great

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

Pros: Actually a four-door coupe

Cons: It heats up real quick

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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

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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

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