2004 Mazda RX-8 User Reviews

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    2004 Mazda RX-8 Review
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    04 At Rx-8 — An absolutely amazing car sleek and powerful. As long as you get all recalls done and keep up with maintenance you shouldn't have a problem. While the MT is much more fun to drive that doesn't mean the AT is a bore its still plenty of fun especially if you don't care about racing.

    Pros: its a sleek and powerful little sports car

    Cons: engine can flood if you don't let it warm up, gets horrible gas mileage if you drive it like it should be driven.

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    2004 Mazda RX-8 6-speed Review
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    Great Sports Car — This car is all about speed and agility, you can take a turn at high speeds with out the fear of flipping. The 4 doors that just look like 2, takes the best of both worlds of having a sports coupe car and a 4 door sedan. This has a high fun factor. With the 50/50 weight distribution you can have tons of fun, and drift and slide every turn.

    Pros: 50/50 weight distribution

    Cons: low on torque

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    2004 Mazda RX-8 6-speed Review
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    Mazda Rx-8 — Awesome Car Picked it up June 6 of 2007 and I couldn't be happier with the car for what I paid for it. The car has all the goods except for the nav system. Two tone leather, moon roof, appearance package, bose system. Rotary power FTW!!!

    Pros: Rotary Engine, Appearance, Fun to Drive

    Cons: Lacking Torque, Bad Fuel Mileage

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    2004 Mazda RX-8 4-speed Review
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    Rotaries For The Current Generation. The Rx-8 Review — Ahh the sound of a rotary engine. With the displacement on par with that of a motorcycle one could really question the performance of this car. That is until it is driven. The true merits of the RX-8 shines not in the straights of highways but in the curves of tortuous roads. The handling on this 2+2 door pseudo sedan (there is in fact 2 rear suicide "doors") is ridiculously tight and the response is amazing. The price paid for this however makes it a less than ideal automobile for pitted rough city streets. While the road feel is great, it also means you feel every single pebble, pothole and bump on the road. Turning the steering wheel also becomes an _exercise_ at low speeds due the difficulty of turning the steering wheel. Another possible trouble one can run into is that since it *is* a rotary engine you must only use dino oil (non synthetic for those not in the know) only and very often at that since the rotary engine actually burns off the oil. Also if you must turn on the engine make sure it is not turned off until it has sufficiently warmed up (5-10 minutes) or else the engine will flood and subsequent cranks will lead to a quick trip to dealership garage. But looking past it's shortcomings it still retains much of it's rotary heritage and has a large almost cult like fan base. If you love rotaries and can handle it's quirks then this car is for you.

    Pros: Ridiculously tight handling, built for corners, Has a large following, Designed on par with a car worth twice as much.

    Cons: Ridiculously tight handling, built for corners, a chore for inner city driving, quirky engine characteristics, possible maintenance issues for the unindoctrinated owner.

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    2004 Mazda RX-8 6-speed Review
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    Got A Bad Car — The engine burned out after 2 days of me owing it. The car was great on performance and the sound of the engine makes the car worth while. The handling was awesome and the clutch was a perfect for the type of performance the car could put out.

    Pros: Great performance and handling

    Cons: the engine burned up.

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    2004 Mazda RX-8 6-speed Review
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    Great Handling, Fun To Drive But Under Powered Car. — Great, fun car. Only gets about 20 MPG on the freeway and 17-18 on the roads but it revs to 9000 rpm, so i forgive it. Haven't had any problems with it. The only complaint I have is power. With another 50 hp this would be a really great car. It handles beautifully; brakes like a champ and is still comfortable and quiet enough for me to drive it to work 70 miles a day, even in the snow.

    Pros: handling, interior styling, Mazda service/warranties

    Cons: Power

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    2004 Mazda RX-8 6-speed Review
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    A Very Dissapointing Sports Car. — The RX-8 handles very well but I don't think its particularly quick. You need to be smaller than even me to get into the back! It sounds like its screeming at you all the time! All sound and no pound! Its is stupidly unreliable and very expensive to run, i.e you have to warm the engine up before turning it off or it will flud! It does about 15-20 miles to the gallon and is even worse on oil!

    Pros: Nippy handeling, nice looking and good boot space.

    Cons: Expensive to run, not reliable, slow!

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    2004 Mazda RX-8 6-speed Review
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    Rx-8 — about creamed myself when hit the gas pedal, quiet engine, revs smoothly, not a winter car at all, expensive but worth driving, could use a turbo, gauges are weird, handles like a baby, gets a lot of street attention when driven, not a car for anybody under 21 for they would ruin it

    Pros: comfort, sportyness, acceleration, back doors, sleek styling

    Cons: reliability, rear visibility

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    Great Car I Love It! — An amazing car. It is incredibly fast. The only problem I have with it is it could have a bit more torque it lacks in take off speed but other than that itll run with the best! This is the funnest car i have ever had the pleasure of driving!

    Pros: Looks great and runs great what more could you ask for.

    Cons: could have a bit more torque for faster starts.

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    2004 Mazda RX-8 6-speed Review
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    Rx8 — This car basically reads your mind. Point the nose where you want to go and the RX8 does it's job masterfully. The RX8 is perfectly balanced and although it may not have a very torquey engine (OK, let's face it, no torque whatsoever), the engineering behind the chassis and drivetrain allows this car to be driven to the fullest by even the most adept driver. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    Pros: Handling, 9000 RPM!, Novelty

    Cons: Lacking in some aspects of build quality (minor), Gas Mileage

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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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