2005 Mazda RX-8 Overview


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2005 Mazda RX-8 Overview

For the 2005 model year, Mazda added a Shinka edition to the RX-8 lineup. It was equipped with leather seats, a power sunroof, multi-adjustable power seats, heated front seats, traction control, stability control, and a CD changer, among other features.
Like the base RX-8 model, it was powered by a 1.3-liter Renesis rotary engine that produced 238 horsepower when equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, and 197 horsepower when equipped with a four-speed automatic transmission.
Standard features for the base RX-8 included air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, dual front and side airbags, anti-lock brakes, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with a tilt steering column, steering-wheel-mounted controls, a tire pressure monitor, and an AM/FM stereo system with a CD player.
The RX-8's performance and acceleration, responsive handling, styling, interior, and roominess (for a sports coupe) were among the positive points cited by drivers. On the downside, drivers noted that gas mileage could have been better.


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    Spare Tire

    Looking for a donut and/or used rim/tire since we bought this as used and w/o apare. Doesn't seem to come across any resale on the web. Don't want to spent much (eg: new) ... any suggestions?

    1,383 views with 7 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)

    Mazda Rx8

    Why are people having some many problems with the rotary engines?? & What can I do if I stll want a Mazda RX8???

    20 views with 3 answers (last answer about a month ago)

    Engine Warning Light

    hi, my engine warning light is on or flashing. also my engine sounds like its running on 3 cylinders and very rough and under powered, then all of a sudden it clears up and is normal again although ...

    4,651 views with 6 answers (last answer 2 months ago)

    Why Would A Parked Mazda Rx8 Catch Fire And Burn?

    A 2005 Mazda RX8 is parked and after a few hours catches fire. What can be the cause of this?

    136 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 months ago)