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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    Dtv4653
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    Backfire

    I have a 05 rx8, just had a new cat put in. The place that put it in says it didn't start when towed in. Tried to start it and seemed maybe engine was flooded. I tried all the ways to de flood. Sti...

    9 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)
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    Is The 2005 Mazda Rx8 Worth The Purchase

    I am thinking about getting a used 2005 Mazda RX8. I wanted to know how much it costs to maintain and I would like to know from someone who owns one if the maintenance is worth it. Additionally, ...

    24 views with 4 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
    caudillo_123
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    I Need To Know Why My Car Dont Turns On It Been Seating There For 5 Month A...

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    Myamaurice
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    Car Stops Running

    I have a 2005 rx8 iv had it to the shop several times and still can't get the problem fixed.when my car heats up the car will start acting like it's going to stop running and does so every time I g...

    25 views with 6 answers (last answer 2 months ago)
    haleyvandersluys
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    My 2005 Rx-8 Wont Stay Idling When I Use Anything Electrical

    I have a 2005 RX-8 that had a misfire in the engine that I had fixed but the same problem was still happening. For some reason the idle would be completely fine until I turn on the heat, move the st...

    27 views with 6 answers (last answer 3 months ago)