2005 Mazda RX-8 Top Comparisons

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    2005 Mazda RX-8Review
    Zui writes:
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    I love the rx8 its fun 50/50 handling a lol bit under powered but the sexy sound from the rotary makes up for it. With the reliability long as you put your money where your mouth is itll be reliable.

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    alainy writes:
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    amazing and very good looking car i want it

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    Juan writes:
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    nice car I like the color would like to own one somday

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    aCiD writes:
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    I like how it looks. I also like Miatas and this basically a 4 door miata.

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    Robert writes:
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    I got a 2006 Mazda RX8 I absolutely love it drives great I love it I rated at a 10

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-SpeedReview
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    One Of The Best Handling Cars To Be Created! Rotary Engine Encourages High Revs! — One of the best handling cars ever created! The car is a blast to drive. The car encourages you to race the engine to 9000rpm and more if it was tuned for it. Not nearly as fast Rx-7 but pretty damn good chassis, and would of been close with a better engine option such as a turbo or 3 rotor engine. Don't regret the purchase which I got for $5k below market value. I have tracked the car 3 times at Auto Club Speedway and Big Willow @ Willow Springs Raceway. I have installed Racing Beat Intake and Duct, MagnaFlow Catback Exhaust, LS2 Ignition Coils, MSD Wires, Koyo Radiator, Royal Purple Fluids, Exedy Stage 1 Clutch, and Hankook Ventus Evo12 Tires on Enkei RP03 SBC 18" Wheels.

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

    Pros: Lightweight chassis. Renesis Rotary revs up to 9000RPM. Good mid range torque and power. Superior handling. Good suspension and brakes. Good looking exterior and interior. 4 door sports car in a 2 door size. Useable rear seats even for adults.

    Cons: Lack of low end torque. Poor fuel economy for the peak power output. Higher maintenance than the average car (For ex, Iridium Spark Plugs every 30k Miles). Would be better with turbo or 3 Rotor N/A option.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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    2005 Mazda RX-8 Sport ATReview
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    A Fast, Reliable, And Fun Car. Rx-8 Is The S**t — The car handles remarkably well. It's fast, lightweight, and overall just an amazing vehicle. The gas mileage isn't the best, but it's also not made to be taken on super long road trips. The interior is extremely comfortable. I've sat in the car for hours and couldn't complain. Because of the rotary engine, it drinks oil, but as long as you add a little every second time you fill up the gas tank, it's not an issue. The car definitely attracts a lot of attention. There's nothing else like it on the road. It's unique, well built, and I couldn't have asked for a better companion throughout my years of driving.

    Pros: GREAT Handling, FAST Acceleration, Comfortable, Ladies LOVE it!!! Great sound, ROTARY ENGINE! :D

    Cons: Gas mileage, drinks oil, high maintenance.

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    Fun But Expensive. — Liked the power/speed and the brakes were the best part. However like i said. Maintenance is a nightmare!!!! 4,000 a year because a rotary went out. Plus the car payment itself. it is expensive. i HIGHLY recommend to avoid buying this car. It is expensive!

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

    Pros: Nice amout of Power, nice Braking system. Pretty good handeling.

    Cons: TERRIBLE MAINTANCE. 4,000 dollars just so you can have a rotary spinning again. A rotary will go out about once a year.

    5 of 18 people found this review helpful.
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    Looks And Beauty — The rx-8 is a nice car to drive around in if you can afford it. looks impressive, but not a speed boasting car. the design is unique, super light and little bit of space in the back unless you take the back seats out then you have more space to carry other things.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: seats are amazingly comfy. the car has very tight handling. feels good behind the wheel.

    Cons: alot of mods do not make an impact. look up rx-8 mods and do some research, the car isnt really a car to race, more luxury and a wow, to look at.

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-SpeedReview
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    Fun, Red, Sports Car. — I liked this car a lot to drive, I am just looking to get a car that I can use back in the mainland as well. This is a RWD car, and from where I am from, it snows quite a bit. This car is really enjoyable to someone who wants the speed and good acceleration. It is an automatic transmission, but does have paddle shifters, and a manual stick. All in all though, great car for the price and miles on it.

    Pros: Red Sports car, appearance is great.  Acceleration is fantastic, light weight with good HP.  Low miles, only maintenance needed while I have had the car is an oil change.  Car has awesome handling and control, very good stopping ability as well.  Very fun car to drive.

    Cons: Smaller car, compact spacing.  For me, it is just too small as I am used to driving a truck.  Not a lot of storage spacing, although I can fit my golf clubs in the trunk.  Has a few scratches, but nothing too noticeable.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2011 Mazda RX-8 Reviews

    Review By MABTAG

    The car price is too much, it should be around 3000 or 3500 dollars. If any buys it he /she have to spend 3000 dollars more on it as this model(to make it runs smooth) comes with rotary engine which n... Read More

    Review By Guru2HPFF

    Weak Power and only was getting 17mpg in town Read More

    2010 Mazda RX-8 Reviews

    Review By Echoedvoez

    If you’re looking for performance off the stoplight, don’t bother, but if a unique car with plenty of power for a random cruise sounds fun, then this is your car Read More

    Review By Gabriel

    It’s the best Japanese car ever made in the world Read More

    2009 Mazda RX-8 Reviews

    Review By Guru9T4BCW

    Im a Mazda fan of sports cars is nice to know that you have a great selection of Mazda cars Read More

    Review By Mark

    Awesome acceleration, great handling, but you need to be a rotary enthusiasts to own this car and take care of this engine 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

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