2005 Mazda RX-8 Top Comparisons

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 Sport ATReview
    Mehari_347 writes:
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    A Great And Fun Car But Not Too Reliable. — this car has many things that will make you fall in love with it. the looks. its handling, the rotary engine sound. this is a great sports car not the the best for a daily drive but its lots of fun and joy when your behind the steering wheel. this car needs lots of attention as of checking oil every week, not driving until is warm. small things like this. just make sure before you go for a rotary do a research about them. its a lovely car but it was not made for me drove it for 4 years 1/2. so if you ask me if i would recommended i would say maybe depending on the person......

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

    Pros: great looks
    fantastic handling
    suicide doors for the rear passengers

    Cons: no power and gets really bad MPG
    maintenance gets pricey because not just any mechanic will mess with that rotary engine.
    engine is not very reliable,.most owners with a 50,000 miles or more has already gotten a engine replace..

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-SpeedReview
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    Fun, Sporty, Unreliable Gas Guzzler — I really liked the style of the car and how they fit the back seats in. I also loved the smoothness of the engine, but unless you kept it in the top 7000 revs then it didn't really get on it like I wanted.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Looks amazing, handles amazing, feels amazingly smooth to drive.

    Cons: Could use a little more power and I wish the engines didn't die so easily/often.

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-SpeedReview
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    Sporty — Great vehicle if you are looking for a fun and sporty ride. Not a lot of space though. The back seats are bucket seats and the rear doors make for easy access to the back. Sleek design and not a common car, which makes it unique.

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

    Pros: Fun vehicle!

    Cons: Not a lot of space.

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-SpeedReview
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    My Baby — It has amazing acceleration. It red lines at 9000, can't ask for much more. Amazing handle, corners very well(if you have the tires for it). The exterior looks amazing, the interior isn't the best considering the back seats aren't passenger friendly. Gas mileage isn't terrible but it is worse than most cars. This is a very fun car to drive.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: It's very fast for such a small engine, it gets up and goes.

    Cons: Gas Mileage

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    2005 Mazda RX-8Review
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    Fun And Fast — I love the sports car look, feel and handling of this car. Still get compliments on the looks of the car. Sound system is great. Corners like a race car. Has tons of zip. The six-speed transmission shifts smoothly and easily, although I have seldom had to use the sixth speed. Zero to fifty can be done while still in third gear. Other than routine maintenance, I haven't had to do anything in the way of repairs. I don't like driving it in Winter and I don't like to mediocre gas mileage with the high price of gas right now. Tires are also pricey for this vehicle with not a lot of miles.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great sports car.  Handles like a race car.  Lots of fun to drive Spring, Summer and Fall.

    Cons: Not a car for Midwest winters.  Rear wheel drive doesn't do well on slick roads.  Gas mileage is not great

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-SpeedReview
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    Always Puts A Smile On My Face! — Excellent car and great fun, you'll get through lots of fuel, but you'll have a smile on your face. Keep an eye on the ignition coils though and don't buy a second hand one without a compression test! Also looks amazing :D

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

    Pros: Performance

    Cons: Reliability

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 Sport ATReview
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    Fun Car — acceleration slightly slower, braking is acceptable, handling is its strong point. In terms of building, no flaws at the moment but the best part is that it's a mixture of saloon and sport car. 2 tone interior... in terms of fuel, well its cheaper than a ferarri.

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

    Pros: fun, 4 door sports car, great handling...

    Cons: Its a wankel

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 Sport ATReview
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    Awesome Car... For Car Enthusiasts. — The Mazda RX8 is an enthusiasts car to the core. I had my RX8 for 3 years and loved it. The Wankle Rotary Engine puts out a torque 215hp to the preloaded rear diff. This car loves hilly curvy roads and has no problem showing up stop light racers! The cars interior is stellar. The red on black leather package is super cool. Downsides to this car are the gas milage and oil burn. It sucks fuel like a private jet and burns oil. It's a fact. I gues you could say its like owning a boat, there are two days you are happy the day you buy it and the day you sell it.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Speed, Performance, Fun

    Cons: Horrible gas milage, labor intensive ownership

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-SpeedReview
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    I Still Love It — 0 to 60 in 6 seconds 1/4 mile in 15 sec. im ok with the fuel economy 18 mpg city i mad at the fact it has about 70 less hp than the 350z but ill change that it is amazing to drive for sure so far no repairs needed at 35,000 miles love the suicide doors! love the bucket seats and leather int.

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

    Pros: ReAr WhEaL DrIvE 6 SpEeD

    Cons: Premium gas

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-SpeedReview
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    Great Car — best car ive ever driven,fun and fast,get lots of looks with the sleek design,easy shifting,has not needed any repairs,gas mileage is ok,all around great car,handles great in city and highway,drive it like you stole it

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

    Pros: love the sunroof,sound system

    Cons: cant find anything bad about it

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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

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    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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