2005 Mazda RX-8 Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2005 Mazda RX-8 against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-SpeedReview
    Sean writes:
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    Rotary King — this rotary beast has great acceleration and even better braking, it is a drift kind aswell. it only cost me 13.7k and it only had 25k miles. the appereance is flaweless too. it is sound and quite but a road king.

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

    Pros: rotary engine

    Cons: no spoiler yet

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-SpeedReview
    Sol writes:
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    Only Buy This Car If You're Prepared To Maintain It — great car but she's giving me a lot of problems not the fastest car, but handles like it's attached at the waist very expensive if you don't know what you're doing it's the most fun i've had driving any car

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: handling, looks, sound, rotary engine

    Cons: maintenance, no torque, rotary engine

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 Sport ATReview
    Cody writes:
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    Yepp!!!! — its a fun car to drive. but if you get one, get a manual! MA>AT the gas milage isnt what you'd expect in a car like 17mpg. its a fun car to drive, just be carefull in the rain u can get urself in trouble!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: i love the coupe cars! and the over all body is BA!

    Cons: AT

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-SpeedReview
    Josh writes:
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    Magical — great in summer crap in winter and mpg is worse than a Dodge Ram =( acceleration is a lil poor and burns oild is fun to drive tho especially in the summer and RWD means you'll be drifting like mad. amazing car

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: top speed

    Cons: accelleration and mpg

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-SpeedReview
    Imanuel writes:
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    Rx 8 Is A Good Car — Peformance : - acceleration = pretty good - braking = it can brake very nicely - handling = it can turn perfectly appearance : pretty good for the sports car interior : it has a nice seat and the accesories in the interior are beautiful exterior : it looks so sporty

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

    Pros: it can turn quickly and it uses renesis in the engine

    Cons: it only has 4 seat

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-SpeedReview
    Yannick writes:
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    If You Think Your Car Handles Well, Drive One Of These. And Remember, The Mazda Is Stock... — To start, the design is unique and really encompasses the unique Rotary engine through the exterior and interior of the vehicle. Drive this car if you want to know how a car is supposed to handle. Regardless of the weather, the vehicle rides like its on rails with no understeer. The cost of ownership is rather cheap. These vehicles changed very little and came out in 2004 so its easy to get your hands on an inexpensive one. Small fuel tank. Fuel disappears with a motor with such torque curve high in the RPMs. Eats oils. You will no reach 3000 miles without having to add oil due to the rotary motor. Could use a little more horsepower.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: For a stock vehicle, rivals a lot of high performance cars in regards to handling

    Cons: A to B driver. You might as well get a Prius and save the gas.

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-SpeedReview
    Warren writes:
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    50/50 — Performance - 5/5 [ no complaint] Build Quality - 4/5 [occasional brake squeal/clutch pedal squealing] Appearance - 5/5 [ stands out/difficult to keep clean though] Cost of Ownership - 1/5 [Gas/Mods] Fun factor - 5/5 [dont know what else to say]

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: fun to drive

    Cons: not so fun daily gas station trips

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-SpeedReview
    Jesse writes:
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    It Is Worth Every Penny — Performace: I turboed it with the greddy turbo system and it dynoed at 255 whp 198 torque so its got plenty of power to play with =] Havent had ANY problems with it yet, its an awesome car and its built amazingly uses alot of gas (i get 12-17 mpg) and uses alot of oil (rotary engines are built in a way where they constantly burn a little but of oil) overall, this car is freakin AMAZING and i love and look forward to every single time i get to drive it.

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

    Pros: theres no funner car out there

    Cons: gas cost alot!

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-SpeedReview
    Pierre writes:
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    Awesome Cars For Someone Who Like To Feel The Road And Like To Work On His Car. — Acceleration is ok but handling is awesome Some rattles appears after 40 000km, but really minor Gaz consumption is not so bad but is not to par with other competitors in the same category This car is a blast to drive !!!

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

    Pros: I can go track this car and still carry my two daughters with me

    Cons: If you are not a car fanatic, this car requires more maintenance than most of the car and is very different because of its rotary nature

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-SpeedReview
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    Clean — Mazda Speed version should come with a S/C option. Interior is clean and not too busy, a lot of TSB's out for this car ''/. Overall performance when it comes to power somewhat lacking, makes up for it with handling.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Apperance, and weight, and handling

    Cons: lack of power

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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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