2005 Mazda RX-8 User Reviews

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-Speed Review
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    75

    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-Speed Review
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    25

    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-Speed Review
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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-Speed Review
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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-Speed Review
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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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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-Speed Review
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    Perfect For Experienced Drivers — PERFECT ALL AROUND!! great handling its a 50/50 weight car. tops out around 156 at least thats how fast i've gone so far. Looks slick, curves bring out the best. Gas mileage not so great but not horrible somewhere around 20 to the gallon i think. sound of the engine is amazing people always comment on it. It's affordable and great car for the summer!!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: PERFECT HANDLING

    Cons: FAST

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-Speed Review
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    An Ok Compromise If You Need Back Seats Or Can Add Some Mods. — Minimum headroom with sunroof. Auto-day/night mirror is all day. Engine failed at 45k but was replaced under warranty (later recalled). Tracked it once and it did well, but could use some suspension work (I guess my Lotus was a tough act to follow). Only got 18mpg when I bought it new, which surprised me (and pointed out my lack of research) but now gets 20 mpg (I understandthey normally increase with age). Just hot 100k miles and the engine change was the only unscheduled maintenance.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Decent performance for a car with back seats.

    Cons: If you're over 6'3" avoid the sunroof.

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 Review
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    Drive From The Rear Baby — love pretty much everything about the car, interior is gorgeous, good power, amazing looks, sucide doors are an attention grabber, great stereo system hate fuel consumption, tax and insurance cost are both very expensice specially for someone like me who is young

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: RWD nothin but fun

    Cons: fuel consumption

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 Sport AT Review
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    Great Weekend/ Summer Car — It's sexy and has blazin ass handling, however, it could be a little faster and it uses a lot of gas too. I still love to drive it though especially when the ladies be grillin lol. Wit the right performance upgrades I think it's the perfect car.

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

    Pros: Flashy and it's a chick magnet

    Cons: Uses more gas than sum SUVs

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-Speed Review
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    Great Car — HAndles corners like a dream, i would say its one of the best cars to autocross with, not amazingly fast but when pushed youll be amanzed what the rotary is capeble in doing, i realy have fun driving this car

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

    Pros: everything

    Cons: ITs a sports car

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2010 Mazda RX-8 Reviews

    I Wish I Was In It Right Now And Never Had To Get Out By Kyle

    Looks awesome and fast just sitting there. Super unique as Mazda hasn't sold many RX-8s this year. Haven't put any gas in it yet. Total blast to drive, hugs the road like glue. I got this car becau... Read More

    Great Car By Travis

    The quality of this car is great Coudos to mazda. It preforms well and should be considered a luxury sedan not just a tuner. the cost of ownership is pretty low considering it doesnt use much gas, gre... Read More

    2009 Mazda RX-8 Reviews

    Goes To 9000 Rpm By v1ctoria

    . Top Gear and other car magazines had sung a few praises on this car for it fun driving and superb handling, plus, it's RWD coupe with four seats. The car has a manual transmission which provides 20... Read More

    My 2009 Rx-8 R3 Review By Flavia_194

    The cars terrible on gas... TERRIBLE! Its not very fast. It runs on a rotary motor which doesnt last nearly as long as standard motors. Its fun to drive but the fact the mileage sucks kind of takes aw... 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

    2006 Mazda RX-8 Reviews

    Affordable Sports Car By FCempa

    This is a fun and good looking vehicle! It handles well on the road and is decent on the fuel consumption. The back seat area is small, so for all practical purposes, this is really a comfortable 2 ... Read More

    Fun, Fresh And Sporty! Rx-8 Grand Touring By Exelero_374

    I love everything about this car from the way it handles to the look and feel of the car. It is beautiful inside and out. This car is loaded with all the options! All leather power seats that are heat... Read More

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