2005 Mazda RX-8 Top Comparisons

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-SpeedReview
    Tata writes:
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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-SpeedReview
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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

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-SpeedReview
    Tom writes:
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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-8Review
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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 ATReview
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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-SpeedReview
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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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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-SpeedReview
    Chuck writes:
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    Fun Car — performance - handled like a bigger miata build quality - quality was great cost of ownership - gas mileage was lacking but i knew that going in to the deal. Had to add about a quart of oil between oil changes. favorite car though.

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

    Pros: fun

    Cons: none

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-SpeedReview
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    I Would Buy It Again — Fun to drive, although very thirsty. Next to my motorcycles this is my vehicle of choice. Great for driving in my local mountains, with good tires it handles beautifully in the twisties! I don't drive it enough though and garage it over the winter so it has become an expensive toy...

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

    Pros: A very good looking and great handling car

    Cons: Too thirsty

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-SpeedReview
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    Wouldn't Dream Of Driving Anything Else — 247 horsepower in a 1.3 liter wankel rotary engine make for solid response through all rpm ranges and outperforms any clunky over sized piston engine out there. handles like a dream with rwd and 50-50 weight distribution. lets not forget the factory short shifter ^_^.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: great handling, quick response, and rwd

    Cons: burns oil regularly

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-Speed ShinkaReview
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    I'm Lovn't — 2005 Mazda Rx8 6speed MT, Good handling, enough horsepower, four doors, Mazdaspeed Suspension Setup, HKS Legamax Exhaust, Mazdaspeed bodykit and spoiler, K&N Air Filter, Poineer Double Din Head Unit, Mazdaspeed Rims, Brighestone RE 01 R tires, I love it.

    Pros: Handling

    Cons: High MPG

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2011 Mazda RX-8 Reviews

    Review By GuruHG37W

    The car was a great chassis and very nice interior, however the specific one I test drive felt like it had low compression and almost no power. It felt like it struggled to launch when I test drove it... Read More

    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

    2010 Mazda RX-8 Reviews

    Review By Guru9QVBWR

    Great handling and with proper maintenance the car functions well. Gradual and smooth flow of power. Could be used for a relaxed or race inspired driving style. Read More

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    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

    2009 Mazda RX-8 Reviews

    Review By GuruY4521

    The Mazda RX-8 was still going through some tweaking, and in time the RX-8 would become the car worthy of the RX name. The rotary engine, is the engine of the future. Read More

    Review By Susan

    The car appears to be in good condition. However, I do feel it is overpriced. 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

    Review By Guru9Q6WXR

    Great looking car. It was fun to drive. Read More

    Review By Trent

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