2005 Mazda RX-8 User Reviews

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-Speed Review
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    35

    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

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-Speed Review
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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-Speed Review
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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 Shinka Review
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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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    2005 Mazda RX-8 Sport AT Review
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    One Of The Best Cars Out There For Sheer Fun, Excitement And Drivability. — It is one of the best cars on the market, don't listen to what everyone says until you have driven one. Awesome and practical. I am a family man and this is my main car driving 250 miles per week.

    Pros: FUN

    Cons: Fuel Econmy (If u can afford the car u can afford to run it)

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 Sport AT Review
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    Rotary Dream! — Love the looks and the "freestyle" back doors. Great fun to drive. Not great off the line but handles like a dream. Quality seems well above average. Gas mileage not that great but not bad for a sports car. I have the automatic but it has manual shift option that gives the feel of a manual. I would recommend taking one for a test drive and make up your own minds.

    Pros: Looks, engine, back doors

    Cons: gas mileage, have to add oil for rotary engine.

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-Speed Review
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    My First Test Drive Of An Rx-8 — Okay so I'm going to be straight forwards with this, the gas mileage kinda sucks. It's not as bad as an SUV, but it's getting there. Although, for the way it's driven and the way it performs, it seems about right. With it's 1.3L rotary engine, you're getting 238hp. Yes, 238hp from a 1.3L engine. If you're driving the AT instead of the MT, it drops down to 197hp. You can seriously feel the difference with the MT. As far as interior and exterior styling, they're awesome. A sports car that's actually comfortable... amazing! The curves are sexy, the suicide doors are rather practical incase you need to load something large in from the side and it looks cool. I've driven the 3.2 Audi TT, Porsche Boxster S and the Nissan 350Z and I would STILL take the RX-8 over all of them. It's a true drivers car. Don't drive her gentle because you're only cheating yourself. Drive her hard and you'll have to have plastic surgery to remove the smile from your face.

    Pros: It's fast, fun, easy to drive, the styling is amazing, 9,000-rpm redline ::drool::

    Cons: The stock tires SUCK on wet pavement. Honestly, I'd be running all seasons up until winter and then snow tires are a must. Gas mileage. Let the engine warm up in lower temperatures (which you should anyways) instead of just getting in and driving off. The only other bad thing is that your face may ache from smiling so much; but that's just a trade-off.

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-Speed Shinka Review
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    Great Fun Car — Really fun car to drive. Silky smooth motor gives great acceleration, and the handling is stupendous! So far nothing has gone wrong.. solid build quality. The 4 door configuration of this car is genious, giving a coupe like apperance with the benefit of seating 4 easily.

    Pros: Engine, handling, Fun

    Cons: none! (well maybe fuel consumption :-)

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 Review
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    Mazda Rx-8 — Main reason for purchaseing was the looks, just love the shape and styling. Reasonable performance is a bonus (this is the 192bhp version with 5 speed gearbox), though it is by no means the quickest / most powerful car in it's class. Build quality is good, though it has been back 3 times for product recall issues (all things that the owner wouldn't have been aware of). It's a really fun car to drive, the rotary engine sits low giving perfect 50:50 weight distribution, along with rear wheel drive it is a joy to throw about on country lanes. Fuel consumption atrocious though (about 18mpg), and the rotary engine gets through about 5 litres of oil a year.

    Pros: Looks, great fun to drive

    Cons: Fuel consumption of 18mpg is nowehere near the 24mpg quoted by Mazda

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    Rx8 2005 190ps — I love this car although its not without issues! Had new alloys and fins under warranty as originals had corroded, the clutch packed in at 23,000 miles, tyres are very expensive, needs regular oil top ups, front suspension parts wear and its thirsty on fuel. Its still great fun but lacks the performance to match its looks. I love it to bits and would buy another for all its faults.

    Pros: great looks and handling, internal styling is fantastic, well speced car

    Cons: poor mpg, very expensive tyres, needs regular oil top ups, needs a supercharger to make go!

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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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