2005 Mazda RX-8 Top Comparisons

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

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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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    2005 Mazda RX-8 Sport ATReview
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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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    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

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    2009 Mazda RX-8 Reviews

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    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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