2005 Mazda RX-8 User Reviews

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-SpeedReview
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    Rx8 Monster — The RX8 is the most fun out of all the cars I have owned and I am very sad to be without it. It could kick ass in a race, it had a bad 9 speaker BOSE system which shook the windows and let the general public hear the sweet sounds of Hip Hop and Reggae and regualy hit 9thousand revs. It looked sick with the suicide doors and the exceleration was raw.

    Pros: 9:10

    Cons: Fule consumption was killing

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-Speed ShinkaReview
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    My 2005 Mazda Rx-8 —

    I loce driving my car. I have had it for3.5 years and it feels like I just bought it yesterday. I used to count the seconds until I could get out of work and just drive. I frequently drive nowhere and anywhere. The performance and handling is great. The acceleration is great for stock. And so is the speed. I have raced 4 Carreas(non turbo) and beat them all. Becauase of the rotary engine, when the Carrea is shifting to 3rd gear I am still in 2nd gear at about 6000 RPMs. I have had it as fast as 137mph. The mileage is ok. I thought it would be better but with the rotary engine it tends to guzzle. I do get decent mileage on the highway and if I am not going 100 mph. The price for the Shinkaedition was a little bit higher but I think it was worth it because the special edition paint(black chery) makes it unique. If I could make any changes/upgrades/modifications it would be exhaust/brakes/turbo kit or supercharger/ and ecu. I would change the brakes to Brembo brakes. The complete kit(calipers and rotors). I would change the exhaust to HKS Legamax catback system with 65mm piping and 100 mm tips. My second choice would be a Borla exhuast system The turbo kit would be the SFR bolt on turbo kit or the Greddy and my 2nd choice. For a Supercharger I would pick the Pettit SuperCharger or the Blitz kit. Personally I would prefer the supercharger over the turbo because of turbo lag. Of course with either kit I would change the fuel injectors to 1100-1300. As for the ECU I would get the Greddy E-manage unit.

    Pros: The whole package

    Cons: Gas Mileage

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-SpeedReview
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    Most Fun To Drive Car! — I love this car! It's one of the most fun to drive cars I have ever been in. I test drive cars for fun and this one was so amazing that I bought it! Its not really the acceleration that gets me, its the handling, it takes corners like a champ and nothing throws it off balance. This is a car that anyone can drive fast, its just so forgiving, it seams to say, "Is that all you've got?"

    Pros: Fast, Fun, Forgiving.

    Cons: Gas mileage. But hey, its a sports car, what do you expect?

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 Sport ATReview
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    My Beginning — This was my first car. got it when i was 16. It has awesome pick-up. it looked gorgeous and it was really fun to drive. i loved the rotary engine at the time but wanted a new car so i got this over a used rx-7. handling was superb since this is rear wheel drive you can drift.

    Pros: GORGEOUS, fun to drive, awesome acceleration

    Cons: base modle not worth getting.

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-Speed ShinkaReview
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    Lal Mirch — Good things indeed do come in small packages. A sports car which goes like a bomb, along with my luggage & family, in style. I not that into speed, however, when its required, there's plenty of it around to thrash boyracers & any Merc or Bimmer ! I've had it for some time now, but still always find ways to go for a drive !!

    Pros: Excellent packaging

    Cons: A little heavy on fuel, but aren't all sport cars ?

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    Mazda Rx8- Rotary Revolution — This car is a complete blast! It looks incredibly beautiful for starters, but then it corners so hard it'll snap your neck, out-brakes a Lamborghini, and revs to 10,000 rpm with four doors and four witnesses. There just isn't another car like this one made anywhere. I love this car.

    Pros: High revs, handles like a dream, comfortable, seats 4, great noise, looks amazing

    Cons: Low torque, drinks gas and oil, automatic transmission models have lower power

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-SpeedReview
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    Only Mazda Worth Buying — Good: Performance, handling, braking, fun to drive. Bad things: Bad on gas... Interior could be much better... Mazda dealerships are terrible - I actually think that they put defective parts every time you take your car there ...so next time something else breaks. No too many problems, but I had to change my water pump at around 50K..?? ... right after I had to replace my cabin filter... ??? ...right after... you get the point.

    Pros: Performance, handling, braking, fun to drive

    Cons: Bad on gas... Interior could be much better... Mazda dealerships are terrible.

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    Fab! — This is one of the best cars ive owned. Its cheap to buy and fast! The down side is it drinks petrol for fun and it is in quite a high insurance group! It is fun to drive!

    Pros: Gorgeous and fast!

    Cons: Drinks petrol!

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    Winning Blue Rx-8 — Easy to drive, suite my driving style. still look stunning after three years, wish the low end have a little more torque. 19mpg is all I got driving most freeway

    Pros: Style and Handling

    Cons: MPG

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    Rx-8er — Don't like how much Fuel it uses. Other than that I love it. Handles Fantastic. Accels like a bat from hell (But you do have to rev it to get power from it, And its solid as a rock. I love the styling, even though its been out for ya few years now its still a real head turner for a stock factory car. Its just amazing to drive. I recommend anyone to buy it if they can afford the petrol and oil to keep it running.

    Pros: Everything but 1

    Cons: Fuel useage

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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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