2005 Mazda RX-8 Top Comparisons

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    2005 Mazda RX-8Review
    Travis writes:
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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
    Thomas writes:
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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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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-SpeedReview
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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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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-SpeedReview
    Tom writes:
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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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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-SpeedReview
    Adam writes:
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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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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-Speed ShinkaReview
    Charles writes:
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    Shinka — Great driver, manual in Seattle traffic was a poor choice. Too many rattles but that's what the great sound system's for.

    Pros: 9,000 rpm red line, exhaust bark, cornering, braking.

    Cons: Rattles - made in Japan, who'd a thunk it?!  

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-SpeedReview
    Richard3428 writes:
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    2005 Mazda Rx8 — renesis rotary engine, 239 hp, RWD

    Pros: Fast and linear acceleration

    Cons: Not fast enough...turbo would be lovely, and NA

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-SpeedReview
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    Mazda Rx8 - Go Test Dtive One — One of the best drivers cars on the market. Very good performance and excellent handling. Always putting a smile on your face as you go past 5,000 revs all the way to 9,000! AWESOME

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-SpeedReview
    Joe writes:
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    Rx8 — Best darn handling sedan/coupe on the market. Room for the race tires in the back seat. Also easy to put the baby seat back there also. No torque, but it revs to 9K. Bad gas mileage.

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 Sport AT ShinkaReview
    Destavioun writes:
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    Drive It, Love It, Take "it" Home. — I amvery impressed by the way this car handles. I does have a few setback gas mileage and oil. but your love for this car will set the pace for something great.

    Pros: great all around car.

    Cons: gas and oil changes.

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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

    Review By Echoedvoez

    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

    Review By Gabriel

    It’s the best Japanese car ever made in the world Read More

    2009 Mazda RX-8 Reviews

    Review By Guru9T4BCW

    Im a Mazda fan of sports cars is nice to know that you have a great selection of Mazda cars Read More

    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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