2005 Mazda RX-8 Top Comparisons

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-SpeedReview
    Windsor writes:
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    Se3p — Not a straight line performer, but who cares? Great on corners, RWD, hi-revving, and driveable in the winter. Awesome interior, although Bose is a bit lacking. Relatively cheap in price compared to other cars in the segment. Built in Japan.

    Pros: -9Krpm
    -RWD, corner carver
    -Cozy interior, decent feature set
    -BUILT in Japan

    Cons: -Gas mileage, it's not great, but not horrible
    -People asking me what car is it...

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-SpeedReview
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    Thirsty. — 12mpg. 4300 rpm at 80mph. 4 yrs warranty. But most of the dealers sucks. No not much mechanics know now to fix Rotary.

    Pros: smokes 350z on mountain and tracks with tight turns.

    Cons: got smoke on freeway

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-SpeedReview
    Alex writes:
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    Pretty Fast Car On Highway, Track And Lots Of Fun To Drive — if you own this car, civics, integras, eclipses WILL try to race you. and you'll have quite a bit of fun smoking them. it comes with stiff clutch, fabulous interior, high revving/durable engine.

    Pros: appearance, handling, 2-way differential, light weight advantages

    Cons: gas mileage, vibration due to characteristic rotary engine, lack of torque

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-SpeedReview
    Chad180 writes:
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    Great Car But Still Not An Rx7 — Seats for comfortably and can still handle exceptionally well. Original looks.

    Pros: Hey its a rotary!

    Cons: Needs more power! 235bhp? Needs 275!

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 Sport ATReview
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    Roxanne, My Rx-8 — My baby, love of my life, 05 Mazda RX8 Sport AT. Got her in September for my 21st birthday. She only had 13,300 miles. Now has about 17k. Best car I've ever owned.

    Pros: Suicide doors

    Cons: Nothing!

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-SpeedReview
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    Good Fun — excellent engine sounds amazing, fast and comfy but drinks far 2 much fuel and oil

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-Speed ShinkaReview
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    Roxanne Rules — 9000 rpm redline and a 6 speed manual transmission; handles like it is on rails; very unique shape and body design (when was the last time you saw suicide doors?). Terrrible gas mileage but well worth the price of admission.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Handles like a dream and stops on a dime

    Cons: Poor low-end torque and hard on gas

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-SpeedReview
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    Decent Car .not The Fast One But Almost The Best One — Performance : okay -acceleration. good-braking.excellent -handling. Build Quality:good enough . Cost of Ownership: low gas mileage. Appearance - nice clean design interior and outstanding exterior styling. for sure this car fun to drive and own for a quick 4 seats sport car.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: fee veryl good to drive in many way

    Cons: drink gas .

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    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-Speed Shinka Review
    Roger says:
    vs2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty FX4 Crew Cab DRW
    2005 Mazda RX-8 6-Speed Shinka winning categories:
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    Value Ranked 2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty FX4 Crew Cab DRW worse.
    "Its cheaper and easier to take everywhere..."
    Would Buy Ranked 2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty FX4 Crew Cab DRW better.
    "Room anf if you want to do serious work..."

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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

    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

    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 Trent

    Its a drivers car.if your not a true her head dont even think about this car.it takes a true love of the car to fully appreciate what it is and the work the it takes to own it.hd one for nine months b... Read More

    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

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