Mazda RX-8 Model Overview

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I got 2004 Mazda Rx8 Now the cooling light comes on and off sometimes! Just had new anitafreez put in today! Still coming on! The car in running spot on! Is it just a forty wire?

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Why Won't My Rear Lights Turn On? The Break Lights Power But Not The Runnin...

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How To Respond To Inquiry On My Listing.

My listing shows that I have an inquiry. When I click on it, I get a dialog box saying to check my registered email. If I received an email, I can't find it. So, how can I respond to the inquiry?

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Steering Jerky When Cold

I have a 2004 RX8 with 80k on it. recently the steering is jerky and hard to turn when started after cool down. No light on dash. problem goes away fairly soon after driving. Any help with this would ...

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I Just Bought A 04 Mazda Rx8. It Won't Start At All Just Crank, It Has Spar...

I love the car i just bought but have never heard it run. I bought it as is. I was recently told that the 04 rx8 has major engine problems. I own the car now so I need to get it running. Can I take ...

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Mazda RX-8 Overview

When it was introduced in 2004, the Mazda RX-8 four-seat sport coupe had a lot riding (so to speak) on its 18-inch wheels. It was the successor to the RX-7, which was probably the most memorable and iconic car Mazda has ever made. And although the RX-8 hasn't quite developed the buzz that surrounded the RX-7, it's certainly a worthy 21st century standard-bearer of the RX name.

In fact, the RX-8 is a true descendant of its automotive ancestors, since like the RX-7, as well as Mazda's other RX cars, such as the RX-2 and the RX-3 (both produced in the 1970s), the RX-8 is powered by a rotary engine - in this case, a small, super-lightweight engine called the Renesis. Mazda notes that the Renesis engine is smaller than the car's transmission, yet the 2007 model produces 232 horsepower (212 with the Sport AT automatic transmission) and provides plenty of power under the pedal (torque) through the power range.

Mazda notes that its 1.3-liter Renesis rotary engine has no pistons or valves, but instead consists only of two rotors and a crankshaft that continually rotate inside a housing to create combustion. As a result, the engine gives off a distinctive hum, rather than the typical sound of an internal combustion engine.

In its first year, the RX-8 was available as a solitary model available with either a six-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission. Standard features included power windows, power door locks, air conditioning, antilock brakes, a CD player, and front, side, and curtain airbags for the driver and passenger.

In 2005, Mazda added a Shinka edition to the RX-8 lineup. It was equipped with leather seats and antilock brakes, among other features. In 2007, the lineup was revised again to include three trims. The entry-level Sport package included air conditioning, cruise control, a leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel, and antilock brakes, while the mid-level Touring package added Xenon headlights, a day/night rear-view mirror, and Dynamic Stability Control with traction control. The top-of-the-line Grand Touring version came with such features as heated leather seats, an advanced keyless entry system, heated exterior mirrors, a power sliding moonroof, and a nine-speaker Bose premium audio system.

Drivers and reviewers alike agree that the RX-8 is an agile, well-balanced, comfortable, and stylish four-seat sport coupe, and many consider it to be among the best vehicles on the road.

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