by riqqie on Nov 1, 2012 Vehicle: 2004 Mazda RX-8 Manual 4dr Coupe (1.3L 2rtr 6M)
This car is great. It is amazing to drive. It grips the road and corners like a dream. It isn't the fastest car from a stop, but it more than makes up once you get moving. If you plan on buying though, do some research. The rotary engine should not be driven like a normal piston engine. It requires high rpms to run correctly. If you try to baby this car, you will have problems (carbon build-up, flooding). The best advice Ive seen about this vehicle is drive it like you stole it. BTW, get the manual transmission, it gives you a lot more horsepower than the automatic version.
Make sure you check that the engine recall was taken care of before you buy and you shouldnt have any problems.
by zero11534 on May 2, 2012 Vehicle: 2004 Mazda RX-8 Manual 4dr Coupe (1.3L 2rtr 6M)
The RX8 is a true 4 door 4 seat sports cars, what it lacks in low end torque it makes up for in handling. Rotary motor propels the 3100lb RX8 to 60 in 6.0 sec. and a ¼ mile in 14.9. Fuel consumption for the RX8 was Avg for when it first came out, 17city/24 Hwy.
The cars light weight stiff chassis and electronic steering makes this a point and drive sports car allowing even the novice of sports car owners the ability to get behind the wheel and take the turns like a pro.
This car does come at a price requiring you to add oil about ever 4 fill ups. This is a good daily driver for hwy only commuters
by themare on Feb 16, 2012 Vehicle: 2004 Mazda RX-8 Manual 4dr Coupe (1.3L 2rtr 6M)
Bought it used at 76k miles, and had it until 86k miles for only one year. One of the most fun to drive cars, but also one of the most unreliable and expensive cars to own. Spent over 12k in one year in maintenance alone. PROs and CONs are listed in the full review.