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2004 Mazda RX-8

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By dchurricane
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2004 Mazda RX-8 Manual 4dr Coupe (1.3L 2rtr 6M)


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Awesome driving experience. Constant acceleration through all gears. But I feel slighted by Ford by advertising 18- 24 miles per gallon. I have yet to get more than 14 and my commute is solely highway. Supposedly this will improve in time, but I doubt I will ever see 24 mpg. The interior is well designed, aesthetically speaking, but the materials are cheap and the door panels are easily marked. Acceleration off the line is a bit weak.


Favorite Features

Acceleration from 50-70 mph. Handling. Four seats (I have a child).


Suggested Improvements

Fuel eeficiency, different interior materials.


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Fast,Fast,Fast......
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By cybergypsy
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2004 Mazda RX-8 Automatic 4dr Coupe (1.3L 2rtr 4A)


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I love this car so much have had the 350Z and other sports cars...but the style is amazing on this car..much nicer then my BMW's. Its fast and sleek....and its a 4 seater...only draw back is gas.... it eats it like a vette..


Favorite Features

interior black and red leather,the color of the dash and the bose and pop up Navagation


Suggested Improvements

AC is sluggish...have read this 100 times..here in florida traffic is tough...so long lights..kick the AC up!


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My RX8
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By zukowwa1
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2004 Mazda RX-8 Manual 4dr Coupe (1.3L 2rtr 6M)


Review

The car is fun to drive, but the gear ratios are so close it seems to have a few too many gears. It would be nice if there were some adjustment so that 4th & 5th gears could be used for city driving and 6th used for >50 MPH. The cost for fuel (due to the need for premium grade coupled with the poor gas mileage) is ridiculous. It is like driving a full-size SUV!


Favorite Features

Looks & handling are great


Suggested Improvements

1- Better adjustment of steering column. 2- Improved gas mileage. 3- Possibility to use regular unleaded fuel. 4- The delaer mentioned several times the possibility to flood the engine by shutting it down before it has fully warmed up.


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By BO
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2004 Mazda RX-8 Manual 4dr Coupe (1.3L 2rtr 6M)


Review

So far I had no problems with the car, it has a great handling and excellent brakes, the fuel comsumption is a bit high.


Favorite Features

Handling, Interior and Brakes


Suggested Improvements

Auto shut-off for the headlights when car is turn off (they remain on)


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Mazda RX-8
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By James J. Smith
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2004 Mazda RX-8 Manual 4dr Coupe (1.3L 2rtr 6M)


Review

Great style, great handling, poor low end torque, poor horsepower, needs a turbo.


Favorite Features

Style, great handling.


Suggested Improvements

Much more power


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