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2004 Mazda RX-8

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A New Generation
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By JTMauney
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Vehicle

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


Review

This review is based upon 1,000 miles of
ownership.

The RX-8 is, quite simply, the best
performance automobile I've ever driven.
The handling is nothing short of
superb. It drives like a race car, and
once you learn to deal with the unique
power curve of the rotary engine,
produces a speed-thrill every time you
crank it up. It is very comparable to
European exotics that cost a great deal
more money, and at an average US$30K
price point, it's the greatest
enthusiast car bargain ever sold. Go
test drive one right now; you will not
be disappointed.


Best Features

Incredible performance/cost ratio and a "fun-factor" that is off the scale. Interior materials and workmanship are far above its price point.


Worst Features

A heads-up display for tach and speedo. You need to keep your eyes on the road with this car.


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Rx8 Rox
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By Joshua Beers
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2004 Mazda RX-8 Manual 4dr Coupe (1.3L 2rtr 6M)


Review

FUN, FUN, FUN and more FUN!!! The rx8
although pretty pricy when at the gas
station is well worth the fill up. You
will find yourself filling the car up
all the time because it's so fun to
drive. If you have the $$$ or even if
you don't you should def. get yourself
into one of these. Take it for some
turn and hear that rotary rev. (even
w/ 4 heads in the car)

Awesome ride, awesome design & a great
all around car.

RX8 OWNER


Best Features

ROTARY SOUND, INTERIOR DEISGN, 18" WHEELS, STEERING WHEEL, COCKPIT LIKE DESING --- and many more!!!


Worst Features

Fuel Economy or Gas Prices


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Fool Mileage
Performance
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Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
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By dchurricane
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2004 Mazda RX-8 Manual 4dr Coupe (1.3L 2rtr 6M)


Review

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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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)


Review

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..


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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


Review

Once I test drove one, I simply had to
own it. Car is an absolute blast to
drive. It drives like it's on rails,
yet is very smooth and comfortable.
Although underpowered compared to other
sports coupes, it offers a very smooth
power band, with the real fun beginning
at 5000rpms. Just an overall wonderful
daily sports coupe with so many
wonderful features and plenty of power
and performance.


Best Features

Grand Touring package is a must have. Bose audio system sounds wonderful. The 6 speed manual transmission with short throw shifter makes shifting a thrill. Navigation system is also great to have. I love all the features, since there are so many of them.


Worst Features

Improve fuel economy, as thing thing guzzles gas. The good chance of flooding car if you start car and shut it off before fully warmed up is something they need to address. Improve low mid range power. Mazdaspeed rx8 is a must for 2006.


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