2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L 6-speed Manual Consumer Review - Car just great
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2004 Mazda RX-8 - Consumer Review

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

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Manual Coupe (1.3L 6-speed Manual)

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By gfschoone on

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

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I bought brand new a 2004 rx-8 and had no problems, for 5.5 years. Not bad. had 75k on it when in 10/09 discovered the oil cooler line(s) was/were rusted. Common problem (they should have been anything but rust-prone metal), and they were recalled in Canada. Anyways, the car sat for 9 months ($2500 repair approx), and was started with not much problem. I temp repaired it with a hose clamp and drove it for a month now (still leaks a good bit) , but it drives nearly as good as in march 2004. You either love this car or hate it, and i do feel for those who "have towed it 8 times to the garage in its first year", but i have had NO reliability problems; peace; out!!!

Favorite Features

Styling. I put a "terminator II" wing on the back, it makes the car. Had a body kit but messed it up and took it off. put chrome fuel door and chrome door handles on. I like the rarity of the car (see one per month if even)

Suggested Improvements

you can get rid of the rotary....and 13-14 mpg....increase torque...get rid of rwd, had a huge ice-wreck yrs ago...
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