2004 Mazda RX-8 Consumer Review: ZOOM, ZOOM, DOOM!!

2004 Mazda RX-8 - Consumer Review

2004 Mazda RX-8

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Automatic Coupe (1.3L 4-speed Automatic)

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By norx84me on


2004 Mazda RX-8 Automatic 4dr Coupe (1.3L 2rtr 4A)


Thinking of buying this car? I'm stranded AGAIN after losing power on a major interstate & having to drift to a stop on the shoulder. I knew what was wrong because I'd been through this before: the "glass bottles" sound rattling under the hood, the jerky take-off & the oil light that just couldn't be corrected. Yes...once again, the rotary engine was dead. This is the THIRD ENGINE IN
1.5 YEARS!!!! Engines are on back order from MAZDA til February, '11. Wanna hear the real horror? I traded my HONDA for this terrible piece of machinery!! Will I ever forgive my bad judgement in buying this car? With all the GREAT alternatives out there, why would you consider Mazda? Take it from me, DON'T!!

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By rottenrotary
on 12/30/11 06:17 AM (PST)

3 engines in 1.5 years?… the issue is the driver, not the car.

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