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By cindy
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2005 Mazda RX-8 Coupe Manual 4dr Coupe (1.3L 2rtr 6M)


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I have had mine for over a year, still love it. Of course it's bad in the snow but it's rear wheel drive so I expected that.


Favorite Features

Love the color and the styling. The controls are right at your fingertips.


Suggested Improvements

Make it so it can take reg gas. The cupholder is not in a good place. When I looked most of them had all the options not enough mid grade prices; either was the base model or all the bells and whistles.


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Mazda no go!
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By leo
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2005 Mazda RX-8 Coupe Manual 4dr Coupe (1.3L 2rtr 6M)


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Since I have had this car for the last four months the dealer has had it one month out of the first 3 months. There is very little acceleration and it has been taken to the dealer. After Mazda had it for a week they called and said take it home, go through two full tanks of premium gas (that's all I use anyway ) and then if it still has no acceleration we will look further into it (in other words they do not quickly stand behind their car).


Favorite Features

Looks.


Suggested Improvements

Mazda service department.


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Zoom Zoom
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By Brad
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2005 Mazda RX-8 Coupe Manual 4dr Coupe (1.3L 2rtr 6M)


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Great for daily driver or long distance trips. Excellent seats, plenty of storage space, even the trunk has more room than you think. Went on a week long vacation and had plenty of room for luggage and items purchased using the trunk and rear seats. Looked at the 350Z but found that you get a lot more options with the RX8 for the money. Loaded with safety equipment and drives like a go cart. Not the fastest or most powerful car out there but can you really use all that power and speed in the real world and still obey the laws? This car is not for everyone. Rotary engine takes a little more attention than a piston engine. Heard all of the downsides of the rotary but have not had any problems.


Favorite Features

Great ride comfort, handling and some of the best brakes out there. Car makes you feel like you are a part of it and it a part of you.


Suggested Improvements

Find a better place for the oil dipstick and try and get a little better fuel mileage.


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hard on old bodies
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By trolkeeper
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2005 Mazda RX-8 Coupe Manual 4dr Coupe (1.3L 2rtr 6M)


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It is a little too low to the ground for this old body. I would not buy it again only for this reason. Otherwise it is a great car. Beautiful to look at and every one comments on it.


Favorite Features

It is black and beautiful.


Suggested Improvements

Perfect sports car.


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By jwoods
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2005 Mazda RX-8 Coupe Manual 4dr Coupe (1.3L 2rtr 6M)


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I have owned 2 previous rotary engine cars in the past, plus 2 Mustang GTs and 1 Corvette. This car has been great so far. Very fun to drive. Shifts easier than the 2004 Chrysler Crossfire we own. Very rare on the road (unlike Mustangs). Ample power and torque spread across a wide powerband. Gas mileage is mediocre.


Favorite Features

The manual transmission. The smooth revving engine. The Bose stereo system with 6 CD changer and 9 speakers. The front seats. Comments and attention every time I drive it.


Suggested Improvements

IMPROVE gas mileage. A little bit more torque (but as the previous owner of a 96 Vette, this car has ample power).


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