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


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I have never had a vehicle which gets so much attention. It dares to be different. It strikes up conversations with people who normally care less about cars. The engine runs incredibly smooth, I would rather listen to it than the radio! Incredibly quick and nimble, a great year round driver (even in Wisconsin winters). Plenty of room for back seat passengers, the trunk carries much more than you would expect.


Best Features

Body style, solid fit and finish, rotary engine, 6 speed transmission, 4 passenger seating with 4 doors.


Worst Features

Gas mileage could be better. Needs automatic rear venting windows, pass through trunk.


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Don't she purr?
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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 had 2 Mustang GTs, a Corvette, a RX-7 and presently have a Chrysler Crossfire (new) and a Mercedes C230 and this is my favorite so far. The comfortable ride doesn't beat you up, responsive engine, smooth shifting transmission, the Bose stereo and I could go on. But Al Pacino summed it up best in Scent of a Woman when he said " Don't she purr, though" while driving the Ferrari.


Best Features

Don't she purr? ZOOM ZOOM.


Worst Features

Gas mileage. More torque needed.


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Nice Car Fun to Drive
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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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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).


Best Features

Looks.


Worst Features

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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

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


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