2005 Mazda RX-8 Consumer Review: A fun car if you know how to d
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2005 Mazda RX-8 - Consumer Review

2005 Mazda RX-8

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Manual Coupe (1.3L 6-speed Manual)

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5 of 7 people found this review helpful
A fun car if you know how to drive it.
By tw_direwolf on

Vehicle

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

Review

I've had my 2005 RX8 Grand Touring for just over a year.
The worst i've had to do put it in the shop for was because someone (previous owner) bypassed a fuse and shorted a brake light out. Have already been informed of some problems i currently have and know how to fix them. Even with the known problems the car still runs great, gets decent fuel economy ,16-21 mpg, and is extremely fun to drive.
I wouldn't trade it for anything. Do plan on doing an RX7 FD Twin Turbo engine swap to it when i get to around 110k miles and rebuild its stock engine (miata's are fun with rotary engines too.)

Best Features

6-speed Manual is a wonderful must (grearing could use some tuning). Rotary engines are lots of fun and makes the car fun to drive. With or without Dynamic Stability Control/Traction Control it is still a quick car. I'm babying it while at home but as the saying goes, take care of the car and it will take care of you.

Worst Features

93 Octane is a little pricey but I'm not really complaining. Lighter weight and minor tuning would help improve fuel economy.
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