Best of the bunch
By Bsilly on
2005 Mazda RX-8 Manual 4dr Coupe (1.3L 2rtr 6M)
Considered RX8, 350Z, and Infiniti G35 coupe. Overall value with regards to performance with price led to RX8 purchase. The true joy in driving this car is not captured if you are after straightline speed. This car is flawless in handling and shifting. Exterior design sets it apart from any other vehicle on the road. It receives doubletakes from all age groups. Knowing I was in the market for a performance vehicle, not a compact fuel economy car, I have no problems with the gas mileage (compare apples to apples and you should agree). You MUST take advantage of Redlining RPM's the rotary engine allows to have ultimate fun and feel the Mazda zoom zoom!
Exterior design and titanium metallic color of paint. Rotary engine's redlining capabilities.
Faster straight line capability would be nice. More chrome in the cockpit would improve somewhat bland interior dash. I do like the interior lighting however