By Duane on
2005 Mazda RX-8 Automatic 4dr Coupe (1.3L 2rtr 4A)
Fun to drive, the car handles the road nicely. My last car was a 5 series BMW and I thought it handled extremely well, but Mazda did not let me down one bit. It holds the road tight, but is still quite comfortable. Had a few parts fall off of it in the first couple days, so I am not highly impressed with the quality, but the issues were minor. I drove a couple business clients back to their hotel and one was a very large man (I put him in the passenger front, and the other average sized gentleman rode comfortably in the back seat behind me. The back seat really is usable by adults and certainly by children. I wish the 20 mpg in mostly highway driving was better.
I love the syling and handling.
For a car of its size and horsepower, the gas mileage could be better. The quality of some of the interior components are characteristic of what I would expect in a economy car. The fuse box door at the drivers left foot and the rear "storage" box are quite low quality