Fun car, but scared of snow flakes
By Jwill on
2005 Mazda RX-8 Manual 4dr Coupe (1.3L 2rtr 6M)
Great ride. A little slow off the line but rips above 5000 RPM's. Handling is amazing. The brakes are less than high-performance--very squeeky. (I've gone through 2 sets of rotors with only 26k). As far as snow goes, this thing starts slipping and sliding about 2 secs after the first flake hits the ground---garage it.
Acceleration and handling are tops. Maybe two other cars in the price range can match or beat it.
Work on the brakes and rotors. Come on, it's a sports car for crying out loud. You shouldn't be warping rotors after 10k. Despite 3 sets of break pads the squeek after about 4k.