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Great Car -- but watch out for snow
By patrick haugh on
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2005 Mazda RX-8 Manual 4dr Coupe (1.3L 2rtr 6M)
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Superb car for the money. Interior fit and finish streets ahead of the 350Z. Smoothest acceleration you'll ever experience. Handles wonderfully in dry and wet conditions. BUT the OEM tires (Bridgestone Potenzas) are useless with any amount of snow. If you drive anywhere where it snows, either get a set of all weather/snow tires or garage it. The combination of a tiny gas tank and high fuel consumption mean you'll be refilling about every 260 miles.
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Handling is fantastic. Looks great inside and out. Rock solid build quality. Seats 4 adults comfortably.
Suggested Improvements
Sell standard with all weather tires; the Potenzas are downright dangerous anywhere it snows. Mazda are shooting themselves in the foot. I bought in December and the dealer had to order all weather tires, until that time the car was unsafe in snow.
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