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great car - IF IT STARTS!
By Kevin on
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2005 Mazda RX-8 Manual 4dr Coupe (1.3L 2rtr 6M)
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Warning: if you are thinking of buying this car be warned: it will not restart if it is turned off cold. This is a widespread problem, and Mazda is fully aware but refuses to do anything about it (it is a problem with the rotary in that to start the engine needs a burst of gas, and until it's burned off, e.g.: warmed up, the car WILL NOT RESTART and must be towed). Otherwise: a great car. Fast. Great handling. Wonderful design. But very bad gas mileage! But I could live with that, IF I COULD BE ASSURED THE CAR WOULD START. It's already left me stranded once, and Mazda will only pay to fix it once, and then you're on your own. Shame on Mazda
Favorite Features
Design is a head turner. Interior is very comfortable and a delight to be in (I have the black/red leather). Rotary engine loves to be revved high.
Suggested Improvements
$40,000 Canadian for this car, and it's the only new car in the world that will not restart when turned off cold. And surely they could fix the gas mileage!
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