2005 Mazda RX-8 Consumer Review: Thanks Wankel!

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Thanks Wankel!
By kailua_chaos on


2005 Mazda RX-8 Manual 4dr Coupe (1.3L 2rtr 6M)


This is my second RX8 - my first fell victim to a drunk driver - Handles EXTREMELY well, except in water. A little iffy on gas mileage, except I noticed in mid to high RPM range, gets way better mileage. Great car to race from a stop despite most RWD performances. Very crowded engine bay so semi difficult to work on, but a simple design and easy to take care of. Overall this car is a very mutual car, what I mean is, if you treat it good, it will treat you just as good or better. Oil changes and refills can get annoying, but definitely worth the trouble I'd say!

Best Features

Interior design very accessible everything, LOVE the stock shifter! Clutch is sensitive but not stiff or empty. Love the high RPM power, especially mixed with turbo. Body style is undeniably sexy, and sinfully satisfying.

Worst Features

Increase torque at low ends, with a bigger chamber and rotors but keep them light too. Rear visibility is moderate at best, and PLEASE somebody fix the unreliability in the rain. DO NOT try high speed cornering during even slight wet conditions.
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