The joy of balance
By Liam on
2005 Mazda RX-8 Automatic 4dr Coupe (1.3L 2rtr 4A)
The true personality of this car can only be revealed when in manumatic mode on a twisting road using the paddle shifters on the steering wheel. Let the free wheeling engine wind up to 9000 RPM before changing gears and you begin to appreciate the true advantages of a rotary engine. Bought this car with 5000 miles on it - nicely loaded and comfortable to ride in. The 50/50 weight balance is a pure joy, no sudden spin outs - very predictable handling with solid braking and good feedback through the steering wheel. A very nicely put together package or design, utility, performance and fun.
Cornering, paddle shifters, free revving engine, styling, rear access doors for the kids.
Memory seats, improved center console, reversing sensors.