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2005 Mazda RX-8 - Consumer Review

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Manual Coupe (1.3L 6-speed Manual)

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

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I've been very satisfied with my RX-8, even after the first few weeks of road fever were gone. It's still hard not to drive it as a go-kart, for it is so stable and fun to drive that you will find yourself revving it up just to hear the jet-engine noise. The 6 speed transmission is great, and you will learn soon to skip gears when driving with the traffic flow and keeping the revs under 3500. A common issue pointed in the reviews is the low gas mileage. To me it is fine. This car performs as a 6 cylinder, and uses about the same amount of gas. During normal driving I get 20+ mpg in mixed use, and 24 on the highway. Can you how me a 6 cylinder sport car that can do better?

Best Features

Hugs the curves, body style, engine.

Worst Features

A turbo version would be an additional temptation.
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