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Almost Dream Car
By dynamho on
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2006 Mazda RX-8 Manual 4dr Coupe (1.3L 2rtr 6M)
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The sheet metal of this car is definitely a matter of taste. Anything passionately designed is bound to have its critics. Whether it's beautiful or ugly, one certainty is that it turns heads all the time. I have two kids and they are perfectly comfortable in the rear seats. We have another "blue jeans" car for all the hauling. However, this car is fine for 80% of everyday duties. Handling is extremely forgiving. It's easy to drive fast. The engine needs a little more attention than a regular piston engine, but treat is right and it will reward you with many grins. Critics complain about the lack of torque. But, the torque is spread over a wider powerband, making it less temperamental.
Favorite Features
Rotary engine feels like electric motor; silky smooth with uniform torque over a wiiiiide powerband. Freestyle doors for easy ingress of rear passengers. Handling is near perfect blend of civility and performance.
Suggested Improvements
The center console (armrest) should be designed to bear more weight. I wish the tilt rear windows were powered for ventilation.
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