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2004 Mazda RX-8

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Turn Your Back On the Bad Old Days
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By sportsman
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2004 Mazda RX-8 Manual 4dr Coupe (1.3L 2rtr 6M)


Review

I've owned Japanese, British, American,
and Italian sports cars. This one has
it all. Innovation...performance...
styling...and gas mileage that, though
not fantastic, doesn't consume gas like
an SUV either. Yep, you can steer with
the throttle! Yep, you can get rubber
in at least 4 gears!!! All this
performance and you still get cuddled
with those great seats. I MUST be
living right!


Best Features

Performance and comfort that treat my 50 year old bones to the best of everything! I wish I'd had this when I was 16, instead of that MGA (piece of crap).


Worst Features

Nada.


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Rocky Start,
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By Ted Dyer
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2004 Mazda RX-8 Manual 4dr Coupe (1.3L 2rtr 6M)


Review

The RX-8 is hands down the most fun
I've ever had in a factory street car.
My experience was tempered by a bad
rear main seal from the factory. After
the first 500 miles I had oil
everywhere. Warranty service was
outstanding and all seems OK now.
Mazda's email response from their
website was weak-kneed.


Best Features

Head-turning styling, tight, forgiving handling, 238 hp from 80 Cu.In. Stunning car.


Worst Features

Limited options for the driver's feet on long trips. Webmasters appear more interested in their survey results than submitted complaints.


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Hot, hot, hot
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By Deborah TP
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2004 Mazda RX-8 Automatic 4dr Coupe (1.3L 2rtr 4A)


Review

This car is hot! It drives like silk,
so very smooth. The design is an
optical illusion, more spacious in the
front & rear than it appears. My
husband is 6'1" and 230# and has
adequate head room in front.
It is fast, responsive and holds the
road well. On turns, you can actually
feel the tires hugging the road.

2 negatives: (1)it does not handle
snow well. (2) blind spot looking out
the rear and to the right.

All in all, I expect to enjoy driving
this car for years to come. It is fun,
it is practical (as it holds 4 people)
and Mazda did a great job creating
a "looker" with great intelligence.


Best Features

heated seats dropdown holder for glasses steering wheel controls


Worst Features

Poor visibility over the rear right side


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My Black RX-8 "BETTY"
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By Kimberly A. Bell
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2004 Mazda RX-8 Automatic 4dr Coupe (1.3L 2rtr 4A)


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Out of all the cars that i have owned,
this is the best car by far. It is
comfortable,beautiful,reliable,and it
fits me perfect for me and my four year
old son.


Best Features

Everything!!!!!!!!!


Worst Features

None


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I'm in love
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By KCSabby
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2004 Mazda RX-8 Manual 4dr Coupe (1.3L 2rtr 6M)


Review

There are faster cars out there. And
there are cars out there that might
handle a little better. But none of
them come close to the whole package
that is the RX-8. It is without a doubt
the most fun to drive car I have ever
owned. It looks beautiful, and even
though I've only had it a couple weeks
it attracts a lot of attention wherever
I go! Way to go Mazda!!!!!


Best Features

It is beautiful, I love it.


Worst Features

Better fuel economy would be nice....but it's a minor complaint.


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