2004 Mazda RX-8 Automatic 4dr Coupe (1.3L 2rtr 4A)
It's tough having a car salesman for a
husband. He brought the RX-8 home for
lunch one day, and I owned it that
night. I've never liked driving - but
I LOVE this car! Now I wish I had to
drive further to get to work every
day! No fear of tipping over (like
with my Santa Fe); holds the road,
corners, changes lanes like a dream. I
am a believer! I'll trade off the
mediocre fuel economy for the fun and
satisfaction of an awesome looking and
The design, interior & exterior, is
inspired. The repetition of the
triangles and circles all over the
vehicle shows the care put into making
this a classy car.
Fuel economy - that's it. Don't know
if it's possible with the Wankel engine
After 10 years of driving "sport
sedans" (BMW 533i, Audi 100, Audi A6)
this car is a remarkable improvement
in fun and handling while maintaining
the ability to travel comfortably and
conveniently with my children.
Love the look, feel, and driving
Car pulls strong and smooth right up
to the red-line. The Renesis engine
With the right snow tires, this car is
proving to be a great year-round
driver here in Boston, MA
I love my RX-8 -- after 30 yrs of kid-
hauling minivans and station wagons,
it's pure joy.
Two concerns -- recalls and using oil.
Two recall notices already -- of course
it's a new vehicle and the dealer
handled the problem quickly.
The other concern I have is that the
car seems to use oil. The dealer is
documenting this problem in case we
have to make some kind of claim ... on
two road trips, the "check engine"
light came on, and the oil was slightly
low. This is a big concern to me, and
one that I haven't seen addressed
I love the car, but I want it to be
solid for the long haul, so I'm going
to wait and see.
Definitely the back seats ... such a
nice touch for a sports car.
Dash lights up when key is turned;
sometimes you think your headlights are
on when you start driving. Tiny green
icon indicates when headlights are on,
but when dash lights up, I forget about