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Wonderful Machine
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By vikingdj
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2004 Mazda RX-8 Manual 4dr Coupe (1.3L 2rtr 6M)


Review

Once I test drove one, I simply had to
own it. Car is an absolute blast to
drive. It drives like it's on rails,
yet is very smooth and comfortable.
Although underpowered compared to other
sports coupes, it offers a very smooth
power band, with the real fun beginning
at 5000rpms. Just an overall wonderful
daily sports coupe with so many
wonderful features and plenty of power
and performance.


Best Features

Grand Touring package is a must have. Bose audio system sounds wonderful. The 6 speed manual transmission with short throw shifter makes shifting a thrill. Navigation system is also great to have. I love all the features, since there are so many of them.


Worst Features

Improve fuel economy, as thing thing guzzles gas. The good chance of flooding car if you start car and shut it off before fully warmed up is something they need to address. Improve low mid range power. Mazdaspeed rx8 is a must for 2006.


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My RX8
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By zukowwa1
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2004 Mazda RX-8 Manual 4dr Coupe (1.3L 2rtr 6M)


Review

The car is fun to drive, but the gear
ratios are so close it seems to have a
few too many gears. It would be nice if
there were some adjustment so that 4th
& 5th gears could be used for city
driving and 6th used for >50 MPH. The
cost for fuel (due to the need for
premium grade coupled with the poor gas
mileage) is ridiculous. It is like
driving a full-size SUV!


Best Features

Looks & handling are great


Worst Features

1- Better adjustment of steering column. 2- Improved gas mileage. 3- Possibility to use regular unleaded fuel. 4- The delaer mentioned several times the possibility to flood the engine by shutting it down before it has fully warmed up.


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By BO
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Vehicle

2004 Mazda RX-8 Manual 4dr Coupe (1.3L 2rtr 6M)


Review

So far I had no problems with the car,
it has a great handling and excellent
brakes, the fuel comsumption is a bit
high.


Best Features

Handling, Interior and Brakes


Worst Features

Auto shut-off for the headlights when car is turn off (they remain on)


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almost 100 out of 100
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By bergs
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2004 Mazda RX-8 Manual 4dr Coupe (1.3L 2rtr 6M)


Review

Drives great and handles exceptionally
well. The car moves when you move,
great spring/summer/fall car. Down fall
is the 0-60 speed, esp when compared to
previous RX-7s. Can't wait for the
Mazdaspeed version!


Best Features

Interior design, I love the way they put the instrument pannels and all the thought behind the dash. Wonderful layout and it feels very comfy inside.


Worst Features

Where's the turbo? Where's the twin turbo? The car will not start if you turn it on/off with out letting it warm up to driving tempature. :( Other than that, its a wonderful car!


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Most Fun Car I Have Ever Driven.
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By Chukurbaaz143
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Vehicle

2004 Mazda RX-8 Manual 4dr Coupe (1.3L 2rtr 6M)


Review

Fun to Drive and to look at! Great
handling and superb design.


Best Features

Short Shifter


Worst Features

More Horse Power, Twin Turbo......


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