2004 Mazda RX-8 Consumer Review: Fun to drive

2004 Mazda RX-8 - Consumer Review

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Manual Coupe (1.3L 0-cyl. 6-speed Manual)

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25 of 52 people found this review helpful
Fun to drive
By riqqie on


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


This car is great. It is amazing to drive. It grips the road and corners like a dream. It isn't the fastest car from a stop, but it more than makes up once you get moving. If you plan on buying though, do some research. The rotary engine should not be driven like a normal piston engine. It requires high rpms to run correctly. If you try to baby this car, you will have problems (carbon build-up, flooding). The best advice Ive seen about this vehicle is drive it like you stole it. BTW, get the manual transmission, it gives you a lot more horsepower than the automatic version.

Make sure you check that the engine recall was taken care of before you buy and you shouldnt have any problems.

Best Features

The seats are so comfortable, they really hold you in place. The suicide doors are great for the kids. There are airbags everywhere! This car has a lot of bells and whistles.

Worst Features

The AC is not the best because it goes into a power saving mode at stops.
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