2005 Mazda RX-8 Consumer Review: Great car with issues, bad com

2005 Mazda RX-8 - Consumer Review

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

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Great car with issues, bad company.
By Babcock on


2005 Mazda RX-8 Manual 4dr Coupe (1.3L 2rtr 6M)


The car is very fun to drive, its handling dynamics are excellent. Interior is well done with everything nicely laid out. Good storage for a small car. Back seat room is good, adults seat comfortably. Truck space is good for a sports car but small opening. Over all this is a very livable sports car. Now the bad, gas mileage is the worst I have ever experienced in any car. I get 11mpg city while driving normally. I have had the car to Mazda who tells me that it is normal mileage and they will do nothing about it. Mazda’s service is very poor and the company does not likes to support this car. Mazda has given others a hard time on warranty work or refused to acknowledge problems.

Best Features

Good looking, well built, fun to drive. You'll look forward to your ride home. Very livable for a sports car. Not many on the road.

Worst Features

Mazda need to address the fuel problem with some of these cars and fix it. More torque would be helpful. Mazda service and the company in general need to become more customers friendly. Mazda needs to support and stand behind the product they make. Don't treat the customer like trash.
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