2005 Mazda RX-8 Consumer Review: It's a love, hate relationship

2005 Mazda RX-8 - Consumer Review

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

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It's a love, hate relationship
By Jessica on


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


I purchased my RX8 used almost 2 years ago. My engine started "fluttering" 4 days after I bought the car. I have only had problems since. If your RX-8 is not idling correctly, you need to have the engine replaced. Finally after 2 years of problems, mine are about to be solved. If you are looking to buy this car, please know that it is not a grocery getter. You have to heat the engine completely up before you can turn it off. Do yourself a HUGE favor and do some research. You would be amazed at what needs to be done for the upkeep of this car. I love mine to the point that I cant trade it in. Make sure you are willing to put in the time and effort to keep it up.

Best Features

Sporty looks, handling, everything about it.

Worst Features

Engine flooding problems (computer issue) and "fluttering" engine issues (if yours is vibrating hard while stopped, you need to get it into mazda and have them do their 30 min. road test asap. you may need a new motor.)
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