2005 Mazda RX-8 Consumer Review: Mazda RX8 Bang For the Buck

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Mazda RX8 Bang For the Buck
By Brett Carner on


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


I looked extensively for a daily driver with a sport car mentality. The Mazda RX8 was a hands down choice. The rotary engine is far ahead of the engines still today. It is a little thirsty on fuel economy if you get on it. Handling is excellent, rear view visibility is poor. Appearance and quality is very good, considering the price. If you are looking for a mid range sports car this is the choice. Mazda has an excellent warranty 5/50 and so far service is also above par. It is a fun car to drive.

Best Features

Sport touring package is nice. Nice sound system, body style and metallic flake which is available shows off nicely. Surprised at how well it handles.

Worst Features

Center console is confusing but once you read the manual it is still confusing although it looks good. Power passenger seat not available.
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