2005 Mazda RX-8 Consumer Review: P.O.S!!!!!

2005 Mazda RX-8 - Consumer Review

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Automatic Coupe (1.3L 0-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

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By turtle21 on


2005 Mazda RX-8 Automatic 4dr Coupe (1.3L 2rtr 4A)


I had my car for 4 years and it is the worst car ever! I've had 3 engine replacements and 3 transmission replacements. The car has left me stranded numerous times and the brakes even go out on me. I've also had to replace my coils every 3 months. And once the warranty is up good luck trying to get the thing to run!! It overheats and shuts off when driving long distances. It looks nice but runs like crap I wish I never got this car. And now getting rid of it is even harder due to all the problems it has.

Best Features

I like the back doors.

Worst Features

The whole car!
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By tw_direwolf
on 05/28/13 11:11 AM (PDT)

First failure, Auto transmission. Why would you buy a sports car with an automatic transmission. They can't handle the high rpms that the rotary engine loves to perform at. Suggestion for next time, get a manual. Thats my suggestion to anyone who is looking to buy a sports car of any kind.

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