2006 Mazda RX-8 Consumer Review: RX-8 Delivers Maximum Smiles p

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RX-8 Delivers Maximum Smiles per Mile!!!
By Froggy RX-8 on


2006 Mazda RX-8 Manual 4dr Coupe (1.3L 2rtr 6M)


Test drove RX-8, fell in love at 9,000 rpm redline, bought on spot. Screams like a 4-seat F-1 car. This canyon carver runs down M-3s, 911s, and occasional Lambo on CA P.C.H. Hwy 1. Driven 36,000 miles so far, very reliable, comfy seats, compliant ride, good Bose stereo. Not lazy to drive like Chevy V-8. You MUST adapt your driving style to get max speed. Keep it from 5,000 to 9,000 rpm and rotary happily howls. Tiny low weight engine allows for mounting low and rearward in chassis for near mid-engine balance, low center of gravity. Rotary uses oil to lube its seals so top off oil at about five gas fill- ups. 17-20 MPG fine for fast car. If you need big mpg skip all sports cars.

Best Features

Performance, perfect trade-off between awesome handling and comfortable ride. Great value for the money! Fast but has good back seat, decent size trunk, can serve as a fun, reasonably practical family car. Not common around town. Screams like F-1 Race Car all the way to 9,000 R.P.M. Redline

Worst Features

Gas tank tiny at 14.5 gallons. How about special light weight turbo charged performance edition with track suspension option, carbon breaks, no back seat? Better training for dealers as some dealers not familiar with car. Check out dealer service dept before buy, be quick to find different dealer
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