2006 Mazda RX-8 Consumer Review: Mazda RX8 AT GT

2006 Mazda RX-8 Coupe - Consumer Review

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Mazda RX8 AT GT
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2006 Mazda RX-8 Automatic 4dr Coupe (1.3L 2rtr 6A)


Beautiful car, fun to drive, but not quite there yet. I waited until 2006 to get mine so Mazda could work out the kinks of a new design, but I had many of the same problems found in the 04s. If you buy, buy used after seeing a report of repairs - some cars are great, some cars are bad, there doesn't seem to be an in-between. Buy a used one with 30K - 40K miles and that didn't have its engine replaced and you should be happy. And above all else, don't buy a 6-speed AT - the transmission won't let the car rev high enough to burn out the carbon build out. I love rotaries, but they should be MT, so I'm selling this one and keeping to my '79 RX-7 for my rotary fun (still running).

Best Features

Exterior design, fun factor.

Worst Features

Automatic transmission, engine mounts, brakes, tires.
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