2006 Mazda RX-8 Consumer Review: Quirky Fun

2006 Mazda RX-8 Coupe - Consumer Review

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Quirky Fun
By Denny on


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


After a few years - Still tons of fun to drive, but not good for heavy traffic commuting. Don't drive it on snow or ice - you will die. On the other hand, its a great road trip car and the handling is amazing. Turns and stops better than anything I've ever driven. It will do a decent 0- 60 if you are willing to abuse the gearbox and clutch, but why? The thing really turns on above 5,000 rpm and is a hoot. It took some time and practice to learn how to maximize the performance, but once you figure out the engine it is the easiest car to drive fast that I've ever experienced.

Best Features

Surprisingly comfortable, and everything is in the right place. Interesting looks. The front end is wonderfully styled for my taste.

Worst Features

The tail lights look like kitchen appliances. Sure would be nice to have another rotor or two in the engine
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