2005 Mazda RX-8 Ratings

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Mazda RX-8 2005
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    2005 Mazda RX-8

    Pros: Bose sound system

    Cons: headrest

    fun to drive. great look. great features

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 2 years
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    2005 Mazda RX-8

    Riding on Rails

    Pros: Handling

    Cons: Needs more power

    Met the wife's 'family car' criteria of 4+ seats and 4 doors. Handles every situation with poise and conviction. A bit underpowered for the class, but where others get straight line power the RX8 more than makes up for it in the handling department. It would be nice if 6th gear was at a better ratio to help out with highway milage rating. Incredibly quiet considering the 9,000 RPM redline.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 2 years
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    2005 Mazda RX-8 - Sport Automatic (A4)

    Pros: rotary engine

    Cons: seats a bit unforgiving after 4 or 5 hours

    Advice: You will love it!!

    A tad uncomfortable on a very long drive(400+ miles), but then all cars likely are. Otherwise, the performance (particularly on curves!) is outstanding. And the appearance inside and out simply can't be beat! RXs once upon a time sucked up oil, but no longer! This is a pleasure to look at and to drive.