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2005 RX-8 Auto Parts and Accessories

2005 RX-8

Anyone can build a sports car. It takes Mazda to build a sports car thats completely unlike any that has come before - or since. From the... Read More
Anyone can build a sports car. It takes Mazda to build a sports car thats completely unlike any that has come before - or since. From the revolutionary RENESIS rotary engine to the unheard-of (in a sports car) four-passenger interior to the unique freestyle doors, the RX-8 provides innovation as few other cars can. Go ahead, turn the key and activate the throaty-sounding rotary engine. Minimize
Product Review Summary
10 Reviews from Epinions.com
Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Reliability: 4
Build Quality 5
Roominess: 4
Seat Comfort: 4
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By: mkaresh in Cars & Motorsports at Epinions.com
Aug 8, 2005

Best. Drive. Ever.

Author's Rating: Rating: 5/5 stars

Pros: Handling, ride quality, engine note, usable rear seat

Cons: Seats could be better, shifts could be smoother, fuel economy

Bottom Line:
An amazing value, especially for sports car buyers who prioritize handling and require a usable rear seat. Read More at Epinions.com


By: stavesacre21
Jun 8, 2006

The Renesis Powered, Rotary Marvel.

Author's Rating: Rating: 5/5 stars

Pros: Exciting Ride, Unsurpassed Handling, Plush Interior, High Redline, Rev-Happy Rotary, 4-door Practicality, Unmistakable Styling, Performance

Cons: Fuel Economy, Limited Headroom, Possible Flooding Issues, Low Torque, So-So Stereo System

Bottom Line:
A car that requires a little extra attention, but well worth it. Mazda really said: "A sports car like no other". It really is. Live. Love. Drive. Read More at Epinions.com


By: bloodroses53
Nov 26, 2005

The rotary legend sings again

Author's Rating: Rating: 5/5 stars

Pros: smooth motor, precise handling, unique styling

Cons: it could use a little more power

Bottom Line:
It's one of the best cars in this price range, the only thing that can compare is the 350z. Read More at Epinions.com


By: qanqor
Sep 5, 2005

Outstanding Car

Author's Rating: Rating: 5/5 stars

Pros: Handling, looks, individuality, value

Cons: A few quirks, generally minor. See full review.

Bottom Line:
The best car I've ever owned. So far no problems with it, but I've only had it a few months. Read More at Epinions.com


By: sjsabs
Nov 9, 2006

I'm having fun!

Author's Rating: Rating: 5/5 stars

Pros: Driving is just too much fun!; Handling is responsive; Construction of car is solid.

Cons: Gas mileage; Creates incessant need to go fast around corners; Did I mention gas mileage?

Bottom Line:
Buy it if you want to have fun driving. Don't buy it if you are overly concerned about gas costs or need to put a lot in your trunk. Read More at Epinions.com


By: sclegacyphd
Aug 15, 2005

Just about the most fun Mom-Car you can have!

Author's Rating: Rating: 5/5 stars

Pros: Great handling, cute&fun. Comfortably & safely accommodate carseat without breaking back getting toddler in&out.

Cons: Automatic's manual mode doesn't downshift to first when slowing into full stop, stays second Read More at Epinions.com


By: daumco
Apr 9, 2005

The Mazda RX8 A Four Door Sports Coupe

Author's Rating: Rating: 4/5 stars

Pros: Generally a good all around sporty vehicle

Cons: A few minor things like lack of color choice, spare tire

Bottom Line:
The automatic should appeal to those not caring much about speed but still want that sports car feeling and looks, while the manual is strictly for sports car purists. Read More at Epinions.com


By: Steaksea5
Oct 11, 2008

Dont flood the engine!

Author's Rating: Rating: 4/5 stars

Pros: Beautiful car, sporty, great bose sound system, has plenty of room, VERY stylish!

Cons: MUST WARM CAR UP BEFORE SHUT OFF!! could flood engine and not under warranty =$$$$!

Bottom Line:
If you do not take care of rotary engine, you will pay for it! It requires TLC or it will be in shop! EXTEND YOUR WARRANTY ITS VERY WORTH IT!! Read More at Epinions.com


By: starsampo
May 2, 2005

Sweet Car

Author's Rating: Rating: 4/5 stars

Pros: Cornering, fun to drive, looks, and price tag.

Cons: Burns oil, Warm up time, and people staring. Read More at Epinions.com


By: raptor75
Apr 24, 2006

Half a year with the RX-8

Author's Rating: Rating: 3/5 stars

Pros: Great looks, good performance and balance, practical sports car, 4 seats, fun to drive.

Cons: GAS MILAGE 12MPG in the city, Mazdas service, weak paint, weak torque.

Bottom Line:
With the poor gas mileage I am hard pressed to recommend this car unless the cost of gas means nothing to you. Read More at Epinions.com


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