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
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10 Reviews from Epinions.com
Aug 8, 2005
Best. Drive. Ever.
Pros: Handling, ride quality, engine note, usable rear seat
Cons: Seats could be better, shifts could be smoother, fuel economy
An amazing value, especially for sports car buyers who prioritize handling and require a usable rear seat. Read More at Epinions.com
Jun 8, 2006
The Renesis Powered, Rotary Marvel.
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
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
Nov 26, 2005
The rotary legend sings again
Pros: smooth motor, precise handling, unique styling
Cons: it could use a little more power
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
Sep 5, 2005
Pros: Handling, looks, individuality, value
Cons: A few quirks, generally minor. See full review.
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
Nov 9, 2006
I'm having fun!
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?
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
Aug 15, 2005
Just about the most fun Mom-Car you can have!
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
Apr 9, 2005
The Mazda RX8 A Four Door Sports Coupe
Pros: Generally a good all around sporty vehicle
Cons: A few minor things like lack of color choice, spare tire
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
Oct 11, 2008
Dont flood the engine!
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 =$$$$!
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
May 2, 2005
Pros: Cornering, fun to drive, looks, and price tag.
Cons: Burns oil, Warm up time, and people staring. Read More at Epinions.com
Apr 24, 2006
Half a year with the RX-8
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.
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