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2006 Mazda RX-8

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Consumer Reviews & Ratings

Overall Rating
8.0
Out of 10

Based on 458 Ratings for the 2004 - 2011 models.

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  • Value
    8.2/10
    Quality
    8.3/10
  • Reliability
    8.0/10
    Performance
    8.7/10
  • Comfort
    8.4/10
    Styling
    9.1/10
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Excellent Condition

By on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 35,300

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
5/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"2005 Stock RX8 w/35,330 Miles Meticulously Maintained"

Very pretty but unreliable

By on Saturday, August 09, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 82,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
2/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
3/10

Pros: "So much fun to drive, handles corners well, fast"

Cons: "ROTARY ENGINE"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"I bought this car because it's obviously pretty and fast. I quickly learned that these cars have many problems. I learned they don't run well when in places where it is hot. My car broke down three days after purchasing it. The rotary engines are garbage."

3 people out of 6 found this review helpful

The absolute most fun car to drive!!

By on Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 31,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "fun to drive, superior handling, rare"

Cons: "not fuel efficient, lacks torque"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I fell in love with this car when I was twelve and finally got one when I was 19, I have no complaints. Its not meant to be the fastest car on the road, the Rx8 was built for driving, it rides on rails and will put any AWD car to shame. It is not my daily driver as I want to keep it nice and it sucks on gas but again its not meant to be a prius, People generally shy away from Rotarys, but like anything else in life it will last if you take care of it, keep up on maintenance and ALWAYS CHECK YOUR OIL! ~SaRX8ah 2010 RX8 R3"

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

looks good, drives o.k.

By on Thursday, July 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 64,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "good handling with no modifications"

Cons: "have to learn to drive again, i.e. rotary motor"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"I purchased my car to run autocross in a stock class. With a set of really good tires it handles well. With the same set of tires my 2000 Crown Victoria handles about the same. My Crown Vic is lowered with high end aftermarket springs and has expensive shocks, etc., but at the same time cost me half as much with the modifications. The condition of the vehicles is similar so performance per dollar i'm getting more from the boat. I suggest that weigh your options and consider what you want to do with the car before buying. If you just want to go fast on the street get something else."

4 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Great car but not for the average owner

By on Friday, May 30, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 68,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "handles well fun to drive reliable"

Cons: "maintenance costs poor mileage"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Very fun car to drive and own but it does have a few unique quarks. It does have the Rotary engine which is small and packs a lot of punch but you have to take care of it. It can not be driven as a granny car or you will ruin it. It needs to have the carbon burned out with aggressive driving on occasion and needs at least yearly plug changes. Since it used a small amount of oil for the engine to work correctly you have to watch your oil levels and can not use some types. Other than that a great reliable car and fun to own and great to drive."

19 people out of 29 found this review helpful

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