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2004 Mazda RX-8 consumer reviews

$25,180–$26,680 MSRP range
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85% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior 4.6
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value 4.2
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 3.7
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Fun car, not a practical car.

As one might expect, the handling is excellent as is the 9k rpm roar of the engine. Torque lacks low down, but is quickly forgotten. Mileage is around 18-20 and with a small fuel tank, you fill up often. Sound system is great, but lacks factory connection for a smart phone. Leather feels and looks incredible. A/C gives out after about 1.5hrs on hot summer days. Reliable all the way up to 90k miles when the radiator went out shortly after a check engine light came on. Definitely suggest buying the manual as the lost horsepower will ruin the car in an automatic. Overall very fun car, you will enjoy if that is the intent. A small trunk with awkward opening, little back seat space, and low ride height will make this impractical for those with kids or who need to make grocery runs comfortably.


Do maintnes keep it healthy

It's a great car it gets the lady's so that's a plus I love how it takes corners at high speeds I wished the oil filter was under it because I like to do my oil changes instead of taking it to a mechanic


Still my dream to own one

To me this is still a beautiful and stylish car! I can?t wait to call one my own! It?s got the power you need with the performance to be a head turner!


Ehh it's okay

It's okay I would definitely look at something else. It doesn't drive as smooth as I would of liked maybe it is because of the type of engine it has


Very pretty

Live this car Very sporty good looking car Fast has a rotary engine Can't help but fall in love with


Beautiful car

Beautiful car I absolutely love it it needs a good mechanic who knows what they are doing to get it running but it's nothing to serious


A fun car, but a money grinder

This is a fun, cheap to buy sports car with a lot of nuances that warrant some caution. It does have a high upkeep cost, but if you've got the money, it is worth it. The car feels, looks, and sounds great.


Great car!

Great car ,the only reason I'm selling is that I need something bigger.the best car I've owned by far.


Best car I ever drive or owned

The best. It turned my life around couldn't have chosen a better vehicle. I love it it's perfect comfortable speed drivability. I could go on and on


Mazda RX8 Worst car ever

Vehicle was very fun to drive when it was working. I'm a fan of rotary engines but the motor for this car was terrible.