2004 Mazda RX-8 Expert Reviews

washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on July 20, 2003

washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on July 20, 2003

Not Your Father's Rotary Club Summer arrived late and was planning to leave early. Seizing the time was impossible. I had to outrun it. I took a spin in the 2004 Mazda RX-8 sports sedan and... Read full review

Orlando Sentinel's view

By Steven Cole Smith on August 7, 2003

Orlando Sentinel's view

By Steven Cole Smith on August 7, 2003

After a nine-year hiatus, the rotary club is once again meeting at your local Mazda dealer. The Mazda RX-7, which had a heady run with its Wankel rotary engine from 1979 to 1995, has been re-incarn... Read full review

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on September 14, 2003

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on September 14, 2003

Over the years the diesel engine, rotary engine, electric motor, gas/electric hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell have been considered the replacement for the reciprocating piston gasoline engine. The fu... Read full review


Our view: 2004 Mazda RX-8

By Jason Stein on March 14, 2004

Our view: 2004 Mazda RX-8

By Jason Stein on March 14, 2004

DATELINE - To say the 2004 Mazda RX-8 is cruel is being way too kind. It is unfair. It is frustrating. It is a downright shame I can't own four of them. When you move through life adding more ... Read full review

The Detroit News's view

By Anita And Paul Lienert on October 22, 2003

The Detroit News's view

By Anita And Paul Lienert on October 22, 2003

Mazda RX-8's style makes up for flaws Fans of the now-departed Mazda RX-7 should have been cheered by the arrival earlier this year of the all-new RX-8. This so-called "quad coupe" marries spo... Read full review

Los Angeles Times's view

By Dan Neil on May 26, 2004

Los Angeles Times's view

By Dan Neil on May 26, 2004

It'll make your head spin Driving Mazda's sporty, rotary-powered RX-8 is a blast, but enter that back seat at your own risk. The four-seat Mazda RX-8 offers unprecedented opportunities to... Read full review

AZCentral.com's view

By Bob Golfen on August 14, 2004

AZCentral.com's view

By Bob Golfen on August 14, 2004

Sporty Mazda RX-8 a top place finisher Rear clamshell doors enhance the Mazda RX-8's sleek profile, while a sophisticated-looking interior adds to the coupe's design. Mazda RX-8 steps out... Read full review