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2005 Mazda RX-8

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The sporty RX-8 debuted for 2004 and is the first Mazda in years to be sold in the U.S.with a rotary engine. The four-passenger RX-8 is designed with dual rear-hinged half doors that permit easy entry into and egress from the backseat, but with the overall look of a coupe. Mazda's Renesis rotary engine generates 238 horsepower when fitted to the standard six-speed-manual gearbox, and 197 horsepower when the available four-speed-automatic transmission is specified. The RX-8 includes four-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes and a limited-slip rear axle, while an optional Dynamic Stability Control senses skidding and applies the brakes and controls engine torque as needed to help prevent a loss of control. Only few updates are on tap for 2005.

2004 Mazda RX-8 by Dan Carney (7/14/2003)
Rotary fans can rejoice: the Wankel's back.

 

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Monday, November 23, 2015
2005 Mazda RX-8 4-Door Coupe 6-Speed Manual

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I purchased a 2005 Mazda RX-8 GT as a new model in the fall of 2004. I have driven it year round in all weather conditions for 11 years and one month. After the first 20,000 km. it suffered catastrophic engine... + More »
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