2004 Mazda RX8 6 speed 1.3 rotary from North America
My transmission has had several repairs since I have bought the car. It is now in the shop for the fourth time which will be the last time because I have decided to give the car up for a Subaru. Don't get me wrong the car is an awesome car for speed and handling, but the fact that it is unreliable makes all the good things about the car become transparent.
If you want to spend a lot of money on a car that a WRX can easily take then be my guest. From my experience I have better things to do with my money than spend it on a car you need to worry about getting into gear.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 20th April, 2005
14th May 2005, 23:01
Sorry to hear about your transmission probs. Surely the 'box could be replaced under warranty.
However, if you really want a car with a lousy transmission, then by all means buy the Subaru. Subarus are noted for their weak and clunky gearboxes, while the six speed 'box in the RX-8 is one of the best available regardless of price.