2005 Mazda RX8 Grand Touring 1.3 Wankel from North America
Oil was milky, navigation control was finicky, and the reverse gear was difficult to engage. All these problems were fixed under warranty.
I bought my 2005 RX-8 for $15,000 with 26,000 miles. It uses more gas than I would like, but otherwise, it is amazing. Fun to rev the engine to its 9000 rpm redline (I swear the car likes it) and it handles like a dream. I have never had so much fun with a car, or grinned so goofily every time I drive it. The only problem is the streets around here don't give it much of a challenge. Now, the interior could have more updated electronics and a nicer grade leather seat (later models have this), and the heated seats are a little anemic. But goodness, for the price, sunroof, navigation, CD player, satellite radio, bose surround sound, 18" wheels, traction control, ABS and 4 wheels discs, high intensity discharge headlamps, tire pressure monitoring system--I think anyone would be hard pressed to find this level of equipment on any other sports car for the price. Did I mention how great it handles?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th April, 2008