Our long-term Mazda RX-8 traveled exactly miles before the first thing went kablooey. Distant cheering could be heard from the Lincoln-Mercury, Volvo, and Mazda dealer across town. In we clunked, bobbled, and short-circuited our way through a 35,mile test of a Mazda RX Our cost was zero for correcting a host of vexations, from an expired CD player to leaky shocks to an addled engine computer.
2004 Mazda RX-8 Long-Term Road Test
Mazda RX-8 Specifications
Rotary-engine fans in North America are spinning with glee--at rpm. Because not since the '95 model year, when the last twin-turbo horsepower rotary-powered Mazda RX-7s were sold here, could they warble the praises of the unconventional and compact 1. Back then, RX-7 R2s were peaky, pricey as much as a BMW M3 , sometimes spooky to drive, and produced substandard emissions and fuel economy. Yet many still say the last-gen RX-7 remains one of the most attractive cars ever to come from Japan. All that's changed for the '04 Mazda RX The new non-turbo Renesis 1. We anticipated a hunger for more torque than lb-ft would suggest, yet its curve is so flat and the tach needle swings so willingly that we have few complaints there, either.
2004 Mazda RX-8 Specifications
The rotary engine lives again. Mazda has confirmed that it will be bringing the technology back into use in the coming few years. In recent years the mid-level sports car scene has exploded with the availability of new models surpassing numbers last seen in the '90s during the sports ca Despite the quirky nature, engines and styling of Mazda's RX designated sports cars, they always sold reasonably well until the previous RX7 priced itself ou Favourite added temporarily.
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