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Most people that Mazda builds cars. But for driving enthusiasts, the company’s history of building coupes with lightweight engines that sets it from the competition. The Mazda is the latest of these coupes, and the only one with a four-door

The heart of the Mazda RX-8 is its 1.3-liter rotary engine the Renesis. It’s a made-up The R and the e stand for Rotary engine, nesis comes from the genesis. Odd name aside, the engine is an impressive bit of engineering: its forbears, it locates the exhaust on the side of each of the combustion rather than on the outer of the rotary housing.

Sounds simple, but this one allows for more power, fuel economy and lower

Because of the engine’s compact engineers were able to it further back in the RX-8’s giving the car a coveted 50/50 weight distribution. This, with balanced suspension sharp steering and a svelte curb weight, makes the RX-8 one of the best-handling cars on the It’s certainly among the sports cars available for than $30,000, and deserving of any you give it.

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Introduced for 2004, the Mazda heralded the return of the rotary-powered car to the U.S. after a near hiatus. It also gave an image car with greater and performance credentials than the Miata. Although the RX-8 been a runaway sales most people would it’s been good for the reputation.

Although Mazda its sport coupe with a manual or automatic transmission, the manual version is really the way to experience an RX-8. It’s not the closer connection you feel to the car moving the short-throw shifter the neatly defined gates. the fact that manual-shift get a more powerful version of the rotary engine.

In a manual-equipped RX-8, horsepower crests at 238 at rpm, with redline at an amazing 9,000. Low-end has never been a strong of rotary engines, and with a 159 pound-feet coming together at rpm, the RX-8 doesn’t feel potent below Fortunately, the rotary engine to rev and is very smooth when it.

Inside Line testers timed the RX-8 at 6.6 seconds to 60 mph and seconds through the quarter-mile respectable numbers but not enough to win straight-line acceleration crowns in class. However, Mazda’s coupe quickly makes up when the road turns

Automatic RX-8s are tamer, at just 7,500 rpm. If going to buy one, 2006 and models are your best as they come with a advanced six-speed automatic with steering column-mounted shifters. They also 212 hp at 7,500 rpm, compared to 197 in the and ’05 models, which with a four-speed automatic.

In spite of its handling capability, the RX-8 rides comfortably to serve as a daily commuter, with fuel economy hovering in the high teens, not the most economical choice. The seats are roomy enough to adults on short trips, and rear doors allow the of bulky child seats.

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come standard with all the amenities, though manual come with a firmer and 18-inch wheels, which are on the automatic. Further suspension are available via the Shinka special-edition You can also add luxuries like upholstery and a navigation system.

Past Mazda RX-8

Although it has an extra set of doors, the RX-8 is a descendant of the two-door sport coupe sold in generations from 1979-’95. A version was also offered in the ’80s and early ’90s. The was yanked from the U.S. due to poor sales and difficulty in emissions standards, but lived on in the market through 2002.

At the of its U.S. demise, the third-gen was a much more expensive car today’s RX-8, with a price of $32,500 in 1995

That’s not to say it wasn’t worth the money. Sold from this model was turbocharged and of 255 hp at 6,500 rpm and 217 lb-ft of torque at rpm. Zero to 60 took 5.5 seconds, with the quarter-mile coming in 14 seconds flat. Not was it fast, it was a superb handler, inspiring comparisons to Formula Harsh ride quality was the big

This car fetches high on the used market, though buyers should be attentive to wear and tear and aftermarket made by the previous owner.

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