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Mazda RX-8, Coupe
#624 of 1414 Re: Condensation more than a lil problem [crzygap]
Jan 28, 2005 (12:00 pm)
I got a Mazda recall notice saying I could have a problem of my 2004 RX-8 not starting in cold weather. I took it in and had a part changed. No problems with all the snow in NY yet, but I do get the condensation in the oil that the mechanics tell me they know nothing about.
Good luck with yours. I just wrote my review. The tires are HORRIBLE in snow but driving with 200lbs of sandbags in my trunk help.
#625 of 1414 More questions
Jan 31, 2005 (8:36 am)
So I wrote in last about my rx-8 not starting in the cold weather, but here are a couple of other concerns I had about my car. Has anyone had a grinding type of feeling when braking slowly. Like when you come to a light or stop sign. I took my rx-8 back to the dealer 3 times about this and they told me they heard nothing nor did they see anything, but my rotors were torn up. This was when the car only had about 300 miles at the most on it.
Besides this problem, now when i am accelerating I hear what would be a pinging noise if the engine were a piston engine. I haven't brought it to the dealer about this, but everytime I go back to the dealer they make it seem like I am crazy and complaining about nothing. My worhtless extended warranty is really starting to piss me off. Anyone have any ideas what these noises are or if you had similar cases.
#627 of 1414 won't start
Feb 02, 2005 (8:32 am)
I need to know if anyone has had the rx8 to lock out on them. Ours went into some kind of lock out mode and the quick reference guide told us to check our owners manual. Since this is a rebuilt mazda we don't have it. Can you help? Thanks, tmorrow
#628 of 1414 Re: Just picked up a rx8 [mugster1]
Feb 02, 2005 (10:13 am)
I have been pleased with the reliability of my RX8's. I am on my third. Having taken advantage of the Mazda buy back program on my first one. Traded in my second to get my wife a Mazda 6 and bought my third on a lease deal too good to pass up. The car is not driveable on snow with the summer tires. Buy a good set of snow tires and it is fine. I park my car outside and have not experienced the flooding issue even in -10 below temps. Good luck with your vehicle, what pricing did you get?
#629 of 1414 2005 vs 2004 differences
Feb 02, 2005 (10:16 am)
I have not had an opportunity to see the 2005 model of the rX8. Can anyone tell me differences between the two years?
Also can anyone point me to the proper place to post an ad for selling a rear spoiler for the RX8
#630 of 1414 Re: Just picked up a rx8 [mazda04rx8]
Feb 03, 2005 (5:13 am)
I live in Canada , so you have to consider the dollar . 2004 black/ toupe loaded except nav . $37500cdn out the door . i consider it a great deal. They also gave me a good trade in on my 2000 honda accord . 14000 cdn . All in all very happy with the decision.
Love to drive again!!!!!
#631 of 1414 2005 vs 2004 differences
Feb 03, 2005 (7:43 am)
First, the key remote and key are now one, and the key shaft folds into the remote. Very nice. There is a hack to make it work on the 2004s, I'm told.
Second, you can now get a white car, but no longer the yellow.
As far as I know those are the only differences, other than the difference of one in the model year designation .
#632 of 1414 Re: 2005 vs 2004 differences [pathstar1]
Feb 03, 2005 (12:44 pm)
Sirius Sat. Radio is also available for the 2005 models. The head unit has a SAT button where the AM button is on the 04's. The FM button is now AM/FM.
#633 of 1414 Re: Ventilation system problem [jnine13]
Feb 03, 2005 (7:29 pm)
I would tell them to give me another car. I'm sure they're familiar with lemon laws. If they can't fix it, they have to give you a new one. I wouldn't put up with their BS. The car should be perfect, or they can keep it!