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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3 miles

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2005 Mazda RX-8 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2005 Mazda RX-8 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012007

RX-8

  • 6 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I'm going in today for the third time because my ac continues to make a noise when the fan is blowing. I cant even begin to list all of the problems I've had with this car. Just to name a few I'm on my second engine, new brakes, battery and tires before 40K miles and I was told by three different shops that something is really wrong with the brakes but Mazda claims other wise. I've had a two new radiators and my driver window went out along with everything else from the visor falling off during the hot summer because it just melted. How does a "sun visor" melt. I've had the shifting paddles replaced because they just didn't work and I don't even really use them, the gas cap lock broke and I had to pry it open since the eject no longer worked... I think you get the point and I didn't even mention some of the bi items. I've never had so many problems with a car in my life. I cant wait until I can sell it or maybe ill get lucky and it will implode. It wouldn't surprise me at this point. This car is junk!!! I'm going back to Honda.

- Bedford, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 092006

RX-8

  • miles
I purchased a brand new set of potenza's on the Dec 7. I had them mounted on in the afternoon Dec 8. went straight home 10 miles away. On Dec 9, I noticed my car would swerve a bit I was entering the freeway, I spun out six or seven times at 45 mph. When I pulled over I saw that I was driving on my rim, my tire on the right rear side wasn't on. I retrieved the tire. The tread and wall tore away from each other. Even though I did not hit anyone/anything from the spin out, my car, a 2005 model, is considered a total wreck from all the damages that resulted from the tire loss.

- Placentia, CA, USA

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