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2005 RX-8... Not a lot changes
Submitted by Dan Mazzella on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 12:16pm

The 2005 RX-8s are arriving at dealers right now, but not a whole lot is different from the 04's. The Yellow RX-8's are a thing of a past, as new for North American 2005 models: Whitewater Pearl. Also new to the 05's is the optional Sirius satellite Radio.

Included in the new RX-8's are the latest Engine Control Program (flash) and all the little tweeks and TSB's that have accumliated over the past year.







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subject:
Yellow dropped for '05
author:
No Rotor
date:
October 12, 2004 - 10:25pm
Does anyone remember what color replaced CYM (Competition Yellow Mica) on the Rx-7 after its debut (93) model year?
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subject:
93 Yellow mica
author:
date:
March 17, 2005 - 7:50pm
I had one. 93 R1 Competition yellow mica. Built to run. No comfort stuff. No sound insulation, etc. Two oil coolers, all the venting functioned. The interior was a sticky"suead" to keep you in the seat. This was the eara of the 5.0 Mustang. I would line up at the light, hit it, and I and my passangers thought the mustangs were propting me just to watch me go. I really did not think they were trrying to race. After a while I realized they were racing-giving all they had. The R1 was wicket fast. On a cool morning with only a little fuel it would almost, almost lift the front end off the ground. The R1 was independantly clocked at 3.9 zero to 60. It did .99 lateral G's. Any thing you did to it-modifications-slowed it down. It was a 911 slayer
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subject:
CYM
author:
No Rotor
date:
October 14, 2004 - 3:37pm
It was White!
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subject:
Too Bad.......
author:
No Rotor
date:
October 12, 2004 - 2:46pm
Too bad Mazda dropped the yellow paint. It just cost them a sale, I was planning on purchasing an '05 RX8 this coming spring and wanted yellow, no other color will do it for me. I can't imagine not having a yellow option in any series sports car, be it a four door or two door sports car. Geesh :-(

Bill S.
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subject:
Yellow Paint
author:
No Rotor
date:
December 6, 2004 - 12:39am
I can't believe they dropped the yellow either. I have a 92 yellow Miata I bought new and if I could get my mits on a yellow 2005 RX8 I'd sell a kidney to get one.

SlimeyLimey
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subject:
The series-II
author:
No Rotor
date:
October 6, 2004 - 5:27am
Good to see white has been added to the list of colours.

Mazda are on the ball with a few tweaks here & there since last years release in 2003. White paint is a good start.

Am looking forward to the series-II version which is suspected of getting a sequential box aswell as further power.

Am guessing the series-II should be from 2006.....????

Just hope they keep the white as an option in 2 years time.
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subject:
new key
author:
No Rotor
date:
October 4, 2004 - 10:31pm
The new RX8 2005 have an all new key...it is like the Audi keys whith all the buttons on it!!!
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subject:
Sirius radio
author:
No Rotor
date:
October 1, 2004 - 1:36pm
Does anyone know if the satellite radio can be fitted to a 2004 RX-8?
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subject:
I have an RX-8 and I just bou
author:
No Rotor
date:
October 28, 2004 - 10:58am
I have an RX-8 and I just bought the small portable Roady receiver from XM. It fits right between the shifter and the seat warmer buttons with velcro patches. And it only takes a few minutes to install yourself. Sounds great though the Bose stereo.
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subject:
Satellite radio for '04 RX-8
author:
No Rotor
date:
October 20, 2004 - 8:07pm
According to the dealer where I just bought my 2004 RX-8, he says that they are waiting for the equipment to come in that will fit the '04s for sat radio. We'll see.
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