My 2004 Mazda RX-8

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  1. BlackHBDX

    BlackHBDX The grey fixer

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    Yup, stock.

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  2. OneLifeOneLove

    OneLifeOneLove If You Ain't Outta Control, You Ain't In Control.

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    damn.. the inside is so hawt. nice ride.
     
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    So do they classify those cars as 4 doors?
     
  4. BlackHBDX

    BlackHBDX The grey fixer

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    yep.
     
  5. urbanlegend

    urbanlegend One Love

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    Gorgious car man, just sick. The pictures are great too (look professional:cool: ).
     
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    Great choice of color and factory options. Looks amazing! I'm considering buying an RX-8 some time in the next couple of months. What's your general opinion on the car? Would it be alright for a daily driver? Pros and cons?
     
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    Donlanci New Member

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    You know, i drove a shinka one, and i wasn't impressed.

    nice looking car though
     
  8. niwtsol

    niwtsol always question

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    what are your plans for it, anything?
     
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    Nice cars. I drove one for two years and now I got a Mazdaspeed 6.
     
  10. TigreTek

    TigreTek omega member OT Supporter

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    i'd love to pick one up as a weekend toy once they hit about 13-15k.
     
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    Nice car. I plan to get my hands on one of these in the next few years
     
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    TigreTek omega member OT Supporter

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    only thing that scares me is the horror stories of engine replacement over at clubrx8.com
     
  13. M3-DIS

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    Great car for the price! Enjoy her :)
     
  14. Mr. Kitty Litter

    Mr. Kitty Litter OT Supporter

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    If I could find one for about 40k, I'd be all over it.
    How long does the Renesis last? I heard they are only good for about 50k...
     
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    they're nice looking and handling cars, but jesus put a different engine in it already...
     
  16. Rufus

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    They start at 27k new. :cool:
     
  17. BlackHBDX

    BlackHBDX The grey fixer

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    I love it. By the numbers it doesn't look too impressive but this car is all about the way it feels. If you want to get into a pissing contest about who's car is faster than this is not the car for you. It's fast enough to be fun and it handles awesome. The resale value is not great for these cars so you can pick a used one up for a good price. The fuel economy is not great either. I get 16mpg city and 24mpg highway. The fuel economy is not a big issue depending on how much you drive and how much of it is city/highway. The insurance is cheaper than comparable cars (350Z, S2000, WRX, etc) and may make up for the higher fuel cost. Sports cars don't generally make good daily drivers but the RX-8 does have 4 doors and has a comfortable ride (most sports cars beat you up) the biggest concern is fuel cost.
     
  18. BlackHBDX

    BlackHBDX The grey fixer

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    The Renesis motor is only 3 years old so it's hard to tell how long they will last. Early generation rotary motors from the 70's had problems with the apex seals and the turbo RX-7s from the 90's were usually only good for around 80K miles. Non-turbo rotary motors are generally reliable. Despite the recalls for the current model RX-8, Consumer Reports rates it's reliability as average.
     
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    BlackHBDX The grey fixer

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    Nah. That's one of the reasons why I bought it. I wanted something I could keep stock and still enjoy. I might swap out the cd player with an mp3 unit from a newer model, but that's it.
     
  20. TigreTek

    TigreTek omega member OT Supporter

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    i test drove one the other day and it felt surprisingly quick despite what the numbers say. it felt a bit cramped for a daily and while i'm looking to replace the srt4, i don't think the rx8 will fit the bill for now. i'd still love to pick one up as a weekend toy.
     
  21. Mr. Kitty Litter

    Mr. Kitty Litter OT Supporter

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    i want one, but I'd prolly opt for the manual, as much as I hate them.
    The manual trans models have a higher hp rating and a higer red line. I watch videos on youtube of the rx8 and it looks so fun taking it up to like 8k.

    Just when you think you have to switch gears because of the typical redline sound found in most piston engines, you look down and you still got 3k left.
     

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