i test drove one yesterday and all i can say is i'm extremely disappointed. really, what was all the damn hype about for this car? has a 9000 redline, you'd think that the power would come towards the top end. nope, i watched the tach needle climb, which felt like eternity, and as it was getting closer to redline, i was wondering when the power would begin to kick in. it never did. the 03 accord V6 AUTO that i test drove felt faster than this. probably coz it has more torque but if you think hondas have no torque, try driving this car. at that point, i decided to see if this car's handling can make up for its lack of balls just a little bit. even here i was left disappointed. the suspension is too soft, not aggressive enough. i was in a hard corner, the car leaned too much IMO, and there happened to be a dip in the road. talk about an unsettling feeling. i didnt' feel in control of the car at all. needless to say, i'm crossing the rx-8 off my shopping list. wasn't plannig on even looking at the rx-8, but i decide why the hell not? i would never pay what they're asking for for this car. well, to the rx-8 fans out there, if it works for you, good for you. but as far as i'm concerned, this car is way overrated and overpriced for what it is.