Whats your guy's opinion of the mazda RX8?

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  1. RunninWild

    RunninWild How subtle of you

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    Known problems? Flaws? Whats awesome about it?
     
  2. PanzerAce

    PanzerAce Active Member

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    All of your questions can be answered with this:

    It's a rotary.
     
  3. RunninWild

    RunninWild How subtle of you

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    Well havent there been many improvements on rotary engineering with the RX8?
     
  4. PanzerAce

    PanzerAce Active Member

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    AFAIK the only real difference b/w the 8s and 7s is that the 8s don't spit out as much unburnt fuel. Other than that, it's kinda hard to change a rotary, since the basic mechanics remain the same.
     
  5. Wilddog

    Wilddog OT Supporter

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    I would stay away from an rx-8. They're terrible on gas, not very fast, burn lots of oil, and many owners have required multiple engine rebuilds.
     
  6. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    I wish they would make a hybrid RX-8. Why?

    What are the two things rotaries suck at? Torque and efficiency.

    What are the two things electric motors are great at? Torque and efficiency.

    It would be a match made in heaven.
     
  7. PanzerAce

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    fwiw, a buddy of mine DDs his and loves the hell out of it.
     
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    I miss mine. Loved the car, have a Mazdaspeed 6 now.
     
  9. Short Bus

    Short Bus Beep beep!

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    100k mile warranty, who gives a shit?
     
  10. PanzerAce

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    I don't, I was just answering his questions :dunno:
     
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    nj0ywatch1np0rn New Member

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    get the RX7 and stuff a LS1 and call it a day. Faster car for a lot less money and much more reliable!
     
  13. rx8's out of the box are nice looking but slow...
     
  14. GTSlow

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    RX8 + LS1???
     
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    They need direct injection and a 3rd spark plug already.
     
  16. GammaRadiation

    GammaRadiation Active Member

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    :hsugh:

    It isn't a muscle car. It's a low end sport touring car. 230hp makes it scoot around plenty well. They shine in the corners, especially since it's RWD with LSD, 52/48 balance, and a well designed suspension.
     
  17. z32ryan

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    RX7 + LS1 swap would cost more than an RX8.
     
  18. yea i wont deny that. they are more nimble than anything. good platform though. i would consider getting one if i had the cash to boost it too.
     
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    A shell + conversion = same price as a new RX8. :o
     
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    vudoodoodoo New Member

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    Get that logic outta here. OT wants none of that!
     
  21. Lucifer

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    Slow as shit and worse mileage than a V8 with twice the power.
     
  22. crontab

    crontab (uid = 0)

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    nowadays, i would take a hyundai genesis coupe over the rx8....

    370z > gen > rx8
     
  23. meervincent

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    alot of hate for the 8s i see :(
     
  24. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    There's this girl I know who helped an ex-boyfriend rebuild the 13B in his RX-7, and she says the RX-8 is a nice car, but it's just not in the same league as the 7.

    No, I do not have nudes. :wtc:
     
  25. nj0ywatch1np0rn

    nj0ywatch1np0rn New Member

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    BINGO! maybe less.
     

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