Why all the hate for the Mazda RX-8 if...

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  1. N8

    N8 This fucking guy.

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    ... it continually beats the competition in head to head comparisions published by major automotive publications? :dunno:

    Examples:

    Edmunds: http://www.edmunds.com/reviews/comparison/articles/101039/page002.html
    Motor Trend: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupe/112_0403_three/index3.html
    Car and Driver: http://www.caranddriver.com/article.asp?section_id=15&article_id=4346&page_number=5
    Top Gear Magazine: http://www.carpages.co.uk/mazda/maz...coupe_20_03_04.asp?switched=on&echo=995683146

    So why all the hate? I see comments of "slow", ":notorque:", "overrated horsepower" and all kinds of :mb: :mb: :mb:

    Do we have a bunch of magazine racers here or something? :mamoru:
     
  2. N8

    N8 This fucking guy.

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  3. bokhan

    bokhan i love you

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    ot is all about the straight line and ugly interiors.
     
  4. If Mazda ever puts a 3 rotor into it it WILL be my next car.
     
  5. Evil_Jeanyus

    Evil_Jeanyus That's it Ellen, cup the balls.

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    bandwagon hate.
    i saw one on a skidpad driven by a professional driver... fucking :cool: watching that thing drifting in a circle bouncing off the rev limiter
     
  6. N8

    N8 This fucking guy.

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    Have you test drove one yet?

    It's faster than alot of people give it credit for, especially if you keep the revs up high and turn the stability control off. :eek3:
     
  7. N8

    N8 This fucking guy.

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    Apparently so. :mamoru:
     
  8. coronet

    coronet Do Andriods Dream of Electric Sheep?

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    I too have wondered why this car gets so much hate.
     
  9. I hate it because Mazda gave us one horse power number, then gave us another horse power number, and then gave another that's almost 100 down from the original #.

    It looks good though
     
  10. I believe you, but the 1/4 times don't lie. If I'm looking to get a sports car, 238hp won't cut it. :hs:

    A 3-rotor would be good for ~350hp. Now THAT would be an insane car.
     
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    Three times? It went from 250 to 238... they've downgraded it again? Not that i've heard. :dunno:

    The reason for the first downgrade was not to be misleading, it was because they published the specs of the Japan-spec RX-8 that doesn't have to meet California emissions. It was an honest mistake if you ask me.
     
  12. N8

    N8 This fucking guy.

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    Drive it first, then tell me the 238hp doesn't cut it. :)

    ... and yes, the car would be EPIC with a 3-rotor engine. The fuel consumption would be astronomical though. :hs:
     
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    L7 Mr Negativity

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    I don't like cars with more than 2 doors.
     
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    It's ugly :dunno:
     
  15. iLLt3ck

    iLLt3ck OT Supporter

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    238hp stock is beans. Especially when you have the rev the heck out of the motor to make any power. Don't those cars put down lik 90 ft/lbs of torque stock?
     
  16. Fuel consumptions they would work out with a lower/taller 6th gear, since it would be making 50% more power anyway. :o

    Again, I'm not saying 238hp is weak by any means, just that if I'm buying a sports car, I want to be able to power oversteer on demand, and I want it to run 12s, and at it's current power level I doubt it will do that. :hs:
     
  17. N8

    N8 This fucking guy.

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    Mine is that colour. :big grin:
     
  18. RenaultFreak

    RenaultFreak OMG

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    hated because it's different and because the RX7 was an amazing car that only a few could afford...

    RX8 = fucking cool ride, I'd love to own one.
     
  19. N8

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    156 ft/lbs stock.

    ... and although it sounds like you need to rev the piss out of it any time you want serious power, you learn to keep the engine in it's powerband after driving one for a while.

    Remember that rotaries LOVE to rev.
     
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    N8 This fucking guy.

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    :hs:
     
  21. Josepi

    Josepi HA HA, I CHANGED MY AV

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    My stock '91 TII rated at 200BHP made ~150-160ft/lb from 3-7K...:dunno:

    That was 2.5 years ago...;)
     
  22. L7

    L7 Mr Negativity

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    3 doors are the ultimate :hsd:
     
  23. Fuzion

    Fuzion heaven and hell

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    i agree pics do not do the car justice at all. from the many shots ive seen on the net ive always been meh on the car. saw a titanium one parked at t he mall, checked it out and it was still meh.

    saw a yellow one someone around here has and its real got damn nice.
     
  24. L7

    L7 Mr Negativity

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    What the problem is?
     
  25. abuC

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    They look great in black.
     

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