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May 27, 6:16am - #186923 
rx8...

i know i've been looking at the evo8. but i wanted a car that is little more complete.
when i took the rx-8 to test drive.
It felt like expensive and well made car. unlike evo, where its fast, but it drives like lancer.
and its only 25,000 with tax and everything
what you guys think? and pro and con?

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May 27, 6:56am - #186924 
25.000 for a rx8 ? lol.. wish that was the price around were I live

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May 27, 7:52am - #186925 
RX8 is slower than a GTS unless you run the engine at 9000 rpm all the time.

Rotary = puke


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May 27, 7:58am - #186926 
I like the 8 ... I want to see what they do for a new 7 confused

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May 27, 8:33am - #186927 
don't know i just like the evo a lot better than the rx8 smile


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May 27, 8:34am - #186928 
I am not a fan of the rotary engine. Mostly because its hard to find a mechanic to work on it around here.

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May 27, 12:43pm - #186929 
Originally Posted by SaddY
25.000 for a rx8 ? lol.. wish that was the price around were I live


I know what you mean, the 192hp one costs about 30.000 euros, so put that x1,2 and you get it in U.S. dollars.

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May 27, 1:41pm - #186930 
Too many doors IMO.


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May 27, 1:43pm - #186931 
i like the rx8 but i would only get it in manuel thumbsup


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May 27, 1:46pm - #186932 
rx8 manual

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May 28, 12:13am - #186933 
yeah i never really liked the rx-8, but i just went to dealer to just take a peek at it. and when i test drove it. man everything feels so much better than celica. and more room. and 25,000, is not a bad deal.
there is a guy from rx-8 forum that ran 14.3 in quarter, that's faster than celica. but not as fast as 350z or evo8,
i like it because it feels and drives better than 350z or evo8 and they actually took their time to make this car.


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May 28, 5:11am - #186934 
IMO, i hate the suicide doors on the rear set of doors... puke

reminds me of a half cab truck rolleyes

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May 28, 10:52am - #186935 
rotary engines are hard to maintain.

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May 28, 12:00pm - #186936 
what do you mean it drives better than the EVO, how did the evo drive like a lancer? does the evo handle better than a celica?


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May 28, 12:06pm - #186937 
Originally Posted by Kim
what do you mean it drives better than the EVO, how did the evo drive like a lancer? does the evo handle better than a celica?


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May 28, 12:55pm - #186938 
evo8 > RX8
evoMR (coming later this year) > everything on the road 12.9 second 1/4 mile .98 lateral G's stock


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May 29, 7:16pm - #186939 
yeah i understand that evo8 and 350z are way faster. but if you drive on evo, its same parts as lancer just different engine(very cheap looking interior), and its kinda ugly. but i admit i love the engine. 350z are fast lot of torque, but its two seater. And there are as much 350z as celica nowdays, and very uncomfortable driving.
rx-8 however, its not fast, but its fast enough for me, engine is very quiet, the car feels more luxury, and looks a lot better than any of its competitor. the new renesis engine got engine of the year, and this engine is actually more stable and reliable than older rx-7 engines and its more reliable than piston engine. The car comes with great looking interior, and a lot of room. and handle like its on rail.
tests prove that rx-8 with jic magic suspension beat the hotchkis celica gts time 1.5 mile in slalom. celica was number one in handling. I know it sounds stupid, but when you drive this car, it feels like you are flooding in the air. very comfortable drive experience.

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May 30, 2:35am - #186940 
No one here has mentioned that the rotary will eat up gas yet. sure the engine may be a 1.8 but you have to multiply that by 3 (sides of the rotor) to get the actual displacment of 4.2. Also they horsepower doesn't kick in until 8200 rpm (same as 00-03 S2k). I say get the Evo8 instead. BTW is 25K for 6-speed or automatic.


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Jun 10, 6:23pm - #186941 
the rx8 has 1,3 wtf

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Jun 10, 6:27pm - #186942 
STi


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Jun 10, 6:29pm - #186943 
yeah 1.3L for each chamber separated byt he apex seal. There is a total of 3 chambers...the RX is a gas guzzler tho. frown

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Jun 11, 9:43am - #186944 
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
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Jun 11, 10:45am - #186945 
Originally Posted by xXMaGNuSXx
yeah 1.3L for each chamber separated byt he apex seal. There is a total of 3 chambers...the RX is a gas guzzler tho. frown


No one here has mentioned that the rotary will eat up gas yet. sure the engine may be a 1.8 but you have to multiply that by 3 (sides of the rotor) to get the actual displacment of 4.2. Also they horsepower doesn't kick in until 8200 rpm (same as 00-03 S2k). I say get the Evo8 instead. BTW is 25K for 6-speed or automatic.
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Jun 11, 10:48am - #186946 
A rotary engine is definitely more reliable than a piston engine.

Using a rotating motion to make rotating power opposed to using an up and down motion to make rotating power is definitely the way shit should be tongue. There's also less moving parts in a rotary engine, which means less parts to replace. But you're right, they're real big gas guzzlers tongue.

http://auto.howstuffworks.com/rotary-engine.htm

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Jun 11, 10:56am - #186947 
Originally Posted by TypeRd00d
A rotary engine is definitely more reliable than a piston engine.

Using a rotating motion to make rotating power opposed to using an up and down motion to make rotating power is definitely the way shit should be tongue. There's also less moving parts in a rotary engine, which means less parts to replace.

http://auto.howstuffworks.com/rotary-engine.htm


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but wath does But you're right, they're real big gas guzzlers tongue. mean?

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Jun 11, 11:10am - #186948 
Originally Posted by Kim
what do you mean it drives better than the EVO, how did the evo drive like a lancer? does the evo handle better than a celica?

test drove one, evo 8's ride is very stiff and choppy. i felt every single bumps i went through...

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Jun 11, 11:14am - #186949 
Originally Posted by ragingpaseo
Originally Posted by Kim
what do you mean it drives better than the EVO, how did the evo drive like a lancer? does the evo handle better than a celica?

test drove one, evo 8's ride is very stiff and choppy. i felt every single bumps i went through...


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Jun 11, 11:20am - #186950 
celica is like a luxury car compare to the evo. thumbsup and i thought my paseo was bad...

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