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rx8... #186923 May 27, 5:16am May 27, 5:16am
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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?

Re: rx8... [Re: Jae] #186924 May 27, 5:56am May 27, 5:56am
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25.000 for a rx8 ? lol.. wish that was the price around were I live

Re: rx8... [Re: SaddY] #186925 May 27, 6:52am May 27, 6:52am
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RX8 is slower than a GTS unless you run the engine at 9000 rpm all the time.

Rotary = puke


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Re: rx8... [Re: DiabloGTS] #186926 May 27, 6:58am May 27, 6:58am
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I like the 8 ... I want to see what they do for a new 7 confused

I hope thumbsup

Re: rx8... [Re: RicePowered] #186927 May 27, 7:33am May 27, 7:33am
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don't know i just like the evo a lot better than the rx8 smile


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Re: rx8... [Re: RicePowered] #186928 May 27, 7:34am May 27, 7:34am
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I am not a fan of the rotary engine. Mostly because its hard to find a mechanic to work on it around here.

Re: rx8... [Re: SaddY] #186929 May 27, 11:43am May 27, 11:43am
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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.

Re: rx8... [Re: MrChocolate] #186930 May 27, 12:41pm May 27, 12:41pm
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Too many doors IMO.


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Re: rx8... [Re: CID498] #186931 May 27, 12:43pm May 27, 12:43pm
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i like the rx8 but i would only get it in manuel thumbsup


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Re: rx8... [Re: EuRoBoYGT] #186932 May 27, 12:46pm May 27, 12:46pm
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Re: rx8... [Re: oas] #186933 May 27, 11:13pm May 27, 11:13pm
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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.

Re: rx8... [Re: Jae] #186934 May 28, 4:11am May 28, 4:11am

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IMO, i hate the suicide doors on the rear set of doors... puke

reminds me of a half cab truck rolleyes

Re: rx8... #186935 May 28, 9:52am May 28, 9:52am
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rotary engines are hard to maintain.

Re: rx8... [Re: booyaolian] #186936 May 28, 11:00am May 28, 11:00am
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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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Re: rx8... [Re: Kim] #186937 May 28, 11:06am May 28, 11:06am
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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?


dont mind jae kim, hes just going carzy(not a typo) rofl spineyes crazy

Re: rx8... [Re: tru_Asiatik_Pride] #186938 May 28, 11:55am May 28, 11:55am
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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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Re: rx8... [Re: NorwayGT] #186939 May 29, 6:16pm May 29, 6:16pm
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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.

Re: rx8... [Re: Jae] #186940 May 30, 1:35am May 30, 1:35am
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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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Re: rx8... [Re: calidrifter] #186941 Jun 10, 5:23pm Jun 10, 5:23pm
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the rx8 has 1,3 wtf

Re: rx8... [Re: oas] #186942 Jun 10, 5:27pm Jun 10, 5:27pm
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Re: rx8... [Re: VSGTS14] #186943 Jun 10, 5:29pm Jun 10, 5:29pm
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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

Re: rx8... [Re: VSGTS14] #186944 Jun 11, 8:43am Jun 11, 8:43am
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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
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Re: rx8... [Re: xXMaGNuSXx] #186945 Jun 11, 9:45am Jun 11, 9:45am
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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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Re: rx8... [Re: BaTMaN_4] #186946 Jun 11, 9:48am Jun 11, 9:48am
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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

Re: rx8... [Re: TypeRd00d] #186947 Jun 11, 9:56am Jun 11, 9:56am
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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


the dealer sad that to me to

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

Re: rx8... [Re: Kim] #186948 Jun 11, 10:10am Jun 11, 10:10am
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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...

Re: rx8... [Re: ragingpaseo] #186949 Jun 11, 10:14am Jun 11, 10:14am
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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...


morte than on teh celica?

Re: rx8... [Re: oas] #186950 Jun 11, 10:20am Jun 11, 10:20am
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celica is like a luxury car compare to the evo. thumbsup and i thought my paseo was bad...

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