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CelicaTC Dec 10, 11:36am - #67441 
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Who has driven a RX-8?

Just curious who has driven a RX-8.

And what did you think of it?
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Speed4TheNeed Dec 10, 12:29pm - #67442 

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personally i havnt driven in one. dont really want to cause i don't really like the styling very much. but a brother of a good friend of mine works at a mazda dealership so they are always riding around in them due to the sales blitzing and sorts. says he loves them and wouldnt drive anything else if he had the money. good pickup, good handling, and he says he loves the styling also.

lol still doesnt make me want one over some of the other cars in the class, but you really can't go wrong with it. it is an eyecatcher and the power is more than adequate.
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trog2233 Dec 10, 12:41pm - #67443 

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I drove one...they are pretty quick...handling doesn't compare to my celica..very nice car though thumbsup

The only thing i didn't like was you have to Rev the engine to like 8K to get any power out of it thumbsdown
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Mike00 Dec 10, 1:24pm - #67444 
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It's a nice car don't think I would want one over my celica just yet. I wouldn't mind having the older RX7 TT though.
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ilovemyGT Dec 10, 3:49pm - #67445 
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i absolutely LOVE the way the rx-8's look. we had one showcased in our mall a few weeks back and i fell in love with it. thumbsup havent driven one, though. frown

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element_celica Dec 10, 3:59pm - #67446 

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Originally Posted by Mike00
It's a nice car don't think I would want one over my celica just yet. I wouldn't mind having the older RX7 TT though.

rip celi...
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Speed4TheNeed Dec 10, 5:22pm - #67447 

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Originally Posted by ilovemyGT
i absolutely LOVE the way the rx-8's look. we had one showcased in our mall a few weeks back and i fell in love with it. thumbsup havent driven one, though. frown


they have one in our mall here. gets lots of attention (some bad, some good)
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booyaolian Dec 10, 5:31pm - #67448 
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what is the quality of a MAZDA?

what is the quality of a RX-8?

good or bad? does it also last as long as our Celicas?
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Elec-FuYu Dec 10, 5:35pm - #67449 
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Originally Posted by booyaolian
what is the quality of a MAZDA?

what is the quality of a RX-8?

good or bad? does it also last as long as our Celicas?

quality? you will have to becareful of the fragile rotery engine they make...

IMO...Mazda still make crappy engine...

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booyaolian Dec 10, 5:46pm - #67450 
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Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu
Originally Posted by booyaolian
what is the quality of a MAZDA?

what is the quality of a RX-8?

good or bad? does it also last as long as our Celicas?

quality? you will have to becareful of the fragile rotery engine they make...

IMO...Mazda still make crappy engine...


Ford owns Mazda...right?

if it is true...then MAZDA suck!!!
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Speed4TheNeed Dec 10, 6:03pm - #67451 

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Originally Posted by booyaolian
Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu
Originally Posted by booyaolian
what is the quality of a MAZDA?

what is the quality of a RX-8?

good or bad? does it also last as long as our Celicas?

quality? you will have to becareful of the fragile rotery engine they make...

IMO...Mazda still make crappy engine...


Ford owns Mazda...right?

if it is true...then MAZDA suck!!!


ford also owns aston martin, jaguar. and land rover...those definately do not suck.

but why am i saying that? i don't like mazda either. thumbsdown
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xXMaGNuSXx Dec 10, 6:31pm - #67452 
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I got a personal invitation to test drive an RX-8 at the Alhambra Mazda dealership. Still trying to fit it into my busy schedule, with work, skool, and a business I'm starting. Ugh. I wish I had more time. I'll definitely let you know how it goes, I got 'till the end of the month to go.
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Mike00 Dec 10, 6:36pm - #67453 
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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by booyaolian
Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu
Originally Posted by booyaolian
what is the quality of a MAZDA?

what is the quality of a RX-8?

good or bad? does it also last as long as our Celicas?

quality? you will have to becareful of the fragile rotery engine they make...

IMO...Mazda still make crappy engine...


Ford owns Mazda...right?

if it is true...then MAZDA suck!!!


ford also owns aston martin, jaguar. and land rover...those definately do not suck.

but why am i saying that? i don't like mazda either. thumbsdown


Ehh the old FD's don't suck. RX8 wasn't ment to be a replacement for the older and better FD's. Honestly it looks like ford doesn't want to let mazda build a replacement for the old RX7 so your right in a way I guess. Mazda does suck.
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xXMaGNuSXx Dec 10, 6:39pm - #67454 
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Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu
Originally Posted by booyaolian
what is the quality of a MAZDA?

what is the quality of a RX-8?

good or bad? does it also last as long as our Celicas?

quality? you will have to becareful of the fragile rotery engine they make...

IMO...Mazda still make crappy engine...


Actually rotaries can outlast a normal cylinder/valve engine as they don't have as many moving parts as a regular engine. As with any performance engine, they have to be well maintained, just like the Lambos and Ferraris out there. There are compromises you must make when it comes to sports cars, you want power or better mileage? Reliability or performance? Amenities or weight reduction? Personally once I pay off my celica, I would trade it in for an FD or RX-8.
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xXMaGNuSXx Dec 10, 6:41pm - #67455 
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And plus, what's the first Japanese car company to win a 24HRS Le Mans race? M-A-Z-D-A.
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xXMaGNuSXx Dec 10, 6:44pm - #67456 
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And plus, what's the first (and might be the only one...I have to double-check) Japanese car company to win a 24HRS Le Mans race? M-A-Z-D-A. Talk about performance and reliability.
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Mike00 Dec 10, 6:50pm - #67457 
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Originally Posted by xXMaGNuSXx

Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu

Originally Posted by booyaolian

what is the quality of a MAZDA?

what is the quality of a RX-8?

good or bad? does it also last as long as our Celicas?

quality? you will have to becareful of the fragile rotery engine they make...

IMO...Mazda still make crappy engine...


Actually rotaries can outlast a normal cylinder/valve engine as they don't have as many moving parts as a regular engine. As with any performance engine, they have to be well maintained, just like the Lambos and Ferraris out there. There are compromises you must make when it comes to sports cars, you want power or better mileage? Reliability or performance? Amenities or weight reduction? Personally once I pay off my celica, I would trade it in for an FD or RX-8.


Quite true. The only Rotary engines that ever had problems really was the FD. And those only because of the TT which really killed the lifetime of an engine. The older RX7's for example were very reliable. I'm the RX8 will be quite reliable.

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Street Prototype Dec 10, 10:47pm - #67459 

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i test drove the RX8 2 months ago, theres power but the handling is not what i expected, the celica still owns thumbsup

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Donegan Dec 10, 10:49pm - #67460 

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I drove a JDM RX-8 couple of months ago.

It was quick but ugly...
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xXMaGNuSXx Dec 10, 11:32pm - #67461 
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Sorry for the double post, comp was freakin' out.
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xXMaGNuSXx Dec 10, 11:33pm - #67462 
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Originally Posted by xXMaGNuSXx

Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu

Originally Posted by booyaolian

what is the quality of a MAZDA?

what is the quality of a RX-8?

good or bad? does it also last as long as our Celicas?

quality? you will have to becareful of the fragile rotery engine they make...

IMO...Mazda still make crappy engine...


Actually rotaries can outlast a normal cylinder/valve engine as they don't have as many moving parts as a regular engine. As with any performance engine, they have to be well maintained, just like the Lambos and Ferraris out there. There are compromises you must make when it comes to sports cars, you want power or better mileage? Reliability or performance? Amenities or weight reduction? Personally once I pay off my celica, I would trade it in for an FD or RX-8.


I meant PISTON/VALVE engine, but you all know what I was talking about.
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xXMaGNuSXx Dec 10, 11:36pm - #67463 
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Goddamn I'm whoring this topic...ok I'll stop now. owned
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LostAngel Dec 11, 1:45am - #67464 
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I didn't really like the looks of it until I seen one in person, I still like the celica better, but the rx-8 is pretty sharp too.
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csulbkid Dec 14, 10:41am - #67465 

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sexy car and good engine for being what it is.
i'd still would rather get a different car for that money . . .

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Street Prototype Dec 14, 11:59pm - #67466 

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Originally Posted by Spread Eagle
Never driven one, but the power that the 1.3L engine produces is just amazing spineyes


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iheartmycelica00 Dec 12, 5:49am - #67467 
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i have, it drove awsome and the sound of its 2 rotor rotary engine are awsome
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stefanoc Dec 12, 5:59am - #67468 

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jesus! wow you must read forums backwards
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ragingpaseo Dec 12, 6:02am - #67469 
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haven't driven one yet, but i'm amazed to hear the handling isn't as sharp as a celica...
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combatc87 Dec 12, 6:07am - #67470 

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i haven't driven one, but i wouldn't mind dropping a RENESIS into my Celica.

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stefanoc Dec 12, 6:07am - #67471 

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it sux to hear that the handling is not as great as the celiacs, cz i thought it is smaller and should handle as good as a miata.
p.s. check the date this post was made if you havent noticed
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QTRMLR_1 Dec 12, 8:10am - #67472 

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wtg new member! on bringing back a 1 year old post. smile

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QTRMLR_1 Dec 12, 8:16am - #67473 

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yeah you'd think the RWD stock RX-8 "sports car" would at least handle as good as the Celica. hmmm...does this have any relevance to a recent thread...I'm trying to remember... wink Anyone else drive the RX-8 from last year? wave

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Chelica815 Dec 12, 8:28am - #67474 
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It still looks pretty good tho.

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KickScrew Dec 12, 9:27pm - #67475 

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I test drove one and it was pretty fun. The interior was a hell of a lot nicer then the celica's but the power just wasnt there for price tag like it has
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ExNihilo Dec 13, 5:34am - #67476 
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Originally Posted by stefanoc
it sux to hear that the handling is not as great as the celiacs, cz i thought it is smaller and should handle as good as a miata.
p.s. check the date this post was made if you havent noticed


It definitely weighs more than a Celica (RX-8 is about 3000lb). So you might expect handling to be not as sharp. I dunno, I had an opportunity to drive one, but took a pass. I guess I'd still like to drive one and check it out. I think they look pretty cool.

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mkvirus Dec 13, 5:45am - #67477 
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hehehehehe!!!!
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rx8? it maybe fast but it's still ugly!!!

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