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hi there...it was my dads b day today and my mom told us to get him a car or start looking at one...my dad like the rx8 and i wouldn't mind my dad having one but iam only conserned about to rotory engine.....can some one tell me if its better than the rx7 which need to be replaced after 130 000 km or is it a better biult engine and there are any major problems......it would be great if any of u have a rx8 or know some that have one and can u please ask them if there satisfied with the rx8..thanks alot
 

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it's MUCH better than the 7...they've had almost a decade to perfect the Wankel.

besides...it's a fun drive.
 

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Looks like an S2000. Cramped from what I have heard. Still no turbo model :(
 

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Nice car, I love it!
Mazda has the goods when it comes to handling. The car needs more power though. i.e. Another rotor, or a set of turbos.

Top gear tested it being just as quick as a 350z around their test track with the same driver having all day to pratice. It looks great, and has 4 seats.
 

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toysrme u have a RX8??? if so how much miles and any problems ?????....so the engines dont blow or need a rebuild like afer 150 000km
 

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Ugh no. How on earth could you afford one LoL!
*edit* I have test driven a man RX-8, but one of my cool neighbors has a green A?T RX-8 that I've driven around a couple of times.

I like her Z3 better tho, it's convertable ;)
 

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oh ok....dont work about paying for it:D :lol: ....can u find out like how much miles or km it has and it she/he like the car as a dayly driver and if he recommends it or not...thanks
 

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If I were to get a "brand new" car, I'd have my choices cut out for me:

Dodge SRT-4 (undeniably a FAST car)
Scion tC (wait for the TRD s/c to finally become an option)
Toyota Camry Solara (definitely go v6)

Just my opinion though... :)
 

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SRT wouldn't be my choice.. . They're no quicker or faster than my v6 on the highway, and no matter what you do, it's a NEON.

RX-7's were known as being high maintanace. Obviously noone knows about rx-8 maintanace, cause I couldn't place one having 60,000 miles in less than a year of sales.
 

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ok ... here's the skinny on RX7 maintenance. sure, they require more than just driving it forever and not putting oil in it or anything foolish like that. the motors sound like go-karts because essentially, that's what they are. speed...for the displacement comparison, they're quick. never - EVER - put a twin turbo setup on a rotary motor. while they may have come like that from the factory, there's a reason the Japanese folks almost always took one of them off right away...they knew the motor would blow quickly like that. HOWEVER - i will say this - they're easier to work on than a traditional internal combustion motor. as long as you take the time to read up on them, they're VERY easy. i've been helping a friend of mine with his, and hell...my next car WILL be a rotary(possibly an RX2 if i can find one). they're more enjoyable than an i4 or v6

as far as reliability is concerned...the seals almost always blew after about 90k miles.

for the RX-8 - from what i hear, anyway - the seals are better made and won't blow as easily. i know a gentleman who bought his 8 last year out of the blue...and he's got no complaints yet. he said that he's never been happier with a car - especially since he can fit his standing bass in the backseat.

this might seem disjointed but that's how my mind's working right now.


ae86polishman - your best bet on an opinion of the car is to go to something like the RX7 or RX8 forums and read owners' opinions...the people around here are only going to have limited info.
 

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Toysrme said:
SRT wouldn't be my choice.. . They're no quicker or faster than my v6 on the highway, and no matter what you do, it's a NEON.
I highly doubt that. What can your es300 do in the 1/4 mile?

I don't intend on arguing with you over this, as I don't want to thread-jack, just saying, SRT-4's are IMO one of the quickest cars you can buy from the factory.
 

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RX8 Renesis rotary
RX7 Wankel rotary

Renesis is a Side Ported Mottor witch alows for much more Thermal Cooling. Via the Watter Jacket.

the Wankel is Top Ported, and lose's much of its watter jacket to a lack of Serface area (lost to the Top Porting)

in other words you cant fault the RX8 with problums the RX7 had.

honestly tho I too would take the S2000 over an RX8, but thats BC i like the S2000 more. (visualy)

altho my dream ride would be a S2000 with a Tiwn Turbo Tri Rotor Renesis.
 

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n/a rx-7s can be very reliable if taken care of. most can get up to 200k miles on them without major problems. the turbos can usually go 90-130k miles on a motor that is driven hard. i have seen 1st gen 7's with the 12a motor get almost 300k miles on them before the motor goes. they are great cars when taken care of properly and extremely fun to drive.
 

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97 camry xle said:
all i have to say is volvo s60 r.... a little pricy but sooo nice
Not too fond of the volvo's. My mom has one and it has a pretty good bottom end but it has nothing up top.

My 5SFE pulls harder.
 

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97 camry xle said:
all i have to say is volvo s60 r.... a little pricy but sooo nice
WORD! Twin Turbo'd, AWD. mmmm only volvo I like.
 

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CrawlingEye I'd get owned in the 1/4 mile. The Camry is too heavy, and I know they're slow on the highway because I outran one that passed me from 80 to 120 by several lengths. I got in the other lane and went around him. got to 120 and waited for him. Got the humbs up and he got off the highway.

SRT's are fast, but I don't hold them that high.

Blame whatever you want for me winning. The first ones didn't make HP. I know the new uber neons can go to 150mph and I can't. (yet) I know you can get one to fire off a mid-low 5 second 0-60 and can run the 1/4 mile in 14. I also know I walked one on the highway, and so did the Neon driver. I'm a firm believer in "Too each, his own" AND I have a friend that his built TWO 12 second Neons. (Admitantly both died, but I've seen they et fast)

My problem with the SRT is the fact that it is still a Neon, and not something else.
 
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