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Old 07-13-2011, 09:29 PM   #1
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possibly getting a RX-8 to replace the focus

i just test drove a 2008 40th Anniversary RX-8.



if i can get the payments the same or lower on this car it's a done deal.


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Old 07-13-2011, 09:37 PM   #2
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tis pretty
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:22 PM   #3
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So jealous !
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:27 PM   #4
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Do not focus on payments, sure the dealership can get you lower payments on a 84 month loan doesn't mean that's a good deal. Focus on what price you want...People who play payment numbers with sales people get burned.
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:55 PM   #5
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yummy!! Doritos motor
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:03 AM   #6
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lol Tommy I never thought of it that way..... it's a Wank(el) motor though.

looks good.
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lol if you look at them they look like doritos.

i have a cool program my buddy sent my on how they work and what not
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I'm not a huge fan of RX-8's. I'm not sure what it is about them. They're just meh to me.

But if it's what you want, hopefully you can get it!
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Old 07-14-2011, 04:22 AM   #9
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The RX8 is the ballet dancer of the RWD world. Underpowered, temperamental, very nimble.

My SpecV never lost to an RX8 ever, and that's not a fast car.

I also don't like how the clutch has a slow release mechanism on it. Makes fast gear changing impossible. The transmission syncros are also weak as . I drove one with less than 10k and it had a scratch going into 3rd with a 6th grind. I tried to reverse, and the damn shifter was jammed in reverse.

Very few people know how to maintain an RX8. 90% of owners under-maintain them so the used market is flooded with turds.

They make awesome race cars if that's what you're after. Some of the smoothest power delivery you could ask for, and the most incredible balance. It just wasn't the car for me...
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^ exactly this.

I looked into these when I was in the market. Not really anything special about them except for the uniqueness.

However, those wheels are worth big $$$ if they're what I think they are. Are they the R3 forged wheels?

Check this out:
http://www.rx8club.com/showthread.php?t=175140
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