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Offline wurzel

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New RX-8
« on: July 27, 2009, 03:40:27 PM »
The new RX-8 has been unveiled today:
http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsGallery.aspx?AR=241853&EL=-1&IM=260411

Relatively subtle change in looks I think, but it does look a bit meaner....
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Re: New RX-8
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2009, 04:46:30 PM »
Wierd, thought the R3 was the last one then it was beinf discontinued and we were waitring for the rx9?

Prefer that to the original one but I believe it is the same power?

That being the case i would get a 2006 231 and stick on a bodykit, suspension and exhaust and it would look better than the new one and cost less.
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Re: New RX-8
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2009, 08:26:36 PM »
I was in the Mazda dealership today and they had a nice velocity red with gunmetal wheels, it looks great :)
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Re: New RX-8
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2009, 10:46:07 PM »
any 1 with the right mind would keep away from rx-8's. So unreliable.
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Re: New RX-8
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2009, 09:00:15 AM »
any 1 with the right mind would keep away from rx-8's. So unreliable.

Dont think i would go that far dude. They are more unreliable and thirsty than most cars with that power yes but some people have owned them for years and had no issues. Admitadly i had to change the gearbox, the cats are piss poor and you have to follow shut down procedures when moving short distances etc buit what other car offers that level of luxury, practicality, space, power and fun for its price?
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Re: New RX-8
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2009, 11:53:02 AM »
Stuno, couldn't they have solved most of the problems you describe and kept all the good bits by putting the MPS engine in there, or is it a space thing as the rotary is only 1.3?

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Re: New RX-8
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2009, 12:59:23 PM »
Stuno, couldn't they have solved most of the problems you describe and kept all the good bits by putting the MPS engine in there, or is it a space thing as the rotary is only 1.3?



That would be a monster! The whole point of the Rx8 is as you say it is a rotory and for what ever reason mazda think its a great engine. Admitadly reving to 9krpm is a blast but torque is low, power is not enough and all the issues mentioned above are a pain. Have they sorted them in the lateat car? I hope so! Having a syncro mesh go on a performance car is not what you want in a gear box. I imagine the other issues are resolved (Hope so) apart from shut down procedure as this is part and parcel of owning a rotary.

I rx8 with a MPS engine would be immense. I would definately buy one of those!
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Re: New RX-8
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2010, 09:22:56 AM »
any 1 with the right mind would keep away from rx-8's. So unreliable.

Had mine from new since 2004 and never broken down - if you want to talk unreliable then it's the RX-7 you want ;)
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Re: New RX-8
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2013, 12:12:08 PM »
I love Mazda RX-8 . I didn't saw car  more aggressive then  RX-8 .  Look at new Mazda RX-8 picture .

Her is article - roadandtrack.com/go/future-cars/2014-mazda-rx-8 .

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Re: New RX-8
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2013, 12:12:08 PM »