rx-8's

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  1. Daver

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    are amazing, they are just all around best car.
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    only doing this because i saw one last night at a party it was the manager?of city mazda
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  2. DJQ

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    **Anxiosly awaits toysports review

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  3. billy mack

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    toy sport will say

    since im a mod on loweredmotion, i have the knowlage to say
    that car has 4 wheels
     
  4. preludacris

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    rather something else in that price range....
     
  5. Cody

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    Correction, WRX STI is the all around best car, RX-8 is a close second. :D


     
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    Meh, nice car and all but I wouldn't buy a $40'000+ mazda. I semi like the styling, the fit and finish of the interior IMO is kinda cheezy for a car in it's price range due to the plastics and so forth. I'm sure it's a pretty descent bang for the buck, but there are so many other cars out there that I'd wrather in that price range.
     
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    meh, I'd rather my SiR... it puts down more power :lol:
     
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    Hmm..

    I test-drove one. The dealers here will discount them DEEP. They have tons unsold on the lot, here's why:

    It feels seriously cheap. They want to charge $30KUSD for a car that feels like it's worth, oh, about $23K. It feels WRX-ish in power, interior, fit/finish, etc. It doesn't even drive particularly well, the clutch and shifter being main points of gripe for me.

    The handling was ok, but it's not like you can just get in and push the limits right away with such a peaky powerband and limited torque. You need to warm up to the car, which is hard to do with such a notchy shifter and on/off clutch.

    The seats were ok, they would have been a ton better if there was adequate headroom in the car.. which there is not. I realize I'm 6'3" but if you expect to get me out of my BMW you've got to make me comfortable and that just doesn't do it. Mazdas in general, however; seem to be smaller than the average car these days. Lighter, too, which is nice.. but smaller.

    The brakes were... sufficent. Nothing special there. Not great initial bite but progressive action with a good amt. of feedback.

    Steering was... precise, but numb. Not very Germanic.

    It would be nice to be able to get all of the options (sunroof, navi, etc) and still have cloth seats, because they actually feel nicer and higher-quality than the plastic-ey leather they use in the RX-8, though I suppose if they'd gone with a higher-quality leather it would have REALLY highlighted the cheap-ass hard plastics in the rest of the car that are bound to scratch up in a matter of months.

    NOTE: The car you posted is the concept car, not the production vehicle.

    For me, the best all-around car is the BMW 3 series. Small, efficent, good on gas, handles like a dream, perfect steering/shifter/clutch/brakes, tons of options available however YOU want it, not how some marketing fag wants it, and with power from 189hp all the way to 333hp you've also got the option to pick how fast you want to go. Then again, it's not the benchmark for nothing.

    Fuck a fake 4 door/fake coupe. Pick one and get something better.
     
  9. DJQ

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    :werd: Your pretty damn close anyways :lol:
     
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    yea i know it was a concept
     
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    The irony of it all. :lol:
     

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