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CorsAsh
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Originally posted by K2 GTi
6k is cheap really aint it? I'm really considering one at 6k! Didn't think they'd be that quick but they're a better car than a 106!
Get an RX7 for that.
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check auto trader mate
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Originally posted by K2 GTi
6k is cheap really aint it? I'm really considering one at 6k! Didn't think they'd be that quick but they're a better car than a 106!
Get an RX7 for that.
yeah but aint they prone to breaking as they're a bit older?! I'd love a rx7 seen a beautiful one today!
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RX-7, RX-8, or Leon Cupra R.... what you recon guys? gotta be reasonable, reliable, and the better car?
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Originally posted by K2 GTi
RX-7, RX-8, or Leon Cupra R.... what you recon guys? gotta be reasonable, reliable, and the better car?


cupra r for reliabilty.
Rx-7 for looks (i just love them)

No point getting a rex 8 if you can get a mint rex-7.

But if you want a more modern looking car the rex 8 is defo nice.
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I think the RX-8 has a few problems, I know someone who had a few issues with hers all of which were under warranty mind, gearbox is a weak point although fantastic car otherwise.

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Well I did the Mazda drive thing at the British Motor show yesterday and judging by the way some of the instructors were show boating it around on the little test track its no way a girls car IMO

Dude I was at the motorshow yesterday. There was a mint black RX7 indoors and it did actually look really nice.
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quote:
Originally posted by Fad
Well I did the Mazda drive thing at the British Motor show yesterday and judging by the way some of the instructors were show boating it around on the little test track its no way a girls car IMO

Dude I was at the motorshow yesterday. There was a mint black RX7 indoors and it did actually look really nice.

pics?
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Originally posted by CORSA NUT
Don't bother with older ones mate....Seriously, i used to work at Mazda.

Use shit loads of oil
Use shit loads of fuel
Aint that fast
Recall on oil cooler pipes which affected most cars
Engines need either rebuilds or replacing at around 60K bare in mind this is not with ALL RX8's but put it this way they had one in a day were i was getting done.




So the same as any normal top range Mazda??? RX7 was teh same, funny enoguh, same similar Wankel design.

Had the same issues since the original RX7. It comes with part of Mazda Rotary ownership.

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so should i stay clear from mazda rx8's?
Fad
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quote:
Originally posted by Fad
Well I did the Mazda drive thing at the British Motor show yesterday and judging by the way some of the instructors were show boating it around on the little test track its no way a girls car IMO

Dude I was at the motorshow yesterday. There was a mint black RX7 indoors and it did actually look really nice.


Yeah did you see the white one
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RX8s for 6k, yes.

RX8s in general, no.
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Just drive one mate there popularity out of track now they have become affordable speaks volumes in it self.

I'd have one if fuel consumption wasnt silly
Arnie
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quote:
Originally posted by Fad
quote:
Originally posted by Butler
quote:
Originally posted by Fad
Well I did the Mazda drive thing at the British Motor show yesterday and judging by the way some of the instructors were show boating it around on the little test track its no way a girls car IMO

Dude I was at the motorshow yesterday. There was a mint black RX7 indoors and it did actually look really nice.

Yeah did you see the white one



[Edited on 29-07-2008 by Arnie]
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quote:
Originally posted by K2 GTi
so should i stay clear from mazda rx8's?


Its a fantastic car, watching the rev counter spin quicker than usual, that distinctive Wankel whine, its a great car. Stunning to look at (compared to class cars, Focus etc) considering its age, one of the best engines designed ever, but they do drink oil and fuel which is the only real downer.

If these 2 don't fall into your "stear clear of" areas, then go for it, otherwise if your worried about costs and running, then get a different car.

Owning a Mazda wankel is like owning an alfa romeo. Its expensive to run it, but when its all on song theres nothing like it.
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when do the rx8 engines actually need a rebuild then??? and what does it cost as i thought it was the rotors, but its needs stripping to get to them
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They should last well over 100,000 miles, they say they are much more reliable than the ones in the early RX7s
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Wankel Whine?? lol they sound fuking shite Like a hairdryer
CorsAsh
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quote:
Originally posted by K2 GTi
quote:
Originally posted by CorsAsh
quote:
Originally posted by K2 GTi
6k is cheap really aint it? I'm really considering one at 6k! Didn't think they'd be that quick but they're a better car than a 106!
Get an RX7 for that.
yeah but aint they prone to breaking as they're a bit older?! I'd love a rx7 seen a beautiful one today!
All this about them breaking comes mainly from people who've never owned one. If you take care of them, proper warm up and down procedures and fluid changes, they'll go well beyond the 60k "limit".

There's one on RX7Club which has just hit 120k if I remember rightly.

I'd spend my 6k on an FD, they look great and have the power to match. AND, you pay only 120 a year tax. As for the hairdryer comment, you must have heard some with shitty exhausts CN.

I just have 3k saved up in case my engine does let go at some point.
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quote:
Originally posted by CORSA NUT
Wankel Whine?? lol they sound fuking shite Like a hairdryer

[bait]no worse than a scooby with an exhaust [/bait]
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tbh i do think scooby's sound shit as much as i like them lol
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there are better cars out there for your money in my opinion
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like what?
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I have 8k

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