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    Mazda RX-8

    What are everyone's impressions of the RX-8? Having read a bit about them, I'm considering taking one for a test drive when they reach the UK, with a view to maybe replacing the S3?! Not sure...

    I wonder what a rotary engine will sound like?

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    Re: Mazda RX-8

    I like the look of them, and the rear-opening doors are a cool idea. There have been a few reviews of them in the press, and the consensus seems to be they are an excellent car.

    I'm tempted to go for a test drive too, though I think the lack of torque would be annoying after the S3.

    Plus if you want a RWD coupe, then the M3 is hard to beat...

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    Re: Mazda RX-8

    Personally, I think they look a bit too quirky and I think the design will date quickly. That's my opinion.

    But its supposed to be a decent drivers car, if you believe the mags.

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    Re: Mazda RX-8

    I agree the M3 is hard to beat, but they're also almost twice the price [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    Besides, I always try to go for something different [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

    Concerning torque, how much does a stock 210 S3 put out?

    I think the front has elements of the Honda S2000 about it (a favourite of mine [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] ), and I've seen pictures of the dashboard etc. which I think looks pretty fab actually.

    Guess I'll have to wait until they're available and see what they're like - one of my main concerns is what a rotary engine sounds like - I've tried searching around the net but I can't find any sound clips of a rotary engine - typical!

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    Re: Mazda RX-8

    Got the brochure and the price list through the post this morning - I'll have a read later [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: Mazda RX-8

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    RichA3Turbo said:
    try this!

    Its an RX-7... but will sound very similar.

    Rich

    [/ QUOTE ]

    That just sounds bizarre!

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    Re: Mazda RX-8

    Having read more of that site, it would appear that the RX-7 is quite heavily modified - hopefully a stock RX-8 won't sound *quite* as loud as that [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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    Re: Mazda RX-8

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    Alex Stanley said:
    Having read more of that site, it would appear that the RX-7 is quite heavily modified - hopefully a stock RX-8 won't sound *quite* as loud as that [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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    Well no.. but it give you and idea of how the engine sounds [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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    Re: Mazda RX-8

    In atuo expres this week they were talking about the RX8.....aparently it has a REALLY high oil consumption......and you NEED to check the oil every 2 tanks of petrol......something to do with the engine......sounds like a lot of maintence to me!!!

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    Re: Mazda RX-8

    Oooh - I'll go down to the shops and buy that... (Auto Express, that is...)

 

 

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