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Mazda RX-8, Coupe
#1 of 3618 Mazda RX8 Specs
Nov 18, 2001 (11:29 am)
I am trying to decide whether to wait for the new rx8 or buy a car now. I hear the RX8 will have around 250 hp, what kind of 0-60 stats do you think this will yield? My guess the best would be arounf 5.5.
What about fuel economy, from what I saw the last of the rx7s got about 21 mpg (17/25) and Mazda is saying they will significantly improve on this. What do you think this car will get?
How was the rear window vision in the old rx7s?
How have the gear shifts been in mazdas?
#2 of 3618 Mazda RX8 Specs
Nov 18, 2001 (6:11 pm)
I forgot to ask before about the RX8 expected cost. I'm thinking about 30K, is this reasonable?
How has been the reliability of the rx7 line?
Nov 19, 2001 (12:22 am)
And I'd like to know if those awesome open-mesh design seats seen in the EVOLV concept will be sold on the production model?
#4 of 3618 check out this site,
Nov 19, 2001 (8:31 am)
should answer a few questions and also has a bunch of nice pics.
When i first heard about the RX8 coming out, i was thrilled. I new it would be a winner, with all the recent hype over japanese rockets. What amazes me most is how they squeeze so much power out of a normally asperate, low displacement engine- honda s200 watch out!! The suicide doors are badazz, the funky interior is awesome, and 17 inch brakes are insane. If i had 30K right now and was a college student, guess what i'd be buying...
Nov 19, 2001 (9:02 am)
"If i had 30K right now and was a college student, guess what i'd be buying..."
Hopefully an education..
#6 of 3618 it's all in the rotary
Nov 19, 2001 (4:30 pm)
I love the rotary engine since I got an experience of it in a RX-7.... I would guess that the mpg probably be 2mpg higher for both city and highway. That would be significant enough for me to trade in my car!
Nov 19, 2001 (9:02 pm)
"If i had 30k and was a college student".... huh?
I geuss you meant "...was not..."
Nov 20, 2001 (11:05 am)
college students should be driving beaters anyway.... sheeesss....
#9 of 3618 I don't like it
Nov 21, 2001 (7:06 am)
the Rx8 that is...I'll hold on to my 3rd Gen Rx7 R1 thank you very much!
#10 of 3618 RX-8 faces tough competition
Nov 25, 2001 (11:55 am)
I'm looking forward to the new RX-8. But the market is going to be tough when it comes out. There will be allot of vehicles to choose from including: 350Z, G35, WRX STi, Evo VII just to name a few. If Mazda can keep the weight and price down, they might have a chance. Mazda proved they could make a superior handling car in the MP-3. If they can work that magic again, I will certainly consider the RX-8. I like the idea of a light, fantastic handling car that can seat 4 real size people! The question is can Mazda do it without pricing themselves out of the market.