Last post on Mar 13, 2012 at 4:42 PM
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Mazda RX-8, Coupe
#3613 of 3618 RX-8 Gets No Respect
Apr 21, 2009 (1:20 pm)
Did anyone notice the review of the Infiniti G37 Sport 6M? At the end of the review, the so called alternatives to the Infiniti were listed. Edmunds listed the 370Z which should not have been given since it lacks a back seat and omitted the RX-8. What's up with that???
#3614 of 3618 Re: RX-8 Gets No Respect [ccd1]
Apr 21, 2009 (2:33 pm)
The RX8 is not a muscle car. It sort of if you squeeze your eyes a bit looks like the others, but it's really a 4 door sport sedan that should be compared to an A4 or IS350 or similar.
You wouldn't call an typical extended cab pickup a 2 door vehicle just because the rear doors open backwards would you? No, it's got 4 doors. The RX8 is just using sucide type rear doors as an optical illusion to look like a coupe. A nice trick, if I do say so, but it's not a real coupe.
And it's not the same as a G37. It's actually about spec of spec equal on the track to a base Cayman/Boxster. But nobody compares the two...
#3615 of 3618 I see your point, but...
Apr 21, 2009 (4:21 pm)
The RX-8 sits on a desert island, so different from everything else on the market that it gets forgotten. I totally agree that the RX-8 is not a muscle car, but neither is the 370Z. Maybe the Edmunds should have left both off the list of alternatives
#3616 of 3618 Another thought
Apr 22, 2009 (5:06 am)
I also agree that the RX-8 is probably most closely matched to the base Cayman or perhaps can be thought of as a Lotus Elise that you could actually live with on a daily commute. Both cars cost FAR more than the RX-8, even in top of the line R3 trim. I'm thinking about the car for myself, but cannot bring myself to purchase it new since first year depreciation is in the $7-8k range. But a year old RX-8 with low miles would be tempting.
Mar 06, 2010 (5:26 pm)
I have a 13b motor that has been bridge ported, it's HOT, LOUD and does not like city traffic.... Will a RX8 motor (Man Tran) have all the same motor mounts and bolt to the TX?
I just want to do a simple swap.... Any thoughts???
Mar 13, 2012 (4:42 pm)
My question is for those rx-8 owners who had their engines replaced under the mazda extended warranty. Did you have to pay for anything out of your pocket? what kind of warranty is provided on the new replaced engines?