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#74 of 93 Re: Mazda RX-8 Owners: Meet the Members [KarenS]
May 23, 2006 (4:18 pm)
Just bought a new 05 RX-8 6speed, silver on last Saturday. after losing my 99 Millenia S to a flood last month. I've owned three Mazda's and by far the 8 is the cream of the crop
#75 of 93 Re: Mazda RX-8 Owners: Meet the Members [slb1]
May 23, 2006 (6:58 pm)
Welcome to the RX club! I wanted an RX since 1979 and finally fulfilled my dream last October.
The good news is that the car will continue to grow on you the longer you own it!
#76 of 93 Re: gas info [aj3]
Jun 08, 2006 (9:08 pm)
Hello. I Just bought and is now being detailed overnight at the dealership a 2006 copper red Shinka RX-8, there is supposed to have only been 2150 of these gems made. I have to say I am so impressed with the little I have driven this car. Any advice for a new rotary engine car owner? Like Idle warm up or shut off?
#77 of 93 Re: gas info [murfbear]
Jun 09, 2006 (7:48 am)
Like any car, don't use lots of power (hard accelleration) until the car is warmed up (temp needle is off the cold peg). No need to let it idle until warm - that would be expensive anyway. Do not shut off until the engine is warming up - again, temp needle is off the cold peg. We like to rev. to 3000 RPM and turn off the key letting the engine coast down to 0 RPM just to be sure most fuel is out of the engine when it's not running. Just a little insurance against flooding.
#78 of 93 Re: gas info [pathstar1]
Jun 11, 2006 (5:53 am)
I like the rev to 3000 alot! Probably not required with a warm engine, but it sure is fun! I go the extra step of doing the rev to 3000 for 10 seconds, then let off the gas, then 1-2 seconds later cut the ignition. This procedure is over kill I know, but it seems to produce the following effects:
1) The 1-2 seconds before ignition cut insures that the spark plugs keep burning gas.
2) The 1-2 seconds insures that the rotors are still spinning to pump gas out even after gas stops flowing.
3) When I go to start the engine next time, it seems much smoother, like turning on an electric engine almost.
4) It's a lot of fun!, Oh I said that.
Jun 27, 2006 (9:09 pm)
Hi, new member here. Just bought an 06 RX8 AT. Black with the sports package. Got it at msrp 26,995. I do not physically have the car yet, but I test drove it and it was everything I imagined and more. I had to break fast once, cause some idiot pulled out in front of me. I got up to 85mph on the interstate in no time at all and hit around a 120 degree curve down around 75mph. The salesman who was in the passenger seat said I can see what its got. I was a little nervous at first, since it was the first sports car I had ever driven. It is definately the car I was looking for.
I am new to the enthusiast world, as my last vehicle was a Nissan Frontier. I will definately be in these forums a lot with maintenance questions. I could not decide whether to go fuel economy with the Civic EX, or go all out with a great handling sports car with a little power. I test drove an EX, and it was just too whimpy. No bash on Honda though, cause the SI is awesome.
I live in a small town where mostly the sports cars around are mustangs, camaro's and firebirds. I have seen one red 05 rx 8. This car will definately be turning heads. I am going to add the high wing spoiler soon.
#80 of 93 RX8 Owner
Dec 25, 2006 (4:05 pm)
I lurked the lots for two years...drooling, fingers itching...sad, really. I owned a Miata for several years, and put 317,000 miles on her without any problems (regular maintence).
So I bought a 2005 at the end of January, 2006, to be exact:
Titanium grey with GT package
All the goodies--except strikes--couldn't justify the cost vs. desire.
Started with a sticker price of $32,165, subtracted downpayment of $5000, husband's job knocked off another $1500, and Mazda absorbed an additional $1000. After a little more dickering, I ended up paying only $21,163.13. Not bad--had a lot of fun marketing!
I drive about 3000 miles a month just to work-and-back, so really rake up the miles--and only had one problem when my husband didn't warm her up to move her...guess you know what happened there?
Love love LOVE my RX8!
Thought about another Miata, except...knew I'd never be satisfied with anything less than the 8.
Oh, btw, am 39, married with four kids (youngest is 18) and 5 3/4 grandbabies.
Favorite movie quote: "let's face it girls: I'm older and have better insurance."
#81 of 93 Re: RX8 Owner [deaun]
Jan 04, 2007 (9:24 am)
Good to hear from another female 8 enthusiast. I'm 37 (38 in March), no husband and no kids.
Enjoy your car. I can be having a bad day and a hard drive in the 8 really makes things better.
I'm the flip side of you, can walk to work, and have only 10,500 miles on an 04 purchased in March 05. Actually wish I had the opportunity to drive it more!!
Happy New Year!!
#82 of 93 Re: Proud new owner [ryan031581]
Jan 06, 2007 (11:19 am)
I hope you enjoy it as much as I have mine. Purchased a Galaxy gray 06 Shinka in October 06, and so far has been the perfect vehicle. Granted, it does have it's "quirks" (warm up, oil consumption & not-so-good mileage), but then again so has every car I have owned (BMW to Subaru). I think this vehicle has been "as close to perfect for my needs". Can fit 2 car seats and one wife, or me, myself & I!! Can't tell you how much people admire it. I hear it at work almost everyday, "how nice of vehicle it is." The fact that we can get them for about 7k off helps offset "their quirks". Also, I am the only one in town who has one. Glad I did not get the Mustang, it does not stand out as well.
#83 of 93 Re: dwb8 [cheezeboy]
Jan 06, 2007 (11:44 am)
I can beat that!! I had the oh so sexy Pontiac Phoenix with more rust than paint!