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#80 of 93 RX8 Owner
Dec 25, 2006 (3:05 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 (8:24 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 (10:19 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 (10:44 am)
I can beat that!! I had the oh so sexy Pontiac Phoenix with more rust than paint!
Jan 19, 2007 (7:04 pm)
I got 04 8 in June of 06. Only had 17k miles on it. Guy that had it, had to give it up due to a medical problem with his foot. Bad for him, great for me! I hear he is a doctor in Ohio. If your on here doc, thank you so much for such an amazing flawless car (except one little tiny ding in the vinyl of the driver side door) Love it. What an upgrade from an old 95 Nissan 200sx coupe. Already done things in the 8 that would have got me flipped and or wrapped around a pole/tree or killed in the 200sx! Can't wait to put my "real" tires back on this spring.
#85 of 93 Re: Hey all [blueskymike79]
Jan 20, 2007 (3:14 pm)
Hey blueskymike, I hope you enjoy it as much as I have mine. It is definitely a unique car to drive & have. Where in OH do you live? I graduated from BGSU.
#86 of 93 what's up my fellow rotary heads
Mar 08, 2007 (1:08 pm)
my name is Joe and i just married a gorgeous, brilliant black 2004 machine that i fell in love with the first day i drove her. i consider myself a driver and this is a driver's machine. (i feel it's a slight disrespect to refer to the "8" as simply a car) the high points of my day are the commutes to and from work. i live in jacksonville, fl and i'm really hoping to find a local rx8 club to join. hell if i don't find one i'm gonna start my own. my machine has inspired me to be great at everything that i do. (yes... it's got those types of capabilities) i researched my purchase for about a month and i've been very pleased with her so far. i love the forum, you guys provide some very helpful information. the only problem i've had so far is driver side mirror rattle which seems to be a common problem. i'll have the guys at mazda take a look when i take her in for the 1st oil change.
#87 of 93 Re: what's up my fellow rotary heads [4_my_8]
Mar 08, 2007 (1:24 pm)
My baby is a 2005,titanium gray which I got in October of 2005. The car definitely sets the standard for sports cars under $50,000: awesome piece of engineering and a sheer joy to drive!
#88 of 93 Re: what's up my fellow rotary heads [rx8bear]
Mar 08, 2007 (1:53 pm)
it is definately an awesome piece of engineering. it's funny because i stopped at the car lot to look at the G35. i had never considered the RX8 until i found the G35 was out of my price range and the salesman suggested i take the "8" for a spin. it's been a love affair every since.
#89 of 93 Re: Mazda RX-8 Owners: Meet the Members [KarenS]
May 19, 2007 (8:20 am)
I'm a young 47 and just bought my third RX yesterday. I still have my 1990 RX7 which was a 30th bday present that I bought on a whim. I just can't seem to part with that car which has gotten me home even in a major Colorado snowstorm! Anyway, I was having some mechanical issues w/my 04 RX8 so traded it for the 06 Shinka model, not that I needed the xtras, but that was the only 06 the dealership had (the warranty on the 07's changed to 3 yrs instead of 4). I'm excited and hope to have better luck with this one. It's gray like the last one and drives real nice. I like the 6-disc CD, the keyless entry is cool, and it's great having nice rims again since I kind of tore up the other ones Still justifying paying the $11k difference but hey, it's a NICE car!