Last post on Jan 06, 2007 at 7:05 PM
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Mazda RX-8, Honda Civic, Coupe
#6 of 10 Re: 2006 RX-8 Shinka Edition [murfbear]
Jun 08, 2006 (9:02 pm)
Hey guys, thanks for getting back to me.
I have still not gotten that honda coupe I was going to go for after souring on the rx-8 AT 2006 availability. Sure enough, the rx-8 AT's are in, and I may pull the trigger on one with a nav system. Murfbear, do you have a 2006 AT? I can't get a price under 31k with the GT and nav, but thinking it's worth it. One major concern - I am on the northeast, and I read on this forum that the car does not do well in the cold, on the road or starting up or otherwise, any opinions here? Can't wait to see what the new acceleration will be with this car, as well as mileage
#7 of 10 Re: 2006 RX-8 Shinka Edition [murfbear]
Jun 09, 2006 (6:43 am)
One word - Zaino. Best thing you can do for preserving your paint and leather.
As for airfrance777, the tires are "summer performance tires". They have almost no traction on cold roads and are dangerous on snow and ice. Plan for winter tires. I'd go with winter wheels and tires - we got aluminum wheels and put Nokian WR tires on them - they work great. If you think this is expensive, price out the stock tires! Console yourself knowing you are prolonging the life of the expensive summer tires. Once Mazda got the flashes worked out we haven't had any trouble starting the car in the winter.
#8 of 10 Re: 2006 RX-8 Shinka Edition [murfbear]
Jun 09, 2006 (12:36 pm)
I just picked up my 2006 RX-8 Shinka Copper Red with Leather/swade brown interior from the dealership today from being detailed, having plugs changed, seat protection applied and Sat Radio setup. This is my first "Sports Car" I have owned. So far I am very pleased with the tightness and swiftness of the car. I hear gas is a problem with these cars I hope not to have to use Preimean on a regular basis, I just got rid of a gas gussler (2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L Hemi) and hope my Mazda is better on gas miliage. I can't think of a better color for a 8 than Copper Red.
#9 of 10 Re: 2006 RX-8 Shinka Edition [murfbear]
Jan 06, 2007 (7:05 pm)
Murfbear, I hope you will not be mad about the mileage, might not be any better than your Cherokee, but will be quite a bit more fun to drive. I have the 06 Shinka in gray. I love the whole Shinka package, plus it makes the vehicle a little more unique. I think they look pretty nice with the 18" wheels, & it drives/handles like a dream. Just plan on a second set of tires for winter driving. Mine just needs tinted windows and an aux input for the radio, otherwise the entire package is awesome!!Nice specs in the Shinka: Xenon headlights, Dynamic Stability Control with traction control, Tochigi Fuji limited slip differential, 300-watt Bose AM/FM stereo, 6-disc in-dash CD changer, 9 speakers including 2 woofers, speed sensitive volume control, auto-dimming day/night mirror with Homelink, moonroof, sand colored leather/alcantara seat trim, faux leather door trim, leather console lid covers, SIRIUS satellite radio receiver with 1-year subscription, 6-disc in-dash CD changer, leather-wrapped parking brake handle, heated front seats, 8-way power driver's seat, lumbar support, fog lamps, bright finish 18" x 8" alloy wheels and 225/45ZR18 tires, urethane foam-injected suspension cross members, larger brakes, unique suspension tuning, "SHINKA" B-pillar applique, heated mirrors and Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start system.