Last post on Jan 29, 2012 at 8:25 PM
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Mazda RX-8, Car Buying, Coupe
#3 of 6 Re: RX-8 or Miata: what to buy [tomb10]
Jan 25, 2012 (1:00 pm)
Thanks for your comments, Tom. We have had the 1991 Miata for 11 years and from 30K to 80K miles it has been essentially problem free and needed no special care.
If the worst that can be said about the RX-8 is that it needs to be driven aggressively and prone to flooding I am leaning in that direction. I will sure miss the toplessness of the miata. The RX-8 in question doesn't even have a moon roof.
#4 of 6 Re: RX-8 or Miata: what to buy [georged4]
Jan 25, 2012 (9:24 pm)
I test drove a RX8 2010 GT and loved it. You could get a lot more hp elsewhere but what good is it on the street? I like Mazda and drive a 3 and am happy, but the RX8 has some flaws: too much money for a car that is very hard to sell is the deal breaker, I doubt must mechanics have experience with a rotary not to mentio mpg. I see some new 11's in the low $30's still. You could get a BRZ soon for less, I guess. Go with the Miata, if you ever have to sell no problems. Only flaw I can think of is the lack of front license plate issue, maybe no issue in NY?
#5 of 6 Re: RX-8 or Miata: what to buy [racerx65]
Jan 25, 2012 (9:28 pm)
We need a front licence in NY, but I am in FL for now.
Hard top sell === better price from dealer, right? How low should I go? the 2009 Base is about $19,000 ... I'm thinking $12,000
#6 of 6 Re: RX-8 or Miata: what to buy [georged4]
Jan 29, 2012 (8:25 pm)
Any new car yet? 12K would be a great price to pay for a 2009 RX8. Just make sure u know all about the RX8. They are fun to drive except the auto has less HP. I read starting in 2009 they made an improvement so the engine won't flood as easy. I like the body. Maybe I'll have one some day but I am leaning toward a '14 Sub BRZ or Scion FR~S.