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Nice car bit tacky inside and a good on the road if not pushed to hard (too much weight outside the axles).
The engine is what I love most about this car, as with the MX-3 I had, before someone bent it in two by smasing into the back of me in a motorway contraflow.
The styling is also good, but the flat torque profile of the 2.5 litre V6 is wonderful, the feeling of revving smoothly right round the guage is great.
One of the main reasons I want the RX-8 is for that same reason, even though the MX-6 has a 2.5 V6 because of the torque curve attained the max power is only 160HP, not sure about the torque. Therefore the 237HP of the UK car with the same characteristics will be excellent, the only thing I might miss will be, as I am natrully lazy, being able to lug around at 20 MPH in top gear, the lack of torque will probably put paid to that.
1991 BMW 520iSE Auto. Great car, a little slow, but has been very reliable.
1998 Alfa Romeo 156 2.5V6 Supercharged. This has been my baby for over a year and is fast and great looking. Had bodykit, suspension, brakes, engine modified and the best part is that it sounds amazing! Looks great in black, but is too hard to keep clean! That is why I am not going for black on my rx-8. Still, be sad to see it go
The siren song of the RX-8 is definitely going to lead me to dismissing my 2000 Celica GT-S. The thought of having a fully equipped RWD sports car (not a psuedo sports car like my Celica) for slightly more than I paid for the Celica is just too much pressure for me to ignore.
My only concern is that I will be losing the functionality of a hatchback with folding rear seats.
Mark, Sharpor's right that Scoobie looks the dogs!. I don't know if I could get rid of it.
As for me, I'm opting out of the company car scheme which gives me nearly Ģ400 a month to play with and 40 odd pence a mile. Hope the fuel consumption is good enough for me to make money on that!!
Also may get rid of our MX 5. Really difficult to part with that, cus I know as soon as its gone I'll regret it. Its not fast, but handles like a dream and is so chuckable. Drop top driving on B roads is pretty unbeatable.
Definately agree. I think my Alfa 156 V6 is one of the best sounding engines of all time. It is also one of the best looking, not that it matters that much :D
Did you try the GTA already, that one sounds even better! It is a difficult decision between the 156 GTA and the RX-8. I hope the RX-8 does not sound like a washing machine. I think the RX-8 is as sexy as the 156. And I dont want to drive the same car. And I like new technology.
Cape Town: Table Mountain and 2 oceans. (not in oz )
What would you think when you see a person that is 24 years old driving in a M5.
Most people think is from my dad or that I rented it.
But when the ask me if itīs from my dad, I say "No, my dad drives a brand new 745i".
But your right.. Itīs a great car..
I oneīs raced with a 911 carrera4 when I had 3 other persons in my car and it couldnīt keep up..:D