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hey if you don't need the back seats get the Spirit FD by all means.it's a shame they are not available here. but then again i still wouldn't be allowed to buy one the wife says we have to have 4 seats:o
Originally posted by zoom44 hey if you don't need the back seats get the Spirit FD by all means.it's a shame they are not available here. but then again i still wouldn't be allowed to buy one the wife says we have to have 4 seats:o
my girl wants a 2 seater....and i want a 4 seater...... For kids or family.....
I will not be able to test drive any of the cars.... i must import it.
So i better make my choice right.
Originally posted by danger damn, u have enough $$$ to import a FD spirit r, or rx8?!??!
perhaps you really should wait for the rx8 if you're goign to have to import. The reason for this is IF you have a mazda dealership in the area, im sure you can get an rx8 easier than a spirit r.
ya i agree with you in that sense, but we have "rice" garages here. So rx-7 would not be much of a problem too....afraid of being cheated though.
Anyway...i have been to the mazda website in Japan. They removed the rx-7.
Not sure what is going on...
So perhaps...my only choice is an rx-8 with a sub-woofer and a gt-wing at the back....THAT IS ALL.... LOL
I could not find any space in the bonnet to place the chargers.
looking from the pictures....perhaps if they were to remove the shields.
In that case, the FD may not be for you. The Spirit R is an awesome car with awesome power and good handling, but one thing about it, as with all FD, is that they are unforgiving when driven aggressively. If all you wanna do is cruise around town and be unique, the Spirit is great. But from what I've heard and read, the new rx-8 is going to be more forgiving in term of handling compared to the rx-7.
The FD (especially a Spirit R) is a brutally fast, visceral machine. It is not a very forgiving car -- with all that power and RWD, it is easy to get into trouble.
However, if you are looking for hardcore, no-compromises performance car, and you can live with only 2 seats and very little luggage area, ya gotta go with the Spirit R.
But, if you need to carry people and stuff in your car, and you need more stable and forgiving handling, go with the 8.
__________________ "We do not intend to withdraw from the rotary. In fact, were are now developing the next generation of that engine."
--Hisakazu Imaki, Mazda's president and chief executive, Los Angeles Times 11/11/06
Originally posted by zoom44 @150 mph is what has been tossed about by various mags and testers.
Yeah, but it has a 150mph electronic limiter that presumably wouldn't be there if it wasn't needed. It should be possible to calculate a ballpark top speed from the drag coefficient (Cd, around 0.3 I believe) and peak power (250), but I don't know the formula I'm afraid...
Mechanical losses (friction in the transmission friction, rolling resistance etc.) play a part as well, but aerodynamic drag swamps all other forces at that sort of speed.
Was on order: Hi-power, Winning Blue, Black Leather. Too slow, Mazda