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Horde, I chose the winning blue mettalic. The sales rep Max tried to sell me all kinds of extras, window etching, extended warrenty... The whole process took about an hour and a half. I did do the financing through them as well. As part of the deal I had to trade in my 94 RX-7, it broke my heart, but I have to say I haven't really thought about her too much, now that I have the 8.
When it's my time to go to the dealer, they'd had better not try to sell ANYTHING to me -esp after this hp fiasco.
After complaining, and if they still try, I'll tell them that a window etching kit can be purchased for under $20 and as for the ext warranty... well. I don't plan on owning the car for longer than three - four years.
Hey guys, I am in Glenside and have a blue 8. Maybe after everyone takes delivery we can get together for a little meet or something. Hopefully I get to the 7 meet going on this weekend (organized over at the Rx7forum). Hope to meet some fellow owners and rotary enthusiasts.
RXGR8, My wife works in Cherry Hill and has the car over there everyday (I drive in the city a lot--so I'll keep the Suby). Her work is off of Haddonfield Rd. Anyway, yeah lets see if some local 8 owners want to get together somewhere. I know I would like that. Either just an 8 thing or any rotary. Anyone, Anyone?
Last week I saw FOUR 8s in the course of two days:
1 - As I was driving to work in the morning, I saw a bright blue car in my rear view mirror on the entrance ramp. Wasn't sure if it was an 8 and I noticed that the car was stuck behind some trucks. So I went in the slow lane and set my cruise control to 56 (to test the CC -was my first time using it in ANY car). My exit was the very next one up and I still saw no sign of the blue car. then suddenly in the fast lane of 476, I saw it - it was an 8! I turned off the CC and speed up a bit hoping to wave at the driver. But... Nooo! The driver just speed by me -BASTARD! Though I wasn't able to see the driver, I did notice that the dealer stickers were still in the window.
2 - Leaving work the same day, while at an intersection 5 min away from work, a silver 8 drove past.
3 - A going to the KOP mall, saw another silver 8 in the opposite side waiting to turn. Looked like an older guy (in his late 40's - 50s?) was driving. He did not acknowledge my wave.
4 - At the KOP movie theater, I parked far away from the riff-raft. After the movie, as I walked back to my car, there was a titanium gray 8 parked amongst the other cars! It was an MT with cloth seats. Can't believe the driver parked next to other cars...
I wish those damn stickers and/or license plate frames become available so that I can at least identify my fellow forum members....
sounds like you've got the same problem I have- you wave, and they ignore you/look at you like you've got an alien growing out of your head. I don't get it. You're in a unique car, wouldn't you wave, or at least nod, if you saw another one with someone waving at you in it?
Weirded thing ever, I was just driving now 76 into Philly and right after I pass the interchange at 476 I look in my review and couldn't believe it, i had to look twice. Saw my exact RX-8 right behind me. Same color (tit gray) with the rear spoiler. He was following me till we got to the Route 1 interchange then got up along side me. We both smile and noded at each other then I sped away. The only difference I noticed was he had the red/black leather and I have black/black. 2 8's that look identical driving down 76.... weird!
Received 8/25/03... Titanium Gray, Manual, GT Pkg, Spoiler, Strakes, Appr. Package, Clear Side Markers, K&N Typhoon Intake, 20% Tint all around!
Originally posted by Elara sounds like you've got the same problem I have- you wave, and they ignore you/look at you like you've got an alien growing out of your head. I don't get it. You're in a unique car, wouldn't you wave, or at least nod, if you saw another one with someone waving at you in it?
You would think so wouldn't you?
I have two cars besides the 8: a 1972 mercedes and a 1967 Alfa. Whenever I see one of the mercs waves certainly happen, but when I see another Alfa . . . of any year or type all heck breaks loose with waving and light flashing and sometimes discussions about how the car runs and work that's been done and all that jazz.
The thing with buying a new car that's special, is that there are definitely some die hard car lovers like the lot on this forum, and then there are some people who just want a car to get from A to B and wanted something in that color. They probably don't even know what a rotary engine is.
I'm glad that I haven't run across another 8 yet if they aren't going to wave back. I feel Bob's disappointment because I would be very disappointed.
Well, I hope that unfriendly is a bit of an overstatement. I think that it's just people who aren't used to driving anything special. When I drove my Nissan, I never tried to wave at other Nissans. The other drivers wouldn't have understood that I was just expressing a brotherhood of Maxima owners. Most people don't care what they are driving, so I think that they are oblivious, at least that's how I see it.
I am sure I have been seen around... I have had mine since 2nd week July. I saw 0 on the roads for approx 4 months until last weekend at the Montgomeryville Mall I saw a yellow and then black in a 15 minute time span! Crazy. I also live around Blue Bell area...
Well alright, another Philadelphia 8 heard from. Great! My brother lives in Blue Bell so if you see a yellow 8 running around there then it might be me, however, it was not me at the Montgomeryville mall. I've never been there. Anyway, I will keep an eye out for a silver, and I still have yet to see an 8 in this area. I have seen two down in Maryland now, but not one up here. It's very frustrating. All the best - Haze