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so I've been driving around since Saturday, and this morning was the first time I saw another 8 driver, on 270 around Gaithersburg, in a nice red one. Just exchanged little nods, but you really do feel like part of a community in this car, or any other RX model, for that matter. Made my commute a little nicer. . .
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Sunlight Silver Metallic 6-speed with sport package, appearance package, rear-wing spoiler.
I always try waving, but no one waves back. I even pull up alongside, and still no response, not even a look. What's with all you middle-aged guys not waving back to us youngsters? Maybe it's just me....
Titanium GT, 6MT, do you really need anything else?
It's prolly more about enthusiasm level and how the driver in question came to the 8, rather than age, kbull. Try giving the horn a toot and then point at both cars while grinning, so the person gets your message. A little pantomime makes your friendly intentions clear and enhances the encounter.
I've only encountered a few RX8s where I live; I waved and they all waved back, except for this one time: I pulled up next to another silver RX8 at a stop light... the woman in the car didn't notice me at first but eventually she glanced over and I gave a friendly wave and nod. She nodded back, but with a slightly puzzled look on her face.
So I then said, "Nice car".
She smiled and replied "Thanks".
Then we both drove off. It was obvious that she didn't even notice that I also had an RX8! Perhaps my charm was that distracting :D
__________________ 2004 silver base 6MT (02-441 5-point harness high-back booster)
i notice that the 8 owners just fly bye so you don't have time to waive ....they just want to race but i seen a few that are cool and waive...i see more and more every day its cool though
[B]2004 Mazda RX-8
Mazda Speed front bumper~Mazda Speed side skirts~Mazda Speed Sport Cat Back Exhaust~Mazda Speed Carbon B-Pillars~Mazda Speed Carbon Licence Plate Frame~Mazda Speed Oil cap lid~Tein S Springs~6 speed~GT package~rear spoiler~navagation system~5%tint all the way around~15%tint on windsheild~clear corners~"RX-8" third break light~chrome gas lid~chrome exhaust finishers~fender strakes~ACT clutch
Originally posted by dcsouth so I've been driving around since Saturday, and this morning was the first time I saw another 8 driver, on 270 around Gaithersburg, in a nice red one. Just exchanged little nods, but you really do feel like part of a community in this car, or any other RX model, for that matter. Made my commute a little nicer. . .
If you see a black one with VA tags it might just be me. I work in the Rockville/Potomac area off of 270.
There is a titanium gray one that I bump into once in a while on the way, and back to VA from work. I remember the first time when he honked at me, I thought I cut him off or something... ;-) I only had the car less than a week, so I was not used to the attention... I am now. :-)
2004 Brilliant Black AT RX-8
Spare Tire Kit
Not sure if itís just me, but RX-8ís seem to appear everywhere nowadays here in Houston.
Borla Cat-back--with custom resonator
Random Technology Mid Pipe
Random Technology High Flow Cat
Canzoomer ECU Stage 1 (currently removed)
SR 9.75 lb lightweight flywheel
TEIN Type S Springs
i get thumbs up from fellow youngsters in other cars... most of the 8 drivers where i live are 35+... and i tried driving next to them and smile or wave.... no reaction from them, one of them even seemed intimidated by me (e.g. dun like seeing a teenager driving the same car as them)
2004 RX-8 Velocity Red
Red/Black Leather with MP3
Fender Strakes, Exaust Finisher & Rotary Caps
Originally posted by VmanX i just got mine yesterday.. and saw a gray 8 so i honked at him but he didn't see..
i live in gaithersburg around 270 so near you both drseid and dcsouth.. maybe we can be friends
Welcome to the club... Enjoy. :-)
2004 Brilliant Black AT RX-8
Spare Tire Kit
What? I'm 38, a few weeks ago saw a younger guy (28?) in a silver RX-8, caught up with him but he pretended not to see me. Instead he tried to race away, lol, well, "tried".. he succeeded. I just didn't feel like getting another ticket that day.
Originally posted by kbull I always try waving, but no one waves back. I even pull up alongside, and still no response, not even a look. What's with all you middle-aged guys not waving back to us youngsters? Maybe it's just me....
Black RX-8 MT, GT package, mp3 Player, *9-16-2003
Originally posted by ptiemann What? I'm 38, a few weeks ago saw a younger guy (28?) in a silver RX-8, caught up with him but he pretended not to see me. Instead he tried to race away, lol, well, "tried".. he succeeded. I just didn't feel like getting another ticket that day.
See? We hostile drivers are everywhere! Only ONE RX is tolerated on a road at a single time...others will be crushed and pulpitated (is that a word?)!
*pulls out dictionary*
"Pulpitated: The smash into a pulp, the past tense of to pulpisize."
See? I knew it was a word.
*scampers out the back door*
- 1963 Corvette split-window, white, 6.0L - a real thumper
- 2004 nordic green RX-8, AT - a snazy machine
I get the funniest looks when driving my 8, some people just stare or give me a thumbs up! But one day some guy asked me if my husband let me take her out for a spin..... WTF! I said no I'm not married and this beauty is MINE!
Sunlight Silver, 6spd, Black leather, touring package - owner since August 2003
I only know of three RX-8's on the road in Charlottesville including mine. 4 or 5 at the dealership though. Frankly I enjoy having a fairly unique car though so I won't *cough* go into *cough* how I got mine for just a hundred over invoice *ahem*.
My first on the road rx8 to rx8 encounter was when I spotted loco4rx8 zipping by on 250 East last week and I decided to catch up and give him a wave. Of course his rx8 is blue as well which reduces the uniqueness of mine. But I guess it just means he has great taste. Heh.
Winning Blue 2004 Grand Touring RX-8
A prescription for (at least) two smiles a day... once commuting to work, once commuting back.