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So Im sitting here at the computer spending yet another evening staring at the pages of the RX8Club forum when my wife walks in and sits down next to me.
Mind you we have been looking for a suitable replacement for her 185k mile civic hybrid for a few weeks now. Randomly out of nowhere she says "maybe I'll get one of those" and points at the computer screen. " a new monitor?" I said. "no, an RX8." she replies.
She gives a troubled look and asks "what!?" as I give her a menacing stare. I said "why do you want an 8?"
Her response, "I like the blue one. Its pretty"
First thing I do is pull up the thread for "New and potential owners starts here" and tell her read this.
Her response, "I don't need to. Its your job to know those things"
Now it seems were shopping for our second one.
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lol, oh! well my wife has expensive taste in cars. I wish she would just look at an accent or mazda 2 and just scream like a lil girl and say " I want I want " and then id be happy... but noooo, " oh rob that cars pretty".. that's an Audi A6, How about that one, its hyundai Elantra.... very good on gas, " Eww no looks like a beluga whale "
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I shouldn't make her come off as sounding dumb and bimboish. She not. She had a 7 series Volvo turbo in the past and before the hybrid was an Integra GSR. She got the hybrid for the 120mile a day commute to school/work now that that is done with that she want something sporty again. And she can handle maintenance, at least remembering to even if I'm the one actually doing it. If nothing more I've at least driven that into her head about how important it is no matter what car she has.
Her words exactly "I wont own something crappy like a kia"
Show her an s2000. My brother has one and whenever he takes my 8 and i take his s2k, I almost always get a compliment on how cool "my" car is. I think its mostly because nobody has any idea what is. I don't know if she would like it because it doesnt have all the glamour features like the 8 does and it is mistaken for a miata. (Police confuse it too) But, its a Honda so you wouldn't have to do a bunch of work on it.
She has no interest in a convertible. Or a coupe for that matter. She likes the versatility of the freestyle doors while having a sporty coupe look. Winning blue is the color she likes.
At first I thought it would be kinda lame having the same two cars in the driveway but the idea is beginning to grow on me especially since she would be getting a series one. Id have like a little RX8 family tree at home.
My girlfriend bought a used 05' GT manual.... it's great, now I have TWO cars to detail, TWO cars to do plugs/wires/coils and basically maintain. It's taking up all my time now, she says it's great because she can rip it like crazy and not have to worry for failures because I'm her personal mechanic.