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3 months doesn't usually seem so far off, but waiting that long for new info might make scream!!:D i thought talking on this forum would would help me calm down but i am really starting to jones for new info on this car. i haven't been this excited about a car since i bought my '65 stang.
I've seen varying release dates as well, but spring 2003 seems to tbe commonly quoted one. A reputable source on the Miata board claimed that production will start in January 2003, with Japan getting the first batches (obviously).
It is promising to hear that a few pre-production models have been spotted in the US. Maybe the car will be released sooner rather than later?
I called Mazda on this issue. And according to Mazda North America, in Irvine CA, it is set to go into JOB 1 in February (meaning production). The car should hit US showroom floors within about a month and a half after that. So roughly mid March or Early April. Obviously, this information is tenative, and I agree with the earlier reply that states all definite information will be verified during the Tokyo autoshow.
Originally posted by houstonRX8 I called Mazda on this issue. And according to Mazda North America, in Irvine CA, it is set to go into JOB 1 in February (meaning production). The car should hit US showroom floors within about a month and a half after that. So roughly mid March or Early April. Obviously, this information is tenative, and I agree with the earlier reply that states all definite information will be verified during the Tokyo autoshow.
Makes sense, that's where they released all their previous information.
that can't be correct. they haven't even started production yet. in fact the y haven't even shut down the plant to do the tooling needed for the new car yet. maybe its one of the pre-production ones being tested in that area?
Originally posted by Varno Ok I am very confused. I have seen so many dates on when I can actually drive one home, from as early as September 2002 to as late as March 2003. Anyone know when is will be hitting the showrooms?
It is not out in Japan!! just like their american counterpart, their website has the reader survey and inquary form to fill out for additional info WHEN IT COMES OUT. www.mazda.co.jp http://www.rx-8.mazda.co.jp/?ref=official_news
As the site suggests, I think we'll see a lot more at the Tokyo Motor Show, Oct 29-Nov.3.
It seems Mazda Japan is pushing the Demio at lot more than the RX8 as there are promotional events, gift cards, credit cards offered for the Demio rather than 8; draw your own conclusion on their expectation/advertising strategy.
It will be here in soon enough, i wanna test drive one, see if they will let me write a review on one.....i wish. but i will see, maybe do an advertisement on the page in exchange......i wish again. Where the hell did i put that genie?
Just talked to one of our local dealers. They are not taking any preorders or call lists, but I was told they would have showroom models in November 2003. She sounded very matter-of-fact about it, so I believe it to be more than just conjecture.