The problem with that board - and it's not unique to that board - is the membership is comprised largely of kids. There aren't many mature drivers there. Reading the replies you can see kids who are more concerned what their 'car' can do. There are MORE RX8 drivers concerned with what they, as 'drivers' can do with their cars. It's darn impossible to explain to immature drivers the concept of driving pleasure.
A 2004 GTO would WASTE my RX8 in a drag race. I chose to buy the RX8.
My Miata could waste my RX8 on some road courses. I chose to buy the RX8.
There are likely THOUSANDS of Eclipses which would waste my RX8 in a drag race. There are hundreds which would waste my RX8 on a road course too.
I still chose to spend MY $28K on an RX8.
Class. Take an Eclipse to a Valet at a fancy establishment. Drop an RX8 off at the same time. Which do you feel would be parked closer to the front?
The RX8 is classier. It's nicer. I feel like a million bucks while driving it. When I park it, I walk way backwards because I can't take my eyes off it. Right this minute I have my RX8 parked so I can view it from my office window. The car sits about TWICE as far away as the normal parking lot, but I don't care. I like being able to look out my window at my car.
For you single guys, Pick up a date in an RX8, or an Eclipse - which would give you more confidence?
Which car 'feels' right?
The RX8, if nothing else, gives the driver a sense of participation absent in cars in it's class, and in some costing much more.
As owners, we need to stop making excuses for our cars.. "Yeah but, in the twisties..."
The RX8 stands on it's performance, and owners need to hold their heads high knowing they are fortunate enough to drive a car with class, STYLE, peformance, comfort, and convienience.
Ever watch TopGear?
"...That is a VERY VERY VERY good car" - TheBrittishDude.
What's an Automotive Performance Expert ever said about an Eclipse?
That's all. Rant over.