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Old 03-29-2004, 02:04 AM
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Greek 8 Owners

Interested to know how many Greek rx-8 owners are there.

I think we should start communicating oftenly and exchange views and tips on the 8
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Old 03-29-2004, 06:16 AM
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Furthermore it would be great to compare fuel consumption and driving experiences in order to get some info on diffrent gas brands etc...
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Old 03-29-2004, 03:06 PM
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Old 03-31-2004, 06:16 AM
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I am a Greek owner.
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Old 03-31-2004, 11:42 AM
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Well, I'm greek too. Got my RX-8 for only a week, so I'm still a noob! First three days of driving the car had 500km. Some information that might be useful:
-about 16-17lt/100km consumption, 1st tank with BP ultimate, made 350 km, then i refueled with Shell V-Power racing. Both brands seem good.
-my heated seats don't seem to work -damn!
-real fun to drive, more amusing than my brother's Audi S3!
Have you guys had any starting problems with your car? I 'm worried about the 'flooding' every1 talks about. Do you rev your engines before you shut them off?
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Old 04-01-2004, 08:33 AM
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i sold also my a 156, 1.8.
I havenot starting or flooding problems, after 2.500km.
The fuel consumption is 14-17lt/100km.
Suggestions, where to do the regular services?
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Old 04-01-2004, 09:46 AM
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What do you mean by rev your engine before you shut it off?
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I am a greek owner too
i live in Larissa
my rx8 is black
now i have about 3.800km
what is this flooding problems??
my seats works really nice....its so nice to have ur butt warmed!!!...my first car that have this!!!!

fuel consumption 17-22lt/100..i know its really a lot but thats it...but with very heavy leg
maybe later we can arrange a meeting....
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Old 04-01-2004, 12:27 PM
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Giasou!

I wish I were there....
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Old 04-02-2004, 06:28 AM
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Originally posted by demmis
I am a greek owner too
i live in Larissa
my rx8 is black
now i have about 3.800km
what is this flooding problems??
my seats works really nice....its so nice to have ur butt warmed!!!...my first car that have this!!!!

fuel consumption 17-22lt/100..i know its really a lot but thats it...but with very heavy leg
maybe later we can arrange a meeting....
Seats work but they don't get too warm. I think that the leather on the seats is too thick (I like it) 17-22 is a lot but if you work the 8 on 9000rpm it's fine and you should that's the reason it was made in the first place.


we should arrange a meeting as soon as we get a sufficient number of owners and have a small member list to work with. Anyone who is interested can email me .
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Old 04-02-2004, 10:11 AM
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Gia se olous,
I have a black RX8 3200km (Rhodes) and i have no problems.
Anyone knows any turbo kit already placed in Greece.
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tio:
'revving an engine' simainei na anebazeis tis strofes tou kinitira. I think you know what 'shut off' means :-)
demmis:
'flooding' means to get your plugs (mpouzi) yet with gas so that they don't fire any more and the engine is unable to start. This can happen when gas remains in the chamber of the engine after you have turned it off, and the sad thing is that they have to be replaced to run your rx-8 again. i have been told all that by my dealer (any of you expert guys out there think i am wrong please correct me!) Dealer told me to avoid this 'rev the engine to 4000rpm, keep it there and then turn the ignition key off'
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i don't think there are turbo kits yet, car is too new for that...

<---Oh my god, I just realised my spelling sucks! I can't even spell my own city!
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Hallo guys,

I'm not an owner yet but I will be by June.
I have chosen the 192 HP version and since I will import the car to Hellas next year, I would like your opinion about the 18' wheels cause I have the option to get the car with 17' wheels.
Does anybody has any problems with these wheels in the Greek roads ?
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'flooding' means to get your plugs (mpouzi) yet with gas so that they don't fire any more and the engine is unable to start. This can happen when gas remains in the chamber of the engine after you have turned it off, and the sad thing is that they have to be replaced to run your rx-8 again. i have been told all that by my dealer (any of you expert guys out there think i am wrong please correct me!) Dealer told me to avoid this 'rev the engine to 4000rpm, keep it there and then turn the ignition key off'

oh yes..i read about it in "evo" magazine
this happens only in very cold conditions and only if u shut down the engine after u have it on for 1 or 2 minutes



Does anybody has any problems with these wheels in the Greek roads ?
no problems with 18'
they are awesome
i thinging of buying 20's
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SATURDAY WAS COMING TO ATHENS FROM HALKIDA

250Km/h maximium speed THIS CAR ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-08-2004, 09:47 AM
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i have seen 267km on the road to thessaloniki

thanks god i have an antiradar

dont mention how much gas i spend
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at 170km/h, my wifes toyota verso 1,8, burn 19lt/100km, according the on board computer.
Every car at that speed, have high fuel consumption.
But few cars can give the stupid grin of driving satisfaction
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Old 04-10-2004, 09:08 AM
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Gia sas Ellhnes,
To onoma mou einai Thomas kai eimai apo ta Giannitsa. Exw ena silver to opoio agorasa stis 19/11/2003. Exw kanei 8.600km. Max speed mexri stigmis tipote idiaitero. 240km me 6h kai 7.500strofes kai 236 me 5h kai 9.000 strofes. Apo katanalosi 14-18L (min 12 lit mia mera stin ethniki me m.o. 130 km/h).
Apo problimata tipota spoudeo. Tremei to kathisma tou synodigou otan einai adeio.
Yparxei tropos na kerdisoume ta 10ps pou exoyme xasei logo Euro 4; (Ta Americanika exoun 10ps perissotera).

I love this car (prohgoumena: 1990 Alfa 33 105ps, 1995 Punto GT 136ps, 1999 Alfa 156 120ps, 2002 Toyota T.Sport 192ps)

Ta leme magkes.

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(Gia tipote kalo: [email protected] ).
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Old 04-10-2004, 02:08 PM
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The L flash will be avaible in 2 months.
In the last EVO magazine the rx8 was faster than subaru wrx, s 2000, and slower to evo 8, mod with 300hp and 6 gears, only 1,9 sec.
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Οντως NAM, τα πήγε πολύ καλά με 1.39,10sec, αλλά στο drive magazine-τεύχος Ιαν.2004 έκανε 1.38,50. Πίσω από Evo ,RS και S4, αλλά μπροστά από Z4, Cupra R, 206RC, S Works, 156GTA, V70R & PT Cruiser. Ανακηρύχθηκε δε και αυτοκίνητο της χρονιάς με βάσει τα κριτήρια του περιοδικού. Ξέρει μήπως κανείς πόσο έχει κάνει στις Σέρρες το Type R;
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EPANALIPSI

Ontos ta pige poli kala me 1.39,10sec, alla sto drive Magazine Ian.2004 ekane 1.38,50sec. Piso apo EVO ,RS και S4, alla mprosta apo Z4, Cupra R, 206RC, S Works, 156GTA, V70R & PT Cruiser. Anakirixthike auto tis xronias me basei ta kritiria toy periodikou. Gnorizei kaneis poso exei kanei stis Serres to Type R;
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Welcome to all RX-8 owners, around the world.
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Demmi

Esy eixes stamatisei sto aristoteleio me to kokkino rx8 dipla mou gia na to deis se mauro xrwma? den kserw an einai symptwsi, alla mou eixe pei ekeino to paidi oti to telikiase me '265' stin ethniki! Congratulations!!

Oso gia ta magazines 'evo' kai 'drive' pisteuo oti ekanan wraia test (eidika xarika pou to rx8 'erikse' -an thymamai kala- 2secs sto wrx!!) alla ola ta noumera einai sxetika. Deite ta video tou step-hen (einai melos autou tou site www.step-hen.com). To s2000 einai poly pio grigoro sta giaponezika video, enw sto test tou 'topgear' to rx8 bgainei pio grigoro apo to focus rs kanwntas idio xrono me to nissan 350z kai tin BMW M3!

P.S. From what I read the L flash must be really cool
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