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Old 09-04-2008, 05:36 PM
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Wow, that is well and truly crazy! Thats just ripping off irish cunsumers

I was REALLY looking forward to purchasing the 2009 RX8, but with that price tag for JUST freaking road tax, NO WAY! Even if its just a matter of principal
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Yes, the "greens" have really Fxxxd up any chance of the ordinary joe soap from owning any performance car. Great news for the well heeled "greens" etc
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WOW, Jameson AND Guinness, now that is some great combination. Hope you were not driving afterward Great you got to Dublin, my favourite city.
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Yeah it was fun. i had someone else drive. i know i shouldn't esp on the left side of the road. that was hard to get use to. good thing we took out insurance on the rental car. we beat it up pretty bad. those are some high curbs you guys have.. is this anyones RX8? i saw it some a highway i forgot which one.Ireland - Irish RX8 Owners?-rhd-rx8.jpg
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Old 09-05-2008, 04:32 AM
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How many of you guys are going to Top Gear Live in the RDS?? I'm probably going on the Saturday.
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Old 09-05-2008, 05:39 AM
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How many of you guys are going to Top Gear Live in the RDS?? I'm probably going on the Saturday.
Holy holy crap...Top Gear is gonna be at the RDS?????? Where can I get tickets?????

Let me know as much info as you can, thanks man! (PM me)
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Old 09-09-2008, 04:53 AM
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BBoy, I started a new thread regarding the R3 but I have a feeling no one will go near it since we already have this subject here haha

I think Mazda should do something to entice the purchase of the R3. I know they dropped the price of the 192bhp model by €7000 but they did nothing with the 230bhp model.

They have a hydrogen renesis built and working but no mass production done with it whatsoever. That would be perfect. If they put that into the new one and charged the original price (c. €45,000) just for the Irish market that would be good.

I doubt we'll see ANY of the R3 here. If you can afford that kind of tax then you won't be buying it second hand so no one will buy it because they won't be able to get rid of it!
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Old 09-10-2008, 04:47 AM
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BBoy, I started a new thread regarding the R3 but I have a feeling no one will go near it since we already have this subject here haha

I think Mazda should do something to entice the purchase of the R3. I know they dropped the price of the 192bhp model by €7000 but they did nothing with the 230bhp model.

They have a hydrogen renesis built and working but no mass production done with it whatsoever. That would be perfect. If they put that into the new one and charged the original price (c. €45,000) just for the Irish market that would be good.

I doubt we'll see ANY of the R3 here. If you can afford that kind of tax then you won't be buying it second hand so no one will buy it because they won't be able to get rid of it!
Yeah, it just doesnt make economic sense to buy the R3 here in Ireland....once again the government is screwing themselves over and aiding to the downfall of our economy!

However, aside from the obvious interior design and gadget improvements, the old (cant believe i said "old" already) RX8 looks better on the outside IMO.

On a positive note, I'm pretty sure the last series of RX8's will go up in value!

Question, does the new tax regime apply to when you actually buy the car or when the car was originally registered? Meaning, if I buy a 10 year old car, will i be paying the new or old tax scheme?

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Old 09-10-2008, 07:17 PM
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"Question, does the new tax regime apply to when you actually buy the car or when the car was originally registered? Meaning, if I buy a 10 year old car, will i be paying the new or old tax scheme?"

The new tax regime applies to all cars (new and used) imported/registered from the 1st July '08 but not to any car registered before the 1st July '08.
This should mean that our cars have a better resale value than the new or imported cars registered after 1st July.
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Old 09-11-2008, 05:01 AM
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O'Renesis is right.

If you import a car from anywhere in the world, register it and put it on Irish plates it's going to be taxed on the new system. If it was on Irish plates before the 1st of July, it's the old system.

The BMW 320d is probably the best car to own on the new system. On the old system it cost around €730 to tax, now it's €150. That's a fairly torquey car for that price! Come on Mazda! Make a diesel Renesis!!! Follow in Audi's R8 footsteps! Just through an X and a - in between it!
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Old 09-11-2008, 08:47 AM
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Great, thanks for the reply guys!
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hi all,
new to this site. have my 04 rx-8 since march. dream drive. living in athlone. the new motor way from athlone to dublin is now open and a great way to open up the rx-8 but can have a lot of speed checks on it. any more plans on a meetup?

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Old 09-17-2008, 04:31 AM
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Kenny,

Welcome to the site!

We must organise a meet sometime soon. I haven't been to any of the myself but I'm looking forward to the next one if it's on a Saturday/Sunday/Bank Holiday Monday haha can't be affording to take days off work!
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Kenny,

Welcome to the site!

We must organise a meet sometime soon. I haven't been to any of the myself but I'm looking forward to the next one if it's on a Saturday/Sunday/Bank Holiday Monday haha can't be affording to take days off work!
Yeah, I'd be up for a meet anytime soon too! (weekends or bank holidays).

Any other takers?
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Old 09-18-2008, 05:46 PM
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Right lads, a meet in Thurles, Co. Tipp on Saturday in 2 weeks time! How about it?
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Old 09-19-2008, 05:30 AM
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Hmmm, a bit fare away for me...anything close to Dublin?
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Old 09-19-2008, 09:18 AM
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Bboy, I was only jokin'. I live in Thurles so it would make it easy for me!

Like I said before gents, what about Abbeyleix?
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Old 11-19-2008, 06:44 AM
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Just to clarify why Ireland isn't getting the R3, I emailed Mazda Ireland. This is the reply I got:

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Dear David,

Thank you for your comment.

It is unfortunate that we are not in a position to maintain this vehicle on the Irish Market as there is a minimum volume requirement from the Factory for all vehicles. The RX8 suffered an increase of almost €8,000 and incurs an annual road tax fee €2,080 following the CO2 Changes to VRT and Road Tax in July 2008. These changes coupled with the current “prudent “ purchasing patterns render this segment in Ireland very marginal indeed.

However, if you are very keen on purchasing this vehicle and we can contact our European Head Office on your behalf?

Kind Regards

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Old 11-27-2008, 08:40 AM
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Another RX-8 owner checking in

Hi all,
Well, I'm not irish but have been living in Dublin for the past 6 years. Got myself a nice '04 RX-8 last year (highly influenced by TopGear I guess), and l'm loving it. I have the 231hp red velocity with red and black leather. Imported it from the UK and looked for one with all the toys and low mileage (currently 30kmiles).


I'm not surprised that Mazda has stopped selling the RX-8, it used to be an affordable sport car (VRTed and TAXed as 1.8), but thanks to the governement it's not anymore. People happy to pay for 2k€ of road tax a year would probably choose Porche instead!

Anyway, any meetup scheduled?
Btw, what's you favorite Mazda Dealer (if any!!) in Dublin? Avoid Phoenix Motor at any cost (they have no clue about RX-8) and avoid also Belgard Road (overpriced).
Another tip : Get your plugs and ignition coils yourself (Uk website) and bring them to the dealer (4 times cheaper).
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Hi guys, I'm polish but I live in Ireland in co.kerry from 2 years. From couple months I'm owner a titanium grey Rx-8. I next Year, I want change a little bit my "girl".
Hi again,

sorry for my bad english...
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Hi guys, I'm polish but I live in Ireland in co.kerry from 2 years. From couple months I'm owner a titanium grey Rx-8. I next Year, I want change a little bit my "girl".
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sorry for my bad english...
howya welcome along..










just stuck a new set of rims on the 8.. anyone ever see me around? kinda hard to miss me living out near Navan




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Today we have very nice day with sun, but cold, so quick wash and here You go:


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All right lads,We never organised the meet up any were, this is someting we should defo do, it would be a bit a crack a loads of 8's flying down some motor way some were.
Anyway i am just back from the top gear show, And it was wort the money, I SO want a f n Ferrari, But will never have the money........ SO the rx will have to do.
I just fit on friday a remote start system and alarm to my car , I got it at the boys toys and the 2 lads came to me on friday and installed it, Works deadly and didnt cost to much either, 200 for the device and then 200 for the install, The only thing is you have to use your spare key, They have to take the imobiliser from it to add to the alarm,
So no more waiting in the morning for the car to heat up, i will just be able to get in and put the foot down,, Which is badly need as i am always late for work.
I have one question, i was just looking at the weels on the 8 above, can you get the stock weels sand blasted and polished or do you have to just replace them?


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I just buy oryginal Mazda polished rims, but I can make this same effect with normal rim.

Meet - thats very good idea
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Old 11-30-2008, 09:11 AM
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Koksik,

Stock wheels for sale? I BADLY need a set if the price is right The previous owner of my 8 did a fair amount of kerb damage to them

I'm looking for the normal ones, not chrome...please help me!

As for a meet, Abbeyleix seems like a good place I suppose! How about sometime in the new year? Probably a Saturday or Sunday??
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Koksik,

Stock wheels for sale? I BADLY need a set if the price is right The previous owner of my 8 did a fair amount of kerb damage to them

I'm looking for the normal ones, not chrome...please help me!

As for a meet, Abbeyleix seems like a good place I suppose! How about sometime in the new year? Probably a Saturday or Sunday??

I must check where is Abbeyleix ( it's about 250km way from Tralee.... long drive... meyby in half way - Limerick?? ) but I thinks, that I can meet with You and another Rx-8 owners.
Yes, I have stock wheels for sale. look PM

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