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Old 06-14-2004, 12:33 PM
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Montana--sound off

I know there are atleast three black (brand new), red and my Yellow one in great falls.
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Old 06-14-2004, 02:08 PM
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Hey Berni! I knew we'd get someone here from Montana sooner or later!! Welcome! :D
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Old 06-15-2004, 12:02 AM
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I saw a blue one drive by with local plates in Bozeman today...
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Old 06-15-2004, 08:15 AM
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are you an owner or just a club member (not that there's anything wrong with that)
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Just a club member, took the test drive in Billings, but my turbo FC is so much faster I couldn't justify the extra $600 a month in payments and insurance for an RX-8.

Maybe when they boost the HP, or the turbo kits are ready...
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Old 06-21-2004, 09:15 AM
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Originally posted by nucleus
Just a club member, took the test drive in Billings, but my turbo FC is so much faster I couldn't justify the extra $600 a month in payments and insurance for an RX-8.

Maybe when they boost the HP, or the turbo kits are ready...
Or when you have need for a back seat. :D
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Old 06-25-2004, 08:10 AM
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I already have a need for a back seat, but you can get a back seat for an FC, only a kid will fit onto it, but that is all I need it for.
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Old 06-25-2004, 01:42 PM
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You can? Huh... I didn't know that.
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You betcha! But like Nucleus said, only a kid will really fit into it. So if you don't need them for kids, then you are better off having the storage bins.

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You can get a rear seat for an FD too, but it has to come from Japan.

I actually prefer the rear seat over the bins for the FC because you can put a backpack in the rear seat and it stays in place. With the bins it slides around everywhere, as you corner and so on.

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Originally posted by nucleus
You can get a rear seat for an FD too, but it has to come from Japan.
Now, I did NOT know that. I was also surprized to find out a few months ago that the mid-'90s 300ZX could also have a back seat. Very very rare, but there it was.
...I actually prefer the rear seat over the bins for the FC because you can put a backpack in the rear seat and it stays in place. With the bins it slides around everywhere, as you corner and so on...
And it would be much easier to toss it back there than opening up the bins and lifting it in.

My base '86 didn't even have the storage bins back there. But it makes an excellent location for subs .

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Old 07-04-2004, 04:43 PM
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So who wants to take point in getting our Club chapter going up in Montana? Berni? :D
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Old 08-18-2004, 08:06 PM
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sorry

Moving to vegas on 9 sep 04 .... not a good idea to start a club here in MT since i wont be here.
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Originally Posted by Berni
Moving to vegas on 9 sep 04 .... not a good idea to start a club here in MT since i wont be here.
Ah well, I can understand that. You know anyone else up there with an '8 (or thinking of one) who might want to get involved? Thanks...
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Old 08-24-2004, 12:06 PM
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How does the 8 treat you in Montana? Do you drive it in winter or have a beater?

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Old 08-24-2004, 05:42 PM
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Leave my wife out of this.....oh you mean a second car to use during inclemate weather. All kidding aside I bougth the car knowing i will be moving to NV. As for winter I drove it in a little bit of snow...not so good. but from what folks tell me winter tires make a world of difference. search for some winter driving thread to find out more. I am willing to answer anything else however.
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Old 08-24-2004, 11:13 PM
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I visited Montana for the first time in late July, I spotted a black 8 in bozeman when I was leaving the airport.
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Originally Posted by bassik277
I visited Montana for the first time in late July, I spotted a black 8 in bozeman when I was leaving the airport.
I haven't seen a black one around, but I see a red one frequently so I think it's from around here. These cars look much shorter/higher/bulkier in person than they do in photos, which was weird to see...
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Saw a black 8 parked in the MSU lot yesterday night. Dang! First time I'd seen a parked one up close. I really like the body styling on the 8's...
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Old 09-03-2004, 06:08 PM
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6 more days until the yellow one leaves.
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Old 10-02-2004, 12:55 PM
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Drag, Berni. So is anyone else around with an RX-8 in Montana?
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Old 10-02-2004, 05:44 PM
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I know of no one else. and now I am in vegas. sorry to leave the MT region...what the hell am I talking about no i am not i love it here. Enjoy your winters.
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Old 10-08-2004, 10:37 AM
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Hey, our winters here where I live in Colorado are generally pretty mild... sunny and georgeous about 80% of the time, 15% of the time snow that melts within a day or two, and 5% freakin blizzards.
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Whatever you had for Winter in Montana is matched only by the summers you will have in Vegas. It is the only place I've been where gloves in the summer were necessary to work on airplanes or cars. Both can get damn hot if you leave them outside. Okay so the plane had a garage and the car didn't, but you will get my point next summer.

And whatever you do don't leave any tools out in the sun.....never do that! Unless of course you have the gloves on.....

Enjoy Vegas.....
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Old 10-09-2004, 09:47 AM
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I know it will be much hotter but growing up in Florida I have some idea of how life will be in the heat. the whole snow, ice, never ending winds, and weeks below neg 20. gave me a misery that can not be matched. at the time i had to work outdoors.
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