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CraziFuzzy 07-15-2003 03:25 PM

Head count in the NW
Well, I picked my car up late last night from University Mazda, and was wondering how many others in the NW have gotten their cars yet. I put about 100 miles on it last night, and i love it already (and I'm still being gentle!). So, let me know... how many NW'ers have gotten their cars???

Shoe 07-16-2003 12:13 PM

Got mine yesterday.

Had to go down to the port with the dealer to pick it up. Apparently the cars are only being shipped out on the tail end of the trucks (last 3 positions) due to clearance issues. But if the dealer isn't getting a full delivery, they may not get their 8's until the truck is otherwise full.

But I got to unwrap my present at the port, and drove it myself from the port to the dealer for PDI. Then I finally got to take it home.


vix8 07-17-2003 11:58 PM

I'm still waiting. Dealer said the car has been released and should arrive in Kirkland on Monday. I've never wanted a weekend to end so fast in my life. Argghhhh!!!!!:(

akrx8 07-19-2003 08:50 PM

waiting,car at tacoma on 7/11/03.delivery date is aug week 1,must be a big job to install those rotary accents.:D edit,8/09/03 got my red gt with red/black interior.all i can say is woooo hoooo.the car is awsome.:D :D :D :D

vix8 07-19-2003 11:52 PM

Got mine today!

gr8rx 07-21-2003 01:13 AM

got mine winning blue metalic 7/12

Icemastr 07-27-2003 12:09 AM

Didn't order one, hoping to buy one in a couple of months so I can pay all cash, the dealer probably won't even let me look at one since I am so young and I always get laughed at.

Primary 07-31-2003 12:44 AM

Got mine Friday, Red / Black & Red GT 6SP, paid sticker for dealer inventory at Royal Moore Mazda in Portland.

Anyone else with car in Bellevue/Redmond/Issaquah?

zoom44 08-01-2003 07:51 PM

GOT MINE!! thursday 7/31 @5pm! wooooo hooooooo!:D

Magnesium 08-01-2003 08:40 PM

Got mine July 24th. Traded up with dealer instead of waiting for my order. Same thing (almost) and same pricing.

Titanium GT w/ black-black. Ordered appearance aftermarket.

Emsdad 08-13-2003 02:55 PM

Got mine from University Mazda in Seattle on the 28th. Cancelled my order with Milam because they were lying to me about the VIN and delivery date.

Got my money back, and the dealer that was working with me doesn't work there anymore!

Time2Share 08-17-2003 02:14 AM

Bought mine off the showroom floor at University Mazda on 8/12/03. Triple Black with Grand Touring package and 6 disc changer. I put about 500 miles on it in the first four days and use it as my daily driver. I seem to be finding lots of excuses to go places!

steevo 08-27-2003 04:12 PM

Picked up my 8 yesterday. Love it. Love it, Love.Nothing about ths car is bad.
I have had the good fortune of driving/having BMW M5/M3, looking at buying new S4 and frankly the 8 is hard to beat. Others may be alittle faster, but as a non prof. driver the few tenths of a second difference mean nothing to me. I was beaten of the line by a guy who rallied his VR6 when I was in an M3, it wasn't until the first "s" bends that I left him standing. He was just a better driver.You will not have that problem with this car, its handling is Porsche like.
I would love to hear from anyone else in the Northwest 8 Forum about their experience to date with the car.
I certainly will be looking at any potential upgrade to the car, but not because I think its "weak" but just because it can be done. K&N air filter sounds interesting at 16hp more, but I think a remapping may be all I ever do.

Having some fun with it now though

Rick 09-15-2003 01:11 PM

Add a RX-8 to the Tri-city area. Are there any other RX-8 owners,on this forum, from the Tri- cities?

gr8rx 09-15-2003 06:30 PM

Im from the tri cities area, had mine since july its metallic winning blue

AvitalBlue8 09-18-2003 09:42 PM

From Vegas got mine on 9/17/03 drove it from Lancaster, CA to Vegas where i live has 340 miles on it. Car is in the sig, never have i driven a car this much fun to drive!

cliffjo 10-08-2003 12:18 AM

Got mine..
Had mine shipped in a box from Casecase Autocenter in Wenatchee.. Black with Black/Red interior..
Live in Brier, work in Seattle...
MPG is a little better. ;) than my Shelby SP260..

Kamala 10-08-2003 06:20 PM

I can't wait till I move back out to Seattle in summer '04. I'd like to think I'd get off the plane, take a cab to the nearest dealership and drive off in my 8, but I'm most probably going to have to wait a few months to get my post law-school finances in order. See y'all on I-5 in a few months!

maddox2351 11-10-2003 09:23 PM

After about 6 months of looking for a sports car and test driving many, s2000, 350z, bmw-z4 etc....I saw the zoom zoom comercial on tv with the 8 in it. I did not know that this car existed until that night I saw it on tv. I test drove it the next day and was impressed to say the least. I bought my velocity red 8 the next day. That was two weeks ago and I have logged 987 miles already. Driving this car as you know is addictive. I will find any excuse to take it out for a drive. Anyways, very happy with this car and live in Oregon near Portland. Haven't seen anyone else with this car in the area, but I will keep my eyes peeled for you.

mngpao 11-10-2003 09:28 PM

I got my Winning Blue AT in August. It just turned 2k miles. Driving down Division in Spokane causes many heads to turn and a bunch of "thumbs up". Needless to say - I love it.

rex 11-10-2003 10:00 PM

I picked up my Nordic Green '8 at the end of September (see my signature) from University Mazda in Seattle. Just over 900 miles on it so far and every one of them a total blast!

Mileage so far:
18: babying it from the dealer, mostly highway
20: I5 Seattle to Portland in the rain
15: lots of short trips and several 9,000rpm excursions

I had to take my car in today to get the clutch pressure plate bolts torqued (the clutch was getting snatchy in stop-go traffic). Looks like that fixed it, the clutch action is much better now. Other than that no surprises.

I've not seen anyone else in the Seattle area, except their cars when they're in the umazda shop ;) I'm mostly driving on the Kitsap side tho'. I saw a black 8 down in Portland with temp plates on it, but dispite doing a warp-speed to cruise speed pull alongside I couldn't get the driver's attention (funny that, when I drive the Miata some Miata drivers wave and smile and others just ignore you). So, I went back to baiting a G35 I'd followed all the way down from Seattle. Much fun!

Hope to see you out there sometime!

CCJ 11-11-2003 03:50 AM

Rex - that may have been me... I picked up my Brilliant Black 8 just last Thursday (11/6) and have been happy as a lark ever since!! I'll keep my eyes open and should I see you (or another 8), since we can't do the Miata "wave" with our headlights, I'll wave at you with my wipers!

rex 11-11-2003 01:53 PM

Hi Qhris, congrats on your new RX-8!

It wasn't you I zoomed by because I was driving round Portland at the beginning of October on my way to Hillsboro to get a ClearBra installed. So, there's another Brilliant Black RX-8 in your neck of the woods!

Hope to see you on the NW roads some time!

DRx 11-11-2003 10:54 PM

Bought mine on October 19th: Tit Grey with black leather int. and every option. Us locals should go rally sometime :)

ultrafit1 11-19-2003 04:31 PM

ZOOM ZOOM in Spokane any others in area???

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