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View Poll Results: How many owners has your car survived?
1 (original) 9 31.03%
2 11 37.93%
3 8 27.59%
4 1 3.45%
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:24 AM   #1
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How many owners has your car seen?

A thought occurred to me this morning... I wonder how many current RX-8 owners are the first owner of their car.

Put another way:

How many owners has your RX-8 had?

My own answer is a little tough since I'm the first and fourth owner but I'm guessing that this is an incredibly rare case (possibly even unique given the low volume of the car).
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:32 AM   #2
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1st: Nick Saban (5,000 mi)
2nd: Random teacher guy (4,000 mi)
3rd: Me (33,000 mi)
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:16 AM   #3
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:23 AM   #4
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Don't know who the 1st was, but she was a super clean garage queen, '04 bought 7/12 with 18.5k.
Currently +72k.

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Old 08-11-2017, 11:14 AM   #5
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Original owner.
Next month will be 12 years since I picked up my RX-8. It had less than 2 miles on it when I took delivery.

NotaPreppie: oh, and I think RIWWP also did something similar to you. Didn't he buy back his own car years later?
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1st: Nick Saban (5,000 mi)
2nd: Random teacher guy (4,000 mi)
3rd: Me (33,000 mi)

The Nick Saban?
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Old 08-11-2017, 12:12 PM   #7
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The Nick Saban?
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The Nick Saban?
Yeah. I'm not a fan, but it is an interesting data point. Traded it in on a Porsche.
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That is interesting.
Yeah, another arrogant AH in a Porche.


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Old 08-11-2017, 03:27 PM   #12
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Yeah, he special ordered it at a dealership in Alabama. It was supposedly one of the last six shipped to the US. He drove it for a few thousand miles, then traded it on a Porsche. (Who knew they have Porsche dealers in Alabama?!). They transferred it to Park Place Porsche, where a teacher bought it. A few thousand miles later, he found out his wife was pregnant, and he put it up for private sale. He eventually let me steal it from him, after receiving no serious offers for three months. I have all of the documentation for the history of the car in my filing cabinet. I wonder if I could eBay the bill of sale with Saban's signature on it? Probably not, since it's an 8. :p
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Yeah, he special ordered it at a dealership in Alabama. It was supposedly one of the last six shipped to the US. He drove it for a few thousand miles, then traded it on a Porsche. (Who knew they have Porsche dealers in Alabama?!). They transferred it to Park Place Porsche, where a teacher bought it. A few thousand miles later, he found out his wife was pregnant, and he put it up for private sale. He eventually let me steal it from him, after receiving no serious offers for three months. I have all of the documentation for the history of the car in my filing cabinet. I wonder if I could eBay the bill of sale with Saban's signature on it? Probably not, since it's an 8. :p
Inbred Bama fan might pay good money for it.
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I'm number 9 car is 04 with 53k on clock
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1st was a lady bus driver who barely drove it for 5 years before selling, but took great care of it. By coincidence I now live 2 streets away from her.
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You're the 9th owner?!
Yep not many people can afford to put fuel in them over in the UK so people don't keep them long guy i got it from had it a year, he was 22 years old done about 600 mile in it and couldn't afford insurance and fuel haha. Fuel over in USA is peanuts in comparison i couldn't believe how cheap it was to fill my rental car while I in the states.
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Yep not many people can afford to put fuel in them over in the UK so people don't keep them long guy i got it from had it a year, he was 22 years old done about 600 mile in it and couldn't afford insurance and fuel haha. Fuel over in USA is peanuts in comparison i couldn't believe how cheap it was to fill my rental car while I in the states.
Forgive my ignorance, but do you have highways and speed limits where you can drive it 'enthusiastically'?
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Forgive my ignorance, but do you have highways and speed limits where you can drive it 'enthusiastically'?
Yes, there is stretch of "private highway" which is straight for over a mile. I live in Wales (a country in the UK ,Yes the UK has separate countries ) which is full of country twisty roads. MAx speed limit is 70mph over here.

Our country also bum us on tax rates on this car
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max speed is 70 mph?
sad.
I usually set my cruise control at about 75 every morning.

Pretty cool to hear the stories of everyone's cars. Keep them coming...
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I drove mine new off the lot in April, 2005 .... 8 miles on the odometer
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2 previous owners, both guys. Judging by the state of the driver's side floor mat one of them liked driving wearing stilettos
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Original owner.
Next month will be 12 years since I picked up my RX-8. It had less than 2 miles on it when I took delivery.

NotaPreppie: oh, and I think RIWWP also did something similar to you. Didn't he buy back his own car years later?
This is what I am aiming for with the RX9, whenever that becomes a reality
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The first owner is a neurologist, I met up with the second owner and got it from him. Don't exactly know what he does, LOL.

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sad.
I usually set my cruise control at about 75 every morning.

Pretty cool to hear the stories of everyone's cars. Keep them coming...
You think that's sad?

In BC, Canada, speed limits on most highways are 50~55 MPH. There is one or two highways where it's 70 MPH, but the ones I drive on, I couldn't maintain 70 MPH on a highway without risking getting pulled over.

In general, BC speed limits are too low so cops can cash in on innocent people. Sounds like a conspiracy, but there is a dude who made a video with a scientific view on the speed limits. There are some roads that are just massive speed traps.
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