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Old 08-25-2003, 11:59 AM
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- 3 140-180lbs./each passengers in the car and it still accelerates like there was only 1

- the A/C works immediately...just open your windows for 2 seconds to let the hot air out and 5 minutes later your car is completely cool

- the trunk release button on the fob

- 8 airbags

- 2 very different guage lightings options

- rims are extremely easy to clean

- even with the visors down, you can still see the traffic light through the little holes

- Homelink buttons makes 1 less thing to clutter up the otherwise clean interior

- DVD Nav is in perfect view, unlike most other cars where it is in the center of the center console...

- DVD system works even with the screen down

- back 2 doors make it 50% easier to reach for stuff in the backseats...no more pulling the front seats up to get things out

- dome lights are BRIGHT! they work so well when you turn the car off or use the remote keless entry

- windshield washers have 3 holes in each nozzle...perfect coverage

- antenna is built into the glass...1 less thing to break

- seat-belts are within easy reach...i never used to wear my seabelts in my GT because i had to twist and contort my body in various gymnastics forms in order to get a hold of them

- brakes are perfect

- shifter is the shortest shifter i've ever had the pleasure of shifting

- turning radius is very good, can make a perfect U-turn in 2 lanes

- engine compartment is clean, gets a lot of "WOW!"

- HID lights illuminate very brightly and very wide
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Old 08-25-2003, 12:43 PM
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Oh I got one...filled the car with 3 young gals, heard them eww and ahh with Prodigy playing on the stereo and for 15 mins I enjoyed my 3rd to last week as a single man. You can get only 1 chick into an S2000 or a 350Z (not sure if you can fit someone in the trunk J/K!)


DISCLIAIMER: they were my fiance's little sister and her friends and I had to give them a ride home so not all that exciting but thought I'd post the idea to remind all the single fellas LOAD YOUR CAR UP WITH CHICKS!!! For me it is too late but that's a good thing!
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Old 08-25-2003, 01:16 PM
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I agree with everyone about many of the things posted.

But here's another.

Even though you don't get to see them very often, turn on your headlights and walk to the back of your car, and admire the lighted tail lights. They are works of art. The tail lights are amazing by themselves but when they are turn on, oh my....
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Old 08-25-2003, 06:09 PM
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Another one for us aussies.... I love the pop up head light washers... every once in a while (5th windscreen wash) they decide to have a go...

This car "thinks" !!
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Old 08-26-2003, 03:43 AM
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There are several positive attributes about the RX-8. But here are my two favorites:

1) The beautifully sculptured view of the hood from the front seats. My guess is that this is the only car for sale that you can actually see the beautiful hoodline and fenders. No more looking right at a windshield wiper. Awesome hoodline thanks to the rotary engine's compact design.

2) The car actually knows what you are about to do. The handling is so precise that it feels as though theRX-8 knows what you are thinking.

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Old 08-26-2003, 06:21 AM
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Oh yeah, I like that the lines from the rotary element on the hood continue onto the dash inside and form part of the dash design.
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Old 08-26-2003, 08:47 AM
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Talking

How about when you turn off the ignition, get out of the car, start to walk away and then the car actually calls you back, literally. How many times do you turn around and look at it before you are able to stop?
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Old 08-26-2003, 09:08 AM
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Originally posted by joanie
How about when you turn off the ignition, get out of the car, start to walk away and then the car actually calls you back, literally. How many times do you turn around and look at it before you are able to stop?
It's true. I've had the car many weeks now and this still happens. I've never had a car that did that to me before.
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Old 08-26-2003, 11:19 AM
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Originally posted by 8_wannabe


It's true. I've had the car many weeks now and this still happens. I've never had a car that did that to me before.
Definitely- and it makes me smile every time I turn around to look again. I check on it 4-5 times a day in the parking lot just to make sur it's really there.
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Old 08-26-2003, 02:11 PM
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Originally posted by joanie
How about when you turn off the ignition, get out of the car, start to walk away and then the car actually calls you back, literally.
That's just your cooling fan kicking in, it's not really purring cause it misses you :D
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Old 08-27-2003, 04:33 AM
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My kids won't stop singing "zoom, zoom, zoom"..... and I'm still a few days away from delivery. (I call my sales guy every day and have asked him to call when it arrives so I can take some snaps as it comes off the transporter).

I like the headroom and felxibility of the drivers position, this negates a lot of cars for me - body of a giant, legs of a midget :D

...yet the driving position is still snug, cocooned... I had to have the car two minutes into the test drive.

Then there's that sparkling red duco - normally I wouldn't go near a red car! BUT I LOVE IT!!!
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Old 08-27-2003, 03:26 PM
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I love that with that little grip in back, I can pull down the trunk lid, pull my hand out of the way, and the trunk finishes shutting itself... NO HAND PRINTS ON THE BACK!! WOOOHOOOO

I love how comfortable the car is, how at ease it puts me AND my passengers, even when there are THREE of them, and they're men of moderate build around 6 feet tall.

I love that my heftier friends can come along in my sports car with no problems.

I love the blue illumiation on the gauges before ignition, and how you can still see a hint of it at night with the red lettering.

I love having two trip odometers, and being able to see one AND the main odometer at the same time.

I love that a carmaker had the guts to offer a decent BROWN interior, and that they did it beautifully. Also, that red/black combo that almost won me over.

Fender Strakes!! Love them (don't have 'em... yet, but I will )

Those little back windows actually pop open.

The driver foot rest is positioned just right so I can find the clutch instantly. ( left foot equivalent of the heal-and-toeing of the right foot)

Lumbar support that actually fully supports my lumbar, at it's not even at its maximum setting.

The super small turning radius... I swear this car makes a smaller U-turn than the Neon I traded in.

The ash tray... I don't smoke, but I DO like to have places to put little things... like spare dollar bills for when I forget to keep enough cash in my pocket for the parking garage, or an unexpected toll booth.

The feeling I get every time I catch a glimpse of my 8... and think to myself "that's MY car!"

The ease of lifting the aluminum hood.

PLUS all of the other things mentioned in this thread =)
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Old 08-27-2003, 04:19 PM
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I like everything mentioned so far. A couple others:

The front-to-back console: lotsa' storage and every person who looks inside the car comments on how cool it is.

Now for minutia: the indentation on the interior trunk release button makes it very easy to find when you reach inside the open driver's window....no confusing it for any other button.

One last thing, I occasionally put one of my daughters in the back in her car seat (usually if I am taking both daughter's I will stick with the mini-van). It is so easy to pop out of my door, swing around and open the suicide door and she's right there to grab. Of course I enjoy the people watching me and marveling about the practicality of the back door too.

Great thread!
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Old 08-27-2003, 04:48 PM
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i don't know if any of you noticed yet but there's a little slit on both of the front visors to the right of the vanity mirror...you don't have to open the vanity mirror cover to see it, just look to the right of it...you'll notice a small slit for something, maybe parking passes when you park your car at a lot? i just noticed this yesterday...
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Old 08-27-2003, 05:04 PM
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This came as a surprise to me, but I have found little or no blind spot. I expected with the small back windows and large C-pillar to have a pretty bad blind spot. Back in June or so, someone posted a thread that said there is no such thing as blind spots and if you adjusted your mirrors right you could eliminate them. I thought he was nuts, but I followed the link he posted (in my old minivan) and sure enough, it worked. Did the same with the '8 and voila. If I have time I'll try to find that old post and repost the link to the zero blind spot web site.
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The "double" hinged rear view mirror. This perferfect idea allows me to push the mirror all the way up to the roof of the car. For tall guys like me (6' 2") this gives me a much better view out the right side of the front window.
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"The Rearward View with Mirrors" Link

Originally posted by 8_wannabe
This came as a surprise to me, but I have found little or no blind spot. I expected with the small back windows and large C-pillar to have a pretty bad blind spot. Back in June or so, someone posted a thread that said there is no such thing as blind spots and if you adjusted your mirrors right you could eliminate them. I thought he was nuts, but I followed the link he posted (in my old minivan) and sure enough, it worked. Did the same with the '8 and voila. If I have time I'll try to find that old post and repost the link to the zero blind spot web site.
I believe that was me. Here is the link: The Rearward View with Mirrors

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Old 08-27-2003, 08:28 PM
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Didn't know about the inside trunk handle. Cool!

Also, where's the sunglasses case?

One little thing I really like. The positioning of the AC compressor switch is right at the tip of your fingers when your sitting stopped with the shifter in 1st. So, if you want a little extra zing on take off, say from a stop light, soon as it turns green, you can immediately hit the compressor button to turn it off and blast off.

But another thing, I haven't noticed much appreciable power loss even when the AC compressor on, which is quite a nice difference from many other cars I've driven.

And I have to say, too, I agree... I totally can't quit looking back at the car after I park and walk away from it.

Everything everyone has posted here is sooo true about this car... makes you notice & appreciate it all the more.
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Old 08-27-2003, 09:26 PM
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Cool Mr.Javahut....

Sunglasses case is between the reading lights and the rearview mirror. (I keep my 'docs' in there, cops dont like you fumbling around in the glovebox...)

The a/c compressor will cut itself out at 65% throttle opening, so there is never a need to dump it before a 'duel'!......

And my own point (today!) of little things......

If you are showing the '8' to an engineer, or mechanic, just show them the wiring harness down the right of the engine bay....
I have worked on many cars, and NONE has the standard of workmanship of this wiring system....
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The glint of gold flakes in the red paint when it catches the sun just right. It's so good it's almost sexual. :D
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Old 08-27-2003, 09:33 PM
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Can't remember if this has been mentioned, but I love the way the gas pump shuts off only when the tank is FULL - no need to top it off. I have never filled up a car that did this before.
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Can't remember if this has been mentioned, but I love the way the gas pump shuts off only when the tank is FULL - no need to top it off. I have never filled up a car that did this before.
I agree with you; I can't squeeze another 0.1 gallon in after it cuts off, though I hadn't thought about it till now. Funny thing, though, in the fuel consumption threads a couple guys said after the pump kicked off and they waited, they could put another couple gallons in. Maybe they had a real high-flow pump that the fill pipe in the car got backed up or something.
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The speedometer works in reverse....

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When pulling the key out of the ignition the interior lights come on. (Classy)
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Old 08-29-2003, 12:43 PM
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The power seats always work, with or without key. This is not a "retained" power feature, it's just always true (just don't abuse this cuz they're a big battery drain.) Great for vacuuming out the car, or adjusting the seat before starting the car, etc.
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Old 08-29-2003, 05:45 PM
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Originally posted by MaRX8
The speedometer works in reverse....
And, why were you looking at the speedometer; as opposed to.....maybe.....behind you?
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