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RX8 your daily driver?

Old 11-01-2012, 09:56 AM
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DD, and track some times....
Never have to top off my oil between oil changes.
Almost 8 years, still loving it. Start saving for next RX tho. lol
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:04 AM
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Mines is also my DD I average about 8-11mpg no joke. Nothing but city driving. Usually its gets better on the highways tho. The car is just so fun to drive that I actually dont mind the mpg.
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:28 PM
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I get about 13mpg city, this thread has made me feel a lot better about that fact lol

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I'm still DD'ing this car... project sped up way more than I intended. Looking for a dd now...

Fixed back seat, 6 point harness, cage, no a/c, no stereo, no interior like a baws.
It was cool for about a couple weeks lmao...
Normally it's cool enough in AZ in Nov to be without AC, I dont know wtf is up with this year
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:05 PM
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My 8 is my daily driver, i love it... Fits like a glove and ive never been in any other car that i have felt more comfortable in, even when i take a 14 hour none stop drives to Daytona Beach.
Matter of fact the bouncy soft feel makes me sick when im driven in my wife's Audi A6 2.7t, or Sonata.
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:17 PM
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Mine is my DD and love it every second and penny on gas, i get around 18/20 mpg. only vehicle, and saving to go boosted or swap.
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:49 PM
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Daily therapy more like.
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Deviltrini View Post
If you are getting 16-18mpg you are lucky my friend my 8 is a DD but I get around 4-8mpg I drive it like its meant to be driven I guess. If you are trying to save on gas then I would probably not have an 8 for a DD.
That sounds like a mechanical problem. I think you'd have a hard time getting fuel economy down to 4 on the track actually.
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:46 PM
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Daily driver here. That was a key selling point for me. 18/25 mpg unless I tear up some back roads. I sometimes miss the 2 seat design of my old RX-7, but otherwise no regrets.


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Old 11-02-2012, 04:30 PM
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mine was my daily drive, bought it 1 year ago almost put 30,000 miles on it cause i would use any excuse to take a drive, but 3 sets of tires in a year and 3-4 fill ups a week made me get a daily driver.

now it still had to be fun so i picked up a mazdaspeed protege, and blew the motor within a week so my rx8 is my dd again lol
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:08 PM
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Rx8 is my daily driver & track *****
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:51 AM
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I drive my 8 EVERY DAY, have had her for 2 months and still stop and stare at her lol. I can walk to work and it would take me 5 mins, I choose to warm up my baby and drive in style.
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:26 AM
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Originally Posted by 200.mph View Post
my 8 is not my dd and gets stored for winter ~6 months a year. i bought it for a toy (bday present to myself. had it for almost 5yrs and its paid off for almost a year. lots of mods lots of money. i dont care about gas prices because my dd beater truck is worse than my 8.


because i dont dd when i do drive it i drive the **** out of it and get ~220mi per tank. i dont care how hard you drive your 8 (unless fi) you should be getting more than 4-8mpg. i think somethings wrong with your car
200- Ya need to move! Just kiddin. Wifey and I always enjoy the drive to russia to visit you in our DD 8
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:52 AM
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i enjoy having you guys over and we will have to plan more meets. keck03 and i have been talking about trying to get a 8 rally together like the mr2 one i co drove with him. it will have to be in the spring tho. lol. mean time its almost ski trip weather
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:05 AM
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I currently use my 8 as a dd, but I might get a crappy $1000 beater for winter, since I'm slightly skeptical on how the 8 will do in snow
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:58 AM
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My RX-8 is my daily driver. I also own an Accord, but it never gets driven, because the RX-8 is so much fun.

The gas mileage doesn't bother me, because I knew exactly what I was getting into when I bought it.
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:56 PM
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Yeap its my daily and I wouldn't have any other way, as matter of fact this car has ruined me for other cars I find myself having a hard time driving anything less than if the shifter isn't awesome,great handling, and all the other perks of the RX8 I don't even want to drive it.
This.

She was my DD when my commute was almost 40 miles each way, and she's my DD now that my commute is less than ten miles 3-4 days a week.
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:42 PM
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my DD as well. Just threw her winter shoes on for her 3rd winter season.
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:24 PM
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yep my DD too! love it, love it even more when its at 9k rpm
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Deviltrini View Post
If you are getting 16-18mpg you are lucky my friend my 8 is a DD but I get around 4-8mpg I drive it like its meant to be driven I guess. If you are trying to save on gas then I would probably not have an 8 for a DD.


you need to fix your car man. either something is seriously wrong with your car or you need to go and take math 101 again
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:45 PM
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I have an older 2002 F150 rear-wheel drive, V6,4.2L that I drive to do errands or go to work. I hate driving the 8 in bad weather. I work hard to keep the brilliant black clean and I like to keep it that way as much as possible.
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:46 PM
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Yes.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:13 AM
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Yes, it's my DD and I drive it about 75 miles a day. On my second motor with about 60k on it, 120k miles on the car total....still running like a champ
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:59 PM
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@ Chris... Um, yeah, get it checked.. I get better than that at the track, at 120.....
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:14 AM
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My r3 is my dd. Gas sux but when the car makes you feel like a boss and is a riot to drive, all those worries quickly go away.

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Old 11-08-2012, 11:06 AM
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Daily driver: 60 miles daily commute during the week, 200 miles round trip on weekends. 61,000 flawless miles so far, consistent 24 mpg average.

I've been looking, but I haven't driven any other cars that would replace this one....
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