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Things my RX8 has been mistaken for

Old 03-20-2012, 10:26 AM
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Someone at work once asked me if my car was a Maserati. I'm pretty sure my rear emblem says Mazda.
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:49 PM
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Actually I found that the Maserati GranTurismo S does have similar side profile like the Rx8...

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Old 03-20-2012, 01:56 PM
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Mazdarati, maybe?
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:10 PM
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i had a young girl pull up next to me at dusk once freaking out yelling to me that my car was on fire. i must have passed her while shifting.. i loled and drove off.

but back on topic i get the what size engine questions all the time
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:03 PM
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i had a young girl pull up next to me at dusk once freaking out yelling to me that my car was on fire. i must have passed her while shifting.. i loled and drove off.

but back on topic i get the what size engine questions all the time
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:21 PM
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Even parts distributors don't know what to say

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Old 03-20-2012, 03:24 PM
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Go to AutoZone and tell them you need new spark plugs; they'll see two in their system (leading & trailing) and will ask which one you want. When you say you need two of each, watch how they react.
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by godesshunter View Post
I love whenever someone asks:
him: What size engine is that?
me: 1.3
him: 1.3!!?? Thats tiny.
me: Yup.
him: How much power does it have?
me: About 9000 RPMs worth.
Lol! I'm gonna have to quote that from now on!

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Not that this was a case of mistaken identity, but it's the first incident that comes to my mind: Some guy coming out of a Benz @ Best buy says my car reminded him of an old Opel GT. I figured he probably owned one at some time in the past and was simply reminiscing. I had no idea what they looked like at the time, but after looking it up I think it might have been the fender flares that he was concentrating on.

Others in awe have asked if it was a Porsche or a Corvette, to which I simply tell them otherwise.

On more than one occasion I have gotten the random question of "how high does the speedo go?" (typically while sitting at a stop light), to which I give a confused look, pause, and say "... it's digital!". Laughter on both sides ensues.
About the speedo,.They were probably trying to set you up and be like yea but it doesn't go that fast! Lol never heard that one, hoping someone asks me now :P

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Usually I get the question on how the gas mileage must be great, then I tell them I get 18mpg on a good tank, their reaction "Ohhh, It's a six cylinder.", I say "Nope, it has no cylinders.", let it simmer a bit and conclude with it's a rotary. Confusion sets in slowly.

Lol!
I gotta say it is probably the funnest conversation to have about gas mileage when i tell people 'no its only a 1.3ltr' and the look they get is indeed priceless lo
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:33 PM
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Nobody ever even asks me about mine. Hahah
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:06 PM
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they ask me some idiot askd me at work if it was a supra wtf?
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:23 PM
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I got a lot more compliments on the car in Canada than the USA. Could be because the car is pretty expensive in Canada.

I'm getting a lot of people asking me if it's a G37S (Infiniti) lately.

My wheels and puddle lights get the most compliments and questions.
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:25 PM
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rx8s are just so beautiful
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by maskedferret View Post
Go to AutoZone and tell them you need new spark plugs; they'll see two in their system (leading & trailing) and will ask which one you want. When you say you need two of each, watch how they react.
Lol! The very first time i ordered plugs was at a napa, i told them i had an 04 rx8 and needed plugs, he looked it up and said ok you will need a trailing and a leading, i said yes, when he told me the total was only like $46 i had to ask if he knew i needed two of each lol i kinda felt like an *** at the same time but still.. huge company like that should have it in their system how many we need :P
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Beodude View Post
Nobody ever even asks me about mine. Hahah
How long have you owned yours? Really? Not one weird story? Lol bravo man, you live in a car savvy neighborhood :P
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:29 PM
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Originally Posted by noob_butcher View Post
they ask me some idiot askd me at work if it was a supra wtf?
That reminds me of when I had my mk3 supra, someone once said "nice RX7"
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:21 PM
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This just happened to me an hour ago while I was rewiring my fog lights.

My garage neighbor is Japanese, he barely knows english, has 3 Honda Accord and approached me while I was working on the FE.

Him: Nice car. Four or six cylinder?
Me: It has none.
Him: No, no, no FOUR or SIX cylinder? (He has a thick accent thought I didn't understand)
Me: It doesn't have any. It is a rotary.
Him: Ohhhhhhh, nice, very nice. Is electric?
Me: No, it takes fuel quite a lot actually.
Him: Really, engine so small.
Me: Yup
Him: You sure no electric?
Me: Yes, I'm sure.

He then walked away. I lol'd for a little bit but was just a bit shocked he is a big car guy but I guess he only knows Honda's
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:25 AM
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I actually had an older (60's) guy stop as he was walking buy me at a gas station with his grandson. He told his grand son, "look there is one of those rotory cars." he asked me if I could show his grandson the engine. Turns out he was a engineer and had studied Wankel's designs at some point.
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:36 AM
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After telling someone it has a rotary engine, they replied "like an airplane"(?). I thought for a moment and said "no, that is a radial engine, this is a rotary".
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At a gas station a few months back a guy asked what year was my "Viper", LOL.

Well, that ended up being a nice compliment since I really like Vipers a lot and wish I could afford one.

Anyway, I do not think there's much of a resemblance, but the guy said the "curves" of the car were similar to a Viper. I think an FD would be much closer in looks to a Viper.

To each his own!!!!!!!!!!
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I've never really had it mistaken for anything outrageous but 9 times out of 10 after i tell someone that it's an rx8 they insist on blabbing on about how awesome the turbo version is. I usually just smile and nod.
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:57 PM
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After telling someone it has a rotary engine, they replied "like an airplane"(?). I thought for a moment and said "no, that is a radial engine, this is a rotary".
Actually the rotary technology is used quite extensively in airplane engines. I applaud that guy for knowing what a rotary is!
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Originally Posted by Kafka View Post
Actually I found that the Maserati GranTurismo S does have similar side profile like the Rx8...


That may be the only car I would give up my RX-8 for...
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Actually the rotary technology is used quite extensively in airplane engines. I applaud that guy for knowing what a rotary is!
Rotaries are only in experimental aircraft and he was mistaking it for a radial.
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by maskedferret View Post
Not that this was a case of mistaken identity, but it's the first incident that comes to my mind: Some guy coming out of a Benz @ Best buy says my car reminded him of an old Opel GT. I figured he probably owned one at some time in the past and was simply reminiscing. I had no idea what they looked like at the time, but after looking it up I think it might have been the fender flares that he was concentrating on.

Others in awe have asked if it was a Porsche or a Corvette, to which I simply tell them otherwise.

On more than one occasion I have gotten the random question of "how high does the speedo go?" (typically while sitting at a stop light), to which I give a confused look, pause, and say "... it's digital!". Laughter on both sides ensues.

You should have said the speedo goes up to 999 hahahahaha
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When I go to inspection here in NJ they always ask "how many cylinders does that car have?" and I always give a hearty laugh and say "none"...oh the laughter that ensues is amazing.
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