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Interested customer

Post by Soldier » Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:40 am

Hi all

I am currently looking at buying into the RX8 family. Personally I would probably prefer a 350z, but the RX seems to be a more practical solution, and there does not seem to be many clean 350z going for decent prices

I have some concerns mainly dues to the rotary engine and what that might spell for rebuilds in the future. I also want my wife to learn manual on the car

So what do you fanatics have to say about RX8s? Any words of advice that could save me time and money?
Thanks

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Re: Interested customer

Post by rangarotar » Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:15 am

Ha! The 350z is the more practical car to own.

I've driven both. The Z has more grunt. But when it comes to bends and corners,,the Z forces it's way,,the Rx8 glides around

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Re: Interested customer

Post by Soldier » Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:44 am

you say the 350 would be more practical? how come?

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Re: Interested customer

Post by rangarotar » Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:24 pm

• Nearly all the worlds automotive resources are devoted to piston engines. You can get the Z serviced anywhere,,,not so the Rx8

• A little better fuel economy

• Will cope better with a little neglect. The Rx8 needs a little lovin' :) and has a few quirky requirements for driving and maintenance.

But if you want something unique that offers a driving experience no other car offers,,,,the Rx8 is the car

Best you take one for a test drive. And do some newbie searches.

Hope that helps

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Re: Interested customer

Post by sinkas » Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:37 pm

pretty much what he said,

do your research
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Re: Interested customer

Post by Soldier » Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:50 pm

I'm now a part of the family

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Re: Interested customer

Post by zoom » Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:24 pm

Welcome :) what did you get? Any pics?
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Re: Interested customer

Post by zeking » Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:42 pm

Welcome mate!

pics! and where are you located?
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Re: Interested customer

Post by Soldier » Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:24 pm

2007 manual. In a dark blue

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Re: Interested customer

Post by Soldier » Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:29 pm

Im located in Brisbane currently. Missing Melbourne

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Re: Interested customer

Post by BobsRX8GT » Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:03 am

Whats with the name? Are you serving?

Detailing is an art, a gift and a curse. Use it wisely
Fellow Rotor fans gather now for our daily prayer.....

As I lay rubber down the street,
I pray for traction I can keep,
But if I spin and start to slide,
Please dear god protect my sweet ride.

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Re: Interested customer

Post by Soldier » Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:50 pm

Na not serving, just an old nickname

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Re: Interested customer

Post by BobsRX8GT » Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:01 pm

Lol. Fair enough.

Detailing is an art, a gift and a curse. Use it wisely
Fellow Rotor fans gather now for our daily prayer.....

As I lay rubber down the street,
I pray for traction I can keep,
But if I spin and start to slide,
Please dear god protect my sweet ride.

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