Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by RunninWild, Feb 25, 2009.
Known problems? Flaws? Whats awesome about it?
All of your questions can be answered with this:
It's a rotary.
Well havent there been many improvements on rotary engineering with the RX8?
AFAIK the only real difference b/w the 8s and 7s is that the 8s don't spit out as much unburnt fuel. Other than that, it's kinda hard to change a rotary, since the basic mechanics remain the same.
I would stay away from an rx-8. They're terrible on gas, not very fast, burn lots of oil, and many owners have required multiple engine rebuilds.
I wish they would make a hybrid RX-8. Why?
What are the two things rotaries suck at? Torque and efficiency.
What are the two things electric motors are great at? Torque and efficiency.
It would be a match made in heaven.
fwiw, a buddy of mine DDs his and loves the hell out of it.
I miss mine. Loved the car, have a Mazdaspeed 6 now.
100k mile warranty, who gives a shit?
I don't, I was just answering his questions
get the RX7 and stuff a LS1 and call it a day. Faster car for a lot less money and much more reliable!
rx8's out of the box are nice looking but slow...
RX8 + LS1???
They need direct injection and a 3rd spark plug already.
It isn't a muscle car. It's a low end sport touring car. 230hp makes it scoot around plenty well. They shine in the corners, especially since it's RWD with LSD, 52/48 balance, and a well designed suspension.
RX7 + LS1 swap would cost more than an RX8.
yea i wont deny that. they are more nimble than anything. good platform though. i would consider getting one if i had the cash to boost it too.
A shell + conversion = same price as a new RX8.
Get that logic outta here. OT wants none of that!
Slow as shit and worse mileage than a V8 with twice the power.
nowadays, i would take a hyundai genesis coupe over the rx8....
370z > gen > rx8
alot of hate for the 8s i see
There's this girl I know who helped an ex-boyfriend rebuild the 13B in his RX-7, and she says the RX-8 is a nice car, but it's just not in the same league as the 7.
No, I do not have nudes.
BINGO! maybe less.