- Mazda RX-8
Right, so a guy at work has bought himself a RX-8 and i need some (friendly) jipes about it. He has moved up from a MX5 so used to the expected comments on his mode of transport 😆
(by the way, im fully aware they are both great cars, its just fun to wind him up)
What you got?Posted 10 years ago
Are you a poof, homosexual or just gay*?
(But the reason I decided not to get one was the oil/fuel issues. 20mpg and that is the oil consumption).
*Okay, not very PC so you had better be sure he doesn't file a claim against you. Don't even think about saying it if you work in local Government.Posted 10 years ago
mastiles_fanylion – Member
Are you a poof, homosexual or just gay?
In a similar style….
What's the hardest thing about driving a Mazda RX8?
Telling your parents that you're gay.
(Awaits TJ telling me I'm terribly homphobic and taking all manner of offence at anything I've ever said 😉 )Posted 10 years ago
You will struggle as they are fantastic cars that handle brilliantly and don't cost much. The RX8 is a drivers car the MX5/Boxters/Z4 are the hairdressers cars. Oil and MPG are the main complaints..however we all know that any front wheel drive car is a FAIL don't we.
I couldn't possibly own up to owning one.Posted 10 years ago
any front wheel drive car is a FAIL
(coughs) Audi TT (coughs).
I know, it is still a jayer car, but the handling is stunning. Never driven an RX-8 to compare, but if it is anything like the same, it will be equally stunning.
But the TT has nearly twice the economy of the RX-8!Posted 10 years agoFunkyDuncMember
"You will struggle as they are fantastic cars that handle brilliantly and don't cost much. The RX8 is a drivers car the MX5/Boxters/Z4 are the hairdressers cars. Oil and MPG are the main complaints..however we all know that any front wheel drive car is a FAIL don't we."
Thats strange, most people who have driven the RX8 and MX5 normally agree that the MX5 is much the better sports car.
I looked at both and decided against the RX8 because it just isnt as nimble, balanced, nice to drive as the MX5, and the fuel economy is shocking!Posted 10 years agokennyNIMember
Can pass everything except a petrol station.
From an owner, just had engine replaced, and still not working properly 😥
Defensive mode now 😉
Do you check you oil on all your modern cars? Golf GTI can use a bit, BMW bigger petrol engines use oil too. Possibly the problem with my RX8 was it wasn't using enough oil!
As for lack of torque, that's what the gearbox and nearly 9500rpm are for 😈 Most diesel engines probably have more torque than an F1 engine. See here, 202lb.ft torque for 2006 Toyota F1 engine, 2.0HDi Peugeot 236lb.ft (What Car Dec 2007, just happened to be handy).
Consider: your petrol car does 65mph at 6000rpm in 2nd gear. A formula one car revs 3 times higher, 18000rpm, and will be doing, depending on circuit for gearing, 200mph, which is just over 3 times 65mph. So there are 7 (or is it 8 now) gears, the longest of which is the equivalent gearing of somewhere between 2nd and 3rd on a road car.
To sum up, high revs and power over torque any day 😛Posted 10 years ago
I like the effort you've gone to there Kenny, i doubt anyone buying a RX-8 would think of that though.
The majority of people buy cars on brand, colour and options. Some will look at engine size, a very few will consider boot space (for bike storage of course).
To sum up, high revs and power over torque any day
Of course that is the case but what would you prefur in the real world?
– Do 160mph and get a ban?Posted 10 years ago
– Go 30-70mph in 3 seconds and still get >40mpg?
– Drive a van and be able to fit 4 bikes, freinds and gear in and go for a weeks road trip round europe? 😆thisisnotaspoonSubscriber
hairdressers cars/drivers cars, there's a fine line.
Old MG's are definatley not drivers cars (they handle applaingly, almost like there is nothing holding the front wheels together), yet are almost only ever driven by married men.
New mini, hairdressers car, but had a ride in one the other day, goes like poop of a shovel.Posted 10 years agoSurfrMember
Ultimate 'hairdresser's car' – the Ford Puma. Yet it is one of the best small cars around for fun factor (in the 1.7 guise).
Aint that the truth. I was very pleasantly surprised when I did a few laps around Anglesea Circuit in one. I almost enjoyed it more than the Formula Ford I drove after.Posted 10 years ago
What scared me off the RX8 was the 'you cant run them down to the shops/turn off whilst still cold'.
Absolute bollocks. You just hold it at high revs for a few seconds then switch off. Been doing it in mine for years.
I think the RX8 is more geek than gay. Boxter is 200% gay.Posted 10 years ago
he'll be crying at the amount of fuel it goes through
That'd be true if people who bought fast/sporty cars actually cared, its only mondeo drivers who ever care about fuel economy (obviously i dont actually mean 'mondeos' but more the old sterotype of mondeo drivers, you get what i mean)Posted 10 years ago
Yes seriously. All you do is bring the engine up to 5k hold for a few seconds and switch off. Older engines are more prone, they upgraded the starter motor and ECU on newer models. Mine is a 2007 192 Nemesis, never flooded it at all even moving it a few yds up the drive.Posted 10 years agor6ymyMember
Had a 230ps from new for 2.5 years, avg fuel consumption 22mpg, oil wasn't too bad, about a litre for 2,000 miles. Never flooded mine but then I'd always let it warm up or spin it for a few seconds as said above.Posted 10 years ago
Fantastic car, would have one again if I could afford the fuel costs.
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