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Flametail 12-12-2010 01:55 PM

Gone Baby Gone
Well the wife and I have been looking for a new car for me, one that is a little more reliable and without so many issues...well we test drove a G35 a few weeks ago and found out that was gonna be too much of a down payment for us to come up with, so friday she found an RX8 about an hour away so I filled in an online credit app and the dealer called me back about 2 hours later, we chatted and he said the bank wants $1500 down (the dealer was thinking a grand for my car and $500 cash), which is reasonable since we had xmas coming and I was gonna trade in the Ti as well. We traveled out there yesterday, took a test drive then the dealer got a look at my car and everything got switched. He now wants $1000 down and can probably adjust the papers a little to get us going, its just that the bank is wanting $1500 total. We have $500 and then I thought about it and realized I could probably craigslist my car and get $500 out of it since its a running car....put it on there for a grand and a guy is gonna give me $700 today if he wants it. The thing blue books for $375 in poor condition (which as ya'll know it is), so either this guy is gonna get it for $700 or my dad is gonna buy it off of me to get us right where we need to be with the down payment...it was nice owning a Ti and maybe down the road I'll snag another in MUCH better shape that won't be so much of a pain! I wish I had a stock shift knob for it cause I was wanting to sell the ACS knob and emblems I got on here for ya'll...might have to run buy auto zone and get a cheap knob...

tiFreak 12-12-2010 05:27 PM

boo :frown: RX-8's are pretty sweet though

Flametail 12-12-2010 06:21 PM

It wouldn't be so bad if the bodywork wasn't so extensive, but that's definitely not the case. Lol

cooljess76 12-12-2010 07:29 PM

Right on Steffen, sorry to see the ti go away, but the RX-8 is a nice upgrade. Definitely stay active here, post pics of the new car and be sure to refer the new owner to the org!!!

Flametail 12-12-2010 07:49 PM

Oh will do, he'll be reminded of it since it has the .org stickers in the opera windows, lol

pdxmotorhead 12-13-2010 06:37 AM


Originally Posted by cooljess76 (Post 287439)
Right on Steffen, sorry to see the ti go away, but the RX-8 is a nice upgrade. Definitely stay active here, post pics of the new car and be sure to refer the new owner to the org!!!

IMHO the RX8 is not an upgrade.... I raced rotary's for years and still have friends in the game, the 8 is almost as bad as the Gen 3 RX7 for maintenance. Make darn sure that car has had all the service done.


Flametail 12-13-2010 03:13 PM

Compared to the state my car is in now its a huge upgrade.

dahamler 12-13-2010 04:57 PM

Good friend of mine has a RX8 that I drove for a bit. Overall a very nice car; I love the power delivery and the utility with the rears door. The car handled like a dream but I couldn't deal with the abysmal gas mileage and the excessive oil consumption.

Be sure to post some pics once you drive that baby home.

Flametail 12-13-2010 05:03 PM

I most definitely will

Flametail 12-14-2010 03:29 AM

Well, she's gone...kinda sad but I know it's for the best.

Flametail 12-17-2010 09:47 PM

As I promised...






dguzzardo22 12-17-2010 11:06 PM

i like the rx8 but i am stil iffy about the rotary motor.

vsonix 12-18-2010 04:01 AM

nice RX8, I'd go for smoked tails PDQ if it was mine...
I do quite like Mazdas, I was giving serious thought to a 323f Astina before I went for the Compact, but at the end of the day I have the BMW bug bad and if I went Japanese I'd still be lusting after a Bimmer. Plus of course BMW parts and servicing are cheaper than jap stuff in the UK anyway. Great looking car though, if I was a collector I'd get myself a Mazdaspeed version in my garage fo sho.

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