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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-14-2008, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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want to buy an RX-8

i know, i know. this has been beaten to death. but i'm going more and more frustrated by the day with my piece of shit acura civic and i DESPERATELY want a six speed, rear wheel drive car to bring back any semblance of joy to my daily commute. i've found some really good deals online, and feel that i can pay it off in 10-12 months if i continue to bust my ass at work. i've found an 06 with under 7k miles for around $18.6k. with my trade in value about $8k, and an interest rate about 4%, i think it'll be worth it to take on that small amount of debt for a short time, if nothing else, to make it worth getting out of bed every day (i REALLY love cars. it's not a hobby as much as an obsession). any thoughts? concerns? suggestions?
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Re: want to buy an RX-8

No concerns

How old are you?

Buy the RX-8 and ditch the HONDA civic
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Re: want to buy an RX-8

26 years old. and it's an RSX. but i hate it, so i call it a civic just to piss it off and remind it how much it sucks
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Re: want to buy an RX-8

I hate the RX8 personally, but I can see why some would like it. If I'm going to own a car that gets such crappy MPG, it better at least be fast in a straight line or be able to tow my boat....
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[quote author=fatabbot link=topic=105571.msg2150197#msg2150197 date=1205506904]
I hate the RX8 personally, but I can see why some would like it. If I'm going to own a car that gets such crappy MPG, it better at least be fast in a straight line or be able to tow my boat....
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fair enough. but of all the rear wheel drive/6speeds out there, this is the only one with good miles under $22k. i don't wanna break the bank but still get a newer car with low miles that fits my needs. there are other cars out there that i like better, of course, but not for the price. plus, i've driven a couple and really like how it drives. true, it's not the fastest, but it is fun. and when it boils down to it, that's all i'm asking for right now.
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[quote author=moser3002 link=topic=105571.msg2150204#msg2150204 date=1205507106]
[quote author=fatabbot link=topic=105571.msg2150197#msg2150197 date=1205506904]
I hate the RX8 personally, but I can see why some would like it. If I'm going to own a car that gets such crappy MPG, it better at least be fast in a straight line or be able to tow my boat....
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fair enough. but of all the rear wheel drive/6speeds out there, this is the only one with good miles under $22k. i don't wanna break the bank but still get a newer car with low miles that fits my needs. there are other cars out there that i like better, of course, but not for the price. plus, i've driven a couple and really like how it drives. true, it's not the fastest, but it is fun. and when it boils down to it, that's all i'm asking for right now.
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Yeah, that's just my opinion. I can see why some people like them, especially for how it handles.
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Re: want to buy an RX-8

where are you from? Have you checked out the rx8club.com fore sale section?


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[quote author=fatabbot link=topic=105571.msg2150244#msg2150244 date=1205508202]
[quote author=moser3002 link=topic=105571.msg2150204#msg2150204 date=1205507106]
[quote author=fatabbot link=topic=105571.msg2150197#msg2150197 date=1205506904]
I hate the RX8 personally, but I can see why some would like it. If I'm going to own a car that gets such crappy MPG, it better at least be fast in a straight line or be able to tow my boat....
[/quote]

fair enough. but of all the rear wheel drive/6speeds out there, this is the only one with good miles under $22k. i don't wanna break the bank but still get a newer car with low miles that fits my needs. there are other cars out there that i like better, of course, but not for the price. plus, i've driven a couple and really like how it drives. true, it's not the fastest, but it is fun. and when it boils down to it, that's all i'm asking for right now.
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Yeah, that's just my opinion. I can see why some people like them, especially for how it handles.
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i understand. i have the same feelings actually. but i keep coming back to the RX-8 when i do any type of web search for a new car. i can't deny it any more. it's the car i want, apparently.

and i'm from cincy. i should probably check out the RX-8 site. thanks!!
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Re: want to buy an RX-8

I'm not a huge fan of RX8s myself. If I were spending that money on RWD, six-speeds and shitty gas mileage, I'd get a Pontiac GTO.


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Re: want to buy an RX-8

there is a guy in the indryrx8 club that is selling his for 15k. it is in mint condition. It is listed on there. Check it out!

http://www.rx8club.com/showthread.php?t=137591


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