I've learned after hanging around the RX-8 forums to forget about the RX-7 and not compare it to the RX-8, they are very very different cars and it's not fair to either of them to compare. The RX-8 is much more about creature comforts and practicality, and the exterior design is rather beautiful.Originally posted by C9A1L1L
I take it that you are a bunch of magazine test drivers, because you seem to be talking from an overly biased point of view. I have test driven an RX-8 and the RX-7 can't compare to its refinery... If the RX-8 was a Turbo charged production car, it would wipe ass of all cars in its class, being the 350Z, G45s (and cross over to take out an STI in the mean time) and what ever else you throw at it. And NO it is not aimed soley at RX-7 owners because there is a new RX-7 coming out within the 2004-2006 introduction periods. The RX-8 DID NOT replace the RX-7, it is simply an attempt to bring the rotary engine back into play, then to land a series of RX cars. It is one of the nicest cars you can get with a functional back seat at $26/27K FULLY LOADED can't beat that. Just let things roll, we will see how things pan out, don't be too scared to have an open mind, it wont kill you. Never know, might help you live longer...
Fully loaded they are about 32K (without Nav I believe), most of them that are coming to the dealers that I have seen are above 30K and have the grand touring package which is a 4k add-on. If you can find the 27k models a lot of them will end up being the AT version which has 210hp, I drove it, it's a dog. I will be driving the AT tomorrow if I can make time in my schedule, maybe if I like it I can talk my girlfriend into trading her altima in for one