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    WRX vs. RX8

    Last night I was coming home from watching Starsky and Hutch and I saw what I thought was a Mazda 3. So I pulled up behind him at the light...so that if he turned right I could too. I sure wish I would have pulled up beside him. When the light turned Green I wasn't sure if he was going to punch so I let him have 2 car lengths on me before I was sure it was a race. About half way through the intersection I changed lanes so I could pass him on the left side. Around 40 I was at the left side of his bumper and pulling pretty well. At 65 I was a little closer to his door....then I braked hard. The lanes were merging together and I didn't want to cause this guy to have a wreck so I let him go....even though I had the write away. I was shocked as hell when I was pulling on him and realized it was an RX-8. I got so excited. Anway he kept going as fast as he could even after I braked. It was a good race.

    I am stock and I am pretty sure he was too.

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    Get an up-pipe and turboback. Then you will think those cars are as silly as I do.

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    An Rx-8 is a silly car, looks VERY nice but no power to back it up.

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    If those cars had power... But they don't. And, they're over-priced. They're roughly the same price as a 350Z. I just think they are horribly overpriced for what they are. They should be 20-25k, not 25k-32k!!! The RX-8 is one of if not the best-looking car on the road these days...

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    The cars handle great and the high revving engine is fun, but in the acceleration department they are lacking against most cars in it's class.

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    a wrx stock can woop a rx8 stock any time if u now how 2 drive

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    the common perception on the new rx-8's are they have great styling, but are alittle underpowered for what you pay.....plus mazda rated the hp too high at the start i think, and a bunch of owners got upset. its lacking that extra punch that the 350z has

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    yeah, mazda rated it at 247 then dropped it to 238. and theyre actually willing to buy back the cars sold or give $500 in free maintenece, gas, etc. i think mazda overrated the miata way back also. i just know its not the first time its happened. but with a little less weight an less drivetrain loss a manual should pull a bit on the stock wrx. (the autos only make 197hp) incredibly lame.

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