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This is a discussion on 2005 WRX vs. 2005 RX-8 within the Comparison: WRX vs World forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by wrxhunter It has no chance against a stock wrx... i ran against my buddy and i had ...

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    Registered User Griswold's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxhunter
    It has no chance against a stock wrx... i ran against my buddy and i had 3-4 lengths on him at 110 KM...

    Its a nice car and handles well but i would get a G35c or a 350z over it anyday
    Different cars, I guess. Having the most horsepower isn't the most important thing to me. Personally, I enjoy "momentum" cars when I'm on the track. I like having to keep the RPM's up and maintain speed through the corners to be fast down the straight, etc...

    I dunno, the RX8 just kind of spoke to me when I drove it. The 350z / G35 are very nice cars, but they seem a little porky to me. I can sense their bulk. They do have a sweet motor, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowcat
    RX8 is apparently a "hot" car: http://www.rx8club.com/showthread.php?t=47717

    OMG TEH BRITNEY mObIle si Teh on FyrE!


    I'm really starting to dig the looks of those cars, but .. . the powers just not there.

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    I wouldn't lump the RX-8 in the same category as the WRX. Base price is around a WRX, but with any options at all it's closer to STi territory. I have yet to hear of any engine mods for the RX-8, so he'd be stuck with a torqueless engine and great handling. I would think that a 16 year old would be more impressed with horsepower and accelleration than handling; I know I was, and I still am to this day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowcat
    RX8 is apparently a "hot" car: http://www.rx8club.com/showthread.php?t=47717



    There you go.....

    Zoom Zoom BBOOMM !!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bone138
    I wouldn't lump the RX-8 in the same category as the WRX. Base price is around a WRX, but with any options at all it's closer to STi territory. I have yet to hear of any engine mods for the RX-8, so he'd be stuck with a torqueless engine and great handling. I would think that a 16 year old would be more impressed with horsepower and accelleration than handling; I know I was, and I still am to this day.
    I've heard tell on the rx8 forums of people getting 04's for 2k under invoice... That's more what those rides should be priced at. If the RX8 manual tranny version was about 21k then that would be the right price for the power, build, and handling.

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    My friend has an RX-8 and I can say while it may not be the fastest thing on the road its a blast to drive. It looks fantastic and the interior is very nice. If I would have had the money I would have considered it over my SRT-4.
    2004 Dodge SRT-4

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    I know a guy who has a RX-8 and an 05 Subaru Legacy GT. Both have their advantages, but the RX-8 is more expensive to maintain and I am addicted to the torque of my GT. I like the styling of the RX-8 but have not driven one.
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