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    New to the forum, been lurking for a while before I registered. I own a RX8...looking at getting a subie, rotory engines are no bien, don't get me wrong the idea of it is pretty cool 3 moving parts but Mazda has never figured out how to make it reliable and not so expensive to fix. So I'm going back to pistons...ahh reliablity. Anyways I just wanted to introduce myself and bash Mazda a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZACK777 View Post
    Welcome to the club
    I drove a auto RX-8.......slow.......
    9 thousand rpm always sounded fun though

    Welcome and whatever you buy make sure it is a wagon.
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    No wagon sedan it up!!!!!!!! Automatic trans anything is slow and boring!!!!!!! btw rotary= 0 tq
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    Damn right rotary- 0tq, and autos are ghey. They need help at mazda the engineering is very bad, I want an 04-05 sti like 06hawkman mentioned before me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06hawkman View Post
    No wagon sedan it up!!!!!!!! Automatic trans anything is slow and boring!!!!!!! btw rotary= 0 tq
    wagon ftmfw. not only is it alot mroe practical with all the extra trunk room, but it makes for a NASTY sleeper. Dont get me wrong, the sedan is sick, but the wagon... no one expects it to be fast till it flys by them. if you can, see if you cant get a new 07. Some dealers should still have them. Thats what i did, and i am so happy.

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    and you dont have to worry about warming the engine before shutting it down, doenst it flood if you do not do this?
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    Yeah alot of people flood their engines cause of this, mine didn't but I have a whole host of other problems with it. Foamy oil, water in taillights, spark plugs and ignition coils only last 30,000 miles (and that's with ALL rx8's cause mazda can't figure out the engine) not only that the plugs cost 130 for all 4 and the coils are 160 for all 4. Everything is way overpriced for this car, and Mazda service is horrid.

    So far I already like the Subie community, everyone who has one is like automatically cool with eachother.(almost, there are always exceptions). It's like a brotherhood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bose View Post
    Yeah alot of people flood their engines cause of this, mine didn't but I have a whole host of other problems with it. Foamy oil, water in taillights, spark plugs and ignition coils only last 30,000 miles (and that's with ALL rx8's cause mazda can't figure out the engine) not only that the plugs cost 130 for all 4 and the coils are 160 for all 4. Everything is way overpriced for this car, and Mazda service is horrid.
    Now i get why that engine never made it into the miata..
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    Quote Originally Posted by bose View Post
    Yeah alot of people flood their engines cause of this, mine didn't but I have a whole host of other problems with it. Foamy oil, water in taillights, spark plugs and ignition coils only last 30,000 miles (and that's with ALL rx8's cause mazda can't figure out the engine) not only that the plugs cost 130 for all 4 and the coils are 160 for all 4. Everything is way overpriced for this car, and Mazda service is horrid.
    I have read many negatives about the engine - your seems to the worst case I have seen. Not sure why Mazda insists on continually trying to perfect the less than perfect Wankel engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bose View Post

    So far I already like the Subie community, everyone who has one is like automatically cool with eachother.(almost, there are always exceptions). It's like a brotherhood.

    Thats becasue it is!
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