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Old 08-12-2003, 02:13 PM   #1
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rx8 or 2002 325ci

i have a 325ci with everything on it stock its got wood trim and the sport package and black i like it pretty well but i am really wanting more hp of my car and i just looked at the new rx8s and they are sharp with the groundeffects mazda put on it i would like to know what u all think about this car and what would u do and why???
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Old 08-12-2003, 02:20 PM   #3
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325ci, IMO i dont like the looks of the rx8, rx7 is so much sexier
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Old 08-12-2003, 02:22 PM   #4
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I would go with the RX8, ex and interior look great 231 HP pimp doors and a great price.
And the apperance packige looks great to, even tho i love BMW's i would take an RX8 over a 325 but to each there own.
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The RX8 is a great car for the price, but it is again, a mazda. IMHO I would rather the added security, reliability, craftsmanship, and safety of a BMW over the mazda. Even though it's a great car and mazda's have come a long way, I just like the BMW over it. I don't care about performance (well I do but not in this sense), the BMW just has the class, looks, build quality, safety, and much much more over the RX8. IMHO nothing will ever top the RX7, just too sexy of a car!
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wtf has world come to. Everything is the price of bmw's now
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hey.......rx-8 is ugly but i have seen it hooked up in pictures and it looks absolutely insane
i would go with the rx-8 and make it look like that pic
plus its fast
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I don't like the rotary engine but I do like the 9k redline so I don't know I wouldn't pick either.
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Old 08-12-2003, 03:04 PM   #9
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The RX8 is AWESOME in person, pictures don't capture it's stylish depth.
You do have to see it in person to get what the designer was after.
The interior is light years ahead in design to BMW's 3 series.
As far as realiability, in my view Mazda is no more of less reliable than BMW.
But in terms of materials used, BMW uses some very nice interior parts.
BMW is not quite up to Audi standards in terms of materials used but BMW is still a bit ahead of Mazda. However, the interior style of the RX8 is plenty gorgeous.

I agree the RX7 was classic sports car shape and it still looks awesome.
The RX8 is a different idea and I applaud Mazda for giving it a shot. It's NOT supposed to be the RX7 replacement, it's a new model. In fact, Mazda is still considering an update for the RX7.

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I would go RX-8 vs a 325i. Rotaries have a coolness factor to them (for me). Yes, the RX-7 blew a lot of engines, but these Renesis powerplants are supposed to be a lot more reliable (according for Mazda). But we won't know that until a couple of miles are put on them to make a case one way or the other. I'm waiting a year before I consider a RX-8, just to make sure the engine is mechanically sound. Even if it isn't it is covered under warranty. You might wait cause there are rumors of Forced Induction systems from Mazda Speed for em. As well as an RX-7 if the RX-8 does well.

I really like the look of the RX-8 but I like my e46's looks more.
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