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#981299 - 27th Jun 2009 6:15pm Johnny Alan: Mazda RX8 ***
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was looking at getting the same as what stuy had a while ago a s2000 but insurance was still expensive so I opted for this, I know people have different opinions about their reliability but I am willing to give it ago, collect it in 2 weeks.
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#981300 - 27th Jun 2009 6:20pm Re: Johnny Alan: Mazda RX8 [Re: Johnny Alan]
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Very smart, I like it.

I take it you like blue?? lol

Hope it doesn't sound anything like the one that was down the rock the other night, it sounded like a scooter.

Whats happening with the MG?
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#981301 - 27th Jun 2009 6:24pm Re: Johnny Alan: Mazda RX8 [Re: BMW Joe]
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Haha Rhys lad I knew you would'nt be able to hold it in for long!

Btw Joe, that's the sound of the wankel engine, sounds like its screaming, cos it has a 9000rpm redline - rotary engine, no pistons in sight fella. Dunno if this one will sound so bad, isnt it the 7500 model?

Just as your TF is running sweet as a dream after all the arsing about you went through with the garage, you feel like a change lol!

grin

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#981302 - 27th Jun 2009 6:39pm Re: Johnny Alan: Mazda RX8 [Re: MattLFC]
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Nice liking it
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#981303 - 27th Jun 2009 6:52pm Re: Johnny Alan: Mazda RX8 [Re: spinking]
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they all rev to 9500 but a alarm when to change comes in at 9000. just hope its reliable, traded the mg in got £3100 for it a £2900 loss in a year lol, hate to see what I would get at the end of the summer.
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#981304 - 27th Jun 2009 6:54pm Re: Johnny Alan: Mazda RX8 [Re: Johnny Alan]
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So, are you going to make the jump from XPower to MazdaSpeed lash?

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#981305 - 27th Jun 2009 7:04pm Re: Johnny Alan: Mazda RX8 [Re: MattLFC]
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oh yes lol grin
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#981306 - 27th Jun 2009 7:08pm Re: Johnny Alan: Mazda RX8 [Re: Johnny Alan]
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Yeahhhhh dude, hope you finish it this time haha, when you buy the stuff, fit it tease

The TF would have looked mint with all the XPower gear you were buying!! frown

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#981307 - 11th Jul 2009 6:15pm Re: Johnny Alan: Mazda RX8 [Re: MattLFC]
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Having now been in this, I can see why you got it mate, interior is extremely high quality compared to the TF, it wernt bad in itself, but I agree that this is far more refined and comfortable whereas the TF was more performance orientated and a much lower priced car when brand new... still not sure if its faster than the TF, but it don't feel much, if anything, slower than it!!

Rear seats, a lot more practical!!

Your like a kid at Christmas haha! laugh

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#981308 - 11th Jul 2009 8:12pm Re: Johnny Alan: Mazda RX8 [Re: MattLFC]
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Nice yes Love the colour grin
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#981309 - 11th Jul 2009 8:27pm Re: Johnny Alan: Mazda RX8 [Re: Johnny Alan]
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Very clean.
Cool colour.
9500 RPM sheesh ! wish mine could rev up there

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#981310 - 11th Jul 2009 8:53pm Re: Johnny Alan: Mazda RX8 [Re: camaroz]
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Looks well matey grin

Never heard much bad about the motors in the 8s - maybe the lack of the turbo helps - cant be any worse than the MG though frown
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#981311 - 15th Jul 2009 11:33pm Re: Johnny Alan: Mazda RX8 [Re: StuyMac]
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don't be fooled into thinking the rotary's are unreliable. things only go wrong when you cut corners.
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#981312 - 16th Jul 2009 12:18am Re: Johnny Alan: Mazda RX8 [Re: turbo_stu]
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Jeepers, where do you come from stu, long time no show !!!

Sorry to off topic rhyce, im sure you wont mind wink

lovely car btw, my mum had one, the only thing i didnt like about it was where to put my right arm when driving it, couldn't find a nice resting place.


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#981313 - 16th Jul 2009 2:30pm Re: Johnny Alan: Mazda RX8 [Re: StuyMac]
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Never heard much bad about the motors in the 8s - maybe the lack of the turbo helps - cant be any worse than the MG though frown


Yep, look after it, keep up to date on its services and theres no reason it will ever be unreliable.

At least you dont have to worry about the headgasket.
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