And you are smoking something my friend.
Anyone who has driven both, including many magazines and car shows, pick the RX8 over the 350Z. The little .50 sec faster 0-60mph does not make up for the rest of the car. We're talking about comfort, ride, cornering, style(subject to opinion), uniqueness, quality, space, safety, easy to drive hard, ALL for the PRICE you pay.
I like the 350Z, but I am tired of seeing them on every block because people get all creamy over the acceleration. It was designed by a damn American, yet its a Japanese car. The guy who was running Mazda when the RX8 was being designed use to raced cars for a living. His influence definitely shows in the RX8.
I bet 90% of the people who bash the car, have no clue about it besides the name and a quick search on the net. How many of you actually know who created the Rotary engine or when the first one was put into a car?
Like I've said in previous post, I am a car enthusiast, and I will defend the RX8 because I own one, and I test drove plenty of sports cars before I decided to purchase. I wasn't looking for a car that was going to smoke everyone in a straight line. If that were the case, I wouldn't have bought a 350Z either! I purchased this car because after seating in it after a while, I connected with it like no other.
But hey, all of you are entitled to your opinions...........
Originally Posted by Prodigy146
the 350z is the same price as the rx-8 and overall the 350z is better
I think this guy did a pretty good job on his RX8:
Originally Posted by xtremezx2
I'm just a rotorhead, I don't think the rx8 is that great of a car, I'd take my rx7 over it any day of the week. The kept it a good handling car, but they did sort of pussify the engine without having a forced induction version, but hey did a lot of great things with the design to make it more reliable.
Thats part of the reason why they didn't go FI. If they did, and wanted it to be very reliable, it would've pushed the price of the car way up.
This guy is from Puerto Rico and he is all about Rotory Engines. He has a 3 Rotor Custom Build: