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Old 04-16-2007, 01:55 PM   #1
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Ok, I'm now 16 and I will be getting my license in 5 months.

I really like the Lexus IS300, it's one of my favorite cars.
But I also really like the Mazda RX-8.


My question is what is faster?

I never rode in a is300 but my friend just got the rx-8 and it's pretty quick.

What do you think would be the better choice.

Also, I don't think this is going to be my first car, I have to save a lot of money lol.


And don't flame saying I don't need either since I'm a kid, I'm saving with my own money and my parents might help me out a little but I'm earning it.
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you do not want a car like that for a first car

your first car you want an old banger which will be cheap to insure and run

trust me ive found that out the hard, expensive, and extremely long working hours way...


you do not want to be considering that type of car til you are at least 22/23, if not for a while longer..


trust me on this one.. i bought a flash car out of my own money for my first car, all it did was cost me a huge amount to insure, and screw me out of a few grand.. you dont want that level of car for a long time yet.. just get an old banger, and run it into the ground...
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You have a long time to save there bud.
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For your first car, find a nice little early 2000 civic or 4runner.
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Yea I know not for my first car, but what about later on.

I'm asking which is better out of the two.
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Old 04-16-2007, 02:22 PM   #6
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Lexus imo.
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You won't be getting one of those kinds of cars until you're like 25-30 at least.

To tell you the truth, I don't like either car.
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Old 04-16-2007, 03:08 PM   #8
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Vauxhall Nova (still standard fayre round Grantham way)

Perodua Nippa

Rover Cityrover

Toyota Yaris


All of the above are cheap crud, should get you started.
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He'll have a hard time finding a couple of those Stateside I imagine.

Don't know much about the IS300, but I know the RX-8 is a pretty capable car stock with only nicer tires. Yeah, just grab a cheapie. I got a Focus hatch and I absolutely love every minute of driving it (unless in backed up traffic )
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Lexus no doubt.
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there will be new cars by then!
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I'd say a lexus but thats just me
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Ohh, didnt read the question..The is300 will tear any car up, especially the rx-8..
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personally id go for the rx-8, but just cause im in love with that engine.......
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There's a guy at my local autocross that tears it up in a stock RX-8 with Falken Azenis RT-615 tires (grippiest street tire you can get, ever). He's way up among the fastest cars, usually up around or above the S2000's and WRX STi's on race tires. The Wankel is amazing.
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The Wankel is amazing.
It's not the Wankel rotary anymore, it's the new generation Renesis rotary.

The Wankel rotary was in the RX-7, it was pure junk.

The Renesis is much better.
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Haha "Wankel"

That made me laugh, haha.....
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Well I was just using Wankel as a general term for rotary style engine, but I didn't know they had a new style in the 8. I thought it was just updated a little.
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I heard the rx-8 engine sucks, and that it DYNOS in at a measily 140hp..So yeah.
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Actually I think it's like 240 hp with like 160 lb/ft torque.....thats one disadvantage of the rotary, low on torque. That just means that you have to rev it to redline..

Edit: Just found it is 232 hp, 159 lb/ft torque....I was close.
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