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Old 02-14-2005, 10:55 PM   #1
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Anyone know the 0-60 for the automatic Rx8?

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Old 02-14-2005, 11:55 PM   #2
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Do a google search..
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Old 02-14-2005, 11:58 PM   #3
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Ive done like 8 but can only find the time for the 6 speed manual.

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Old 02-15-2005, 12:25 AM   #4
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Ive done like 8 but can only find the time for the 6 speed manual.

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All it takes is google
http://autos.yahoo.com/newcars/mazda...t =1&show=atl
(9.5)

Besides, the rx-8 is a sports car, why would you want an auto?

(Further info)
http://rotarynews.com/?q=node/view/193
http://www.rx8club.com/showthread.php?threadid=8277
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Old 02-15-2005, 02:11 AM   #5
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9.5 seconds to 60?
Ouch. Just about every other car Mazda makes will beat that. What were they thinking?

Mazda 6s
8.1 seconds

Mazda 3s
8.0 seconds

Mazda MX-5 Miata LS
8.0 seconds

Are you sure that is the correct time? Even a 190hp VW Passat beats that time....
VW Passat
9.2 seconds

Other cars with an RX-8 tying 0-60 time:
Chrysler Pacifica AWD - yes, it hangs with a mommy mobile
Ford Escape Hybrid - A hybrid! <shakes head in dismay>
Kia Sorento EX - Beat by a Kia. ...and an SUV Kia to boot.
Saturn VUE AWD redline - An SUV Saturn... sad day for Mazda

Again, are you sure about that being accurate? Something just seems so wrong about that...
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Old 02-15-2005, 02:18 AM   #6
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i really wouldn't doubt that at all
those cars are slow, and the aftermarket for the renesis is very very slowly growing.
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Old 02-15-2005, 02:41 AM   #7
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Damn that is slow as shit...
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Old 02-15-2005, 02:57 AM   #8
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maybe the guy who posted that is full of it. I have found anywhere from 7.2-9.5 on various forums but no place that is reliable, and that is what I was hoping to get here, but I have read way more 7.2-7.5 than compared to that one at 9.5
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Old 02-15-2005, 03:30 AM   #9
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the automatics gearing sucks...alot. That and the rear diff gear is a smaller ratio so it gets a higher top speed but acclereates slower. still worse the auto shifts before it can reach peak HP. So that is three strikes against the auto 8. The 6 spd is like 3 or 4 seconds faster 0 - 60, driver pending. did u buy an auto rx8? sigh....
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the automatics gearing sucks...alot. That and the rear diff gear is a smaller ratio so it gets a higher top speed but acclereates slower. still worse the auto shifts before it can reach peak HP. So that is three strikes against the auto 8. The 6 spd is like 3 or 4 seconds faster 0 - 60, driver pending. did u buy an auto rx8? sigh....

no I didn't get one but I was considering one. I'd prefer manual but my parents aren't into that. They say I have to get an auto in whatever I buy. Also has to have 4 seats and my price limit its around 30,000. Any suggestions assuming I have to get auto?
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no I didn't get one but I was considering one. I'd prefer manual but my parents aren't into that. They say I have to get an auto in whatever I buy. Also has to have 4 seats and my price limit its around 30,000. Any suggestions assuming I have to get auto?

what the hell do they have against a manual? get the 6 and tell them its auto??? If you have no choice, you might be disappointed in the 8 as an auto.
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$30k puts you in the price range of some nice cars. Forget the RX8.

Try an Infiniti G35, Cadillac CTS, or BMW 3 series... They all start around 30G and come with respectable performing automatics.
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one, the rx8 is a nice car...was a 6spd

two, get the G35!!!!
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Old 02-15-2005, 03:56 AM   #14
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my mom cant drive one so thats what she has against em but I'm gonna try and teach her and maybe persuade her. I've had several people recomend a g35 to me, but the closest infiniti dealership is an hour away. Not only that, its 34 or so with options, so a little outta my range, but an 04 might be nice . . .

what about a wrx?
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Old 02-15-2005, 03:58 AM   #15
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just teach her! really isnt that hard. my mom drives 5 spd and WANTED me to get a manual. not that im rotary biased but get the 6spd 8 if you can. with the manual, youll like it.

Ah the aftermarket for it is growing DAMN quick for true quality parts that you would want to buy.
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