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You know that's a Mazda, right?
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What do y'all JDM folks think about the new civic type r?
post #23448 of 26272
Better than a golf. Better equipped than earlier versions.
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Maybe in terms of mechanicals...but good lord, the styling (inside and out)
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I think it looks pretty good in white. Very aggressive. Haven't seen the interior.
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I'm somewhat shocked that you can get an RX8 for that little. That particular example needs a PPI (and a healthy appreciation of the maintenance requirements of a rotary), and those wheels have to go. Does he still have the OEM ones?

The RX8 has never been my favorite styling wise (it's no RX7 that's for sure) but its looks still do not look dated. I guess because it was always meant to be a bit futuristic? And it's a legit 4-seater, which is hard to find in a sports car
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Yeah I'll take the Focus RS over the Civic R. It's not new Prius territory but looks awful.
post #23453 of 26272
RX8 chassis stiffness is the bees knees, you can see it in the the transmission tunnel that bisects the middle of the car. Take care of the engine and redline it frequently and you're good.
post #23454 of 26272
Was on cars.com this morning and someone in Hicksville, NY is selling dat zhp for $2200 obo. Only 191k miles

http://m.cars.com/vehicledetail/#vdp?listingId=674194138
post #23455 of 26272
Can someone kindly explain the physics behind drivers constantly turning too tight on highway on-ramp curves such that they drive onto the inside shoulder?
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

I'm somewhat shocked that you can get an RX8 for that little. That particular example needs a PPI (and a healthy appreciation of the maintenance requirements of a rotary), and those wheels have to go. Does he still have the OEM ones?

The RX8 has never been my favorite styling wise (it's no RX7 that's for sure) but its looks still do not look dated. I guess because it was always meant to be a bit futuristic? And it's a legit 4-seater, which is hard to find in a sports car

 

Yeah, the prices of them are a lot lower than I expected to be honest. Style+ Four seater are pros. Not a convertible+expensive maintenance+absolutely filthy mileage are cons. Part of the miata appeal for me was the ease of working on them. If the guys I met the other day were open to doing car plus 1k and letting me take off some of the accessories, I'd consider doing it. That top and rust are pretty big issues.

 

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I think it does look good.  I was actually gonna edit my comment to say as much.  What year was it, like an 05 or 06?  Thats not bad for a 10 yo car.

 

Much better than the miata.

 

But I'd take the miata and slam a blown LS engine in it.  :nodding: (along with a new rear end and some other components)

 

edit:  i see its an 07 with 160k.  Not knowing how long rotaries last I'd still say you are good.  (for at least another 40-50k) Guy put a lot of miles on it in those 9-10 years so hopefully he kept up maintenance.  Also that bike is killer.  No way I'd trade a miata for that and $500

 

Heh, thanks.

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My rust estimate:

 

 

 

The other side is probably similar. This isn't a deal breaker, but it's typical and you need to know what you'll be getting into. 

 

Sorry I didn't respond to this earlier. How much would something like that cost to have fixed? The other side looked good, no bubbling etc. They said they had the car in storage for a winter and it turned out that there was a leak/drip from something onto that spot on the wheel well area which caused the rust.

post #23458 of 26272
At least 1k for that. More done right. Chasing rust around a car can be exhausting, and $$$$.

Still looking at a rusty Miata over an Rx8?

RTC, you have failed this city. plain.gif
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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post

At least 1k for that. More done right. Chasing rust around a car can be exhausting, and $$$$.

Still looking at a rusty Miata over an Rx8?

RTC, you have failed this city. plain.gif

Was looking at options. The guy with the RX8 traded it in and the miata sold.

So the saga continues lol.
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Sorry I didn't respond to this earlier. How much would something like that cost to have fixed? The other side looked good, no bubbling etc. They said they had the car in storage for a winter and it turned out that there was a leak/drip from something onto that spot on the wheel well area which caused the rust.

 

Not sure on pricing, but Thrift's estimate of starting at $1K sounds right. I'm in a different country than you, but my wife had a recent repair on her metallic car from a rock and it was $750 Canadian to fix the dent and respray two doors, including clear. Metallic is brutal to spot paint. In this case with the now sold black Miata, black is a tough colour because it shows flaws in bodywork.

 

Often when it comes to rust, shops just charge by the hour unless they know ahead of time exactly what they are getting into. With that case, as I mentioned, if it included the door jam it could easily add another several hours of labour. 

 

fwiw, it took me a very long day to fit and weld on two rear flares on a car. Bodywork was after that. I'm no pro, but layout, cutting, fitting, welding, grinding, sanding, filling, sanding, filling, sanding, sanding some more, priming, sanding, spot filling, sanding, sealing, sanding, priming, colour coats, clear, polish..... all takes a lot of time. At $40/hr in Boston (quick google look), which is cheap by my standards, that's still a chunk of money. 

 

The alternative is a quick hack and weld or a pint of POR15, 1/4" of filler and a rattle can paint job. Much cheaper. lol!

 

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