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Old 01-17-2009, 01:44 PM
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mazda rx8 or honda civic si

So guys, I currently have a honda civic si 2007, and my friend has a mazda rx8 2005 that he is selling. The resale value on the Si is more so I could trade him and have the mazda. I trust him alot and he is a good friend, so I am not worried about getting ripped off. I am not sure though If I would rather have the mazda, it's not much faster at all and the reliability is worse than the honda. My honda has 30k miles and his rx8 has 67k, but a refurbished engine so really much less maybe 7k. I have time to decide just I am not sure what I would do.. :/
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Old 01-17-2009, 01:52 PM
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even if the engine would have been substituted, it isn't that it was the onÚly part that have sustained the whole miles did by the car.
also the Civic is tremendously cheaper to run, and it's good rule to not sell your car to a friend, because you never know if something is going to go bad, and the friend could say it was your fault or that you should have warn him and so on.
if you aren't that sure right now, stick with the Civic, I would consider the trade only if I was looking for an RX-8 even before the friend decided to sell his.
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Old 01-17-2009, 01:57 PM
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I would go for the RX-8 normally. But since it's a friend I wouldn't. Never trade cars with a friend, since it's a good way to lose friends. Besides, if you're happy with your car (and from your posts you do seem pretty happy) why risk it?
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Old 01-17-2009, 02:07 PM
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In normal conditions I'd go for the RX-8, it's much more of a drivers car than the Civic. But wwgkd's post makes so much sense.
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Old 01-17-2009, 02:15 PM
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I would keep the Civic, but only because I don't trust a 67k RX8 with a refurbished engine... other than that I would trade it in a heartbeat.

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Old 01-17-2009, 02:27 PM
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yeah, he told me it would be a lot more maintinence cost than my civic and its harder to deal with. I know that the civic is really reliable and such though, but i do love the rx8s looks and its a bit faster and drives diff. I just don't know if I want to have to deal with maint. and also deal with. I agree though I don't want to be mad at my friend at all..
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Old 01-17-2009, 04:05 PM
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definitely dont trade. the rx8 is certainly the better car, but its not so much better as to warrant an additional 30,000 miles and the loss of value between the two in addition to the aforementioned issues with trading cars with a buddy.

if you were trading for a corvette or a 350z or something like that, id say go for it, but not for an rx-8, your not getting much more car.
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Old 01-17-2009, 04:20 PM
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The 350Z is that much better than a Rex in your eyes rj?
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Old 01-17-2009, 04:23 PM
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The 350Z is that much better than a Rex in your eyes rj?
Faster maybe.
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The 350Z is that much better than a Rex in your eyes rj?
IMO it is, it has pistons and handles very well just like the RX8. It lacks space and can only seat two, but it's definitely a more powerful, faster car. If I had to chose I'd be the Z, 99% of the time is just me in the car.
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IMO it is, it has pistons and handles very well just like the RX8. It lacks space and can only seat two, but it's definitely a more powerful, faster car. If I had to chose I'd be the Z, 99% of the time is just me in the car.
I don't care how fast they are; they can't outrun ugly. G35 > RX8 > cold poo > 350Z
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I don't care how fast they are; they can't outrun ugly. G35 > RX8 > cold poo > 350Z
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Old 01-17-2009, 05:51 PM
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I don't care how fast they are; they can't outrun ugly. G35 > RX8 > cold poo > 350Z
That's just your opinion though

I don't think it's a bad-looking car at all



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I dont think Zs are bad looking either though, the new ones are pretty dang good lookin, but the rx8s are mad style.
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IMO it is, it has pistons and handles very well just like the RX8. It lacks space and can only seat two, but it's definitely a more powerful, faster car. If I had to chose I'd be the Z, 99% of the time is just me in the car.
The RX8 would definitely benefit from some turbos
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