Originally Posted by Say Chi Sin Lo
Where's the fun if the car isn't a little crazy, and tries to kill you if you're not paying attention.
Back to the RX-8, when you're not really going anywhere (in the realm of high-performance car), 16MPG is a tough pill to swallow.
True - the people who seemed to get the most out of it either lived near really twisty terrain, tracked it fairly regularly or had really short commutes :P. As fun as the car is to toss around in corners, there's not a lot of opportunity to do that safely in the city or suburbs.
Still, they're easier to find than FC's or FD's in comparable shape, and so long as they're taken care of properly (I've seen so many people b!itch about the car failing when they can't take thirty damn minutes to do some research, much less the five to add more oil) they're surprisingly sturdy. The only models I'd watch out for would be the autos from the first generation, and even those issues were rectified later.