don't know what I'd go for mate but I was in an RX-8 (232bhp) the other day as my mate runs a Mazda garage:
Nice looking,sound of engine fantastic although I thought it would have been quicker, nice inside with some neat touches.
Downside having to carry a bottle of oil around all the time as the thing guzzles the stuff although not quite as much as it guzzles fuel(15mpg), I think the serveice intervals are something like every 6K, not too sure about the suicide doors.
You probably know most of this anyway but hope it helps.
Defintely 350Z; rarer than Mazda. The RX-8 is quite common @Lincoln for a sports car(sadly far too many locals buy something called a Rover, even that ridiculous Cityrover). RX-8 Running costs would put me off; silly service intervals, oil consumption etc.
I was one of the first RX8 owners but if I was going to buy a similar car again I'd go for the 350Z. I've had a test drive but it didn't really turn me on at the time, mainly the cheap plastics but the sound didn't really excite as much as I thought it would and not as good as the R32.
When the 350z roadster comes out I might go for that to reduce the the outlay of the Porsche.
RX8 isnt all that, its doing well thanks to its doors, engine and styling - its not a real sports car as such, the 350Z with a 3.5 v6 powering the rear wheels - yes please. Shame the interior is so cack or there would be one on my driveway.
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