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Do you see many RX8's?

Post by Dove66 » Wed May 10, 2017 7:49 pm

Today I drove 452 miles in a diesel Fiesta from Northampton to Newcastle & back & saw a total of 0 RX8's. I also drive to various other store locations for the company I work for and never see more than 2.
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Re: Do you see many RX8's?

Post by jondkent » Wed May 10, 2017 8:09 pm

Never see that many around me. Maybe 2 or 3 a month tops. Saw more Scoobies when I had one of those, but I've noticed those numbers dropping as well.

Still, it's nice to have an usual car.

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Re: Do you see many RX8's?

Post by Davemitch » Wed May 10, 2017 8:56 pm

There's a silver 1 lives on the same street as me, give him a :thumleft: when I see him, but other than that I hardly ever see any!
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Re: Do you see many RX8's?

Post by Dazza44 » Wed May 10, 2017 9:12 pm

I live in stamford only ever seen a silver s1 a couple times driven by a grumpy looking chap

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Re: Do you see many RX8's?

Post by warpc0il » Wed May 10, 2017 9:14 pm

I normally see a least one (not the same one) whenever I'm out driving any other car - and I have to resist waving.

When I'm out in mine I hardly ever see another.

Must be something to do with approaching the speed of light [-X ;) :D
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Do you see many RX8's?

Post by GreySilver Beast » Wed May 10, 2017 9:52 pm

I rarely see them on the road now and can go for weeks until I see another RX-8 :!:

When they were New I used to see them all the time :P
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Re: Do you see many RX8's?

Post by GraemeC » Wed May 10, 2017 10:29 pm

Hardly ever see any, saw a grey one heading out of Mcr a couple of weeks ago (I was in my GL) and spoke to the driver whilst queued in traffic (two lanes) - told him about the club and forum, I wonder if he's ever been on the site...

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Re: Do you see many RX8's?

Post by Davred » Wed May 10, 2017 10:50 pm

Seem to be loads around Warwickshire. Must see a couple of different ones every day and I'm out and about the County every day.
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Re: Do you see many RX8's?

Post by Goobie » Wed May 10, 2017 11:07 pm

Saw two within minutes apart today, usually never spot any.

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Re: Do you see many RX8's?

Post by Azimuth » Wed May 10, 2017 11:19 pm

Surprisingly there are a few near me. At least 4 I see regularly, and then a random one every other day. But it is still unusual enough that my car has been photographed at least twice by kids.

Although there are some decent roads in Somerset that can definitely enhance the fun of owning one.

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Re: Do you see many RX8's?

Post by Big-Al » Thu May 11, 2017 12:58 am

Once a week if I'm lucky but never the same one! Tell me more about these decent roads in Somerset...(moving there next week and looking to keep the car fit :race: )
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Re: Do you see many RX8's?

Post by 13Black » Thu May 11, 2017 1:30 am

Surprisingly I do, on a little road trip to do a few mobile reflashes and compression tests out in my Clio I saw 2 within about 10 minutes. Seen a few around Loughborough and Leicester, one the other day parked in Aldi (might have swung the car around and had a chat with the owner/left a card).

Azimuth funny you say that, some random guy on the street gave me a thumbs up a while back and the other week while 'quickly' cleaning the inside of my car, I manage to acquire about 6 random kids up my street and my niece who started to poke themselves out of the sun roof and flick about every switch inside haha. Ended up with them asking me (and then their parents) if I could drive them up and down the street a few times, which cost me about £10 in fuel no doubt.
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Re: Do you see many RX8's?

Post by Azimuth » Thu May 11, 2017 1:48 am

Big-Al wrote:Once a week if I'm lucky but never the same one! Tell me more about these decent roads in Somerset...(moving there next week and looking to keep the car fit :race: )
Cool! I hope your move goes well.

There are a few good ones. The road between Cheddar and the A37 is amazing. Going southeast out of Bridgwater there are also a couple of really great rollercoaster roads!

Always worth keeping track of the police cameras though. After all their static ones ended up suffering tragic fire related ....."accidents"... they mainly rely on mobile cameras. 'Waze', the community mapping app keeps you abreast of where they are though, always worth having on if you are going for a spirited drive.
13Black wrote: I manage to acquire about 6 random kids up my street and my niece who started to poke themselves out of the sun roof and flick about every switch inside haha.
Haha, yep! Kids do seem to love the car. Kids of all ages. :)
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Re: Do you see many RX8's?

Post by DrewPz » Thu May 11, 2017 8:00 am

i see quite a few around me in north wales on a weekend and there is a few near work too actually, dont tend to see many between the two lpaces but then i travel purposely at 4am so i dont see many of anything :lol:
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Re: Do you see many RX8's?

Post by untakenname » Thu May 11, 2017 8:08 am

Saw a grey 53 plate today as I was going to the station in S/E London, thought it was strange that it was running 16" wheels.
There's a red 55 reg parked next to me on an 18% incline, think the owner has had it since new, feel sorry for the car as its parked up on the street facing upthe hill so the first minute of its journey must really stress it before its even got upto temperature.

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Re: Do you see many RX8's?

Post by ZiggyB1 » Thu May 11, 2017 8:25 am

I used to see two in the morning when travelling to work from Buckingham to Aylesbury in the morning but haven't seen them for ages. I don't see as many random ones as I used to either. It's no surprise the number that are being scrapped!

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Re: Do you see many RX8's?

Post by stewartm » Thu May 11, 2017 9:15 am

I find I see none for months, and then exactly 1000 within 24 hours. Maybe the distribution is controlled by the same algorithm that drives cars being spawned in GTA. :-k

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Re: Do you see many RX8's?

Post by mzivtins » Thu May 11, 2017 9:23 am

They must be rare, when i drive to RR (couple of hours) i see none, then as i'm within 10 miles of RR i always expect to see a few as its a bit of a mecca for 8's and 7's yet ive never seen one being driving about! Rare indeed!

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Re: Do you see many RX8's?

Post by tmk » Thu May 11, 2017 10:20 am

I see them all the time (if I drive somewhere), so they're not rare per se in Tokyo. That said, I probably see 10 BRZ/86s or 5 GTRs per 8 so rarity is relative.


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Re: Do you see many RX8's?

Post by Nerdstrike » Thu May 11, 2017 10:39 am

I see three or four trundling around Cambridge fairly frequently. I half expect them to be towing fuel bowsers, what with the horrendous traffic around the roadworks going on.

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Re: Do you see many RX8's?

Post by ChrisHolmes » Thu May 11, 2017 10:43 am

Ditto, rarely see another when I am in the RX8.
warpc0il wrote:I normally see a least one (not the same one) whenever I'm out driving any other car - and I have to resist waving.

When I'm out in mine I hardly ever see another.

Must be something to do with approaching the speed of light [-X ;) :D
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Re: Do you see many RX8's?

Post by SteveTroman » Thu May 11, 2017 12:02 pm

I may see 1 a month here in N.I unless I visit a specialist then they be 10+ wanting attension. Come 9th July I expect to see 60+.

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Post by dilbert » Thu May 11, 2017 12:38 pm

Drove 1400 km from Dordrecht to Linköping on 18th April and didn't see a single RX8 and still haven't since I've been here!

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Re: Do you see many RX8's?

Post by 722Adam » Thu May 11, 2017 12:58 pm

I often see (the same) one on the way through Crewe to work in the morning, grey S1. I don't commute in mine though so I don't wave. Have seen a couple of others locally, don't often see them further afield.

I see Alex's car a lot, but we work at the same place so that's a given; besides, with a rear wing that big it's kinda hard to miss :lol:
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