Originally Posted by AWNOW
You don't see a lot of RX8's because they are terribly underpowered and the engineers fell well short of what they were aiming for. Hell, they were even allowing customers to return the cars they were so bad.
They're underpowered in accel yes, but they still go faster through the corner than majority of cars in their divisions and easily lead in those classes. Turbocharging offers more power in the 300-400 whp range. Again, only those who want drag cars complain of the lack of torque. It's a car for people who love track based cars and not going in a straight line for 10 seconds.
As for the returns I'd have to say that's quite opinionated. The only issue has to do with the engine which comes down to maintenance and being a car enthusiastic to know what you're doing on them. It's not a DD car for the typical consumer who doesn't know a thing about rotary engines. Even for those who don't care to take care of them well there is an 8yr/100k mile warranty for all years up to this year for engine coverage.