I do get how tiny it is. It is a neat engine. Tone is hard to tell on the web, but I am actually a fan of the rx8. I apreciate Mazda's dedication to what in my eyes isnt the greatest idea. I use the term rotard semi affectionately.
I am a purist. I drive an elise. It is a terrible awful little car to live with. I put up with its shortcomings and actually celebrate them. I can put up with idosycracies for a car I consider neat. In many ways I am in the target demographic for an rx8. I would never buy one though. Reliability and fuel economy are 2 areas where it is hard to make such drastic compromises in todays climate.
Convertables in houston can be tough but 2 of my 3 cars dont have AC! Well I recently fixed AC in the tiny plastic car but it is still pretty terible.