As a teen, I tested the ability of my Dodge Aries to go anywhere. It too was really impressive in it's abilities. I drove it back from Jacksonville Beach, FL to Western MD, in 11.5 hours. I don't know how fast I was going because the speedo only read up to 80. I literally held the accelerator to the floor for most of the trip. After I got back the alternator failed, the power steering pump started leaking, and the air con never worked again. The only belt-driven accessory that survived was the water pump.

Heck, even the RX-7 coupe was really amazing. I had a Jeep Wrangler swap ends in front of me in the snow. Not only did I keep the RX-7 pointed in the right direction, but I did it while swerving around the Jeep. I've taken the RX-8 out in the snow, but didn't push it too hard--it's too nice.
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Pioneer VSX-1018AH-K, PDP-5020FD, DV-79AVi
Axiom M22s, VP150, QS8s
Sony PS3, surround backs
-Chris