I had the first RX-8 in San Antonio - pre-ordered it a year before I got it. When I got T-boned a few years later pulling out of my subdivision by a double yellow passer, it was totaled. I couldn't even look at another car for months. My wife and I just carpooled. I finally reluctantly bought a new 2007 Speed3, after being rotary since '86. I really didn't like it at first, and I had feelings of betrayal, but it's now 2022 and I have 170,000 miles on her and wouldn't dream of giving her up. Believe me, I know how you feel too.