The Mazda RX-8 Is a Fun Car You Probably Shouldn't Buy

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The Mazda RX-8 is weird, cool, and special -- and you probably shouldn't buy one. Today I'm reviewing the Mazda RX-8, and I'm showing you all the quirks and features of the unusual RX-8. I'm also driving the RX-8, and I'm going to show you why you shouldn't consider one, even though it's cool.
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  • The car was cool enough to be in the X Men sequel

    teletronzteletronz4 órája
  • you should really think before getting in the back

    Shreesh mayekarShreesh mayekarNapja
  • Iiii dunno if that "Doug score" has any value when this video has been exceedingly filled with an ABUNDANT amount of decenting opinion, and... well flat out misinformation.

  • If you want that car, there is a option about it. 1. Buy it 2. Throw that engine away and replace it with other reliable engine 3. Enjoy.

    Hristian HristovHristian HristovNapja
  • I don't understand the fixation with cupholders... i think they are mostly used in North America. Never needed them and sometimes they just ruin the console space.

    Ricardo SilvaRicardo Silva4 napja
  • You can turn the beep off😂😂

    Gallardo281064Gallardo2810644 napja
  • Any RX8 fans after a nice 245 model 70k millage , great car but in the UK !!! £550 a year for road tax !!!!!! tossers do you on two 1.3 engines !

    Phillip StringerPhillip Stringer4 napja
  • Tonight, on Doug, "This car is made of circles!" "This car is made of triangles!" "And I don't talk about the advantages of a rotary.."

    Stew PStew P5 napja
  • I found a used rx-8 2005 manual with 60k miles for 10 grand

    ZetagaZetaga7 napja
  • You know just hit on the door advance startup tho

  • You could have at least cleaned it Doug!

    Shabahz83Shabahz837 napja
  • A vlog with this beast coming aoon on my channel! Spoiler: it CRASHED!

    Agha Noor VlogsAgha Noor Vlogs8 napja
  • The coolant light looks more like a radiator than circus tent

    Adnan Abdillah GhifariAdnan Abdillah Ghifari8 napja
  • This is the perfect car to kidnap people in. You can throw them in the backseat, and they are instantly uncomfortable, and they can't get out, but that rear door handle will torture them just by existing.

    martin priscmartin prisc8 napja
  • Damn the owner should of ileast deep detailed the car before the review

    Jim2xt5Jim2xt59 napja
  • The holes work for seeing traffic lights, otherwise you stare directly into the sun and still Don’t see the lights. -From experience

    Lexington & ConcordLexington & Concord9 napja
  • Had one, loved it.

    Ejh 082Ejh 08211 napja
  • styling depends on the color . if you buy a used one, trust me, you only want a stick!! almost bought one in 2004,but opted for an x type jaguar 3.o engine information is very interesting, thanks.. cheers 🍾🍾🍾🏳️‍🌈

    Bert CushmanBert Cushman12 napja
  • Holy crap I'm not a Mazda fanboy at all but I think this is one of the best looking cars of all time

    Ben KnightBen Knight13 napja
  • Most inacurate video ever. Wanted to leave a comment of my opinion but you somehow disabled people talking bad about this video

    Fabian HunterFabian Hunter14 napja
    • H̡͎͎̺̳̮̹̜e͏̭̖̙ ̟sh̻͓óu͙̳̼̘̭͕ͅl̩̜̼̩̺d̝͈̀ ͙̺c̗̻̻̱̗̹o̹͓͈͇͡ͅn̴̻͚͚͕̳͈̰s̟̰͘i̫̹͖̭d̗͘ḙ͎r̭͓̰̗͘ ̵̪̱̟̠̘͙̦s̼͇͉̘͍u͇̝͔͉i҉̗̹.̺̤͈͓̻̥͡ ̹̳͘c͈̰͕̗i̦̱d͏e̛̠̻̮̮̱͚ͅ

      Sa4 187erzSa4 187erz14 napja
    • I wouln‘t agree with a statement that the world is a better place with you existing

      Fabian HunterFabian Hunter14 napja
    • 🤴

      Sa4 187erzSa4 187erz14 napja
    • I like how you don‘t know anything about the car and opened the coolant cap, even though it says under pressure on it. The complaining about the beeping even though u can easily turn it off was good too

      Fabian HunterFabian Hunter14 napja
  • I love how the looks of this car

    Apple ADApple AD15 napja
  • Usable backseats! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    David harrellDavid harrell15 napja
  • Super Unique is saying premium only, in a different language.

    Brad PBrad P16 napja
  • have you never seen an extended cab pickup truck?

    Brad PBrad P16 napja
  • Cupholders: The 94 to 96 Thunderbird/Cougar has them in the armrest too, but it's worse than the RX8's design. The lid(which is the armrest) flips up sideways to the passenger side, and the cupholder flops down from the bottom side of that lid, so your cups are floating above the storage bin under there. The passenger has to reach over the open armrest lid which is essentially a wall, to get his drink. For the driver, it stops you from being able to rest your arm. You would have some difficulty shifting were it a manual, which it isn't.

    Brad PBrad P16 napja
  • This car how much...?😍

    Jam OunJam Oun16 napja
  • absolotuley dog shit of a review.

    skiez reflexskiez reflex17 napja
  • This guy says unorthodox like joe Biden says malarkey

    Corbin CoxCorbin Cox17 napja
  • Mans keeps on saying circles

    Polish JerryPolish Jerry18 napja
  • im sorry did u actually say 230hp isnt very much considering its from a 1.3 LITRE engine?

    Izaak BradburyIzaak Bradbury18 napja
  • I own mazda rx-8 .I think it's pretty cool.Not for daily drive.U should never stop the the engine in a short period.Rotary is a pretty good engine.But u have to treat it like a queen.Engine depends on the fuel u put.But this queen eats a lot🤪

    Wai Lin HtetWai Lin Htet19 napja
  • You can turn the beep off you idiot and the mazda rx8 is about triangles not circles. Dumbest video I've ever seen

    william mincherwilliam mincher21 napja
  • Rx8s look sick

    Lochlann NiddrieLochlann Niddrie21 napja
  • You can make your car prettier, slap a different body on it, different spoiler, lips, side skirts ...

    Damir MešićDamir Mešić21 napja
  • I owned a 2004 RX-8, and the visor work for me, being tall, to allow me to block the sun BUT I could see the traffic lights still through the holes.

    Mr BuddhaMr Buddha22 napja
  • All of thousands car video i seen, never once people mention about circle things on everything. And then this guy here:

    Valentine VellValentine Vell23 napja
  • doug talking about the suicide doors like he never ben in a truck like that

    Dylan PaymentDylan Payment23 napja
  • Lol at all the fanboys unhappy because daddy Doug said something bad about a car they like

    Jack AbergelJack Abergel24 napja
  • God the reliability

    StageaStagea24 napja
  • This car its a sea of problems lmao

    Space CowboySpace Cowboy24 napja
  • Imagine letting Doug borrow your car, just to have him publicly roast it to 1.3 million people

    Nathaniel PortilloNathaniel Portillo25 napja
  • Yeah, RX-7'S style is more beautiful than RX-8'S style, it's my opinion about it.

    ChiChi26 napja
  • Beep volume is not problem

    ali ahmadali ahmad26 napja
  • It’s a radiator

    Paul LewisPaul Lewis28 napja
  • The door setup is brilliant. One of the most intriguing designs for a sports car I have ever seen.

    Sinister VeritasSinister Veritas28 napja
  • This cars beautiful I think he has bad taste

    nextgendankplaysnextgendankplays29 napja
  • Like, What were they stoned, when they designed this thing? The Mazda rotary engine is marvelously small. think about it, the rotary can be installed in a Miata where the 4 cylinder goes. Mazda could just make 1 sports car instead of designing 2 cars. They must have engineers who can't find anything else to do. What this engine is needed in, is a large touring motorcycle doing multi state journeys. The rotary engine solves the problem of vibration better than any motor.

    Dick ZuckerburgDick Zuckerburg29 napja
  • The rotary should have always been in the Miata, Mazda Fail! I mean the last RX7 was a legend 1g car.

    N8 CN8 C29 napja
  • sounds like a bunch of mad mazda owners lmao

  • He said circle so much the word has lost all meaning now

    sean DB7sean DB7Hónapja
  • 5:07 5:09 5:15 5:29 5:31 5:32

  • The rx7 fd3s was a better car

    Beagle - Chan ツBeagle - Chan ツHónapja
    • and still unreliable

      Chaminda Thushara Ruwan KasturiChaminda Thushara Ruwan Kasturi14 napja
  • Imagine saving up money for a whole year and just a week before you buy your fav car doug shuts it all down 😫

    Muhammad BaigMuhammad BaigHónapja
  • "volume control knob is a circle"

    Eastwood #400Eastwood #400Hónapja
  • YOU CAN TURN THAT BEEP OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    theo siegerstheo siegersHónapja
  • I think the early models aren't that good looking, but that is only due to the front end. The face lifted models or even just slapping a different bumper on the early ones and I think it looks allot better.

  • This review is basically a 2m tall man bitching about not being a petite girl. Bitches in the back seat have more chill

  • Please review a nissian silvia s15

    Arvin GobinArvin GobinHónapja
  • RX7 looks better

    Harsh GadleyHarsh GadleyHónapja
    • and equally as unreliable

      Chaminda Thushara Ruwan KasturiChaminda Thushara Ruwan Kasturi14 napja
  • I would rather pilot a RX-78 ! Xp

    Harsh GadleyHarsh GadleyHónapja
  • I wonder if the “super unique premium fuel” is talking about 93 octane or if it’s reminding you to use a fuel additive to lubricate the rotor?

  • A'ight, dawg. You get 37 cents for your horrendous humor attempts

    Pavithran SundararajPavithran SundararajHónapja
  • doug potatoes idaho

  • 10 years 60k miles?? Sheesh

    DaGoatt GamingDaGoatt GamingHónapja
  • The trunk should have opened like a hatchback.

    Reha ErmanReha ErmanHónapja
    • Agreed

      StageaStagea24 napja
  • Former Mazda salesperson here. I can confirm the service department absolutely HATED seeing this car lol, especially because they were frequently brought in due to owner negligence--you need to burn off the excess fuel in the rotary chamber or it can become flooded, meaning you have to stab the gas pedal and then turn the engine off. It has to warm up ideally for a good 10 minutes before you start driving it. Well, a lot of folks did not do either of those, and so seeing an RX-8 being brought in on a flatbed was fairly common lol. One guy had his brought in multiple times because his wife didn't understand she couldn't just turn it on, move it, and then turn it off so it flooded haha. Still though, i absolutely adore this car and had quite a great time driving it. The R3 was especially amazing!

    • Was the facelift better?

      StageaStagea24 napja
  • The wheelbase is pretty long, I agree I don’t hate it tho And since it still handles well...I don’t see a real issue 👍

  • I had a used RX8 and never had any engine issues. You have to be religious about doing oil changes. I had one that did not have the extra oil dispenser so I would premix with Idemistu oil at fill up. Fun to drive and it was great revving up to 9k. Took corners well too

    Christian AndradeChristian AndradeHónapja
  • 5:40 Sun visors holes are for viewing traffic lights. you can turn off the beeping of the buttons too. Absolutely everything in this car was carefully planned. btw, those cup holders aren't for cups lol. No real rx8 enthusiast would want to put drinks in the cup holders and risk spilling while pulling 1.3 G's in the corners. If you really need cup holders, there's two behind you in the center. Main reason rx8's get hate is because normal people would buy them and treat them like a piston engine car. This isn't a normal car.

    John JohnsonJohn JohnsonHónapja
  • 5:40 The holes are to allow you to see traffic lights without being blinded. Also the buttons beeping can be easily turned off. An incredible amount of thought and planning went into this car. There's a reason rx8 owners love it.

    John JohnsonJohn JohnsonHónapja
  • I'm gonna start by saying the fuel economy is worse than the Chevy 5.7, I had a Ls1 Chevy Camaro before I got my 06' rx8 but so far this car is worth it it only has 1.3 liter displacement and it puts out massive amounts of power from the little engine stock. Now to understand the doors and the trunk you'll have to see things from a engineers view, Mazda sports cars are known for their low weight and great weight distribution due to the rotary engine and they had to compete with their flagship rx7 in handling as well as the changing world wanting more seats. If you've ever owned a trans am or Camaro then you know how ridiculously large and heavy those doors are, Mazda made the doors like that so that it can seat 4 people without dinging someones car up in a parking lot. The half- doors are also because of weight and weight distribution they weight less than a whole door and with a half-door they can keep the wheel base shorter and keeping the nimble feel in corners. I do agree on the cup holder situation but that's the only thing I agree on. People say these cars use oil well I think the only people who say that drive it like they stole it or have loads of miles on it at which any car will use alot. My rx8 hasn't used any and it's over 100k, I change the oil regularly and check it once a week. As far as the looks go, I get unprovoked compliments from nearly everyone. So far I'm impressed with this car, I've owned many sports cars and this one definitely is one of my most favorite

    matt brittonmatt brittonHónapja
  • This car gave me a world of problems. Engine problems..

    Joey SullivanJoey SullivanHónapja
  • That button beeping stops when the engine goes down and then the battery.

    mason lmason lHónapja
  • My favourite part is when he said "circle".

    Georgi DimitrovGeorgi DimitrovHónapja
  • Terrible review buddy, these cars are amazing. If you give it the love and care it needs it will last you and will be very reliable. Too many racer boys who drive the car hard 24/7 and provide no proper maintenance are the reason for the negativity. Ensuring the car is heated up correctly and cooled correctly, Constant oil changes every 2km, 2 stroke oil in every tank and a red line a day are all needed constantly plus more smaller things. If you want to have a sports car, drive the shit out of it, and never maintain it. THIS IS NOT THE CAR FOR YOU.

  • Holes in the visor are to see stoplights while partially blocking the sun. Works!

    Paul-Michael TapaiPaul-Michael TapaiHónapja
  • If Doug was a shirt he’d be a plain white T-shirt that says “I potato Idaho”

    Daniel VeiraDaniel VeiraHónapja
  • Wow! The beeping buttons at 5:19 sound just like my microwave. Not sure I'd want my sports car to sound like a kitchen appliance.

    Mike McDougalMike McDougalHónapja
  • I have an 2005 Infinti G35 coupe with over 300hp (standard) + 30HP+ in mods. I drove the Mazda - gutless, slow and only started to pull in very high revs. I also found it ugly, gas and oil hungry - I passed. The G35 sold very well. The RX-8 didn't and thus died as the G35 became the G37 before becoming the ugly non selling Q50 coupe now - ugh! If you want to drive mine sometime. I live right next to LAX. Find my email by googling HDnatureTV, my youtube channel.

    HDnatureTV: Relaxing Music & Nature Sounds VideosHDnatureTV: Relaxing Music & Nature Sounds VideosHónapja
  • Next time you borrow a car, make the owner clean the car, engine, and trunk. That would take 5 minutes for either you or the owner could do.

    HDnatureTV: Relaxing Music & Nature Sounds VideosHDnatureTV: Relaxing Music & Nature Sounds VideosHónapja
  • I owned a Black RX8 PZ, P is for Pro Drive and Z is for OZ, it had a prodrive exhaust a different spoiler and was lowered by 35mm also OZ alloys, I had the wheels sprayed black and a black window tint on the rest windows, used to get about 17 mpg around town and it was in the highest road fund licence bracket, had to sell it eventually ....

    Prince FluffyPrince FluffyHónapja
  • My dad considered this car back in the day. Way too slow. It is a bit fugly too.

  • Here watching thisss after the RX 8 review from the Straight Pipes

    Jonathan LositoJonathan LositoHónapja
  • It looks great in a different way

    Garry FPVGarry FPVHónapja
  • Had a 2005 - I loved it to the moon and back. The handling was telepathic, absolutely unreal, precise physical feedback--you had to get into Lotus, Porsche Cayman/911s etc to get better handling. The sound from the screaming rotary powerplant was addictive, and the interior was pretty practical for a small coupe and surprisingly premium for the price point. Mine had the banging Bose audio system too. The chassis could have handled 300 bhp, but given the low weight plus how fast the rotary revs the hp didn't seem that lacking. These don't get enough respect for how much they actually fit the textbook definition of 'sports car.' Real review begins at 20:30.

    Abhi SinghAbhi SinghHónapja
  • lol mazda realy does not want drinking and friving becuse of the cuholder placement

    Raymond ShearRaymond ShearHónapja
  • Is Doug the equivalent of a Karen? Moan.. Whinge.. Gripe... Blaah.?

    glenn campbellglenn campbellHónapja
  • It has only been 8 years doug not 10 8

  • I potato Idaho

    John StainbrookJohn StainbrookHónapja
  • Just give this car some credit. rx8 tried it's best to be the the the perfect car

    rotary hillrotary hillHónapja
  • LOL so much useless info as always dough its obviously very boring

  • Drinking game: Take a shot every time Doug Says “ circle “

    michael koertsmichael koertsHónapja
  • This is my car and doug actually stole my 37¢

    Bodhi CruiseBodhi CruiseHónapja
  • Mazda had credit card key wayyyy before any other company including Tesla, BMW but still under appreciated

    all you need to knowall you need to knowHónapja
  • “Hey where are my 30 cents? Goddammit I specifically left 30 cents here to have enough for a hubba bubba!”

    aa1 chrisaa1 chrisHónapja
  • I think we can all agree THIS was the starter car in need for speed carbon

    B GB GHónapja
  • Very professional review though Doug . Love it

  • Someone should make a version of this video where’s it’s just circle

  • Tokyo drift

  • Former owner here, and a mechanic. My RX-8 was an adventure. And when I mean adventure it means blood sweat and tears. First bought it and found out this sporty looking car could be demolished by every v6 honda accord and camary. Ok bummer but it's a cool engine right? Well not exact. The issue of using crank case oil to lube the combustion chamber was horrid. Carbon fouling and cat issues made me block off the OMP and install a bypass that fed it clean 2 stroke oil which is designed to burn. That helped a ton. Then now let's solve the cooling issue. My stock radiator had a small nipple from the expansion tank that broke right off and dumped my coolant. One 600 dollar all aluminum radiator later that helped but did not solve it all. To follow the over heat issues I had upgrades my oil coolers with bigger coolers. Great? Rx-8 should be good now? Bahahhaahhaha no..... Not even close. The ignition coils on this engine are mounted to the combustion side of the engine on a METAL PLATE. Meaning the PLASTIC BODY coils would heat and cool so much they would fail very often. Like.... 15k miles often. And with 2 ignition coils per rotor it gave different symptoms depending on which one failed. And the coils are expensive. A typical tune up every 15k was around 6-8 hundred dollars. Did I mention fouling? Also exhaust temps exceed 2k degrees. Meaning your cat is absolutely dying every time you floor it. Also to drive a rotary you need to keep the rpms higher than snoop dogg. But that means you get smiles per gallon. Not miles per gallon My average was 9 mpg. Advertised as low 20s highway. The rear suspension was a problem. The rear springs relaxed and I would high side over autumn leaves. The vehicle is not light either. At 3100 lbs without a driver meant this engine pushing 180ish to the wheels struggled. My average 0-60 was around 6.8-7.2 seconds depending on the condition of my engines serviceable items. The manual trans ate up the synchros. Like second gear would crunch every time since she always had to deal with the abuse of the 1st gear. Also the throw out bearing was never designed for the high rpm for this engine so would squeak like mad and fail easily. Nothing makes you look more bammer than having to talk over your noisy tob at a mcdonald's drive through. Also, the fueling issue was insane. You notice the engine does not like regular gas. You NEED premium. The amount of blow by and heat this engine generates means low octane fuel would be a death sentence at high rpm. The rear calipers in my 8 had a problem in the way that the parking brake would wear so much that you would get a dragging rear brake issue and it took me forever to diag this. I replaced the caliper twice and was given one with the same problem which leads me to believe it is common. The rx-8 also isn't the best handling. 50-50 distribution did not mean handling. The rear seats were literally there for insurance cost purposes. Even my smallest friends couldn't fit back there. The engine... Ohh the engine.... She screams and she moans and she begs.... But she does not produce. My ex wife's fanny fangler had more torque than this car. My oral B tooth brush had more torque. My ninja blender had more horses. My nose during allergy season ran faster. With that... She made me a mechanic and gave me the passion for it. She is beautiful, but hard to manage like the pretty girl from class who is an only child. She was purpose built and if you deviate from her purpose she will make you regret her. She was fun and slow car fast. The 9200rpm redline was amazing and she begged you to touch it. I am now 7+ years as a mech and I now own a Hyundai Equus. I look back on her with fond memories but never to far are the nightmares she gave me. Avoid her at all costs, but if you have the money, the passion, the dedication... She will give you something you'll never forget

    Handy AndyHandy AndyHónapja