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

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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  1. IGGI Beats

    IGGI Beats22 שעות לפני

    5:17 "the bomb has been planted"

  2. Matthias Annaberger

    Matthias Annabergerיום לפני

    THE rx-8 looks amazing. Everything you pointed out, i really liked (besides the licence plate)

  3. Peter Evans

    Peter Evansיום לפני

    I had three 2nd generation RX-7's, the rotary engine was superior to other engines through turns, drove them over 50k miles each (they started with over 70k when I bought them) and never lost one seal, no idea how the seal rumor got started but it is as false as can be. With street Toyo tires on stock rims it did one G in corners all day and I never once had brake fade. I graduated university, prepared to buy the RX-8...but as you can see from the numerous terrible design ideas, there was no way. I would buy the 2nd or 3rd Generation RX-7's right now if they sold it new with a larger rotary engine. I agree with Doug on the ugliness, absolutely ruined the style of the car so bad they had to call it a different number.

  4. Larry Schwartz

    Larry Schwartzיום לפני

    That rotary will rev forever. The beep of the buttons can be turned off.

  5. *ccxgamèrlynx*

    *ccxgamèrlynx*2 ימים לפני

    This was the best car in nfs carbon

  6. EZU _

    EZU _2 ימים לפני

    So are engine modifications possible or no

  7. Cole Wilson

    Cole Wilson3 ימים לפני

    Mazda making credit card keys a decade before tesla


    VALENTIN PANTEA3 ימים לפני

    My dad has an rx8 and has no problems

  9. Sander Van der Kammen

    Sander Van der Kammen2 ימים לפני

    All cars have problems... the RX8 just happens to have all of them.

  10. swindlebot does car stuff

    swindlebot does car stuff4 ימים לפני

    i have loved the RX-8 since i was a tiny child.

  11. Googitymaster69

    Googitymaster695 ימים לפני

    13:53 that’s what she said

  12. aaren casabian

    aaren casabian5 ימים לפני

    Does it go fast?

  13. Sander Van der Kammen

    Sander Van der Kammen2 ימים לפני

    Not really...

  14. The Auto Enthusiast

    The Auto Enthusiast5 ימים לפני

    you gave this car a higher score than you talked about it lol. i demand a recount.

  15. FrownyMascot

    FrownyMascot5 ימים לפני

    10:10 this angle tho, what in Alice in Wonderland is going on here 🤣

  16. Noah Noonan

    Noah Noonan8 ימים לפני


  17. Mr Hawkhawk

    Mr Hawkhawk9 ימים לפני

    These cars has a bad Reputation. That's why they don't make them anymore.. anyone agrees in 2021 = I love Watermelons

  18. Sander Van der Kammen

    Sander Van der Kammen2 ימים לפני

    The RX8 was the worst mazda ever made.

  19. Sub Plz

    Sub Plz9 ימים לפני

    How many time he said circle 👇🏻

  20. Julio Ortega

    Julio Ortega9 ימים לפני

    I have not see this car in years I remember being a teenager I wanted it but I choose a s2000

  21. Tam Chompson

    Tam Chompson9 ימים לפני

    My RX8 had a regular key, this one looks weird as hell

  22. Jeremy

    Jeremy10 ימים לפני

    I, The Raven, enjoy the way this car looks. *pecks at ground vigorously*

  23. Marshall Thomas

    Marshall Thomas10 ימים לפני

    37k likes richer...

  24. Sammy Fiction

    Sammy Fiction10 ימים לפני

    I'm sorry but that chart at the end just ruined all the credibility.

  25. Henry Stickmin

    Henry Stickmin10 ימים לפני

    My first car, and a stick too

  26. bloodrune329

    bloodrune32910 ימים לפני

    Ever since Doug said that the 996 was the most beautiful 911 (from certain angles), he has had a warped sense of reality.

  27. Ben-J RC

    Ben-J RC10 ימים לפני

    He could have clean the car...

  28. Prince Kagato

    Prince Kagato11 ימים לפני

    Doug hates circles cause he's a square....

  29. Sour Diesel

    Sour Diesel12 ימים לפני

    Everything he said he didn't like style wise is why I love it xD

  30. Kuro

    Kuro12 ימים לפני

    Nobody: Doug: The gear lever has a circle in it.

  31. Sour Diesel

    Sour Diesel11 ימים לפני

    Doug - Its also a triangle like the rotor

  32. dudder86 dudder

    dudder86 dudder13 ימים לפני

    Its was mimicking the saturn ion

  33. PantiesGoneWild

    PantiesGoneWild13 ימים לפני

    i remember my father getting an manual 04 rx~8 back in 09, for $13k , so much fun, sadly after 3 years, once it reached 105k miles, nothing but maintenance issues

  34. E M

    E M14 ימים לפני

    The sound of those buttons make me think that the glovebox is actually a microwave.

  35. Buster Brown

    Buster Brown14 ימים לפני

    Doug's type guy to be bubbas girl freind I'm any prison system

  36. Heandog's Tech & Gaming

    Heandog's Tech & Gaming14 ימים לפני

    its a 190 brake interest lost instantly

  37. J.A.R. II

    J.A.R. II15 ימים לפני

    I hate the door situation

  38. Bento Bekker

    Bento Bekker15 ימים לפני

    The front looks fine but the back destroys the whole of it

  39. Not Nahian Farabi

    Not Nahian Farabi15 ימים לפני

    All cars have problems , this car has all problems !

  40. marcoleman4

    marcoleman416 ימים לפני

    I almost bought this car but was told not to because of the engine!

  41. Hector Velasquez

    Hector Velasquez16 ימים לפני

    The 2.2k dislikes are from the Mazda fan boys

  42. srinath Karur

    srinath Karur17 ימים לפני

    rx8: Circles Lamborghini: hExaGOnS

  43. Ahmed Altwaini

    Ahmed Altwaini17 ימים לפני

    ive had my rx8 for 2 years, its at 174,000kms, original engine. Best car ive ever driven

  44. I.AM.

    I.AM. ימים לפני

    Those sun visors come in handy when the sun is directly behind the four-way stop sign in 5 o'clock traffic. The rotary engine normally produces 7500-9500 rpm before changing gears, whether you have an automatic or manual, respectively. Those engines run hot and you need premium fuel. You must also race the engine once a week, minimum, to keep carbon buildup at minimum levels. 2011 RX-8 owner PS - if possible, when purchasing from a dealer, get the premium extended warranty. At 84K miles, my transmission and engine had to be replaced. Cost more than the car's worth. In addition to that, everything's been replaced due to maintenance upkeep. On mile 3000. :-)

  45. Evangelion

    Evangelion18 ימים לפני

    I can't unhear Doug saying, "Circle."

  46. Siddharth Bhatt

    Siddharth Bhatt18 ימים לפני

    This is damn good looking car doug i disagree with you this time

  47. ZombieWilfred

    ZombieWilfred19 ימים לפני

    The coolant light is supposed to look like a radiator... Come on, Doug, you should've been able to figure that out! 😂

  48. kirby _

    kirby _19 ימים לפני

    This car really teach us to take care of our car

  49. Ubaldo Rolon

    Ubaldo Rolon20 ימים לפני

    Parking Break Flag 😂😂

  50. TRASHoftheTITANS

    TRASHoftheTITANS20 ימים לפני

    12:35 That's a ski hatch, chief. I've never heard anyone call it a "trunk pass-through", especially someone who knows what its intended purpose is 😂

  51. Sketo Twa

    Sketo Twa21 יום לפני

    If you want to fix the rx8 just buy billet engine parts

  52. Eagle Watch

    Eagle Watch22 ימים לפני

    If Doug fits in the backseats then everyone can

  53. Mister Phresh Onyo

    Mister Phresh Onyo22 ימים לפני

    I drive a 2005 A6 and the cupholders are exactly behind the gear shifter and i'm thinking to myself - if my car wasn't automatic, that would be nightmare especially for somebody like be who likes carrying bottles of shakes and juice with him. It's a very bad position for cupholders. But many cars have it that way, it's not only Mazda and Audi :D

  54. Another Chad

    Another Chad22 ימים לפני

    His random shirt makes me laugh

  55. David Ha

    David Ha23 ימים לפני

    10:08 you look like a giant in a hot wheel.

  56. Matthew Marcellinus

    Matthew Marcellinus23 ימים לפני

    This car is definitely good looking

  57. beunhaas102

    beunhaas10224 ימים לפני

    Why all the hate against the rotary engine? How is a wearing rotary seal a reliability issue? That is the same as saying a piston car is unreliable because the timing belt wears out after a few years. Parts wear (on any car), that doesn't make a car unreliable, failing parts do... Yes, a rotary engine will need more rebuilds than a conventional engine, but they are easy enough engines to lift out of the car and work on. And the RX8's are cheap enough that you can factor in some engine overhaul costs. A problem finding someone to work on it? There are loads of specialist all over the world that can do a good overhaul with modifications to make them better. Once they have been rebuild you can do many years with pretty much normal maintenance. The rotary engine defines this car, it is what makes it possible to have a mid engined 4 seater car with a decent sized boot and a low center of gravity for great handling. Was it the best daily-driver back when it was new? No, most definitely not. But now that they have gotten as cheap as they are they have become great as a second (weekend) sports car.

  58. Thomas Redden

    Thomas Redden25 ימים לפני

    Man this is one of my favorite looking cars from my childhood, reliable as paper in a rainstorm but still beautiful looking

  59. Shaun Cole

    Shaun Cole26 ימים לפני

    Are the circles there because it is a rotary?

  60. Marcelo Pantoja

    Marcelo Pantoja26 ימים לפני

    At least wash the car. I used to own an rx8 in California car gets extremely hot but every second driving this car was super unique 😂👌🏻

  61. Jordan Davenport

    Jordan Davenport27 ימים לפני

    Such an awful car reliability is horrible with anything over 50k and a nightmare to work on

  62. unknown killer

    unknown killer27 ימים לפני

    My cousin HAD a RX 8 but his engine blew up like 2 months ago

  63. unknown killer

    unknown killer20 ימים לפני

    He was just driving and it blew up

  64. Kandy Salas

    Kandy Salas20 ימים לפני

    Damn that’s tragic, does he know what happened?

  65. TeenageCarLover 13

    TeenageCarLover 1328 ימים לפני

    Doug: I HATE how this car looks. Mazda: Don’t review it then!

  66. Teo Ant.

    Teo Ant.29 ימים לפני

    disabled person the interviewer...

  67. Zazoo Kluk

    Zazoo Kluk29 ימים לפני

    Mazda should’ve made the trunk lid like a hatchback and make the rear seats fold down so there would be a huge opening thus making the car more practical.

  68. Zazoo Kluk

    Zazoo Kluk29 ימים לפני

    The wheels are also a circle. Doug’s head is a circle

  69. Zazoo Kluk

    Zazoo Kluk29 ימים לפני

    I always wondered why an automatic doesn’t have the power of a manual. Is it because the auto transmission can’t handle the power and torque? The Lamborghini has an auto and it has 600 hp.

  70. Bry Pom

    Bry Pom29 ימים לפני

    I own a R3 and it is alot more fun than the numbers suggest !! And women love the way it looks 😁🤘, if mazda would have turboed it from factory it would have been a master piece .

  71. AbevlogsOfficial

    AbevlogsOfficialחודש לפני

    Do an nc miata next

  72. Ryan Cooper

    Ryan Cooperחודש לפני

    I just saw one on fb for a great deal. Figured I'd see what Doug had to say. Now I'm kinda bummed. Was wanting to get one

  73. Roadrunner-Dk

    Roadrunner-Dkחודש לפני

    Renault key

  74. not maddox just kidding

    not maddox just kiddingחודש לפני

    i actually like the key

  75. Giocido

    Giocidoחודש לפני


  76. Braulio Rodríguez

    Braulio Rodríguezחודש לפני

    One of my dream cars 🥺❤️

  77. NstyMax

    NstyMaxחודש לפני

    What useless information. Horrible negative review on a car that’s damn reliable if you take care of routine scheduled maintenance. Definitely don’t have to worry about me subscribing to this channel.

  78. Charles Nokes

    Charles Nokesחודש לפני

    If i had a dollar for every time Doug says circle.

  79. Derp Hippo

    Derp Hippoחודש לפני

    This is the most annoying video I’ve ever watched he talked about the suicide doors for 5 minutes and it’s not like he brought anything else up about it just the same thing over and over again, it’s not like suicide doors are uncommon

  80. Harrison The Car Guy

    Harrison The Car Guyחודש לפני

    the back reminds me of a 90s pickup

  81. Harrison The Car Guy

    Harrison The Car Guyחודש לפני

    nobody is talking about how doug said he was taking the 37 cents

  82. Jason Pooler

    Jason Poolerחודש לפני

    These “weird doors” are used in trucks so they aren’t weird 😂

  83. aadam Iftkhar

    aadam Iftkharחודש לפני

    Car looks great!

  84. Titan Racing

    Titan Racingחודש לפני

    Not a really good review tbh, miss a lot of in depth information.

  85. Andriu

    Andriuחודש לפני

    I'm still gonna get it cause JDM

  86. psp785

    psp785חודש לפני

    They need to revise it for 2022

  87. SyCo R4GE

    SyCo R4GEחודש לפני

    This is probably the most controversial video Doug has ever made xD

  88. SyCo R4GE

    SyCo R4GEחודש לפני

    Yes, Doug, circles... totally not gonna have a triangle as a steering wheel and the climate control vents rectangular

  89. pigeon.

    pigeon.חודש לפני

    Take a shot everytime he says "circle"

  90. Damir Mešić

    Damir Mešićחודש לפני

    Doug, when you're driving, shut up and send it

  91. Tofu

    Tofuחודש לפני

    I'm IN LOVE with the look of this car

  92. Dat-E.Z 335

    Dat-E.Z 335חודש לפני

    more like 1k canadian LOL

  93. Erik Ochoa

    Erik Ochoaחודש לפני

    I got tired of hearing circles

  94. oh okay

    oh okayחודש לפני

    the reason why it says at 13:27 special or unique it’s because some country like i do have super or special for example UAE they only have special or super and also some others country’s have unique fuel so they have to put it their to remind them

  95. Papaf's cars project

    Papaf's cars projectחודש לפני

    i am 17 and i love that car and if you drive carefully you dont have to fear nothing in it....its just a car

  96. Zero legend

    Zero legendחודש לפני

    Fuck u Doug my car is sexy af I love my rx8 and silence the rear window is one of the things that have stayed the same shape in the rx7s and the mx5

  97. Azril Nazli Alias

    Azril Nazli Aliasחודש לפני

    wow...the engine bay.............

  98. Sid Munro

    Sid Munroחודש לפני

    Sun roof included?

  99. tanner1ie

    tanner1ieחודש לפני

    A 6 second 0-60 should be surely at least an 8/10!... Particularly when most normal cars (outside the overside engines ye get in the U.S.) are a lot slower! For example i drive an 08 Mazda 6, with a 118hp 1.8l, which had around a 10.5 second 0-60 ( and even though the third gen 6's have 145-165hp in petrol models, they're a bit heavier, getting about 9.5 and 8.5 0-60s. However even such cars are a lot quicker than many people's 1.0 ~60hp hatchbacks with 12+ second 0-60! I wish i lived in a world were the RX-8 is slow! 😮😃 Indeed sure i know, some Porsches etc have around 3 second 0-60s, but they're just nuts 😃 .

  100. teletronz

    teletronzחודש לפני

    The car was cool enough to be in the X Men sequel

  101. Shreesh mayekar

    Shreesh mayekarחודש לפני

    you should really think before getting in the back

  102. Darlemonte

    Darlemonteחודש לפני

    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.

  103. Hristian Hristov

    Hristian Hristovחודש לפני

    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.

  104. Ricardo Silva

    Ricardo Silvaחודש לפני

    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.

  105. Gallardo281064

    Gallardo281064חודש לפני

    You can turn the beep off😂😂

  106. Phillip Stringer

    Phillip Stringerחודש לפני

    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 !