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

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Doug DeMuro

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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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Erik Ochoa
Erik Ochoa 4 ժամ առաջ
I got tired of hearing circles
oh okay
oh okay 5 ժամ առաջ
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
Anastasia papaf
Anastasia papaf 11 ժամ առաջ
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
Zero legend
Zero legend 18 ժամ առաջ
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
Azril Nazli Alias
Azril Nazli Alias 20 ժամ առաջ
wow...the engine bay.............
Sid Munro
Sid Munro 21 ժամ առաջ
Sun roof included?
tanner1ie Օր առաջ
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 😃 .
Pete Guthrie
Pete Guthrie Օր առաջ
Do a bmw 335d .
teletronz 2 օր առաջ
The car was cool enough to be in the X Men sequel
Shreesh mayekar
Shreesh mayekar 3 օր առաջ
you should really think before getting in the back
Darlemonte 4 օր առաջ
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.
Hristian Hristov
Hristian Hristov 4 օր առաջ
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.
Ricardo Silva
Ricardo Silva 6 օր առաջ
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.
Gallardo281064 7 օր առաջ
You can turn the beep off😂😂
Phillip Stringer
Phillip Stringer 7 օր առաջ
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 !
Stew P
Stew P 8 օր առաջ
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.."
Zetaga 9 օր առաջ
I found a used rx-8 2005 manual with 60k miles for 10 grand
You know just hit on the door advance startup tho
Shabahz83 10 օր առաջ
You could have at least cleaned it Doug!
Agha Noor Vlogs
Agha Noor Vlogs 10 օր առաջ
A vlog with this beast coming aoon on my channel! Spoiler: it CRASHED!
Adnan Abdillah Ghifari
Adnan Abdillah Ghifari 10 օր առաջ
The coolant light looks more like a radiator than circus tent
martin prisc
martin prisc 10 օր առաջ
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.
Jim2xt5 11 օր առաջ
Damn the owner should of ileast deep detailed the car before the review
Lexington & Concord
Lexington & Concord 11 օր առաջ
The holes work for seeing traffic lights, otherwise you stare directly into the sun and still Don’t see the lights. -From experience
Ejh 082
Ejh 082 14 օր առաջ
Had one, loved it.
Bert Cushman
Bert Cushman 15 օր առաջ
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 🍾🍾🍾🏳️‍🌈
Ben Knight
Ben Knight 16 օր առաջ
Holy crap I'm not a Mazda fanboy at all but I think this is one of the best looking cars of all time
Fabian Hunter
Fabian Hunter 16 օր առաջ
Most inacurate video ever. Wanted to leave a comment of my opinion but you somehow disabled people talking bad about this video
Sa4 187erz
Sa4 187erz 16 օր առաջ
H̡͎͎̺̳̮̹̜e͏̭̖̙ ̟sh̻͓óu͙̳̼̘̭͕ͅl̩̜̼̩̺d̝͈̀ ͙̺c̗̻̻̱̗̹o̹͓͈͇͡ͅn̴̻͚͚͕̳͈̰s̟̰͘i̫̹͖̭d̗͘ḙ͎r̭͓̰̗͘ ̵̪̱̟̠̘͙̦s̼͇͉̘͍u͇̝͔͉i҉̗̹.̺̤͈͓̻̥͡ ̹̳͘c͈̰͕̗i̦̱d͏e̛̠̻̮̮̱͚ͅ
Fabian Hunter
Fabian Hunter 16 օր առաջ
I wouln‘t agree with a statement that the world is a better place with you existing
Sa4 187erz
Sa4 187erz 16 օր առաջ
Fabian Hunter
Fabian Hunter 16 օր առաջ
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
Apple AD
Apple AD 18 օր առաջ
I love how the looks of this car
David harrell
David harrell 18 օր առաջ
Usable backseats! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
Brad P
Brad P 18 օր առաջ
Super Unique is saying premium only, in a different language.
Brad P
Brad P 18 օր առաջ
have you never seen an extended cab pickup truck?
Brad P
Brad P 18 օր առաջ
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.
Jam Oun
Jam Oun 18 օր առաջ
This car how much...?😍
skiez reflex
skiez reflex 19 օր առաջ
absolotuley dog shit of a review.
Corbin Cox
Corbin Cox 19 օր առաջ
This guy says unorthodox like joe Biden says malarkey
Polish Jerry
Polish Jerry 20 օր առաջ
Mans keeps on saying circles
Izaak Bradbury
Izaak Bradbury 21 օր առաջ
im sorry did u actually say 230hp isnt very much considering its from a 1.3 LITRE engine?
Wai Lin Htet
Wai Lin Htet 21 օր առաջ
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🤪
william mincher
william mincher 23 օր առաջ
You can turn the beep off you idiot and the mazda rx8 is about triangles not circles. Dumbest video I've ever seen
Lochlann Niddrie
Lochlann Niddrie 24 օր առաջ
Rx8s look sick
Damir Mešić
Damir Mešić 24 օր առաջ
You can make your car prettier, slap a different body on it, different spoiler, lips, side skirts ...
Mr Buddha
Mr Buddha 24 օր առաջ
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.
Valentine Vell
Valentine Vell 25 օր առաջ
All of thousands car video i seen, never once people mention about circle things on everything. And then this guy here:
Dylan Payment
Dylan Payment 25 օր առաջ
doug talking about the suicide doors like he never ben in a truck like that
Jack Abergel
Jack Abergel 26 օր առաջ
Lol at all the fanboys unhappy because daddy Doug said something bad about a car they like
Stagea 27 օր առաջ
God the reliability
Space Cowboy
Space Cowboy 27 օր առաջ
This car its a sea of problems lmao
Nathaniel Portillo
Nathaniel Portillo 28 օր առաջ
Imagine letting Doug borrow your car, just to have him publicly roast it to 1.3 million people
Chi 28 օր առաջ
Yeah, RX-7'S style is more beautiful than RX-8'S style, it's my opinion about it.
ali ahmad
ali ahmad 28 օր առաջ
Beep volume is not problem
Paul Lewis
Paul Lewis Ամիս առաջ
It’s a radiator
Sinister Veritas
Sinister Veritas Ամիս առաջ
The door setup is brilliant. One of the most intriguing designs for a sports car I have ever seen.
nextgendankplays Ամիս առաջ
This cars beautiful I think he has bad taste
N8 C
N8 C Ամիս առաջ
The rotary should have always been in the Miata, Mazda Fail! I mean the last RX7 was a legend 1g car.
heroinfather Ամիս առաջ
sounds like a bunch of mad mazda owners lmao
sean DB7
sean DB7 Ամիս առաջ
He said circle so much the word has lost all meaning now
Hazer Ամիս առաջ
5:07 5:09 5:15 5:29 5:31 5:32
Beagle - Chan ツ
Beagle - Chan ツ Ամիս առաջ
The rx7 fd3s was a better car
Chaminda Thushara Ruwan Kasturi
Chaminda Thushara Ruwan Kasturi 16 օր առաջ
and still unreliable
Muhammad Baig
Muhammad Baig Ամիս առաջ
Imagine saving up money for a whole year and just a week before you buy your fav car doug shuts it all down 😫
Eastwood #400
Eastwood #400 Ամիս առաջ
"volume control knob is a circle"
theo siegers
theo siegers Ամիս առաջ
YOU CAN TURN THAT BEEP OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DriftTek Ամիս առաջ
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.
Kettyca Ամիս առաջ
This review is basically a 2m tall man bitching about not being a petite girl. Bitches in the back seat have more chill
Arvin Gobin
Arvin Gobin Ամիս առաջ
Please review a nissian silvia s15
Harsh Gadley
Harsh Gadley Ամիս առաջ
RX7 looks better
Chaminda Thushara Ruwan Kasturi
Chaminda Thushara Ruwan Kasturi 16 օր առաջ
and equally as unreliable
Harsh Gadley
Harsh Gadley Ամիս առաջ
I would rather pilot a RX-78 ! Xp
DracInTheBox Ամիս առաջ
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?
Pavithran Sundararaj
Pavithran Sundararaj Ամիս առաջ
A'ight, dawg. You get 37 cents for your horrendous humor attempts
MercurySable99 Ամիս առաջ
doug potatoes idaho
DaGoatt Gaming
DaGoatt Gaming Ամիս առաջ
10 years 60k miles?? Sheesh
Reha Erman
Reha Erman Ամիս առաջ
The trunk should have opened like a hatchback.
Stagea 27 օր առաջ
ace88bf Ամիս առաջ
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!
Stagea 27 օր առաջ
Was the facelift better?
Spoon-Dono Ամիս առաջ
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 👍
Christian Andrade
Christian Andrade Ամիս առաջ
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
John Johnson
John Johnson Ամիս առաջ
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 Johnson
John Johnson Ամիս առաջ
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.
matt britton
matt britton Ամիս առաջ
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
Joey Sullivan
Joey Sullivan Ամիս առաջ
This car gave me a world of problems. Engine problems..
mason l
mason l Ամիս առաջ
That button beeping stops when the engine goes down and then the battery.
Georgi Dimitrov
Georgi Dimitrov Ամիս առաջ
My favourite part is when he said "circle".
DAZD Ամիս առաջ
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.
Paul-Michael Tapai
Paul-Michael Tapai Ամիս առաջ
Holes in the visor are to see stoplights while partially blocking the sun. Works!
Daniel Veira
Daniel Veira Ամիս առաջ
If Doug was a shirt he’d be a plain white T-shirt that says “I potato Idaho”
Mike McDougal
Mike McDougal Ամիս առաջ
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.
HDnatureTV: Relaxing Music & Nature Sounds Videos
HDnatureTV: Relaxing Music & Nature Sounds Videos Ամիս առաջ
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 Videos
HDnatureTV: Relaxing Music & Nature Sounds Videos Ամիս առաջ
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.
Prince Fluffy
Prince Fluffy Ամիս առաջ
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 ....
heribertoigueldo24 Ամիս առաջ
My dad considered this car back in the day. Way too slow. It is a bit fugly too.
Jonathan Losito
Jonathan Losito Ամիս առաջ
Here watching thisss after the RX 8 review from the Straight Pipes
Garry FPV
Garry FPV Ամիս առաջ
It looks great in a different way
Abhi Singh
Abhi Singh Ամիս առաջ
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.
Raymond Shear
Raymond Shear Ամիս առաջ
lol mazda realy does not want drinking and friving becuse of the cuholder placement
glenn campbell
glenn campbell Ամիս առաջ
Is Doug the equivalent of a Karen? Moan.. Whinge.. Gripe... Blaah.?
Donovan Ամիս առաջ
It has only been 8 years doug not 10 8
John Stainbrook
John Stainbrook Ամիս առաջ
I potato Idaho
rotary hill
rotary hill Ամիս առաջ
Just give this car some credit. rx8 tried it's best to be the the the perfect car
K1shmish Ամիս առաջ
LOL so much useless info as always dough its obviously very boring
michael koerts
michael koerts Ամիս առաջ
Drinking game: Take a shot every time Doug Says “ circle “
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