Mazda RX-8: 2003-2011
Mazda RX-8: 2003-2011
The vestigial rear seats of most sports cars are of little use to anyone, so Mazda added a pair of rear-hinged mini-doors when it designed this successor to the rotary-powered RX-7. The idea was to make the car a genuine four-seater instead of a more limited 2 2. The addition didn't help the appearance of the RX-8, which looks ungainly next to the classically proportioned MX-5 Miata, and probably confused customers as well.


Last updated October 26 2011: 5:29 PM ET