BMW E46 M3 vs Mazda MX-5 Miata // We Drag Race Our OWN Cars

21 Okt 2020
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This time, Thomas and James race cars from their own personal garage. Thomas with his 333hp 2001 E46 BMW M3 takes on James' 155hp 2016 ND MX-5 Miata. Things don't always go as predicted. Watch to find out. Subscribe!
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  • Fun. Would have liked to see a bit of slalom thrown in.

    John MatthiasJohn MatthiasVor 19 Stunden
  • The ambiguous correspondent preclinically charge because glove enthrallingly suit besides a aromatic surname. outrageous, colossal karen

    alex ramirezalex ramirezVor 2 Tage
  • That M3 looks great

  • I really like the desing of Fiat 124 over that generation Mazda as they are pretty much the same, sorry :d

    evokki0075evokki0075Vor 2 Tage
  • Awesome vid! Would like to know what axleback is on the miata. Sounds decent and I'm in the market for one. Anyone know?

    Ryan SmithRyan SmithVor 6 Tage
  • just sitting listening to the bmw problems and they the exact same as all the shit i fixed on my e46

    Dillon SchillerDillon SchillerVor 6 Tage
  • No normal/sane person is driving around in a M3... at least not here in Germany where those small town pimpmobiles are being built. The Miata is the winner - even with the anemic engine shown here: better design, more character and built to entertain the driver and not to annoy others.

    F. D.F. D.Vor 11 Tage
  • ngl if the miatas msrp was 20-25k it would be ok, but 30k is way overpriced for what it is.

    - HAWK -- HAWK -Vor 12 Tage
  • *M* iata *I* s *A* lways *T* he *A* nswer

    Lifted_AboveLifted_AboveVor 13 Tage
  • That is the bmw=Excuse to a bad purchase ☹

    David TelllezDavid TelllezVor 15 Tage
  • This is a very retarded video... whats the point? To fry the bmw and at the same time fry the mx5? They are two completely different cars. No point doing a drag race between them.

    gouldbergvariationsgouldbergvariationsVor 15 Tage
  • Probably my favorite throttle house video ever. Most authentic and funny.

    JoeJoeVor 18 Tage
  • Is this an ND1 or ND2 Miata?

    BryanDawsonUSABryanDawsonUSAVor 18 Tage
  • What exhaust does the Miata have?

    Zheng ZhangZheng ZhangVor 19 Tage
  • Those first races in Need for Speed. :D

    Moe JoeMoe JoeVor 22 Tage
  • this was a great episode but got to conclude both cars are kind of lame no offense

    kassabi cobrakassabi cobraVor 22 Tage
  • Now let’s have a race with turns 💀

    Turtle gamingTurtle gamingVor 23 Tage
  • Bro wtf that Miata is not worth it loool

    PurplePurpleVor 25 Tage
  • since when has a miata done 0-60 in 4?????

    Michael BMichael BVor 26 Tage
  • That miata sounds sexy.

    DaLaaNi BombinaDaLaaNi BombinaVor 26 Tage
  • Trade them in for the G37 IPL CONVERTIBLE 😋

    Michael C.Michael C.Vor 29 Tage
  • How are those cars even close in results. Scratching my head.

    Rahul ShahRahul ShahVor Monat
  • Wow I think I’ve seen that done somewhere before I can’t remember where though🤪🤣🇨🇦

    Ski ScardaoniSki ScardaoniVor Monat
  • A turbo indeed..on Miata

    HoldMyTriggerHoldMyTriggerVor Monat
  • What stock miata does 0-60 in 4.0? Does he mean kph?

    Jonas ForsbergJonas ForsbergVor Monat
  • Your hard work is worth the effort. I(we) enjoy this channel.

    Marlboro M2CMarlboro M2CVor Monat
  • “8 minutes later” 😂😂

    MoMoVor Monat
  • That Miata may not have one the drag race. But it sure looks sexy doing it :D. Great wrap color too.

    BeersAndBacon GamingBeersAndBacon GamingVor Monat
  • What trunk spoiler does the mx5 have? Looks nice

    1slow1slowVor Monat
  • Beavis & butthead racing

    Robert OrtegaRobert OrtegaVor Monat
  • Real car guys drive convertibles

    Arman KArman KVor Monat
  • Congratulations 🥳. Miata or M2 competition? I have a 2018 nd1 and thinking about trading in on a M2 competition. Very close considering the difference in power. Let’s talk about maintenance 👨‍🔧 and cost of ownership.

  • Love you guys!!! You should be a next Grand Tour TV show!!!

    Ivan ChernegaIvan ChernegaVor Monat
  • Could you possibly do some Lexus f-sport models like Nx or IS

    Rafferty ChaneyRafferty ChaneyVor Monat
  • 6:08 fav part

    LateNight RitualsLateNight RitualsVor Monat
  • U got a car, u abuse it n then fix. Cant j do one side (abusing)

    LateNight RitualsLateNight RitualsVor Monat
  • Such a disrespect to s54 for comparison to a fucken miata

    LateNight RitualsLateNight RitualsVor Monat
  • Great episode!

    Andrew HillmanAndrew HillmanVor Monat
  • “Ask any Miata owner, all they need is one win to be happy” 💀😂 true af

    Horacio NunezHoracio NunezVor Monat
  • What color blue is on the miata?

    steveobarnessteveobarnesVor Monat
  • Last race was straight outta top gear. That’s why I love it

    WTTC OriginZWTTC OriginZVor Monat
  • Well isn't that something there was a marathon of mechanical failures and expenses that the BMW owner had to recite and yep having owned for miatas I can't remember ever having any of them break and that's why Miata owners are always cool 👍

    John CunninghamJohn CunninghamVor Monat
  • Next, we need a hot lap from each

    TG GregoryTG GregoryVor Monat
  • Bmw looks nicer than most JDM cars

    M3 BlackoutXM3 BlackoutXVor Monat
  • You guys are class and fun .your knowledge is amazing and so happy for your what you are both doing.

    Barton OfarrellBarton OfarrellVor Monat
  • You should blend in the times

    TrippinnnTrippinnnVor Monat
  • *buys a HIGH mileage car that has probably been absolutely ragged on for the majority of its life *complains that it needs/has needed repairs Get stuffed, you are just like Tyler from Hoovies Garage

    Jonka OlofssonJonka OlofssonVor Monat
  • Love to see how the ND2 would do 🤔

    JoeDaFivefootaJoeDaFivefootaVor 2 Monate
  • “BMWs were all about performance and I got a convertible” 😂😂😂😂

    Francisco VillaFrancisco VillaVor 2 Monate
  • “that was pretty close” nah homey... nah

    operamattoperamattVor 2 Monate

    2ndProtects1st2ndProtects1stVor 2 Monate
  • This was cool lol

    Antwan HamptonAntwan HamptonVor 2 Monate
  • Vanos system failure... bmw owners “this is the way”

    Brad HanrahanBrad HanrahanVor 2 Monate
  • Thomas's BMW and the history it has is exactly why I'm scared to get a used BMW ...

    Andy SalinasAndy SalinasVor 2 Monate
  • Nd2 rematch

    GrizzGrizzVor 2 Monate
  • I'd like to see the 19 Miata run the M3.

    Mike StClairMike StClairVor 2 Monate
  • It's an mx5 not miata, just saying... 😅🤙

    VisInvisVisInvisVor 2 Monate
  • Jesus Christ is Lord

    sean Jenkinssean JenkinsVor 2 Monate
  • You guys now have a million subs so you can upgrade to some real power

    AkadanationbeentrillAkadanationbeentrillVor 2 Monate
  • Bruh if you want to beat that bmw you need to tune the crap out of your miata

    Darian ValdoDarian ValdoVor 2 Monate
  • He is dissing the m3 but he has his nails painted...

    A For AdventureA For AdventureVor 2 Monate
  • That was an incredibly fun and entertaining video to watch. You guys are great!

    2yan 2oberts2yan 2obertsVor 2 Monate
  • his m3 is 100% not making good compression, it barely has 150 hp prolly but higher torque

    Lineage2ErtheiaLineage2ErtheiaVor 2 Monate
  • 155 hp miata 0-100 in 4 sec, wtf dude

    Lineage2ErtheiaLineage2ErtheiaVor 2 Monate
  • The gap at the finish line seems suspiciously closer than the three-quarter view from Thomas' car.

    GuanJun 1GuanJun 1Vor 2 Monate
  • I wonder how this would do with the ND2, given the longer redline

    bobo wbobo wVor 2 Monate
  • Thats like putting a Ferrari against a Fiat 500

    Lorent DeariLorent DeariVor 2 Monate
  • Please buy a new s54

    samordorsamordorVor 2 Monate
  • that m3 tho!!!

    M8REBELM8REBELVor 2 Monate
  • Miata for drag race...? Meaningless

    R CR CVor 2 Monate
  • Something else to fix on the M3-replacing the rear tires....

    Robert ArutunianRobert ArutunianVor 2 Monate
  • They are both blue 😂 yall are two peas in a pod but very different human knuckleheads

    Guy WebsterGuy WebsterVor 2 Monate
  • Let’s see both cars do a hot lap

    spendarthegreatspendarthegreatVor 2 Monate
  • might as well k20 that miata.

    Josh V.Josh V.Vor 2 Monate
  • Is there anything that actually works like it’s supposed to in Matt’s car? 😂😂😂

    Jeff GarroJeff GarroVor 2 Monate
  • His wife will be pissed when she’s her miata is gone...

    Stewart DStewart DVor 2 Monate
  • Why do fullas haft to be funny like top gear? Just not needed. Cheers tho

    Julian AldersonJulian AldersonVor 2 Monate
  • That was surprisingly close. The MX-5 got a power bump in 2019. Love to see that one, though the BMW isn't new either, obviously.

    Patrick BatemanPatrick BatemanVor 2 Monate
  • BMW's are always love

    ŇƗҜĦƗŁ SŇƗҜĦƗŁ SVor 2 Monate
  • What's the name of the colors, Beta Blue?

    Arizona ColourArizona ColourVor 2 Monate
  • Fuck that shitty Miata a 3 series could probably beat that shit car 😂

    Kenneth MarrujoKenneth MarrujoVor 2 Monate
  • You guys are awesome.

    CallandorCallandorVor 2 Monate
  • so many ads

    salmsalmVor 2 Monate
  • The Mazda dude is definitely a Mercedes fan boy

    GODGODVor 2 Monate
  • Convertibles are gay, super heavy,can't take them to the track and you can't pull the top down all year around, useless, not to mention they don't retain there value well.

    adrian salasadrian salasVor 2 Monate
    • You must be fun at parties

      GimmeTacosGimmeTacosVor 2 Monate
  • Hahahahaha the last race is how you win 😁

    Ronaldo Angelo SyRonaldo Angelo SyVor 2 Monate
  • Which exhaust on the Miata? Sounds great!

    davisflyerdavisflyerVor 3 Monate
  • Why on earth didn't he get the 181hp miata.

    Ja LeeJa LeeVor 3 Monate
    • I bought this Miata brand new in 2016. The 181hp miata came out 3 years later

      James EngelsmanJames EngelsmanVor 3 Monate
  • it’s not a miata. just ne first one is called a miata wtf. i work for mazda

    Max Was muss das mussMax Was muss das mussVor 3 Monate
  • I got a feeling the ND2 would have tied you

    Rice YadnapRice YadnapVor 3 Monate
  • This fun I’m just about to buy a mx5

    Michael Obed GonzalezMichael Obed GonzalezVor 3 Monate
  • Brooo I subbed to you at 10k

    Sahil SahjaniSahil SahjaniVor 3 Monate
  • Used to put the roof down on the ND on the 101 during 45 mph traffic, coasting along with the clutch. I've driven a lot of cars and it's still the funnest, smile-on-your-face every drifting turn, every gear drop, every time another miata driver gives that look of camaraderie.

    TheLocalHentaiTheLocalHentaiVor 3 Monate
  • The odds were obvious... But this was really fun to watch

    Floyd MabenaFloyd MabenaVor 3 Monate
  • ????? Hey look the M3 wins. What a surprise. The Miata isn’t built to burn people in a straight line.

    HokiemiataHokiemiataVor 3 Monate
    • M3 isn't a straight line car neither

      A EA EVor 2 Monate
  • What movies does this remind me of mmmmm. Oh yes fast and furious hahahahaha... Between the evo, the spider and the two American muscle hahahahah

    Oscar MusowoyaOscar MusowoyaVor 3 Monate
  • I thought a video only had to be 10+ minutes to get in the algorithm. Strikes me this was 3 minutes too long.

    Joshua GJoshua GVor 3 Monate
  • That was pretty hot how James was whipping that Miata

    Demetrius mooreDemetrius mooreVor 3 Monate
  • Nice video and congrats on the 1mil. James is there video that mentions the wrap and wind deflector you've installed on the MX-5? Absolutely 😍 the colour.

    Scott Alexander-BownScott Alexander-BownVor 3 Monate
  • 4:43 BMW drivers making excuses for not using their turn signals be like

    Arav_2005 EBF1Arav_2005 EBF1Vor 3 Monate