I Ranked All Car Brands from Worst to Best

I Ranked All Car Brands from Worst to Best

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today I’m going to talk about the ten worse and best car
manufacturers that sell cars in the United States but I’m not going to
include the European companies because I don’t advise anybody to buy those for
various reasons I’m talking about all the others now I’m gonna start with the
worst ones and number one as the worst manufacturer of car sold in the United
States its Fiat Chrysler no surprise there Chrysler had low quality problems to
begin with it fooled the Germans when they were damla Chrysler the Germans
lost billions I’m at the owner they dump them and then Fiat bottomed out well
it’s like going from the frying pan into the fire
having Chrysler and Fiat merged now Fiat itself left the United States decades
ago and it came back but look how horrid their car sales are going now the actual
Fiat brand in the United States sold less than a thousand vehicles in June of 2019
fool me once shame on you fool me twice shame on me well the Americans don’t
want to be shamed so they’re not buying these Fiat but of course the Fiat
technology is in many of these Chrysler cars the engines the transmissions and a
lot of it is pure garbage I’ve had customers who bought brand-new once the
engines blew up at 40,000 miles the transformations never even shifted right
in the first place they’re just terrible vehicles and I
would advise to stay far away from them so if you only listen to one thing that
I say make sure that you don’t buy a Fiat Chrysler product if you value your
money now the second worst vehicles as far as I’m concerned our GM vehicles it
doesn’t matter if you come GM GMC Cadillac whatever they’re all owned by
General Motors I remember when I was a kid dad a song what’s good for General
Motors is good for the USA what’s a good thing that that’s not a truism anymore
because if the country was in the same shape as General Motors we’d be in dire
straits then I learned to drive on a Chevy Biscayne was like a boat you
didn’t drive it you sailed it down the road but it was a pretty bulletproof
vehicle it ran and ran and ran but it was in Niagara Falls New York so
everything rust there and eventually the body rusted out but we saw the tool
gauger in a junkyard he took the engine out and put it in his
junkyard truck that he went around picking up junk with and drove us for
years and years the engine kept going but sadly if you
jumped it today General Motors products just aren’t what they used to be their
quality control is there moving a lot of production to China it’ll move it all
over there I don’t know get better quality control but to stop there make
it over here many of my customers that had GM products told me they will never
buy another one if they bought one that was made in the last eight ten years
especially we were talking about small or cars GM never really made very well
built small cars overall the company just doesn’t show that they’re making
quality products anymore I’d stay away from them to the number three on the
list is Nissan they kind of merged were taken over by Renault a couple decades
ago not for me it’s a sad case because when I was young they were called
Datsuns and they were little cars that could run forever
then they came out with the sports cars the 240 Z’s and they were great sports
cars after they merged with Renault and yeah the early 2000 ones they could be
okay that was after the merger but you go 2006 or above there you’re making a
lot of junk I had customers with them 40,000 miles the mufflers fall off
I mean that’s a simple thing if they can’t even weld a muffler in a car
correctly think what they’re going with the rest of the cars I mean horrible
transmissions and they make a lot of CVT transmissions to just fall apart I see
more Nissan’s with CVT is going out and then people find out that hey it’s gonna
cost me six eight thousand dollars to put another transmission in and the cars
worth three or four and they just junk the car so stay away from Nissan if you
value your money the number four on my list Kia I would not buy a Kia
not if you’re cheaper you want to save some money they can be okay cars if you
don’t drive more than a hundred thousand miles or keep more than six or eight
years just keep your mind they don’t have the quality and you’re not saving
all that much money I did a video the other day and I showed that back in 2008
if you got a Kia SUV $6,000 cheaper than the rare for SUV and even though the
quality was a lot I worked on one the other day it had
50,000 miles in the air-conditioning had already broken the compressor went out
on it but if you compare a 2019 Kia SUV to the 302 rav4 you were saving less
than two thousand dollars buying a Kia and for that small amount of money hey
I’d buy the Toyota every time if you went a long lasting cart it doesn’t give
me any troubles you don’t buy a Kia, now the last manufacturer and I wouldn’t buy
a car from I rate as low is mitsubishi they’ve always been cheaper made cars
many of my customers with Mitsubishi’s at an
early age they burned a lot of oil I don’t know why they can’t learn from
history they’ve always had cheap piston rings they just burn oil as they age go
back three decades ago I had a customer who wanted blue smoke looked like they
were fumigating for mosquitos driving down the road often you can only get
parts at the dealer where the prices are extremely high and a lot of people don’t
know how to work on them so you go to the dealer you’re gonna pay outrageous
prices to get them fixed so even though they’re cheaper to buy they can be much
more expensive to fix and really there’s so much choice these days and decent
vehicles why would you go and try to save a little bit of money get anyone
that’s a lot cheaper made the piston rings wear out the engines burn oil now
yeah they do cost less that’s how they sell them you can get a Mitsubishi
Mirage they started like $13,000 that said I’ve had customers that were happy
with them for a while they don’t fall apart as soon as you buy them and since
they’re a cheaper car people always want to buy something that cost less but if
you’re really value your money over time it’d be better off buying a used Toyota
or use Honda then you would be buying a brand new Mitsubishi also probably last
two to three times as long as you keep them a long time, now here comes the five
best ones number five is Subaru which might
surprise you cuz I generally tell people I’m not a Subaru fan I’m not a Subaru
fan but lately they’ve been making some interesting engine designs if you live
in a snowy area the system in a Subaru is pretty much
one of the best systems out there there are the ones that really want whole-hog
I’m all wheel and four-wheel drive systems I got that down pat you live
where there’s a lot of snow but Subaru may not be a bad idea I know in the past
that head gasket problems their automatic transmissions or garbage I
still tell people today if you really have a choice the Subaru get a standard
transmission no number four is Mazda now I’m not a big miles to fan myself but
there are reasons you could buy a ma so let’s say you want a little cute sports
car you can’t beat the Mazda Miata for the money there are excellent cars
lately my customers with Mazdas they’ve been reasonably happy with the vehicles
they make some decent cars of various types and they’re pretty dependable
vehicles now number three on my list of the better made car is ford and I know people
might say oh it’s an American manufacturer well their quality has gone
up and they’re more or less starting to specialize here in the United States
they’re pretty much given up on a car market they’re only gonna be making
Mustangs and they’re gonna be stressing pickup trucks and SUVs which as far as
I’m concerned is a smart move on for their smaller cars they weren’t that
well made they had problems so I Ford’s sticking to what they do best
trucky type things hey I put them number three on the list, and number two on the
list is Honda, Honda actually makes the best engines in the world their engines
are even better than Toyotas Honda has less engine related failures on their
vehicles than even Toyota Honda’s one on the list for engines and Toyota’s number
two and just like Toyota they have a wide range of vehicles you can buy and
here again I’m just have really good resale values because they’re generally
really well built cars but as they’re always warned people you got to do a
little research on anything because some of the newer Honda’s that have the GDI
turbocharged engines have an oil dilution problem I wouldn’t buy one of
those until they ironed it out but that’s not often that honda
make big mistakes, and of course Toyota is the best car manufacturer period
people go whine all they want say oh they’re not as quality as they used to
be well nothing is but they’re still better than all the rest they hold up
yeah you’re gonna pay more for one but there’s the market for you Toyota’s have
insanely high resale values why because people know they’re good the market
isn’t gonna lie on that if cars are crappy like Jaguars check their resale
value, I get customers if they’re crazy enough they can buy a
beautiful look and use Jaguar that’s seven or eight years old for a couple of
grand, so now you know the bottom five and the top five car manufacturers
in the United States that you can buy, so if you never want to miss another one
of my new car repair videos, remember to ring that Bell

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  2. True Story: a woman at my job recently was unable to turn off her Fiat with the push-button starter. parked the car. pushed the button. nothing happened. engine kept humming. pushed the button again. nothing. she disconnected the battery for the day and had to take it to the dealer

  3. My 2008 pontiac G6 I bought brand new has 218000 plus miles. No issues with engine or transmission. The catalysts converter was on recall and replaced at 120000 miles.

  4. He mentioned Jaguar, he's right! I have a 2012 XF Supercharged V8 Portfolio Edition. I hate this car. I have a standing agreement with my shop. If it catches on fire ? don't put it out!

  5. Im on my 4th Dodge Charger, havent had any problems with any of them. Sometimes I wonder if Scotty only fixes cars from 20 years ago.

  6. Must have got lucky……2012 KIA Optima….130000 miles …..been awesome and trouble free….still nice and tight

  7. I bought a used 2008 Honda Civic in 2014 with 95,000 miles with a manual 5 speed transmission. Today, 8/23/19, it has 195,000 miles
    And still runs great! I change the oil myself and can report that after all those miles, the engine and transmission are leak free!

  8. I owned 3 Honda cars. Very reliable, easy to maintain, good looks, fun to drive, great on gas mileage, good resale value. Only issue after 10 or so years they need paint job.

  9. Surprised Hyundai didn't make the list. Lost $6k on a Tuscon in just two months. Never ever again will I buy a Hyundai.

  10. Id have to disagree with mitsubishi being 6th. i have owned 12 different Mitsubishi's and ive driven some super rough and they have lasted me up towards 300k easily one i have at 435kmi . I have a 04 lancer ralliart with 285k right now owned it since 110k . Still runs like a champs . My believe is if you do for a vented of Maintenance and keep up with everything a car or any car can last forever reguardless of its known issues . Just my opinion

  11. My last GM vehicle was a 1995 4WD Suburban will be my last GM vehicle…and I still have it with only 148k miles. Built like a tank, tows my trailer, and can haul quite a bit when the third seat is removed. As far as Mazda goes, I'm on my third. My first was a 1979 RX-7 with the rotary engine…had it for 10 years and was a great car…nothing beyond routine maintenance for the 190k miles I put on it. My second Mazda was a 2005 Mazda 3 when gas prices went through the roof…had it for 8 years and 180K miles (only forced maintenance was to replace the AC compressor). I'm now driving a 2014 Mazda 6 and currently at 90k miles…so far, just tire and oil changes. I have almost 500k miles on three different Mazdas, and zero complaints.

  12. Who appointed you as an expert??? How many of these different marques have you actually had experience with? Wonderful thing about YouTube, everyone can have a soap box.

  13. I love my Fiat Bravo. Pretty, punchy, comfortable. 170ish BHP and 1300kg in a smallish hatch… I mean, it's up on jacks at the moment while I replace its brake hoses, but when it's working it's a great car to drive. Except for that mysterious chuffing noise it makes in 3rd gear mid acceleration. And the fact that it ate its own clutch last year and cost me £800 to fix. Oh and the battery mysteriously draining.

    Other than that, great car.

  14. Many people end up with KIAs and Hyundais due to being turned down by Toyota financing and being accepted by the more leanient credit companies. It's not that they didn't want to pay the extra 2k for the Toyota, it's the financing.

  15. Can someone fill me in on Hyundai? I never hear Scotty talk about those. I've had good experience with mine. Its like got 106k miles on it, and I just replaced the front ball joints because they were about to fall off, but I feel like that's normal for 100k miles. No real problems for me otherwise

  16. Regarding Chevrolet quality, my experience is different. I have a 2013 Chevrolet Camaro with over 140,000 miles on it. I get all the maintenance done per the schedule, and I've had no problems so far. The car runs like a top.

    Prior to this car, my 2002 Camaro and 2005 Trailblazer both went over 200,000 miles. I sold the Camaro with about 220,000 miles and the only thing wrong with it was a leaking water pump. The Trailblazer had over 260,000 miles, but it was on the verge of engine failure – it was about to throw a rod. I sold it to a guy who was going to rebuild the engine, which he did.

    I suspect your opinion of GM products may be tainted by the fact that people don't bring cars to you when they're working perfectly. There is a concept called selection bias. You're basing your opinion on the cars coming to you, a single mechanic, in a single city, from a small selection of people. You're not balancing the numbers of cars coming to you as they relate to numbers sold in your area.

  17. I don’t know… I’ve had two Kia Optimas run problem free for a long time. One went 338000 miles before it was wrecked. The other went 526000 miles pretty problem free before the transmission failed.

  18. I agree with you almost all the time Scotty.
    But.. Kia believe it or not have been doing alot better especially with there SUV's since 2018
    Even there new telluride got ranked 1# third row SUV.
    And as for Dodge it's a hit or miss
    It all depends on what you spend you go and buy a Challenger or charger you have to get a SRT package or anything that involves a V8 to have a reliable vehicle that's the only thing Dodge had gotten right aswell only thing Chrysler didn't mess up.
    And Toyota has gotten worse over the few years still good vehicles but there slacking and Honda I agree would be the top if not 2nd best brand.

  19. i know you dont like german brands but i got an 05 audi a8 with 356,000 miles on the clock it gives me no problems as long as you take good care of your vehicle and perform regular mantinence anything can last a long time

  20. Nissan hardbody D21 was The Best Pack mule I had, just no parts available in the market. The parts I had to replace were stock after 200k miles

  21. I own a 2016 Ram Rebel 1500 5.7L hemi and have over 130K original miles and have had zero problems with the truck. Actually I will be swapping this in for a 2019 Ram Powerwagon now. Love this company!

  22. Guess I can't complain, my 2 Toyota 4×4's are invincible. Zero issues with normal maintenance.
    1998 Tacoma, 1995 4Runner.

  23. For people asking, Jeep , Chrysler, and Dodge Ram are all fiat Chrysler vehicles which makes them all the worst

  24. Hi Scotty I live in the Middle East in Dubai exactly and we have 122 f temperature almost a hole year so we really depend on our cars to go any ware. I 100% agree with your rank, Because we really abuse our cars because of the heat and traffic, so we depend almost on Japanese cars.

  25. I had a 2001 Honda Accord and kept saying to myself I will buy a new car when it dies, that dam engine never died. 5 years later I ended up selling it for 1500, at 235k milage.

  26. His ranking is funny since JD power ranks KIA Hyundai at the top of quality and Subaru way at the bottom. Quality in Dodge also seems to be getting better now that Fiat has bought them. Sad to see how Audi has fallen. It was number 4 when I bought my S6 in 13. Kia Stinger GT would probably be my first test drive if I were to buy a new car today and a Mazda 6 for my wife.

  27. Cars can be more than getting you from a to b .
    For a car to sit on my drive it needs to grab my attention everytime i look at it, if it doesnt its history no matter how frugral or reliable i dont care its gone.

  28. Call me the time saver…

    Worst Cars (in order of the video):

    1, Fiat

    2, GM

    3, Nissan (when they merged with Renault)

    4, Kia

    5, Mitsubishi

    Five Best

    1, Subaru

    2, Mazda

    3, Ford

    2, Honda – Best engines in the world, good resale vale

    1, Toyota

    Thank me by giving this comment a thumbs up

  29. I’ve got a 91 Toyota mr2 with over 200k on it and still hauls but either way I got a new swap for it on its way ?

  30. Kia's are getting a lot better. We have a 2010 Soul, almost 100,000 miles, runs like new. The only thing I keep replacing is oil, wiper blades and tires.

    As of 2019, Kia has won the JD Power IQS top award for several years running. No one has that record. Even higher on the list than Porsche.

  31. From worst (1) to best (2)…

    1. Fiat Chrysler
    2. GM Vehicles
    3. Nissan
    4. Kia
    5. Mitsubishi
    6. Suburu
    7. Mazda
    8. Ford
    9. Honda
    10. Toyota

  32. I own an ‘01 cruiser, it’s lasted for a long time an 131,000 miles but there’s a new light every few months. Now it’s an oil light at idle revs only. Not sure what it is but I gotta get to the bottom of it cause it’s driving me crazy lol


  34. Ever notice the drivers of Kia, Chrysler, Mitsubishi, and Hyundai vehicles are hella ghetto and Dodge drivers are white trash

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