Not Buying This Car is Stupid

Not Buying This Car is Stupid

rev up your engines, John says Scotty love
your vids I bought a 96 24 runner 3.4 v6 128 thousand miles had all the invoices
for oil changes belt oil changes every three what can I do make it last
as long as possible well keep doing that 128 thousand miles is low mileage for
one of those it’s a 96 and that’s a classic vehicle just keep taking care of
it like that it’s got the v6 engine with a timing belt in it cuz it’s an old
one so I would definitely change the timing belt now I’m not just because of
mileage but because of age that’s rubber time your belt it’ll crack I changed the
water pump too and the timing belt tensioner you never know I had a customer
with one of those that had four hundred and fifty thousand miles on it
thinking lasts a long time just baby it and take care of it those are solid
built trucks especially back in 96 the frames are solid everything about them
were solid built trucks Kevin giver says I bought a 96 saturn
sl1 with 23,000 miles I wonder if they’re dependable cars I’m usually
Honda Toyota fan that thinks oldest Hills I’m assuming did not pay much
money for it I’ve had people buy those cars for $500
$1,000 in time for four or five years and I’d have to spend too much money
fixing if that really has 23,000 miles on it it can still be quite dependable I
got customers with those things then a hundred and fifty thousand miles they’re
still running okay if you take care of them if that really is the real mileage
you didn’t pay much you might have actually gotten a really good deal sure
they don’t make them anymore but truth be told the 96 is were better made than
the older ones when they finally went bankrupt because GM even though they
called it Saturn GM owned it kept forced them to make them junkier and junkier
they’re kind of jealous that the Saturn’s were selling good and their GM
cars weren’t so ended up destroying all company and then they just shut the
whole thing down but those old ones were actually better
made than the ones near the end when they stopped making them f batches
how is the Lexus es350 2019 well they’re beautiful cars and it costs an awful lot
of money the only problem that I find is Toyota has had problems higher speed
transmissions the 8-speed transmissions on above they’ve had some problems and
you’re working on them I don’t know if they perfected them and you’re not gonna
know since it’s a 2019 car is that good now cuz it’s 2019 till
it’s been out for a few years it’s the big reason I buy used cars but my wife’s Lexus
yes 300 and it was 12 years old only had 60,000 miles but in those 12 years
that had history had no problems at all and it only at 60,000 miles so I bought it
might be the last car I ever buy her I would never buy a new car any start
especially since they have had problems with the transmissions and the other
ones and not like they fell apart like a Chrysler Fiat toyota claims that got
software fixes why wait until few years down the line myself to see if they
really do work fine and I don’t have any residual problems because a lot of times
to do the software over and then a year or two later that didn’t work right and
they get even worse as the transmission swear so I’d wait on that one
Y 2 K says I got an 09 Hyundai Sonata is leaking coolant right
where the water inlet meets the water housing in the dash
could I use a sealer on it, you could try but here’s the problem
that inside part where it goes in it’s all cheap plastic crap it’s a 2009 so
it’s an 11 year old vehicle and I knows young guys that cheap plastic crap when
it cracks generally means you have to replace it and on that situation you
gotta take the freaking dash of the car part because the hose fits in there yes
but the part it fits into was inside the dash and you got to take all that apart
to change it as a royal pain in the body that’s why I hate to use a plastic crap
like that it’s just cheaper to make that’s all it’s not better it’s worse
when they used to make all those valves and stuff out of metal
hey they’d last for an awful long time but you got hot coolant and all kinds of
chemicals they’re over time plastics gonna do what crack and leak and when
it does you gotta replace it and it’s bad enough when it’s on the outside
sitting in the engine bay where you gotta pay 300 bucks or some piece of
plastic crap with valves it but when it’s hiding inside the dash it’s ten times
worse, Jay Braun says Scotty 2007 honda accord 57,000 miles low mileage
with slow steering rack leak the fluid is
relatively dirty should I change it to prevent a further leak you gotta use honda
fluid cuz they’re very particular I would change all the fluid and I would
add 3 ounces of at 205 reseal it can help it from leaking and a lot of
times it will now if it gets to really leak yeah you gotta have to replace the
rack and it’s gigantic pain in the rear end there’s no arguing that but Honda’s
just have a history of wheat leaking racks on those things and the dirt
doesn’t make sure you get it nice and clean and try the at205 reseal and pray it
fixes and I’ve seen them fix it sometimes because it’s awful low mileage
Volkswagen is now supporting the old beetles by making an electric conversion
motor assembly that you can put on a classic Beetle when they made them so
they actually lasted a long time they’re not talking about the price because
that’s being done by another company in Stuttgart Germany
they are already converting the classic Volkswagens and they’re having a
reasonable amount of horsepower on these things that electric motor they having
like 91 horsepower and they have a pretty good range because they were
small light cars it’s what electric cars are basically
designed for smaller vehicles and there’s tons of classic Volkswagens
still going on you could convert it like I said they’re not given the price tag
yet and since they’re made in Stuttgart I’m sure they’re gonna be really
expensive and it’s gonna be you know a rich man’s toy for the time being but
when they start coming out with these kits in mass and they make more I’m sure
other people the Chinese probably start copying it and you know my Chinese made
conversion kit for a lot less money than what the Germans are making it for but
really not a bad idea cuz those old beetles hey there’s lots of them still
rolling along small vehicle why not convert a small vehicle to electric
instead of making these big things that are never gonna go all that far cuz
they’re too big and they gotta pull the heavy battery,
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  2. Scotty what do you think if the mercedes G class 2019

    Also do you think Mercedes are actually capable of making reliable cars but they just don’t want to??

  3. Scotty: Please standard transmission cars are great buys since they sell for much less. I bought a 2003 Toyota Matrix 5 spd. It was priced 30% less than similar cars with automatic trannies. Got a gr8 buy as very few US car drivers can drive stick.


  5. Hello Teacher
    Scotty I noticed you do not talk about convertibles. I know new ones are $$ pits so what do you recommend from 2006 to 2010
    Lory S.

  6. I agree, 4Runners and their cousin the Chevy Trailblazer are great dependable trucks. Totally not an endless money pit.😉👍🤣

  7. If you convert a gasoline car to electric, do you have to convert the power steering to electric as well? Power steering was normally hydraulic, so i am guessing yes. [I know newer cars already come with electric power steering]

  8. My 1998 saturn sl1 has 190,000 miles on it and it runs great i have had a friend that had on with 300,000 miles on it before it stopped running

  9. I had a 97 Saturn SL1, bought it for $500 with 248,000 miles, ran with no issues for 2 years, sold it for $500 with 267,000 miles on it…

  10. My mom has a lifted sequoia, it’s a damn monster truck and has lasted for 17 years, we’ve even rolled it 6 or 7 times🤣

  11. Scotty always trashes the two cars I own LOL!! I kind of understand where he's coming from but I still love my cars. He looks at car ownership very practically so if you are a car enthusiast for performance or style, you'll always feel burned. Infiniti x Fiat owners 🤣

  12. My sister bought a 95(I think) 4 runner with the 4cyl with 160k mi 5 yrs ago. She only changes the oil when she can maybe twice a year. Drives it everyday and it runs like a sewing machine. It’s the reason why I bought a sienna instead of another expedition…

  13. Just hit 80000 miles on my 2016 Chevy Colorado diesel. This 2.8 turbo diesel is the little diesel that could….. Going to keep it until it dies

  14. That VW Beetle conversion actually sounds like an improvement. The Beetles and Super Beetles only came with 50 HP and 75 HP engines, so 91 HP from the electric is a step up in performance. But does the kit include a heater adaption for those Beetles that had gasoline heat? And could it, by some miracle, provide AC for a vehicle that never had it?

  15. The big problem with driving a converted older car as electric is they are death traps, they are not that well designed to protect you in a crash.

    But then again, Scotty's approach is often buying cars that are 10 or 20 years old anyway. Those don't have the same crash safety as cars made in the more recent years.

  16. Just bought my 2002 4runner with 186,000 for 7,000. It has the v6 and 4wd and it’s been well maintained so definitely worth the price because I want it for a long time!

  17. Scotty is the most legendary car you tuber ever. Super wise, know what he’s talking about all the time. Good job Scotty! Love your channel! All love ❤️

  18. Scotty! Can you talk about the Scion IQ? Since the Fiat and mini are junk, that really only leaves the IQ as a small car option

  19. My 2000 Saturn SL1 has 355000 kms (220500 mi) bought it with 45000 kms (27000 mi). Still a daily driver, runs & drives fine, have never had any major issue.

  20. Loved my '96 4 Runner but I wouldn't go back to body on frame now as the load floor is too high compared to unibody suvs. You'll be sitting at an uncomfortable angle especially in the back seat.

  21. Love my 1999 4Runner. Tip: when changing your timing belt, buy the entire “kit” that includes everything: Belt, idler, tensioner, water pump, etc., and if you can, buy the Denso brand since they are OEM parts.

  22. I almost got a 4Runner. Only down side is they are too cramped for me at 6’2” 260lb. I had more room in my 95 civic hatch and 91CRX.

  23. Saturns didnt get the love the deserved. I had one close to 300000 miles on it and no problems. Body looked like crap, but she ran well

  24. Those 3rd gen 4runners from 1996-2002 are the bullet proof 4runners. Love mine, with the 5speed 4×4 3.4L engine. Only 150K on mine.

  25. Scotty I have a question I own a 2010 f150 with 130k miles on it, runs great! It’s the last year of the 5.4L Triton 3v. How good is the last year of the Triton??

  26. Don’t buy a third gen 4runner in the rust belt. Frames look good, but they rust from the inside out. The frames break right in front of rear tire. I wouldn’t even buy an ‘02. (last year if third gen.)
    I would buy the newest Toyota you can afford, because the motor will be running long after the rust takes over.

  27. Scotty i agree with u almost all the time but the 3VZE is a turd shitty gas mileage head gasket issues, which seem more common on automatic models. I would look at the timing belt, but why bother changing it? it isn’t an interference motor. I’d save ur money for the head gasket job, wait don’t need one, ohh just wait you will.

    Besides the 3 slow, it’s an epic truck in every way. The 22RE was the gem back then, then funny enough as time went on the V6’s got way better and the I4’s started getting worse.

    I still think the mitsubishi engine in japanese the 2600i mazda’s we used to get was a more impressive motor then a 22RE, but there’s a reason those have a cult following and the 3VZE are literally Hated.

    Not hated like a 2LT toyota diesel tho, nothing is worse then that pile of engineering failure. Damn thing is probably as bad or worse then the ford diesels. However it isn’t like those were in ambulances where people were literally dying because the POS motor wouldn’t work. Only ford And international have that badge of honor.

    But yeah ford makes great trucks 👍
    Well unless u got a 6 liter diesel or a. 6.4, diesel or a ford gasser the one with the sparkplugs that shot holes in ur hood, or the two piece spark plugs that half broke off in the head, Or the direct injection carbon issue eco boosts. When I look at wire routing and line routing on most fords i am honesty surprised they don’t have more problems.

  28. My guess is 230,000 on an accord with just a coil change on the cylinder isn't important. You probably own a Chevy, Dodge, or Nissan piece of crap.

  29. I love my 2005 Land Cruiser 4.7 L V8. 275,000 miles. All trouble free. Still runs like new and everything works the way it's supposed to. Keeping it forever!

  30. You should have pointed out that the majority of the older Volkswagens were only 40 hp to start with so going to 90 hp is one hell of an upgrade. Original Volkswagen beetles back under Hitler only had 25 hp then they went to 36 hp before 40 hp. I’m a little bit of a Volkswagen aficionado

  31. Scotty I bought a 1988 Ford Bronco II
    Has the 2.9 v6 in it with a FM 146 manual trans.
    I’ve had it for about two months and changed and replaced so many things such as clutch master cylinder that broke on me due to fort slipping off the clutch and it was plastic haha.
    I also replace the TFI module and ignition coil because it went out on me. Plus a few small things here and there.
    But it seems in tip top shape now and runs great. Even got the check engine light off.

    Just wondering what you think of these cool little suvs? I love it so far, amazingly easy to work on.

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