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5 Car Brands You Should Never Buy

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  • rev up your engines, today by popular demand I'm gonna talk about five car
  • brands that have gotten worse over time, and kind of contrary to Darwin's natural
  • selection these companies are still around, they haven't gone extinct like the
  • dinosaurs yet, now taking the lead or if you look at another way, the ones at the
  • bottom of the pack is definitely Chrysler, Chrysler might be going extinct
  • they lost thirteen point one percent of car sales in 2018 and they have a
  • limited amount of cars anyway realize this is about cars that got worse, now
  • Chrysler has had problems for a long time
  • let's see they're running a verge of bankruptcy a while back and then
  • Mercedes bought them and called it daimler Chrysler for a while though there's
  • the legendary Mercedes quality buying Chrysler known for poor quality and it
  • didn't work out all that well it was projected that they lost billions on that
  • deal, mercedes-benz gave up with it and who ended up buying it but Fiat
  • now it's Fiat Chrysler, now there's a merger that's certainly not made in
  • heaven, you got two companies notorious for low quality Chrysler and Fiat
  • merging together with Fiat being the one who owns the big picture and if you put
  • modern technology into a poorly manufactured facility that's a recipe
  • for disaster, I've seen these Fiat Chrysler some of
  • them had twenty five, thirty five thousand miles either the engines or
  • the transmissions blew up on them, now the original Chrysler company way back
  • 40 50 60 years ago and so, they were known as a quality car, they made cars
  • that people wanted, but as time passed on
  • Chrysler went down the slippery slope, they did buy jeeps, Jeep was originally
  • willys-overland, AMC corporation bought them out and Chrysler bought out AMC and they
  • basically threw all the cars amc made away and just kept the jeeps because
  • they wanted the jeep name and in many cases that's all it is anymore
  • the name Jeep, take a Jeep renegade this just a rebadged Fiat
  • four-wheel-drive vehicle, hey they're basically pretty clunky
  • vehicles they don't hold up all that well and they certainly aren't some
  • off-road thing like a real Jeep used to be where you could go off-road
  • they're just junky little Fiats but they sell them as jeeps and some people buy
  • them they don't know the real history, do research before you buy a vehicle, now
  • really as far as I'm concerned Chrysler hey they went from the frying pan into
  • the fire, they definitely are the absolute fastest downhill company that I
  • can think of, now the next car company that's gone downhill is General Motors
  • now I learned to drive on a Chevrolet myself back in the 60s they were solid
  • reliable cars and GM of course makes Cadillac, decades ago Cadillacs was a
  • luxury brand everybody's thinking about I want to ride around in a Cadillac well
  • they've gone a long way from being one of the top-rated cars to where they are
  • today, sure I used to have customers who were satisfied with their GM pickup
  • trucks their GM cars decades and decades ago all of my customers that bought
  • General Motors products in the last 10 15 years they were all either extremely
  • disappointed or relatively disappointed if they kept the vehicle for any length
  • of time, now GM does have a bright spot but it's in China but those were made in
  • China for the Chinese market maybe they're gonna end up making
  • and importing them over here, could be a better deal I don't know but that
  • doesn't exist yeah, maybe instead of going down all the way they'll start coming
  • up a little with Chinese made GM vehicles but that's not the case yet so
  • I'm still keeping GM in the making them worse category, now the third company that I
  • picked for making cars less reliable is Volkswagen, they've gone a long way the
  • original Volkswagen Beetle that was dependable simple to maintain cheap to
  • fix vehicle to their modern high-tech German computerized monstrosity
  • when they break down, the new beetles that they don't make anymore they gave
  • up with them there were disaster areas in terms of repair they used that crazy
  • dual clutch automatic transmissions in those new
  • beetles I saw people spend five six thousand dollars or more having those
  • transmissions rebuilt because they were terrible transmissions and the overuse
  • of plastic into Volkswagens, I got customers that said I'll never buy another
  • one, the door handles broke over five six times, the air conditioning compressors
  • would blow up and they'd have to keep putting different ones on, they just are
  • not solid reliable vehicles like they were a long time ago, and yeah they sell
  • a lot of cars but then again McDonald's sells a lot of hamburgers and
  • I wouldn't call them quality hamburgers good for your health
  • yes volkswagen has a lot of money, they own Porsche they own Audi but they took
  • all that high technology and threw it in their Volkswagens, so they're no longer
  • simple vehicles or reliable vehicles and with the cheating they did on their
  • diesel cars they're not even honest vehicles, I do have to say in the last 20
  • years I don't have a single customer who ever bought a Volkswagen and then went
  • out and bought another Volkswagen, they said that's it I'll never buy another one
  • of these, now the fourth car brand I'm picking is mercedes-benz, now I started
  • working on Mercedes Benzes in the late 1960s they were like tanks then they
  • were solid they could last forever now they did cost a small fortune there's no
  • arguing that they were solid rugged and reliable, then they started adding layers
  • and layers of technology and they started
  • making them in places other than Germany and the German quality just wasn't there
  • when they started making Mercedes Benzes in the United States they had all kinds
  • of problems now I mean they didn't make the engines and transmissions there but
  • they assembled the vehicles and they had wiring harness fails up the wazoo,
  • Mercedes still makes very good engines and generally very solid transmissions
  • but with some of these cars having almost a hundred separate computer micro
  • processors on them they age they become endless money pits I have customers that
  • bought used Mercedes s classes they paid like twelve thousand dollars
  • for a car that originally was over a hundred and twenty thousand dollars and
  • you might ask how could that be that's because everyone knows the things
  • break down as they age and cost a fortune to repair, now if you
  • don't mind driving one around generally the engines will still runs and the
  • transmissions will still be shifting but all the electronics starts to go harwire on
  • those things and being no different than a lot of other car manufacturers the
  • increased use of plastics, well guess what the plasticizers eventually vapor
  • out ages especially in the engine compartment, then all the plastic stuff
  • starts breaking and plastic stuff on Mercedes and maybe cheaply made but it
  • isn't cheap to buy when they break and just like Chrysler the hellcat engine
  • is an insane I powerful engine and Mercedes makes high powerful engines too
  • but the rest of the vehicles Chrysler and Mercedes as they age they break down
  • a lot and on both of those vehicles check they're insanely low resale values
  • as they start to get older not a wise investment really, now the last car
  • manufacturer that I believe their quality has been going downhill steadily
  • is Nissan, they really made the first mass-produced sports cars that were fun
  • fast and reliable you never saw that in a sports car before things started to go
  • downhill as an example for mid-sized sedans last year the Nissan Altima was
  • rated as the least reliable midsize sedan especially the ones with CVT
  • transmission over the last couple of decades have had automatic transmission
  • problems and when they went to CVT transmissions they had even more
  • problems they own the company that makes those CVT transmissions it's called Jatco
  • and they actually sell them to lots of different manufacturers but that's
  • not saying those other manufacturers aren't making mistakes too, as an example
  • of one of the customers is Subaru everybody else Subarus have had
  • automatic and CVT transmissions up the wazoo,
  • but out of all the cars that I work on the Nissan's have the most CVT problems
  • of any of them that I've seen they just go out and cost a fortune and normally
  • when they do go out the cost of rebuilding or replacing that CVT
  • transmission is more than the entire vehicle is worth so most people just get
  • rid of the cars rather than fix them Renault took over
  • now they are pretty much in control now Renault is actually a huge corporation
  • but being big doesn't necessarily mean better when they took over Nissan the
  • quality really went downhill, you ask anybody who has my late 90s Nissan there
  • was still pretty well built vehicles but ask anyone who's owned one in the last
  • 10 years their not gonna say that odds are my daughter-in-law had one one of the
  • junkies car she ever had it was forever breaking even though the thing was only
  • like four or five years old and hilariously enough the muffler fell off
  • now look this is a 94 Celica still has the original muffler and it's working
  • fine if they can't even well the muffler on a pipe and keep it on for four years
  • that shows you just their overall general quality is, so now you know five
  • car brands that have been going downhill for quite some time and if you're a wise
  • person you might stay away from buying one, so if you never want to miss another
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5 Car Brands You Should Never Buy, DIY and car review with Scotty Kilmer. Least reliable car brands that used to be good. Bad cars that have only gotten worse over time. Worst cars to buy. Worst cars to own. Cars you should stay away from. Car manufacturers that have gone downhill in the past few years. Car brands to stay away from. Car Advice. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 51 years.

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