Car Review Channels You Should Stay Away From

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  • rev up your engines, people are always asking me what kind of car should they
  • buy and what should they avoid I help them out with an honest opinion there
  • are a bunch of people out there giving such honest opinions on stuff yet people
  • are probably following their advice so I'm gonna warn you not to listen to a
  • lot of them first of all what credentials do they have I do they have
  • ulterior motives me I've been fixing cars for 51 years am i selling you
  • something no I'm just giving out information now you take journalists a lot of people
  • read stuff like Motor Trend Car and Driver that kind of stuff well I tend to
  • take all that stuff with a large grain of salt
  • for example 2016 Motor Trend named the Chevy Camaro Car of the Year they're not
  • even gonna be making Camaros after 2023 they're gonna shove them in anybody who
  • knows the quality or lack thereof of GM vehicles would never pick a Chevy Camaro
  • as the car of the year in 2016 there's a world of cars out there oh you could
  • pick that as being the car of the year it certainly seems like there's uh a
  • little underhandedness going on here give me another example years ago I went
  • to a Grand Prix race was sponsored by all kinds of different stuff I was
  • interviewed by this Mexican gentleman who did Internet car reviews and he did
  • it by language so he interviewed me big mistake on his behalf
  • they started out saying well Scotty since all cars are so well made today
  • and don't break how can you make a decision on which one to buy so I kind
  • of glared at him and said are you kidding me I said what about Jaguar Land
  • Rover those things fall apart don't tell me they're well made now he wasn't a
  • mechanic of course he was a journalist so he can tell you how to interview me I
  • doubt if any of it aired and after the area's over I said well where are you
  • going next week and he said that well Land Rover was flying them to like
  • Finland and they're gonna unveil the new all-wheel-drive Range Rover
  • free hotel champagne you name it do you really think these people are gonna give
  • you honest reviews of anything if they're like me and told you the truth
  • about half the stuff they would never have any cars left to review the
  • companies would never fight them to any of these things anymore hey it's
  • happened to me in the past I used to go to these dog and pony shows I would
  • always ask incisive questions when everybody was gone I laid back and
  • then went up to the engineers and asked him questions so when I said okay does
  • the racing gas contain any ethanol he said no I said well the ones at the pump
  • had 10% ethanol so right off the bat it can't be 99% the same because 10% of the
  • other ones ethanol you don't have any so he just smiled I said what you're
  • going by ingredients but not percentage of ingredients huh and he smiled again
  • so I said okay I'm gonna play devil's advocate so let's say I got a can of coke here I
  • put one drop of your racing fuel in it then you can say that that racing fuel
  • is 99% the same just because it's coke with one drop of gas and he said well if
  • you go by the ingredients and not the percentage of the ingredients yes you
  • can say that so a lot of it smoking mirrors I remember when I once I was at
  • the Indianapolis 500 I was talking to the competitors who had sent me there
  • the competitors were Mobil 1 and the Mobil 1 guy says don't tell me those
  • guys are telling you it's the same oil that we using the races they use in cars
  • and even he had Mobil 1 admitted he said our oils different that we're using the
  • race cars enemy but it's a PR game the guys play now needless to say I never
  • get reinvented by these companies to come back because they don't like
  • someone asking incisive questions sometimes they don't even allow you to
  • ask questions but I always find a way to ask real questions from the real
  • engineers so when you see a bunch of journalists or other car talk guys all
  • meeting together somewhere I take with a big giant grain of salt anything that
  • they're telling you about just about anything from cars to car products
  • especially when they have to say this was sponsored by blah blah blah now
  • don't get me wrong I really like talking to the engineers the people are designed
  • and tossed off I find it fascinating but most of these companies they don't allow
  • people they ask really incisive questions they put on a
  • dog and pony show for the people who merrily go along eating and drinking and
  • being entertained then maybe giving away freebies to people you know free
  • gasoline vouchers whatever you know it's a PR scam for the corporations it's not
  • real information let's face it if you're going to spend a ton of money on a car
  • you want it to last as long as possible to have the least maintenance possible
  • and to hold up over years and years so you get your money's worth which of
  • course is going against the planned obsolescence theory that modern
  • capitalism is into so these corporations are trying to make something that's
  • planned obsolescence and you want to buy something that isn't so don't think
  • they're not gonna pay people to say how great things are they may not be so
  • great no I love talking to engineers who design stuff come up with interesting
  • ideas they're still set somewhere unless they're an independent engineer and
  • aren't too many of them they're working for corporation corporation pretty much
  • tells them how much they want to spend what they want to design and they got to
  • build it within those specifications take that newer infinity variable
  • compression engine that has different compression ratios crank shafts and
  • piston rods with cantilever systems so the actual compression ratio inside the
  • cylinders can be modified as you're driving brilliant engineering feat buy really
  • infinity is owned by Nissan they're not known for making things that hold up
  • over time anymore so you buy some complex design like that
  • it can easily fall apart and you're stuck with paying the bill now of course
  • the engineers will often count the stuff yeah it's great for them because they
  • design that keeps them in a job but hey there are mechanics they're not actually
  • going out and fixing these things and seeing how they break down how expensive
  • they are or how unreliable they are so you really can't believe what a lot of
  • those people gonna be telling you and when it comes to people that are doing
  • car reviews on cars if they're not a mechanic that's been doing it for quite
  • some time they have no idea what lasts what doesn't last you know they're in
  • the same boat as any journalist if they keep knocking a particular type then
  • that company's no longer gonna give them cars to review don't just say oh that
  • guy thinks our cars stink so we'll never invite him again I was skimming through
  • the internet the other day I found a car site and a hand reviews of
  • 12 different cars and they were all glowing reviews didn't say anything bad
  • about any of them you know I mean you can tell that's tough it's just being
  • either paid for or they're just lavishing praise and hope that they'll
  • get paid later on now unless you're going by pur cosmetics when you buy a
  • car how it looks and all little dials and heads and all the electronic crap
  • that it can do that's not a review you want to put any faith in when you want
  • to buy a car it's going to last a long time and not bankrupt you in repairs when it
  • gets to have a hundred thousand miles there be six seven years old now I have
  • to say I'm in kind of a unique position here I've gotten almost 700 million
  • YouTube views telling people the truth about cars because people want to hear
  • the truth I tell them the truth I don't have to take sponsors paying me money to
  • pay my bills I can be honest a rarity you somebody can actually tell the truth
  • to people I make money at the same time and I'm believing that crap anyways I
  • think we're here to help people out don't get involved in selling a bunch of
  • crap to people just because you're getting paid on the back end we're
  • talking about a huge chunk of your money buying a car you don't want to waste
  • that money get the wrong vehicle because you take advice from somebody who's
  • either on a paola line or just flat doesn't know what the heck they're
  • talking about take what people say on the internet and in print and on TV with
  • a large grain of salt when they're talking about what car you should buy
  • and how good certain models are so if you never want to miss another one of my
  • new car repair videos, remember to ring that Bell

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Here’s Why Car Review Channels are Full of Crap, DIY and car repair with Scotty Kilmer. Do car review channels like Doug Demuro, TopGear, CarWow, Vehicle Virgins, Kelly Blue Book, and MotorTrend really give you honest advice on what are the good cars to buy? Why not to buy a car based on car review channels advice. Buying a car based on car reviews. Why not to trust car reviews on the internet or magazines. The truth about car reviews. Car advice. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 51 years.

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