Here’s Why New Cars Break Down

  • Published on May 6, 2019
  • Here’s Why New Cars Break Down, DIY and car review with auto mechanic Scotty Kilmer. New car broke down. Buying a new car. Should I buy a new car? New cars vs old cars. Are new cars worth it? Are new cars reliable? Buying a new vs used car. The truth about new cars. Why not to buy a new car. Car advice. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 51 years.
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  • Scotty Kilmer
    Scotty Kilmer  Month ago +147

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    • derpdude dat boi
      derpdude dat boi Month ago

      @MrJasonfromcanada Oh nice! I actually like the Volkswagen Rabbits a lot.

    • MrJasonfromcanada
      MrJasonfromcanada Month ago +1

      derpdude dat boi I have 419117km on my 07 VW rabbit. Just maintenance.

    • derpdude dat boi
      derpdude dat boi Month ago +1

      @MrJasonfromcanada Not true. My 1999 Toyota Camry has gone 386K miles with mild maintenance like oil, timing belt, brakes, tires, and common items. Please check your "facts".

    • elisha ello
      elisha ello Month ago

      warer refilling buseinees

    • MrJasonfromcanada
      MrJasonfromcanada Month ago

      Allen Driskill go on, keep displaying your stupidity.

  • Muffy
    Muffy 23 days ago

    Do yourself a favor, buy a veteran. the ''best'' car isn't always the best. And ''best'' can be many different things. New cars have best performace, but they break down like never experienced before. Old cars have less performance but will outlive the owner 5 times over if you treat her right.

  • Ruben Hernandez
    Ruben Hernandez 26 days ago

    Plastic fenders on Mitsubishi’s 🙅🏻‍♀️

  • mrhesham9090
    mrhesham9090 Month ago


  • Zara Ali
    Zara Ali Month ago

    I disagree. There are some great paste waxes out there (Meguiars Ultimate). And as far as spray on waxes are concerned, theyll never be as good as a good solid wax or a paste wax, but Meguiars Xpress Syntethic Spray Wax is hard to beat in terms of spray on waxes, especially if preceded by a good sealant and a good paste wax. Use it once a week or biweekly and It will extend the life of the sealant / wax combo considerably.

  • Allen Driskill
    Allen Driskill Month ago

    Almost no one wants a Toyota Yaris. I have a 2008 model with 137,000 miles. I replaced (other than tires, wiper blades) a ten year old battery, headlight and tail light bulbs. My brake pads are original and still
    good. It has been a fantastic car for me that gets 37mpg. I barely go into an auto parts store.

  • Cogs
    Cogs Month ago

    LOL Scotty and the pictures on the right. Hilarious !

  • ThePurpleUFO
    ThePurpleUFO Month ago

    Funniest guy in town. :)

  • Robert SnyperMD
    Robert SnyperMD Month ago

    Scotty! What's the deal with VW? My wife has a 2014 Jetta TDI. She broke 2 coil springs already, the stupid bolts have hex connectors at the ends instead of conventional nuts and bolts with heads, and don't get me started on the DPF on that thing. I wish she took the money and ran during the recall.

  • Unknown User
    Unknown User Month ago

    Top 3 for KBB resale...
    1. Tacoma
    2. Wrangler
    3. Tundra

  • mavtek
    mavtek Month ago

    Did he really just say new cars break down because "capitalism" wtf? Scotty, are you implying "socialism" makes good cars?

  • my_diary_q8 Almousa

    Thanx for the informations and the details 👍

  • Fordman8011
    Fordman8011 Month ago

    New Car sales are like Democrats.

  • RudyGrowz BudZ
    RudyGrowz BudZ Month ago

    My mom bought a 2019 Nissan Sentra special edition... I would like to know if this is a bad car in breaking down fast ... I would hate that to happen to my moms new car she really works hard to keep up with the payments

  • Aaron Smith
    Aaron Smith Month ago

    204,000 miles on my 01 Eclipse Gt plan on getting 400,000 easy..

  • All TuBe
    All TuBe Month ago

    Hii scotty i got a 2002 honda civic si white 103900 mils on the clock runs good. You said that it is "one of the worst honda ever made" and i personally don't have any of the problems you said the car have

  • Steve Silvas
    Steve Silvas Month ago +1

    I wouldn't give a drop of PISS for a New Car Or Truck!

  • Steve Silvas
    Steve Silvas Month ago +1

    ONE WORD....
    J U N K ! !

  • radiotec76
    radiotec76 Month ago +1

    Seriously?! They make intake manifolds out of plastic!

  • dog forfood
    dog forfood Month ago

    what car should I buy that worth every penny and won't go out of money?

  • joel forrest
    joel forrest Month ago

    Hey Scotty what are your thoughts on 1991 Isuzu impulse lotus

  • hernando villamarin buenaventura

    Hi Scotty!!; As usual, another great, loud & clear video with your wise advices from you. Definitely, experience is rarely an outcome of clumsy improvisation.
    Maybe, since you already have (us) zillions of followers around the globe, (probably from nearby galaxies too; who knows??😁), you'd consider producing/publishing a real "Hard Copy" of your easy to follow advices, as well as your refreshing sense of humour.
    Thank you kindly & God Bless!!🙏

  • geehoon1985
    geehoon1985 Month ago

    Lexus Lexus Lexus

  • chris decker
    chris decker Month ago

    Been using waterless cleaners for my bike for years have no issues. My car on the other hand I never wash it I just dust off the inside from time to time.

  • Mr. Fantastic
    Mr. Fantastic Month ago

    Rev up ur engine ! Buy Toyota celica!

  • David Morse
    David Morse Month ago

    So a new factory in China makes good cars.
    A new factory in Mexico makes lousy cars.
    Sorry, I'm never going to buy a Chinese car made out of paper.

  • Ray S
    Ray S Month ago

    For all you people that think Capitalism is bad, I invite you to move to Venezuela or some other socialist country.
    GREED is bad. Not Capitalism.

  • Jim Tomlinson
    Jim Tomlinson Month ago

    Wait till 3D printing gets really cheap. The whole car will be crap.

  • John L
    John L Month ago +2

    Scotty, Why do you hate Nissan so much, is it because they do not pay you to not knock there product. I have owned Nissan automobiles & SUV's for over 20 years now and they have been trouble free for me.

  • Georgie Is MGTOW
    Georgie Is MGTOW Month ago

    Lease them now a day

  • Truchitoh Figueroa
    Truchitoh Figueroa Month ago

    You make me laugh Scotty !

  • h3r0of7im3
    h3r0of7im3 Month ago

    I went to a used tire shop with 4 new tires asked him to mount and balance them the owner told me unless I bought his tires he wouldn't do it boggled me because I was gonna pay either way if I buy his tires the mount and balance is free so I offered his used tire price to mount my new ones..... told me I was free to go somewhere else blew my mind the shop down the road charged me $20 and laughed cause that guy was dumb I was gonna pay $50 for him to do it lol

    • h3r0of7im3
      h3r0of7im3 Month ago

      @Ray S all I wanted is rubber on rim aired up weights added lol he straight got hateful about it lol

    • Ray S
      Ray S Month ago

      He has probably been burned by somebody in the past. At my shop I make people sign a release of liability if they bring their own parts or tires.

  • john
    john Month ago

    Hey Scotty I own a 1997 Toyota RAV4 and I'm fixing it up because someone dog crap out of it it's got like 326739 mileage on it still running good but I'm looking for a good set of shocks struts for it is there any way you can get back at me and let me know the best set of struts is out there to buy thank you for all your help thank you for all your videos and congratulations on taking the number one spot on TVclip keep up the good work keep up the good job hope to hear from you soon thank you

  • Robbin Banks
    Robbin Banks Month ago

    Chinese cars are not sold in America because they do not meet strict safety guidelines

  • Robbin Banks
    Robbin Banks Month ago +1

    Sorry, but I must disagree on this video. My newer cars have lasted longer than my older cars and I'm driving my newer cars even more. My newer cars require less maintenance than my older cars. My 2009 Cobalt has almost 300,000 miles with no leaks and no smoking it was normal wear and tear it still running great. My 87 Chevy required an engine rebuild before 150,000 and I drive my Cobalt more harder and more often than I did my 87 Chevy. As for resale value, Chevy always done me excellent.

  • Paul Ahlers
    Paul Ahlers Month ago +2

    last time i checked, Japan is a capitalist country. guess you just got lucky with your Toyota, \huh?

  • OrbofShingeki
    OrbofShingeki Month ago

    Yeah i think i'll keep my 04 Denali til the wheels fall off. I feel like i'm getting nickled and dimed but i got a great deal on it, has a new trans, tires and soon brakes and want to get a toyota but i might as well just drive it.

  • PatriotNC1
    PatriotNC1 Month ago

    I'm an auto detailer, and I agree that paste wax is better in the long run and does a nice job. On the other hand, if you need a quick touch up after a wash, the spray on waxes are good for that, as they are quick to apply.

  • Katrina Hopkins
    Katrina Hopkins Month ago

    The tap dancer, while Scotty moved his hands! Lol

  • helicart
    helicart Month ago

    Watching Scotty is like spending time with my wise old slightly wonky grand dad.
    I regain my faith in humanity after watching Scotty for 10 minutes.
    Be interesting to see where these youtube celebrities are in 10 and 20 years time.
    Scotty's take on e-vehicles, and cheap Asian lithium batteries.

  • NOLL72
    NOLL72 Month ago

    Chinese cars will be cheap because they don't go through the trouble of designing them. They are "pros" at doing 'knock-offs' though. BTW, China doesn't abide by international patent laws, so that's why.

  • Sean Lindskog
    Sean Lindskog Month ago

    Scotty, i bought a 1996 Opel Omega 2.0 for 900$. Am i screwed?🤔

  • Eric Maza
    Eric Maza Month ago

    I am sad i have the earth dreams techno.

  • Keneti Pese
    Keneti Pese Month ago

    Toyota rules baby..........

  • TJfishbuk Salliverro

    Volvo was bought by China , you do you know that folks?

  • TVDayZz
    TVDayZz Month ago

    Where is your research and proof in the beginning.

  • MrKidkiller159
    MrKidkiller159 Month ago

    They laugh at my get metro. I tell them I get 50mpg . They stop laughing. Old but a goodie. New v6 Chevy van get terrible mpg , sold it . Still use my 1975 sb Chevy service step van . Great tool rig . Love Co tent @scottykilmer

  • Night rider
    Night rider Month ago

    Hey Scotty, I have a 2016 Nissan Rouge SV and the hood moves a lot whenever I get on the highway, I'm scared it'll pop open one day on me and I'll end up crashing, do you think it could happen?

  • jellofuel
    jellofuel Month ago

    3:14 - "go online" lmaooo at the picture

  • Chris S
    Chris S Month ago

    Spray on wax? LOL.
    Same people who love that are the same that think spray on tans are cool.

  • Mark Cooper
    Mark Cooper Month ago

    Hi Scotty. I have a 1996 Ford F 250. Love my beast. The transition shifts hard. I dont want to get rid of her. Got estimate of 5000 to rebuild the transmission. Do you think this is ok? I really love me beater. Gas mileage sucks bt I am ok with it.

  • QuantumRift
    QuantumRift Month ago

    Poor flattened cat.

  • QuantumRift
    QuantumRift Month ago +1

    Back in the 50's and 60's it was called "Planned Obsolescence".

  • Jim Frankovich
    Jim Frankovich Month ago

    It's because they're all pieces of SH-T. Screw all the emissions and safety crap. Go get an "60"-"70",s truck or car and be done with the new junk.

  • Frank Sz
    Frank Sz Month ago

    Rev up your junk cars until they fall apart and get a 1994 Celica!

  • gogokidd
    gogokidd Month ago

    Buy a honda... they make the best engines and butter smooth gearbox and excellent clutch... The only reason why I was never interested in the Toyota they don’t make manual transmissions

  • bnelson313
    bnelson313 Month ago


  • nirvana896
    nirvana896 Month ago

    While I agree that they are building cars cheaper, I do have to mention that concerns over emmisions are out weighing reliability. Manufacturers are producing cars that are fuel efficient but are complicated and expensive to repair causing these cars to end up in the scrap heap prematurely, which leads me to ask if that is really the most environmentally friendly outcome? The EPA never seems to take into account the emmisions of producing new vehicles.

  • Bernie Worona
    Bernie Worona Month ago

    I got a 93 Explorer , the wheels didn't fall off yet. A lot of other stuff has.

  • Phil Gabanski
    Phil Gabanski Month ago

    Hi Scotty, Lexus 2004 IS 300 with 180000km, good car? Many problems?

  • Today'sTopic
    Today'sTopic Month ago +1

    Sedans should be 15k new.
    Suv and vans should be 20k new. Muscle cars 30k.
    Pick ups 25k.
    This is the real car prices. After all they are just plastic.

  • Trubatube
    Trubatube Month ago

    I owned the hated brand... 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander. Got brand new and 0 issues other than maintenance. Replacing it with 2019 Rav4 because 2007 tech is way outdated.

  • _Suburban_
    _Suburban_ Month ago +1

    "Just keep driving them until the wheels fall off."
    I was looking for a car, and everything I like is at least $5000 out of my price range. So, I guess that's what I'll do

  • _Suburban_
    _Suburban_ Month ago

    Go find out how large a machine it takes to make a plastic bumper, and how much the mold costs.

  • Mike F
    Mike F Month ago

    I'm sorry to say this but you're wrong Scott. The reason why car are quick to brake it's not because of bad bad but bad engineer. Most engineer that design car today are college elite. Most don't know how to turn wrench they only believe in mathematics. To make better vehicle, car manufacturer need to hire good street technician working with college engineer to design better car.

  • starlitopensky1
    starlitopensky1 Month ago

    I would not trust a Chinese-made automobile.

  • Ray S
    Ray S Month ago

    I had a dream the other night that I was hanging out with Tom Petty. I kept hearing Scotty ringing that bell in the background. Realized it was my alarm clock and woke up. Haha

  • 2Wheels R2Wheels
    2Wheels R2Wheels Month ago

    Hey Scotty! "REV UP YOUR ENGINES!" But not over 2500 rpm. They don't build em like they used too! 😝

  • Greg Richard
    Greg Richard Month ago

    Why new cars break down?
    How many cars have you manufactured and sold Scotty?

  • ttt gg
    ttt gg Month ago

    I trust Chevy very much I have a 1997 Silverado with 260,000 miles and still works

  • richrd0001
    richrd0001 Month ago

    Spare me your shallow understanding of "capitalism." Competition do indeed encourage manufacturers to cut costs to help them earn larger market share. Ethical (and common sense) producers create real value for the consumer by delivering more quality for less. But along comes Mr. Kilmer to push the idea that, whoa, you can actually cut costs AND produce an inferior product at the same time and consumers, those schlubs, will NEVER figure it out and punish such producers. No doubt such manufacturers can get away with poor quality for a time but eventually the reviews and the internet analysts figure out what's been done and publicize the sleeze. One way or the other the ethical businesses survive unless they're hammered by giants like Walmart, low-wage foreign competition and illegal immigrants, and monopolies. "Capitalism" isn't defined by unethical producers. Look around you and you find an incredible variety of efficient and ethical producers and service providers. Pound for pound we get quality and efficiency.

  • newest bear
    newest bear Month ago

    Probably to discourage people from getting cars, probably trying to get us away period so we're just a bunch of enslaved drones in a utopian urban hell. Yes, my tin foil hat is working overtime.

  • Patrick Ballensky
    Patrick Ballensky Month ago

    This is your best video yet,keep up the good work!

  • Ray S
    Ray S Month ago +1

    Capitalism is not the same as greed... Just sayin' Scotty

  • Marcus Zuidweg
    Marcus Zuidweg Month ago

    ‘Buy a Toyota next time’

  • Breezy Jeezy
    Breezy Jeezy Month ago

    Your the man god bless you and your family

  • Neil
    Neil Month ago

    Like in S A, ford had the ST 4 cyl 1.6 ecoboost variant at around R300k now they have the 1.0 litr 3 cyl ecoboost ST for R360k! Should the car be cheaper now that its a smaller engine? Less parts ???

  • free thinker
    free thinker Month ago

    Chinese vehicule? If they manage electric cable properly? They could be the best in the world! Same rule for the processor they make! Air gap properly and you got no more worry! In America we were so busy shrinking everything we didn’t airgap properly now everything break down! Don’t rely on box airgap properly everything and you ll be worry free! It’s a tiny bit more work but quality will be the best that exist! Once this is mastered? They can always find ways to shrink or whatever

  • Sammy
    Sammy Month ago

    Scotty, look at the newer Buicks, some are made in China

    • Sammy
      Sammy Month ago

      And the sad part is, I heard those are the most reliable Buicks!

  • Juan Just for Fun
    Juan Just for Fun Month ago

    Hi Scotty, what do you think about the 2001 s10?

  • Lon Landis
    Lon Landis Month ago

    Hey Scotty...With all the stormy weather in the news..How about a video on how to spot FLOOD CARS & TRUCKS??

  • EvoEvan Nismo
    EvoEvan Nismo Month ago +1

    News cars typically have computer modules or components in it taking away some of the driver's driving abilities. It can work sometimes but no always. For example let's say if you got distracted, some modern cars have assisted braking to stop ahead of time.

  • Steve Jovan
    Steve Jovan Month ago +3

    This is nonsense! Cars are better than they have ever been. Look at the ownership and warranties. Currently Americans are driving cars that are over 9 years old on average. This was a 1 in 20 owner 30 years ago. Even average cars are better than good cars were 40 years ago.

    • Steve Jovan
      Steve Jovan Month ago +2

      Ray S
      I’m surprise that this is on the channel. It’s common knowledge that cars are much better than they were. If you were to have told someone that a car company was offering a 10 year 100k warranty on its drive train you would have been laughed at 20 years ago. This is not a debate going on anywhere.

    • Ray S
      Ray S Month ago +1

      Agreed. I write fewer and fewer warranty repair orders. Probably 35% fewer than 20 years ago

  • fernando nunez
    fernando nunez Month ago

    Scotty! what do you think about toyota Yaris??? 2door??

  • slhines7
    slhines7 Month ago

    Planned obselescence and inflation GONE WILD!

  • Dimitris Theodopoulos

    If you ask why so low quality this days, imagine that back in 80s buying a car was MUCH MUCH difficult than today. The good cars were always expensive.
    I remember back in 90s when someone of my friends could buy a car we actually didn't care what car was, we just admire a piece of ''junk''.

  • YTMostCensored
    YTMostCensored Month ago

    Thanks Scotty

  • Indio 119
    Indio 119 Month ago

    Best car brands aside from toyota and honda?

  • Danny McGill
    Danny McGill Month ago

    I bought a 2018 Nissan Rouge. What should I watch out for?

  • Saiga Legacy
    Saiga Legacy Month ago

    If all cars are garbage according to Scotty, Celica is way to go 😂

  • evilal20
    evilal20 Month ago

    Easy Answer: Capitalism.
    *I typed this before you said it* 😆

    • Ray S
      Ray S Month ago

      More like GREED

  • on the roofs
    on the roofs Month ago

    They're made from China now

  • Biff 1 Tannen
    Biff 1 Tannen Month ago

    My Brothers 04 Audi A4 is now garbage. The engine blow up yesterday... Only 30 km after he get it from the repair shop. The mechanic guys forget to tell him and give him the paper that the Oil pressure was low, and the Oil lamp comes on now and then. What can he do??? Nothing😤

  • Leonardo Galera
    Leonardo Galera Month ago

    Chinese cars improved drastically from 10 years back. We all like to make jokes about Chinese stuff, but the truth is that they are learning how to build decent quality goods without charging too much, to be fair, In other to sell a car in China, big manufacturers had to make a joint venture with local companies and manufacture on China... so they learned with all companies in the world... they will have the biggest car companies in the next 10 years, for sure they gonna buy a lot of medium companies (like FIAT Chrysler, Subaru, Mitsubishi, etc..)

  • Mr MEMé
    Mr MEMé Month ago

    Well we didny hear his thoughts on Chinese Carburetors

  • Brian JOnker
    Brian JOnker Month ago

    Scotty with full revs of common sense.

  • William Bertrand
    William Bertrand Month ago

    I have a 2018 VW golf with a 5 speed and a 2017 Jeep Cherokee with the 2.4 how screwed am I?

  • Redneck Gaming
    Redneck Gaming Month ago

    What do you think about ceramic coating your car?

  • Comfort Kabanshi
    Comfort Kabanshi Month ago

    You should change your intro to "Rev up your Toyota engines!!"

  • tubeyourself
    tubeyourself Month ago

    NIssan trucks are under rated