Don’t Fall For This Car Scam

Don’t Fall For This Car Scam

rev up your engines
Baltazar soul says thoughts on the 94 toyota pick up with rebuilt manual
transmission and rebuilt engine oh they’re great vehicles who rebuilt them
I see a lot of guys say oh that’s rebuilt that
rebuilt straight out of a junkyard they spray cleaner hose and then spray
painting was painted make them look shiny and away they go
you want proof that these things actually were rebuilt like here in Houston
if somebody said it was a rebuilt transmission I’d say who did it enough
or somebody like my friends at McAfee standard transmissions I’d say hey yeah
they do a great job no problem and same thing with the engine who rebuilt it
I’ve seen people buy rebuilt engines and you pull the oil pan off they’re full of
sludge the only thing they did was buy it from a junkyard steam clean them and
spray-paint them and the insides weren’t touched though you gotta have proof that
the stuff was actually done by somebody you can talk to and see what kind of
reputation they have and that they actually did the work cuz a lot of
people talk to talk but when it comes down to actually doing the work it see
they’re not done right you’re not even done at all
Don across says Honda passport vs. Lexus rx350 I wouldn’t even compare
them Lexus is such a better built vehicle you know of course on the other hand
let’s say you’re buying a used one that’s got lower mileage on it you’re
gonna be able to pick up the passport a heck of a lot cheaper then you’re gonna
be able to pick up to use Lexus they hold their value I’m often ever
customers bringing them and I’ll say look I’m not a fan of those things by
any stretch of the imagination the hondas you can get used ones as low mileage so
much cheaper than others go and buy one if a mechanic says it’s good there’s
nothing wrong with doing that but if you compare them as actual vehicles you
can’t even compare the lexus is such a better made vehicle and that Honda’s
anyways, andrew says Scotty what are your thoughts on when dodge and Shelby made
cars those were some weird cars like they had
that Shelby of the little 4 cylinder Chrysler ugly little things it was like
their copy of Volkswagen Rabbit I mean there were terrible cars they went fast
until they blew up that was a deal where you know they’re trying to build on the
Shelby use the Shelby name to sell their dodge and that was when Chysler was
in real trouble they were making junk nobody wanted to buy I mean I don’t
think there’s such great cars they were interesting for the speed and what they
can do but really most of them don’t have any resale value these days cuz
there were such financial flops that people don’t wanna and those 4-cylinder
ones that they made they were so ugly nobody wants to track my retirement they
look terrible you know even with some of the horrible designs out today those
things were even worse, part three plays Scotty I got a 2013 Mazda 3 the brake
pedal feels soft and I bleed the system after I bleed them they were firm for two
weeks got soft again if you have done no work on the system and you got soft
breaks and you bleed them and they get hard and it get soft again you got a
leak somewhere that’s sucking air in normally bleeding brakes won’t fix
anything unless you’ve opened the system got air in it or if there’s something
letting air get in the system there’s no reason to bleed the brake system if
it’s never been worked on if there’s nothing wrong because there’s nothing
wrong you’re somehow it’s sucking air in the most common thing is a bad master
cylinder that sucks there cuz most other things if they got a leak they’re gonna
be leaking out not only are they gonna suck air but they’re gonna squirt air
out too and with the master cylinder they can often leak internally and you
won’t see any leaks but then it’ll building up I guess the master so maybe
the first thing I’d do in something like that I just changed that they’re not all
that expensive not that hard to change on a vehicle like that either Anthony
Barboza says 51 years as a mechanic what haven’t you worked on well I haven’t
worked on any of those crazy little cars they sell in Asia cuz they don’t import
those little micro cars because they don’t imprt them over here so I’ve never
worked on it but I mean I worked on rolls-royce of course Ferraris Lamborghinis I
hated working on those exotic cars they’re a pain in the butt but most cars
as long as you can get parts for them in the United States I’ll work on them to a
certain extent but I’ll also tell people let’s say they got a mid-engine Porsche
and you got to pull the engine to do work I won’t do it I’ll say hey I know
Porsche guys that work on these all the time but you know just bend over and
start throwing money at them because they’re gonna want a ton of it to work
on a mid-engine car like I’ve even worked on old Renaults from the turn of
the century you turn to the 18s to the 1900 my grandfather had a customer had
one when I was a kid and it was a cool car I’ll work on them as long as I can get
parts for them you know that doesn’t bother me, lawrence says
would you buy a Camry made in the USA actually I have but I’m so cheap I
buy used ones I bought for my wife a Toyota Camry station wagon a blue one it
was beautiful and it was made in Kentucky now I only paid a couple
thousand dollars for it it had 70,000 miles and she liked the car the AC blue
called I gave it to my first son he learned to drive on it I gave it to my
second son he learned how to driving on it then I got it back and I ended up
selling to a girl who joined the Peace Corps and drove it to California and I
don’t know what happened to it after that so that was decent build you know
they’re not quite as well made as the Japanese ones but there’s still decent
made and they can last a long time silver pixels says how reliable would you
say the Pontiac Firebird are, well you know they were real reliable back in the
day one of my friends had one he bought four thousand bucks with was a big deal
that had a four-barrel carburetor v8 engine and a four-speed standard
transmission most people had three speeds out of four speeds and man did that
thing used up gas when he floored and opened up all four barrels but it was
well made solid vehicles but as time went on you
know they started making them cheaper and cheaper GM parts and they got
cheaper and cheaper and cheaper but originally there were really good muscle
cars you didn’t mind spending a lot of money on gasoline, so if you never want
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  • I know the answer but I want proof to show to others:
    What is more reliable, Pre 1990 muscle cars or Pre 1990 Japanese cars

  • Hey Scotty got a 04 f 150 and when you let off gas pedal at about 30 mph you feel a little jump/jolt at high speed you don’t feel it any idea what it could be?

  • Ill never forget my relative had that shelby years ago, and we went somewhere and we stop to go in, and I got a force of habit to lock the door and he goes what are you doing? I say locking the door, he goes leave it open, then he literally throws the keys out on the front seat in plain view. I ask what are you doing?!?! He says damn car I hope it gets stolen! Its worth more if it gets stolen then to get rid of it. True story.

  • He’s so right. I was a driver for a big junkyard in Vegas, we delivered to pretty much every dealership and shop big and small in the valley. I remember 6(in the 4 months I was there) engines that before the mechanic signed off pulled the drain plug and got straight chocolate milk, water in the oil. No telling how many others were sold and not checked.

  • I used to own a 97 Firebird w 5-speed manual. Loved that car. I'd get another if I could find one. Didn't care for the redesign from 98-on. Cheesy, I know, but I liked my pop-up headlights.

  • Should’ve listened to your advice. Bought a 2019 Mazda 3 hatch. This car has soo many little software gremlins. Like the high beams flashing drivers randomly. Or the keyless entry not working. Or the several recalls. Won’t buy a Mazda again. I’m done. Going to a Honda type R. Any tips for keeping it a long time or just general advice? Thanks

  • .."They weren't fast until they blew up"! ..jeez I laughed so hard when Scotty said that I darn near fell off the couch! ..keep on keepin' on Scotty!'re the greatest!

  • Just found your channel a few days ago and I love it! I just have to ask, why don’t you clean and organize your garage? That would drive me crazier!!

  • Should I buy a used 2008 Lexus RX 350, 149,000K, one owner and we know the people (and it has no issues from the past, plus its history is completely known)? Scotty ever talk about this car/SUV?

  • Hey Scotty, I got a 2012 Toyota Highlander with 150,000 miles. I’m thinking of either selling it to get a Lexus rx350 or should I just keep the highlander until it dies?

  • About that question at 4:23.. US made Toyotas are every bit as good as jspec Toyotas.. Not just Camrys, but the venerable Toyota reliability king, the Tacoma, has been made in the US all along.. As with most problems, the issue is not the workers, or where it's done.. It's the original design and management.

  • What do you think of the 1995 taurus SHO. 3.2 manual? Thanks so much for your info. It is so nice to hear an honest mechanic.

  • Scotty, I found a 2000 Chevy Venture/one owner/47700 miles and they are asking $4500 for it. It looks like new inside and out. What is your opinion?

  • I had a 85 Dodge Daytona with 4 cyl and std transmission. Had it as a daily driver for 19 years and 175k miles on regular maintenance and 1 clutch replacement. Finally donated it to the local rescue mission when I got a new car.

  • Scotty im looking into a 2012 cadillac cts with 103,000 miles for 11,500$ is it a good buy ? Are they reliable? Is there any problems that usually occur at that mileage? Thanks

  • hey Scotty I have a 2007 Ford Explorer 4.0 6 cylinder w/ 150k on it, had it since 08 with 10k on it, transmission is going, I love this car, served me and my family well. Should i invest in having the trany replace with a rebuilt one that would cost about $2000.00.

  • The Honda Passport isn't even an actual Honda. Those things are Isuzu Rodeo models made by Isuzu for Honda, with Honda badges on it. The Passport is literally the least reliable "Honda."

  • Anyone else rather buy an old car with high mileage that has ‘proven’ itself than buy an old car with unusually low miles?

  • The Shelby Dodges from the 1980s were true shelbys, not just slapping the name on. The cars were shipped from Michigan to the shelby factory in Whittier, CA. That is where the performance options were put on. Yes, I owned one. I disagree with Scotty, I don't think they were ugly. I do agree that the Dodge cars they were based on were not well built.

  • A local pre owned dealership near me will sell a 200082012 corvette with 120,000 miles for 25-30k. Which is wayyyy to much Imo
    All they do is wash it, tire shine, clean up interior and clean the engine bay. People fall for these scams.

  • 1st and 2nd generation Honda Passports were muts (Isuzu, SubieDoo and GM). I don't think they even had Any Honda manufactured parts on them.
    I remember seeing an S-10 engine in one!
    Honda makes good motorcycles but I don't care for their cars.

  • Hi Scotty . Could u do a video on name badge engineering? Lately Mazda seems to be the industry toy. Like the Ford Focus/Mazda3, Yaris is made by Mazda now, and clearly the new ones all look inspired from the previous Ford/Mazda generations. I understand each manufacturer uses potentially 100s of suppliers for every car, but when be do you draw the line between making a pile of dung berries and putting a label on it that says Ford -Mazda-TOYOTA pie. Feels like to me, manufacturers don't want liability for anything on themselves.
    Like if my Mazda blows up at 40k miles and it's scrap, but I (knowing because I've seen and everyone knows) look under the hood, see Ford everywhere on more parts than Mazda, Its more challenging to write off both companies you see what I'm saying?

  • I don't think you should rag too hard on Shelbys creations, he worked hard with what he had and made some pretty impressive performers in the 80s, the dodge Omni GLHS was a rocketship for the time. Shelby himself said he had fun making those little cars.

  • Scotty,
    My 2010 Suzuki “Kizashi’s” CVT transmission stopped working , not engaging, Slipping, just gave up at 148, 000 miles, I figured I got all I could out of the car, but since they don’t import Suzuki cars in the US anymore, it wasn’t even worth it. It would have cost more to fix than the car was worth.
    Any idea, who made those Suzuki CVT’s ??

  • i loved when i went though craigslist and all original parts on the car, yet the dash said differently. original "70k" miles my butt. just say u got it replaced, parts can wear out. but with a truck im sure its abused lol. esp when the dash reads "070,000". there shouldnt be a zero in the front. i was told if u see it, walk away. ur risking it if u try it.

  • Scotty, what do you think about a 2007 f250 5.4 L. V8 with 68,000 miles for $8,000 as something to pull a boat and take camping?

  • I don't have a Honda passport but I have a Canadian passport.

    (Hope you all laughed at my terrible joke, those of you who've had a terrible day)

  • What are your thoughts on an 2010 Audi A6 with the 3.0L v6? I have heard that the only problems have been spark plugs and the water pump going.

  • Scotty the Shelby Chryslers were fast and if you can find one, buy it! Their values are going up. Problem is that they are Chrysler and you dont like it. I have a hard time believing Scotty worked on Rolls Royce and Lamborghini. Have you seen his garage. No one with those cars would dare take to Scotty.

  • What is your opinion on a 2008 Honda Element EX 2WD (only FWD) just to save fuel? I am slightly a fan of these vehicles, as well as the regular five-speed automatic transmission, which is a huge improvement over the four-speed automatic transmission from Honda. I am thinking about getting a Element for my first vehicle, because it has vehicle stability assist (VSA), which is Honda's electronic stability control (ESC).

  • Scotty, I’ve started using your signature talking with your hand to be more engaging during job interviews. I think its working. Cheers for being such a great guy!

  • Thank you for the inspiration I got into making some basic daily vlogs about my Jeep. I’m trying to keep it consistent with the uploads but its such a struggle but I love doing it.

  • I've literally thought he was going to dis on the Bentley Continental GT that's not a scam. That's a great well built sports car if you don't mind spend $200,000 on it.

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