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  • Published: 10 May 2019
  • Watch This Before Buying a Hybrid Car, DIY and car repair with Scotty Kilmer. Hybrid car review. Worst hybrid car to buy. Buying a new Hybrid car. Buying a used Hybrid car. Should I buy a Hybrid car. Why Hybrid cars are hard to work on. Why not to buy a Hybrid car. The truth about owning a Hybrid 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   6 months back

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    • Jose Lopez
      Jose Lopez  1 months back

      Mr: scotty
      would you make a video of the Toyota prius prime 2020

    • Joe Dao
      Joe Dao  1 months back

      HI SCOTT
      PRIUS IS A NEW TYPE OF CAR DESIGN WITH SPECIAL TECHNOLOGY. TOYOTA DESIGN THIS KIND OF CAR FOR LAST LONG RELIABLE BUT CHEAP IN OWNERSHIP. THIS IS A TYPE OF DESIGN REPRESENT THE CHARACTER OF ASIAN PEOPLE. CHEAP BUT RELIABLE AND EFFICIENT THOUGH NOT LUXURY AND NOT MUCH COMFORTABLE BUT IT IS OK. THIS IS ASIAN CHARACTER REPRESENT IN A PRIUS. TOYOTA SOLD THIS TYPE OF CAR IN MILLION UNITS WORLDWIDE AND PEOPLE WHO BUY IT IS NOT STUPID. WHEN YOU GET IN TO THE RESTAURANT WHERE SO MUCH PEOPLE IN IT. THERE MUST BE A GOOD TASTE RESTAURANT AND AFFORDABLE. SAME THINKING FOR BUYING A PRIUS. IF IT WAS BAD, EVERYONE IS ALREADY AVOID IT.

    • dave scumbag
      dave scumbag  2 months back

      How reliable are the newer Hyundai Sonata engines? They seem pretty cheap for a newer car it has me feeling cautious

    • Jeff Jo
      Jeff Jo  2 months back

      Cat With Bag on Head: All cars lose mpg in cold weather; especially if you make short trips. While it is true that hybrids lose more, you also probably notice it more: if a 20 mpg guzzler loses 20%, that's only 4 mpg and you might write it off as circumstantial. If a 50 mpg hybrid loses 20%, that's 10 mpg, and you notice it.

    • rondhole
      rondhole  4 months back

      Scotty, Prius is just regular engine but the valve opening is Atkinson Thermodynamic cycle. Camry, and Lexus camry are all Atkinson cycle by adjusting valve opening that difference than regular Otto cycle. So, The SAME engine, different cycle.

  • my youtube
    my youtube  15 hours back

    This man is always high

    • Liem Bui
      Liem Bui  2 days back

      I like the sign Scotty has there" Live Free or Die".

      • Sami Abdul
        Sami Abdul  3 days back

        dude the jump cuts are killing me but good video other wise

        • Troy Simoneau
          Troy Simoneau  6 days back

          The RAV4 XSE Hybrid is a damn impressive machine. It looks, feels and drives beautifully. It will Probably be my next vehicle, if not a Mazda 6.

          • The Final Bell
            The Final Bell  6 days back

            I'm looking at a 2005 Toyota Prius which yes it's old, however it has low mileage (61k). Even with that low mileage, should I stay away?

            • George Holloway
              George Holloway  7 days back

              You are absolutely brilliant!

              • Alex B
                Alex B  7 days back

                7:33 cover for the video ? :D

                • Alex B
                  Alex B  7 days back

                  Hey Scotty what were you ding in Seattle ? Visiting again any time soon ?

                  • Maximum Dank
                    Maximum Dank  1 weeks back

                    I would only get a Toyota hybrid.

                    • Ahmed Abbas
                      Ahmed Abbas  1 weeks back

                      What you think about a 2011 sonata hybrid 81k

                      • don684
                        don684  2 weeks back

                        If you are buying new Hyundai offers a lifetime warranty on the hybrid battery if you are an original owner. Second hand you get a 10-year warranty. Something to consider if you fear the cost of a hybrid battery replacement.

                        • Alec
                          Alec  2 weeks back

                          Having a light foot or driving conservatively doesn’t give you better gas mileage in a hybrid. If I drive with a lighter foot, I get worse gas mileage since it’s using more engine than battery since it needs to slowly get me up to speed. If I drive normal (sometimes heavy foot) I use gas shortly to get me up to speed and use the battery sooner, thus getting better gas mileage.

                          • Roy Mcarthur
                            Roy Mcarthur  2 weeks back

                            We are now driving our fourth hybrid, and have yet to need ANY repairs. We find them quieter, smoother, faster, and way less maintenance. The cost works out to a lot less than $5000 difference, when you include fuel and maintenance savings, plus higher resale value.

                            • Gayashan Chanuka
                              Gayashan Chanuka  2 weeks back

                              I love this person

                              • Virak Thong
                                Virak Thong  2 weeks back

                                My Camry Hybrid taxi has 350000 miles and still runs.

                                • Joseph Beers
                                  Joseph Beers  2 weeks back

                                  Scotty, I am hardly a mechanical person. I would never do a head gasket but replacing the traction battery is not that hard to replace my self. I have helped other drivers with their battery also.

                                  • MotoGQ
                                    MotoGQ  2 weeks back

                                    I picked up a Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid SEL a couple of weeks ago. I'm currently get 75+ US mpg's. It's crazy! I do drive conservatively. Lifetime hybrid battery and lifetime drivetrain warranty, 5 years/100k miles bumper to bumper. Can't beat it.

                                    • aardvarkansaw
                                      aardvarkansaw  2 weeks back

                                      "Thousands and thousands of dollars.." Is this an exaggeration ? But good info about buying a new hybrid instead of a high mileage used one.

                                      • Chris Steiner
                                        Chris Steiner  2 weeks back

                                        So where do you go for a good price?. I have looked at green bean and green tech charging 2-3 grand for reconditioned 2nd gen Camry battery.

                                    • Linda andTommy
                                      Linda andTommy  3 weeks back

                                      Thank for the information.

                                      • Anthony Hoang
                                        Anthony Hoang  3 weeks back

                                        I drove a Toyota Camry petrol car it was faster than a hybrid car. But hybrid Camry saves a lot of petrol

                                        • Brian K
                                          Brian K  3 weeks back

                                          The hybrid Camry accelerates much better than the standard 4 cylinder Camry

                                      • Kiddomike
                                        Kiddomike  3 weeks back

                                        I'm on the market for a hybrid car and I'm currently eyeing the hybrid Corolla (basically a Prius but in a Corolla body). I guess it's a good car for me and my wife because we spend most of the time in stop and go traffic, which I assume the hybrid will do wonders for the gas mileage.

                                        • Sam Anthony
                                          Sam Anthony  4 weeks back

                                          You don’t need a hybrid if you have a Corolla.

                                          • sanju2
                                            sanju2  3 weeks back

                                            Sam Anthony
                                            There’s a corolla hybrid now. That’s worth getting over the non-hybrid corolla if you plan on owning it for at least 5 years.

                                        • Unboxitall
                                          Unboxitall  4 weeks back

                                          What do you think of the tesla model 3?

                                          • Dai An
                                            Dai An  4 weeks back

                                            love your celica

                                            • wil harrison
                                              wil harrison  4 weeks back

                                              Anyone notice the resemblance to Dennis Hopper??

                                              • wil harrison
                                                wil harrison  4 weeks back

                                                You cray cray brother

                                                • Mark Stephan
                                                  Mark Stephan  4 weeks back

                                                  Lots of good advice. I recently purchased a hybrid and had the opportunity to compare a 2019 Toyota Prius against the Honda Insight, both were midrange models. I purchased the Honda after weeks of reading and watching reviews and talking to hybrid owners and both offer a lot of bang for the buck. I chose the Insight because I live in the mountains of east Tennessee and regularly drive long distances and the Prius was under powered for my driving needs and it was also $1000.00 less expensive and everyone loves the look and often mistake it for the higher priced Accord. Either way you can't go wrong with a quality well built car designed to give the driver the benefit of saving money, going farther and going green to some degree. In a few years I'm hoping EV's come down in price and goes 400 or miles per charge. Until that happens I'll never own another vehicle that isn't a hybrid, plug in hybrid or EV.

                                                  • sanket joshi
                                                    sanket joshi  4 weeks back

                                                    Hey Scotty,
                                                    Could you please make a video on Toyota Mirai?

                                                    • D Knight
                                                      D Knight  1 months back

                                                      Gas in San Diego California is $4.30 right now. Had a WRX putting premium fuel hurt my pockets. I sold it and got a PRIUS 🤔🤫🤘.There is a reason Prius Is a California car. I will pick a hybrid anyday over a pure gas vehicle. Hell even the Chevy Bolt and Tesla Model 3 get love out here in Cali. It's call smart buys and Uber drivers have 200 plus miles on there Prius. Toyota laughs when you ask about there Reliability.

                                                      • rondhole
                                                        rondhole  1 months back

                                                        I did replaced the condenser in Prius gen II 220K miles 2006. It takes me about 5 hours removing the dash and all the wiring. It is fixed but I pinched one of the cable. I ended up gave it to the Hybrid specialist to find out which cable was cut. It was one gray cable for the Network/LAN but I was charged for 14 hours.

                                                        • Premium Car News
                                                          Premium Car News  1 months back

                                                          the new Ford Escape Plug-in will be a bestseller

                                                          • PhaseSkater
                                                            PhaseSkater  1 months back

                                                            i got a hyundai ioniq. i average 66-70 mpg and get 700-800 miles of range. its great with high west coast gas prices

                                                            • COFFEEBEAN FREE 2 SHARE MUSIC

                                                              I bought the 2020 Corolla hybrid for food delivery. Already have 20k miles in 4 months. A fantastic car.

                                                              • Doug Morris
                                                                Doug Morris  1 months back

                                                                Why is Dennis Hopper on YouTube talking about hybrid cars?

                                                                • vipul patil
                                                                  vipul patil  1 months back

                                                                  Is their anyone who thought that he was Anupam Kher from the thumbnail???

                                                                • Keith Newton
                                                                  Keith Newton  2 months back

                                                                  2013 Toyota Camry had 156 hp.
                                                                  The HYBRIDS where 2.5 Atkinson cycle engine

                                                                  • HaaaNoooooo
                                                                    HaaaNoooooo  2 months back

                                                                    Always motivated by money. The new humanity. ;) The new Camry Hybrid gets 50MPG with the Pious.....I mean Prius engine. Intelligent people please. It's why most of the country doesn't.

                                                                    • dave scumbag
                                                                      dave scumbag  2 months back

                                                                      What about the Hyundai Sonata 2016 hybrid?? Is it reliable??

                                                                      • Fyr Werx
                                                                        Fyr Werx  2 months back

                                                                        My Prius has been the absolute most reliable, least maintenance car I've ever owned. I'm sure mechanics hate them ;)

                                                                        • Mike Carus
                                                                          Mike Carus  2 months back

                                                                          if the flies are a problem, you should consider doing the video indoors.

                                                                          • MyOneBlack Friend
                                                                            MyOneBlack Friend  2 months back

                                                                            My 2008 Prius still can get 50mpg. It is hard to justify buying a new car with those results. I can have a custom interior done for about $3k that would be nicer than any new car I could buy. It smells weird though. Burgers and farts.

                                                                            • Jeffrey Harvey
                                                                              Jeffrey Harvey  2 months back

                                                                              Hey Scotty. Insurance is much more expensive as well. Hybrid cars are terrible investments.

                                                                              • athletejmv
                                                                                athletejmv  2 months back

                                                                                Corolla Hybrid... $21,700 OTD. I averaged 60-75MPG... rated at 50-52MPG. Got about 65-70MPG average without trying. The best part... will shift as smoothly at 300k miles as it will at 10 miles (planetary gearsets for Toyotas) :-P Huge plus on a hybrid is never having to worry about a transmission going out on you.

                                                                                • Ankush L
                                                                                  Ankush L  2 months back

                                                                                  i wouldnt drive a hybrid, always wanted a simple 2 door coupe, turbocharged 4 banger, manual transmission driving the rear wheels, efi and electronic ignition (if gasoline) is good, maybe im old fashioned when it comes to cars

                                                                                  • SD
                                                                                    SD  2 months back

                                                                                    I owned an Honda Insight for 11 years. The only reason I don't own it anymore is because it was totaled in a rear-end accident. I expected battery problems after 6 years but... nothing bad happened. Ever. It just kept going and going. I could get 55mpg if I was trying. I guess that's why the dealer kept trying to buy it back?

                                                                                    • Paul Blair
                                                                                      Paul Blair  2 months back

                                                                                      "...an extremely high level of technology."


                                                                                      Maybe in 1999, but that was 20 years ago. Today, hybrid technology is extremely mature.

                                                                                      • Ronald Coxen
                                                                                        Ronald Coxen  2 months back

                                                                                        Hey Scotty. I subscribed to your YouTube account for a while now. great info. I have a question about idling. my truck was left on for 12 hrs (yep 12hrs) now the auto transmission is not shifting properly. It takes off from a dead stop in 2nd gear and goes upto 4th and that's all. At 55mph rpm is at 2400 for a v8. it's a 2005 Dakota. should I change the filter and fluids or does this sound like a rebuild and did the idling cause this?