Why GM Doesn't Make Good Cars Anymore, What Went Wrong

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  • Published: 24 November 2018
  • Why GM Doesn't Make Good Cars Anymore, DIY and car review with Scotty Kilmer. General Motors cars. Why GM cars are bad. General Motor vehicles. What happened to GM. Is GM reliable? Does GM make good cars? Is GM worth buying? Buying a new GM car. Buying a used GM car. Should I buy a GM? Good cars to buy. Who makes good cars. What does GM mean. The history of GM cars. Car buying tips. What type of car to buy. Car buying guide. Car Advice. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 50 years.

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  • Scotty Kilmer
    Scotty Kilmer   11 months back

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    • Kurt Koleszar
      Kurt Koleszar  10 months back

      Is there a reason you wear sunglasses inside

    • richard alvarado
      richard alvarado  11 months back

      Scotty you're killing me......say it so.
      It is so. fucking terrible but not surprised either.

    • Ben Chesterman
      Ben Chesterman  11 months back

      @alvin chan not popular

    • Robert Bernhardt
      Robert Bernhardt  11 months back

      @Mike DPorsche they may? JD powers is a service that you pay money to that will look at your companys data and report back that your quality is getting better or getting worse, can be very useful to the company. The do a lot of different industies not just cars. Take for example Chevy, I think it was they measured their quality data for the first 90 days of owenership over the years and reported back that their crap level was getting better, so here is your award. GM is just doing those silly commercials with a meaningless award.

    • Ashauni Tomlinson
      Ashauni Tomlinson  11 months back

      Hey scotty what do you think of the 2005 Infiniti g35 for a first car

  • UDontKnoAThing
    UDontKnoAThing  4 days back

    Gm fucked up expanding to Asia
    Invested too much
    Thinking they could make bank with cheap cars
    Then they stuck with cheap cars
    Then they started rebadging cheap cars... Funny though like that Saturn Astra. Best seller in Europe fail in US. Some new buicks are rebadged opels. Chevy dead, they are assimilated with Korean cars. I think that's what killed gm. Korea

    • Dontae Holomon
      Dontae Holomon  1 weeks back

      I think my 2016 Chevy impala is great

      • David Mason
        David Mason  1 weeks back

        Government motors will never get another purchase from me after my 2010 Impala nightmare.

        • John Grabowski
          John Grabowski  2 weeks back

          I owned a 1984 Chevy Celebrity as a poor college student, because I was poor. It was only four years old and it was a POS then, despite the low mileage (40K). Pieces broke off, everything inside was cheap plastic, drove like a boxspring on wheels. I got rid of it and got a Subaru GL a few years later. The Subaru had 176K on it (that's right, and was older, yet it drove better, lasted longer, and was well put-together. That's all I've ever needed to know about GM. I've never known anyone who's been happy with their GM past the first few years, and other American cars are as bad. Anybody who buys a GM deserves the headache they get.

          • Stephen Harriau
            Stephen Harriau  3 weeks back

            1996 was the first year of real decline for GM.

            • Denise and Mark Firestine

              Gm is going to go the way of amc, their quality is junk there prices are to high and they are just plain awful!!!

              • Mike Castellon
                Mike Castellon  3 weeks back

                Gm says: if u make a shitty product people will buy it.

                • Joseph Grassa
                  Joseph Grassa  3 weeks back

                  My gmc Denali was the biggest piece of crap I ever bought , what an embarrassment of American engineering. Just bust the unions and move to China already you pieces of CRAP!

                  • Len - Zeplin
                    Len - Zeplin  4 weeks back

                    GM Workers are Always Angry. They always go out On Strike. They do nasty stuff to the cars when they build them to Spite their employer GM.

                    • Peterson Anson
                      Peterson Anson  1 months back

                      Hey Scotty. To the guy about his 4 Runner. I have a Corolla that's doesn't shift into the next gear. It's been doing that since I bought the car when it had 130000 miles but now it has 345000 and I just decided buy another car.

                      • Sekushiwolf
                        Sekushiwolf  1 months back

                        The sad part is that GM's divisions started making some better cars in the 90s. Sadly either the brands were killed off, or the cars made were replaced with others.

                        • JONAS GRUMBY
                          JONAS GRUMBY  1 months back

                          The only GM cars I'd own would come from Australia or Sweeden

                          • Robert Dawson
                            Robert Dawson  1 months back

                            Is there anything an executive with an MBA can’t ruin? Seriously

                            • debra king
                              debra king  1 months back

                              n riding in any other brand

                              • Michael Grear
                                Michael Grear  1 months back

                                Hey scotty what you think about a 2008 chevy trailblazer with the inline 6

                                • zzgeoergez Dane
                                  zzgeoergez Dane  3 weeks back

                                  Your engine is jointly developed by Honda & Isuzu.

                              • Mr. Dressup
                                Mr. Dressup  1 months back

                                Problems per 100 vehicles sold (2018):

                                Lexus (99)
                                Porsche (100)
                                *Buick (116)*
                                Infiniti (120)
                                Kia (122)
                                *Chevy (124)*
                                Hyundai (124)
                                BMW (127)
                                Toyota (127)
                                Nissan (133)
                                Honda (140)
                                Audi (141)

                                Industry average (142)

                                Mazda (144)
                                Mercedes (147)
                                Ford (152)
                                VW (157)
                                Chrysler (211)

                                2017 Buick finished 4th
                                2016 Buick finished 3rd
                                2015 Buick finished 2nd

                                That ain’t bad, Scotty.

                                • Mr. Dressup
                                  Mr. Dressup  1 months back

                                  Honda CRV - well they aren’t.

                                  The idea that Honda’s, Toyota’s, etc. are a million times more reliable than GM’s is a fallacy spread by their owners.

                                  They know them having an import in their driveway is the reason why the US auto industry is going belly-up and they feel they need to justify it.

                                  Well your go-to reason simply isn’t true. Now what?

                                • Honda CRV
                                  Honda CRV  1 months back

                                  Toyota, Lexus and Honda should be 0

                              • Jacob Kolsen
                                Jacob Kolsen  1 months back

                                I have 99 buick park avenue 91k miles I got it from my grandma and they took good care of it and I love it. what's your opinion on the early 2000 and late 90s?

                                • Jpgitters Official
                                  Jpgitters Official  1 months back

                                  They lost Pontiac. Worst mistake.

                                  • Thefirstgalaxybeing
                                    Thefirstgalaxybeing  1 months back

                                    Why GM Doesn't Make Good Cars Anymore, What Went Wrong - Mary BARRA

                                    • Paul D. Rose
                                      Paul D. Rose  1 months back

                                      Really? Who are you to say they "don't make good cars anymore"? They make excellent vehicles & you just don't like GM☝

                                      • Paul D. Rose
                                        Paul D. Rose  1 months back

                                        @Victor Velazquez you probably owned or leased the bottom dollar joint venture with toyota geo prism or a joint venture with susuki metro... I have owed real GM vehicles & I know they have been good 1's, so go on with your ill crap👉😄

                                      • Victor Velazquez
                                        Victor Velazquez  1 months back

                                        Paul D. Rose ive own 4 gm vehicles they are garbage after 40k miles they had some serious issues, Toyota and Honda are amazing cars

                                    • Avarosa
                                      Avarosa  2 months back

                                      301 salty, corrupt Chevy executives have disliked this video.

                                      • j a
                                        j a  2 months back

                                        Gmc terrain 2011 ? Is it a gd suv

                                        • POWER & WILL
                                          POWER & WILL  2 months back

                                          After 2006. Rip Gm

                                          • Cherise G
                                            Cherise G  2 months back

                                            This is really about the dumbest thing I've seen on YouTube. To just flat out make a blanket statement that GM doesn't make good cars anymore is overly simplistic, and completely subjective. "Good" compared to what? It couldn't be that people have opinions and you're expressing yours and have no interest in opposing viewpoints, could it? Opinions are as valuable as something else that everyone has, and yours stinks as much as anyone's.

                                            • Perich29
                                              Perich29  2 months back

                                              Gm needs to shut down for good and leave it to Toyota make regular cars and Ford make pickup trucks and Suv.

                                              • Shannon Vosloo
                                                Shannon Vosloo  2 months back

                                                I understand Chevrolet and Opel these days are rubbish but I don't get why Isuzu hss to suffer the ssme abuse, we had an Isuzu that hit a million kilometers and it's still going strong?

                                                • Slinging Lead
                                                  Slinging Lead  2 months back

                                                  Why would a person possibly think a bankruptcy caused quality to go down and not the other way around? That makes zero sense.

                                                  • Josh P
                                                    Josh P  2 months back

                                                    Ive noticed near me a 2000 to 2006 tj wrangler with a 6cyl is worth more and more desirable than the early jk's.

                                                    • The Ricky Channel
                                                      The Ricky Channel  2 months back

                                                      Ive had alot of gm cars. Its definitely been a mixed bag. 2 3rd gen camaros, 1 lt1 4th gen, 1 ls1 4th gen. 1995 lt1 corvette. 2009 cobalt ss sedan. 1993 Eldorado with the 4.9 that i still have, which i gave to my father and just inherited back. My 1999 ls1 camaro 6 speed was a very solid car. Just sold it a month ago with 67k miles. No problems at all. The 1996 camaro i had ran good, but the interior was very horrible. Had 138k when i sold it, original clutch. Just regular maintenance. My 95 vette was also a really good car. It rode smooth like a Cadillac for some reason i guess they were marketing those cars to the boomers. But the lt1 was bulletproof. Just some interior rattles that were annoying. My 2009 cobalt was a rocket. Only problem was that i felt unsafe in it due to the steering issues those cars are plagued with. And theres really no fix for it. Clunky steering racks and columns and shafts. Stay away from cobalts.
                                                      Now my 1993 Eldorado with the 4.9 that im currently daily driving since i just sold my cobalt and camaro, is a tank. I dont see this car stopping any time soon. The interior is actually put together very well. Every surface is soft. Its very comfortable and is also pretty good in the snow due to that heavy v8 over the front wheels. I honestly think that GM got really bad around 2005 and started making real trash. I wouldnt even buy a c6 vette due to this reason. Compared to a c5, the build quality on the c6 is horrendous. You get a cobalt steering wheel, which is a total deal breaker for me.
                                                      I am going to look at a 2000 buick regal gs with 53k on it later today. Guy says its the cleanest in the country. I try to look at other car brands but idk. Gm just makes some cool cars that i like. Ive never had a catastrophic failure with any of mine. So my advice is stay away from gm after 2004.

                                                      • Eric Peters
                                                        Eric Peters  2 months back

                                                        That new intro doesn't seem to pop like I thought it did.

                                                        • Sally Hillal
                                                          Sally Hillal  2 months back

                                                          GM is the heart break of America.

                                                          • Riley Smith
                                                            Riley Smith  2 months back

                                                            GM should’ve done what Ford did, so they could keep Saab, Pontiac and Saturn.

                                                            • yote yeet
                                                              yote yeet  2 months back

                                                              Anyone remember Toyota motors General motors join adventure back early 1980 Toyota show G.M how to built reliable car nearly 40 year later still can't built dependable transportation.

                                                              • Sam Spade
                                                                Sam Spade  2 months back

                                                                NUMMI. If remember correctly, GM pulled out because GMs Management just did not get it. Their mindset was just too stubborn to learn. I blame American business schools. Make a fast buck today and who cares about tomorrow.

                                                            • mack cummy
                                                              mack cummy  2 months back

                                                              YOu can adjust toe too

                                                              • mack cummy
                                                                mack cummy  2 months back

                                                                Glad I have a Acura

                                                                • Gabriel Cornejo
                                                                  Gabriel Cornejo  2 months back

                                                                  1:23 Chespirito

                                                                  • Dave S.
                                                                    Dave S.  3 months back

                                                                    "I have customers that have 350,000 miles on them and they're still running strong."
                                                                    Wait.......if they are running strong shouldn't you never have met them since their vehicle never needed repair work? I mean.......if they're your customer that would be because the vehicle had a problem, right? o.O

                                                                    • Akira Kurusu
                                                                      Akira Kurusu  1 months back

                                                                      Maybe they go to him for oil changes and stuff

                                                                  • Paul Power
                                                                    Paul Power  3 months back

                                                                    Had some Chevy's in the mid and late 80s I'd say they started going downhill then.

                                                                    • Tom Herdman
                                                                      Tom Herdman  3 months back

                                                                      2013 Cadillac ATS owner, at 82 thousand miles this things a piece of junk. I maintain the thing religiously and it doesn’t even matter it’s just cheaply made

                                                                      • Dave Waldon
                                                                        Dave Waldon  3 months back

                                                                        Scotty would probably get more views if he wasn’t Anti American

                                                                        • Oscar Santos
                                                                          Oscar Santos  3 months back

                                                                          Not sure if scotty is a fan of resident evil or what. But why is umbrella corporation logo at 56

                                                                          • robdbzgt07
                                                                            robdbzgt07  3 months back

                                                                            When did they make good cars ? in the 60s and 70s they rusted out in 5 yrs, then they were all junk in the 80s, but if you drove a toyota or honda back then you had no problems, they wanted the cars to last only 5 years so you have to buy a new one, just greed... different mind set in japan. that's why they're on top.

                                                                            • Susan Louis
                                                                              Susan Louis  3 months back

                                                                              Gm needs to sell two brands Chevy and Cadillac ... just like Toyota and Honda ..
                                                                              GMC can be a premium trim of Chevy .. Buick is just done maybe keep in China ..
                                                                              I would actually dissolve GM and call it something else start fresh

                                                                              • zzgeoergez Dane
                                                                                zzgeoergez Dane  3 weeks back

                                                                                Joint venture coming soon with Toyota and Chevrolet called Toy-let

                                                                            • Jeff B
                                                                              Jeff B  3 months back

                                                                              Hi Scotty. Actually, I think GM started to go down hill in the 70's. Remember the Oldsmobile diesel disaster, the Vega, even the Impalas went downhill in the late 70's. Love your channel, but I'm really down on GM when I think about how good they were in the 60's and earlier.

                                                                              • KONGO JOHN
                                                                                KONGO JOHN  3 months back

                                                                                GM went bankrupt BECAUSE they were making junk

                                                                                • Austyn Brown
                                                                                  Austyn Brown  3 months back

                                                                                  All I know is that I enjoy my 2003 Monte Carlo SS!

                                                                                  • DiggyDwarf 2002
                                                                                    DiggyDwarf 2002  3 months back

                                                                                    Group PSA bought Opel and Vauxhall from General Motors