Never Buy a Used Car from the Dealership

  • Published: 16 April 2019
  • Never Buy a Used Car from the Dealership, DIY and car review with Scotty Kilmer. How to buy a used car. The best place to buy a used car. Car dealership ripoff. Where to buy a used car. The truth about car dealerships. Car dealership scams. Used car buying tips from dealer. Should I buy a car at the dealership? Car Advice. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 50 years.

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  • Scotty Kilmer
    Scotty Kilmer   7 months back

    ⬇️ Scotty’s Top DIY Tools:
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    • Linda Davis
      Linda Davis  2 months back

      Where should I buy a used car in Las Vegas?

    • Craig Kellman
      Craig Kellman  3 months back

      Beam me up Scotty, you ROCK!

    • Richard Kucklinski
      Richard Kucklinski  3 months back

      Scotty Kilmer and the new car depreciation once it hits the road ?

    • Chad From-Cali
      Chad From-Cali  6 months back

      So in a perfect world, how do you guys see car sales being performed? No car dealerships anywhere?

    • PowWowChicken
      PowWowChicken  6 months back

      I bought a 2006 Dodge charger RT and the guy had the oil changed and the car serviced by a smog shop for it to pass CA emissions. So I thought I was getting a good deal for $5000 and it on had 125k miles on with no check engine light. I drive it for about 10k miles and now this damn Chrysler is falling apart. The check engine light is on, the oil light is on, and I come to find out that it also burns oil🙄. It was over 2quarts low when I changed the oil and the check engine light code says there's 2 miss fires and a exhaust leak somewhere. After taking the front bumper out to service the engine myself I also found out that the car has been painted multiple times,😅😂😭. This is going to cost me some $ to repair.

  • Cody Shanks
    Cody Shanks  6 hours back

    Thats why you get a used car lot with a certified carfax repory behinf the vehicle

    • Cody Shanks
      Cody Shanks  6 hours back

      All I ever buy is used. Never buy new from a dealership

      • Rickest Rick
        Rickest Rick  2 days back

        Just bought a used Toyota 4runner from a private seller with no hesitation

        • David Smith
          David Smith  2 days back

          I will say Medved Colorado sold me my 2004 Z33, so far car has 73,000 mls and doing very well.

          • kwg2005
            kwg2005  3 days back

            I can never find a car I want by a personal seller. If I find something somewhat interesting, they are as much as the dealers.

            • James Macintosh
              James Macintosh  3 days back

              Bought a used f150 from a salesman. I've had it for 2 years now

              • zi paris
                zi paris  3 days back

                It's amazing how you can get through a whole video without taking a breath.

                • Mario Lemoine
                  Mario Lemoine  3 days back

                  Hey Scotty, great video as usual. My grandson wants to buy at a dealership a jeep Cherokee he doesn't have a good-paying job. This is a good video to send him. I hope he understands once he watches your video
                  Thanks a lot
                  Mario from Canada

                  • David Ahders
                    David Ahders  4 days back

                    Buy from a private seller with service records and receipts. 🔧🏆

                    • Rex Holes
                      Rex Holes  4 days back

                      I bought a car from a used car dealer but they use my shop to inspect thier cars and I definitely didnt get ripped off because I told them this is how much I will spend to drive away and that;s that LOL

                      • William X
                        William X  4 days back

                        I had to learn the hard way man I'm from Dallas you should never ever buy a car from mega motors they charge way too much for used cars

                        • Sweaty Mack
                          Sweaty Mack  4 days back

                          I did used cars for years. What he doesn’t tell you is the quality used car dealers will take that trade in, fix all the stuff the previous owner neglected then sell it. Some people don’t want to chase down problems in their newly purchased car. There’s a reason why they are buying something else. Also used car dealers will finance. Private owners won’t. Besides this, Scotty is on the money.

                          • Steven Sevek
                            Steven Sevek  4 days back

                            Well, if money is the main reason for not buying from the dealer and the dealer has a rare car that IS a Toyota with super low miles and it's the model you want, then you might just have to bite the bullet and pay those extra dollars or miss that opportunity.

                            • Tim Warden
                              Tim Warden  5 days back

                              I’m looking to buy a used car for daily driver. I drive 60-90 miles a day, mainly highway miles. What would be a good car to get that can last a few years with minimal repairs?
                              How high of mileage is too high when buying a car that you need to drive close to 100 miles a day?

                              • Skyforce 213
                                Skyforce 213  5 days back

                                We got a Subaru Outback used from a dealership for 13k with 47k miles 2013 model!

                                • Archiworks 992
                                  Archiworks 992  5 days back

                                  one reason i always opted for a new car....affordable ones of course but NEW...not fancy looking 2nd hand junk that would drain more money..ending up costing the same as a new car in the its always better to buy a new thing because less hassle on the maintenance.

                                  • PeteCorp
                                    PeteCorp  6 days back

                                    You're awesome 😀

                                    • Jimmy Johnson
                                      Jimmy Johnson  6 days back

                                      That's true, they don't care about you!!! Just your money!

                                      • Robb Alan
                                        Robb Alan  6 days back

                                        I bought a 98 Sebring convertible with 125,000 miles from a private individual for $625. He drove it to Ohio from Washington state, and he bought a new truck was selling the Sebring for cash to get back to WA. That was almost two years ago and I've put a power steering belt on it (the day I bought it), and replaced a wheel bearing. I've put two new tires on it and gave it a brake job. Top doesn't leak, A/C, cruise, everything works. Best deal of my life. It's got 152,000 miles on it now and it's still running like new. I've continued to properly maintain it same as the previous owner obviously did.

                                        • BattleJohnson
                                          BattleJohnson  6 days back

                                          I've bought the extended warranty twice now and it has been worth its weight in gold. I had a 2014 Chevy traverse that ended up in the shop every 3 month due to electrical issue. Over the course of 3 years this saved me over 8k in repairs. I was sceptical about the extended warranty but after thorough research of what it coved and customer reviews I deemed it worthy.

                                          • Jamo
                                            Jamo  1 weeks back

                                            So im looking to buy a 2017 Honda Civic LX with a manual transmission today at a dealer for 15,000 dollars. wth 20,000 miles on it. Does anyone know if this seems like a fair deal? im trying to be smart about this and dont want to make the wrong decision.

                                            • Paul Amarante
                                              Paul Amarante  1 weeks back

                                              I buy only certified pre owned from dealers, never had a problem, always low miles, every privately bought vehicle was a POS.

                                              • Penelope416
                                                Penelope416  4 days back

                                                What brand of cars do you get?

                                            • Silver Surfer
                                              Silver Surfer  1 weeks back

                                              Thank you. I was just about to start shopping at used car lots. Not any more, will shop around. Looking for a used 4Runner.

                                              • YamFZR93
                                                YamFZR93  2 days back

                                                Even if it runs well, be sure to check the underneath thoroughly with a flashlight for rust / rust damaged parts or frame. 4Runners and Tacomas of certain years tend to have frame-rot issues. It's usually a slow affair that can be remedied if caught early enough, but the further north you go due to salt / brine treatment for snow, tends to be worse. Mine is rusted but most of it is surface rust. If you see that and really want the vehicle any way just be really aware it may need repair or yearly fluid film treatment or rust removal and repaint. I say this because, it's easy to get excited about buying and completely forget. Best to do 2 test drives on different days also if possible. Different roads, vary the miles, listen for noises, vibrations, etc. Mostly common sense but doing the 2 test drives with no radio or distracting passenger can be helpful and lessen your chances of buying a disaster.

                                            • Dave Coleman
                                              Dave Coleman  1 weeks back

                                              At least he's saying not to buy from used car lot.
                                              New car dealers often offer pretty good warranties on their used cars.

                                              • Hector Sansores
                                                Hector Sansores  1 weeks back

                                                20% of what he says is true, but most of it is just him not really knowing what goes on. Internet will not let people buy cars for 120% over the real price of what the car is going for.unless you don't do a little bit of research. 53% of customers do buy the extra warranties, but most of them don't use them. Same thing can be said for car insurance. The main reason people do buy a car from a used car dealership, is because most people don't have the means to buy a car cash, and usually if you buy a 3k car it is going to be trash.

                                                • W D
                                                  W D  1 weeks back

                                                  Where do I find the time to find a private dealer? I just find it extremely stressful.

                                                • SouthFacedWindows
                                                  SouthFacedWindows  1 weeks back

                                                  @ 6:20 previous owner didnt take care of it. And he shows a pic of a Teenage girl. lol Good sense of humour.

                                                  • HowToDoItDude
                                                    HowToDoItDude  1 weeks back

                                                    Carfax lists what was reported. Most fender benders our done outside insurance claims, so no accident reported!

                                                    • Lukas Lukac
                                                      Lukas Lukac  1 weeks back

                                                      Thank you for talking me out of buying a new car and a used one from a dealership haha. You saved me a lot of €€€. Do you have a Paypal or ETH or XRP wallet by any chance? haha. Happy to send you something!

                                                      • Mark Surks
                                                        Mark Surks  1 weeks back

                                                        I like that pic of the guy that was huffing paint. I remember when he was in the news and that photo was everywhere.

                                                        • Patric Lin
                                                          Patric Lin  1 weeks back

                                                          Buy a a off-leased car

                                                          • Rinyotsu
                                                            Rinyotsu  1 weeks back

                                                            Is there a risk of warping metal in the engine if you change the oil too soon after a 30 minute drive? Ever since I changed the head gaskets myself in June of 2018, I've been babying it because I'd never done engine work before that. I trust you to tell me if I'm being a wimp or having good sense.

                                                            • Matt Gaiero
                                                              Matt Gaiero  1 weeks back


                                                              • F-14 Tomcat Tobar
                                                                F-14 Tomcat Tobar  1 weeks back

                                                                I actually got a Carfax and before the video started lmao

                                                                • John Vodopija
                                                                  John Vodopija  2 weeks back

                                                                  Great advice! 👍😎🇦🇺

                                                                  • Ahmad Assahouri
                                                                    Ahmad Assahouri  2 weeks back

                                                                    So how the hell do you buy a car ...? Seriously answer me?

                                                                    • Raj Kerala
                                                                      Raj Kerala  2 weeks back

                                                                      Scotty you are not "Scotty", you are Range Rover!!! Brother I became a fan of you from kerala👍👍👍..

                                                                      • tigerrx
                                                                        tigerrx  2 weeks back

                                                                        It’s 1:30am and I’ve been watching your videos for over 2 hours!! I’m gonna go to bed. We’ll talk again in a few hours 😉

                                                                        • Anna Z
                                                                          Anna Z  2 weeks back

                                                                          I’ve only bought cars from private sellers and one from my mechanic. Most I’ve ever spent was $5500 but I always felt like that I could get a better car from the dealer. Glad my parents always steered me in the right direction on car purchases! 😅 I’m sure I’ve saved thousands of dollars by doing that

                                                                          • Arise Chikun
                                                                            Arise Chikun  2 weeks back

                                                                            pro tip - don't buy a Toyota from the auction that the Toyota dealer sent there to sell (unless you are a better technician than the dealership's crew)

                                                                            • Itachi †
                                                                              Itachi †  2 weeks back

                                                                              I love the memes haha

                                                                              • BOBMAN1980
                                                                                BOBMAN1980  2 weeks back

                                                                                Last weekend I took a used Jeep Renegade out for a test drive. (Yes, I know they're problematic, but they're still a lot of fun to drive.) When a salesman from the lot called me to follow up to see what I think of the car--it's the end of the month; they gotta make that quota--I told him that I didn't like the kickback I was getting from the transmission.
                                                                                He tried to use that as a selling point, saying that that kind of 'rugged' driving experience was what Jeep customers went for. . .because nothing says Can Handle Rough Terrain like struggling and almost choking while driving on flat, straight roads.

                                                                                • Emilios Powerballer
                                                                                  Emilios Powerballer  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Once i saw a 2006 mercedes e200 with 230k kms on the clock at a funny price of 8300 euros

                                                                                  • ratbrain
                                                                                    ratbrain  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Guy I know bought a used 2 door rag top jeep from a dealership. He said it gets scary over 70.

                                                                                    • alex042687
                                                                                      alex042687  2 weeks back

                                                                                      I bought my 06 sienna used with 113k now has 153k. It was a trade in at a big Mazda dealer. Best vehicle I ever owned.

                                                                                      • Sierra Suz
                                                                                        Sierra Suz  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Thanx Scotty. Could u swing less? I am trying to read the text.

                                                                                        • george Hill
                                                                                          george Hill  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Buy used Buicks. Owned by old people who drive slow and keep up with maintenance, hated by young people because they're "grandpa cars," so the price is never inflated and they can last 300k+ miles if maintained. You're welcome.