Watch This Before Buying a Subaru or Mazda

  • Published: 17 May 2019
  • Watch This Before Buying a Subaru or Mazda, DIY and car review with auto mechanic Scotty Kilmer. Subaru car review. Mazda car review. Who makes the worst Japanese car, Subaru or Mazda? Which Japanese car manufacturer makes the most reliable car, Mazda or Subaru? Are Subarus still reliable? Are Mazda cars any good? Which car is worth buying, Subaru or Mazda? Is Mazda a better bargain than Subaru? Car Advice. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 51 years.

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    Scotty Kilmer   6 months back

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    • Oscar Award
      Oscar Award  3 months back

      What about the older Mazda versions with V6 3.7L engines from Ford? Are those any good Mazda better or worse than the older Surbaru in the late 2008-2015?

    • Bobby Brown
      Bobby Brown  5 months back

      auto box mac donalds burger comparison was priceless

    • Potato PC
      Potato PC  5 months back

      Can i ask a question what about if i was looking to choose between the mazda 6 atenza first gen not the mps model and the subaru legacy b4 forth gen or the subaru impreza would mazda still be a better choice?

    • Michael
      Michael  6 months back

      @MFHRaptor Mazda is far better than the contemporary Nissan's. Mazda make good quality cars and have for some time, especially since SkyActive. I rank Mazda the 3rd best Japanese car company after Toyota (includes Lexus) and Honda.

    • BlackAnvil47
      BlackAnvil47  6 months back

      But I'm wondering about the Subaru Baja 03-06. How do you rate these vehicles Scotty?

  • mahdi behsodi
    mahdi behsodi  2 days back


    • Ivan Meza
      Ivan Meza  3 days back

      So true. Subaru is just a cult at this point. Mazda is definitely the better option!

      • Stephen Parr
        Stephen Parr  4 days back

        Pfft Mazda are reliable ... for example , they used the same engine in their 2004-2014 mazda 2 ( Scotty it had VVT!!!!) . Um i think if they were so unreliable theyd cut that engine a lot earlier. Theyre not idiots. But ooooohhh no Scotty knows more than highly qualified engineers.... beam me up Scotty!!!! - Rev up your ignorance!!!

        • Gliders Galore
          Gliders Galore  6 days back

          We have a 2005 Mazda MPV bought with 17,000 miles. Now has over 300k. Original everything except radiator. I don’t even change oil as I should. Extremely reliable, cheap to own.

          • nemoparos
            nemoparos  7 days back

            Thinking about getting a Mazda Xedos 6, 150.000 km, anyone knows about this car or had it?

            • Biplav Shrestha
              Biplav Shrestha  7 days back


              • newest bear
                newest bear  1 weeks back

                Own two subarus Scotty and to be frank, I'd still own one over ANY toyota shy of supras. If taken proper care of its not top much to expect 300+k miles. This is from experience. Sure they cost a little more to maintain, as a awd, goes anywhere, and is fun to drive as they are would suggest. Although may buy a used 2012 corolla woth manual.

                • Nicholas Esposito
                  Nicholas Esposito  2 weeks back

                  are hyundai any good

                  • Josh R.
                    Josh R.  2 weeks back

                    Subie and mazda are my faves no matter what your opinion is

                    • Mr. Woofless
                      Mr. Woofless  2 weeks back

                      Don’t ruin my little 2004 wrx sti heart 🥺

                      • RobPetty622
                        RobPetty622  3 weeks back

                        Living in Chicago. Owned a Mazda Protege and Mazda 6. Bothe had sheet metal rust thru above the rear wheel wells after about four years. My 2010 Subaru Legacy has just started Rustin in the same spot, more or less at the 8 year mark. Lesson: Mazda sheet metal seems thinner and corrodes quicker than Subaru. A quick look in any area parking lot will confirm this. Even when power washing the wheel wells after it snows.

                        • Azguz B
                          Azguz B  3 weeks back

                          Skotty is starting a new hollywar

                          • OriginalLHB
                            OriginalLHB  3 weeks back

                            Unfortunately I would have to cut off my nuts if I bought a Mazda so I bought a Subaru Forester and put a Make America Great Again bumper sticker on it to avoid any misunderstandings.

                            • Ken Abbott
                              Ken Abbott  3 weeks back

                              Consumer Reports puts both Subaru and Mazda at the top of the list in reliability for the past 5 years.

                              • rthelionheart
                                rthelionheart  3 weeks back

                                My uncle who has been a car mechanic for decades once told me that Subarus are kind of bread today, hunger tomorrow.

                                • Vince McMahon
                                  Vince McMahon  4 weeks back

                                  Best thing I ever did was go from a Subaru turbo to a Mazda Turbo...

                                  • mugensamurai
                                    mugensamurai  4 weeks back

                                    Why do Subaru suvs sell better than their Mazda counterpart? More lesbians are aware of them.

                                    • Es Saiful
                                      Es Saiful  4 weeks back

                                      I owned Mazda 1997 Mazda MPV 3.0 today 435000 miles no issue still run great like a doubt Mazda is a good car....I love your channel scoot

                                      • Tughral Khan
                                        Tughral Khan  4 weeks back

                                        Subaru Impreza STI and WRX STI are one of the best cars on the planet

                                        • Domanic Moreno
                                          Domanic Moreno  4 weeks back

                                          The fb20 doesn’t have head gasket issues.. although they only come with about 150hp lol

                                          • Vincent Productions
                                            Vincent Productions  4 weeks back

                                            Impreza is legendary.

                                            • DjXXS3RL
                                              DjXXS3RL  4 weeks back

                                              I have a 2006 Mazda 6 with 256,000 original miles still drives good .I had a 2001 Impreza rs with 52,000 and it was a headache the car was stalling on the roads and hesitated (lost power ) when I tried accelerating.I also had to change valve cover gasket and timing belt cause interference engine

                                              • David Little
                                                David Little  4 weeks back

                                                Hey Scotty, late model Subaru's use their own CVT's now, not Jatco

                                                • Matrix Mirage
                                                  Matrix Mirage  1 months back

                                                  Why do Americans pronounce Subaru "Subaruer"?

                                                  • Savanna Jade
                                                    Savanna Jade  1 months back

                                                    My mom's 2013 Subaru outback had less than 100k miles & the CVT trans went out. Subaru's quality has gone way down & they aren't worth the money in my opinion.

                                                    I'll stick with my Mazda CX-3..

                                                    • jonas bernard
                                                      jonas bernard  1 months back

                                                      Internal combustion engines are 100yo plus !
                                                      Wanna talk about old design?

                                                      • jeremy pearson
                                                        jeremy pearson  1 months back

                                                        I own a 2005 Mazda 3 that I bought new. The only thing I’ve replaced is a bad sensor. I cannot say enough good things about it. I do live in FL and don’t drive a lot of miles so that helps.

                                                        • Abdelmelik Farooq Alwahid

                                                          I think Scotty secretly likes Mazda. He has been praising them more and more lately.

                                                          • luka mitrovic
                                                            luka mitrovic  1 months back

                                                            Ok, just tell as what car to bay and should I sell my BMW

                                                            • Seumas MacKinlay
                                                              Seumas MacKinlay  1 months back


                                                              • john basedow
                                                                john basedow  1 months back

                                                                Scotty is an Toyota secret agent

                                                                • James the Fisherman
                                                                  James the Fisherman  1 months back

                                                                  Or just get a Toyota

                                                                  • An Drew
                                                                    An Drew  1 months back

                                                                    I have a 2009 bmw 328i with 368k miles

                                                                    • Use Less
                                                                      Use Less  1 months back

                                                                      I don’t agree with you, my brother has a 2006 Subaru legacy with 187,000 and not a problem so far, still holding strong.

                                                                      • Phillip
                                                                        Phillip  2 months back

                                                                        I have both. I'm done with Subaru!

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                                                                          ::::::::::::  2 months back

                                                                          Subaru's reliability is actually pretty great. My 2011 Subaru outback has 130k miles and has had 0 problems. There's a reason they are ranked 4th on that reliability list only 1 spot away from a toyota product.

                                                                          • Elpidio Arias
                                                                            Elpidio Arias  2 months back

                                                                            Not that Mazda doesnt build a very solid car, but i think youre greatly underselling Subaru, especially with the reliability rating, which honestly, Subaru should have gotten #3 on beause Toyota was 2 and Lexus was 1. Subaru's also hold their value much better than mazda cars.

                                                                            Also, Subaru headgaskets, especailly on the more modern engines, is nowhere near as common as in the past. Most of the cases of blown headgaskets are also not caused by a BAD headgasket, but by Bad car owners

                                                                            • Photog 1
                                                                              Photog 1  2 months back

                                                                              Wait a minute...didn't he put out a video about a week or two ago stating that Mazda was in his Top 5 of car makers? I guess the memory is the first thing to go.

                                                                              • Andrew Gonzalez
                                                                                Andrew Gonzalez  2 months back

                                                                                Mazdas are junk... I can't speak for Subaru though...

                                                                                • ice cold
                                                                                  ice cold  2 months back

                                                                                  I have a 2005 mazda 6 2.3 5 speed. It has 162k Miles and i only had to replace the value cover gaskets and and clutch

                                                                                  • Maybe Rainbow
                                                                                    Maybe Rainbow  2 months back

                                                                                    10 years later, Scotty still a mechanic for 51 years.

                                                                                    • A. Jennings
                                                                                      A. Jennings  2 months back

                                                                                      He's been a mechanic since he was 5 years old.

                                                                                  • TheRaezorRae
                                                                                    TheRaezorRae  2 months back

                                                                                    Scotty my mazda 2019 is made in japan and does NOT have jatco transmission🤢

                                                                                    • ahuramazda323
                                                                                      ahuramazda323  2 months back

                                                                                      as of 2015 mazda made their own transmissions, they do not use jatco

                                                                                      • Kevin O'Grady
                                                                                        Kevin O'Grady  2 months back

                                                                                        Sorry to report my current car is a Mazda. Being that the body was in great shape and a test drive proved encouraging, I took the plunge about a year ago. It's an '06 6i, and didn't need a thing to be safety certified. USA has way better prices on parts than ours up here in Canada. Living on a border town opposite an American border town, I can scoop replacement parts at far below retail. Being that depreciation on a newer car would likely be $1000's, it makes sense to respond to what depreciation is all about. Take a car with potential and rebuild key components (control arms, brakes, Struts, wheel bearings and hubs, and CV Axles. By collecting (at best prices and quality) this assortment of parts and installing all at once (where overlap occurs) you can turn back the clock and the odometer (figuratively), at a reasonable cost. Newer cars are too pricy, so, being that the Mazda is fun to drive, and soon to be totally renewed. $1100.00 USD 4 car, about the same in repairs= one nice zoom zoom ride.

                                                                                        • YeuLaKho
                                                                                          YeuLaKho  2 months back

                                                                                          If Subaru is McD, then Toyota is Whataburger.

                                                                                          • VoiceofReason
                                                                                            VoiceofReason  2 months back

                                                                                            Lot of support for Mazda here, I'll put in my 2 cents, on my second Mazda 6, this one's a wagon, had it for 6.5 years, cannot fault it, it's petrol and will comfortably do more than 1,000 kms from a tank on the open road.

                                                                                            • Jack Khristan
                                                                                              Jack Khristan  2 months back

                                                                                              I honestly don't think Scotty did his homework for this one. How can a small Mazda CX-5 possibly beat a real SUV like a Subaru Forester that actually has cargo room and competes against the Toyota RAV4 and the Honda CRV? You can buy a premium Subaru Forester with a panorama sunroof for $27,000 and change. You'd have to pay $5,000 more to get the same options on a Mazda CX-5 with a tiny sunroof, little cargo space and crappy fuel efficiency. The only true thing he said was go and actually test drive them for yourself.