The Worst Car I’ve Ever Owned and Why

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  • Published: 19 May 2019
  • The Worst Car I’ve Ever Owned and Why, DIY and car review with Scotty Kilmer. What's the worst car to buy? The worst car in the world. Worst cars under 5k. Worst car to own. Worst car to buy. Worst car to buy used. Worst vehicle to own. Worst car to buy in 2019. Owning a 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   4 months back

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    • John Franklin
      John Franklin  4 months back

      @Gizmo Goose. but that fiat x1/9 was a good looking car.

    • John Franklin
      John Franklin  4 months back

      I bought a 75 Vega in 78 for 1000 dollars. Had 40.000 miles, on it, 3 speed stick. Drove till June of 1980. Had little over 100.000 miles on it. Sold it for 1500 dollars ! Only things I did was keep up the oil changes every 3000 miles, 2 sets of tires, brake job, and not abuse it. It still looked great inside and out when I sold it. I then bought my 1st brand new car, a TOYOTA CELICA!!! LOVED IT!!

    • Discovery Outdoors / Matt-N-Abra
      Discovery Outdoors / Matt-N-Abra  4 months back

      Scotty, Im interested in a reliable classic car. Something built between 1955 and 1975. Im thinking about a vw beetle. What do you recommend?

    • Vanmyster94
      Vanmyster94  4 months back

      Smart people subscribe to Scotty Kilmer channel. 👌👍✌

    • Earthy Springfield
      Earthy Springfield  4 months back

      Worst car ever made was a Yugo....

  • Jake Griffin
    Jake Griffin  1 days back

    For some reason mechanics think if they buy an unreliable car that people will look down on them. Most people don’t care.

    • Eddy Lee
      Eddy Lee  6 days back

      We always took those 4 bangers out and put 350 Chevy's/350 turbo's in them. What a screamer and some of the best 1/4 run times I've experienced!!

      • Jeff polara
        Jeff polara  1 months back

        Anything that has a Ford label is scrap..

        • floex831
          floex831  2 months back

          0:54 Seems Legit, I can't stop laughing!

          • mediastarguest
            mediastarguest  3 months back

            Worst car I ever owned was the worst I have ever driven ! Drove like a pig, noisy and underpowered. A 2008 Peugeot 1.6 petrol engine (same engine as the Mini) hatchback bought with 70,000 miles on the clock. Over 30,000 miles I changed more things due to failing parts than I ever changed on any other car. People keep telling me Peugeot make good cars - I say sure, as long as they aren't driven they're good.

            • Jeff polara
              Jeff polara  3 months back

              Ford Bronco 2 and water cooled VW Vanagon

              • Michael Gilbert
                Michael Gilbert  4 months back

                Nothing will get you killed, or cause you to kill someone else faster (do you really want to have to live with that?) than being in a hurry behind the wheel. Back off. Slow down. Take your time. In the long run, you'll be glad you did.

                • no no
                  no no  4 months back

                  my buddys dad had a vega and it was pretty good daily driver

                  • Jack of all trades
                    Jack of all trades  4 months back

                    Scotty just bought a 1983 Porsche 944. What is your opinion on them

                    • shaun mebane
                      shaun mebane  4 months back

                      SCOTTY, I try to catch you when you go live but you're a real popular guy. I had a question to ask you, and I'm hoping I can get through this way. I'm in the market for a used car, and ive settled on two that I'm really serious about. One is a 99 Buick regal with the supercharged engine 3800 series with 117k miles. The other is a Chrysler Concorde LXI 2004 with 129k. Now I know a "car guru" and top shelf mechanic of your caliber would point me in the right direction and interested in your take of these two cars. I want something that will last for a while. Thanks Scotty!

                      • Peter Lamoureux
                        Peter Lamoureux  4 months back

                        My brother had a 1977 Chevy Vega, he put a for pinto engine in it and it was a dream car.

                        • cdbeacon Wolfe
                          cdbeacon Wolfe  4 months back

                          Ok Wal Mart batteries are made by Exide.I have them go over 11 years in a Chevy truck!Not just one either.

                          • jerry mander
                            jerry mander  4 months back

                            Ouch come on Scotty my first GOOD CAR was a 73 vega wagon ouch, now I have a Tercel ( I asked you about my Turcel 8 yrs ago,,,still running strong).

                            • mot ikswelborw
                              mot ikswelborw  4 months back

                              In 1976 I bought a brand new vega hatchback. After I’ve been driving it around for a couple weeks I get pulled over the policeman said you have no tail lights are not lit , and he was correct there was no wiring to light the tail lights. This is how it was delivered to the dealer here in South Bend. Consequently the dealer had to wire the lights up so they would work. When I get real cold it wouldn’t turn over the motor 🤔🤔

                              • jesse diaz
                                jesse diaz  4 months back

                                LMAO Beautiful ?

                                • Steve Sun
                                  Steve Sun  4 months back

                                  My family had a Vega back in 1972...had great memories of the vehicle.

                                  • 22robr
                                    22robr  4 months back

                                    There are no cars that are worse than either Ford or Toyota

                                    • Bruce Blair
                                      Bruce Blair  4 months back

                                      Yeah I had a new 1976 Vega hatchback. Not a horrible car but I only had it for about 50k miles before I wrecked it, which it did not survive very well. Pretty peppy little thing since it was so light. I do recall the air filter was a sealed unit where you had to replace the entire housing instead of just replacing the filter. Guess they were trying to find way to ramp up maintenance costs but I just cut it open and found a filter that would fit. The Vega to own was the Cosworth version, not too many made.

                                      • Jerry Rodriguez
                                        Jerry Rodriguez  4 months back

                                        You talked about regular gas and premium gas...My new 2108 CT6 wants premium gas, (2.0) The sales person said it will work fine on regular..We do use regular. My question is if we use premium does the car get better gas mileage? It gets pretty good gas mileage with regular. around 27 to 30 mpg. The best ever was 37 mpg. Jerry-- Pearland, TX

                                        • Mike Braz
                                          Mike Braz  4 months back

                                          My worst. 1993 grand damn. Lol. Had to drive/own it for 8yrs.

                                          • Marshal Magooo
                                            Marshal Magooo  4 months back

                                            "Especially on a Nissan"..love it

                                            • Louis Laszlo
                                              Louis Laszlo  4 months back

                                              My late dad once owned a Chevy Vega. I remember the excessively top-heavy engine vibrated so loudly you couldn’t hear the AM radio even at max volume. It rusted so badly you could see the road underneath you through holes in the floorboard that were so big that if you ran over somebody at least you could see if it was someone you knew. It also burned more oil than gas, and I’m completely convinced that the Chevy Vega was singlehandedly responsible for the formation of OPEC. Nevertheless, I will never forget the fun times I had in that car with my dad, driving to work with him during the week helping him at his construction jobs, and going fishing with him on weekends. As a kid, I thought it was the best car in the world.

                                              • ajbutch123
                                                ajbutch123  4 months back

                                                hahaha mustang crowd control option.... too soon? nahh LOL

                                                • Armesis P
                                                  Armesis P  4 months back

                                                  Come here to learn about cars, but gets valuable life lessons instead. This guys is the best hehe.

                                                  • Ricky Meyer
                                                    Ricky Meyer  4 months back

                                                    2017 Ford Fusion Sport was the absolute Worst car in our family history!

                                                    • Thomas Smith
                                                      Thomas Smith  4 months back

                                                      I'm glad you got a lot of good miles out of a Vega, Scotty ! My parents had one back in the day. Oil burners they were !

                                                      • Bryan Irwin
                                                        Bryan Irwin  4 months back

                                                        Ok you couldn’t mod it mine did 11 sec quarter mile had a manza 383 I raced an drove daily for 5 years longer than most but it was the one I would never sale sub broke

                                                        • L. Torrence
                                                          L. Torrence  4 months back

                                                          Volkswagen Scirocco is the first and worst car I ever owned. It was a stick shift with a stuck clutch that caught fire under the hood on highway 94 on my way to Indiana.

                                                          • Modern DIY Projects
                                                            Modern DIY Projects  4 months back

                                                            Most turbo engines now require Premium gas, so there goes your savings. You will push the pedal more to enjoy the power and the gas costs more to buy, yeah, real savings. It's either ECO or BOOST but not both.

                                                            • Lfxcamaro
                                                              Lfxcamaro  4 months back

                                                              Can someone help me out ? Check the videos posted on my channel

                                                              • Silvio Manuel
                                                                Silvio Manuel  4 months back

                                                                MOTION used to shoehorn a 454 into the Vega.....

                                                                • BooBoo Bear
                                                                  BooBoo Bear  4 months back

                                                                  Back in the 80s, my mother drove Vegas and Chevettes. I can remember those things were always breaking down and failing to start. Sometimes, she'd try starting repeatedly, and the engine would get flooded. Then, she'd have to wait ten minutes and try again. She had more problems with those things!

                                                                  • J Johnson
                                                                    J Johnson  4 months back

                                                                    OMG, I bought a brand-new 1973 Kammback. I had buyer's remorse the moment I drove it away from the dealer. A few years and many repairs later, after the loan was finally paid. I traded it for a Datsun 310--a much better car.

                                                                    • Richard Tafilaw
                                                                      Richard Tafilaw  4 months back

                                                                      I have to compliment you on your videos, especially the side memes - Brilliant and funny as hell!

                                                                      • sterlingholobyte
                                                                        sterlingholobyte  4 months back

                                                                        I remember my Dad's chevy Vega. It had the worst pickup ever. But I still remember that car fondly.

                                                                        • satyu131089
                                                                          satyu131089  4 months back

                                                                          Scotty do you have a favourite car show? What is it?

                                                                          • Hjhs Homs
                                                                            Hjhs Homs  4 months back

                                                                            Worst car I ever bought was a ford Pinto I bought new with a 4 cylinder that only got 14 mpg.

                                                                            • Rich B.
                                                                              Rich B.  4 months back

                                                                              The Vega was a good car for mosquito abatement after they hit 50k miles.

                                                                              • ORflycaster
                                                                                ORflycaster  4 months back

                                                                                My first (and worst) car was a ‘74 Vega GT. Mine was FREE! I drove it hard for a couple years before passing it along. It was a well balanced and fun to drive car. I honed my gravel road driving/drifting skills with that old gal. Lots of memories.

                                                                                • Poldariser
                                                                                  Poldariser  4 months back

                                                                                  Bad car go park in the corner.. LMAO. 🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂

                                                                                  • TBP 615
                                                                                    TBP 615  4 months back

                                                                                    I learned to drive on a 1970 Chevy Vega 4 cylinder that my mom bought. Rusted so badly between hood and windshield after 8 to 10 years.🙂

                                                                                    • Gary Piont
                                                                                      Gary Piont  4 months back

                                                                                      I love the creative pop ups.

                                                                                      • Patty Cake
                                                                                        Patty Cake  4 months back

                                                                                        Oldsmobile delta 88. I miss that boat. Lol.

                                                                                        • udmbfck x
                                                                                          udmbfck x  4 months back

                                                                                          2:25 Fat kids "...go bad, from just sitting there" watching TV and eating junk food....THEY SURE LOVE THE COUCH!.....Their parents must be having a fit after watching this..... Oh wait, Mom and Dad are PLANET SIZED and the kids are just satellites named Moon and Shine

                                                                                          • Waylon McCrae
                                                                                            Waylon McCrae  4 months back

                                                                                            When you pulled into the Mobil Station in your Vega , you told the Full Service Attended ....
                                                                                            " Fill Er' Up With Oil & Check The Gas " !! 😂

                                                                                            • steve hairston
                                                                                              steve hairston  4 months back

                                                                                              I've used that line a couple times myself.😀

                                                                                          • AlittlekittycatGaming
                                                                                            AlittlekittycatGaming  4 months back

                                                                                            I drive fast, like 60 in a 40

                                                                                            • Bob the Hat King
                                                                                              Bob the Hat King  4 months back

                                                                                              4:17 Can someone please explain the “Volvo brake pedal stick” picture? Thanks!