5 Cars Only Idiots Buy

5 Cars Only Idiots Buy


rev up your engines there’s a gigantic
history of companies merging with other companies companies taking over other
conferences I can tell you about the five that ended up with the worst
situation possible when they did get together and either merge or one company buying out the other now the first I’m gonna talk about is Volkswagen taking
over Porsche and Audi they started on their own after world war two actually they
offered them to the Americans said you want this company and they said we don’t
want that you can have your own company so Volkswagen started with the lowly
beetle and made a lot of money making reliable inexpensive easy to repair long
lasting little cars well decades later it wasn’t a marriage
made in heaven it actually went the wrong way at least for the consumers
taking over Porsche and Audi known for over complex highly engineered extremely
hard and expensive to repair cars it often broke down before their time and
if you ask me and I’ve been working on cars for 52 years so I got a little
experience in this, what happened is this Volkswagen then took a lot of this high
technology from Porsche and Audi put it in their Volkswagens which now became
more expensive much less reliable and super higher expensive vehicles to fix
while Porsche and Audi took on cheaper part of Volkswagen it became cheaper made and had more problems got into like porsche premium sports cars to drive around
well let’s start making some cheaper ones little bitty Porsches with the
motor in the middle and that was a Porsche Boxster it combined the worst
supporting Volkswagen together now it was the lowest price Porsche still it
wasn’t giving away yeah they were like the Beatles they were really low price
but quality wasn’t there the power and handling wasn’t there either
they were using the name Porsche to make a cheaper sports car as I said
with Volkswagen put all this high-tech Porsche technology into the Volkswagens they now become terrible cars to repair super
expensive and if you find anyone who buys a Volkswagen the last 10 years it
says oh they were so happy with the car hey have them contact me I’d love to meet somebody who’s living in a fantasy world because every single customer that I’ve
had in the last 15 years who bought a vw and said they never buy another one
Fiat Chrysler there’s a real shocker for you the merger of an Italian company known for low quality
having breakdown cars that just didn’t last long with Chrysler a company that
had pretty much the same reputation and yes things did get works for both sides
here it’s so bad that today Fiats even talking about pulling their Fiat brand
out of the United States entirely because nobody will buy the stupid
things in Chrysler quality hey of course Fiat they plan on selling their Fiats at
the Chrysler dealers but that failed but they still insidiously a lot of the
Chrysler’s now have fiat engines transmissions and the known for not
having any quality and I have to say the same thing as I did with Volkswagen in
the last 20 years none of my customers that bought a Chrysler product ever
bought a second one they said yeah that was one of the worst cars I’ve ever had
I’ll never buy another one of those chrysler products and of course there’s
all kinds of sneaky things like that Jeep renegade they call this rebadged
Fiat 500 four-wheel drive vehicle a Jeep renegade using the name of Jeep when it
has absolutely nothing to do with jeeps and their history ah just the Fiat
rebadge is a Jeep that was bad not the Chrysler I said recall problems with the
things breaking well so does fiats you just piled mistake on top of mistake
with that one, now another merger when GM took over saab well we all know how
they ended up saab now doesn’t even exist as a company so they’re completely
out of the picture well that probably hastened the end of saab as far as i’m
concerned GM bot side in 2000 they paid they had all kinds of deals going but the deal was done with 125 million bucks so
that’s not all that much money telling you that Saab really wasn’t worth all
that much now saab always pulled the game that Saab we’re the company that makes
Swedish fighter planes well it’s a related company but I mean the guys
building the cars weren’t the same people to rebuild the planes and at any
rate the sobs were known as extremely over engineered cars were a lot of them
had the engines in backwards the front of the engine was by the firewall the
back was by the radiator and then you had to pull the engine out to do all
kinds of jobs there were horrendous cars for working on and in 2000 GM certainly
not known for quality either they themselves went bankrupt what were they thinking I guess GM was thinking Saab is Luxur European brand let’s add it to our
stable of cars in that respect I guess they were trying to be like ford
did stuff with Jaguar how did that work out you know half owned by the Indians and half owned by the Chinese and Jaguar so bad a few months ago even the Chinese
were protesting the low quality of the Jaguars they bought at the headquarters
in China where 50% is owned even the Chinese were revolting against these
cars a terrible it falling apart other GM acquisition to saab hey far as I’m
concerned that led to the demise of Saab even faster in the end Saab we’re making
unreliable high-tech garbage now way back in the day Saab and Volvo always
competed hey which is the better Swedish car manufacturers that were kind of an
oddball car here in the United States at least thought think it lasts a long time
they were solid built back when GM got them the handwriting was on the
wall that didn’t lead to anything good really other than getting rid of a car
manufacturer that made expensive high tech cars that broke down all the time
now the next merger renault and nissan was one of the worst as far as I’m
concerned for mass production of cars because together they do make a lot of
cars now I can’t speak of the French cars right now because they don’t sell
them here in the United States they pulled out decades ago but as for Nissan
took over in 2000 called a and Nissan started going downhill I had customers
back in the 90s and 80s had Nissan’s it run forever they are great cars they
started getting cheaper and cheaper used to be that hey a Nissan Altima you can
get three four hundred thousand miles out of it but since renault took over especially from mid to late 2000s
quality of Nissan’s has taken a sharp dive down the toilet which is a shame
cuz Nissan originally Datsun used to make some really good cars they could
make little puddle jumpers that got phenomenal gas mileage too really nice
sports cars that were fast handled well and still had a tendency of lasting
quite some time if you didn’t beat them too much as I tell people today value
your money don’t buy a modern-day Nissan quality’s not there like it used to be
I see mufflers fall off when they’re three years old my 94 celica still has the
original muffler on it and it doesn’t make any noise one of the perhaps
strangest bad yes but strange was the merger of Chrysler and Lamborghini a lot
of people don’t even know this back in 1987 Chrysler bought Lamborghini yeah
the crazy high-tech exotic Italian sports car company a lot of people said
I was just a PR move but they did actually buy the company and just like
Chrysler at one point in time made Chrysler Maserati car it was called the
Chrysler TC by Maserati the worst car ever made they weren’t rolling piles of junk
they’re ugly as could be they were Chrysler k-car base but they had many
parts on them and the funniest thing so I Jack the car up and I look under it
and I see there’s a muffler gone to the engine and then there is a fake one that
doesn’t go anywhere just to show it at dual exhaust just as an ornament of
course the winner you could tell custom smoke would come out on one side but the other wouldn’t do anything cuz wasn’t connected a to be fair Chrysler
I’ve always had problems and exotic Italian sports cars like Lamborghini
barely know a handful of car extremely wealthy people buying a
company like that at least when Ford had Jaguar they had a company been around a really long time they make quite a few cars and they thought they could buy a luxury
brand instead of designing it themselves of course that fell through to block the
Chrysler Lamborghini Marisa that’s right a little over six years then Lamborghini was sold to an investment group and then they were sold
to Volkswagen a year later I mean Lamborghini is like a hot potato you
know who wants to get caught with a hot potato and hanneke passed to somebody
else who knows what the future will bring especially with the talks that
Fiat Chrysler is gonna merge with the French company pues yo you get Fiat
Chrysler I have French company all getting together that would truly be the
Three Stooges making cars I would pity anybody who buy one of
those cars but it would certainly give me some talking points and things to
warn people about cuz I my’s trying to help people out to make a logical
decision when they buy a car and that would be the most theological thing to
get involved with those three companies if it happens, so if you never want to
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