Here’s Why New Car Reviews are Stupid

Here’s Why New Car Reviews are Stupid


rev up your engines
Jacka Falls says MSN just posted on their webpage the most
reliable cars at 2019 not sure what to make it looks fishy some are okay some
are strange and how can you do reliability on a one year old vehicle yeah
you know you got a great point there realize that these big corporations like
Microsoft they take advertisements for many companies and some of the stuff
looks ok and some of it indeed is very fishy you got a point
how can you talk about reliability of a car that hasn’t been even out a whole
year just a few months that’s silly that’s plain silly there’s
just too much corruptness in this world to believe what any large corporation is
gonna tell you about products that other large corporations build that’s wholly
common sense I mean I’ve seen some of these car guys saying that oh this jeep
is one of the best cars of the year better than the Toyotas and yada yada
yada watch it’s a bunch of made-up nonsense so don’t ask mechanics like me
that kind of question your own mechanical if you got an honest mechanic
and they’ll tell you what’s real and what isn’t real and of course don’t go to
somebody who just specializes in Jaguars cuz they’re gonna tell you check bunch
of great cars cuz that’s how they make a living so use your noggin when it comes
to that don’t believe half of the stuff that you read on the internet or in the
papers if anybody even reads the papers anymore these days, it’s Suzuki Scotty I
I got a 93 nissan sentra from the original owner with only twenty five
thousand miles I changed the tires the brake lines are
a little furry well that’s rust they’re starting to rust and that’s dangerous
said it was from Chicago area you don’t want to take a chance look we’re the
ones are really bad and if you see they’re all really bad personally look
aftermarket and see if you can find all of the brake lines for the vehicle and
just buy them in a set where you can unbolt them and both depend or pay a
mechanic to build all new lines we mechanic’s can get raw brake line and
replace it off because you don’t want damaged winter when they look like that
and are fluffy it means they’re rotting away in one day you might slam on the
brakes and you get killed because they won’t stop at all so that is
definitely something you’d want to fix right away you
want to take a chance with brake systems middle says Scotty I got an 08 Chevy
Malibu recently had the transmission rebuild on 137 thousand miles cuz of the
wave plate cracking car drives great but under great acceleration any
transmission shifts hard you can feel a jerk why is it doing this well it’s
doing it cuz they didn’t fix it right obviously I see that all the time with GM products
but they all have software updates if that was updated take it to GM have them
updated now if that doesn’t fix it take it back to whoever rebuilt and so you
didn’t rebuild this thing right look make a video of it so they can’t say oh
we can’t replicate it make a video of it doing it and don’t accept your car back
until they either fix it or they give you all your money back and then you
either live with it or get it fixed somewhere else maybe you won’t live with it but
yeah that transmission rebuilt shouldn’t jerk like that if it does the guy did
not fix it right or he didn’t do the software update when he fixed it that’s
part of fixing an automatic transmission these days the guys have to have the
computer knowledge too and the equipment so that they can go to the GM website
and download the software anybody can do it that wants to pay for the software
and then put the software in a computer so do exactly as I said pray it just as
a software update, Mazda 92 says I got a Mazda Protege 92 DX manual
transmission first and only owner engine replaced a few weeks ago overall
the transmission was done now the engine only comes on when I drive for a while
and the engine will die well first of all whoever you had to do that work take
it back to him the man didn’t fix it you take an engine out
or transmission out there’s so many things that can go wrong when you do
that work I’ve seen a lot of guys mess it up now it’s a 92 manual transmission
DX why on earth are you putting all that money into that car it’s really not
worth it that car is worth practically nothing I wouldn’t even go any further
with it myself but take it back to whoever worked on it he screwed
something up, rock asked does changing front and rear struts make significant
difference to the ride handling I got to use 2009 Camry last year it has 80k
lately it’s more bouncy well of course it does if you use quality parts like
say you get KYB or the Toyota original strut replacements to put in at two
thousand nine eleven years old it should ride a lot smoother now here’s something
I gotta warn people because I see it all the time
on the other hand if you car runs ok rides ok and you go out buy the cheapest
strut you can sometimes it’ll ride worse and you put the cheap struts on, I had
a guy years ago and he said this thing’s riding like crap I looked at it said
where your struts are no good he says I just had them changed last year at
Sears and I told him I said well that’s your problem
I said you went to Sears and they just went and bought the cheapest struts they
could get their hands on and they were just garbage so you gotta buy good ones
but if it is bouncing around a lot really it doesn’t matter if they’re not
leaking you said they’re not leaking but they just wear out and they can’t take
the pressure right and instead of going when you take them off you probably find
they go wrong and their easier to move and then they’re just worn out once you
take them off you can see if they’re bad or not, SVT Scotty I got an 02 SVT
lightning with 69 thousand miles Wow seventeen years old than 69,000
miles that’s really something you know make sure it’s the real mileage what
should I look I want to keep it to the future its garage kept mostly for Sunday
driving I keep it a hundred miles a month you’re hardly driving it also
change the oil and you know once a year something you need to do check all the
other fluids it is 17 years also change the coolant used a long life coolants
use the long life coolant you got to change like every
seven years or a hundred thousand miles then you don’t have to think about it for
a really long time
and since it is 17 years old just keep buying all the rubbers parts always just
the brake lines to make sure that the rubber seals aren’t breaking the leaking
out but with that mileage and you drive only a hundred miles a month should last
you a really long time they are fun to drive too,
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