The Truth About Buying a Used Mercedes Benz Car

The Truth About Buying a Used Mercedes Benz Car


rev up your engines, Fernandes TV says Scotty
my dad wants to get a new car, deciding
between two 2015 Lexus is350 and a 2015 Mercedes Benz C 400, which would you choose
haha, buy the Lexus, unless your father’s got
money to burn, the Lexus is gonna last five times as
long with ten times less problems or even more or less problems that a
mercedes-benz and Mercedes Benzes they’re fun to drive but you know the
only problem you’re gonna find is you’re probably gonna pay more for the Lexus
than the Mercedes cuz the Mercedes values dropped like a lead balloon when
they’re four or five years old and the Lexus hold their values more, so you know I’ve had
customers buy late model Mercedes cheap and driving for two years and then get
rid of them they don’t care cuz they didn’t pay much, but if he’s looking for
a long-term vehicle get the Lexus don’t even think about the Mercedes Benz, Z
says Scotty I want to know your opinion of a 2001 Suzuki Ignis not VVT
is reliable and will not become a money pit, okay it’s not V V T so it’s very
simple engine, if that’s a big if, you take care of that engine, I’ve had
customers drive them a long time but they were people that really took care
of their machinery, they were guys that would change the oil every 3,000 miles
would change the coolant every three four years would really take care of the
vehicle and being a Suzuki they were all standard transmissions the ones that
lasted a long time, the Suzuki automatic transmissions are garbage but the
standard transmissions are pretty well built you know I mean you got to
understand Suzuki started out as a motorcycle company and you know they
don’t make automatic transmissions and motorcycles, their standard, so they know
standard transmissions and it could be a good car if you take care of it,
Bobby banks says, I got a 2009 Camry how do I fix the throwing rod and how
much would it cost okay if it is throwing a rod and you hear the rod knock
,you rev it up and it goes rrrr
the rods are knocking, you don’t know what it’s
gonna cause to fix it and what’s wrong until the engines completely taken apart
because it starts with just the rod bearings, the piston rods have a long rod
that’s what’s called the piston rod, that bolts to the crankshaft and there is the
bearings there, so it can go up and down and be smooth, once those bearings wear
and those rods start knocking, they could where the inside of the block all kinds
of damage can be done you would have no idea until the engine is taken apart
it costs a really lot of money but those cars have really good engines so
put in a used engine, guys wreck them, when they’re older and they get wrecked the
car’s not worth fixing because the value of the car isn’t enough so there’s
plenty of good used toyota engines in junkyards, just replace the whole engine
that’s the smartest thing to do, I can find engines for something like that
that’s a ten year old Toyota I can get them all day long for eight or nine
hundred bucks used, then just put the whole engine in it don’t even think about
fixing it cuz once you take an engine apart you have no idea what’s wrong
until it’s taken apart and then usually it’s more money than you want to spend
and you got to pay the guy to take it apart it’s better to just replace the
whole thing, Luke sky says I got a 98 Jaguar with
50,000 miles kicks when it switches gears, it’s an automatic, what could it be
it’s been sitting for a few years but the engine is great
yeah well that’s typical on those the Jaguars do it very good engines I got
nothing against the Brit engines, but the transmissions are garbage you got a
problem in the transmission but it sat all those years, my advice would be to change
the fluid and filter and the transmission put in full synthetic fluid and then
drive it for two to three hundred miles you might find that solves the whole problem
because when they sit for years automatic transmissions have tiny little
passage holes and if it sits for years they get a little bit gummed up and not
be cleaned out with 50,000 miles on it yeah it shouldn’t have any mechanical
problems it should be more that the fluids dirty and something’s clogged up
in it try that first, Adam A says Scotty I got a 2008 PT
Cruiser the rear hatch won’t open with a key fob it’s the only way to open it
I tried a new latch and check for frayed wires, okay well it won’t open with a key
fob if you can still open it from the inside
just do that and now if you can’t even open it
from the inside you’ll have to do what I do on customers cars and it’s a royal
pain and the heinie but it’s only way you can do it, is you got to crawl back
in there, then you gotta get that inner panel out and it’s a pain in the butt
cuz it wasn’t made to be taken apart with it closed, but it can be done and
you get screwdrivers and little cutter and you pull and un snap plastic places
and then once you get it open then you can see the problem that’s inside there
and usually it’s the unit that receives it doesn’t get the unit, it doesn’t open the
motor to open it, but if you can open it from the inside I just live with it that
way you, could try another key fob but it’s probably the receiving unit they’re
not cheap they cost a lot of money if you can get into it otherwise I’d just
live with it, so if you never want to miss another one of my new car repair
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