Dear Friends and Supporters of On The Road With Scotty I’m about to move to an exciting new phase of expanding car help. I’m inviting a select few of supporters to join as volunteer hosts and contributors for this endeavor. I’m looking for friends passionate about their vehicles to ensure our community plan sets a great tone and culture. The tools are amazing, and for those chosen, provide an opportunity to be part of our global team. We believe it will be fulfilling - and fun! - and you’ll be among the first to see, use and test our new platform. I’m looking for hosts/contributors for the following rooms: Live Car Talks, Car Repair Videos, Cool Tools, Ask Scotty, and Cool Cars. If you want to apply, please send me a one-page summary of your passion and motivation to help in one or more of the above communities, and include your qualifications and perhaps a sample photo, video or written work, if you think it’s helpful. We’re looking for people who care deeply about their vehicles and want to help others. Looking forward to hearing from you! Scotty Kilmer

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Bryce138
Bryce138

Hi Scotty. I was planning on getting a new car soon and wanted to know which car is the most reliable and fun to drive. My price range is around $25k. 2019 Kia Soul Exclaim, 2020 Kia Forte GT, 2019 Honda Civic Hatchback or any other suggestions.

4wardnthought
4wardnthought

Hey Scotty. Does it hurt my car to sit in idle for half hour every day during my lunch break at work - with heater on during winter, AC during summertime?

RainingSnow
RainingSnow

Hi Scotty, thanks for all your helpful and honest videos. Very enjoyable! I have a 2011 Nissan Teana with CVT. It currently only has 60000 miles on it. Watching your videos and listening to other people and their troubles with Nissan CVTs have made me wary of the car. My dad has a 2009 Nissan Teana with CVT that has done 155000 miles and it's still going.

Should I keep the car and pray my CVT doesn't die on me, or should I sell it now and buy a newer Camry/Corolla to use for the next 10 years?

Tyty08
Tyty08

Hi Scotty . Love your videos, very helpful from Montreal, Canada! I have a 2011 GTI automatic with 125000 km. My wheel often , but not always , shakes at 50 mph and above, only when I accelerate. When I brake or let off the gas , it stops. I did a tire balance / rotation , alignment , and cv joints / axle shafts are fine. I even changed tires and the shake is still present. Thanks and continue with the videos!

Ericdg380
Ericdg380

Hey scotty, I have a 95 Nissan pickup with 210k with manual transmission and no troubles codes. I replaced knock sensor and o2 sensor and then the truck sat for a few months before I could put it back together and clean it all up. Now that it's back together it doesn't idle right I only replaced the cap and rotor not entire distributor. What would be some things to check?

arnoldosm
arnoldosm

Hi everyone. I need some help on my dad's van. My dad has a 2002 mercury villager van. We have been having it for about 13 years and never given us problems. I went to the doctors on Wednesday and it drive well but on the way back the van started acting up, the engine and transmission started to like jump on the freeway and after a while it started trying to turn off. It took a while until the van wouldn't start and it it did turn on and put it in drive it would turn off so we had to call AAA towing. Someone said that it would be the fuel pump. Any advise. The van has over 212 thousand miles.

orosgroup4k
orosgroup4k

Hello im currently installed a new fuel pump and distributer for a 87 crown vic suddenly still wont stay on what is your honest answer V8 5.0L engine fuel injection

FoldOrlose
FoldOrlose

Hey Scotty, I was looking @ getting a 16 ford escape w/ the 1.6 turbo, do you have any negative options of it?

BMK424
BMK424

Hi Scotty. I have a 2016 corolla.Alot of times A/C starts to blow hot air for seconds and it goes back to blowing cold air. It didn't use to do that... any thoughts on what could be the problem?

Jvdulong18
Jvdulong18

Thoughts on 13-16 Ford Fusion

copperhead123
copperhead123

1993 Chevrolet Caprice If you put a coil on it it will start and run and you can drive it. But turn it off and walk away then go back and try to start it and in a bit and it has no fire but if you put another coil on it it starts up again. It is killing the coils what would cause that

Please can you tell me what’s wrong with it.

bizhacks
bizhacks

Dear scotty new study proves you are correct on toyota. clark howard taked about it. the toyota land cruiser people keep on avg 11.5 years. I wanted to share this with you.

MrPapes
MrPapes

Hey Scotty! What do you think about vinyl car tops? I’ve heard they can wear and be a pain as they age. I like the contrast with the paint color, but I can’t help thinking the concept is kind of silly. You’re pretending you have a convertible!

Thewestisthebest
Thewestisthebest

Love your videos Scotty

On the off-chance you are bored I wanted to make you an offer

My most recent background is opening a café at the tender age of 22 for £15k

I am now 25 and it took me 2 and a half years to improve its value to £135,000. My name is Altin Gashi, my café is called The village café, it is located in Tadworth (look it up if you have time, it all checks out. A customer of Lloyd’s business has offered me that amount of which I will accept. This is just a little background.

I would like to help you in your endeavours of whatever you’re working on. I think whatever you touch turns to gold and I feel I am also on that path so we could really create something great. I would like the opportunity to create for you. I have almost mastered html and CSS and will be familiar with JavaScript in the next few months. I hope you are willing to give me a chance. If need be, I am willing to give you more information about myself.

I ask of this because I would not like to give too much detail on such a public platform.

Wish you all, The best

Kind regards, Altin Gashi (London, England)

Thewestisthebest
Thewestisthebest

Love your videos Scotty

On the off-chance you are bored I wanted to make you an offer

My most recent background is opening a café at the tender age of 22 for £15k

I am now 25 and it took me 2 and a half years to improve its value to £135,000. My name is Altin Gashi, my café is called The village café, it is located in Tadworth (look it up if you have time, it all checks out. A customer of Lloyd’s business has offered me that amount of which I will accept. This is just a little background.

I would like to help you in your endeavours of whatever you’re working on. I think whatever you touch turns to gold and I feel I am also on that path so we could really create something great. I would like the opportunity to create for you. I have almost mastered html and CSS and will be familiar with JavaScript in the next few months. I hope you are willing to give me a chance. If need be, I am willing to give you more information about myself.

Kind regards, Altin

KevinM
KevinM

hey scotty

what is your overall opinion on the bmw M performance cars. im thinking about getting one and i would like to hear a second opinion.

jackmcd786
jackmcd786

Scotty Love your videos. I have a 2006 impala 124,000 miles runs great. just had the oil changed recently. I bought the blue driver and when I run a scan it comes back with code P0011 Camshaft Position A - Timing Over-Advanced or System Performance (Bank 1) but it’s listed under Engine Control Module and not under trouble codes. I clear it and it comes back but not for a few days sometimes. No check engine light ever. Is this an actual problem or maybe the beginnings of one? The suggested fix seems to be replacing the camshaft solenoid magnet on the front of the engine. Thanks

Chase Hall
Chase Hall

Hello Scotty, so my sister is having a problem with her 01 Ford Escape. When she goes to start it the theft light flashes and wont go into Reverse or anywhere else along with the engine has a very very low idle sound so basically it's in Anti-Theft Mode. Is this problem only fixable with the dealership or is it self fixable. 192,540 miles

chmar2025
chmar2025

Hey Scotty what do you think of Fords 5.2L Voodoo V8 flat plane crank that they put on the Shelby GT350?

evangelinaa04
evangelinaa04

Hi Scotty ! My 2000 Honda Civic Ex drives great but after a while the engine light comes on & it won’t shift correctly but once I clean the engine light it shifts fine what is causing this any ideas ?

valor
valor

Hi Scotty,

What are your thoughts on a 2011 Honda CRV?

QuinnHatlestad
QuinnHatlestad

Scotty I’m a big fan! I have a 2005 Chevy Colorado with the I5 and 4speed automatic transmission. When I hit 20 mph I here a clicking coming from my rear axle and the faster I accelerate the faster the clicking gets. Sounds like something is hitting the wheel but I’ve checked the wheel well and everything is clear, any feedback? Much appreciated!

Chase Hall
Chase Hall

Hello Scotty hope your havin a great day. I have a question on 2 used cars. What are your thoughts on a used 2004 Hyundai Tiburon V6 and a used 2007 Honda Civic? The Tiburon has 151K miles with a price tag of 3250 while the Civic has 128K miles with a price tag of 4950.

willlcurry
willlcurry

Hey Scotty. Would would you choose 2016 Lexus is300 awd or a 2019 Acura ILX ??

mtim22
mtim22

Hi Scotty, I am looking to get out of my 2010 ford fusion as it has a ton of breakdowns. Right now I am looking at 2 cars, a 2010 Toyota Camry very clean 78k miles for 8 thousand, or a 2012 Honda Civic with 80k miles for 6 thousand, the catch is the civic is a rebuilt salvage car. The dealer has sold multiple cars to family members of mine and they have all had good luck. I just want the more reliable driver for my work commute. Appreciate any advice you may have!

Daniel_Stout
Daniel_Stout

Hey Scotty, do you think a 2004 Ford F-150 4.6L V8 with 215,000 miles on it is a good first car for a new driver? I haven't really had any problems with it but idk how much longer I have with it.

DeuceKCMO
DeuceKCMO

Scotty should I buy a 2002 Ford Expedition 5.4 2v or a 2003 Yukon XL Denali 6.0? Both have around 140k miles.

Billyisyourpal
Billyisyourpal

Scotty, I'm looking for an SUV for my wife, two sons both under 3 years old, and me. Should I try to get a Volvo, a Buick, or a Honda pilot? You say Hondas are the best but I'm strictly looking for 2016 or newer. What do you think?

jpmd4562
jpmd4562

Hi Scotty, I have a 2000 honda accord EX 4cyl. My brother did a lot of work to it. He had a buddy hollow out the converter. It did have some hesitation before that. The engine light is on which his buddy sa aid is ok. I have the car now. 98 percent of the time the car hesitates and the engine light flashes at the same time. Randomly it stops flashing and runs fine but mostly runs very rough and smell gas from exaust at the same time. Had plugs and wires done. 218,000 miles Any ideas?? Thanks

poopythings21
poopythings21

Alright than what about the Ford Fusion with a v6 AWD AND FWD I’ve seen both with over 200k miles and still running amazing

poopythings21
poopythings21

Does ford make good AWD on their 2013+ Fusion with eco boost? I’m looking st buying one. I like in Oklahoma so I don’t really need a AWD but the one I’m looking st has it and it’s super nice

Tstone_1022
Tstone_1022

Hey Scotty what is the best engine for a everyday driver yet still offers good acceleration???

jpalm
jpalm

Hey Scotty, how much do you charge to inspect a vehicle for me in Houston?

Teino Alarcon
Teino Alarcon

Hey Scotty. When I was working on my Honda Civic, one of my lug nuts broke when I used a breaker bar to loosen a tire. This is a honda civic, and simply getting it out requires me to take out the entire wheel bearing since there's no clearance to get it out. I'm wondering if it is okay to drive with 3 out of 4 lug nuts, on a 2 hour drive on the freeway up to my college, usually about 65 mph speeds

cavemanluke
cavemanluke

Scotty I’m torn between between a 2017 accord sport manual or 2018 Toyota Camry I know both are good but does one edge out the other

RGilmore
RGilmore

Hey Scotty so i took my truck to a mechanic and he replaced my pump assembly and he said that he needs to replace my spider injection system and he's charging me $1000 for all of this how's that sound to you

HamadaAbdullah
HamadaAbdullah

woo

PaulKlein07
PaulKlein07

Hey Scotty, where are you located! I really want to change to you as my mechanic I live in New Hampshire and it’s worth the drive

Jadersx
Jadersx

Hi Scotty. I have a used 2009 lexus es350. The gas cap says premium fuel only. Im just putting regular. Does this really matter? I havent noticed any difference between the octanes.

JonnyNumber5
JonnyNumber5

Hey Scotty! Huge fan! I'm interested in purchasing a 2001 Ford 250 7.3 4X4 Diesel with 177K, the transmission was rebuilt in 2018. Owner is asking $10K, I'd have it check by a mechanic before committing to anything but wanted your thoughts?

junior1323
junior1323

Scotty what do you think about a 2011 Scion tC manual with 155,000 miles for 5k ??thank you

DandyAndy
DandyAndy

Scotty, I have a 96' F-150 XLT with a 4.9 straight six 4 speed automatic with 276k miles on it. I am thinking about trading it for a 96' F-150 Eddie Bauer with the same engine but with 368k miles and a manual tranny because I want to learn stick. I'm 18 and about to leave for college. Should I do it? Thanks, big fan!

Ben65
Ben65

Hey Scotty, do you think the 2016 Mazda 3 will prove to be a reliable car?

John Holt
John Holt

Scotty my sister is wanting to buy a 2020 Camry hybrid, with the CVT. Will it be a reliable car, and is the CVT better than the automatic.

george12
george12

Dear Scotty,

As a avid subscriber to your Youtube channel, I ran into a problem with my Chevy Astro. After 60 MPH my check engine blinks. When I decrease the speed, it stops blinking and goes away. What can it be? I have replaced the Bank 1 and 2 sensors, distributer, Crankshaft positioning sensor, idle positioning sensor, coilpack,new spark plugs, cold temp sensor and mass airflow sensor. The check engine light throws a P0300 code. Last week I took it to the mechanics shop and after 3.5 hours, ASCME certified mechanics did not find anything. It starts fine, after driving after a bit and shutting of the engine, there is a rough idle. I don't know what to do. Any advice would be helpful.

Thanks,

George

JDC
JDC

Hey Scotty is a 2005 Pontiac Bonneville GXP with the NorthStar engine a good daily driver?

willlcurry
willlcurry

Hey Scotty what’s your opinion on a 1992 Lexus sc400 v8. Only 56,000km owner is asking 10,000$ Canadian. What do you think ? Good buy ?

bigallsy08
bigallsy08

Hey Scotty, what are your thoughts on a 1970 Buick GSX with a LS motor swap?Thanks.

am7game
am7game

Hey Scotty I’m looking at getting a car I can work on, I’m 19 and just getting into cars, found this 1986 Volvo 240 124,xxx for 3k on Craigslist, good find if it’s been maintained under the hood ?

RafiA
RafiA

Hello sir, I have 2015 toyota corolla the ac is not blowing air to the windshield.