Scotty Needs A Little Help From His Friends

Scotty Kilmer

Scotty Needs A Little Help From His Friends

With over ONE BILLION people watching my car repair videos, I now need a little help in answering everyones' car questions. If you would like to help and become a moderator here, just watch this video. We're all in this together.

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acuraguy2000
acuraguy2000

Hey Scotty,

I’m currently on the look for a new car, I’ve narrowed it down to two options, a 2010 Audi A6 Avant and a late generation Acura TL. I’m leaning towards the Audi but I want to know your thoughts. I know that I am not supposed to ask car questions on this portion of your website, but I can’t find the discussion forum.

Be free
Be free

I'm about buying this Lexus 2008 350 for leas than6000. The owner is allowing me to drive it for 3 days before making the purxhase and guarantees a thiryy day warranty. He also told me it just received a new transmission. That worries me a lot because I heard horror stories about getting a transmission job.

toyotaechodude
toyotaechodude

alright scotty im in

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Lex52
Lex52

I have a question- 2001RAV-4 117000 miles. One engine light on “running lean” owner replaced O2 sensor, cleaned MAF sensor, replaced computer. Light stays on. Price is $4000. OR
2011 Nissan Versa- 73K not VCT transmission $4200.
My VW died. Dealers prices too high, so checking out individual sales.
What’s your best guess on which vehicle I can depend on?

Johnnn
Johnnn

yes I am in

maniek123
maniek123

You can count me in boss.

timsolo
timsolo

Id be a moderator how do i do it

johnny179
johnny179

Can I be a moderator?

noebarrios20
noebarrios20

Hey Scotty what do you think about a 2008 Infiniti g35 with 80k miles is it a reliable car?
Since it does have a actual shifting transmission instead of a cvt

mabbas1991
mabbas1991

I was thinking maybe you could show us how to rebuild engine and transmission of Toyota maybe. Like some weekly classes on youtube?

NathanShu
NathanShu

Hey Scotty what do you think about a used 2000-2005 Chevy impala with a 3.8 liter Engine.. my friend got one with 320000 miles pretty bullet proof hah

Jude'sOnTheRoad
Jude'sOnTheRoad

Hey Scotty, I am 20 year old young man looking for a first car. I am torn between a 2008 Honda Accord Sedan Manual Transmission with 133k miles on it for $2500 or a 2012 Mazda 6 automatic transmission with 108k miles, needs a wheel bearing and there is a small crack in the back bumper for $2600. Both cars are from private sellers. What would you recommend? Thank you so much!

carbonified_
carbonified_

Hey Scotty, I’m looking for corollas around my city on Craigslist but can’t find any, is there any other website or way or other car I can look for? Any Toyota I’m looking for, thanks

zcollins247
zcollins247

Hey Scotty, I own a 2010 Chevy Malibu with a 2.4L 4 cylinder ecotec engine with 130k miles. I bought it for college after I sold my ford ranger for better gas and I heard it had a decent engine. It however does not. I have taken it to my local Chevy dealer 10 times, yes TEN. I don’t want to bring it back because GM has some of the poorest mechanics ever but I don’t have the computer system for it. The check engine light is currently on again. The MAF sensor has been replaced, as well as the air filter by myself and was done with GM parts. I have also replaced the spark plugs and I always change my oil every 3k-4K miles. The last time I took it in, I had to pump the gas pedal just to start the thing and then took it back to Chevy and that issue has since been fixed by resetting the fuel composition (because it was at 48%). They then kept it overnight and drove it just 20 miles and have it back to me and now it’s the same problem. The check engine light turned on AGAIN yesterday with the P0172 code listed. I can’t get rid of the car because I’ve already paid most of it off and need to keep it until the end of college if I can. I wanted to ask the most skilled mechanic I know so you can help me fix my junk GM car. Thank you!

Jack12345
Jack12345

hey scotty,

my friends ‘11 accord was driven through rain and broke down on the highway. kept trying to start it and it wouldnt start. I checked the next day and the air filter was pretty wet. pulled out the plugs and tried to turn the engine over but it turned out to be locked. should they even bother fixing it? or should they take it to a mechanic and see the damage. Unless there’s another way to fix it myslef.

thanks!

NathanShu
NathanShu

Hey Scotty my mom got this 2002 Cadillac Seville with the Northstar in it she purchased the car in January 2018 for $3000 did she overpay it had 89900 miles on it. The dealer really tried selling her this car and for $3000 we thought it would be a good price for this amount of luxury in a car. Until October 27 2019, the car has 101000 miles on it the heads blew. The engine blew up. Idk what to do with the car now it’s a piece of crap sitting should we junk it? Maybe reach off a door or a seat. The interior is very nice I feel bad for the car. Do you want the car in full for $100? Maybe make yourself a nice couch off the rear seat of the car. Put this in your video did we get ripped off. My mom drives a 15 Camry now. The cars sitting in the backyard.

noebarrios20
noebarrios20

What do you think of 2011 Ford Focus
Or
A 2010 Mazda 3

Xjvstn
Xjvstn

Hi Scotty,
I have a 2007 Lexus ES350 with almost 140,000 miles. I had a vibration in the steering wheel and the body of the car from speeds 40 MPH- 75MPH. I had it aligned by Lexus and the tires rebalanced. The vibration in the steering wheel is completely gone. Now I’m having another problem. The vibration I’m having is now just in the body of the car and it’s pretty bad. Initially I thought it was the side mounts that were bad so I replaced them with OEM parts from the dealer. But the body vibration is still there (the other mounts were replaced by me around 132,000 miles). I have been doing research and people said that these cars have defective axles? Could this be the cause of my vibrations? I have dumped so much money into trying to fix this problem. The transmission shift smooth and I still have power when I accelerate. The vibrations occur when accelerating lightly or heavily around 40mph and on the highway at 50-60+MPH. In addition, it happens when you give it power or load going uphill or any slight grade. Once you let go of the gas pedal. It’s smooth as silk. What’s the next best option in repairs? Also, the vibration is in the body of car and it’s pretty harsh. It’s something you cannot ignore.
Thank you!

NathanShu
NathanShu

Hey Scotty put this in your video I want to advise everyone NOT to buy a Nissan. There quality is down to the S***s. In 2011 I bought myself a Nissan Maxima brand new and the right left door always had problems with the latch. No matter how hard I would shut it the light always came on inside as if the car wasn’t latched. Also the door was very hard to open from factory than all the other doors. And when you get the door open it would open all most to the fender mind you this car only had 3000 miles on it. I took it to the Nissan dealer they claim they put a new door latch system. At 9000 miles it failed again. I kept driving the car with a broken latch. Just 3 weeks ago the car now has 128000 miles I was going maybe 35 mph the right door just fell off the car. I paid 25000$ for this car also the transmission is going off. Scotty I need your help should I go junk it for a New Toyota Camry

noebarrios20
noebarrios20

Good morning Scotty!
My mother has a 2013 Altima with 110,779 miles. She bought it for 9,000 with 82,000 miles. How long can it last for her.
Also when we drive the car the steering wheel shakes when going more than 20 mph in a straight line, and when I let go of the steering wheel, it veers to the right.
What can I do to prevent this from happening?

MartinH5002
MartinH5002

Hey Scotty! What’s your opinion on the newer Mazda CX-3’s? Are they on par with Toyota‘a quality or will the wheels fall off at 100,000 miles😂

carbonified_
carbonified_

Hey Scotty, I’m thinking of getting a 2002 Lexus is300 automatic 143k miles 2jz engine on it for 6500$ or should I go for a 2005 corolla s manual 124k miles for 5400$ what is your opinion on those, thanks

MartinH5002
MartinH5002

Hey Scotty! What is the best online site to look for used cars?

elijah8567
elijah8567

Hey Scotty I bought a 2004 Honda CR-V with 154,000 miles on it not to long ago, should I go ahead and change the transmission fluid and how often should I change it?

asphalt
asphalt

Thinking about buying a 99 solara v6. The guy said he was driving down the road and it acted like it was getting no fuel. Got it home and parked it. Say it will start and run for a minute then dies. Any suggestions?

MartinH5002
MartinH5002

Hey Scotty, I’ve been looking around for a little suv to commute between school and home. Found an ‘02 Honda CRV with 137,000 miles, 3 owners, clean title, FWD, v4, for $3750. Thoughts?

noebarrios20
noebarrios20

What should I do before I start my truck that’s been sitting in my driveway for a month? Anything bad gonna happen?

Alexmurphy
Alexmurphy

Do you know anyone who converted a cargo van into a living space? I've noticed that living in Vans have started to become trendy

aryanrana
aryanrana

Hey Scotty the new mid engine corvette has been named sports car of the year wondering what your thoughts are because I find it amusing cause the car hasn’t been out nor has anyone drove it😂😂🤣🤣

aryanrana
aryanrana

Hey Scotty what is the most reliable brand new Honda you can buy?

noebarrios20
noebarrios20

Good evening Scotty! My father is offering me 400 for a 1995 Nissan Altima 4cyl with 111,068 miles. It is in fair condition (cosmetically) but every thing else is fine. It drives great too! Is this a great buy or should I stay away?

MamaB85
MamaB85

Hi Scotty! You’re my favorite youtube car guy!!!! I have a 2003 Honda Accord EX V6. I had only 2 occurrences in the few months where after putting in gas my car hesitated to start. — I have an AEM cold air intake, cleaned the throttle body, has a new battery (that I have a subwoofer wire connected to), & fairly new spark plugs. Why do you think it does this? Should I change the Fuel Pump? I have no fuel filter to change, just the fuel strainer...

carbonified_
carbonified_

Hey Scotty, what do you think about a 2010 bmw m5 v10? It’s one of my dream cars.

Jack12345
Jack12345

Hey scotty

just got my motorcycle license. looking for something as cheap and reliable as possible (old honda accord equivalent).

just gonna use it around town and a 10 mile (city) commute to school. what do you suggest? Don’t care about speed, just something small to cruise around in.

Maybe a honda grom or rebel?

Patrik Purgar
Patrik Purgar

Hey Scotty, your thoughts about a 2008 Toyota Auris, Sol package, 102600 kilometers, 1.6 Petrol with VVT-i, 122 HP manual transmittion for 6594 $

Kokoshka
Kokoshka

@ScottyKilmer What car would you recommend a 2017 Honda Accord V6 or a 2018 Honda Accord 2.0 turbo?

DIGITALMCD
DIGITALMCD

Hi Scotty. My Toyota corolla is misfiring on cylinder 4. I switch the coils, spark plugs and fuel injectors and still have the same problem. suggestion please.

tdog0234
tdog0234

@ScottyKilmer I have a 16 year old bike that just doesn’t want to start but kick it likes bump start but it’s takes three hours to start with friends. Btw new carb new oil new starting coil new spark plug full tank timing chain Is tuned with fly wheel can you help?

noebarrios20
noebarrios20

What do you think about a 2010 Ford Focus SES 4 cyl 4 speed automatic

Jack12345
Jack12345

Hey Scotty,

gotta 2017 Malibu having key fob issues and “remote not detected” warning. I know this is common but I can’t find anyone online that fixed it. The dealership cant fix it and my 2 year warranty just ended. Ive tried replacing the fob and battery. Issue happens intermittently.

Thanks!

Michigander
Michigander

Hey Scotty, I'm looking either to buy a 2020 Corolla hatchback se with 6 speed manual (new) or 2016 Rav4 le AWD ( 27k) miles. Both just under 21k for price. Which would go longer without major repairs powertrain etc. Being the more reliable one. Thanks! Love your youtube channel.

carbonified_
carbonified_

Hey Scotty, I’m looking at a 2010 Toyota Corolla 5 speed manual, 129,000 miles on it for 5900$, anything else I should look out for?

jose_alejo
jose_alejo

Hey scotty I have a 2010 impala ltz with transmission problems every time I come to a full stop it hesitates to accelerate 2 and 3 gear. I also live in H-town

noebarrios20
noebarrios20

Okay Scotty I took your advice and now I have two cars left on the list! Which do you recommend? 2009 to 2011 Ford Fusion Or 2004 to 2007 Toyota Matrix? Again thanks for your help!

tundra_boy04
tundra_boy04

Hey Scotty, I have a 2017 Toyota Tundra and has 19,400 miles on it it without an oil change, should I do it now?

noebarrios20
noebarrios20

Morning Scotty! I need your help! Which car is the best? 2009-2015 Ford Fusion 2013-2017 Nissan Frontier Or 2010-2017 Ford Explorer? Also, what do you think about the Mazda protege5! Thanks for your help! I need this info for a new car that I’m debating on buying!

adriandr
adriandr

Hey Scotty I just replaced my rotors and pads on the front of my 2014 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T. I can hear a grinding sound when I release the brake pedal whenI’m at a full stop and sometimes when I press it, I’m not sure what it is.

Thanks Scotty

SparklingClaw
SparklingClaw

Which is worse Chrysler or Fiat?

noebarrios20
noebarrios20

Good morning Scotty ! 2 questions How do Nissan maximas hold up overtime years 2006 to 2013 with their dependable v6 engines? And also, What are some signs of a overheating automatic transmissions? Thank you have a nice weekend!

maximus-9
maximus-9

Hey Scotty, got a 2008 Lexus LS460L, been having a problem when trying to floor the throttle , the car doesn’t transmit the torque gently and it shakes hard. Also, if i lift my foot off the pedal , the rpm doesn’t drop smoothly, it will drop to 3k rpm and stops there for a second , then drop to 2k and stops there again then drops to zero. What could be the source of this problem?