Watched all your YouTube videos for the last couple years. You’re the best Scotty. OK question I have a 99 Volvo XC wagon that I like a lot but I keep having to spend money on it. Had to replace an…

Edward Moore

Watched all your YouTube videos for the last couple years. You’re the best Scotty. OK question I have a 99 Volvo XC wagon that I like a lot but I keep having to spend money on it. Had to replace an engine when the head gasket blew because of a bad hose. So I have a take out engine, but it is ok for now. Might be problematic on the trips. So to get reliability, I have gotten educated by watching everything of yours for the last couple of years. I have eliminated most choices, as the result. Thanks for that. I am looking at a Lexus GS 350, 2016 , AWD, 6 speed, normally-aspirated V6. It’s $33,000 with only 6000 miles on it. That’s a lot for a 5-year old car.I would rather have a rear wheel drive model, but this low mileage is got me really interested. The rear wheel drive models with the six speed are only 2013 and 2014. Then they went to 8-speeds, which I don’t want. Anyhow, for this AWD one, I’m a little worried about that low mileage over that period of time, and what problems to look for. I don’t know the maintenance history yet. But it averages about 1,000 per year. Do you have any special advice on that one? It’s at a lot that is an independent Lexus quasi-default-dealer since there is no dealer near here. They sell some new ones too and a lot of other newer brands, all really nice stuff. Any advice is really appreciated.

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Techsus

You're already concerned about "problems" and "maintenance" even before pulling the trigger. Scotty repeatedly advises to go as simple as possible. That means no GDI, no turbo, no AWD (!), no V-8 (get V-6 instead), e.g. Personally I'd get pre-2015 or older. Depreciation in 1st 4-yrs. upwards of 70%, and you're in that wasteful window. Be prudent. Must-see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI6r22ctge8