Here's Why You Should Buy a Beater Car

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  • Published on: 14 December 2018
  • Beater car review. Here's Why You Should Buy a Beater Car, DIY and car repair with Scotty Kilmer. Why buying a cheap car is worth it. Beater cars can be easily modified, can take a lot of abuse, and you can take it off road without caring. Beater car restoration. Cheap cars to modify. Cheap cars to buy. The best type of car to buy. Are Winter beater cars a good idea? Buying a cheap car and fixing it up. What type of car to buy. Car buying. Car Advice. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 50 years.

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COMMENTS: 40

  • Scotty Kilmer
    Scotty Kilmer   1 years ago

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  • BeavisChipolte
    BeavisChipolte   1 weeks ago

    Question: how do you find a fairly priced, reliable beater if you are not mechanically inclined, you want a reliable vehicle and you have to pass annual state inspections, especially with rusted subframe or body issues in the northeast?

  • Shehzaad Caunhye
    Shehzaad Caunhye   1 weeks ago

    I had beater cars for 25 years now they run and run and never could afford a new car. I live.I live happy.

  • YOUNG BUCKS
    YOUNG BUCKS   2 weeks ago

    All of my friends got brand new 2020 mustang shelbys that they are still doing payments on, I’m the only one with a 1997 Toyota Camry and it drives great no problems, and no monthly payments

  • MTDfilms
    MTDfilms   2 weeks ago

    I bought my 2005 honda accord for $3500 from my neighbour! I hope I can drive it forever

  • Jim Townsend
    Jim Townsend   2 weeks ago

    When my kids and grandkids started driving (I have another one soon to drive), they know my rule: Your first car is a beater. The rationale: When you are a new driver, you're gonna bounce off of one thing and bang into another. See, it's just this simple, kids - A license means you MAY drive, it does mean you CAN. Get the hang of driving, then feel free to get something nicer. Only, Dad/Pop Pop isn't buying that one!

  • Jester Arts
    Jester Arts   3 weeks ago

    New to the channel. I like this guy and his energy. He's speaking facts. Buying a brand new car is a waste of money to me.

  • Jasper Brown
    Jasper Brown   3 weeks ago

    "350 a year for insurance"Damn... I drive a beater and pay that per month - no accidents/tickets :(

  • Donald Nicol
    Donald Nicol   3 weeks ago

    I saw a 1951 International half ton that a guy... had painted with a roller and a gallon of mystery color return paint for $10.

  • Josh K
    Josh K   4 weeks ago

    I have a 17 WRX and I just bought a 95 Crown Vic for my beater with 152k miles. Needs some TLC but very solid body with barely any rust. I'll drive that baby and keep the Subaru nicer!

  • MetroJet2000
    MetroJet2000   4 weeks ago

    Who’s going to steal a beater? Well, that depends. Some older cars and trucks are among the most stolen vehicles in the United States, due to the value of the parts. Notable examples include the 2000 Jeep Cherokee, 2001 Dodge Ram, 2004 Chevrolet Silverado, 2006 Ford F-150, 1997 Honda Accord and 2000 Honda Civic.

  • Siôn Roberts
    Siôn Roberts   4 weeks ago

    I bought a certified used MX-5 with under 5k miles on it, kept my Ford Focus as a beater car instead of trading it in for peanuts.

  • Dirty Sanchez
    Dirty Sanchez   1 months ago

    Drove a barebones 99 Chevy cavalier stick ship with nothing on it 2 300000 miles never hardly had any problem except for general maintenance until I had a deer would it so that I bought of 07 coal ball that now has 200 gonna drive that to 300000 or more gotta love those 2.2 Chevy engines a go forever

  • steve beineke
    steve beineke   1 months ago

    We only drive beater cars. Why? Because we don't want to throw money away for a box of sheetmetal, bolts, and nuts to get from point A to point B. We do maintain them pretty well though. We have had new cars in the past and our present two cars...a Audi A6 and a Hyundai Entourage are the two most reliable cars we have ever had.

  • DJ DIVERSE
    DJ DIVERSE   1 months ago

    Shopping for one now. Made the mistake of buying a high mile Audi with excellent service record for my beater car. Well, that lasted all of 3 more miles. Thanks to scotty’s videos, I won’t do that again. Looking for a Japanese beater, or considering a Ford Focus I’ve found maybe?

  • Alan Madrid
    Alan Madrid   1 months ago

    My beater is a 1992 Toyota paseo with 148,000 miles

  • Ray Pfister
    Ray Pfister   1 months ago

    Back in the day as a young man, I wouldn't be caught dead in a beater, now? I've drive my cars into the ground and boast about my old beater.

  • 11 12
    11 12   1 months ago

    I do not know if you say this in the USA but old is gold

  • Eyes Wide Open
    Eyes Wide Open   1 months ago

    Got my peugeot 306 TD with 382 000kms since 15 years as a beater and a S2000 since 7 years . everything payed cash !!! no regret , looking to invest in another oldtimer soon since i save money for years now ^^ i did maintenance myself

  • TJ Alexander
    TJ Alexander   1 months ago

    I’ve got a 2015 Altima with 107,000 miles thought about buying a beater pick up for 2k at the most. Good idea?

  • O Shehab
    O Shehab   1 months ago

    Patrick Swayze in Roadhouse was the first person to coin the beater car in the movies when he bought that old Buick and kept his Benz in the garage

  • O Shehab
    O Shehab   1 months ago

    What about buying a new car and running it into a beater car? Some people keep cars for over ten years like I do

  • 6432 23 Dtwse
    6432 23 Dtwse   1 months ago

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  • xq39
    xq39   1 months ago

    My car is beaten up and old but I still prefer driving it over new ones and why I refuse to buy a new one. I like it more than any new car made today.

  • JegtoDFW504
    JegtoDFW504   1 months ago

    I bought a 2007 Saturn Aura with 161,000 miles it for $2,400 (probably overpaid) it drove fine until it hit 205,000 in which one by one stuff started to break. First the radiator cracked at the bottom and the the thing overheated when I was about 20 minutes from home. Got that replaced for $450. Then the water pump blew so I had that replaced along with the thermostat for good measure $360. Then the radiator hoses busted since those were still original and this new unit was working so well. I replaced all of those myself for about $20. Then coming home a week later I stopped for gas, finished pumping and tried to start. Dead. After much deliberation and trial and error which included replacing all of the stater relays and the starter itself (I did myself for $35 on eBay) it turns out it was the fuse panel in the engine was melting and shorting out. Apparently that was going to be a $1,000 fix anyplace in called and I couldn’t find a used one online that looked good. So i parted ways with the old girl for a $1,000 as-is at 206,000 miles.

  • Pat Dwyer
    Pat Dwyer   1 months ago

    Scotty, Your logic is impeccable! Beater's rule! Wash & Wax my car ...... are you crazy? My car has it's own name .... "Pig Pen"!

  • FEman 1023
    FEman 1023   2 months ago

    Scotty is a simple man. I respect it 👌

  • Francisco Aguilar
    Francisco Aguilar   2 months ago

    I have an 04 Audi A4 as a beater car. That car sure likes to beat my wallet up.

  • Sergio Ibarra
    Sergio Ibarra   2 months ago

    Scotty thank you for your videos, they’re all great 👍 even my daughters like to watching with me, we’re learning from you , You’re doing an excellent Job🙂GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY stay SAFE THANK YOU 🙏 AGAIN 👏👏👏👏