How to Buy a Good Car (Car Buying Tips)

  • Published on: 08 December 2017
  • Car buying tips. How to buy a car. How to find the right car at the right price and not make a mistake buying a bad one, car review with Scotty Kilmer. Car buying guide and DIY tips. There's a lot of myths about how to buy a good car, but I'll tell you the truth about which ones are good and which ones are bad. Learn from Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 50 years.

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  • Scotty Kilmer
    Scotty Kilmer   2 years ago

    ⬇️Scotty’s Top DIY Tools: 1. Bluetooth Scan Tool: 2. Cheap Scan Tool: 3. Professional Socket Set: 4. Wrench Set: 5. No Charging Required Car Jump Starter: 6. Battery Pack Car Jump Starter: ⬇️Things I used in this video:1. Shop Towels: Common Sense3. 4k Camera: Mini Microphone: My computer for editing / uploading: Video editing software: Thumbnail software:🛠Check out my Garage to see what I use every day and highly recommend:❗️Check out the Scotty store:👉Follow me on Instagram for the latest news, funnies, and exclusive info / pics:

  • James Ebola
    James Ebola   1 months ago

    American, German, Italian, or French made cars are overpriced junk. Buy Japanese and sleep well...

  • Phil PJ Davis
    Phil PJ Davis   3 months ago

    Just bought a 2012' Camry SE for $10k 78k mi. Good deal or not?

  • Nash Sand
    Nash Sand   4 months ago

    Altima 2008-10 for 1000 or camry 2005-08 for 1500 ?

  • Michelle philhower
    Michelle philhower   5 months ago

    I think I did good with my 88 celebrity had her 16 yrs no real problems cost 1,600 my Buick century had 3 yrs now have to replace metal brake lines not bad for a 25 yr old car. That only cost me 250 dollars n my Malibu Maxx had 2 yrs now nothing major that car cost me 1,000 dollars

  • Stroker Ace
    Stroker Ace   5 months ago

    My F150 just died. Should I pay $8500 for a new engine or just scrap it?

  • Jay JanyH
    Jay JanyH   6 months ago

    Buy a 4 year old Toyota or buy a 4 year old Honda. If possible find one of these whose VIN indicates that it was made in Japan.

  • InLaws Attic
    InLaws Attic   6 months ago

    What was the website he used to see car problems ? I saw the Kelly blue book, but the listing of car problems?

  • alfaandomega1
    alfaandomega1   6 months ago


  • Tunz909
    Tunz909   6 months ago

    Scotty first comment about finding a reliable honest car mechanic. YES, this is more difficult than finding the right car, plenty of car videos, but are there any about how to find the right car mechanic??...thoughts?


    Thanks Scotty. Your channel is so helpful and even those old contents are still relevant today! Keep up and Have a good day! BTW, Today is 16th of August 2019.

  • koow
    koow   7 months ago

    why is this man screaming at me?

  • Brian Scott
    Brian Scott   8 months ago

    @scottykilmer Hey Scotty Is a 2001Toyota solara with 150000k a good choice and what to look for maintenance perspective thanks.

  • Dan Cagle
    Dan Cagle   8 months ago

    Thanks Scotty.  So Toyota is good.  I heard a Toyota joke about 40 years ago. It goes something like, "A customer ordered a Toyota pickup and wanted to know how soon it could be delivered.  Answer: Two weeks.  Customer reply: Dat sun!

  • Gary B
    Gary B   8 months ago

    Scotty, Your videos are Fantastic. Keep up the great work.

  • Riddick tonn
    Riddick tonn   8 months ago

    Good tip... Stick your finger in the exhaust and feel for moisture in the carbon. If it feels dry it’s not burning oil. However if it feels oily then you know it’s burning oil even if you can’t smell it or see it smoking. It’s just a very small amount but will get worse over time.

  • ilovetotri23
    ilovetotri23   8 months ago

    is there auto manufacture that build a better automatic trannissions, then a manual?

  • Adam Riga
    Adam Riga   8 months ago

    I don't know why but Scotty's videos make me feel better about life

  • GamerGuy51
    GamerGuy51   9 months ago

    Only Scotty says in one video Kelly blue book is a scam and then tells you to use Kelley blue book in another video LOL. 😂🤣

  • Lukeamania
    Lukeamania   9 months ago

    I want to get a 2019 Honda Civic SI with the "Earth Dreams" technology. Yeah I saw your video about the oil dilution problem. I don't plan on having the car until it rusts away lol so I don't care. I'll change the oil every 5,000 instead of 7,500-10,000.

  • Joseph She Han
    Joseph She Han   9 months ago

    You can't call your self Honest. ? Unless you're honest about your self and WHAT you do and drive.? :-) ,!!

  • R 3
    R 3   10 months ago

    Scotty, i have a 99 chevy prizm, love it. Runs great, small and quick for delivering pizza. Probably most reliable car ive had. But the dam rest of it is falling apart, i wanna get another 2 years out of it, but no door handles, no ac (in florida), head liner falling, door trim ripped off. Would it be worth it to fix it up some? Should i just suffer through the florida heat the next 2yrs? And when i do plan to buy a new vehicle im looking for a truck. Like a ranger or s10 size, 6 cylinder 4x4. Year doesnt really matter. What are my better options?

  • Curve
    Curve   10 months ago

    Does anyone know a site like alldata repair for europe cars?

  • Ravendark Grabnok
    Ravendark Grabnok   10 months ago

    Id rather buy an older car like lets say 2000. For $2,000. I'm sure a car that year will still be available these days

  • LauraNYC
    LauraNYC   10 months ago

    yep i wait 1.5 year before buying any new models ...

  • lee shafer
    lee shafer   10 months ago

    car awards are like that scam in radio-the marconi awards

  • Stroker Ace
    Stroker Ace   11 months ago

    Never thought about using KBB in that way, brilliant idea!

  • Bonnie Boschert
    Bonnie Boschert   11 months ago sister and I are looking to invest in a preowned SUV. What would vehicle would you suggest for us? We cannot afford an expensive car.

  • Hazwell
    Hazwell   11 months ago

    1998 Camry, One TSB Found: Known to stop when fuel tank is empty. 😂

  • Harrynton2121
    Harrynton2121   11 months ago

    I would like to buy an Acura MDX 2007 with 105,000 miles , do you think is a good choice ...?

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  • Alsina Kiria
    Alsina Kiria   1 years ago

    I buy cars like I buy phones. Older and cheaper and I run it until it's dead. Sure I don't buy second hand phones, but I get the older model and keep it for as long as possible. Same with cars. I am restoring a Gran Torino brougham, that will be my nice, summer car. I live in Canada so will not be driving it in winter. I'll buy beaters and run them into the ground. Like how I'm buying an old Chevy. Sure the car isn't great, but it's $700 and if it runs for a year it'll be worth the money.