I Ranked All Car Brands from Worst to Best


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today I’m going to talk about the ten worse and best car
manufacturers that sell cars in the United States but I’m not going to
include the European companies because I don’t advise anybody to buy those for
various reasons I’m talking about all the others now I’m gonna start with the
worst ones and number one as the worst manufacturer of car sold in the United
States its Fiat Chrysler no surprise there Chrysler had low quality problems to
begin with it fooled the Germans when they were damla Chrysler the Germans
lost billions I’m at the owner they dump them and then Fiat bottomed out well
it’s like going from the frying pan into the fire
having Chrysler and Fiat merged now Fiat itself left the United States decades
ago and it came back but look how horrid their car sales are going now the actual
Fiat brand in the United States sold less than a thousand vehicles in June of 2019
fool me once shame on you fool me twice shame on me well the Americans don’t
want to be shamed so they’re not buying these Fiat but of course the Fiat
technology is in many of these Chrysler cars the engines the transmissions and a
lot of it is pure garbage I’ve had customers who bought brand-new once the
engines blew up at 40,000 miles the transformations never even shifted right
in the first place they’re just terrible vehicles and I
would advise to stay far away from them so if you only listen to one thing that
I say make sure that you don’t buy a Fiat Chrysler product if you value your
money now the second worst vehicles as far as I’m concerned our GM vehicles it
doesn’t matter if you come GM GMC Cadillac whatever they’re all owned by
General Motors I remember when I was a kid dad a song what’s good for General
Motors is good for the USA what’s a good thing that that’s not a truism anymore
because if the country was in the same shape as General Motors we’d be in dire
straits then I learned to drive on a Chevy Biscayne was like a boat you
didn’t drive it you sailed it down the road but it was a pretty bulletproof
vehicle it ran and ran and ran but it was in Niagara Falls New York so
everything rust there and eventually the body rusted out but we saw the tool
gauger in a junkyard he took the engine out and put it in his
junkyard truck that he went around picking up junk with and drove us for
years and years the engine kept going but sadly if you
jumped it today General Motors products just aren’t what they used to be their
quality control is there moving a lot of production to China it’ll move it all
over there I don’t know get better quality control but to stop there make
it over here many of my customers that had GM products told me they will never
buy another one if they bought one that was made in the last eight ten years
especially we were talking about small or cars GM never really made very well
built small cars overall the company just doesn’t show that they’re making
quality products anymore I’d stay away from them to the number three on the
list is Nissan they kind of merged were taken over by Renault a couple decades
ago not for me it’s a sad case because when I was young they were called
Datsuns and they were little cars that could run forever
then they came out with the sports cars the 240 Z’s and they were great sports
cars after they merged with Renault and yeah the early 2000 ones they could be
okay that was after the merger but you go 2006 or above there you’re making a
lot of junk I had customers with them 40,000 miles the mufflers fall off
I mean that’s a simple thing if they can’t even weld a muffler in a car
correctly think what they’re going with the rest of the cars I mean horrible
transmissions and they make a lot of CVT transmissions to just fall apart I see
more Nissan’s with CVT is going out and then people find out that hey it’s gonna
cost me six eight thousand dollars to put another transmission in and the cars
worth three or four and they just junk the car so stay away from Nissan if you
value your money the number four on my list Kia I would not buy a Kia
not if you’re cheaper you want to save some money they can be okay cars if you
don’t drive more than a hundred thousand miles or keep more than six or eight
years just keep your mind they don’t have the quality and you’re not saving
all that much money I did a video the other day and I showed that back in 2008
if you got a Kia SUV $6,000 cheaper than the rare for SUV and even though the
quality was a lot I worked on one the other day it had
50,000 miles in the air-conditioning had already broken the compressor went out
on it but if you compare a 2019 Kia SUV to the 302 rav4 you were saving less
than two thousand dollars buying a Kia and for that small amount of money hey
I’d buy the Toyota every time if you went a long lasting cart it doesn’t give
me any troubles you don’t buy a Kia, now the last manufacturer and I wouldn’t buy
a car from I rate as low is mitsubishi they’ve always been cheaper made cars
many of my customers with Mitsubishi’s at an
early age they burned a lot of oil I don’t know why they can’t learn from
history they’ve always had cheap piston rings they just burn oil as they age go
back three decades ago I had a customer who wanted blue smoke looked like they
were fumigating for mosquitos driving down the road often you can only get
parts at the dealer where the prices are extremely high and a lot of people don’t
know how to work on them so you go to the dealer you’re gonna pay outrageous
prices to get them fixed so even though they’re cheaper to buy they can be much
more expensive to fix and really there’s so much choice these days and decent
vehicles why would you go and try to save a little bit of money get anyone
that’s a lot cheaper made the piston rings wear out the engines burn oil now
yeah they do cost less that’s how they sell them you can get a Mitsubishi
Mirage they started like $13,000 that said I’ve had customers that were happy
with them for a while they don’t fall apart as soon as you buy them and since
they’re a cheaper car people always want to buy something that cost less but if
you’re really value your money over time it’d be better off buying a used Toyota
or use Honda then you would be buying a brand new Mitsubishi also probably last
two to three times as long as you keep them a long time, now here comes the five
best ones number five is Subaru which might
surprise you cuz I generally tell people I’m not a Subaru fan I’m not a Subaru
fan but lately they’ve been making some interesting engine designs if you live
in a snowy area the system in a Subaru is pretty much
one of the best systems out there there are the ones that really want whole-hog
I’m all wheel and four-wheel drive systems I got that down pat you live
where there’s a lot of snow but Subaru may not be a bad idea I know in the past
that head gasket problems their automatic transmissions or garbage I
still tell people today if you really have a choice the Subaru get a standard
transmission no number four is Mazda now I’m not a big miles to fan myself but
there are reasons you could buy a ma so let’s say you want a little cute sports
car you can’t beat the Mazda Miata for the money there are excellent cars
lately my customers with Mazdas they’ve been reasonably happy with the vehicles
they make some decent cars of various types and they’re pretty dependable
vehicles now number three on my list of the better made car is ford and I know people
might say oh it’s an American manufacturer well their quality has gone
up and they’re more or less starting to specialize here in the United States
they’re pretty much given up on a car market they’re only gonna be making
Mustangs and they’re gonna be stressing pickup trucks and SUVs which as far as
I’m concerned is a smart move on for their smaller cars they weren’t that
well made they had problems so I Ford’s sticking to what they do best
trucky type things hey I put them number three on the list, and number two on the
list is Honda, Honda actually makes the best engines in the world their engines
are even better than Toyotas Honda has less engine related failures on their
vehicles than even Toyota Honda’s one on the list for engines and Toyota’s number
two and just like Toyota they have a wide range of vehicles you can buy and
here again I’m just have really good resale values because they’re generally
really well built cars but as they’re always warned people you got to do a
little research on anything because some of the newer Honda’s that have the GDI
turbocharged engines have an oil dilution problem I wouldn’t buy one of
those until they ironed it out but that’s not often that honda
make big mistakes, and of course Toyota is the best car manufacturer period
people go whine all they want say oh they’re not as quality as they used to
be well nothing is but they’re still better than all the rest they hold up
yeah you’re gonna pay more for one but there’s the market for you Toyota’s have
insanely high resale values why because people know they’re good the market
isn’t gonna lie on that if cars are crappy like Jaguars check their resale
value, I get customers if they’re crazy enough they can buy a
beautiful look and use Jaguar that’s seven or eight years old for a couple of
grand, so now you know the bottom five and the top five car manufacturers
in the United States that you can buy, so if you never want to miss another one
of my new car repair videos, remember to ring that Bell

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  2. Hyundai? They always are near the top of consumer reports and safety. They’re not Toyota or Honda but I would think they should be ahead of Kia, Chrysler or Mitsubishi. Not being on the list at all was surprising. They’ve been taking a lot of market share from Honda and Toyota over the last 10 years.

  3. Which car u recommend me ? I think in Dodge Charger RT or Toyota Camry ???
    I have Nissan Titan and the worse car I ever owned, I bought brand new 2010 pro4x now has 70k and only gave me is problem I spend maybe 6 to 7 k in repair

  4. I don't know how you can make a 10 worst list without putting Volkswagen/Audi in near the top. The only thing they're good for is getting to a first name basis with the dealership service department. There is no excuse for the hideous electrical failures, engine failures… They're the car you lease if you must have one, then run from at the end of term.

  5. I owned a 2013 Fiat Abarth for four years. Traded it after 40K rolled past the odometer. Never had a problem with it. Not one. The 500L on the other hand….good lord…a lot of early model year issues. In this case, low tides lower all boats. A lot of people lump the 500 models in with the L and well, that's their loss. If forum members are any indicator, a lot of people who own the standard and turbo 500s are approaching 100K trouble free miles but yes, stay far away from the 500L.

  6. Before DaimlerChrysler and FCA, some Chryslers we’re reliable.
    BMW? Up until the late 2000s, models like the 325i, 328i, 330i, 540i, were reliable once the signature problems were sorted out.
    Buying an Audi is like rolling a dice. You either get something that will last, or you’ll get an MG 42 pointed at your wallet. No middle ground.

  7. We recently invested in Mitsubishi's most recent generation Mirage hatchback. I am actually impressed with the quality so far (compared to the price). 10K miles with no issues no far. But, only time will tell how well it holds up.

  8. Ford still says in some of there commercials that there Built Ford Tough but they are not tough anymore they were back then but not now

  9. Wow you don’t say bmw as the worst cars to buy I have a 2011 328ii I’m happy with it has 73k car runs good every thing works maybe when it’s 100k I’ll sell it and i had a Honda I loved it but I get bored of cars fast but my dad has a Toyota with 154k on it and it runs like its new I’ll buy a Honda soon of a Cummins what will be Better

  10. So your opinion on scion vehicles? Even though i know toyota owns it but is no longer around u should do a list of those haha

  11. I am surprised he makes no mention of Hyundai. I'd put them in the same bucket with Kia. At around 60,000 miles, they tend to blow apart at the seams, regardless of what model Hyundai it is.

  12. Junk car brands…. GM, Ford, Chrysler, Kia, hyundai, Suzuki, Mitsubishi.

    Best car brands…. Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Audi, BMW, VW, Mercedes.

  13. A lot of problems with cars is lack of maintenance. I know there are some manufacturers with problems but in general if you take a car and maintain it correctly it should serve you reasonably well

  14. My 2014 Toyota Tundra had a bearing issue in the rear end. Eventually Toyota just put in a new one as it had 6,000 miles and was under warranty! Still the best gas truck money can buy… Also Toyotas have had frame rusting issues in the past.

  15. My mom has a dodge journey 2018 and she has tried to tear it up and it wouldnt tear up. Also the engine sounds meaner and the radio also sounds better than most cars.

  16. Of course Honda and Toyota are the best. Toyota over Honda though because although Honda's have a little more power Toyotas are non interference engines. Unless thats changed. Recently.

  17. Wtf!!! Fords are the worse! I have a 2006 Silverado 1500 5.3 and I never really had a big problem with it just little things like alternator and battery.

  18. 1) I would think that GM is better than Nissan/Renault…..Back in the day I owned a 1996 Altima and it was a very nice little car with no problems…before "Carlos".
    2) Hyundai/Kias nowadays can last at least the 100K miles….after that, when the power-train warranty has expired, they are more likely to throw a rod (I did own a 2012 Soul and it was fine until right after 100K).
    3) Ford ahead of Mazda and Subaru? WTH? Sorry Scotty, no Ford passenger car is better than any Mazda or Subaru passenger car…EVER (have you junked a Ford Focus lately?), and a Mazda CX-5 or Subaru Forester is longer lasting than any small to mid Ford SUV, ANYTIME. The Ford should be #5 on the list, and that is because of their very good pickup trucks and somehow decent SUVs.
    4) A base Honda Civic, the one with the non-turbo 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with the manual transmission WILL BEAT ANY TOYOTA in the longevity contest ALWAYS and FOREVER. (yes, no turbos and no CVTs)

  19. You give great advice…. BUT I’m going to have to disagree with you on this one.
    #1 I had a 96 Ford ranger, 4 cyl, standard, when it was new and had engine problems. #2 I had an automatic 02 f150 and had engine problems. #3 I had a 07 f150, automatic and had engine problems. #4 I had a new 15 ecoboost mustang, and transmission was done by 80k miles. All of the other ones were also only 5 digit miles.
    Every Ford I’ve had crapped out on me. Maybe I’m just very unlucky but I’m not getting another Ford.
    I did just buy a 97 Nissan hardbody 4×4. I know someone with over 400k on his.

  20. The most rust prone cars in the world are Mazdas. I you live in Canada and have a 4+ year old Mazda you are driving a rust bucket. Not a little rusty, im talking holes in the wheel wells rusty!

  21. Iam using fiat punto since 2011, ran over 213000 km, and it is running very well with very good milege over 21 kmpl average. The high way stability and driving dynamics are one of the best. Highly reliable, not single time breakdown.

  22. Toyota's reliability is bulletproof, however around 2012 their build quality has become quite shitty. The interiors feel cheap, the doors and trunk are tinny. Honda is much more solidly built car.

  23. Eh, I'd put Mazda in the worst list and GM at #5 in the best list. I've worked on several Mazdas that were junk!! I agree GM had made poor quality small cars for the past 10yrs. But, my 2003 Silverado has 301,000 miles, and still running strong!

  24. I heard that many of the brands that are crap in the US has better quality i Europe. I heard that KIA and some other brands are made in Mexico.

  25. I bought a 2016 Nissan Quest a year or so ago and I really do dislike that vehicle. I was looking at newer minivans (still under warranty coverage) and, frankly was priced out of the Honda/Toyota options. That left Nissan, Dodge/Chrysler, and Kia (which doesn't transfer warranties). Now this Nissan is still better than the Dodge, but the visible wear on armrests and the steering wheel is pretty disappointing. On the exterior, plastic trim pieces are just not staying in place – poor clips it appears. Thankfully I've not had any mechanical issues yet, but I absolutely regret that purchase and will be getting rid of it as soon as it's paid off.

  26. I bought a 2001 Toyota Corolla with 180,000 miles. Granted, I had to do some work on it but when I got the car, the only thing not factory was the struts.

  27. 5th time I've watched it. I could watch it again. I think honda is great and that's why I have a honda! Honda s2000 is like the miata, it has the most hp per piston out of anything in the world except for a Ferrari. It is expensive though. Large working area for fixing it unlike volvos

  28. Bought wife a new 2015 Toyo RAV4 Limited as a retirement present. Traded it in for a Ford Edge Titanium in 2018 because we couldn't keep the rodents from infesting and eating the RAV. Seems that Toyota uses a soybean based plastic that rodents think is peanut butter. After nearly a year, no such problem with the Edge. We loved the Toyo, but don't buy one if you live in the country.

  29. I'm not a huge fan of Toyota. Their cars are overpriced for an average consumer and someone who wants the reliability of a car like that could just get a Honda. Cheaper (Almost 9,000 dollars cheaper) and last almost as long.

  30. I definitely agree with the Mitsubishi’s. I’ve had 3 DSM eclipses, and an Evo 3 and they definitely have internal problems I burned oil a lot. Blew up 2 different 4g63 engines. I’m a Mitsubishi fanboy cuz they were the first cars I learned to work on and trick out but they definitely not reliable and not for the average consumer. Lesson off the story is Mitsubishi makes Better home air conditioning than they make cars😂

  31. I don't know. The challenger and charger are some of the best muscle cars you can buy. The Ram trucks are pretty popular. I don't like their little cars but the V8 cars and trucks are some of the best.

  32. I love how my Dads always talking trash on my 2000 F150 but Chevy is one of the worst companys out there now. I hope my truck will last longer than his 2015 2500 Silverado

  33. Cant beat one, buy one. Used to be I wasnt a yota fan, but as I bought them to resale because they sold good, I liked them and started keeping them, namely Rav4 and Camry.
    Honda may make the best engine, but their transmissions can be quirky and they have some cheap materials in suspension and mufflers. Their engines are all interference as well where as Toyota is 90% non interference. Subaru is best overall 4×4 system followed by Audi. Porsche overall is superior to all and engineered right to begin with and hasnt had to change much.

  34. Honestly the pentastar engines from Chrysler are good reliable engines. Jeeps, 2013+ are good, the only reason they aren't reliable is because people mod them without knowing what they're doing. I can't say for any other cars of theirs though but I don't see how they could be worse

  35. Don’t agree with Kia, because I’m a used car mechanic at a Toyota dealership and Kia are more dependable than Subaru, I’ve seen kia with over 100,000 miles and no oil leaks! The interior in kia is made cheaper but I think the engines are pretty good! Ford in the top three!?? Crazy! If your talking about ford’s SUV and their sedans, absolutely thrash!

  36. Ford is quitting the car market because of the lawsuit involving their new automatic transmissions. However, they're still continuing their car market overseas.

  37. Scotty I beg to differ I'm stuck in a 80s time capsule call me crazy but my 89 Toyota Camry has over 506,887 miles still runs like a top done everything to maintain it now I bought a 87 Honda accord. 2 years ago the head gasket blew I put more money or just as much as I did my Toyota now I'm driving my Toyota Camry again with over 506,000 miles still runs better than the Honda so I really disagree on Honda making better engines also my Honda had just barely 135,000 miles just barely broken inn an the stupid thing blew up Honda uses cheaper head gaskets for the materials back in the 80s I still think they do till this day.

  38. Scotty I just moved to TX is there a mechanic trustworthy that you can recommend in the DFW area. I have a Ford explore and gas mileage is horrible.

  39. Had a GMC Sonoma 4cyl 346000 mi until totalled by Dexter the Texter when he rear-ended it. GMC Sierra 1996 356k still rolling Chevy S10 250k still rolling 2003 Chrysler Sebring 325 k still daily driver note it was made in the USA at the Mitsubishi plant and the motor and transmission are Mitsubishi it has the "G" model sohc engine All these vehicles were all made in America by Union workers

  40. Scotty I need your opinion about Audi rs5 2013-2015 and what do you have to say about rs5 dual clutch transmission, do you think are strong enough like the Germans said or… bull💩?
    Thanks.

  41. Suzuki should be in the top 5. One of the best cars. In South Africa you don't buy a Toyota because that's the first car thiefs steal.

  42. I had VW car witch had 5 million miles and still running , all cars are made decent but you need to change oil on time and look after car

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