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Never Buy a Used Car from the Dealership

Never Buy a Used Car from the Dealership


rev up your engines, today I’m gonna tell
you why you should not buy a used car from a used car lot, numero uno is they
just charge too much money for their vehicles, guys that are selling used cars
they’re pros they do it for a living they want to squeeze every last dime out
of the car, they have no personal involvement in it, it’s just a used car they’re
selling, generally their Commission is the percentage of the sales, the higher the
price the more money goes in their pocket, and generally to use car Lots
they will go anywhere from two to four times what they actually paid for the
vehicle that they’re gonna try to get you to pay, and being professional car
salespeople, if they got a car they know sells, they’ll wait until they get as much
as they possibly can, if you’re buying from a private individual most people
are in a hurry to get money, cars are one of the few big liquid assets that you
can get money fast for and of
course when you buy a car from a used-car Lots, they often have a lot of
backend extras that they don’t tell you about until it’s too late, if you ever do
go to a used-car lot and you have no choice because you can’t
find what you want except there, ask them what the price of the car is drive out,
not what they say it costs and then they’re gonna add all the stuff, you want
tax, title, license, any fees they have I’ve seen some places add nine hundred
or a thousand dollars of extra fees including, getting the registration in
your name, dealer prep cost there’s all kinds of hidden things that they’ll
often stick in, and of course a private individual isn’t going to do that if
they’re selling you a car, so of course price is a big deal, but reliability is
also something that you got to think about, I know now they advertise all over
the place these used-car Lots will say oh check the CARFAX we have the CARFAX on
the vehicle, well all that does is passed responsibility on the CARFAX
not on themselves, and from my experience it’s not that reliable anymore,
if you’ve watched and of my other videos I told about my old cameraman who had a
Honda that he bought from a collision shop that had been totaled, totally
two more times and then when he was buying a used car
just out of kicks he carfxed it and it said the car had never been in
a wreck and it had been totaled three times so I don’t really trust that stuff anymore.
and too add insult to injury, last week I had a customer, they were looking for a
Toyota Corolla they found one at a Ford dealer used-car
lot, so they brought it over here and the ford dealer gave him the CARFAX thing
that said it hadn’t been wrecked, well the first thing I did was jack it up in the
air, and saw that all the plastic stuff on the undercarriage was ripped off, torn,
some of it or half of it was missing they cut
the other half so it didn’t drag on the ground anymore, and when I looked at the
radiator support, I found that half of the latch was painted white and the
other half was the factory black, now this was a white Toyota, so obviously the
car been wrecked and repainted, but the CARFAX said it had never been wrecked, and
they had a stupid sticker right on the window that said, as is no warranty so
the ford used-car dealer there was doing a double protection, they put a
little sticker on it says, as is no warranty, but they also handed the CARFAX
that said it hadn’t been in a wreck, so even you could show it was in in a wreck and any
fool could find that out, the Ford dealer just had to say, oh look our sticker
said there’s no warranty that we didn’t inspect it, but the CARFAX said it wasn’t
wrecked so if you want to sue somebody sue Carfax because they told us it hadn’t
been wrecked, you really don’t want to deal with any of the stuff when you’re buying
a used car, and on top of it all they were asking an ungodly sum for
this car, they wanted like $11,000 for a car they had 120,000 miles, had been
wrecked, and even the body itself had a lot of paint chips on it, because when
they did the bodywork it had been awhile back because the paint didn’t smell
anymore, but a lot of the paint that they put on it chipped and flake off so they’re
asking outrageous amount of money for a car that wasn’t even in that good shape
cosmetically, but here again the Ford dealer used car they understood
hey it’s a Toyota Corolla these things are easy to sell everybody wants them
and they’re just stacking it up the highest they could possibly ask for it, and
hope some fool pays that much and if they
don’t, then over the course of weeks they’ll lower the price until somebody buys it,
and of course at most used-car Lots they are trying to sell you these extended warranty
packages now consumer reports showed that in the United
States over 55% of the people who bought these policies never used them, never
made a claim, yet the average cost was $1,300, so there’s $1,300 that you’ll
never see again, and even if you need to use it, I had a customer they had one of
these and the engine went out, they tried to
use it and the warranty company said, the engine was damaged when you bought it we
don’t pay for pre-existing conditions, so they didn’t get the engine repaired
which would have cost thousands of dollars for free, because they said oh
that’s a pre-existing condition we don’t pay for that, now of course you want to
have a mechanic like myself check out a used car before you buy it, that’s the
best insurance, but don’t think that these warranty policies which are just
insurance policies, are gonna cover all kinds of stuff, because then you’re
arguing with an insurance company, usually a relatively large one, they
don’t care about you, and are you really going to take them to court over
something, they know how much money that cost and if they deny a claim, take
them to court sure, but who wants to deal with that nonsense in the first place
and another reason not to buy from used-car dealer is, a lot of them have these
certified pre-owned cars that they certified, well who certified it they
certified it themselves, and that reminds me of one of the craziest things I ever
saw, I had gone to a Toyota dealer for a customer who was buying a used car there
and I’m checking it out in the parking lot, and I find out that the thing is two
quarts low on oil, so I told him I said, well my customers not gonna buy this car
it’s an oil burners it’s two quarts low on oil,
and this vehicle had a sign on it that said certified pre-owned car, they told me oh
well we haven’t serviced it yet don’t worry we’re gonna service it, wchich I told them
it’s too late now buddy I see the cars is two quart low on oil that
means it’s burning oil, I looked around it wasn’t leaking it was burning oil, the
previous owner didn’t take care of it now it’s too late, the engine has been
damaged, so my customer did not buy the car and this was one that said certified
pre-owned, you know once they change the oil and the oil is clean you’re not gonna
know that it’s an oil burner until you buy it and then you’re stuck with it, and
even if you had some kind of warranty, I seen these warranties they say stuff
like, well guarantee against excessive oil consumption, well
what’s excessive oil consumption, to me if I bought a car and it burns any oil,
that’s excessive I don’t want that car all those things have so many exclusions
they can get away with, it’s not a good idea to buy from these pros, you’re
buying a car from a professional at a used-car lot,
they paid anywhere from thirty to fifty percent generally of what they’re
selling it for, well they bought that from somebody, why don’t you buy it from
somebody yourself and save, I actually used to know a guy that did that for a
living, he told people that he would buy their new car cuz, he knew how to
negotiate so he could save a few thousand buying a new car for them, as long
as they gave him their used car at the
dealer trade-in value, so he got the cars at that price which is cheap, then mainly
he had a used car business, where he would then take those cars he got cheap
and sell them at a higher price at his used car lot, so buying from a private
individual, Hey much better idea really, because hey when somebody needs money
cars that might go for six thousand on the street, hey you go to trade it
in, or I just want to trade the car not buy another car like at car max
they’re gonna probably offer you a two or three grand for the car, so when the
shoe is on the other foot and you’re buying a used car, take advantage of that
and buy a good used car from a private individual, because as I said the dealers
are professionals, they know how to make money selling cars, it’s sort of like you
might think you’re a good poker player, well take a trip to Las Vegas and play
at a high-roller stake poker game, they’ll probably eat you alive, because
they’re pros and they really know what they’re doing, but I’ve had plenty of
customers buy used cars from private individuals, those people the private
individuals they bought them from, they don’t know all that much about cars and they
just got tired of the car because, uh well they need to fix this and that and
they want another car, now I’m not saying you can get a Celica like this for 350
bucks like I did, the customer was tired of the car, and yeah the bumper was all
yellow cuz she had it painted at a high school and it all came off the paint
and the yellow underneath was there, so I had to
get my body guy to paint it and stuff there are some deals out there in the
real world, but you’re not gonna find them at
dealerships, when I bought that Celica then my son who lived at home back then
he was going to college, he wanted a Celica too, so I started
looking around, well comparable cars like mine that I
bought for three hundred and fifty bucks, they wanted like $9,500 at the toyota
dealer at their used-car lot, because oh it’s a Celica and even though it was
twenty years old, oh it’s a sports car and these are really good cars, and sure
I got a deal on this one for 350, but they’re selling something for almost 30
times what I paid for this car, your never gonna get a real deal at one of
these used-car Lots they’re pros they know what they’re doing
but if you have to buy from a used-car lot, if you do one thing and one thing
only, tell them you want to see a clean title
you don’t want to get one that’s a reconditioned title or salvage title, it
meant the insurance company had totaled it, because they buy tons of those and then
fix them as cheap as they can and sell them, which is why I tell people don’t go to
these car auctions either, unless you’re a pro cuz the pros at the car Lots they
might go with 10 grand, they might buy five or six cars and they
might sell each one of them for five or six thousand dollars, so even if they get
two or three lemons they’re still making a lot of money, but you’re only buying
one car and an auction, it’s a lemon you’re stuck with it so stay away from
car auction too, if you’re buying a used car that your going to use as an everyday
driver, so now you know why not to buy cars at a used-car lot, cuz if you use
your head you can save a lot of money buying a used car, but don’t try to play
the game with the pros, they’ll win and you’ll lose, 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. 790 car dealers hate this video lol!

  3. I agree with the extended warranties. I bought one but ended up paying off the loan only $4k in 6 months and ended up unknowingly cancelled the “extended warranty” because I didn’t have the loan for a year. So when I got a cracked windshield and tired to use it then that’s when I found out I just gave away $600.

  4. Scotty 4 prime minister,,, just 4 being so honest

  5. Scotty my BMW blew up, never bought from a dealer.

    They gave me $2,500 for trade in.

    Got a VW Passat 2014.

    It was around $12,500 with 22K miles. Not terrible…

    UNTIL, I saw the final price. $16K… I financed it and got a warranty.

  6. You know, I agree that you should steer clear of oil burners, but I’ve known about my 2011 GMC Terrain oil burning since 130k. (Of course I didn’t qualify for the recall because miles were too high) so because I just don’t have the $ to fix it, I’ve been driving the thing till the wheels fall off. I’m right at 200k now. Still runs. Not great but it gets me A-B. I just check it every week and keep the oil full.

  7. Scotty Kilmer : never buy a used car from a dealership.
    Also Scott Kilmer : Never buy a new car from a dealership.

  8. Okay, but Scotty here's what's happening in Ontario Canada; Used car dealers are actually taking their cars and selling them privately. How damned sneaky is that? So now we're gambling either way. 🙁 Also buying Privately means you can't do anything if the car is a lemon. 100% your loss.

  9. Scott thanks! Im looking for a 2014 Corolla! How much should I pay???

  10. As a professional and experienced car sales person with over than 20 years on the road i would like to say something: this scotty is a certified funny guy, fact!!..(here's my 👍 btw!!)

  11. hahahahhahaha charlatans!!

  12. You make the best car vids on youtube I think maybe its cuz you actually know what you're talking about or at least appear to lol keep it up

  13. I didn’t know that a car could be totaled multiple times

  14. Yo Scotty, I just passed 1 of your videos to my daughter who is looking for a good (replacement) Subaru or Toyota after she was hit in her Outback. I can talk till I am blue in face, but when a "Screaming Eagle" from TX says (it) she listens. lol
    Thanks for your advice bro!
    RLTW!

  15. Scotty…… I wish I had seen this video BEFORE going to the dealership 3 days ago.😳😢 we are going to PRAY this Chrysler Seabring lasts….🙏

  16. Never buy the car that you would love to have ,from a dealer. Just buy a privately owned Japanese import. Better bored than broke.

  17. Gotta say car dealerships try to even nickel and dime the post office. Dropping off keys in packages, trying to pay postage for a letter and not the true cost of a parcel.

  18. Not all wrecks are reported to carfax. Some people just dont report accidents to the insurance and they fix it out of pocket.

  19. My mom's friend works at a used car dealership, and he sold us a wonderful Chevy Malibu 2012. Nothing wrong, glad we didn't screwed over (:

  20. Outstanding job scotty. If you like being scammed go to a dealer.

  21. so buy cars on craiglist instead? that feel safe

  22. $300.00 for a 25 or 30 year old car is not a big deal. I bet any type of work done on the celica has probably surpassed it's worth.

  23. Hey Scotty can I hire you to go inspect this car for me. I'll pay you $7. I promise

  24. What if the car I want is more than a decade old?

  25. 5:56 what does that mean it's burring oil? how can you tell when you're not driving it?

  26. So glad my father is a car salesman

  27. No matter what you do, you're gonna get some what screwed, especially if you have to deal with financing a car loan. Cash in full is the best way to negotiate if you can.

  28. I been buying use car from deal for year never have any problem depends what you getting and what deal ship you go too.use small deal ship is better than buying from owner.

  29. i’m a sales person at a dealership, i’m pretty fair and honest with all my clients. the comments are disgusting and unfair to the individuals are just trying make a living. just because you had a bad experience doesn’t make a person a criminal for a having a legitimate career. i have many customers who only buy from me due to great experiences and expert knowledge, never judge a book by its cover.

  30. Never buy a car from El Paso Honda!!!!

  31. man he's so right

  32. sir I'm about to buy my second car but your advice is priceless!!!!!!!!thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!…fan of yours from Philippines…

  33. What’s your opinion on Carvana?

  34. Thank god scotty was born on this earth

  35. Scotty, I need you in New Jersey.

  36. Yeah but alot of mechanics are not honest like you

  37. Yeah but u know how to work on them to for those who don't they get taken! 😎👍

  38. Scotty you’re one of a kind ! Lol

  39. Where I live in Canada, I can't find anyone selling a car privately that comes in at under what most dealers seem to be charging for the cars on the lot.

  40. This is education you don't get in school. Appreciate it Scotty.

  41. Why would I take my car to a mechanic when I can do the same thing they are gonna do to it. Mechanics charge way to much. Don't go to mechanics.

  42. What do you think about eliminating the dealer and buying online?

  43. I was very lucky to get my Scion xB oil consumption dealt with by Toyota without shelling out thousands of dollars but next time if I even do buy a car from a dealer again and I get the chance to have it taken to a shop to have it inspected, I’m going to measure the oil before driving for about 100 miles and afterwards measure it again to see how much it dropped. Before the extended warranty, my XB would eat a very noticeable amount of oil that I would have detected if I did that long distance drive

    And yes used car salesmen are REAAAAALY good at what they do. Otherwise they wouldn’t be where they are

  44. The people from one of the Ar countries are masters at selling salvage title Mercedes or BMW Bro! Especially in Glendale. I won't say any more.

  45. Sad but true, most dealers will….uh……"Screw you."

  46. 807 used car dealerships dislike this vid

  47. How about a rental co? They would need to keep cars in good nick?

  48. I love how informative your videos are…but the way you talk makes me nervous and want to jump out of my skin.

  49. Just used a jeep for a trade in they gave us $5000 not they have that jeep listed for $12,000

  50. This just simply is not true

  51. dealership is stealership

  52. 11k for junk?! WOW Thats trully a Stealership

  53. Scotty encourages people to buy bicycles.
    Because even official dealerships lie and sell damaged cars(that been in accident)as used with "original" milage and no accidents.
    Then what you expect from "mike's used certified"
    *always buy new*…whatever you can afford,but new.

  54. Scooty next video…Why you should not buy a car.

  55. IMO when i lived in NJ/NY it paid to buy a used car from a dealer because the cars mandatory came with a 3 month powertrain warranty to make sure they passed State emissions tests, if they failed the dealers had to fix them free of charge, if you bought from an individual, you didn’t get that guarantee.. but now that i am in the midwest, they don’t have that warranty, but most of their cars are rust free California or Florida imports, which has some appeal as well, due to the heavy rust on cars out here.

  56. Celica a sports car lol hahha no

  57. Look! The only folks giving a thumbs down on this video must work at a used car lot!!!

  58. Good video Scotty.

    I actually bought a car from a used car dealership. A few days later, I take it to the Dodge Dealership and they told me it was leaking oil.
    Couldn't return it because it was an "in-house" dealership.

    So I take the car to a local repair shop, and told me that it was leaking oil from both the rear and main transmission seal.
    When I complained to the used car dealership, they held the car for two weeks working on it.

    Then I take it to my local repair shop to double check the work. I also used my 1 year insurance warranty (from the original purchase).
    Basically spent $300 dollars out of pocket to make sure that the seals were properly changed.

    Be wary when buying from used dealerships. I will be buying privately next time.

  59. 7:17. Dealer trade in value

  60. Thanks I was almost about to buy a car but remembered you said To ask how long they owned it , so when I asked he said 1 month , he didn’t want to but checked the car fax and he owned it for a month, but remember the person selling it has there name on the car fax because it shows the price of the car they bought it at what they are doing is getting the car fax before they buy it so they don’t show you how much they paid for it a month ago, maybe get the car fax your self. Use this line it’s works then talk about the price. ‘How long have you owned the car, and do you have the car fax with your name and the date it was purchased’ , try this once and you can figure out who is a private seller and who is not.

  61. Hey Scotty what do I usually pay a mechanic to have my car checked out before I buy it?

  62. Scotty, love your videos.

  63. I got my used car on Craigslist. Had the owners drive them to my mechanic when I saw one I liked. After 5 cars ($70/ea) My mechanic cut me a break. The 7th one was a keeper. 2004 Toyota Corolla. Bought it 10 years ago and haven't had the first problem with it! Love it! Got it for $2000 off the Kelly's list too!

  64. What about a 2002 Nissan Maxima or a 2002 Infiniti QX4?

  65. No matter what you do buying cars are a liability, basically if your car lasts for more than 4 years then you won lbs

  66. I wished I had a mechanic like you! Being a single woman, buying a car is a nightmare! My dad was a used car salesman I know the Ins and outs of their game! But let me try and wheel and deal with a man and I can piss them off and not be able to negotiate any kind of deal! Male ego is so easily bruised its debilitating to all involved! Would you help me buy a car! Lol! I know! Right!?

  67. If only you lived in Miami

  68. Have always enjoyed your segments. Very informative from experience. Keep up the great work you are doing Scotty.

  69. Thank you so much Scotty Kilmer for your outlook on cars. You've saved me from being scammed many times! Everyone should listen to Scotty, he will help you get a good car for the right amount of money!

  70. Scotty would you please do a like a top 10 checklist before buying a private used car? We would be very grateful.

    Kind regards,

    Dan

  71. We bought a CPO 2012 Subaru Outback from a Subaru dealership in North Charleston South Carolina for $17k. It came with a carfax report. Less than 3 months later the manual tranny went out and was replaced under warranty at our local dealership. The local Dealership told us they were replacing the tranny because the previous one had been rebuilt. This did not show up on the carfax. We thought about trading the vehicle and the local dealership valued it at $11k. So. we paid $6k over the trade in value for a CPO car. Basically the CPO was worthless. If it hadn't been for the fact that the tranny went out so soon after a rebuild, we would have been severely burned. This car also uses oil faster than our older VW Jetta with 60k more miles on it. If you live in N Charleston SC. Don't buy a car from Crews Subaru

  72. I thought you bought for 900

  73. Certified pre-owned cars are stupid. A car that's in a lot should have been inspected and stuff to not have major issues.

  74. I got screwed over in this same way, what can I do 🙁 ??

  75. I bought a 2005 Accord from a used dealership through CarGurus. I checked with carfax, called the dealership that maintenance it over the years and paid my own dealership to run a diagnostics. Everything checked. 3 months after buying the car I find out the motor was burning itself up internally. I kept putting oil in and managed to keep it going for two years until I purchased my 2019 Civic. I'll never buy used again.

  76. I got my 2000 Ford Focus SE Wagon for $600 bucks! She runs like a dream and had minimal repairs.

  77. Thank you getting ready to get a used car, so glad I watched this first.

  78. Can you make a video for people trying to buy a used car from individuals, things like what to look out for , what are red flags , things that could be wrong , and what are things that could be easy fixes? Please , I'm a high school kid working minimum wage , I don't have a lot of money

  79. I cant find the cars I want unless from dealer…. ???

  80. Sometimes I wonder if that house that’s on the side of that Celica is an actual neighbor’s house of Scotty's house.
    If I was Scotty's neighbor I’d be like “is he talking to himself again?”

  81. 832 dislikes..all dealerships

  82. Thanks for the great tips Scotty!

  83. The three biggest things you left out about buying a used car from a dealer are brakes, rotors, and tires. The biggest trick in the book is that they only replace the front brake pads. Always ask for the new OEM brakes and rotors before buying. Samething for tires.

  84. Good tips but I already bought my 2nd vehicle purchase from the same dealership…I'm sure I over paid on both (2013 Ford Taurus SE and 2006 Pontiac Torrent) but I was in need of one since my Daewoo ( when I reside in California before moving back to Wisconsin) kept breaking down and burning a hole in my patched up pocket (constant repairs). Craiglist isn't any better since most are rust bucket (Wisconsin) especially the used car lot I pass every morning with ridiculous over pricing junk vehicles.

    I was on the fence on a 2005 Chevy Silverado Z71 with 195k and selling price for 8k for it till I saw a 2006 Pontiac Torrent within my budget and bought it that same day. I did state I do not want Wells Fargo to finance it instead I got approved by a credit union that had reasonable APR than my bank. No trade in since they will low ball me anyways and kept the other car for summer use and the other for winter use.

    I do take your resourcefulness and tips in consideration and apply as needed.

  85. This dipshit has no idea what he is talking about

  86. I bought a used car from a dealer only later I found out it was in a wreak when serviced

  87. These dealers before giving you a PRICE insist on running a credit report on you! to see what they can get you for !

  88. Best thing to do is to kick the tires

  89. After being totally ripped off a couple time by dealers and getting a restraining order at one because I threatened the guy after selling me a 8k SUV where I took it in to get an oil change n the tire was falling off. I try to buy Private now and I figure if its Cert the Cert is prob more legit then some SHADY Dealer Cert

  90. Does anyone know anything about birmingham luxury motors in Birmingham, Alabama?

  91. My biggest fear is that it was a lease before and somebody drive it hard and then traded it in for another lease. This is what's happening nowadays.

  92. I bought my used car from an old grandma that only kept it in the garage. Was that a good idea?

  93. Everyone who has seen that used car dealership porn video knows dealers are mostly bold faced liars

  94. I'm exhausted watching you. Someone please tie his hands so he can't move them!!!

  95. baught a 2016 vw passat tsi a few months ago with 8k miles on it for 17k i got a brand new car half off… get at me scotty

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