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I think the guy is a dumbass and is nothing but a fanboy for Jap crap. I drive my 2015 XJL just about everyday and have has zero problems with it. It is my experience of over 55 years dealing with farm machinery, main battle tanks, motorcycles, and automotive products that once a vehicle is put into service it needs to be used on a regular basis.I have seen lots of problems with equipment that just sits around and is not used and then somebody takes it out and tries to run the crap out of it.
 
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MV Rider I completely agree. Maybe three weeks ago I saw three XF's, one XE, an X351, and an S -Type all within several days on the freeway. Somebody is daily driving them.
 
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I think the guy is a dumbass and is nothing but a fanboy for Jap crap.
If you need a guy to recommend a 1994 Toyota Celica, Scotty Kilmer is your guy.
 
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People still watch this blow hard ?!
 
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If you need a guy to recommend a 1994 Toyota Celica, Scotty Kilmer is your guy.
I am not sure if that is good or bad. Not trying to be negative to the Toyota people but I am about as interested in having a 1994 Toyota Celica as I am in trying to get to the moon on a skateboard. Reliability is definitely important but for me it also has to be fun to drive and I just don't see a 94 Celica as being much fun to drive.
 
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I am not sure if that is good or bad. Not trying to be negative to the Toyota people but I am about as interested in having a 1994 Toyota Celica as I am in trying to get to the moon on a skateboard. Reliability is definitely important but for me it also has to be fun to drive and I just don't see a 94 Celica as being much fun to drive.
It's bad because old Toyotas are his hammer and every car buying scenario is the nail. I absolutely would love a TT Mk IV Supra, but if somebody asked me what a good recent luxury SUV is, I might not recommend an old 4Runner.
 
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I am not sure if that is good or bad. Not trying to be negative to the Toyota people but I am about as interested in having a 1994 Toyota Celica as I am in trying to get to the moon on a skateboard. Reliability is definitely important but for me it also has to be fun to drive and I just don't see a 94 Celica as being much fun to drive.
His videos are aimed at younger viewers that want the cheapest possible transportation that lasts at least 250k miles. That's what I gather from the majority of the comments under the videos.

Sometimes I think he is a parody. In one of the latest where he talked about Mercedes he mentioned that he gets to drive all sorts of new models but gets bored with them quickly.
 
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His videos are aimed at younger viewers that want the cheapest possible transportation that lasts at least 250k miles. That's what I gather from the majority of the comments under the videos.
I simply can't get over his video style and personality, and even when I agree with his core messages (e.g. there is no such thing as a cheap used luxury car) I find delivery off-putting. Also, I can't see younger viewers attracted to his channel - he is as hip as a beat up minivan.
 
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Wombat is the term down here.

ALL my Jags, only car I have ever owned, have been daily drivers, and some have insane kms on them, the S2 XJ12 is now at 670000kms, and basically unmolested, LOTS, no HEAPS, of items maintained, but its a car, nuff said. Engine untouched, as is the diff, and only on the 2nd BW12 transmission, Thanks to #1 Son.
 
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As this is a Jaguar forum, I dutifully forced myself to listen to his Jaguar rant.
However, I turned it off Very soon after that because I do Not like people Yelling at me.
And furthermore, He can take his Used Jag opinions and put them where the sun don't shine.
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Scotty K style won’t be to everyone’s taste but some of his experiences, on other Youtube clips, show his honest side.

Scotty obviously a lot about cars and “SHOUTS” about it. I prefer the Car Wizard’s Youtube channel which is more refined.

Bear in mind that Scotty K is not knowledgeable about old Jag ownership but he does admits they’re beautiful. As for money pits, what do you expect from old Jag cars. Maintaining any old luxury car, whatever brand, will need a fat wallet.
 
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Our 03 S-Type is our main family car. Matter of fact I turned in a 2017 lease to make it so.

Although.. my skill level is way above avg when it comes to due diligence, preventative maintenance, and ability to repair my own car.
 
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Obviously with a car of that caliber, Scotty is out of his element.
He is obviously the type of mechanic to only recommend a car that he is comfortable working on himself.
Notice he brags of having over 50 years of experience, and of you watch most of his videos it is in how to use the latest type of aerosol or additive they sell at the local Auto Zone store, which is his favorite according to one of his videos.
So you have an old guy with over 50 years of experience beating the same old drum.
 
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He seems to be injecting the reliability issues from the 1960's and 1970's into a conversation about today's Jaguars. Is anyone putting a Chevy small block into an XK8? I don't think so. He talks about more than he knows about.
 
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I once watched a Scotty Kilmer video where he was smearing dielectric grease over connectors to lower the resistance and make sure they got a good connection.

I think at some stage he learnt to put it on but never really understood why.
 
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He seems to be injecting the reliability issues from the 1960's and 1970's into a conversation about today's Jaguars. Is anyone putting a Chevy small block into an XK8? I don't think so. He talks about more than he knows about.
I have seen the Chevy engine in XK8 for sale multiple times.

One brought some decent money at auction.

Not everyone gets it done into something someone I would buy.
 
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I'm not a fan of Scotty Kilmer but if I could have transplanted a Chevy or Ford engine into my XJL, I may have considered keeping it. Despite its shortcomings it was, hands down, the most beautiful car I've ever owned.
 
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dga57,

What sort of engine issues did you experience that apparently caused you to get rid of your XJL, and what engine was in the vehicle?
 
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dga57,

What sort of engine issues did you experience that apparently caused you to get rid of your XJL, and what engine was in the vehicle?
It was a 2011 5.0L Supercharged. Blew a head gasket @ approximately 40,000 miles with no warning. Dealership repaired it under warranty and I drove it about 10,000 more miles before it did the same thing again. In that particular instance, my wife and I were on an out-of-town trip. She is severely handicapped from a stroke twelve years ago and also bipolar, so being stranded away from home with her and only a two day supply of her medications was not a good thing. Ultimately made the decision to trade the car on something else and not look back. Bought a new Cadillac XTS for the trip home and now, sixteen months later, it has been completely trouble-free and reliable. No regrets. I might add that my car was not driven hard, was dealer maintained by the book, and it is the only vehicle of the 65 I have owned in my lifetime that has ever had this sort of problem so, I'm sorry if anyone is offended, but this failure was on the car, not me!
 

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