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Old 05-09-2019, 01:23 AM
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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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