I'm sure someone already commented, but the 2006 full-size Range Rovers (L322) came with the 4.4L Jag V8. At least ours did! We have one with over 215K miles and it still purrs like a kitten! I agree that those BMW engines should be avoided.
Those tail lights scream ford fusion at me lol
Those GM window switches would bother me aswell haha but maybe makes it cheaper to replace when they unltimately break
That vw is a lot better than any American car hands down the vw window reg I could of sent it to you for 70euro
200 plus Mechanics didn't like that you said never tell the shop your problem.
I really don't understand, do American engines only last 200000 miles? I had multiple Mercedes V8 Cars, the last a ML430. That car was used as a tow car and off road. Still it had no discernable engine wear? I spend a few hundred $ on repairs over the years but engine and transmission was never touched (I changed one ignition coil pack and the water pump). My daughter totaled the car, a truck hit it in the side and would still drive just fine. My friends E320 put 350k miles - no repairs to engine and tranny (he had a total of ONE repairs - rear door lock). New MBZ cars are not as good and I was hoping American cars are now better?
This is another example that proves that European car manufacturers hate their customers. There is no significant physical difference between a $42.00 CV shaft for a Dodge and a $$$$$ CV shaft for a Porsche. Porsche sells enough cars that this isn’t an economies of scale situation. It’s a greedy, arrogant car manufacturer situation.
"Half of a V10" that's how I'm describing my Colorado from now on lol
I would have to sell that car, I like driving with the windows down too much!
Wow, amazing, incredible!!! A car mechanic that actually knows how to work on a vehicle!!! The car Wizard is not popular and in demand because he is brilliant. The standards for vehicle mechanics is so low that just being competent makes a mechanic shine and stand out. I do give praise to the car Wizard for doing a great job. But I do know that vehicle repair is not rocket science. Most mechanics just change parts on vehicles until either a problem is fixed or a customer goes broke and sells their car. This is the sad truth of this industry. I know because I have been dealing with this during my long life. Thank you car Wizard for showing the average car owner how to diagnose their own car. I have two vehicles with battery drain problems.
There's a guy at one of the local cruises with one of these. Apparently these came with a special edition pair of shoes and a jacket when new.
Saw an episode of WD. Ant replaced the entire loom. It was the only car he hated the most.
This makes me never want to use Turo
Beastie Boys edition
I'm sorry but those Motors are no were near $1000 they are under $400 on FCP Euro and even less trough my supplier at work and they are really easy to change.
When I was 17 (and I only figured the mechanical stuff out as I got older) my AC compressor started to lock up. The accessory belt kept going and started to burn up. I decided to drive home anyway despite the weird unexplained rubber smell and lack of AC. By the time I got home it was smoking rubber. Me being a genius used a garden hose to cool it off. Ended up needing a compressor, condenser, lines, belt, and a new tensioner. Internals of the compressor were found inside the condenser I had pushed it so hard. Moral of the story is I agree with the wizard; pull over, it's not worth fighting what's already broken.
Wow, my buddy had one of these in high school, but with navy blue seats and lower body paint, instead of gray.
dems are the ones that fought form consumers to have obd2 (1996) ...this is how the dealers are skirting the law ....complain to you democratic congressman and this will change .... tell your republican congressman and they will run to the automakers and ask for their bribe
Is this for sale?
real deal pimp at the end
What you think of a Ford thunderbird
Triton is a piece of dung
i hope you replace all the water reservoir lines as well lol
standard engine was the 3.8 V-6,
So why are you clickbaiting? You can't blame any of that on nissan. You have a high mileage vehicle that was crappily repaired before or needed wear items replaced THE SAME AS ANY VEHICLE. Stop lying.
Wizard: "Since when does doing a water pump risk throwing the engine out of time and damaging the engine?" Me: *weeps in timing belt driven cooling system*
My 1998 Malibu will shift smoothly form park to drive or reverses. Next time day I start it up and try to shift from park to drive, it kick very hard. So I walk into walmart and when leaving it shifts into drive smooth, next start up, the tranny kicks hard again. Does anyone have any Idea what going ont with my car?
Hoovie is annoying
My buddy had one of these that made about 550hp at the flywheel, it was insanely fast.
Wow that is rare to see one that still is that stock under the hood. Has cruise. Rear abs and even the extra black airbox by the throttle that feeds air to the pre cat. Those turbos and pre cats are heavy and those manifolds tend to crack so people generally stress relieve them between the runners and that puts stress on the rear studs near the heatshield. Fun side note that 2.6l was a forklift motor:) so you really could sell it as a tractor.
4:48 a little self-adhesive felt dot will fix the vents. Had to do that on my '84. "Premium Sound" is a little amplifier that's stuck in the central 6x8" (I think) speaker mount in the dash. Since AM Mono wasn't an option anymore and the dash framework is from an era it was, there was a perfectly good mounting spot right there and so Ford utilized it. 9:52 checking the UCA bushings is not optional on these cars. If they're hard, wet weather handling will range from spooky to lethal. Speaking from experience here; when they bind they randomly load/unload the outside tire in the turn and the rear instantly loses traction. Mine was capable of snap-spinning at 15mph if the road was oily at all, with steady throttle or even *deceleration*. Also check all the clips holding the transmission cooler lines in place, if they lose their padding they'll eat through the lines. Been there as well. If the trunk creaks when you open it, roll the rubber split sheath around the torsion spring so the two springs aren't rubbing. Great cheap idea there but after 10 years it rolls around to the split and starts rubbing spring to spring. 187,000 miles on mine before it wasn't worth fixing (a mistake, honestly, to let it go). It's how I can tell you to don't ever screw around with the dash center stack because that plastic fascia is as brittle as sugar glass and the screw bosses will break off, and never leave the map lights on because they will get hot enough to burn. And your head unit needs a belt, I'll almost guarantee it.
Are subaru wrx good?
USA made first 😁
If he's so damned afraid of it, why is his daughter driving one? There are 1000 other cars she could drive.
I got to say I prefer spending a bit more for "The Solution" instead of the ceramic bearing. The solution is a little more involved installation wise as it requires and oil feed line from and included filter adapter however it utilizes a plan oil fed bearing like the opposite end.
My late mother had 2 Northstars, both were golden. I have a buddy still drives his 97 daily, no issues other than a waterpump & starter at 190k. I'll take one of these any day over a damn BMW with their problems.
I had an 87 T-bird with the 5.0 and multi-port fuel injection. Only had a 10 more HP IIRC. It was really slow by today's standards, a new 4 cylinder Kia might give it a run 0-60 nowadays, but that thing would sure shred the tires at a stop light. All the torque came on early, almost like a diesel, even ran out of revs like one. Got 30 MPG on the highway if you kept it around 65 and was extremely comfortable. Gave it to my Dad for a commuter car after insurance paid it off due to massive hail damage. He drove it like that until it had about 165000 miles and then sold it. Looked like a golf ball with the dents all over, but it was still shiny with the two tone blue color. Had all digital gauges with MPG and range, automatic climate control, automatic headlights and high/low beam switching. Pretty ahead of it's time. Would have been a rocket with a Coyote swap as it was very light compared to newer cars. None of that pesky safety structure and airbags to weight it down LOL.
I rather spend the money on someone fixing the vehicle vs buying someone elses problem.
That's not you. You were fair. Hell way beyond fair.
Was it Sponsor A Car Enthusiast Day at the shop?
Don’t see the issue here.. totally justified.
here are the best sleepers for under $3000 any 4G63T D.S.M. ...laser, talon eclipse 4BT volvo turbos merker XR4TI SHO TAURUS SVT contour
You say 1 of 20 new parts are bad out of the box on American parts, Maybe it's because we're trying to save money on parts, and just about all are parts you buy are made, or re-manufactured in Mexico or China, unless you buy the part from the dealer.
I'll be honest sounds like it would be worth spending the money vs getting another car with different problems. Granted that means getting some one like your self and not your average mechanic
My 7.3 has 320,000 miles
How RAD is this? Thanks for this, this is almost as cool as the Levi's AMC Pacer.
I think Doug Demuro should review this car. I think its got just enough quarks to peak his interest.
I thought you didn’t work on $500 cars?
Remember this edition. Love this car.
Bentley's are some great cars, all you need to do is just remove the Bentley body and set it on a Cadillac Escalade frame, remove the NorthSrar and replace it with the LSX engine, and then add some of the Bentley interior parts. When Bentley builds a car, they put all there focus 1st into the interior, 2nd into the body, and said F**k the rest
Looking at those inspection stickers, 5/17, looks like Pa. That probably explains a majority of the rust...
I miss mine I want another
I just bought a sky and i love it and every one else does to.
You should do buy this not that like apart with under $10k, $20k and size of vehicle.
It's lovely to see one of these again. I always liked this generation of Thunderbird, especially the Turbo Coupe...
How do you feel about the 2004-2010 Kia Sportage?
OUNOU 2 KLANKORS .JANK .NO.GOOD PULUTIN .JANK
Here in Australia we had a Nissan Pulsar Rebok edition in the lat 1990's. Another "shoe" car
I'd say it's super fly, but it isn't. 😂
400 or 500 remaining in this condition? NEVER ! ! !
Could this problem be solved with a different engine because I have a friend who has a junkyard Audi and I would like to fix it up and don't really want to put the time into that wooden engine swap fix that
Is the reliability poor on this type of car?
We use video inspections at the dealership so people can see for themselves.Then they make the decision as it should be. Not all dealerships are bad wizard.
I would like to see you work and film too hi from begium
Please make your videos about 5 minutes longer so I can completely fall asleep 😴
That 1987 528e is actually good in snow because it has a lsd rear end . Some of the newer bmw had no lsd .
It seems fixing the e-brake on a manual is more urgent than a window motor.
I absolutely loved my 2006 manual 1.9tdi jetta
idk how i fila bout this
What do you think about a caddie 79 5.7 L diesel. Just got one. 63.000 original
Such a weird edition for a car.
Love this car.
I thought the hoods on these opened backwards?
Atleast it isnt a bmw 5 series with awd lol my 535xi is 2100 quoted at the dealer for oil pan gasket. Front dif , subframe, axles etc need to be removed. Gross. Not leaking alot so I'm waiting haha
This video is not sponsored by ford.. Lol
This A5 Jetta is superior to the previous A4 Jetta. The 2.5 5 cylinder is pretty decent overall, but a little harsh sounding at start up.
It’s fun and annoying 😂😂
Wizards scraping the barrel making a video of this ho-hum car.. Lol.. But still enjoy it..
I agree totally if you can't make a profit with a new diesel and you need the torque of a diesel don't even bother to buy one.