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Worst First Cars To Own

Worst First Cars To Own

When it comes down to,
well you know picking up your first car, when your
maybe a little bit younger. A lot of times we wanna get the
fanciest thing in the world. I remember when I got my car,
the first car I wanted to get was a 1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 in red. Because that is the best
car to work on, reliable, low interest, it’s got two doors, you only need two you don’t need four. And like their was no comprehension of just how terrible that
platform was to deal with, when you’re not as experienced
as somebody that’s like 40-years-old and has 10 of them. And sometimes we’ve made
that mistake in the past. A lot of times the cars
that we want to own, especially when they’re our first fun car, first sports car. Just happen to be some
of the most reliable, some of the less, not very fun, and sometimes just down right not the right car to buy at
the right period of time. And that’s what we’re
here to talk about today. So I’m Alex, ALEX.FI on Instagram and today we’re going to be talking about some of the top worst cars to own when you’re just jumping
into buying a modified car. Let’s get into it. So the first car on the list would be your 2010 and above Chevy Camaro’s. Right now, they are a
fantastic car to drive. Don’t get me wrong and they’re
an absolute ton of fun. They’re loud, they’re fast, they’re quick. There’s just a couple
of problems with them. First off, when it’s your first car, it’s a very difficult
car to inherently drive right out of the gate. You can see absolutely
nothing outside of that car, ’cause the A frame
pillars are so damn big. Compare that on top the
fact the car is a little bit expensive, and you can
actually get a lot of bang for your buck on a lot of
different cars that can get you some of the same experience. Chevy Camaro’s are sometimes a great time, and sometimes not so much of a good time. And since it is a 2000 plus or newer, a lot of times you’re still paying a little bit of the new car bro tax on your engine modified parts. Sometimes it’s just
good to buy an older car even though nobody wants to. And if that’s not enough
to scoot your boot, you also have to deal with the fact that you got a big ole V-8 underneath the hood which is going to ultimately result in some less than stellar gas mileage. I know, you guys probably
don’t care about gas mileage, but back in my day that was
$5.40 a gallon son, all right. It was expensive, I remember because I remember
having to fill up my tank and it was like $97. And my car was not a $97
gas tank kind of car. Next up, is one that
probably a lot people might get a little bit mad at, but don’t be mad at the messenger,
okay, don’t be mad at me. But it will be a car that a lot
of people are familiar with. We would recommend staying
away from sometimes, depending on if you do
your research or not which would be a Subaru WRX. Now, you have to remember that
Subaru WRX’s are great cars. WRX’s have always been great cars. They sound fantastic,
they’re all wheel drive so you can drive them all year around. Their a ton of fun, their
sporty, they look aggressive out of the gate, and they’re
actually pretty cool cars. But when they’re your first
car that you’re trying to own, a lot of times you can make
some pretty rooky mistakes when buying this kind of platform. The first and most notable mistake is not understanding what type
of car that you’re buying. Because most Subaru WRX’s
are absolutely thrashed on, they have modifications up the wazoo that were all done in a garage
that nobody actually knows. There’s maintenance papers every where but no where at the same
time and for some reason, the car makes a blow valve noise, when you’re not actually putting anything down on the gas
pedal to make the noise when you let off. There’s somethings that
are just a little finicky about Subaru WRX’s and they’re inherently not the most reliable thing in the world. You can ask anybody that tells
you good ole spark plug issue or they make fun the fact that
oh well at least I don’t have to deal with the rust
and the quarter panel or, oh hey at least mine starts. Well like sometimes bare with me, Subaru WRX’s can be great cars
and sometimes they’re not. But the unfortunate part
about it is the fact that Subaru WRX’s when you are
buying one you’re taking a little bit of a risk. You don’t wanna take risks
when it’s one of your first cars that you’re,
you know, modifying. And did I mention the fact
that pretty much every single Subaru WRX just happen to
somehow and for some reason be a cop magnet. Not saying that the 17 or
16 year old you is, you know an absolutely outstanding
citizen but in terms of like what they’re going to perceive you as, they’re probably gonna give you a ticket. Because guess what,
you’ve got a loud exhaust and your car is blue and it’s got a big ole
exhaust out the back. And they don’t like that. Another car that seems to
be one of the old days of Subaru WRX, which would
be the Mitsubishi Eclipse. Now if you guys remember the
Mitsubishi Eclipse, I do too. And, ripped to Mitsubishi,
but that’s besides the point. The Mitsubishi Eclipse
used to be a fantastic car to go and buy and modify. And it used to be the hot
car, it was actually like I would argue the car before
the XRT-4 became the car. The problem is that Mitsubishi
Eclipse’s don’t inherently have the greatest
reliability in the world, and because they’re kind of an odd ball in terms of what people would pick up these days. Not a lot of people are willing
to take care of them before they opt to sell them. A lot of times they make for
a fantastic, you know daily driver with some terrible tires
on the front that somebody just dumps the clutch every
single time to do a little bit of a like front wheel drive squeal. And Eclipse’s just aren’t that
much of a platform anymore that people really want
to spend time around. We haven’t seen to many
Eclipse’s, at least up here in the north side of the country. Where the purchase
ultimately was a good one because a lot of time there’s
a ton of issues with the car just straight out of the gate. Keeping those Eclipse’s
alive are a lot like keeping talons alive, it’s really hard. We’re moving on to the
other side of the fence, the one car that every body wants to own. The one car that still has
the bro tax, that looks good, that feels good, that drives fun. That like, you, you’re like the
guy or gal that has the car. And that car is the Nissan 240SX. I mean it’s the car,
it’s like the drift car. You don’t even have to
drift and it’s the car. And for people that want a
240SX if it’s their first car and they never purchased a car
before in their entire life. This is gonna be probably the
worst car that you can buy at the same exact time, and here’s why. Nissan 240SX’s are only two
door and they are inherently the toughest cars to actually buy. They face an enormous road tax on them, they face an enormous
amount of wheel and deal and punishment from people that
have owned them before you. And they’re just not a great daily driver, they’re not practical
in pretty much any way. Now there’s gonna be a couple
of people argue out there that say they are because
they have backseats and a passenger you know
seat and their car runs and there’s nothing wrong
with the K-A or S-R swap. And you can definitely daily
drive it and then usually that just, those comments
actually never happen. We haven’t dealt with anything
like that in the past. But the thing that’s gonna
keep you out of a 240SX isn’t the fact that I’m telling
you not to get one, it’s the fact that you’re
budgets not gonna allow you to grab one in the quality that you want that’s gonna make it a
good car out of the gate. A lot of times those cars
have gotten insanely expensive with bro tax because, (hand clap) why not? Because it’s a 240 and that’s
just how it goes these days. If you wanna pick one up, and you do have an endless money pit, I mean you could go nuts. But in terms of if you
had an endless money pit, there’s a lot of other
cars that you could pick up that are gonna do around the
same thing except better, run better, look a little bit nicer, be a little bit more reliable, not be thrashed to bits,
and they’re gonna be okay. And the last car that we
probably recommend that you stay away from I know you love
just hearing us talk about it, but that would be a Ford Mustang. Now, Ford Mustang’s are fantastic cars and I absolutely love them, I
think they’re one of the best bang for your buck cars you
can get out there right now if you’re looking for something
fun, rear wheel drive, sounds fast, and can
actually sometimes be fast. But for a car that you’re
just looking to pick up for your first car or maybe
your first car to modify. I’d probably recommend
staying away from it. The fact that their rear
wheel drive is initially a reason to stay away from. A lot of times because
they’re rear wheel drive and their a little bit burn out happy, a lot of people end up making accidents. Cause guess what, when you’re
young, there’s this thing called testosterone that they
teach you in health class. And a lot of times you
wanna do things you wouldn’t normally do in front of
your mother and when you do those things that you
wouldn’t normally do in front of your mother, you usually mess them up. Because you didn’t watch the other videos, where I say that you should
go make a fool of yourself in a parking lot, you decided to do it in front of your high school. Then you end up making a mistake and then the video goes
on YouTube and then you have to pay the insurance bills, and it’s just not an over all good time. Ford Mustang’s are
fantastic cars to pick up once you have you’re other
car that you’re actually going to daily drive. The Ford Mustang is not the
car that you would daily drive and if you’re looking for
your first car to purchase, I probably recommend
staying away from that one. But if you can get over the fact that they are rear wheel drive happy, love doing burn outs, and
you can deal with the fact that it gets terrible gas mileage, you’re probably not
gonna have any money left from your Taco Bell biweekly paycheck because you have to deal with the fact that you’re a young folk, probably a male, and has to pay insurance. Cause guess what, insurance
companies don’t like you and for some reason they can
charge more if your a dude between 18 to 25, and that’s okay. Which, I feel like it’s not okay. But that’s just how the world works. There’s another reason that
we probably recommend staying away from the Ford Mustang. Sometimes when you’re looking to get into your first car,
you gotta go with something a little bit more moderate. A little bit more
conservative, if you will. Maybe not something
that’s turbo charged V8. Or a you know super loud
obnoxious two door coupe that’s meant to do drift teases and skids and things like that. Sometimes you just gotta
to pick your battles, pick a simple clean car,
maybe an old VIP Saloon put it on the ground in
some nice wheels and tires cause guess what? Not everyone needs to go
a million miles an hour and if you’re looking to
pick up your first car, it’s probably gonna be
best if you couldn’t. I’m Alex from Fitment Industries, let us know in the comment section below, what you want us to talk about next. And of course if you’re looking for wheels, tires, suspension be sure to check out We will see you later, peace.

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100 thoughts on “Worst First Cars To Own

  1. What is the worst first car you owned? Let us know! Don’t forget to check out


    I mean, I have owned five, I still own three of them now!
    Do they run reliably at all?! Hell no, in fact one is in my garage and has been sitting for at least five years!!!! but they are like family!! I cannot give up on them 🤣

    Great stuff, keep it up!!

  3. I got a 2016 mustang as my 3rd car. Great cars as long as you :
    Have friends with their own cars
    Don’t have a family
    Have a family but also have a SUV
    Already had a Miata as your 1st car

  4. My first car was a 5th gen prelude and I think it was a blast for a first car to have if any kids out there want a suggestion

  5. My first car I hated from the moment I got it. Old Toyota Matrix, slow, shaky, with faded old paint and a handicap plate. Literal shitbox. Replaced it with a 2019 infiniti q50. Even with a baller ass luxury car (to me at least, 18 years old) my Toyota Matrix stock speakers still kicked way harder than a $40,000 infiniti…

  6. I just bought my first sports car. It's a 1987 S5 Mazda Rx-7 Turbo II, someone told me it would be super cheap and easy to maintain and modify. Gotta say so far I wouldn't recommend it because it's already broken twice and I think it's got a valve cover leak

    A bunch of idiots keeps trying to trick me into ruining my engine by putting oil in the gas tank. They even think I'm dumb enough to believe my engine doesn't have Pistons THATS HOW A CAR RUNS

  7. I was about to make a comment about insurance and then Alex brings it up. Well I guess Alex is getting older. What is he now? 15? I miss 12 year old Alex 🤣

  8. I disagree with the WRX. If found stock and in good condition, its a good buy but you need to understand how to maintain it first.

  9. My 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS has only 125k miles on it and has never failed me…of course its because I have the 420a not the 4G63

  10. I just bought a manual subaru impreza outback sport as a first car and im really loving it, also a really easy car to learn manual on

  11. Got an Nissan Skyline R33 GTS25. I liked Skylines, found a R33 coupe that was clean, but it was not a turbo and not manual… I mean yeah it's converted now but it was way more expensive to do it that way instead of buying straight out…

  12. I saw two kids in two mustang gun it on a left turn off the freeway. Newer mustang got his control back but second kid spun and his car ended on the curb. I was delivering pizza. When I got back they were hiding in the hand wash car area like if their heat was cooling down 🤣

  13. First car was a 335xi,spent 8k in repairs in the first month,do not buy as a first car but I would do it all over again no matter what.

  14. #1 car that shouldn't be a first car is a V8 mustsng. But then everyone couldn't trash talk em and joke bout em being crowd killers

  15. Honestly my second car is gonna be a mustang. I already know what I'm getting into. So I'm preparing myself for when it happens. lol

  16. I got a 05 v6 mustang with some heavy mods that can beat a v8 and the insurance isn’t that bad, I’m a 18y/o that drives 10 hours a day as a job

  17. Lol Suprised toy didn't say rx7. The one car that either you have to spend stupid amounts of money on one that works good or you'll make up the difference over the next 5yrs+ try to fix all the issues of the previous owner because you bought one that was all clapped out, and good luck finding a competent mechanic to work on one. (Learned the hard way😅)

  18. Honestly every new driver should get a crown Vic dirt cheap v8 and you can replace the whole thing if you crash

  19. I do daily my 415 hp ecoboost mustang. But you’re right about most of everything you said. The 5.0 that makes more power is super fun to drive but I get the same gas mileage. It’s awful, and complete trash in the winter. But as it goes I will never love another car more.

  20. Bought a E46 328i. Learned stick on it. Almost bought an RX8. But it was sold. When I went for a test drive in the 328 the bumper fell off. Still bought it and it runs like a charm. It’s actually overdue for a recall. 🤷🏽‍♂️

  21. My first car was an RX-8 GT
    The previous owner put straight coolant in it and not 50/50, and i didn’t know, good thing some asshole at school totalled it off for me.

  22. I own a Subaru Impreza RS 2.5 from 2004 and it’s ok I havnt really had any major issues from it. It’s gas is not the best about $53AUD for half a tank but not the worst either…. I plan to get a WRX/WRX STI once I’m off my provisional license and mod it to my hearts content.

  23. I daily my S550 GT… and the gas mileage really isn't bad. No worse than a truck. I get about 18-19 around the city, and I don't accelerate softly. If I baby it, I can get almost 21 in the city. Long highway trips, it's almost 30. Seriously, my Fiat 124 Spider wasn't much better in the city comparing the displacement and weight (22-25 MPG, lower if I ran the gears out), and was about the same on the highway (shorter gearing). The S550 GT IS a terrible first car though. Too much power. I'd suggest a Miata or a GT 86. Fun to drive, plenty of mods, and you can't get into too much trouble. Or, for a more usable car, something like a Veloster or a Focus.

  24. Bro, sometimes you just have to tell it like it is, some people just don't want to hear the truth and deep down don't want the truth put out there so they wont get exposed, just take that advice & dont be that guy….waiting for the tow truck on the side of the road or at a car meet😂, I've been there, done that & lessons learned lol

  25. I Daily drive an s550 mustang. But I’m 25 and have learned that just because I have a 440 hp v8 doesn’t mean I need to dump the clutch and launch the car and spin the tires every chance I get. I had a daily but I gave it to my mom because she needed a new car my I never drove it (2016 Cruze) because I had a much more enjoyable car that just made me happy.

  26. Hey man, don’t shit talk my shit box wrx, that’s my little bugeye in the driveway. So what I hear my headers rub my subframe all the time. So what I live in constant fear that it’s gonna blown on the next pull. Also it is my first car. Been a lot of fun but it’s probably spent about the same on jackstands as it has on the road.

  27. TF is bro tax who even says that and this list is missing rx7 and rx8 those are the cars I'd stay away from now I wanna see best first cars

  28. Maybe I missed it, but what is the best first car if you want something fun? I'm going Acura/Honda (but I'm a bit a vtec fan boy). The old acura integra and rsx are great, the Accord v6 mt6's are awesome sleepers, as well as the CL and TL type S's.

  29. does the STI have the same issues? also other than exhaust will an STI stay reliable unmodified(except exhaust)?

  30. How come when ever u show an example of a car u show a ruined verison with cambered wheels and lowered with bright rims. Show us the real car. Most of those cars dont even look good stanced

  31. Just bought a 350+whp 92 manual s13 for 4K no issues and it has a full drift setup and I’m only 16😂 drift tax where

  32. I really just like the 2020 Toyota Corolla SE 😂😂, sure not fast about the size of my 2012 Camry lol, but at 18 think I’ll wait 5 years

  33. I baught a 89 240 for 999$ and sold it for 2500.. 356 k miles on that girl. Bone stock but i needed the money. Ik if i tried longer i woulda sold it for more

  34. First car was a mazda millena. I was like man i aint picking no women or going to car meets. Yea when i did more research it had a super charger making around 240 poines. Had so much fun with it. But that fun lasted 3 hours cause the next day the car wouldnt go over 40. Had to get rid of it. But man time flys by fast! 😭 i want it back

  35. Comes into this knowing the 240 would be here. Still when Alex gets to it
    >the worst
    >if you have a money pit
    >"the KAs just fine"

    Aye, it's an every other daily! And I manage just fine minimum wage still. And the KA makes it possible!
    It pains me to see people with these as their only whip and then raid groups because they need to figure out why they're car isn't turning over and they need to be at work in 30 minutes.
    At least then when I gotta beach my shit, I got another set of wheels to get parts.

  36. Camaro Owner here. To someone who is considering a Camaro, my advice is a little different. Here goes

    1. make more money!!! saying you will never afford it even though you dream of it, can be depressing. you know what's not? making more money and spending on the car of your dreams. I don't make a lot. after taxes I bring home around $3,800 per month per multiple sources. learn to make more money.

    2. if you want boost, get the V8. if you want mpg get the V6. kinda simple but not stressed enough. the V6 has GDI and it doesn't handle boost well as a daily. but my V6 can get 33 mpg on the highway and 23 city. it's got CAI and a tune.

    3. buy those little mirror pieces for your side mirrors. They help a lot! doesn't look bad and it looks a LOT better than strached paint or a busted fender, also cheaper.

    4. get full coverage!! they get stolen….like a lot! or at least be prepared for someone to try to steal it. so many options for that. Scotty Kilmer covers it.

    5. last but not least, watch the driver (that's you). when you're getting checked out by the girl in the lifted f-150 and her tattooed boyfriend/husband sees it, it will raise your confidence and testosterone. point is, don't get big headed, and don't over speed. hard to drive your car when cops have impounded it after thinking your camaro has made you immune from tickets

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