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 fitmentindustries.com We will see you later, peace.