Sneaky Ways Car Makers Are Ripping You Off

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Today we're talking about Planned Obsolescence; the practice of designing things with the intent of being replaced. It's a problem, but one that we can fight.

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  • I got 35000 on my ride and it freaks me out

    Armani McKoyArmani McKoyМүнөт мурун
  • Orange/yellow anywhere near the headlights is asking for trouble.

    Naamã dos Santos SilvaNaamã dos Santos Silva56 мүнөт мурун
  • Chevy stopped getting my attention when they discontinued the single cab Silverados

    Arreola _02Arreola _02Саат мурун
  • OnStar is dying, cause probably most people don't want to pay for it dude. Nothing to do with planned obsolescence in my opinion. My VW had a similar system, I most certainly did not pay for it after my trial expired. I'm guessing the case is similar with OnStar. You can't just keep it going if it doesn't generate revenue to pay for itself

    pagadqspagadqs4 саат мурун
  • I’ve always thought of 310685 miles as the “end” for a car. (Aka 500,000kms) Although realistically you can just replace pieces.. it’s never finished until something breaks that’s more expensive than the car. Unless you really love it.

    NeeSan99NeeSan996 саат мурун
  • Go into any Ford dealership and ask for a 90s f350 part any part

    Stanley ZylakStanley Zylak7 саат мурун
  • Ford only makes parts through warranty after that the parts become obsolete

    Stanley ZylakStanley Zylak7 саат мурун
  • I’m worried that when we go all electric, it will be like smartphones where people will “ throw away” their cars just to get the latest and greatest. Also worried that vehicles will be required to be taken to a dealership or special mechanic shop taking the power away for people to fix their own vehicles.

    Feedthe5000Feedthe50008 саат мурун
  • tesla batteries don't loose ability to hold power. about 5% less every 10 years so it will last a long time without being replaced

    Amin FozdarAmin Fozdar18 саат мурун
  • Perceived obsolescence doesn't work on me because I want to be seen in old beaters that say "this guy doesn't spend all his money on frivolous things"

    ProductBasementProductBasement18 саат мурун
  • Having a service like OnStar is nice and all for calling 911 if your in an accident, but my Pixel 3 phone can do the same thing for free as long as I tell it that it can in googles safety app.

    Brian BartoschBrian Bartosch21 саат мурун
  • get rid of the all electric law by 2035 in California first. ... lol

    FrankW1029FrankW1029Күн мурун
  • Saving planet by sending perfectly good things to the scraper.

    TheMadYettiTheMadYettiКүн мурун
  • in Mexico, in certain cities, we have an "environmental" tax that forces us to do engine check-ups twice a year in order to ensure that the engine isn't producing too many toxic gases to the environment, if you "pass" the check-up you get to drive every day year long, if not you can't drive on certain specific days depending on the color of the badge you get. i.e, every day except Mondays for blue badges. Loong story short, that helps the "planned obsolescence" and makes people buy newer cars in less than 5 years...

    Daniel LezamaDaniel LezamaКүн мурун
  • This goes for pretty much everything these days, farm equipment to appliances

    Michael MonkeyMichael MonkeyКүн мурун
  • Gojira and Deftones April 2022 in Vegas Baby!! 🔥🤘EPLOSIA🤘🔥

    Black SunshineBlack SunshineКүн мурун
  • The valet parking is gonna give me a thumbs up when he see's my 1990 Nissan 300zx. And yet its 32 years old. New cars suck.

    Chef ChutardoChef ChutardoКүн мурун
  • That was completely out of context, he was saying cars today can last much longer than 100k miles

    LavenderPants86LavenderPants86Күн мурун
  • When I was in college, my computer prof told some of us that the reason why cellphones, tablets, and whatnot break down AND in terms of software as well (& getting infected by viruses), is because manufacturers are intentionally doing it. That also translates to automotive when I realized my long-time suspicion is true. I can never at today's cars the same way again.

    Jehoiakim Eli DoronilaJehoiakim Eli DoronilaКүн мурун
  • NIO cars has swappable battery bc it’s faster than charging stations

    johnjohnКүн мурун
  • 90s cars and early 2000s best cars out there even Nissan have good cars at those times

    Emad MEmad MКүн мурун
  • Omaze is basically a for profit glorified casino that donates a small fraction of their profits to charity

    Joshua YJoshua YКүн мурун
  • So California is actually passing a law that isn’t garbage? That’s a first.

    Yup YupYup YupКүн мурун
  • When the Z comes out...

    Marco WongMarco WongКүн мурун
  • boys, it's seriously annoying to watch two unskipable ada before a video, just to have to wait 2 minutes until the video even begins

    Lil ErnecgsLil ErnecgsКүн мурун
  • Good video. Tires are an excellent example of this, you should make a video on this subject. We have the technology to make tires that dont need air (Weve been to the freaking moon!) buuut the amount of money made by tire manufacturers do to flat tires is to much to change, even at the cost of thousands of lives lost because of tires bursting, so we drive around in archaic technology, balloons, thats dumb

    XRB PerformanceXRB PerformanceКүн мурун
  • My OnStar is my Google pixel

    Pillsbury DoughboyPillsbury DoughboyКүн мурун
  • Nolan, let me sell you a car!! 😅 it would be an honor…..however, you must join the dark side…… T…..O….Y….O…….T….A. Yea I’m a Toyota Salesman 😅

    Juan ReyesJuan Reyes2 күн мурун
  • Not being able to change batteries should be criminal

    David MDavid M2 күн мурун
  • I still have my BMW X3 (E83) 2009, 300K km and still going, love the shit out of this car 😍

    omar ahmedomar ahmed2 күн мурун
  • My F150 has 361,000 miles on it. Its from 2000.

    CooperCooper2 күн мурун
  • 2012 ram 1500 4.7 V8 with 180k miles. Runs like a top, and never had a check engine light. Maintain your vehicle and like our storm chasing truck with over 400k miles, it will last you. AKA, take care of your car and it will take care of you!

    Western Oklahoma Weather WOWWestern Oklahoma Weather WOW2 күн мурун
  • so you love gojira ?

    gorge washingtongorge washington2 күн мурун
  • Planned obsolescence is a guarantee that I will never ever buy another car of that brand and that I will tell everyone I know that the brand makes rubbish.

    roadie3124roadie31242 күн мурун
  • i regret born in the 2000s, when im 18, futuristic cars will be anywhere....

    XeodezXeodez2 күн мурун
  • Reliability and future proofing is in the OEM's best interest. Higher resale values helps people sell their old cars and buy another new car. Back when cars were used up at 100k miles, people couldn't afford as much for a new car, since they couldn't get any money from their old car.

    DJ ForceDJ Force2 күн мурун
  • Nolan you give me comfort in the way you speak sometimes

    Snail[ ]SlugSnail[ ]Slug2 күн мурун
  • If you shopping for car over 100K miles and still need to finance it, first thing you need to do is seriously re-evaluate where you are professionally and financial literacy wise.

    Gee EeeGee Eee2 күн мурун
  • Tesla screen can be upgraded to get fsd computer and 4G compatibility it's 2k to upgrade I guess

    Gr33nGr33n2 күн мурун
  • This will never work in India people drive their vehicle till they are broken down

    Ajinkya JadhavAjinkya Jadhav3 күн мурун
  • In india the white color costs 500$ more than any other color. White color

    MonarchMonarch3 күн мурун
  • OK no more petroleum for your car, go home or see our new electric vehicle 🤑

    Honda PHonda P3 күн мурун
  • Those iphone batterys are swaple btw i only requires skill bruh

    BashGooseBashGoose3 күн мурун
  • My car IS a box to get around with. I couldn't give a flying fuck if its 'cool' or not.

    MrBizteckMrBizteck3 күн мурун
  • Bro I’ve got a 2005 Dodge Ram 3500, 5.9 Cummins dually with 340,000 miles I hope to make it last truck because I can fix shit, but cell phones well that’s a different subject lol

    tom jonestom jones3 күн мурун
  • I have an am/fm radio in my truck... i also have a Bluetooth fm transmitter. So i can play music off my phone and not have to buy new stuff problem solved.

    Poisoned IvysaurPoisoned Ivysaur3 күн мурун
  • I was born in 91' and Drive an 84' AMC Eagle and a 99' Ford Ranger with 355 thousand km's and it still runs like it's brand new. Fk this throw away, shallow society

    TheGhjgjgjgjgjgTheGhjgjgjgjgjg3 күн мурун
  • Paid £70 for a battery replacement on my 4 year old iPhoneX today from Apple. Not bad at all for service life!

    as03ukas03uk3 күн мурун
  • I bought my used 2006 charger(Chrysler) at 75k mikes and 3 previous owners in October 2011 and I’m still driving the thing. Just hit 222,222 miles yesterday. Just drive easy and change the fluids regularly.

    BangincheeksBangincheeks4 күн мурун
  • lol try and get a 100,000 miles on a bmw with all plastic these days X'D

    krucdfumvkrucdfumv4 күн мурун
  • CarMax definitely sold me my 2010 Honda Fit MT with 111,000 miles on it...

    Christopher LawsonChristopher Lawson4 күн мурун
  • I love my K5 😻 Passion Red with dark black tint 🙀

    maddog7771maddog77714 күн мурун
  • Wasn't expecting a Gojira Cameo!!

    Darien LuxDarien Lux4 күн мурун
  • 11:14 reminds me of that timeless Tyler Durden quote "Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need."

    Yahya RajaeeYahya Rajaee4 күн мурун
  • Uhh, you can still upgrade old stereos. If it's got a massive touchscreen in the dash I don't want it. I have bluetooth in my 93, and I'm considering installing blind spot monitoring and a backup camera. Plus it's got a custom camouflage military grade Chemical Agent Resistant Coating that'll never go out of style here in the South of the United States. Wait, it's almost like vehicles are modular...!!!

    Rev WrothRev Wroth4 күн мурун
  • 5:09 those are shit as hell!! Tesla is the worst thing ever happened to automotive industry.

    Atharv ChandelAtharv Chandel4 күн мурун
  • Uh, entertaining video, but what's your real point? Can't stop time, can't stop changes in designs, tech, styles, fads, etc. BTW, since you have a Moosestang, been to a car show lately, there are plenty of older Mustangs still in use, and you talk about planned obsolescence? Ask the folks that drive a 65 Mustang, a 67 Camaro or 66 Barracuda if they care if the car has almost no safety features, no modern tech (if kept original), tiny wheels, inefficient and polluting engines. Obsolescence is cool in many minds. Anyway, you are fun to listen to. 🙂

    rizzle razzleunorizzle razzleuno4 күн мурун
  • You let a brand new car sit for fifteen years I guarantee you put fresh gas in it and a hot battery and it will not start like a 70s or an 80s model or older will

    clandestine2178clandestine21784 күн мурун
  • They start ripping you off with the initial concept and design of the vehicle

    clandestine2178clandestine21784 күн мурун
  • I mean when the black and red wii came out I wanted it, just bc of the color nothing changed I had the white 1st gen

    elcoyote.con.eloteselcoyote.con.elotes4 күн мурун
  • My 05 G35 has 303,000 and drives like new

    James TonnerJames Tonner4 күн мурун
  • BMW has done genuine contributions to stop planned obsolescence. By making all their new cars absolutely ugly. Now I don’t desire new cars from them but think I bought the best looking ones of the decade.

    Qi QinQi Qin5 күн мурун
  • My rad summer got interrupted by inflation lol

    IHooliganIHooligan5 күн мурун
  • Meanwhile on some Toyota factory line the employees are yelling: JIDOKA! KAIZEN...infusing the car with mystic energy and unfathomable reliability beyond the human lifespan.

    Fahim ZahirFahim Zahir5 күн мурун
  • Driving can he therapeutic for some of us.

    Ashutosh PandeyAshutosh Pandey5 күн мурун
  • 11:59 "Planned obsolescence isn't as big in the auto motive world as it is in the tech..." Everything in the automotive world is engineered to toward obsolescence. The tech world is just the latest layer on 100 years of manufacturers finding new ways to make the thing you bought fail sooner than it would by wear and tear. Value Engineering is the latest nightmare that goes beyond weak parts or proprietary electronics, and actively looks for ways to ensure that the act of trying to fix ine part involves the risk of damage to other parts. The "while we are in there" issue gets deeper and deeper and requires more labor and more parts. Even if you do your own work, you still have more work to do than you should. Why did the 1UZ need to have its starter buried inside the engine!?! How many BMW issues have mechanically "written off" their cars (in addition to all the stupid stuff like plastic window regulator gears)? The auto industry is downright diabolical to the point of being guilty of racketeering. A racket is when both the problem and the only solution is offered by one source. These gangsters have rigged the game across the board. Ever wonder why you can't find a car without a problem? Complexity isn't the problem. Greed is. And the gansters are in collusion. Where is the competition? Read about the way Tucker was taken out in the 1940s, imagine trying to build a good car today? You would just get taken out, faster than John DeLorean. Electronics are the end game of all this. Car makers are the scurge of the world. And I love cars. And I fix my cars. And my friends have all slowly succumbed to leasing. It is evil and insidious. Right to repair is not enough.

    Moe SizlacMoe Sizlac5 күн мурун
  • My dad’s BMW E46 118d lasted for 700k km, which by quick conversion seems to be around 435k miles. It was a good car.

    Donovan LautanDonovan Lautan5 күн мурун
  • white color, always white

    lashinoutlashinout5 күн мурун

    Simon EllisonSimon Ellison5 күн мурун
  • Lol 100k miles and you guys are throwing the car away? 100k is the minimum in my country xD

    jumparjumpar5 күн мурун
  • its pretty impressive how the smart phone industry moves so fast, like i bought a new phone on december 2019 and not even 2 weeks later a new one comes out that was way better then the one i just bought

    ShrimpShrimp5 күн мурун
  • My 1988 toyota pickup has close to 250k miles on it. My first 1986 toyota pick had almost 500k miles on it with all stock parts lol

    Aaron AppletonAaron Appleton5 күн мурун
  • I have a 94 Silverado K2500 with 180,000 miles on it running strong. Granted it is in need of a transmission flush, New muffler and windshield.

    Gotta Cache ‘em All!Gotta Cache ‘em All!5 күн мурун
  • Preserved is ok. That is how it started. We will make newer and better so you want to buy new but everything was generally built like a brick and designed to work until the heat death of the universe. But design ipsalencence where designers test and plan so products only last for x number of uses or time is bad for everyone. Though it is worth noting cheaper products dont have the budget for this planning and so some cheaper products will last a lot longer. There is also designing items to age poorly. Compare your dplr camera to your phone. Your phone is made with glass and painted metals and plastics. When to gets knocked about dings and knocks show up they are prominent and look bad. Your DSLR designed for a different market uses materials that dont show up Mark's and stuffs. Sometimes even adding character to the product. More remember that time when instead of remember when you f'ed up which is the case with phones.

    willsham45willsham455 күн мурун
  • You're preaching to the choir. The lack of modularity and upgradeability in new cars drives me nuts. The din system is honestly one of my biggest nuisances since my Cruze head unit can't be taken out without messing up the steering wheel controls and other technical systems

    Jay BeeJay Bee6 күн мурун
  • If you have a cell phone, newer fords do call 911 if you crash

    NazNaz6 күн мурун
  • I recently got a Nissian Armada for a work rental while my truck is in the shop. There is one feature I want from this car vs my 2018 XL, wireless charging is awesome. I will end up ditching my ECOsport for a Grand Cherokee L or Wagoneer but it will have wireless charging g regardless of the trim.

    WojtekWojtek6 күн мурун
  • Older cars get more and more popular over time as new cars grow more expensive, fail faster, and become more and more difficult to repair.

    russetwolf13russetwolf136 күн мурун
  • Bought a 2006 Scion xA in 2008. Had it until 2021. It still ran great having a little less than 90,000 miles on it. I had to sell it when I moved. I miss it sometimes. Sure, it wasn't fast or sporty, but it was hella reliable. Only problem I ever had with it was the battery died, but that was due to a lack of driving. If I coulda kept it, I would've.

    Terry DirksTerry Dirks6 күн мурун
  • I have a 97 S10. 336,000 miles. No the original owner, but believe (per a GM mechanic) that it is the original 4.3 Vortec V6.

    Kevin RitchieKevin Ritchie6 күн мурун
  • Modern smartphone batteries are swappable, wtf are you on about.

    Jack SkeltonJack Skelton6 күн мурун
  • my 95 F 150 had 250.000 miles on it till the frame got rusty.

    tom ashtontom ashton7 күн мурун
  • Forget about right to repair. Govt of india has come up with rules which doesn't allow us to own a car that is older then 15 years.

    Venkey ShenoyVenkey Shenoy7 күн мурун
  • I got a good deal on a macan s and there isn’t many around where I live. It’s pretty quick and I plan to tune it since it seems to be a good foundation. With that said, I wonder if I can buy something faster for inexpensive while being different…. Everything is the same for the last decade or more. If I want, I can wrap the car and change the wheels and it’s a different car with a good powerplant. I thing the paint and wrap or mods is a good idea in a world where the tech is changing but the looks are largely the same

    Rob GroveRob Grove7 күн мурун
  • DIN hasn't been common since the 90s. Most manufacturerers switched to integrated devices that matched the interior, with separate LCD displays and on steering buttons way before touch screens became common

    Kristian AlvestadKristian Alvestad7 күн мурун
  • Me: *laughs in 325k miles*

    FlamethrowerAllFlamethrowerAll7 күн мурун
  • Came for the obsolescence and stayed for Jeremiah in a tank top and board shorts AAAAHOOOOOOGAH

    Kevin EscobarKevin Escobar7 күн мурун
  • Song at :28 ? Over the Wheel House logo?

    Kyle PennKyle Penn7 күн мурун
  • The oil companies could give a crap about your little toy. You are not going to affect their bottom line. They have diversified into all forms of energy, including so called green energy. You can’t break them, they have tendrils and ropes of investments into every aspect of the economy.

    PonyCar ResurrectionPonyCar Resurrection7 күн мурун
  • In our home we had the same telephone hanging on the wall in the dining room for 30 years. Our 1960 Chevy Impala lasted 25 years, being passed from father to son, then to an Uncle. We had a Canoe that lasted 50 years and a1000 miles on Florida rivers. Our home was 100 years old when we bought it and moved in. Things used to last. Maybe Global warming comes from. all the wasted time , effort, work associated with replacing products designed with planned obsolescence.

    PonyCar ResurrectionPonyCar Resurrection7 күн мурун
  • I just got a new car because I couldn't find a used one that I could afford and omg the stock infotainment center so big I can't even replace it

    geekygirl gaymesalotgeekygirl gaymesalot7 күн мурун
  • SOSmart is an app out now for smart phones that can detect if you're in a crash and automatically call 911. It's free.

    Gregory KitchensGregory Kitchens7 күн мурун
  • Seriously ? A life saving system designed to fail? WHAT THE GREEDY FUCK

    JERRY tmJERRY tm7 күн мурун
  • He only made black cars cause they run faster

    Lucas WallaceLucas Wallace7 күн мурун
  • i would never buy a car from a company that does not provide all the spare parts. i ask first then i buy. my car has 560 k km now and running like a new car. maintenance is a key.

    RangO ArtSRangO ArtS7 күн мурун
  • Just a small thing, but Google Pixel phones have recently been advertising their ability to automatically call 911 in case of an accident. Hopefully it's something that will be adopted by more phones soon

    Hunter SpalenkaHunter Spalenka7 күн мурун
  • I am in love with my Infiniti Q60 daytime running lights, turn signal and tail lights. Never thought I'd say that about any car.

    LSX FanLSX Fan7 күн мурун
  • My dad going in a 2006 dodge ram Cummins with 450k miles from Texas to Pennsylvania with no problem 😉

    Mr.CrowTVMr.CrowTV8 күн мурун
  • A car does not give you freedom. A car is an illusion, a lie, a con game. You are enslaved by car payments, depreciation, tires, gas, repairs, inspections, emissions tests, insurance, registration, plates, taxes, theft, traffic jams, parking fees, breakdowns, highway deaths, speeding tickets and more. In addition, you add needless pollution to the world, waste. Most of the time you live, you are at home or at work, and meanwhile that car sits outside costing you money, doing nothing, depreciating and rotting away. You are only ever as safe as the stupidest driver on the road around you as you travel, because you cannot control their actions. Cars are moronic. Gasoline comes from oil, and oil comes from overseas, which means the USA has to spend billions of tax dollars on a military to protect the overseas supply of oil.....that cost doesn't show at the gas pump, because of the oil lobby, so you see it in inflation, and higher prices for everything. Only sociopaths love cars. It doesn't have to be that way. A car DOES NOT need to be a necessity to survive, that is how corrupt politicians and greedy corporations have designed life to be, and you, as a voter, can change that. Do not buy a car. Live where you don't need one, and FIGHT to make ALL living places the same. Cities can and should become Arcologies, where you can live, work, shop and play all in one place, everything within walking distance, all indoors and climate controlled. All supplies brought from the countryside via efficient rail. Bring things to people, don't force people to run around chasing things. Oh, you want to live out in the country like a hillbilly? Great, do that, just don't expect us to pay for the roads that only you will need. At minimum, approximately $81 billion per year is spent by the U.S. military protecting global oil supplies. This is approximately 16 percent of recent DoD base budgets. Spread out over the 19.8 million barrels of oil consumed daily in the U.S. in 2017, the implicit subsidy for all petroleum consumers is approximately $11.25 per barrel of crude oil, or $0.28 per gallon. A more extensive estimate by two highly-regarded economists suggests the costs could be greater than $30 per barrel, or over $0.70 per gallon.

    none onenone one8 күн мурун