Here's why you should NEVER EVER Buy a Cheap Subaru (total mechanical/rust DISASTERS) Baja XT Turbo

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  • Hoovies Garage
    Hoovies Garage  4 months ago +1167

    You guys said you wanted HOOPTIES again, right? It's your fault! GET A $5 STICKER! hooviesgarage.com/collections/all

    • Harry Barnes
      Harry Barnes Month ago

      I'm still waiting to see you drive around in a 90s Fiesta. Just please don't get hit

    • Yung Dolphin
      Yung Dolphin 2 months ago

      Hoovie... THOSE GAS DOORS ARE NOTORIOUS FOR FALLING OFF

    • Georgi Popov
      Georgi Popov 3 months ago

      you should have donated it to whistling diesel

    • EternalResonance
      EternalResonance 3 months ago

      sell the car for parts. auction for parts

  • James Allan
    James Allan 4 months ago +1371

    Wizards face is absolutely priceless when he first sees the sills when putting the ramp legs under…..had me in tears! This video is hilarious……feel sorry for you though Tyler!

    • daybz
      daybz 2 months ago

      My thoughts exactly... what a great episode, had me in tears of laughter!!

    • Rex T
      Rex T 4 months ago +2

      *Dying* at the crap falling off and it crunching like a bag or stale chips. 🤣

    • Nathan Davidson
      Nathan Davidson 4 months ago

      Was that after the 14th or 15th commercial?

    • Ben Blackburn
      Ben Blackburn 4 months ago +1

      I was just about to say this as soon as I saw it. The shock and fear was priceless.

  • Ammo Alamo
    Ammo Alamo 4 months ago +240

    I appreciate how Hooptie showed his basic integrity by removing this unsafe thing from the road, even though it cost him a bunch of money to do that. Thank you very much, you are a good man, sir. It's only money - and you know how to make more of that, better than many people, at least.
    Rust never sleeps. Many people in dry southern parts of the US do not understand what rust does to vehicles that are kept in area where there is salt water, or where the roads are salted, or where a car could be used to drive through watery areas.

    • George Perkins
      George Perkins 2 months ago

      @David St James yes. Wasted sellable parts. I know c.w. doesnt need the cash but give money to charity. Tax deduction and what about the children! We need to help the children!😉 (sarcastically)

    • David St James
      David St James 3 months ago +1

      @George Perkins Yes, I agree. Sell what you can, and scrap the rest.

    • George Perkins
      George Perkins 3 months ago +2

      @David St James put the engine in something else like an airplane. Peddal the light fixtures and bits on ebay and sell whats left at the scrap yard.

    • George Perkins
      George Perkins 3 months ago

      The horror stops with hoovie.

    • Marcin
      Marcin 3 months ago +5

      This thing must've been pulling a jetski or a boat and taking it into saltwater on a regular bases.

  • Matthew Caughey
    Matthew Caughey 3 months ago +50

    Based off what’s still good on that car you might be able to minimize the financial damage. You’ve got 4 good doors that might be worth 500 bucks. You’ve got a good drivetrain that someone might be willing to buy. The engine and trans are worth a few grand, the interior has good seats and trim pieces. I would suggest gutting the car for any good parts that are worth money. Then after your done haul the hulk to the local scrap dealer and that should get you a few hundred bucks

    • Matthew Hurren
      Matthew Hurren 2 days ago

      Also, The Turbo And Intercooler Are Still Usable

    • JoshDoesEverything
      JoshDoesEverything 23 days ago +5

      hoovie aint got time to do that lol.

    • D m
      D m 2 months ago +8

      yep. the XT motor is easily sellable. Subaru used parts are easy to sell.

  • Lemmy
    Lemmy 4 months ago +43

    I didn't realize the sale price of rust was so dang high these days.
    In all seriousness, though, it's a real shame to see such a fun, unique little car rotting away like that.

    • Lemmy
      Lemmy 3 months ago +1

      @mudslinger888 That's fair. The upside for him is the problem cars bring in the ad dollars just the same.

    • mudslinger888
      mudslinger888 3 months ago +1

      It's not if you are not so rich you just pay double like he does... I can find these for half, in fine condition.

  • Shane Federko
    Shane Federko 4 months ago +61

    I could watch 22:36 over and over and over again😂 I was dying not because of your safety but because your reactions were priceless.

    • Jimbolaya 65
      Jimbolaya 65 2 months ago

      Ya man 😝😝that was funny!!lol

    • Ilut Razvan
      Ilut Razvan 3 months ago +1

      I almost choke myself laughing there lol. Wizzard is jokes, man.

    • Peppridge Farm Remembers
      Peppridge Farm Remembers 3 months ago +1

      Wizards holy shit is amazing

    • O SL
      O SL 3 months ago +1

      A horror scene 4 sure.

    • Wiplasher4
      Wiplasher4 3 months ago +2

      Such a genuine reaction lol.

  • Kyle Kampling
    Kyle Kampling 4 months ago +972

    I laughed out loud multiple times during this one: the gas door piece blowing away, the pieces of it literally falling off, and hoovie and wizard running for the hills when he freely moved the lift arm 🤣🤣🤣

    • Chris G
      Chris G 28 days ago

      @Darlington Ohazurike No competent wholesale dealer buys without due diligence. This was acquired just for the lulz value to make this, admittedly funny vid. Ridiculously dangerous to stand under the hoist 😨

    • Darlington Ohazurike
      Darlington Ohazurike Month ago

      @Sparl so the car was trash from the start.

    • Marky Marc
      Marky Marc 3 months ago

      Same here. When he moved the lift arm, I started dying.

    • S Mikey
      S Mikey 4 months ago

      Literally a Subaru BAJA-HAHAHA 🤭🤣😂

    • Abby's  Apples
      Abby's Apples 4 months ago +2

      That lift arm situation was crazy like a horror movie. They suddenly realized how dangerous it was to be underneath the car

  • Curious Crandall
    Curious Crandall 3 months ago +69

    Surely, you could auction it as "for parts only, not safe to drive"? That engine and the transmission is worth a few dollars.
    Seems a shame to get a perfectly good engine crushed.

    • Thins Mc Stash
      Thins Mc Stash 2 months ago

      @Patrick to answer your question it would be very unsmart to not pull that engine it's probably around a 2000 dollar motor and they would probably give you bout 100 dollars for the car normally anyway always pull out don't leave it in

    • marcus motors
      marcus motors 3 months ago

      I actually need another engine right now

    • Pizza Rat
      Pizza Rat 3 months ago

      @Patrick Depends on where the car came from. In areas where they don't salt the roads structural rust isn't really a problem. My mom lives near Seattle and has a '99 Forester with no issues.

    • Patrick
      Patrick 3 months ago

      @Chicken Pot Pie calm down, lady. And I did own a 98 Impreza WRX and EVERYBODY warned me not to buy a Subaru because they are ticking timebombs when it comes to rust, and especially worn cylinder heads. I did do my research back then. And I'm well aware of Tyler's origins, which are completely irrelevant to how and who he is NOW.

  • TDC flyer
    TDC flyer 4 months ago +19

    Wow, that thing was gnarly.
    In my experience Subarus are very good cars - for a limited time. Once the limit is reached the literally fall apart. The duration is determined by miles on the street and exposure to salt, and this one seems to be a great example of massive salt exposure.

    • Rusty Shackelford
      Rusty Shackelford Month ago

      Subarus are awesome. The only reason they're known for bad rust is because people always drive them where it snows a lot so they are usually exposed to a lot of salt.

    • Jacob Woodcock
      Jacob Woodcock Month ago

      That’s what I was thinking. I’ve had nothing but good luck with subarus. Had a great 04 forester that I wish I still had. Had a 92 outback, both well over 200k miles. Have a great 2010 Impreza now. That Baja was exposed to a lot of salt and road hard and put away wet!

  • MACK DIESEL
    MACK DIESEL 3 months ago +5

    WOW! Would it be an option to pull the motor and trans and whatever else you can salvage, for another baja with better bones? I would absolutely want to see that project.

  • Robert Bell
    Robert Bell 3 months ago +22

    Good lesson for those who can be financially devastated by something like this. Never ever buy sight unseen and thoroughly inspect it.

    • DumbledoreMcCracken
      DumbledoreMcCracken Month ago

      @Robert Bell yeah, I'm waiting 8-10 more years

    • Robert Bell
      Robert Bell Month ago

      @Rusty Shackelford if you know what to look for you can get a really good idea if it's got problems. I have no qualms getting on the ground and looking underneath, even with the salesman or owner standing right there. Looking for rust, leaks, areas where there may have been frame repair. Check CV boots, tie rod ends, anything you can see. Bring a good flashlight. Topside look for panel alignment, paint differences, over spray. Look in the trunk behind the carpet for mismatched panels, leaks. Spare tire well. Seam sealer. Check under the hood same stuff. Make sure the glass all matches. All this before you even start it up. Always start it cold to listen for noises. Then drive and decide.

    • Robert Bell
      Robert Bell Month ago

      @DumbledoreMcCracken don't think that EVs will be some utopian panacea. They will have many of the same problems as ICE cars. Unless poor quality or poorly maintained, engine and transmission issues are rare. All EVs with age and mileage will have battery issues to varying degrees. Depends on how the prior owner took car of it.

    • Vignesh
      Vignesh Month ago

      @DumbledoreMcCracken I think you’ve ran into a bad string of luck with used. Great value if you do your homework and buy the right one.

    • DumbledoreMcCracken
      DumbledoreMcCracken Month ago

      @Robert Bell yeah, but electric would fix all those issues before they start. That will be my next car, after the Toyota quits after 20 years.

  • Austin Smith
    Austin Smith 4 months ago +305

    This may be the most I've ever physically laughed at a video. The interaction when Tyler says "I paid $9000 for it..." - GOLD. Worth every penny for the content Tyler. Worth every penny.

    • 240TechGuy
      240TechGuy 3 days ago

      @Kevin Barreiros Funny enough, there's an odd ball following in already seeing at least $6k in second hand if this car parts off. Question is labor and time.

    • Kevin Barreiros
      Kevin Barreiros 4 months ago +10

      That is the sad part that the price tag on that is 9K it is so ridiculous the used car market right now. And shows how shady they are. Looks good from the outside but not show underneath.

    • Rust on Wheels
      Rust on Wheels 4 months ago +4

      Same here! The excursion underneath was a blast! 😂

  • Brent Walton
    Brent Walton 3 months ago +7

    That’s very unfortunate luck! This reminds me of my first car, a 2002 Ford Taurus. I live in Ohio so cars get rust, but that thing rusted worse than anything we ever owned. The back wheel wells were nothing but filler by the end of it. My sister also had bumped the plastic piece under the doors and it fell off and created a trough of rust lol.

    • Maxillius T
      Maxillius T 20 days ago

      I had a 97 Sable with an unseen rust hole that tried to kill me. I knew about the hole in the exhaust but I didn't know about the hole in the floor in blew straight into where the spare tire carrier was. The *stink* of that melting tire... I'm lucky it didn't explode!

  • Storm Jett
    Storm Jett 4 months ago +6

    As a Baja owner, I gotta say.. i started looking in 2018. Looked at 12 before i bought mine. Zero rust, mechanically sound!

  • Malcolm at Oz
    Malcolm at Oz 3 months ago +2

    The fact that Tyler is alive after driving that thing is a miracle in itself. Tyler needs to arrange life insurance ASAP.

  • M H
    M H 3 months ago +4

    I would be interested in the drive train, ecu etc. I have a 2006 outback I am working on and could use turbo manual drive train to swap in for fun...

  • Porsche House
    Porsche House 4 months ago +2586

    Good to see some regular cars again. Makes the content more relatable instead of seeing Supercars all the time. Appreciate it cheers.

    • Peppridge Farm Remembers
      Peppridge Farm Remembers 3 months ago +1

      All the big auto TheXvidrs seem to go down the super car rabbit hole. Understandably we’d all do the same thing if given the chance

    • Higgs Boson
      Higgs Boson 3 months ago

      @Machinarum LOL that’s funny

    • Machinarum
      Machinarum 3 months ago

      Supercars are all the same and they are all boring 😑

    • Higgs Boson
      Higgs Boson 3 months ago

      Once in a while is fine, but I wanna see some supercars!

    • SKY LINER
      SKY LINER 3 months ago

      I preffer the supercars than a death trap ugly looking pick up

  • Marvin Orellana
    Marvin Orellana 22 days ago

    I reacted the same way as soon as they found out the rear wasn’t even being supported by the lift 😂😂 they’re brave for even going under there. I would of just flashed the light from afar. 😭🤟🏻

  • Yoran W
    Yoran W 4 months ago +2

    The most honorable decision is to junk it. It will save the lives of people who dont pay attention to that.
    And Hoovie is doing it. Thats the correct thing. The right one. Which shows how responsible and honest he is. Good one, dude!

  • Eric Glover
    Eric Glover 4 months ago +3

    This makes me nostalgic for my first car, a 1968 Mustang. If it was calm out you could hear little pieces of rust fall to the ground every time you shut the door. Good times.

  • William B
    William B 4 months ago +3

    Can confirm. I bought a 2004 Subaru Outback for $2600 a while back. I spent that much in repairs just to get it to pass inspection. Spent another $2k keeping it running. The exhaust sensors never worked which meant the cruise control and other features didn't work. Was horrible... but at 250k miles, I guess I should have expected it.

    • Tyler Braden
      Tyler Braden 2 months ago

      it's not the mileage but the area of the country it operates in. I bought a 2001 Outback from Houston with 225k. No rust anywhere and it rides like a dream because the previous owner put new shocks on it not that long ago.

  • K Norton
    K Norton 4 months ago +373

    This is absolutely gold TheXvid content. I haven't laughed this hard in a long time. I think what makes it so perfect is that nearly every one of us can relate to it. We've all had at least one Hooptie that we bought with hard-earned paper-route money. Being from Michigan, the sound of a jack crunching through rusted metal is something everybody will have experienced at least once in their lives.

    • K Norton
      K Norton 4 months ago

      @Runner303 the primary reason is moose.

    • Derek Gardin
      Derek Gardin 4 months ago

      @Bearded Frog nice, car sounds almost exactly the spec I would want. I am part of a car club that regularly rents the local circuit track, so the manual is a must for me as we do lapping days at least a half dozen times a year. When I'm on the street I rarely end up in places where I hit bumper to bumper traffic, I tend to stick to the back roads out in the country so I can have some fun with the car away from people. And yes, the SVT is a blast to drive, that supercharger whine never gets old! Cheers to you as well and take care.

    • Bearded Frog
      Bearded Frog 4 months ago

      ​@Derek Gardin Hah, mine is indeed white with all the carbon fiber add-ons and black accents to go with it (black badge package, black wheels, calipers, mirrors/spoiler/grille/etc). Mine is auto though. I know it's a hard thing for some people to accept, but the auto really is better. You cannot come close to out shifting that trans. Lightning quick shifts. You also of course gain MPG. You'd be surprised how fuel efficient a C7 is. I get 30-35 MPG (13-15 kpl) on the highway at 80-85mph (128-137 kph) It's also just better for daily use. Manual is fun occasionally, but daily use can get tiresome. Traffic, and stuff like that sometimes you just wanna let the car do it. Plus you can always still use the paddle shifters if you feel like picking gears on your own. Not the same I know. but still.
      Anyway yeah, you really should get one. Although values/prices are insanely high like most things right now. They're hard to beat. If you get one with magnetic ride control it's like the perfect car that does everything (except winter as discussed lol). Can daily it all day in eco/tour and it's super comfortable, then drive it hours away to a track while getting excellent gas mileage, track it all day in track mode, and drive it back home. Can't beat it. Not that a supercharged cobra isn't a blast to have in its own right of course!
      Anyways, take care!

    • Derek Gardin
      Derek Gardin 4 months ago

      @Bearded Frog I'm just North of Toronto, by about 20 minutes. Most of our roads are pretty good, there are a few that could use re-doing but easy enough to avoid. I love the C7's I've always wanted one, they are beautiful and hard to argue the performance for $ on them. One of these days I'll pull the trigger on one, has to be a manual of course and white would be my ideal choice. Glad you drive it like it's supposed to be driven while still taking excellent care of it. Cheers and stay safe

    • Bearded Frog
      Bearded Frog 4 months ago +1

      @Derek Gardin Nice, good to see a northern example of those staying clean. Clean ones are harder and harder to find.
      I've got a C7 Z51 I bought new custom ordered that sleeps in my climate controlled garage on the tender through the winters. Between that and being entirely wrapped in Xpel PPF it stays about brand new, even though I drive the hell out of it in the other months.
      However, not sure where you live in Ontario, but you guys have amazing quality roads. I used to drive to Toronto quite a bit. Roads were mint the whole way once I crossed the boarded and even in the city and stuff on the way. Michigan roads look like a third world war zone. It's like a constant additional challenge to keeping things nice here lol. So at least you've got that.

  • DirectCollision
    DirectCollision 2 months ago +3

    I’m curious, do you guys in the U.S. have places that perform yearly rustproofing treatments? I see lots of videos and comments about rust being absolutely inevitable and people not driving their cars in the winter because of that, but here in Canada (at least in Quebec), rustproofing is a fairly common thing with places like Metropolitan and Krown. If you properly treat it every year, your car will remain rust free for the lifetime of the vehicle. It’s not a gimmick: we have a 1997 and a 2009, both with well over 250,000 km (about 155,000 mi) driven through many winters... and no rust on them. So when you see corrosion here, it’s not because it’s completely unavoidable, but more because the car hasn’t been treated. 😉

    • DirectCollision
      DirectCollision Month ago

      Yep, lots of scam here as well, mostly from dealers who offer 10-year rustproofing which is baloney. But absolutely, so much relies on the quality of the product and how well it’s applied. We’ve been frequenting the same places for many years and they’ve been great. It’s sprayed everywhere with an access point, including the inside of many parts like the door panels. We often see others on the road with the same 2009 F-150, sometimes newer, all ragged out... and ours is still perfect. So when done properly, it does work!

    • Rusty Shackelford
      Rusty Shackelford Month ago +1

      There are places but the chain ones are a scam. They use a rubberized undercoating which actually makes it much worse. Independent shops will sometimes apply a used oil undercoating which is pretty effective. A lot of the effectiveness of any "rust proofing" is dependent on how well it is applied. For instance even the best rust proofing isn't going to help much if you're just spraying it right over the dirt water and rust and totally skipping any hard to reach areas

    • Derek Schultz
      Derek Schultz 2 months ago +1

      In America, people who aren't into cars tend to run their vehicles into the ground with minimal maintence. People who rust proof tend to be country folk or the few non-insane people left.

  • killthecosmos イリデセント

    When I got my wrx 3 years ago, I didn't think so much of it. Mainly because it was automatic. But I loved it otherwise. I didn't get it on a lift until half a year after that moment. Super clean car on the outside. But underneath it was super rusty and things were failing. One of the axles was bent too. So much for 3 grand. I ended up totaling it 2 years earlier from now.

  • FedorsAK47
    FedorsAK47 2 months ago

    Love Hoovie and the wizard. This is one of the only channels I actually truly makes me laugh out loud.

  • Patrick
    Patrick 3 months ago +1

    "I thought it was a regular Subaru, but then I opened the rear doors and saw rust" So, a regular Subaru. I had a 1998 WRX, there you didn't even have to open the doors to see the rotten mess the wheelarches were. Overlapping panels without rust proofing are a very good idea.

  • texasBMXer
    texasBMXer 4 months ago +220

    This is one of my favorite episodes of Hoovie's garage in a long, long time. I have gotten a bit tired of seeing the unobtanium (for me) that has populated more recent episodes. The Baja is a vehicle that I can actually imagine affording. That alone makes this episode relatable and more engaging. But then add in the catastrophic rust issues and Car Wizard's genuine reaction to the condition of the car and you have gold.

    • Cathy Garrett
      Cathy Garrett 4 months ago +2

      The Wizard making that whippoorwill sound upon realizing the one arm was lifting nothing, priceless.

  • Greg Manson
    Greg Manson 3 months ago +1

    For YEARS I have wondered what was going on with Baja license plates. It looked like they did something but I never knew anyone that had one. So cool that it folds down

  • Frank Farago
    Frank Farago 10 days ago +1

    "Look, Mom, I just spent $9,000 on a couple of buckets of Japanese rust." On the other hand, this vehicle from Subaru was way ahead of its time. You could work on it in a tool-less fashion, just with your hands and fingers.

  • mick m
    mick m 3 months ago +1

    That's like a throwback to the Subarus of the 70s, the era when Subarus were guaranteed to rust out. As a little kid, I recall my father's tan Subaru wagon rusting to the point where 2 bars had to be welded to the front struts to keep them from flopping around- the spare in that era was stored over the engine and that had to be removed. The front fenders would flap in the wind because a line of rust would eat a hole from the headlights to the door. And the front floor pans had holes rusted in them so you could see the road going by, feel the winter wind coming in, and on wet or slushy days, get sprayed by whatever was on the road. I think the old man's car was worse than Hoovie's when he finally took it off the road. It was under 5 years old, and around 80,000 miles. Still ran great. I think it had the 1.4 engine.

  • Jim Anastasio
    Jim Anastasio 4 months ago +3

    The rust holes at the rear were caused by melting ice from that beer cooler you mistakenly call a bed.😁

  • Digital Productions
    Digital Productions 4 months ago +321

    For starters, this is weird because a Baja that looks EXACTLY like this one sat outside, neglected in the parking lot at my apartments for literally YEARS. It actually just disappeared from the lot a couple months ago. I live in Nebraska btw.
    Secondly, awesome to see a more down to earth vehicle for a change on the channel!

    • Camaro 737
      Camaro 737 4 months ago

      @Porsche Enjoyer ok good for you, do you really think yout that smart for calling me stupid btw? Lmaoooo

    • Camaro 737
      Camaro 737 4 months ago

      @Porsche Enjoyer "cars that sit" I don't know your definition of sitting but to me I personally think of a car not being used for a long period of time. An example would be, my cars been sitting a while. Do you assume it's been hours in your case or like a normal person, weeks or months. You clearly need a better education

    • Porsche Enjoyer
      Porsche Enjoyer 4 months ago

      @Eviction Carpentry Thank you for dumbing it down for him.

    • Porsche Enjoyer
      Porsche Enjoyer 4 months ago +3

      @Camaro 737Your reading comprehension skills and inductive reasoning skills are seriously lacking if you thought I was talking about keeping a car stored away for the season. Look at OG comment and my response, the context should tell you that I’m speaking about a car that is driven then parked in a garage I.e. the majority of the motoring public in the US.

  • Paul S K
    Paul S K 4 months ago +2

    Welcome to my world Hoovie! I bought a lightly rusted 2003 Forester for my twin daughters to share. I have never taken a motor out of a car before, but I now know how to pull one out of a Subaru Forester and replace the head gasket. My daughters said they "needed" a second car, so I bought used more rusted 2006 Forester, presumably needing a head gasket, but actually needed a cam shaft. I now have pulled 3 Subaru Forester engines, I pulled the 06 engine and then had to pull a replacement motor out of a totaled, 06 Forester donor car. The good news, both Subarus are running, to and from high school on a daily basis. Can I buy the 2004 Baja to make into a farm truck?

  • Ian Mutch
    Ian Mutch 3 months ago

    This reminds me of a PT Cruiser I got from my mom when my daughter turned 16. It was spotless until you looked underneath, completely rusted out. I assume she was getting the cheapest car washes available and she didn’t see the point in getting the undercarriage washed 🤦‍♂️

  • Tera Byte
    Tera Byte 4 months ago +1

    Love to see this taken for a crash test, and see how bad it is, send it out with a bang...

  • Kevin Baker
    Kevin Baker 3 months ago

    I always liked the look of the Subaru Baja, but they are old enough rust through is a big issue. Amazing what some people can do to disguise issues when they sell a vehicle.
    At least it has a nice 👍 interior, and even with the miles the engine and tranny seem okay, plus you got body parts and glass. Might be a good parts car.

  • Andrew White
    Andrew White 4 months ago +382

    When you guys realized the 4 point lift was only holding 3 points, and Wizard moved the arm of the lift...I've never seen him move so fast

    • Brabant
      Brabant 4 months ago

      22:30 That scream hahahaha i'm still laughing.

    • Aaron Marsh
      Aaron Marsh 4 months ago

      I had a coughing fit I laughed so hard

    • kchortu
      kchortu 4 months ago

      I gasped and then laughed, but before when they were like lets go under it I thought NOOOOOOO!

    • ice44567
      ice44567 4 months ago +1

      @Sheehy That's because of that dumbass swoopy frame lol. Good trucks and all but why the fuck they did that I have no idea

    • Sheehy
      Sheehy 4 months ago +1

      I've accidentally lifted cars on 3 arms as a rushed apprentice a couple times. It seems really sketchy but they're actually still supported reasonably well. Lifting a Ford Ranger on 4 arms is way sketchier

  • J R B
    J R B 3 months ago +1

    I've actually seen an Outback that was so rotted that the rear shock broke through the floorboard after hitting a bump.

  • sherman squires
    sherman squires Month ago

    I'm amazed you can sell a car at auction this bad, without there being some sort of control to help against people unwittingly getting conned like this.

  • asdf12345929
    asdf12345929 4 months ago +1

    I have watched a lot of hooves garage videos for years and I genuinely think this is top 5 worst purchases he has ever made

  • Bob Malone
    Bob Malone 4 months ago +5

    Just went through this myself. Sold my 06 Tundra Limited for salvage when I discovered the frame was absolutely shot. I couldn't, in all good conscience, sell it to anyone. I had just been under it a few months earlier and it didn't seem that bad. My mechanic certainly didn't warn me...in fact he had just had me do thousands of dollars of work.

    • Nicholas Hall
      Nicholas Hall 13 days ago

      Just curious ….. would car max have bought it?

    • T B
      T B 2 months ago

      @@ Tyler Braden: You have good initials for your name.

    • Tyler Braden
      Tyler Braden 2 months ago

      @T B "frame is absolutely shot" is a different definition for different people. There is a diffinative hammer and punch test though.

    • T B
      T B 3 months ago +1

      You need a new mechanic!

  • Clayton Strong
    Clayton Strong 4 months ago +317

    It would be interesting to see how much of the cost you could get back by parting it out. Decent engine. Interior. Wheels. Cladding.

    • Mr. Dmitri Ravenoff
      Mr. Dmitri Ravenoff 4 months ago

      I have a buddy who might be able to use some of it.

    • Mordy S
      Mordy S 4 months ago

      What about your time spending on a pos car?

    • Grumpy ol' Boot
      Grumpy ol' Boot 4 months ago +2

      @Kevin Conquest
      -Interestingly, a TheXvid channel called "Mighty Car Mod" took apart a high mileage Subaru engine, and found it was in great shape, so they put it back together and called the car "Miles", and used it for some projects. So the mileage isn't always a good indication of how good it is.-
      Man, I remembered incorrectly .... it was a Skoda Octavia with a turbo diesel engine, and the TheXvid channel was Car Throttle.
      That said, it had 430'000 miles on it, and was named Miles, the high mileage hero.

    • chuckschilling
      chuckschilling 4 months ago +3

      Everybody says that without thinking what's involved in parting a car out. If you aren't a mechanic, you have to PAY SOMEONE to pull parts. You have to PAY SOMEONE to store them. You have to deal with phone calls and emails and text messages asking about this 5 dollar part or that 10 dollar part that someone else long ago bought. Eventually, you'll sell maybe 10% of the thing and have the remaining 90% sitting in a driveway, or in your yard, or, having to pay someone to store it.
      Simply put, unless you are in the business of parting cars out, it's a stupid proposition.

    • Frankie Rzucek Jr
      Frankie Rzucek Jr 4 months ago

      @Cathy Garrett 😆 🤣 😂

  • Hi This Is Neeley
    Hi This Is Neeley 4 months ago

    This was awesome! I’m sorry for your purchase but what would be really cool is to buy a VW bus and have the wizard drop the Subby engine and transmission in it. I know a lot of work but it would be sick! Great channel! You guys are awesome!

  • roheet patel
    roheet patel 2 months ago

    Hope you got home safe Tyler.
    Be safe on a completely different level

  • bliglum
    bliglum 4 months ago

    Now this is some classic Hooptie gold! Way to take one for the team!!! Crunching on the lift was it man!

  • Ryan Marshall
    Ryan Marshall 3 months ago

    Never seen someone so chill with being straight up lied to, especially when their safety is on the line. Also blows my mind that you purchased a vehicle without doing ANY background research on it. Carfax is a must and it's wild that the dealer didn't provide them. You really sent yourself downstream without a paddle here. Feel bad for ya but there where so many easy mistakes made! Then again you do get some pretty cool cars, and this would have been no less cool if it wasn't a leper.

  • ꧁Northern Chev꧂
    ꧁Northern Chev꧂ 4 months ago +135

    THIS is what I’m talking about. Back to basics with the channel. I’m so tired of supercars on TheXvid. More of this.

    • C B
      C B 3 months ago

      Agreed!

    • ꧁Northern Chev꧂
      ꧁Northern Chev꧂ 4 months ago +5

      What made Hoovie popular was that he and his cars were relatable to his audience. All these damned supercars, which was fun for a while, has just left all us true fans behind, it would seem. I want real cars on the channel again.

    • Rudi TheDog
      Rudi TheDog 4 months ago +12

      With you on that buddy.... back to reality no more Lambos please

  • David Tauber
    David Tauber 4 months ago

    Looks like an awesome opportunity for a donor engine into something silly.

  • andyharwood64
    andyharwood64 3 months ago

    I'm glad you've decided to scrap that Baja, the fuel door cover falling off was just the start of disintegration!

  • R A Diggs
    R A Diggs 4 months ago +2

    Hate cladded vehicles. When I see cladded, I wonder when and much time before rust takes over. Wonder if one the crash test facilities would just slam it into an offset barrier, to show how unsafe rust buckets are.

  • Nib Nerd
    Nib Nerd 3 months ago +2

    The underneath reminds me somewhat of my 99 Legacy wagon that I bought from someone on Craigslist. My mechanic kept it on the road until it met its demise in an accident. The car wasn't that badly damaged. ( A dent and headlight got broken.)The insurance totaled it because it wasn't worth them paying out to fix it.

  • CCOCCARO
    CCOCCARO 4 months ago +132

    This would be a great opportunity to show viewers how much they might expect to recoup after a purchase disaster by parting out. You might have the support staff to follow it too and update your subscribers. Agree with other comments to leave the unobtanium to Supercar Blondie.

  • DHesh00
    DHesh00 4 months ago

    Reminds me of my subaru! I got everything done to keep it running forever but the body rotted out around it. The brake lines ended up blowing on me on the highway. Good times

  • Francisco Claudio
    Francisco Claudio 4 months ago +1

    Hi!!!... Excellent video!!! Thanks!!!
    I bought one of those, 2005 Subaru Baja Turbo (auto trans) with 110k miles on the odometer (Carfax checked), just like that on the video, two years ago. Few months later, I began to hear some weird sounds coming from the suspension and, guess what... rust every where!!!😳 Fortunaly, theres no structural issues. My big problem now is to find a good online site to buy all needed parts (struts assembly, control arms, balljoints, bushings, links, etc... ), all of them at good price in only one purchase.
    A question I have to you guys is: Is there a compatibility between the Baja with other Subaru models???... So I have a better change to find all that parts.

  • Fred Maxwell
    Fred Maxwell 4 months ago

    Maybe you can get another one that needs a bunch of parts that Subbie Rusty can be used for. From the outside it really looks nice and the interior is nice. Thanks for the video.

  • Glen Whatley
    Glen Whatley 3 months ago

    I think the foam in in frame actually caused the rust damage by trapping moisture on the inside it corroded from the inside out.

  • Ryan Garr
    Ryan Garr 4 months ago +292

    I know you probably regretted that purchase, but y’all’s reaction to the lift’s arm free-swinging was gold!

    • Hinchesk
      Hinchesk 4 months ago +1

      @Drazen Radosevic Agreed. If anyone thinks this didn’t go exactly to Tyler’s plan they’re mistaken. He, like Norm (rest his soul), plays the fool perfectly. The really smart people in this world are those that convince everyone they’re dummies… while living in castles.

    • Drazen Radosevic
      Drazen Radosevic 4 months ago +3

      I doubt it - Although it is absolutely rubbish, as a provider of content, this Subaru is like a gold mine.

    • Frankie Rzucek Jr
      Frankie Rzucek Jr 4 months ago +3

      @jay Makak I agree. He could have seriously got hurt, going 80mph. Especially after hearing he spent 9,000. He can part it out but that's more work than he had planned.

    • Frankie Rzucek Jr
      Frankie Rzucek Jr 4 months ago +1

      Right. This whole part once he got to Wizard's garage 😆

    • jay Makak
      jay Makak 4 months ago +22

      It is really a shame that Hoovie can't be bothered to do anything about the absolute fraud involved in the selling of this vehicle. 100,000 miles rolled back and a body made of paper mache are some things that should be reported to authorities and the car seller's website. This behavior shouldn't be rewarded or ignored.

  • Kailash Rao
    Kailash Rao 3 months ago

    What kind of conditions must a car be subjected to go through so much rust ? Was it a flood car ?

  • H B
    H B 3 months ago

    I almost bought a yellow non turbo one of these last year. Unfortunately it also had visible rust in the bottom of every door frame similar to this one. They didn't even try to patch it, they just sprayed foam insulation into the gaping rust hole. It also had about 2 inches of water in the passenger foot well. I still had to test drive it and give it the beans, but unfortunately it drove like it was about to stall at any given moment. It's definitely a fun car if you like unconventional things. Still wouldn't mind finding a nice one someday, but those Hyundais are looking pretty nice 👀

  • D3lor34n
    D3lor34n 3 months ago

    This video was so much fun. I mean, Hoovies Supercargarage is alright too, but i had so many laughs in this. And the looks of disbelief as the truth unfolds from Wizard were just comedy gold. I'd vouch for you to try something hopeless like this one from time to time, it's refreshing and entertaining.

  • Zacariah Bingham
    Zacariah Bingham 3 months ago

    as a tech in the salt belt i laugh at how scared wizard is, clearly doesn’t work on crusty cars much, also it was slightly disappointing that he made a poor call lifting it, definitely should’ve put all 4 feet on a structural part before even attempting to lift and when he heard that crunching he should’ve lowered it immediately

  • CRAWFORDx96
    CRAWFORDx96 3 months ago +2

    You could probably make a good chunk of that $9k back pulling out the engine, trans, and interior and selling that, then junking the rest.

  • rocketscience777999
    rocketscience777999 4 months ago +2

    The whole time I watched this video with the car on the lift, I thought I was going to see 2 people crushed to death when the car fell on top of them:(

  • Highlord Fox's Garage
    Highlord Fox's Garage 4 months ago

    Wow, just wow. Welcome to salt belt cars!
    I genuinely laughed out loud when it panned around to the missing fuel door chrome.

  • MassiveTrackHunter
    MassiveTrackHunter 3 months ago +1

    With it's rarity, someone should find a clean non-turbo and swap the drivetrain, interior and cladding to the non-turbo.
    Or if they are really good at their own bodywork and subframe work, maybe it is worth a rebuild on sweat equity.
    Always check under a cherry to avoid the pits.
    Hooptie....for the Win.

  • Ryan Laduke
    Ryan Laduke 4 months ago +127

    I would absolutely love to get my hands on that thing. I have a 300k mile RUST FREE Subaru baja non turbo with a tired engine that I would love to swap the turbo bits into. They are great cars if you can find a good one

    • David Pochaco
      David Pochaco 4 months ago

      I hope he didn’t sell it yet and you can get a hold of him! Would be mint

    • KH Wolter
      KH Wolter 4 months ago +1

      @Barry The turbos had better head gaskets than the the normally aspirated. When replacing the gaskets, use the turbo gaskets instead of the carbon film head gaskets that were OEM.

    • KH Wolter
      KH Wolter 4 months ago +1

      @John Griffiths You can't weld to rust. But you can JB Weld rust!

    • FindYourDad
      FindYourDad 4 months ago

      This reply is purely for algorithmic purposes. I imagine the car is already gone but here's to hoping you get the turbo parts! 🤞🍻

  • jamadail
    jamadail 3 months ago

    Yeah that gas tank cover missing is really killing it, you have to scrap the car over that. The rest is fine, just minor damage.

  • tbr2109
    tbr2109 3 months ago

    There's a decrepit old parking garage on my daily walking path that a Toyota dealership uses to temporarily store older (and broken, I assume) trade-ins before they get sent off to auction. I always like looking at what they have and one day a few months ago a Baja showed up there. I commented to my wife that there must be something seriously wrong with it, and this video gives me some insight into what. Admittedly I was still almost tempted to go into the dealership and make an offer on it.

  • Laura T
    Laura T 4 months ago

    My old Subaru lasted 8 yrs and 140k mi before it could rust out b/c that's when I drove it to SoCal - where it blew a HG on the 405. (The mechanic who bought it from me must've fixed it up b/c I think I saw it around 10 yrs later.) Anyway, having also seen a dangerously crusty Forester on South Main Auto, I shudder to think how many more rust buckets like these are out there on the roads. (Here in Mass., this would fail a visual state inspection.)

  • Eli Common
    Eli Common 3 months ago

    Dang my 06 Sub FXT Auto 200k is clean compared to that Baja. I just checked underneath and confirmed. Not as rare as an MT Baja, but I've only seen 2 other Gen2 face-lift XTs in 4 years owning the FXT.

  • aedwards123
    aedwards123 4 months ago +252

    The engine is OK, so could you find a Legacy or Impreza with a broken engine/transmission and swap the engine out of this into it? A manual 2.5 turbo Outback might be fun.

    • Frizzle Fry
      Frizzle Fry 3 months ago

      If I had the $ I’d do it for sure.

    • makpsv
      makpsv 4 months ago

      @Wayne Nope, they talked about it and said it would be too much horsepower for the weight of that thing.
      I doubt he would do that, but then again it's Hoovie we are talking about, so... Who knows! 😆

    • makpsv
      makpsv 4 months ago +5

      @Epic Cowboy Memes He actually calls him Urination Bob, it's a joke of Hoovies.
      I don't know if Bob is actually fond of it. 🤣

    • Epic Cowboy Memes
      Epic Cowboy Memes 4 months ago +1

      @Paul Frantizek Had you not made this comment, I would still be under the belief that Euro-asian bob's name is urination-bob. Hoovie has been saying his name so quick, which is why I've never been able to figure out what he's saying.

    • Big Skeet
      Big Skeet 4 months ago

      @Eks calybur facts. I have the most common of the bunch (05 legacy sedan 5MT) so much goddamn fun.

  • NurbekProductions
    NurbekProductions 2 months ago

    22:36 one of the most scary bits of any youtube video he ever posted. How the hell that thing could stay on a 4 post lift with 3 rusty corners, is a miracle. It's probably a salt water flood car

  • xPreatorianx
    xPreatorianx 3 months ago

    @22:37 - Ok, Hoovie, I had a heart attack just watching. I'm suing for emotional distress and hospital bills! I hate trigger warnings, but that sir, deserved one. I freaking gasped when you both did.
    EDIT: Also why not sell the car for parts instead of crushing it? Or at the very least, pay Wizard for the engine/transmission removal and sell them. Gut the rest of the car.

  • Burma Jones
    Burma Jones 4 months ago

    I considered this same car for about a week while it was still on the dealer's website. It had some random street racing stickers on the back but looked totally stock, red flag number one. Dealer claimed to know no particulars and didn't want to send more pictures, red flag number two. Low miles and price just scared me off in the end but saw that it sold. Thank you lord that I didn't buy it.

  • Mohammad Khan
    Mohammad Khan 4 months ago

    Reminds me of my 2008 4Runner that I bought from upstate NY in 2017 with only 68k miles. It was rusted down to the frame but the exterior was impeccable.

  • Si1983h
    Si1983h 4 months ago +304

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a running, driving car with such extensive structural corrosion. In the UK, an MOT would have seen that off the road years ago, or at least it would have been fixed before it could get nearly this bad. Good to see you have the conscience to not pass it onto someone else, it’s just waiting to literally come apart on the road.

    • Davo Robbo
      Davo Robbo 2 months ago +1

      America.

    • R1CH130
      R1CH130 2 months ago

      That's one reason why there was so much concern about the MOT Exemption law coming in, for vehicles over 40 years of age! So many people expected the roads to suddenly be filled with death traps, but the fact is, the vast majority of cars over 40 years of age, are owned by enthusiasts like me (see my channel) so they are mostly better maintained than cars a quarter of their age!
      As for some other comments regarding values, yes, its very true that the looming MOT test does de-value a lot of older cars to the point of very little value and it is indeed one reason why we have so many cheap cars around! Sadly, we also have a culture of simply throwing away perfectly good cars based on MOT test failures, where any repairs will cost more than the cars value! Its sad how many car ive seen scrapped here, which could have many more years of use elsewhere in the world!

    • Yung Dolphin
      Yung Dolphin 2 months ago

      Yes insane. He possibly saved someone's life

    • mescko
      mescko 3 months ago +1

      @Si1983h The 'cash for clunkers' program
      (in typical liberal fashion) only made a difference in a negative direction, driving up the prices of used cars by removing hundreds of thousands of usable vehicles from the market.

    • sik59rt
      sik59rt 3 months ago

      @Serenity in silence that bad of damage isnt from salted roads alone..

  • MSC Productions
    MSC Productions 4 months ago

    As soon as the frame started buckling they should have never kept lifting the car, and they should have put the rear lift arm in the same area on both sides. Very surprised that didn't end in disaster. Can't believe car wizard didn't think to do that.

  • D Roma
    D Roma 4 months ago +1

    Thanks for this video. A good reminder about buying cars based on pics. And a good reminder of the dangers of old cars. The algorithm must've brought be here. I was searching for a 2001-2003/4 Tacoma. But this vid is an eye opener.

  • Trenchant Sometimes

    We had the similar Ford Sport Trac for 12 years, or something like that, and we loved every inch of it and miss it a heck of a lot. When we had to let it go that little vehicle didn't owe us a penny. We didn't need a full pickup bed or we would have bought a full size pickup truck. There are a couple of people in our area who had Sport Tracs for many years also because we would see them parked at their homes and going about town. Ours had the tonneau cover which made it even nicer and we'd buy another one in a heartbeat if it wasn't made by Ford. That's why we were considering a Baja.

  • Ben Rossbach
    Ben Rossbach 3 months ago

    Looks like good car trek offroad candidate!! Seeing a car break in half would be great content

  • Roy Prime
    Roy Prime 4 months ago +316

    Well, the good news is you can break it for lots of good spares. As a bonus with the amount of rust on this thing you probably won't have to unbolt anything, it will probably pull straight off.

    • Andrew Martin
      Andrew Martin 4 months ago

      @Discgolf Details But his buddy EuroAsian Bob has a junkyard, so he should sell it to Bob for parts value.

    • farnthboy
      farnthboy 4 months ago +3

      @Discgolf Details Eurasian Bob parts out cars, flog the wreck to him. He might even give him a good deal seeing he alerted Hoovie to the car in the first place.

    • makpsv
      makpsv 4 months ago +1

      @Greenhorn I know it doesn't mean much, but it doesn't have a tow hitch. It could've been removed before Hoovie bought it I guess.
      But it also has a rusty front sub-frame, so it makes more sense that it was from some state that gets snow regularly and they simply didn't clean it properly to get rid of all the salt from the roads. 🤔

    • Discgolf Details
      Discgolf Details 4 months ago

      @Greenhorn I almost feel like it was parked in the ocean or flooded in Houston. The amount of rust is on another level. Though I suppose it is pretty old now.

    • Alejandro Bono
      Alejandro Bono 4 months ago

      I think he will be better out by making a video of the car been crushed, I mean parting it out and selling those parts would take more time and effort than making a video WD style and probably its also more profitable

  • Leland Franklin
    Leland Franklin 4 months ago +1

    Wizard's laugh when he moved the support...and dashed out from under the car. First good laugh in a week! Worth it.
    I''ll send $20 for a rusty piece of car because it make me laugh! I'll put it in a little frame and hang on the wall!!!

  • knurlgnar24
    knurlgnar24 3 months ago

    I drove a car in the midwest as a daily winter car until it was in a similar condition. Ran perfectly but finally sold it for $400 due to rust. Always made sure the brakes were in good shape and that the major suspension components were secure to the body, but it was finally time. It's always a shame to let a good car go that rusted away but never wore out.
    *edit*
    The guy that bought it plopped down the $400 without even asking to hear it start up and asked if it could make the drive 60 miles to where he lived. I said it'd make it to Alaska if that's where he wanted to go. 2 years later I saw it for sale for $700. I guess it wasn't quite rusted out yet!

  • Graham Haynes
    Graham Haynes 4 months ago

    Demonstrates why a relatively small amount of money spent on getting rust proofing done underneath would save all that.Something easy to apply like Lanoguard.

  • Robert Phillips
    Robert Phillips 2 days ago +1

    In my opinion that Subaru would make an excellent parts car!

  • Just Steve
    Just Steve 4 months ago +259

    The fact that thing was actually lifted up on 3 points speaks volumes for how stiff it still is, which is quite astonishing!

    • Justin Morford
      Justin Morford 4 months ago +2

      @E Gold Not all states require inspections. In Nebraska the only time they inspect a car (ignoring going from a salvage title to "previously salvaged" title) is when you bring a car in from another state and need to register/title it. And even then, all they are really doing is inspecting the VINs. Something like this car would have been off the road over in Germany, the UK, etc. many years ago, but over here's it's not all that uncommon. God forbid you try an import a 5-10 year old vehicle from overseas, but this, sure, you can keep driving it.

    • E Gold
      E Gold 4 months ago +1

      How was that car even allowed to be auctioned without a current inspection sticker. I would try to get my money back.

    • kevin9c1
      kevin9c1 4 months ago

      @Rover200Power It twisted because they chose a different lift point for the left rear. Well, I don't think it even twisted.

    • Omega157
      Omega157 4 months ago +1

      I’d call it 2.5 points considering the rust on the others and using a suspension part as a point

    • 802 Garage
      802 Garage 4 months ago

      This thing would still go down the road no problem with the rockers, fenders, and half the rear subframe missing. I have a 93 Impreza that is more rust than car and it still runs like a top and goes and stops like nothing is wrong with it. :D

  • that otherguy
    that otherguy 4 months ago +2

    As a baja owner and lover... the gas door cap falling off was hilarious. Mine is intact but it's a really common problem.

    • that otherguy
      that otherguy 3 months ago

      @Chris and Max definitely, but it would take time to find buyers and time to pick the car into pieces.

    • Chris and Max
      Chris and Max 3 months ago

      With the rarity of this car could he part out the car and be able to break even?got to be people who need parts

  • An2nio Youtube
    An2nio Youtube 3 months ago

    I miss these kinds of videos. The channel changed ever since he sold the fleet.

  • Nigel Alderman
    Nigel Alderman 4 months ago

    Had a 6 month old Fiat in the mid 70s. After 4 years the rear structure was MUCH worse than this and I scrapped it at under 5 years old. Lancia Montecarlos could be finished in one year in the UK. Had Mercs for nearly 40 years and now Toyota.

  • Jim Wheaton
    Jim Wheaton 4 months ago

    YES! The Hoovie I've missed is finally back!!

  • Adam Banda
    Adam Banda 4 months ago +126

    This might be one of Hoovie’s best episodes. I would love to see the million mile truck pull this thing apart!!

    • Lorenzo Moore
      Lorenzo Moore 4 months ago

      That would be awesome to see.

    • jorgey4
      jorgey4 4 months ago

      @Bryan Cohn i feel like if those beck spiders werent back ordered until next year id think you use this for the donor car.

    • Bryan Cohn
      Bryan Cohn 4 months ago +1

      As funny as that would be and I fully approve it’s worth good money in parts. The engine/gearbox combo with heads that have been serviced is worth $1500 even with the miles. Add most of the body, doors and cladding in good shape and I bet a place like J&J will buy it for $2500, maybe $3000. Now if ad revenue for the truck ripping it apart video would top $2500…..too bad Hoovie sold the H1 Hummer!

    • Ken Norcott
      Ken Norcott 4 months ago +3

      @Guy Webster nah. That Baja is still actually worth something in parts. He’s not that stupid

  • Austin McWilliams
    Austin McWilliams 4 months ago

    If it had true mileage, Tyler, I would find a decent non turbo automatic shell to transplant all the guts into.

  • Rusty Shackelford
    Rusty Shackelford Month ago

    3.5 out of 10 on the rust scale for New York state. It would still probably pass inspection at most shadier shops.

  • Charles Hunt
    Charles Hunt 4 months ago

    I love how the wizard opens the back door and says what’s that and who he says oh that’s for sound deadening and then the wizards like yeah no it looks like it’s been patched over a hole that you can put your fist through. I’m pretty sure hiding stuff from the wizard is almost impossible when it comes to cars

  • eita
    eita 3 months ago

    I laughed so hard on the "wait a moment" moment. my wife came in rushing to see what it was. Hahaha

  • Mark Deakin
    Mark Deakin 4 months ago +103

    Wizards reaction when he finds the back end was not supported was almost as good as the reaction to the R8 absolutely brilliant

    • Mike Sweet
      Mike Sweet 4 months ago +5

      Happens to me all the time at my work and the sketchy ass lifts. You got 3 you're good. In this case though the lifts are actually installed properly so it could be the unibody flexing. Or the use of different jacking points in the rear.

    • Bill
      Bill 4 months ago +14

      They straight up bailed. No staging that, they were afraid for their lives.

  • ofnotandi
    ofnotandi 3 months ago

    Looks like this car did exactly what it was advertised and named for. Driving on the salty and sandy beach with pebbles and salt working is oxidizing magic.

  • James Davis
    James Davis 3 months ago +1

    I found one locally last year with a blown head gasket and rough everything and 200k miles on it and it was only 3500.

  • Tiburon01
    Tiburon01 3 months ago

    hahahaha the reaction when they notice the rear lift arm isnt even holding up the car 🤣🤣

  • keith gordon
    keith gordon 4 months ago

    Back about 25 years ago when I was twistin' wrench's, we would "NEVER" let a car drive off the lot like this. The only way it would leave was on a wrecker headed to a salvage yard.