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The Best and Worst Hondas and Toyotas to Buy Says This Mechanic

Here’s your chance to learn more than you probably ever wanted to know about Honda and Toyota models over the years unless you are serious about buying an older model Honda or Toyota and want to know those to avoid and those worth investing in when shopping for a good used car that has potential.

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Honda and Toyota Experience Reveal

In an earlier article we learned that buying a used Toyota might not be a good idea in 2023 due to the fact that the pickings are getting slim forcing dealerships to place just about any Toyota they can find that can limp onto their lots.

However, that does not mean that all of the good ones are gone---you just have to actively look for them and with a little luck and some prepurchase inspecting might find a gem in the rough…albeit a little older than you might have been thinking about.

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And that’s where this recent Scotty Kilmer YouTube channel video shines. Follow along with Scotty as he goes through the history of Honda and Toyota models ranging from the 1970s to present and discover how they evolved over the years.

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The Value of This Video

The value of this just under 40-minute video that makes it worth watching at least once is that Scotty puts his typical bombastic schtick aside and shares what is known about Honda and Toyota models and his experience with working on them over the years.

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That said, have a pen and paper handy and be sure to take note of those models to avoid and those to consider as you continue your search for a good used car that with a little work might be the best car investment you can make during this tough market.

Please note: If the entire video is just too long for you, skip ahead to time point 27:35 where Scotty gets into specific models to avoid and to keep an eye out for.

The Best and Worst Hondas and Toyotas to Buy

And finally…

For additional articles related to used car shopping, here are a few for your consideration:

Consumer Reports Used Car Pick Finds From $40,000 to $7,000

Car Lawyer Explains Myths, Scams, and Risks of Buying a Used Car

Consumer Reports on How to Assess a Used Vehicle’s True Value

Timothy Boyer is Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily new and used vehicle news.

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