Couldn't sit through the entire thing, so skipped to the end.....
and I DO agree with his top choice, Toyota (which includes Lexus IMO), and Honda as #2.
He ranked Ford #3.
Have owned a few Fords and there is one in my garage now. They make some really fun performance cars, but have to say I question the #3 ranking, as my personal experience has been lots of time at the dealer for warranty work......
I think it depends are how well you take care of your vehicle. While not an outstanding truck, my precision size 2001 Chevy S-10 with 136000+ mi. on it is in great condition. I don't have a garage to put it in, but the paint and coating makes it look almost pristine. I immediately replace parts as they wear out, as things tend to do. It's not the vehicle, but the driver!
I am a big Scotty Kilmer fan. The only cars that I will buy are Honda or Toyota, since about 20 years ago. As Scotty said in another video, Honda has the better engine, Toyota has the better transmission. Any other cars are a distant 3rd from these two and only look good when compared to the garbage at the bottom of the heap. There are many cars that he did not mention, of course, which are terrible, such as Volkswagen and Cooper MINI. Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Fiat and Mitsubishi are very near the bottom with Jaguar and Land Rover, at the bottom.
All Honda's and Toyota's are not created equally. I love the size and styling of the Rav 4 but the engine is buzzy and annoying. They always have been. Sitting at a stop-light, the dash and steering wheel vibrate. The Honda Odyssey has transmission problems.
If I were buying a car today, it would probably be an Acura RDX or a Honda Passport. However, things are going electric. Every manufacturer is starting to make an electric or they must at least be considering it, so in 2022, who knows? Hyundai already has several models and BMW has one. I haven't kept up with the news but I think that Porsche and Mercedes either have one or it is in the works. I heard that VW is going all electric but that may be bad info. Tesla intrigues me but touch screen controls do not work well for everything. Honda learned this with the Pilot. They went back to a real knob for volume control of the sound system.
The future will be interesting and it will change this whole conversation two years from now.
I don't know nuttin' about car brands. All I know is how to drive a car, and when something stops workin' to fix it if I can or get someone else to fix it for me, or to junk it.
My Mercury Mystique died a mysterious death when I wasn't mature enough to understand anything about how cars worked. Just a mysterious black box to me at that time, so I withold judgement.
My 2003 Ford Focus was a good car 'till I wrecked it.
My 2007 Ford Focus is still a good car with 243,500 miles on the clock. Most of them are hard taxi-like city miles. I replaced the secondary air intake and motor mounts, and probably the battery a couple of times. It eats blinker bulbs for breakfast, but otherwise seems great. Handles snow better than any car I've had except maybe my 2003 Focus.
My Mom's 2013 Ford Focus is a POS with BS traction control software, a questionable transmission, and electrical issues in the doors and trunk.
I've not known of substantial problems with my Dad's first Mitsubishi Truck, nor his later Dodge Dakota, nor his current 2012 Toyota Tacoma TRD. The Tacoma is fantastic off road.
My 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander seems fine other than the interior plastic paneling falling apart really easily, and who needs plastic bits covering the bolt heads anyway? 115,000 miles on the clock right now. Seems like a good car to cram 7 people into or a lot of cargo, and still get decent gas mileage.
Toyota, Honda and Ford would be my top choices. I've owned many Ford's and Toyota's which have been excellent vehicles. Honda makes exceptional engines for power equipment, ATV's, UTV's, motorcycles, etc and I know their vehicles are very reliable as well.
Subaru's are not what they once were, still good vehicles IMO. Nissan has really gone down hill since the merger with Renault, used to be a super reliable vehicle, not nearly as good any more. I wouldn't buy one. Same with Fiat/Chrysler, bunch of junk IMO. They've only got one good thing going for them and that's the Cummin's engine. Best thing to do with that Cummin's is to swap it into an older Ford 6.4 liter super duty truck! GM is GM, Their trucks seem decent, but IMO everything else is a mess.
I watch Scotty and half of his stuff is on point, the other half is just nonsense. I strongly disagree with him about new Hyundai's and Kia's being junk. I think they are actually pretty reliable vehicles.
I just got back my 2001 Chevy S-10 from the Collision Center. I was the victim of a minor hit and run. Thankfully a witness stepped up and got a license plate which the local gendarmes was able to track down. The culprit admitted to the violation and her insurance paid for my repairs. It was only a 12" gash in the right fender. Strangely enough when I bought the truck it had a gash there which I repaired, then I accidentally hit a bumper guard on another truck putting a gash, same size, same location. So basically that fender has been fixed 3X. Making the rest of the truck a little worn. Oh, well. It is my first truck and the only complaint has been my ex-gf (we are still friends) who has long legs and couldn't stretch out when we went on a road trip. It is an X-tended cab which has made it nice for me to lean back and take naps during a long trip. The only thing different I would like to have done was get a 4WD. Perhaps next time, but some how I think this truck may outlast me.