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Should You Buy a Chinese Car?

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Support us and the channel on Paypal! http://paypal.me/advchina Buying a car in China in China is tempting, but not the best idea. With the public transportation, and the nightmare traffic, it can be an insane idea. However, we have owned many vehicles in China, so we wanted to talk about the auto industry, and shed some light on what you need to look out for when thinking about buying a car in China. And if you decide to buy a car in China, what brands should you be wary of, and are there any good Chinese car brands? Get 1 week early access to EVERY ADVChina episode by supporting us on Patreon SerpentZA: http://www.patreon.com/serpentza C-Milk: http://www.patreon.com/laowhy86 Living in China for so long, we would like to share some of the comparisons that we have found between China and the west, and shed some light on the situation. Every week, we take you to a new place in China on our bikes, cover a topic, and reply to your questions. ⚫ Watch Conquering Southern China NOW! Winston and I ride 5000 km across 5 Chinese provinces and discover crazy food, people and customs! Discount Promo Code: RIDEWITHUS https://vimeo.com/ondemand/conqueringsouthernchina Tune in, hop on, and stay awesome! http://www.facebook.com/advchina For Motorcycle adventures around the world, and a talk-show on two wheels go to ADVChina every Monday 1pm EST https://www.youtube.com/advchina For a no-nonsense on the street look at Chinese culture and beyond from China’s original YouTuber, join SerpentZA on Friday at 1pm EST https://www.youtube.com/serpentza For a realistic perspective on China and world travel from an American father and a Chinese mother with two half-Chinese daughters go to Laowhy86 every Wednesday 1pm EST https://www.youtube.com/laowhy86 Cartoon feat. Jüri Pootsmann - I Remember U https://soundcloud.com/nocopyrightsounds/cartoon-feat-juri-pootsmann-i-remember-u Track : Cartoon feat. Jüri Pootsmann - I Remember U NCS: Music Without Limitations NCS Spotify: http://spoti.fi/NCS Free Download / Stream: http://ncs.io/irememberu
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ADVChina (6 months ago)
Support us and the channel on Paypal! http://paypal.me/advchina
Steve Harrod (3 months ago)
+junhong888 dude really ? I like their videos .I don't think they're bashing China at all . Just being honest. I live in the states and would have no problem telling you all the shitty things wrong with my country . I don't want a poff piece ...I want the good and bad and I appreciate both of these guys honesty.
Rick's Giggle (6 months ago)
ADVChina What's going on with China tracking it's citizens???? Can you shed some light on this????? https://youtu.be/ZN1CwDjHGVY
Benji Frater (6 months ago)
* insight
Benji Frater (6 months ago)
Coming from a country that is neither China, USA or South Africa, I can say that the information that these guys provide has immense VALUE to myself and MANY others. You simply can't get ground level, on the streets, real incite like these two. Anywhere. Keep it up!
xeno phobics (6 months ago)
buy a car because you need it to go with a kid! watch this video! open kidnapping in China broaddaylight https://youtu.be/2yzpE10o8g0?t=42
Bart Liu (19 days ago)
不太认同的地方是说我们不懂车,中国的汽车行业现状与政治腐败有很大关系,简单点说就是,一批腐败权贵制定了4S店等规则让车价变贵,不合理的中标车规则让车质量变差,后果就是在中国买的车质量差而且贵。 我一个汽车外行都知道这个道理,中国汽车业内的人更是明白,只是懂车也没办法,市场就那样,想买车也没得选而已。 这几年平行进口车卖的火,其实就已经很说明我们懂车了。
Dowlphwin (20 days ago)
8:11 Winston, how about a VW Beetle looks like a compressed Porsche? Isn't that awesome? ;-) Still very sorry about your car, Matt. But you are blessed with plenty of opportunities to overwrite bad memories with good ones. :-) You got wife, kids, exciting self-employment and a Jason Statham stunt double as best friend. As for my used-vehicle purchase stories: two used cars, one used motorcycle. Seller trying to screw me over each time. Just the typical level of selfish insincerity, you could say. (And then that insane tragedy with my tuning endeavor I mentioned before.) - Lesson: Pay more and get a used car from a brand vendor that already has all the necessary repairs done that you would have to do yourself if you buy from some sleazebag.
artefact (23 days ago)
The only thing chinese themselves likes that are made by Chinese are Dim Sum. Chinese know they make shit products that’s why they love foreign brands.
denzm2010 (1 month ago)
4:44 that's a picture of a chery car in the philippines
Mark of Excellence (1 month ago)
These passing cars give me anxiety
Argle Bargle (1 month ago)
as a foreigner living in China, are you subject to the social credit system that they're implementing?
Rex Scheib (1 month ago)
Love the sound effect Winston
lincs 4life (1 month ago)
A ford mondeo are actully pretty reliable and is almost the exactly the same as a Volvo s60
Phil Lenan (1 month ago)
My first car was an off roader, my second one was a rally car, and both got sold without my permission by my family when I was out of the country. Trust me not that funny of a story (for me :P )
Kapalek84 (1 month ago)
What is the cheapest electric motorcycle new or second hand? Are there any China made hybrids? Is fuel expensive? Get a usb fan (with metal tubing on the fan wire that allows for position adjustment) and usb battery bank:D this might help for heat/hangover/steep street walking etc.) best regards :D!!!
Jason Michael (1 month ago)
I'm not pointing any fingers, but please men, don't wear makeup.
Arunas Raudys (1 month ago)
Very cool and interesting video.
1manuscriptman (2 months ago)
These guys have TOTALLY turned me off to ever working or studying in China. Why are they there?
Cory Goodman (2 months ago)
Assuming attempting to import a motor vehicle would be even worse than buying one?
Cory Goodman (2 months ago)
I've heard of clones, but never a company producing an inferior clone of its own product in a particular market. Lolz. Mainland China; Where even the legitimate producers & manufacturers make knockoffs of their very products.
Mickey Breslich (2 months ago)
Love the drone shots!
ブロリーBroly (2 months ago)
c-milk dogs
Kunal Rajan (2 months ago)
ryan williams (2 months ago)
Lay off the Mondeo. That was my first car, otherwise known as the Ford Contour. LOL!
karmacounselor (3 months ago)
Hey you are awesome!
Sharlene Mae Narzo (3 months ago)
how do you upload your video in youtube... if youtube is block in china ??
Wilson Lee (3 months ago)
Second hand cars are pretty cheap & in fairly good conditions in Hong Kong, like the saying goes here once a new car is driven out off a showroom it immediately begins to depreciate. I can definitely believe what you guys say about replacing original quality car parts for cheap plastic ill filled ones in mainland China, like most of everything else there.
L.L S. (3 months ago)
Why risk walking with back to traffic. Did not U feel a bit nervous?
Steve Harrod (3 months ago)
Lol. Porsche stretched out VW . Corvette guy here , I feel ya ...lol. also I find your talks about cars to be quite interesting. I work for GM here in the States
Adam Burns (3 months ago)
I had a mark 1 ford focus and it was really reliable, I loved it, routine problems were a cheap to fix, the clutch went and it was like £70, and at one point the exhaust rusted through and the whole system was like £80 to replace. I got involved in an accident which resulted in the wing being crushed, the bonnet crumpling on one corner, the windscreen smashing and the airbags going off, and the whole thing cost less than £400 to repair for new body panels including painting, new windscreen, new airbags, I loved it.
Fordman 1991 (3 months ago)
the US seems to be getting that way too, try finding a used chevy truck under 8k that isn't a pile of rust, people here will be selling a truck with over 200k miles, rusted out rocker panels, rusted out finders, ripped seats, and dents and still be asking 4-5k
Fordman 1991 (3 months ago)
porche and the vw beetle was designed by the same guy so that would explain it lol
Yeqing Hua (3 months ago)
chiny, i learned a new word lol
Paul Hadden (4 months ago)
Don’t buy anything chinese !
Luis Pablo Lee (4 months ago)
The drone shots are Dope !
Mikequfv (4 months ago)
You can get a pretty good new Geely SUV for CNY 80000 or USD 15000 equilvent
Ralf Jones (4 months ago)
Shout out to top gear (old one, not the new shitty one)
Leonard Carr (4 months ago)
I like fake,replica cars.
Etmea Tetuan (4 months ago)
Why are you styling yourself hairwise as the Donald ? Is that a political statement ? Because esthetically its a failure ...
CityoftheSilent (4 months ago)
Would you have to pay a tax to buy a car in Hong Kong and take it back to the main land? If not, I’m missing the price and lack of market in that area? Why wouldn’t anyone buy a car in Hong Kong then have it transported?
Joseph Gore Jr. (4 months ago)
Foreign made cars (well-made in other words) are high priced in China because China uses tarriffs to make sure no one can buy anything but the badly made crap made in China. If China actually allowed Toyotas, Fords, even Chryslers to be imported, NO ONE would buy the crap made in China.
Sai Lee (4 months ago)
8:15 But hey, Serpentza. VW beetle was one of the first cars of VW and Porsche is a car from the same creator. Made in the same time basically.
Ruoyu Li (4 months ago)
C milk loves milk dogs
Sergio Marron (4 months ago)
Sergio Marron I lived in Tianjin China in 2009-2011. I never purchased a car because of the ridiculous prices. I was also quoted ¥2,500 RMB (about $400 USD) for a 1 year driving license. I didn’t see any benefit...So, I only travelled in my bicycle, bus or taxi.
Soul2Soul (4 months ago)
Man ! This just don't seem like a nice place to live. Transportation gives you a sense of freedom and China is just the opposite .
Bearcat (4 months ago)
just picked up a 85 firebird for 200$ usd, I couldn't imagine living in a country that requires vintage cars to be scrapped.
Robbie Barfield (4 months ago)
Well, I bought a car just after my first kid was born. The only reasoner got the car was for safety. At that time we were living in Beihai, Guangxi. We lived about 7 km from the edge of the urban area. We were driving e-bikes, which was fine for us, but with a baby we just felt that driving ourselves was the safest option. We purchased a Nissan C Gear, known as an X Gear in the other markets where it is sold. We could have gotten have gotten some Chinese-made luxury cars for the same price or cheaper, but we opted for safety instead. For example, the Hover SUV, now known as the Haval, was actually a little bit cheaper, but had a poor crash test rating. Since then, it’s been great having our own car for family vacations within China. I’ll admit that parking can be a hassle, but it’s not too bad from my perspective. I see where you guys are coming from, but having a car in the family has been really great for us, so I feel like the advice should be given in a more pro/con fashion. Anyway, thanks for another entertaining video.
Guilherme G (4 months ago)
Do You think cars are expensive in china?? Come to Brazil then. 🤔
Louisoft01 (4 months ago)
I love how Hong Kong still uses license plates that look exactly like the uk ones
Denethor Palantir (4 months ago)
"We're not hungover today." LOL
chupei cycling (5 months ago)
if you wanna see what type of traffic accidents happen in china, watch this series of videos, updated daily https://space.bilibili.com/28152409
Michael Walters (5 months ago)
Love this Shit/ Awsome
HDaviator (5 months ago)
Hong Kong is what China could have been without communism. Taiwan is the same thing.
RWBHere (5 months ago)
For more than 50 years, I've been saying that Porsche’s look like squashed frogs. They're still the ugliest European cars you can buy.
Yuno Gasai (5 months ago)
So here i am, where i have to pay ~$130.000 for a base model Ford Mustang GT. In the USA the same car would cost around $40.000. In my country, the Netherlands. Cars are always more expensive than in other european countries, the same mustang GT costs about 50K in Germany. Because we pay more for bigger engines with more pollution. Even a ford fiesta Titanium 1.0 ecoboost would start at about $25.000 it's outrageous. The cheaper 1.1 starts at about $20.000.
tom tom (5 months ago)
This is why Trump is getting tough on trade with China as China have been taking advantage and giving the big V to WTO.
陈勇 (5 months ago)
ford mondeo is not so expensive in china.160-260k RMB is a regular price.
MortalZeus (5 months ago)
Just a question. Why are you wearing a suit?
Johan Larsson (5 months ago)
Ji F. (5 months ago)
Interesting parallels with post-war Japan. My dad arrived in Japan from fighting in the Philippines literally days after the surrender in early September 1945. He wound up staying for 21 years until his job transferred him to Hawai'i in 1966. US service men could order cars and have them shipped free to Japan. During the late 40s and into the 50s my dad bought and sold several cars including some Fords, and Kaiser-Frasers. Japanese citizens by law were not allowed to purchase any new foreign cars, I forget if they had to be 1 year or 2 years old before a Japanese national could purchase a foreign car. This law was designed to stimulate the post war Japanese automotive industry, and the economy in general. Many US service men my dad included could buy an American car, drive it for 2 years then sell it to a Japanese at a profit, and they turned it into a business of sorts. Japanese men wanted American cars as they were more reliable, better built, and more prestigious. By the late 50s Japanese cars had caught up with the American cars in quality and enough Japanese were buying Japanese cars that the law was dropped. New American cars could now be bought but the import duty was ridiculously high which also encouraged buy Japanese sentiments. I love the Japanese cars from the era late 1950s through early 1970s, very nostalgic when I see them which is rare because their thin steel rusted out easily back then so few have survived. Thanks for another great video.
A. A. (5 months ago)
I would never buy a second hand car from a Chinese person. The chances that the car will survive atleast 1 year are damn low
Bryan Agoncillo (5 months ago)
I've had a series of bad buys with cars in the past. Including my recently over priced 2012 Hyundai Vercruz. Something that may have cost me $25,000 worth had a final retail value of about $59,000 Canadian Dollars. Yeah I know, my bad.... but still I would think twice now before purchasing my next car....
weesh (5 months ago)
i find it interesting that you guys told the car in the lake story, and focused on the cost of the car, rather than the texting while driving aspect. You guys often have a slightly different perspective on things than I do.
Ronald Amberger (5 months ago)
Years ago I was a "foreign visiting professor" in Shanghai. The university had a fleet of rather worn SHANGHAI brand cars. They were memorable because they all reeked of gasoline fumes.
Amy A (6 months ago)
So no dealerships with service? Sucks!
Bezzle Bedeviled (6 months ago)
Jesus Christ never do that again... Those trucks were blasting past you in a way that made it impossible not to repeatedly wince every time one passed you.
Oka Hui (6 months ago)
damn, you guys walked right by where i live!
Player Review (6 months ago)
Knowing people in HK, they don't consider themselves part of China and in my experience despise mainlanders. But, just my experience that they're disgusted by mainland Chinese.
What I get from thier videos is that they want you to have a positive experience in China of you visit or plan to stay awhile. To me they are showing me the common mistakes foreigners make while in China. If I was going to visit the UK I would like to find someone like Winston amd C-Milk to to explain what I need to be aware of to enjoy my stay in the UK. I believe they are just sharing thier knowledge so you don't fall for stuff they have fallen for, So you can enjoy your visit to this beautiful country they call home.
Peetiegonzalez (6 months ago)
How come C-Milk has no eyebrows? Cars in HK are 2x the price of the US, because of the import tax. Except Electric cars until recently, which is why HK is absolutely infested with Teslas. Until recently they were essentially "half price" in HK. Since they changed the law last year and started taxing them like normal cars, Tesla has sold approximately 2 cars in HK. I'm not even kidding.
Zoli (6 months ago)
Thanks Winston. I used to love Porsches but from now on I will only ever see stretched out VWs lol
ADVChina (6 months ago)
That’s all they are
usman iftikhar (6 months ago)
walk n walk is one of my hobbies, a country like the Arab Emirates where am living, you can't walk more than a 500-meter cause of heat. and about the cars I never had one, I hope this year I could buy one secondhand, the car market is very good here, but to keep a car that's very expensive, as you always discuss the paid parking, secondly here in Dubai tool tax or road tax don't know what you calling in England but its normal here, each year registration and insurance and lastly fines, huge fines are here, 80$ to 760$ or maybe more than that.. VW Polo is a nice car by the way....
MilesBellas (6 months ago)
that was interesting and informative as usual
thetravelinglight (6 months ago)
hey guys my boyfriend is living here with me in Qingdao and he is an avid motorcycle guy and he doesn't have his bike here. we'll be here until November or December at the latest but i really wanted to surprise him with the possibility to ride a motorcycle while we're here because hes really bummed out he hasn't ridden a damn thing ever since he got here 6 months ago. hes german and has all the licences there but i dont know if its enough to rent one here...any suggestions?
Dane Bramage (6 months ago)
Best used car I ever bought, 86 Toyota celica purchased in 93 for 1,500 with only 82k on the odometer. The car ran like a dream, great shape inside and no rust or dents. What an amazing ride and great value. Love the channel guys!
Coral Reeves (6 months ago)
Just got a scooter. Parking's WAY cheaper than a car.
Hezza (6 months ago)
I knew C Milk used to look like a douche, I just knew it!
TremereTT (6 months ago)
Ok ,my first car ... I was like 20 years old. A runaway and a young dad of a todler... It was a 300 Deutsche Mark car. Basically 150 Euro. Polo 1 Classic Hatchback 3 doors... Three other classmates in my training class had a Polo 1. All of the 4 car keys fitted in all the car locks...the cars were so old the locks were so weared out. Some keys could start several of the cars... I could start my neighbours car he was also in this training class...but he lived with his parents. I allways wanted to park his car in a hidden place just to prank him...but I never found the courage. Also every thing under the hood was of rubber...everything was porous of "ages" of petrol fumes. So in the winter I had problems with false air, at lower RPMs. Standing at a traffic light with the rpms went like I was playing with the gas...and the motor would go off at somepoint. So I tapped the gas a bit now and then, if it took long standing at the traffic light... The traffic light went green and suddenly the BMW next to me started with screaming engine and painted a lot of rubber on the street.... I just was so surprised almost forgot to engage the clutch and pass the crossing.... lol
John Roberts (6 months ago)
What is the certification process for a Master Auto Technician in China 🇨🇳? I am also curious if they actually fix a car correctly according to manufacturer specification. Maybe that is why they have the scrap law in place!?
Avocatul Poporului (6 months ago)
if the prices are so high, you guys should import cars from central europe to china..., u will make nice money
Frank Castle (6 months ago)
Alex Day (6 months ago)
Cars are much cheaper second hand here in Hong Kong, however registration tax and parking here are very costly
kevin brown (6 months ago)
This video would be true a few years ago however China is making many great new cars and and within a few years will be selling in the USA .check out the new SAIC ,BAIC ,Zotye lineup .In the coming years China will dominate the car industry and I find it strange that these two that live there are not even aware of all the exciting things happening
john welch (6 months ago)
thialand is the same as australia new or used r the same .
Kerry Thomas (6 months ago)
We have driven a VW twice for a few weeks. Both rentals in Europe/Ireland. Our VW Passat in Ireland( last month) was so scary we expected the brakes to fail, at anytime. 10,000 miles on the last VW rental. Never again.
محمد (6 months ago)
reading your comment i can't stop but wonder what does that have to do with anything?
Aaron Davis (6 months ago)
You could always get rid of a car by putting a stone on the gas pedal and watch it dive into the ocean. But that's not something I'd advise anyway. Probably not even legal either.
Ramon Burgos (6 months ago)
No money in being a mechanic in China?
Cars are good. Buy cars today. *Just not diesel.
nubemuffin (6 months ago)
I've seen some used BYD F0s for around 10,000 rmb
Pradyumna B Shetty (6 months ago)
Hey guys anything about martial arts? China is known for it.
ableasdale2000 (6 months ago)
How the fook can you wear a jacket and tie walking around Sai Kung on a sunny day?
ADVChina (6 months ago)
ableasdale2000 (6 months ago)
You had me until 11:35. What's up with the horse lips!!!
陳熙 (6 months ago)
Love your video. I’m from Taiwan. Your video really explained lots of situation which I don’t quite understand as a mandarin. Keep up the good work! You’re awesome!!
Jari Lahdenpera (6 months ago)
I am a car guy and that is the biggest thing I miss about the US. Cars!!!!. In the US I have had several MB, Mustang, Jaguar etc. All second hand and never over $20k, but still wonderful cars. My stress relief used to be to go for a car or motorcycle ride for an hour. In China a half an hour drive gets my blood pressure to dangerous levels and I wouldn't even consider having a bike here. We (my wife) have a Honda CRV ($40,000 new at the time) and a garage place ($15,000) and no joy of driving. As I am writing this I am back in the US driving my 5.7L HEMI Jeep Grand Cherokee that is worth about $5k here. I wish I could do that in China!!!
ADVChina (6 months ago)
We fell ya
Sir_Godz (6 months ago)
is it me or does winston look like hes getting fat?
ADVChina (6 months ago)
I get fat and then get thin again all the time, it’s an annoying curse
Descalzi Tao (6 months ago)
One of the weirdest thing I noticed about cars in China is that they're almost all either black or white. Few are beige, dark blue or maroon and it's extremely rare to see a care with bright colors like green, yellow or red. Quite strange. In France where I live, even if dark cars represents probably most of the traffic, they're not like all black or white
Xu Jerry (6 months ago)
hello friend, are you still living in China? I LIKE YOUR CHANNEL
ADVChina (6 months ago)
Yes we do
jappie jappo (6 months ago)
Chinese cars are good but I want Trabant, the legendary 2 cycle 2 cylinders simple car, that yankee people like you call as a communist car.
Gunner (6 months ago)
i like the remix intro! keep up the great work guys! congratulations C-milk!
True Sixers (6 months ago)
Are chinese women easy? I heard they all have "white fever"
ADVChina (6 months ago)
Search for the video “are Chinese girls easy” for your answer
Ronald C Krause Jr (6 months ago)
What would an entry level brand new vehicle go for in China? Entire price and/or monthly payment? How much would one pay monthly/yearly for insurance? Other factors... Not sure how many people actually go to the dealership there for maintenance? Cost of taxes and even parking fees - as even some residences charge for parking? A very few entry level brand new vehicles can be found in America for under 20k usd. A more realistic price is 25-30k.
Chris Sabre (6 months ago)
"its a non stop liability" I think the word should have been a non stop expense..,
persianOUTKAST (6 months ago)
100% unrelated, just a potential future topic ... *Max Mei* & his *Ulove* App/Weibo Page - it's supposed to connect Chinese men w/ Ukrainian women. not really into the dating topic (you guys have already covered it many times before), but this seemed very random & interesting. *SCMP* : http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/families/article/2146766/beautiful-ukrainian-women-chinese-men-dating-agency-ulove
Márton István Nagy (6 months ago)
What is up with the all negative feelings they had in 2017 June, in the Targeted by deportation video? Are they feeling better being foreigners in China yet? Anyone follows this?

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