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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?
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+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.
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!
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 $59,000 Canadian Dollars. Yeah I know, my bad.... but still I would think twice now before purchasing my next car....
i find it interesting that you guys told the car in the lake story, and focused on the cost of the car, rather than the texting while driving aspect. You guys often have a slightly different perspective on things than I do.
What I get from thier videos is that they want you to have a positive experience in China of you visit or plan to stay awhile. To me they are showing me the common mistakes foreigners make while in China. If I was going to visit the UK I would like to find someone like Winston amd C-Milk to to explain what I need to be aware of to enjoy my stay in the UK. I believe they are just sharing thier knowledge so you don't fall for stuff they have fallen for, So you can enjoy your visit to this beautiful country they call home.
How come C-Milk has no eyebrows?
Cars in HK are 2x the price of the US, because of the import tax. Except Electric cars until recently, which is why HK is absolutely infested with Teslas. Until recently they were essentially "half price" in HK. Since they changed the law last year and started taxing them like normal cars, Tesla has sold approximately 2 cars in HK. I'm not even kidding.
walk n walk is one of my hobbies, a country like the Arab Emirates where am living, you can't walk more than a 500-meter cause of heat. and about the cars I never had one, I hope this year I could buy one secondhand, the car market is very good here, but to keep a car that's very expensive, as you always discuss the paid parking, secondly here in Dubai tool tax or road tax don't know what you calling in England but its normal here, each year registration and insurance and lastly fines, huge fines are here, 80$ to 760$ or maybe more than that.. VW Polo is a nice car by the way....
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?
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!
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....
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!?
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
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.
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!!!
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
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.
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
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April fool’s day If there are hopeless fools, then there should also be fools, which give hope.
As experience shows, its easier to fool somebody on a regular day, rather than on April 1st.
Question: can a joke, played on April 1st, become a present for the New Year? Answer: yes, as theres exactly 9 months period.
Valentines Day The best thing of being my own date for Valentines Day is knowing Im guaranteed to score.
Christmas gift Dear Santa, Please do not leave my gift under the Christmas tree. Drive it straight into the garage.
Christmas tree - I left my girlfriend a Christmas gift under the Christmas tree. - Is she happy? -Not yet, still looking for it. The forest is large, lots of trees.
Funny relationship jokes - wonderful wife Single guys often dream of having a wise, beautiful and caring wife. But married guys think about it even more often.
Adult jokes - in a bus Conversation in a bus: - You know, yesterday in a bus your wife told me such a great joke that I almost fell out of the bed.
Profession jokes - executioner An interview with an executioner: - So, how long have you been working in this job? - Well, around 10 years… - And how are you doing there? - Well. no one complained so far.
Daily life jokes - Boy, do you pray before you eat? - No, why should I - my mom is a good cook.
Jokes about dating - magazine The announcement in a magazine: in the next issue we will be writing about to make your boyfriend a little nervous with the help of a marker and a pregnancy test. Daily life situations - in the cafe - Waiter, there’s a bee in my soup! - Yes sir, the fly has a day-off
Profession joke - A priest A priest tells the prayers: - We have one good news and one – bad ones. The good thing is that we have money for the repair of the church. The bad one – the money are still in your pockets.