In a viral video, TikTok user and car salesman KeShawn (@lifewithkey_) shared his list of the ten worst cars customers should avoid at a dealership.
“Here’s a list of ten cars you should never buy from a dealer,” he said to launch the video.
At the top of the list was the Chevrolet Cruze. According to TikToker, these cars “always break down” and have gearbox and oil problems.
“Kind of gossip,” KeShawn said.
Next came the Chevrolet Equinox. KeShawn said they have “tons” of electrical, air conditioning and transmission problems. After the Equinox, the Jeep was Patriot. The TikToker described the Patriot as a “massive oil spill waiting to be happened.” He also said the windows and other features “never work” and that customers would likely have problems with their sunroof.
KeShawn followed with the Dodge dart. He claimed these usually “sound weird” and have “lots of transmission issues.”
“You’ve got to fucking run away from it,” he said.
The Ford Fiesta fell in the middle of the list. KeShawn said that despite his name, “there’s no type of party going on [it].”
“He’ll stay in the store,” he said. “The only one who will be happy is your mechanic.”
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Next, KeShawn reviewed Range Rover. From electrics to suspension, Range Rovers have more issues than any other vehicle the TikToker is familiar with. He also said they were bound to have problems whether customers bought them new or used.
Seventh place was reserved for any Audi, BMW or Mercedes-Benz with over 100,000 miles. The TikToker claimed that between potential problems with the water pump, radiator, alternator and electrical system, the luxury vehicles would end up in business because they could no longer drive.
“Save the damn money,” he said.
The Ford Focus was next. KeShawn said they “give you more trouble than you can imagine” and are often “found dead on the street.”
“It’s so cheap, but something always goes wrong,” he said. “Stay away.”
Infiniti vehicles with “InTouch” dual display touchscreens took ninth place. The TikToker questions why the system needs two screens, especially since the screen with the rear camera “always looks super dingy”. He said he hates the system and is sure viewers will too.
Last but not least was the Jeep Wrangler. According to KeShawn, these cars are “not that bad,” but they made the list because they’re “super unpredictable.”
“You have to be really careful with that,” he concluded.
In an email interview with the Daily Dot, KeShawn revealed that he has worked at a dealership for four years. He did not want to give the name of the company.
“I made my list based on cars I’ve seen broken, my comments section is based on what they drive and also stats you can find online about those cars,” he wrote.
The video was viewed 2.4 million times as of January 18. In the comments, many users agreed with KeShawn and shared their experiences with the cars he mentioned.
“I loved my Ford Focus but had to get rid of it after 2 years because it was still having so many problems,” commented one viewer.
“For I have a Chevy Cruze and I hate it, it broke down and stranded me more than once,” shared a second.
“Feeling assaulted, my BMW just casually chilling in the store for a month,” wrote another.
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*Initial publication: January 18, 2023 6:26 pm CST
Melody Heald is a culture writer. Her work can be found in Glitter Magazine, BUST Magazine and more.
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