The Worst Euro Cars To Own

The Worst Euro Cars To Own


There are some fantabulous cars out there that you can just like stuff
some big old turbskies on, get some intake, maybe the
wheels, tires, suspension. From here. Yeah! Fitmentindustries.com, and then you know, you just have a good time. Now that’s all well and
dandie there brother, but there are a few cars on
the other side of the fence that are just a little less,
well, how do I say this? Maybe just not so good. You know? Now, we know a thing or two because we’ve seen a thing or two, and there are a few Euro cars that we’d probably shy away from if you want to keep your
Saturdays for your boys, and Sundays to your weekly ramen run. Still the best at making ramen. Don’t @ me. Okay? I know what it’s about, okay? I’m Alex, @Alex.fi on Instagram, and today ladies and gentlemen
we’re going to be talking about some of the worst
Euro cars to own and modify, and if you haven’t yet,
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some good old bunk fitment. Because nobody likes that. You don’t like it. We don’t like it. You put the wheels on,
it looks like you got some pogo sticks for wheels. It’s just not a good time. Alright? Plus we mount the tires onto the wheels so you don’t have to get judged
by that one Sears employee that refuses to mount
your 215s on 9-wides. I have been there and it was
the most uncomfortable thing I’ve ever had to deal with in
my entire 17 year old life. And final disclaimer, we aren’t saying that you can’t own these cars, or that all cars will have these issues. So don’t be mad that we bring up a car that you’re dying to own. It’s not something, we
don’t want to hurt feelings or anything like that, we’re just saying these are just a little bit
more difficult than most. All right? Its just, they’re sensitive. They’re sensitive boys. And if you like playing life on hard mode, you do you boo-boo. One brand that’s started
to get some serious love especially in the enthusiast
industry right now, from people like you, and people like me, would probably be Porsche. Now, the GT3 RS is produced more right now than pretty much ever before. So people are jumping
into the 911 platform because they inevitably want
to get up to that GT3 RS, and a lot of times people
start in a non-turbo model. More specifically, a non-turbo 996 911. Now, they’re affordable. They feature a fun and well
balanced engine and platform. But, they aren’t the best
cars to own or modify. For a lot of different reasons. IMS bearings in these cars just absolutely grenade randomly and because the IMS goes out, the engine internals get
the debris from that failure and it requires a full engine tear-down. So you essentially, be overall, you know, you strip it, you rebuild it, it’s not a good time. The car is decent after repair but due to it still being a Porsche
the parts are still heavy, they’ve got a tax on them. The non-turbo still have
the wonky headlights, and modifying them is pretty rare and usually not worth it too much. Now, they do have some new
body kits and things like that. Like slant-noses and wide-bodies that are super cool, but you’re still paying a premium price for a car that really is
not gonna hold its value. If you’re gonna jump into a 911, it’s best to jump into a 997.2 because they’re probably
the best bang for your buck non-turbo platform out there right now in the Porsche community. Plus it has a lot of
modification platforms, wheels, and tires, and air, and all that sort of good stuff that you can have a good time. When you’re looking at European cars, a lot of the times people start looking at European
cars with big engines, because you know what, who doesn’t want to say
that they own a V12 motor. I mean, it’s just the thing is so cool. Lamborghinis have it, okay? So then you end up looking up the inevitable BMW 760,
750 and even the 8-series, and just don’t, just don’t do it. The V12s are a behemoth to work on and even worse to keep alive, and sure they run, they drive, you can brag about it at a local meet. But the moment something goes wrong, it’s usually pretty bad, brother. Sure, they’ll look good
bagged on the ground. Wheels, tires, suspension. You know what I’m going to say. But they won’t always treat you right, and they just don’t do
well with modifications outside of aesthetic stuff. These cars are usually exclusive to the one off fabricators and people that can make things themselves. Because a lot of the parts
and mounts and things just aren’t really made anymore. But, don’t let affordable price fool you, there’s a reason these are so affordable. Because they’re just not fun to own, they’re expensive to keep alive. They’re not very repairable. You might be wondering,
what am I looking at? I don’t know. (ominous tone) – Oh hey Alex. – Stay away from Jags
too while you’re at it, because those things will
(beep) your wallet clean up. Next up would be pretty
much any Italian super car. Any maintenance will kill your wallet before you have a chance to send it into a wall trying to show off. You’re really better
starting with a platform that accepts modifications on it, versus a car that is built already to its own degree of tolerance. A lot of times people
are getting super into the super-car stuff right now. Especially the totaled ones, because you can jump in
there, grab a dealers license, and buy something off Copart or IAAI. We did that with brand-to-title, and that’s just not working
out very well for us. But it’s still worth a shot if you really want to just give it a risk. I don’t know, I don’t know what you want. The next car on the list
would probably be one that is tough as well. It’s the engine that makes you not really want to enjoy cars,
and it’s gonna be the N54. Now, BMW did do recalls and a bunch of service things
to try and fix the N54 engine, and it’s important to remember that the N54 was considered
an experiment for BMW, and it did lay the groundwork for the N55 which nearly everyone loves, okay? So, I’m prefacing this with that. The disclaimer with that is that the N54 does
have a few issues, okay? The high-pressure fuel pump goes out, the valve cover oil leaks, okay? You’ve got Vanos solenoids
that just decide to give out. Water pumps baby, you
know, wastegate rattle, leaking boost with charge pipe failures, and a few others. You know when you modify your car, you end up shortening the
good old reliability window and when you start with
an experimental motor right off the gate, it does
end with some sad boy tears. Alright, listen to some X or something while you cry about your N54. ♪ Baby I need you in my life ♪ ♪ In my life ♪ Yeah! Wheels, tires, suspension, all good there. Modifiable, also yes. However, because of the issues within the N54 engine specifically, in the 335 and other cars,
it’s a dangerous pick, and definitely one we
would recommend you know what you’re getting into
versus learning about it after you’ve already bought your 335. Again, if you know your way around an N54, they can be fantastic motors, but if you don’t, it’s not gonna be fun. Moving over to Mercedes, I mean there’s quite a few
interesting cars in their lineup. AMG has become a staple for European power and great looks, for pretty decent price. You want a massive bang for
your buck, that’s not a V12, AMG, alright, it’s the car to get. But some of the early AMGs are a dog to work on and
even harder to keep alive. One that comes to mention pretty quick is the early generation E55 AMGs. Pretty much anything before 2002 to 1999. The motors are insane and they’re an absolute powerhouse. Unfortunately though, the wiring isn’t, it’s just not as good, okay? Wiring gremlins can plague
these extremely tech happy cars and they are an absolute pain. The seats can cause it, the
infotainment can cause it, the car just not turning off can cause it. If you have stuff running from the trunk with your CD player, that can cause it. You can have draws of
power randomly pop up and then pop off I’m not
really sure how that works. When I had mine I found myself stranded more times than I could count, because apparently it just didn’t want to, you know, kill the battery. If you can find one without the issues, you found a golden ticket. But they do make it difficult to own, because solving electrical problems is much different than
handling an unreliable or difficult motor. Mostly just because you can visually see a problem with a motor, or
you know what you have to do, and with electrical, that’s just not fun. And what do you think one of the worst cars to own or modify is? Let us know, and of course, if you’re looking for aftermarket wheels, tires, or suspension be sure to hit us up over at fitmentindustries.com. I’m Alex from Fitment Industries, and we will see you later. Peace.