Here's Everything the Porsche Dealer Found Broken On the Cheapest 911 *THEY FAILED*

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  1. Hoovies Garage
    Hoovies Garage
    Aasta tagasi

    Savage Scotty? I'm so going to miss those fancy parties!

    1. Greg S
      Greg S
      5 місяців tagasi

      @Fee genius! @tampa Revive Auto Repair

    2. Jr Urias
      Jr Urias
      5 місяців tagasi

      @Fee great idea 💡

    3. Matthew Bryant
      Matthew Bryant
      7 місяців tagasi

      Hoover; either it was done simply for the show or b/c your too nice. Personally I would not have paid them for service I did not receive!

    4. m gray
      m gray
      9 місяців tagasi

      I think they will be missing you at their little shitty parties and they are the ones missing out!

    5. Blessed Dad
      Blessed Dad
      10 місяців tagasi

      You ready to get the $6k back now? I’ve always wanted a scruffy 911 since I was a kid

  2. Travis Jones
    Travis Jones
    5 päeva tagasi

    It’s concerning to me when the Wizard says “at your rate”. I need a local air cooled P car mechanic.

  3. maxalwaysgoesbyboat
    Місяць tagasi

    Interesting...from food, clothing and now service the CORPORATE world is going to shit... more concerned if you have been vaccinated or if your political views are in line the corporate has brought alot of great, fluid innovation but can it keep up without eating itself from within? only time will tell but get ready for a brave new world... without corporate fascist ideoligy taking front seat to good service, honest intention and fair value...😇

  4. maxalwaysgoesbyboat
    Місяць tagasi

    To find a thorough mechanic in a dealership will be like looking for an honest guy in the pulpits of education...bwahahah...non existant rare getting rarer...having said that I hope the rush to get a 996 will not produce the same disaster that took hold of the 928s4 market...these innovations cost money to own and if you are prone to not maintaining a vehicle correctly, leave them alone...please!

  5. Busby StandUp
    Busby StandUp
    Місяць tagasi

    I enjoyed this video as much as I enjoyed watching Rocky in the 80s beat Clubber Lang

  6. Blackthorn
    Місяць tagasi

    "Brought to you by Wizard Mechanic"

  7. Captain Jack Sparrow
    Captain Jack Sparrow
    Місяць tagasi

    What do you expect at the Porsche dealership their crooked just stick to the car wizard very honest mechanic

  8. Erich Gebbie
    Erich Gebbie
    Місяць tagasi

    Wizard should franchise. Good mechanics worth gold

  9. Jan Klas
    Jan Klas
    2 місяці tagasi

    stop calling me shirley.

  10. strikeone9
    2 місяці tagasi

    Wow Hoovie worked up in this one!

  11. TR6Telos
    2 місяці tagasi

    $190 dollars an hour is more than I could earn captaining Concord.

  12. EarlFaulk
    2 місяці tagasi

    Nice to hear about a CEO dealing with the bullshit we have to deal with everyday. Mr. Petty who dug up those bricks wouldnt think twice to fire all of them anyways

  13. Brian Kendall
    Brian Kendall
    2 місяці tagasi

    Dealerships are Like Prisons.. Don't Drop the Soap! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣💯🐮💩🤡🤑💸💸💸💸🎯

  14. Carl Thornton
    Carl Thornton
    3 місяці tagasi

    Very Good!.

  15. Geers Tyresoil
    Geers Tyresoil
    3 місяці tagasi

    Dealership Service Departments especially for high end cars do not like working on old cars. Most of their clients do not drive them so they know they won't make much money on them and it slows down their business for their high end customers on easy brake jobs and "tune ups" Essentially they gave Hoovie a big middle finger to not come back and waste their time in their eyes.

  16. Alfred Jenkins
    Alfred Jenkins
    3 місяці tagasi

    What did you do with this car? If you still have it, and don't want it anymore, I'll take it. I have a 2002 C2, and this would be a great daily driver, and I'll give it a lot of love.

  17. n300zx931
    3 місяці tagasi

    This is why I tell people that ask me about my Range Rover not to buy unless they do their own maintenance.

  18. Jay Workman Channel
    Jay Workman Channel
    3 місяці tagasi

    Lol my 80 year old grandfather just spent 3 hours fixing the window regulator in his 996. He got his remanufactured for $300

  19. daniel berri
    daniel berri
    3 місяці tagasi

    If they are charging so much is because someone is paying.

  20. Joe A
    Joe A
    3 місяці tagasi

    It does look like a Beetle. There's no way around that. lol

  21. D S
    D S
    3 місяці tagasi

    These youtube commercials are getting out of hand.

  22. 1Blastarr
    3 місяці tagasi

    I can be kinda lazy so, I'll call a service center, if it's more than i want to pay, I do it myself.. A garage or service center, whatever you want to call them once wanted to charge me $1200 just to replace my coil packs on my 300zx. I bought them for around 330 - 360 and did it myself, in 30 minutes, replaced my PTU, air filters ect, and came nowhere near that price.

  23. 1Blastarr
    3 місяці tagasi

    These are some of the reasons why some employers can't find employees.

  24. Artur Grigio
    Artur Grigio
    3 місяці tagasi

    Is there a mechanic this honest in LA, CA? I need a Porsche mechanic too

  25. Ryan Matznick
    Ryan Matznick
    3 місяці tagasi

    What the hell is deferred maintenance? Call it what it is. It's neglect.

  26. SGT Tom Bailes
    SGT Tom Bailes
    3 місяці tagasi

    That "Air Bag Light" is the couple knuckle ..

  27. Aaron Kirsch
    Aaron Kirsch
    3 місяці tagasi

    this I like,........ Find a Wizard folks,.. because when a place does not want to work on your car,. they won't tell you they will just bend you over like you where back in San Quinten ! oops TMI ??

  28. polvipetteri
    3 місяці tagasi

    Thanks for the great, educational video. I have noticed the same things with the local Porsche dealer. Those parts are quite often ”rare” and not in the warehouse right now and naturally have to be ordered outboard. Which was expensive. The situation suddenly changed when another company started offering Porsche parts and maintenance.

  29. Jens Peter Simonsen
    Jens Peter Simonsen
    3 місяці tagasi

    The automotive industry is a funny business. Nowhere else have I witnessed even the most liberal people turn into a conservative mindset that would make the GOP look like socialists. Someone downstairs wrote that a good mechanic is worth his weight in gold ... which is proven over and over. Some people stick with brands and even specific dealers due to their affiliated auto repair shops and their mechanics. Reputation is paramount in this business ... lose it and you're doomed!

  30. Norbert Paul Vossiek
    Norbert Paul Vossiek
    3 місяці tagasi

    Porsche Zentrum, Germany: A friend's 997 was in for regular inspection to save some kind of a warranty status. 3k bill - once a year. Because he wanted to trade in the car for a newer one he asked for the 50k value they always talked about. Suddenly they claimed faults worth 9k to be repaired before they would consider a trade-in. Until then he was a regular customer.

  31. Simon
    4 місяці tagasi

    Audi wanted around £300 each to replace the 2 front xenon lamps. (£150 for 1 bulb + £150 Labour!). Plus vat it came to around £650/£700! I refused and had it done at a local auto store, £70 each bulb plus £10 labour (it takes 5 mins). So £150 total. These dealer prices are a joke!

  32. Edwin Wise
    Edwin Wise
    4 місяці tagasi

    Having owned a 75 , I drove a few mid 2000s water cooled , they didn’t feel like the same car. Every owner proudly announced he had just done the rear main seal at 20000...... couldn’t run away fast enough

  33. Joe Joe
    Joe Joe
    4 місяці tagasi


  34. Jeffrey Salzman
    Jeffrey Salzman
    4 місяці tagasi

    They don't call them stealerships for nothing :)

  35. John King
    John King
    4 місяці tagasi

    The garage knew this work would not be done by them so they went to no trouble. Cant blame them.

  36. Earl Smithson
    Earl Smithson
    4 місяці tagasi

    New sub Hoovie, enjoyed the way you presented this information.

  37. QwertyServices
    4 місяці tagasi

    maybe they know you're an idiot that isn't going to give them the business? you literally took this car from one tech to your other guy.

  38. space14605
    4 місяці tagasi

    I hope the wizard would NEVER use bosch sparkplugs...really

  39. Gwenyfred 1
    Gwenyfred 1
    4 місяці tagasi

    How the fuck does a MECHANIC charge 190 an HOUR??

  40. Valentyn Frunza
    Valentyn Frunza
    4 місяці tagasi

    That’s why I do not go to the Porsche Dealer!!!!

  41. TheDowner
    4 місяці tagasi

    Here's the skinny: rich people are making all things more expensive, while throwing us crumbs. They see $15 hour minimum wages coming, so they jack up the prices of everything beforehand. Greed has gotten out of hand, and an extreme adjustment is required before we're all pretty much slaves.

  42. Tony Foto
    Tony Foto
    4 місяці tagasi

    Love the Video...well done!

  43. Bruce Barrett
    Bruce Barrett
    4 місяці tagasi

    my mbz dealer will do a free inspection of any car you bring in

  44. Bob Rose
    Bob Rose
    4 місяці tagasi

    Is it me or does this lovely guy sound like kermit the frog.. lol

  45. dbaker
    4 місяці tagasi

    Im probably the only one that notices this but he has very awkward pauses while he talks.

  46. john q public
    john q public
    4 місяці tagasi

    one born every minute lol

  47. Bryce A
    Bryce A
    4 місяці tagasi

    before you buy a Porsche learn how to pronounce Porsche

  48. Barry Rudge
    Barry Rudge
    4 місяці tagasi

    Its all about maximising profits nothing more hence the skipped service sheets.

  49. don2deliver
    4 місяці tagasi

    Air bag diagnosis can be tricky because of the shorting bars on so many of the connectors.

  50. Frans van den Berge
    Frans van den Berge
    4 місяці tagasi

    Very good review.

    1. Frans van den Berge
      Frans van den Berge
      4 місяці tagasi

      I do however think you should present your critique to them.

  51. Gun White
    Gun White
    4 місяці tagasi

    incredible video. Do more of these. Expose the dealers just like econolube.

  52. Barry Timm
    Barry Timm
    4 місяці tagasi

    $10k for a Porsche (after repairs and maintenance)? I'd say you did really well!!!

  53. Wolf Aja
    Wolf Aja
    4 місяці tagasi

    Yeah I’ve heard some bad things about Porsche dealerships.

  54. Stacy Dornan
    Stacy Dornan
    4 місяці tagasi

    Wizard finds stuff cause he a good mechanic and knows what to look for,rookies at the Porsche dealership should go apprentice with him

  55. William Duhamel
    William Duhamel
    4 місяці tagasi

    The Wizard should send the dealership a fruit basket for their patronage.

  56. Herman Rogers
    Herman Rogers
    4 місяці tagasi

    Well for 6000 dollars what do you expect spend the money to get it right

  57. Peter Larsen
    Peter Larsen
    4 місяці tagasi

    So good, thank you!

  58. Handy Kandy
    Handy Kandy
    4 місяці tagasi

    Damn I want a wizard like this guy. Lucky!

  59. Andrew Whitcroft
    Andrew Whitcroft
    4 місяці tagasi

    This is why having a mechanic you know and trust is so important!

  60. Sailingbill1
    4 місяці tagasi

    I only came here to comment. This was my first 911. Bought it used from a dealer in Munich. a month after I bought it the engine, entire engine, had to be replaced. They paid for it and it had a known flaw. 3 years later the gear box had to be replaced. Do I abuse my cars, ah no quite the opposite. Sold it and a few years later bought a new 991.2 Turbo. Night and day different. Lesson here - 996 is by far the worst 911 Porsche has ever produced, which is why they are so cheap. If you are looking for a really good 911 look at the 997's and 991's. Good luck!

  61. Michael M
    Michael M
    4 місяці tagasi

    Could be the dealer figured "$6,000 911? Don't scare the guy off with the full estimate- we'll break it to him slowly as we go..." I avoid my local dealer unless I absolutely have to go, knowing they roll their eyes when I pull in with my 20-year-old Boxster. There isn't another car there within a hundred grand of mine. Would it help if I wore a top hat and a monocle and maybe twirled a cane?

  62. SJ
    5 місяців tagasi

    14:00 "I don't want to bash them too much" just finished bashing them for 10 minutes

  63. constantine Eliadis
    constantine Eliadis
    5 місяців tagasi

    Take your beloved Porsche to a Porsche dealer at your peril. They do sloppy work at $200/hr, don't even check tire pressure. But they give you a capuccino and a shitty car wash. Mine had a squeaky door. They changed the oil and yep, ignored the squeaking door which they must have opened 5 times. While there is no substitute for a 911, there are many for service... They sell tires 50% more expensive than competitors who are already makiing 50%...

  64. Andrei Levin
    Andrei Levin
    5 місяців tagasi

    Be careful with the airbag light. On my Volvo they were struggling to find a reason until one day both lateral airbags exploded together with belt tensioners.

  65. james jurden
    james jurden
    5 місяців tagasi

    That is why they are called stealerships.

  66. Vicente Parrilla
    Vicente Parrilla
    5 місяців tagasi

    I think it's very ridiculous of dumb the way they treat their customers that's why they losing a lot of business

  67. Jasen Wright
    Jasen Wright
    5 місяців tagasi

    All dealers will 'scalp you'! They are trained to do that! Cheating on 'replaced parts'. Cost you a fortune! Avoid BMW dealers like the plague!

  68. Bryan A
    Bryan A
    5 місяців tagasi

    I had a very similar experience with a 996 Turbo S. I was willing to pay for expertise and got a one page form that was clearly designed to sell cabin filters for SUV's. It was ridiculous.

  69. Crazy People Around the World
    Crazy People Around the World
    5 місяців tagasi

    I really want to buy this from you

  70. Amir4Yemen
    5 місяців tagasi

    Well, Porsche Dealer - 10's of executives cost compered to one magician :)

  71. kinglongmoney lugotti
    kinglongmoney lugotti
    5 місяців tagasi

    im finding the wizard likes to get his hands dirty then touch his face a lot wtf

  72. kinglongmoney lugotti
    kinglongmoney lugotti
    5 місяців tagasi

    love the rant fuck them

  73. M Ark
    M Ark
    5 місяців tagasi

    What the dealer found, STARTS at 7:55.

  74. Mike N6IMY
    Mike N6IMY
    5 місяців tagasi

    Hoovie wanted a 1 hour inspection. He got a 1 hour inspection. Then asked the wizard to do a typical prepurchase inspection, and thorough talk about each repair. He trusts the wizard because they have a relationship of give and take. He has zero relationship with the dealer and has no intent to pay for their time other than a 1 hour fee.

    1. Mike N6IMY
      Mike N6IMY
      4 місяці tagasi

      @Michael M yes! Typically dealers offer free or very low cost small inspections spending maybe 15 to 60 minutes. A real pre purchase inspection needs to be at least 2 hours. At 3 or 4 hours the mechanic will have massive data on most all areas.

    2. Michael M
      Michael M
      4 місяці tagasi

      How long would a dealer take for a thorough inspection- to find all the stuff the Wizard found? (I don't think he indicated how long the Wizard took..) I think I paid about $350 for a PPI 4 years ago and it seemed thorough enough.

  75. M T
    M T
    5 місяців tagasi

    fix the IMS bearings while you're at it

    1. Juusto
      5 місяців tagasi

      @M T We just have different opinions on this subject. No need to call eachother names. I didn't google anything.

    2. M T
      M T
      5 місяців tagasi

      @Juusto Oh. guess what there are 3 996's in all of the US for under 15k and they have 150k miles on them.. LOL you're an idiot.

    3. M T
      M T
      5 місяців tagasi

      @Juusto the 996 is worth a lot more than the cost of a new engine. They are going up in value. These channels stating he bought a 996 for $6k USD are very misleading. it could have been a total fluke from a private dealer only auction. Good luck trying to find any 996 in USA for under $15k that isnt just falling apart. I honestly dont think you know much about this car and spent 5 minutes on google.

    4. Juusto
      5 місяців tagasi

      @M T The IMS bearings are around 800 bucks without labour. I would rather just take the 7% risk and drive with it as is. If they happen to fail, scrap it. There's alot more than just a bearing to go wrong in a car.

    5. M T
      M T
      5 місяців tagasi

      @Juusto not sure where you get your numbers. Its every 996. There are over 10% recorded failing. Which is a huge number. considering a new porsche engine will run you $12k-$15k. And for $800 + install you can swap out the bearings and not worry.

  76. Andrew_Owens
    5 місяців tagasi

    I had the same experience with my Jaguar dealership. There are things that only they can do and having dealer only service for the life of a car should make its resale better. But the model for luxury dealerships is exactly that. They don't sell that many cars and their margins aren't high enough, so they make up for it by raping the customers on repairs.

  77. Doxasnob
    5 місяців tagasi

    Love your channel. Simply love it. You are the best overgrown kid I know, and wanna be.

  78. Christopher Robin Garrish
    Christopher Robin Garrish
    5 місяців tagasi

    PORSCHE is German for " If You Have To Ask, Buy A VW "

  79. Christopher Robin Garrish
    Christopher Robin Garrish
    5 місяців tagasi

    Method 2: Bilstein HD upgrade, new brakes, engine rebuild, OEM starter, alternator, battery, tranny flush, tune up.....etc. Just Do It Right.

  80. Christopher Robin Garrish
    Christopher Robin Garrish
    5 місяців tagasi

    What 'they find' is a Gold Amex attached to a lunatic?

  81. Christopher Robin Garrish
    Christopher Robin Garrish
    5 місяців tagasi

    Find a VW mechanic. Much cheaper. Same physics.

  82. Greg S
    Greg S
    5 місяців tagasi

    Hoovie told it as it is and THAT was refreshing. He sounded like the rest of. Thx man. Great expose.

  83. Oliver Aucoc
    Oliver Aucoc
    5 місяців tagasi

    I like the honesty that this car wizard maintains with the customer. The Porsche dealership has very little respect for the customer and even less for the car they’re supposedly all about. Drastic over pricing for simple jobs is nothing shy of theft. The dealership you went to does everything to maintain the idea that dealerships are nothing but crooks. At the car wizard’s shop, there was a list of very important issues found needing serious attention, that the dealership seemed completely oblivious to. And still, the projected bill at the wizard’s shop was about 50% less.. Talk about a true ‘public fail’, for the Porsche dealership. I myself have found a shop that does great work on my older BMW and doesn’t charge the customer as if the whole shop had wild coke and meth habits and other major substance abuse issues.

  84. mack cummy
    mack cummy
    5 місяців tagasi

    $50 for stopleak?

  85. Peter Stitz
    Peter Stitz
    6 місяців tagasi

    We all need a wizard 👍👍

  86. Box of Rocks
    Box of Rocks
    6 місяців tagasi

    There's this. The dealer is getting screwed in numerous other venues by people just as unscrupulous as he is.

  87. W D
    W D
    6 місяців tagasi

    I had a dealer try to charge me 850.00 bucks for a battery for my 2006 Cayman S.

  88. SGT Tom Bailes
    SGT Tom Bailes
    6 місяців tagasi

    I've been driving Porsches for 40 years! I learned early to do my own work. For the big stuff, I found a private Porsche mechanic . Saved TONS of money! And had a great friendship!!

  89. SGT Tom Bailes
    SGT Tom Bailes
    6 місяців tagasi

    I am so blessed that my '99 911 996 Gen1 has NO problems! Don't believe me.? Come drive it.. You decide.. You can stay at my house or I'll put you up at a very nice Hotel.

  90. GermanCarsRule
    6 місяців tagasi

    This was a fascinating and fun video. The dealers use corporately generated price and labor sheets while an independent will tend to charge based on the real time it takes. There is a good argument to be made for buying these cars out of warranty and using an independent “wizard” who can do the work for a reasonable price and you end up with a bargain performance car! The dealers are actually the reason these cars depreciate badly. People know that it can cost a fortune to keep them at spec running well with OEM parts and dealer labor their prices crater as they are risky.

  91. jrsobx
    6 місяців tagasi

    There is more...and stop calling me Shirley.

  92. Shelby Lohrman
    Shelby Lohrman
    6 місяців tagasi

    Need a wizard in my area...

  93. Tro Rt
    Tro Rt
    6 місяців tagasi

    I don’t think there was a single 911 specific issue found sans the airbag module communication. Any car with 175k sold at auction would need this work and more. A proper 996 evaluation must include compression and leak-down along with IMS condition and internal timing chain component inspection. I recognize this could be a $1,000 bill, but why put all of the other repairs into the 996 when it’s Achilles heel hasn’t been inspected at all?

    1. GermanCarsRule
      6 місяців tagasi

      Exactly. I expected the mechanic to say, “175,000 miles? I will make you a likely list before I even look at it.” There was nothing egregious in the list, mostly normal wear and tear which is a pretty good comment on the car.

  94. Abdullah Selim
    Abdullah Selim
    6 місяців tagasi

    The moment The Car Wizard realized how much money he could be making was funny 😂

    1. Eric Hargis
      Eric Hargis
      4 місяці tagasi

      Naw....This is good for business. I bet this guy has more business than he knows what to do with now

  95. everardoalba
    6 місяців tagasi

    Not everyone is prioritizing reliability when shopping for a car. Its a given that one wants a car to be always reliable. But a car guy wants to experience the rush of a performance car, and thats something that even if a car is notoriously known for breakdowns, when the good is going great, its worth the headaches and repairs.

  96. CAYMAN987
    6 місяців tagasi

    I think your 996.1 is a great deal. Please sell it to me, even in the wierd color

  97. mjwally62
    6 місяців tagasi

    The cheapest 996s in Australia work out to be about 35-40K us $ I would like to think they are all in better condition than this one. Still even after Hoovie does all the repair and fixes it wont add up to half of what they cost here! Booo!

  98. Terry Loh
    Terry Loh
    6 місяців tagasi

    Ahh, you see, that's the problem. A lot of us don't have a Wizard. :/

  99. Art Mchugh
    Art Mchugh
    6 місяців tagasi

    Years back we bought a 85 Porsche Carrera from a guy in phoenix, being in Pennsylvania i arranged to have a ppi done at Scottsdale's Porsche dealer . in phoenix it is HOT !! the car had the A/C removed years ago which was fine with me! All the A/C parts came along in boxes !! Now this part is conjecture BUT ! I believe that the tech saw no A/C and put the car in gear drove it in and did what they did . and backed it out .SO when we flew down from Pennsylvania and met his brother who was delivering the car to us , we were very excited! !! UNTIL we got to the first stop sign and 1st gear ground like a bastard !!!!! It was then I realized the tech didn't drive the car AT ALL !!!! I drove around the bad box for 7 years, and ironically, sold the car without having to explain the gearbox problem BECAUSE! !! We sold it back to the previous owner !!!! For more than we paid for it !!!😄😄😄😄🇺🇸🇩🇪😎🍺🍺🍺🍺 here is the car if you are interested! !!!

  100. Howard Silvers
    Howard Silvers
    6 місяців tagasi

    I guess this dealer was not willing to pay you for positive comments so you decided to trash them? So sad.