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Old 06-23-2019, 06:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Shouty features a Gen1 Insight

From time to time people submit videos to Shouty that he shows on his channel. An Insight owner in California showed off his car:

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Old 06-23-2019, 07:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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He has a pretty good, clean, and fit example.

His description of the auto stop-start sounds a little strange. Does the car really shut off if you put it in neutral while rolling down the highway? I thought these two lines were pretty funny, and I could hear some of the speed freaks howling with laughter:
" give it some beans"
" I don't even think of Corvette can do that"
lol
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Old 06-23-2019, 09:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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"If Engineers save the world, bet they'll be Japanese."
["Or German." "The Japanese and Germans already tried to save the world once."]

"I've got a 2001 with the batteries taken out. It's like 70 pounds less. Still get 45 mpg."
It is rated 48/60.

"Steering wheel and Dash layout straight out of a honda s2000."

"There should be an `MPG Club' where everything is about getting the most MPG."

Give this man an upvote!
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You post about him regularly...What is it you like about this "Shouty"?
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Old 06-24-2019, 10:10 AM   #5 (permalink)
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"There should be an `MPG Club' where everything is about getting the most MPG."
There is a club! I have the 70mpg hat :-)
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Old 06-24-2019, 10:34 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Someone mentioned Ecomodder, but I doubt it has enough upvotes for many people to see.
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You post about him regularly...What is it you like about this "Shouty"?
Scotty is definitely a "character", but there is a lot of good information in his videos, even if there is a lot of talk about Toyotas being king, and Jatco transmissions being junk lol.
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Scotty is definitely a "character", but there is a lot of good information in his videos, even if there is a lot of talk about Toyotas being king, and Jatco transmissions being junk lol.
To be fair, Toyota has held #1 rating in reliability by pretty much any metric for years, if not decades.

never heard of Jatco to be honest, but I'm not a transmission guy. As long as there's three pedals I'm happy.
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Honestly, I was just happy that the Insight was receiving attention. I would have clicked on a Tai López video were he talking about the Insight.

Toyotas are good cars and Shouty says nicer things about Hondas than any brand besides Toyota, but they do come a distant second.

He gives some good advice, some bad advice, and acts a little crazy.

He has several videos promoting stop leak. I prefer Eric the Car Guy's video dissecting a system ruined by stop leak, but Eric doesn't rant about things. He is all rational and factual.

Shouty has a video showing how to properly jack up a car, except he puts one jack stand under the front jack point and not the pinch welds, axles, or, you know, somewhere stable on each side.

Shouty has a three-minute video demonstrating how to flush your heater core. Eric has a nine-minute video. Brian's Mobile has a fifteen-minute video. I feel that Eric and Brian give good information that Shouty does not, but Eric successfully showed us how to spray antifreeze on your face. Brian told us to attach a new hose to the heating system and put your mouth on it.

"Don't inhale."

I will give Shouty the win here, he may have skipped details (I watched it twice and he did not say to back-flush it like the other guys), but his method looks safer.

Here is a three-minute video on how to replace the timing belt:

That seems inadequate somehow. I would hate for someone to watch a video like that, think "That's easy! I got this!" and suddenly find themself completely over their head.

Fans of notoriously unreliable cars invariably use different metrics for measuring reliability.

I always find it entertaining when Dodge and Chevrolet fans criticize Ford for reliability. It seems that Ford consistently ranks higher, but then again, Detroit fans often call Japanese cars "Pieces of trash."
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Pictures please! And instructions on how to get one!

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