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Funny Chinese Knockoff Cars that are Better Than the Real Thing


rev up your engines, today I’m gonna talk
about Chinese knockoff cars and are they coming to a store near you anytime soon
now understand Chinese knockoff cars that are visual copies of famous cars like
Jeeps you have to understand a little bit
about the Asian copying scenario overall now the first big copiers in Asia were
actually the Japanese and they aren’t like these modern Chinese knockoffs they
didn’t make things that look like the other vehicles they made things that
were the other vehicles as an example in the 1960s I was into motorcycles went to
a motorcycle shop a 650 BSA British motorcycle right and it had won the best
motorcycle in the show but the guy that brought it had a wicked sense of humor
it was actually a 650 Kawasaki which Kawasaki had made so exact to the 650
BSA not a one-day Award for Best British motorcycle in a show even though it was
a Japanese motorcycle not sports everything we’re exactly the same
interchangeable and fit it was such a good copy that it fooled the judges who
thought it was a British motorcycle but you might say wow they’re copying
British Motor sucks maybe not such a wise move well they weren’t far beyond
it with their own engineers this was just to get them off the ground floor so
they could start selling motorcycles now we go to modern-day Chinese knockoff
cars they’re made to look like the original cars that they’re making a
knockoff of but they definitely are not copies for example in the past the
Chinese company called Geely they made the Geely GE which looks quite
a bit like a Rolls Royce the ge went for 30,000 pounds so while that was only
thirty thousand pounds the Rolls Royce that was copying that was a two hundred
and fifty thousand pound car and you really couldn’t compare the two when it
comes to how they run and driving their speed but that isn’t really the point
the Chinese we’re making something that looked the same
not the drove the same and cost so much less that they can sell them that look
looks like a Rolls Royce but it’s so much cheaper and you might
wonder how can they get away with doing this well there really are no international
laws on how things look, that’s a real thin line
there to prove what some artistic idea came from hence the Chinese make a bunch
of these knockoff vehicles and sell them now they don’t sell them in the United
States yet they don’t sell them in Canada yeah the talk about moving in the
Canada go but they do sell some of them down the road here in Mexico a company
called byk Chinese company make something call the BJ40 it is an
obvious ripoff of the Jeep Wrangler but strangely enough last time I checked the
prices you could buy two Jeep Wrangler in Mexico for only about a thousand
dollars more than this Chinese knockoff now the Mexican market yes smart small
in the American market and I doubt that they would ever bring that fake Jeep
into the United States I’m sure that Chrysler Fiat would sue the heck out of
them if they sold them here, the Chinese actually make an insane luxury vehicle
that their premier and all the bigwigs drive around it’s called the hongqi l5
and they cost seven hundred sixty thousand dollars so they’re much more
than the Rolls Royce it’s a very limited production run the Chinese are now having
more pride and some of their stuff so they’re making their own ultra luxury
vehicle that costs a lot more than a Rolls Royce but going back to the
cheaper knockoffs the Chinese made a thing called the land wind there was a
direct copycat of the Range Rover but while there ain’t Rover started at
40,000 pounds his Chinese knockoff was 14,000 pounds they never sold in the
United States they stole of an angler cheaper price of the Chinese knockoff
and you can tell by looking enemy look pretty much the same they’re nowhere
near as fast it is the cars that cost so much more money but they look the same
the British sued them and won in court and then Chinese had to take that off
the market not selling anymore but ironically enough here the Chinese is
just taken over and bottom Tata the Indian company bought Jaguar and Land
Rover but now they got a venture with the charity motors in China which is
50/50 they own half of the Land Rover and the top tile owns half of the Land
Rover so the Chinese just I guess they got even by buying half of the company
now the next copycat vehicle is the lifan 330 is a direct copycat of the mini
very expensive parts and they’re getting higher in cost originally they’re
relatively cheaper not getting pretty expensive so the Chinese have a little
knockoff they started copying the minis in 2008 and then when the minis
facelifted in 2013 so did the Chinese they facelifted there 330 to make it
look even more like the new mini but so far they only sell them in countries that
have lack enforcement like Peru and Russia got it they’ll ever sell those
things in the United States now the next copycat is the BYD
company in China they make the BYD i7 which is a direct copy of a Lexus RX but
at least it’s not a copy of the new one it’s a copy of the 2008 version Chinese
copycat has a turbocharged four-cylinder engine they look like them the insides
no engines transmissions all that stuff’s completely different but they
look the same now there’s so many car manufacturers in China now it’s not a
surprise that some of them have just copied other people’s designs as far as
I can see the Chinese are designing their own stuff they’re gonna sell to
the public I’ll probably start selling the United States at some point in time
market forces here and they’re not really copying anybody there because
they’re gonna sell internationally they’re gonna realize that they can’t do
that are they gonna get in trouble with lawyers I mean take their venture with
Tesla they’re gonna have the model threes rolling out from China I
guarantee they’re gonna be selling those things in the United States some point
in time so the days of these copycat cars I’m thinking that pretty numbered I
mean really why would the Chinese and I’ll be making copycat Range Rovers when
they’re making the real thing in China now I mean if you go back far off in
time when I was young I already talked about Japanese stuff no one’s to buy
that Jap junk that’s out there it’s just garbage well the Japanese just kept
making a better and better and better and now look people look at Lexus
as a real quality vehicle I can certainly see the same thing happening
in China over time they got new automated factory state-of-the-art they
can build fancier things than other countries because they don’t have a
bunch of old worn-out factories they can build them from scratch and they won’t
have to tarnish their image by making copycats of certain cars because they
know well those are popular will make something that looks just like it will
sell them because really the copy can’t stuff that’s kind of a drop in the
bucket really I read one company they’re hoping to sell 10,000 a year of these
copycat ones in Mexico you know a very small number of cars because really if I
get big enough people would start suing them it’s just obvious you’re not gonna
sue the small guy he’s not even bothering you but when he gets bigger
huh then they’ll get him for all kinds of patent copyrights they’re gonna be
making a Jaguar SUVs in China the Range Rovers are gonna be made in China they’d
be cutting their own throats willy-nilly copying everybody else out there when
they’re making the real thing themselves sure there’s always that tempting bit
the copy somebody I got a customer that’s got a fake Gucci bag is made in
China and she showed me she put it next to her friends that was a real one and
you couldn’t tell the difference the stitching was exactly the same but it’s
got to get to a point where the Chinese are gonna be a high enough level
themselves that they don’t wanna be copying other people’s stuff because
they’ll make their own and they’ll stand on their own so as far as I’m concerned
these copycat stuff that’s just a stopgap for some companies to try to
make some money quick you can put sheet metal on anything you make anything look
like something else if you really want to take my 94 Celica it’s really a
Toyota Corolla it’s got the same engine the same transmission the same brakes
the only thing is it’s not a snazzy or looking body so people like them it’s
not really a sports car it’s a Toyota Corolla can run forever but it’s not a
sports car and really if you look at designs the way in the garden cars
anyways they all pretty much look the same the other day I saw a Mercedes that
look like my wife’s matrix that look like a Ford Escape that I mean they’re
all looking almost exactly the same these days with aerodynamic forces and
making them smaller with cylinder engines they really don’t look
all that different anymore but at least now you know a little more about the
history of these Chinese knockoffs and although I’ve never personally driven
one because they didn’t bring them in the United States they were certainly afraid
of being sued they’re people I know down in Mexico they say hey they’re ok cars
you know cost less we’re happy with them I find it quite humorous I can’t wait to
see what the future comes on it 2 English companies mg and Jaguar
they’re both being made in China now by Chinese companies and the MG they gave
up with a sports car idea and they’re making little SUVs
well Jaguars making little SUVs too in China just like mg is making them in
China the mg’s are gonna be like $18,000 a lot of Jags are starting it like
$35,000 so if they’re both made China and they both have English names on them
I can’t wait to see if one or the other or any of them are successful in the
actual market, so if you never want to miss another one of my new car repair
videos, remember to ring that Bell

100 thoughts on “Funny Chinese Knockoff Cars that are Better Than the Real Thing

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  2. China man goes to the eye doctor.
    Eye doctor says "Looks like you have a cataract."
    Chinese man says "no I dont, I drive a Rincoln" 😅

  3. OMG…George Jefferson, Mr. Bentley and Tom Willis are turning over in their graves… a Hongqi Chinese car? 😅😅😅

  4. The Chinese have cloned Scotty's YouTube channel. The doods name is Wang and drives a 1994 Fiat with 249k miles, his wife drives a 2003 Renault that he stole for $3000 yen. He's been fixing cars for 51 years.

  5. The guys fromThe adv china channel have experience driving cars and motorcycles in China,those cars just disintegrate in a wreck.

  6. Geely offered FIAT $22 Billion for Chrysler a year ago, no deal. Surprised Scotty didn't mention the Chinese Humvee now being made by 3 different companies Dongfeng, Shenyang Aircraft Corporation & Xiaolong.

  7. Good video but please consider converting british pounds to dollars so viewers know the real amount that you are talking about.

  8. Cars all look the same now. That's why I have a 1991 Mercedes Benz 500 SE (W140), the last of the Mercedes to look like a Mercedes and have the durability of a Mercedes. And no, it's not an endless money pit (that's the ones that came after 1998).

  9. Is it okay to copy the older Lexus designs before they got so ugly that people balked? Chinese are wise to avoid some models. I mean Toyota must be using a Japanese toy robot design team for the cars. Btw I have all used Toyotas for a variety of reasons that Scotty talks about.

  10. Most people have no idea they are Chinese, all they want its the brand.
    I wont mind buying a copycat, as long as it works well

  11. Yes I started laughing at Lifan same many of you then I got involved with a Lifan bike , Ive had a lifetime of the big 4 Jap bikes but to my surprise Lifan engines were quiet smooth and strong , I started to think they were as good as the Honda they were copied from , now many years later I will go as far as saying they are better , having worked on dozens of pit bike and quad bikes fitted with Lifan and Honda engines its the Honda's that give more problems , Honda main shaft where the sprocket bolts on there always well worn out on a high mileage engine but never seen a problem on the Lifan , Honda mild steel fixings – Lifan stainless steel fixings , I have no experience of Lifan cars like this one but if they are made as good as the Lifan bike engines then look out world because once the people get past the standard answer of that's just a load of crap and actually take a look at it then they and others like Ryuka and others from the Zongshen company will take over as even the strongest opposition to it are driven by price .

  12. An English car made in China may mot be an English car, but it won't have the drop dead stupid electronics the English put in their cars back years ago! Bet they are better cars overall compared to the last years that MG actually put out a car to boot!

  13. Scotty: I don't need money, I'm rich now and just want to help all of you.
    Also Scotty: Hey, I should put commercials in the middle of my videos now to get more money! 🤑

  14. Hi Scotty,
    When it comes to Lexus, you are right on the money.
    I own a 2015 Lexus LS460 AWD.
    Boy, what a beautiful car with sweet ride. It is like riding on the cloud.
    My Lexus LS460 still drives like new and purr's like a kitten.

  15. Like I said before: ALL VEHICLES SUCK. I'm old fashion and enjoy the early models. Besides, my willingness to let go of a certain amount of money for a vehicle stagnated in the 1980's. In other words, I have no vehicle on the road … they sit there rotting because there well over 20 years old and need fixing and new vehicle are over priced junk. I'm over fixing vehicles and struggling finding parts etc. I will never buy a new vehicle ever. I haven't to date and now that these new vehicles are junk its easier not to buy new. Enjoy the videos.

  16. Knock offs according to who ? Every auto manufacturer has a similar spin on the design, there is no priority patent design right. American propaganda at its finest along with junky autos.

  17. I heard a lot about Chinese chain saws that were knock offs of American made saws like Husky. I bought one, and I actually like it better than my Husky. It probably won't last as long, but it only cost me less than half as much. I now have a Korean car after driving nothing but Hondas and Toyotas for almost 40 years. Again I do not expect it to do what my Toyotas or even my Honda Civic did, but for a used car the cost differential is significant. I expect it to do about like GM junk which is what my wife drives. We stay on good terms with our mechanic of course. Toyotas are reliable, and some I have owned were amazing. My 89 4WD pickup was not one of them. Starter failed at 100K, clutch at 150K, never got over 20 mpg and the little 4 holer wouldn't pull a sick boy off a chamber pot. The brakes failed in the mountains, scared my wife so bad she would not ride in it anymore, so it went to a new home.

  18. It's just a matter of time. They have engineers studying design and mechanics in every major university in the US and EU. They have industrialized their factories. Their workers are not unionized and will work to death. They'll reverse engineer things. They've done it for electronics. But guess what the US did the same thing at some point. Americans reverse engineered competition and "improved on it."

  19. As a Chinese motor fan, I have to say that most of the Chinese people HATE the Chinese copy-cat cars. These horrible cars exist because some people want a Range Rover without paying the premium price (abs. hypocrite). Nowadays, the police cracks down drivers who modify the copy-cat cars into what these cars copied. These cars are worse than junk, period. These copy-cat manufacturers are either on the edge of bankruptcy or being bought by other electric car manufacturers. So when the Chinese cars hit the US market, you are not gonna see these cars.

  20. If Chinese brands come over here, how much more marketshare could the US automakers afford to lose before they get squeezed out of the business?

  21. More expensive than does not equal better than.
    I fear Scotty doesn't understand the Chinese culture/mentality when it comes to product quality

  22. Scotty doesn't know about china cars. I have a friend in China and they don't want them. If they are poor they buy the china made car. If they have money they buy Lexus or jeep is there favorites.

  23. I have a Chinese Clone 210cc Pressure Washer Engine – Works AMAZING Ball Bearing Crank : Better than Briggs and Stratton

  24. You get what you pay for, just do a youtube search for the Landwind crash test by ADAC of Germany if you wanna know how well these Chinese knockoffs work lol…..hint, do not buy one if you wanna survive a 40 mph crash, it's a fatal.

  25. So if a "Land Wind" driver totals their vehicle and claims to have no more money, could they claim they "broke wind?"

  26. Scotty who is making the 1970's Toyota Land Cruisers I see in Costa Rica? I want one real bad. They have everything except the rust.

  27. if they made knock off land rovers and then bought land rover, they could rebadge the knockoffs as actual land rovers and sell them as a cheap introductory model to get more people to drive Land Rovers

  28. In the UK MG is selling the cheapest Electric car on the market currently, the MG ZS EV.

    It's a small electric SUV for around £21,000 after subsidy, I hear they can't make enough of these and they sell each one they make. Signs of things to come.

  29. The Chinese Automotive copy engines has been in Oval Kart Racing since 2008 woth the "Clone", a knockoff of a gx200 Honda engine, and the "Predator", a 212cc knockoff of a Honda 212cc engine.

  30. The guy where I bought old police cars from had a dune buggy he said had a 3-cyl Geo engine. Turn out to be a Chery Engine instead.

  31. There's one major difference between the Japanese and the Chinese that the latter will struggle to overcome. When you hear "Made in Japan", you think of premium quality that is family heirloom tier. When you hear "Made in China", you think of plastic junk that likely has lead in the paint or will catch fire and explode. While Honda and Toyota are known for quality, it still took them decades to get to their status now, even with legendary Japanese work ethic. The Chinese tend to cut corners wherever they can, resulting in consistently constant reports of serious product failures. Two opposite spectrums of culture.

  32. I live in China and have to say they are may of copies driving around. But who is responsible for that !? GM/Ford/VW . Without these comanies and joint ventures the Chinese still will be on their bicycles. Technology transfer. There is a huge car company called SIAC . They have joint venture with GM and VW at the same time so they build GM and VW Cars but also Cars called for example ROWE which are a nice mix between GM/VW 😂😂😂 nobody to blame here the Western World shot them self into the leg with the greed for more profit for the shareholders.

  33. Culturally, the Chinese don't value high quality like the Japanese and Koreans. I don't think they will be able to make quality cars any time soon. Plus, they're Communists.

  34. Thats what these manufacturers get,think they are saving by making Chinese Slaves…but Chinese get hold of their designs copy and manufacture their products and end up in competition for their own design! GO FIGURE!!!🤔

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