Here's Why My Cheap Audi R8 was TOTALED! Major Factory Flaw Made my R8 Salvage!

  • Published on Nov 4, 2018
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Comments • 5 278

  • K P
    K P 4 days ago

    I forget who it was had the same issue with his audi r8. You’ll need the remove the shock and pull it back but you cam have it welded up.

  • JohnnyWishbone85
    JohnnyWishbone85 21 day ago +2

    Yet another reason never to own an out-of-warranty Audi. Don’t get me wrong, they’re magnificent when there’s not something going wrong with them, but unfortunately, there’s usually something going wrong.
    That spring tower is a complete joke. All of the force from the main springs goes right to that groin. Whoever designed that unibody is a complete asshole. There’s a REASON that most other cars have dedicated structures built into the unibody to support the suspension mainspring, and THAT right there is why.

  • Philip Morgan
    Philip Morgan 23 days ago

    POS Audi

  • Sammy Plug
    Sammy Plug 24 days ago

  • James Latimer
    James Latimer Month ago

    Reinforce the whole bulkhead if you go and look at some Saab 900 they had the same problems bulkhead

  • jams flint
    jams flint Month ago

    you have a beast there:) is it a quattro? i would get a replacement frame and not weld it for some structural reason i forget, something to do with the structural integrity if i remember my youth right? but i look forward to an update video. thany you for sharing.

  • Hey Its Mufasa
    Hey Its Mufasa Month ago

    Hoes mad

  • What Why
    What Why Month ago

    Super cool and nice and good service they are always nice

  • Ronan Smith
    Ronan Smith Month ago

    thats a terrible crack bro!

  • David Delavega
    David Delavega Month ago

    I have lost confidence in German engineering.

  • B-Skribblez
    B-Skribblez Month ago

    crack is wack

  • Benjamin Perez
    Benjamin Perez 2 months ago

    How much did YOU pay?

  • Jack O Neal
    Jack O Neal 2 months ago

    All these german luxury cars are basically overpriced POS ,, buy a Lexus/Acura and you will be happy for long time.

  • Dan Hard
    Dan Hard 2 months ago

    did he say how much he bought it for?

  • Eric Velez
    Eric Velez 2 months ago

    I see 2

  • Eric Velez
    Eric Velez 2 months ago

    What did you pay?

  • tiada nama
    tiada nama 2 months ago

    Samcrac founds a crack

  • Allenwrench
    Allenwrench 2 months ago

    Unbelievably bad press for Audi. Audi should have taken possession of this car and destroyed it to avoid such bad publicity.

  • Genesis retail
    Genesis retail 2 months ago

    I think you missing the point of having a luxury or super car
    You need to make more money and buy a brand new one
    You thinking too small
    It’s like buying a shitty Rolex
    Make money buy new and enjoy the luxury

  • FelixKarlsson91
    FelixKarlsson91 2 months ago

    VAG Stands for "Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft", get your facts right!

  • Jody Danner
    Jody Danner 2 months ago

    How did you buy off of and you don’t have a business

  • Big Shasta
    Big Shasta 2 months ago

    Every time there are several minutes of you doing an ad in the middle of your content, I thumbs down.

    • Kyron Newbury
      Kyron Newbury 2 months ago

      ya. everytime someone pays their bills and provides for themselves and their family i also don't like it. what a sellout jerk

  • andreforsto
    andreforsto 2 months ago

    Dude that battery says VAO..

  • ChickenLips
    ChickenLips 2 months ago +2

    I would just give up and send the car to me. I'm just looking out for you.

  • Wrangler Dog
    Wrangler Dog 2 months ago

    Why would u want a can that the frame is known to break

  • wakcedout
    wakcedout 2 months ago +6

    Well that’s a bad play on Audi considering the cost of this car and that they didn’t bother to do a recall and repair these at their cost.

  • 2000TheMarkus
    2000TheMarkus 2 months ago

    AG is not Audi Group. It means Aktien Geselschaft... shares society.... peace

    AWUNMATERIAL 2 months ago


  • Ryan Bertoldi
    Ryan Bertoldi 2 months ago +1

    This cracked car made Sam Crac legit.

  • Maine
    Maine 2 months ago

    Since you didn't take the engine apart completely, how do you know there isn't more damage in other parts?

  • Sergio Zarate
    Sergio Zarate 2 months ago

    Put some flex seal on it

  • Russell McAfee
    Russell McAfee 2 months ago

    JB Weld and a little spit and it'll be brand new right

    MI_MONEY 2 months ago

    Copart dont let just anybody buy from them you have to have a business and pay annual memership fees

  • mikeloria
    mikeloria 2 months ago

    given that the insurance companies know of this flaw i imagine its cost insane amount to to insure?

    • mikeloria
      mikeloria 2 months ago

      nevermind duh idt you can get collision insurance on a totaled cars... idk.

  • ChiefsFan84
    ChiefsFan84 2 months ago +1

    Why would you want one of those if they're known for frame cracking?

  • Dzoni Bravo
    Dzoni Bravo 2 months ago

    Famous German quality.

  • Gerald McCoy
    Gerald McCoy 2 months ago +1

    Stay below 45 because that is a death trap ready to fly apart bro

  • Silverhand290
    Silverhand290 2 months ago

    I just learned a new word "frunk" You Americans are weird but I expect you think we are too. AND that is a sh*t load of work to change a battery.

  • yeshuadancer
    yeshuadancer 2 months ago

    Now to mKE video on how to change the battery. It looked like a long process. No wonder dealerships charge an arm and a leg.

  • TexChopper01
    TexChopper01 2 months ago

    Say "no" to crack

  • Michael Mackaman
    Michael Mackaman 3 months ago

    It looks like the upper shock mount has rotated up leading to both cracks opening. Since I have a MIG and a TIG, I would be on that like a hobo on a ham sandwich!

  • beardenfamcrazytrain
    beardenfamcrazytrain 3 months ago

    Total weld time for that is like 20 minutes

  • Coal City Garage
    Coal City Garage 3 months ago

    I can't even believe the amount of negative comments about this repair. Its not like he's going to try and repair it and stick somebody with it...It has a salvage title and always will. It was totaled for liability reasons. I've seen many, many repairs be better, stronger, and more reliable than any stuff some overpaid engineer drew up on a computer model. Weld that shit(correctly) add gussets for strength(as has been stated by others) and drive the balls off of it.

  • A Si
    A Si 3 months ago

    Super glue never goes a miss☺️

  • Rune Lien
    Rune Lien 3 months ago

    Just a pet peeve of mine and minor correction, and maybe even a fun-fact for some: VAG = Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft (Something like Volkswagen Incorporated, or Volkswagen joint-stock company directly translated) Cool video!

  • Austin Coffman
    Austin Coffman 3 months ago

    Literally why u don’t spend 40k on a totaled car

  • Zane Turner
    Zane Turner 3 months ago

    Looks like a design flaw that the manufacturer should have to take responsibility for. On another note I don't know why people have to play music during these videos, if I wanted music I would turn on the radio.

  • piffdaddy420
    piffdaddy420 3 months ago

    JB Weld it!!! lol jk

  • Jeff F
    Jeff F 3 months ago

    Can I buy the motor? I’m serious

  • Iain Wilks
    Iain Wilks 3 months ago +1

    Outrageous audi quality control. Should be covered by manufacturer. BMW had a similar problem with the old 3 series. Open ended repair policy.

  • Bill salvadore
    Bill salvadore 3 months ago +2

    Really cool man. Just subbed. Like your videos

  • Ed P
    Ed P 4 months ago


  • Danny Darko
    Danny Darko 4 months ago

    Whack some body filler in it and spray it over will ally paint, I’m sure it will be fine!

  • James Walker
    James Walker 4 months ago


  • M. A.
    M. A. 4 months ago +2

    Just put a some amount of Flex Seal/Flex Tape.

  • mchristofas
    mchristofas 4 months ago

    Really simple battery install! Only had to take the wipers off and half the frunk.

  • Motocrash Factory
    Motocrash Factory 4 months ago

    Just tig an aluminum plate to it why bother ordering their brace when you could build it for less

  • Aminah Batiste
    Aminah Batiste 4 months ago +1

    😂😂😂 smh

  • Allan Radman, D.C.
    Allan Radman, D.C. 4 months ago

    Thought there might be an R8 class action lawsuit so I googled it. Turns out there are a lot of Audi recalls/lawsuits etc for so many Audi models! Yikes! I don't think I'd ever buy an Audi, even at salvage.

  • Ivan Hernandez
    Ivan Hernandez 4 months ago

    let me know what you think about that crack!

  • Gregory Wheeler
    Gregory Wheeler 4 months ago +1

    Yeah and its a worthless piece of shit now

    MO3MINI 4 months ago

    Your surprised to find a crack on a totalled R8... mate I wouldn’t let you set the time on my watch let alone work on that!

  • Ty theknot
    Ty theknot 4 months ago

    Just sell the car to me

  • Paul Rogers
    Paul Rogers 4 months ago

    9:00 you're welcome

  • Earth Resident
    Earth Resident 4 months ago

    ashkenazis always know how to make money ...

  • Liebel Schlesinger
    Liebel Schlesinger 4 months ago +16

    Sam, this is the first time I've come across your channel and I really enjoyed the video. However, VAG stands for Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, and nothing to do with Audi... :-P

    • FelixKarlsson91
      FelixKarlsson91 2 months ago +1

      So sick and tired of people that don't fact-check information and just guess... people should know what VAG stands for ;)

  • Garry Gemmell
    Garry Gemmell 4 months ago

    Is this for real - even if you got it repaired it would never pass an MOT in the UK!
    You spent $45000 on that man you must be completely mad!
    Or more likely this is just another dummy video but well done you got 39k views and you did give some interesting information about why you should never buy an Audi lol!
    Only car worse than an Audio is Mercedes just ask Scotty Kilmer!

  • Jensen Interceptor
    Jensen Interceptor 4 months ago

    It's a Samcrack!!

  • Insight Eins
    Insight Eins 4 months ago

    I would disassemble the car and sell the parts. (and newer ever think about an R8)
    Let your "dream cars" into your dreams but don`t let them destroy your reality.

  • Michael Kimrey
    Michael Kimrey 4 months ago

    "I'm surprised to find under carriage damage under the undercarriage after buying a car listed with undercarriage damage ".... What?

  • reSpect MAn420
    reSpect MAn420 4 months ago

    i say fuck that crack..thats what i think

  • Cloverleaf Q2
    Cloverleaf Q2 4 months ago

    Great German engineering hahaha, but Germans are great on hiding and keeping their mouth shut when they fail..aka VW scandal, not official statement unless it comes on the news!!!

  • mark miller
    mark miller 4 months ago

    Ohh my, Audi aluminum structural shop owner. You cannot buy the structural parts unless you are an Audi structural shop. You can not pull this vehicle, it is glued and riveted together. Pulling anywhere on car will damage it in other areas. No Audi dealer or certified shop will sell you the parts, they will lose their 500,000 dollar certification investment.

    PHOENIX X 4 months ago

    Don't do anything half ass .... that's all I can tell you ....Stu Per said it correctly.....

  • plywoodd
    plywoodd 4 months ago

    So do you have another video after this one?

  • Mercenary J
    Mercenary J 4 months ago

    Saw the first video and this ride. Each to their own. But what a P.O.S. I'll stick with my oldskool ironhorses, my 58" Chev Bellair sport coupe and my daily driver I have a custom Chev Nova SS. Both cars I won at auctions years ago. And both cars didn't cost me as much as this p.o.s plastic audio computerized garbage. Look at new cars today lolol Just to get to the gotdamn battery on this p.o.s would make me want to throw this ride in a metal shredder. You got ripped off winning this piece of junk at a auction and its going to cost you as much to repair it like the new price tag on this car lol. But, hey if your rich, do what you want. But I wouldn't advise going this route, especially if your working at minimum wage job and such lol. Heck, I could not imagine what insurance cost, regular maintenance, tires, I bet if you brought it to the garage for a normal oil change, the mechanics there will say, hey is a Audi R8, it requires special platinum oil, so that alone will cost you over $150 to change the oil and filter lolol etc. etc. Shit, just strip the ride down and sell it all for parts. You'd triple your profit and not have a headache. At over $40,000 for a p.o.s that don't run with computer issues, hatch issues, this n that lol You could've used your money on plenty of more exotic rides that actually do run with a warranty too lol. I witnessed at auction a man winning a Shelby for $52,000, which are way more rare, more collectible and again it was in beautiful mint running condition. Plus, American Iron always sounds better too, without all that gotdamn computer nonsense. And once you win a oldskool ride like that, its literally over %70 cheaper to maintain it, you can work on it yourself easily and insurance also is %90 cheaper then this p.o.s audio r8 junk. Even if I were rich, I wouldn't waste my cash on a ride that costs over $100,000 on mass produced plastic, computer, garbage. Support your local car-bike builders, buy American! Again, each to their own. But personally, what waste!

  • Max Lay
    Max Lay 4 months ago

    Gee audii made it hard for repairs, even.changing the dam battery

  • erink scotenn
    erink scotenn 4 months ago

    dude i hope u still got this car and didnt sell it

  • doingstuff76
    doingstuff76 4 months ago

    Only dumbasses like him make a $40,000 mistake

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  • The Good and Bad
    The Good and Bad 4 months ago

    The only thing don’t gave wet was the key 😍

  • andrew gillis
    andrew gillis 4 months ago

    Sam driving that car surely did not help bringing that space back together

  • Juan Ferrai
    Juan Ferrai 4 months ago

    Sounds like a lot of trouble for over priced german shite

  • Marcel Wengerter
    Marcel Wengerter 4 months ago

    Remove damper manipulate metal back to where it belongs take measurements then verify those measurements if necessary continue to manipulate the metal until measurements are within specifications the verify specifically what type of metal you are working with and have it welded along with the reinforcement pieces that you spoke of then reassemble and enjoy your new R8.

  • Jeremy Dempsey
    Jeremy Dempsey 4 months ago

    move the wires clean the weld tack the crack then weld the crap

  • Tyler Chrise
    Tyler Chrise 4 months ago

    take out the damper and hit it with a hammer. its just that 1 corner out of sorts

  • Michael
    Michael 4 months ago

    A little bit of jb weld will fix that right up!

  • Suzannah Teat
    Suzannah Teat 4 months ago

    These cars are garbage overpriced tin cans. These are so easy to destroy and so expensive to fix.

  • vx.calibre
    vx.calibre 4 months ago +1

    so, after repair costs and say maybe a years further depreciation, you could have bought a straight car

  • luigi marroquin
    luigi marroquin 4 months ago

    well in my expectation, what you can do aline it well and take a photo and have a company cut a piece on a CNC 3D printer then you can bolt it to the well aline structure. and you will get 100% and never worry if it's going to crack again.

  • lobstergravy1
    lobstergravy1 4 months ago

    Never buy a German car out of warranty.

  • Bernard Hodgson
    Bernard Hodgson 4 months ago

    Looks like it was made in a shed

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    BadTrip 4 months ago

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  • Shadow Fall
    Shadow Fall 4 months ago

    It’s funny you know in all the angry comments this guy gets about him lying blatantly about the r8 not really being a “SaLvAgE” and despite the brunt of his content since finding this “salvage” car has been almost SOLELY about it. He never addresses it.
    Well, I’m not one of those people that can get by and live with themselves with shoddy morals and lying and cheating people for attention but it sure is impressive to watch those that can!

  • Ian Curtis
    Ian Curtis 4 months ago

    Epic fail

    TECHNICIAN ONE 4 months ago +16

    call me a cynic but I think this whole project has been staged, because there are too many things that don't seem sensible. why would you drive the car before getting the car up in the air and investigating or looking at the under carriage? why did he not tell us how much he paid? why buy a new battery before investigating the under carriage? why is there so much editing. where is the final installment? my guess is that he is hoping that the 2.6 million views will pay for a new R8 so he can bin this one.

    • Chris James
      Chris James 4 months ago +2

      +TECHNICIAN ONE He did come out and say really. He said new they're $80k, and he said he bid a little less than half that, so ~$37k probs.

      TECHNICIAN ONE 4 months ago

      +Ames EmanuelI eventually saw that price too but the fact that he did not come out and say what it costed gave me the impression he was being manipulative with regards to viewers making a judgement about weather the project was a success or not

    • Ames Emanuel
      Ames Emanuel 4 months ago +1

      TECHNICIAN ONE the price is on the driver side window pretty sure in white paint just a guess

  • Dave Jones
    Dave Jones 4 months ago


  • Paul Logvek
    Paul Logvek 4 months ago

    You can try epoxy with fibreglass, it'll become like rock