These 10 NEW cars were WORSE than their predecessors!


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As cars switch from one generation to the next, you can expect them to undergo a number of changes. From design refreshes (both inside and out), along with likely engine & performance updates, any new generation will certainly see a transformation compared to older models.
The problem is, these changes aren’t always for the better! And in some cases, the latest generation of cars can actually RUIN the great reputation the predecessor had built!
With that in mind, we’ve done our research and found the ten cars which shattered the popularity of their predecessor. Hatchbacks, sports cars and electric cars - they’re all included! The question is, have you ever been unfortunate to buy one of the cars in our list? Let us know in the comments!
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  • CactusLife
    CactusLifeDag siden

    every bmw ever

  • gaming time yo
    gaming time yoDag siden

    Matt was lucky when i was going to say what do you mean the tesla model s and yeah

  • JhonDiick 420
    JhonDiick 4202 dager siden

    why would u even buy a honda xd its stupid it looks stupid n and it only makes noise xd

  • Thije Wubs
    Thije Wubs4 dager siden

    Love to see Phil in there!

  • Devasena Reddy
    Devasena Reddy4 dager siden

    I can name a sedan with a naturally aspirated V10 the BMW m6

  • Lemar Griffiths Garcia
    Lemar Griffiths Garcia5 dager siden

    Can you do a video that is the opposite of this one terrible cars that got better

  • Nathan Long
    Nathan Long6 dager siden

    The new Celica is my favorite thanks to the fact that it has more after market appeal than it's rally predacessor.

  • Турӑпа пӗрле!
    Турӑпа пӗрле!6 dager siden

    Кунта мӗн ҫырнине эсӗ нихҫӑн та ӑнланас мар

  • Drew B
    Drew B9 dager siden

    Spot on for each one. Damn it Watson, will get you next time. Just you wait.

  • gurp123
    gurp1239 dager siden

    Surely Toyota MR2 should be in the list!!! Mark 2 > Mark 3........mark 3 looked absolutely hideous.

  • Nurlan Babayev
    Nurlan Babayev10 dager siden

    maserati quattroporte gts 4.7 is much better than the current version

  • Tom Hughes
    Tom Hughes10 dager siden

    Completely disagree with the EP3 vs FN2 argument. Yes, the EP3 could be more fun around a track... But the FN2 is a comfortable (ish!) daily driver with a very good chassis. My FN2 (LSD upgraded) sticks like glue on even the wettest of roads and has never once made me question it's suspension setup. IMO (which may be different to yours!) the FN2 looks far better than the EP3 and the interior is a much more modern place to be.

  • Yolanda Shikers
    Yolanda Shikers10 dager siden

    The lackadaisical scissors nally memorise because banjo immuhistochemically undress like a private venezuela. real, dapper america

  • Aran Cunningham
    Aran Cunningham11 dager siden

    What new cars are worse than their predecessors? Yes.

  • Jeffrey Cormier
    Jeffrey Cormier11 dager siden

    718 cayman: faster, better chassis, better interior, better handling, better steering BuT iT sOuNdS wOrSe so it must be a worse car. Come on man. Also, never hear you guys Rev up the 2.5 with sports exhaust.

  • الحقيقة
    الحقيقة12 dager siden

    If you’re watching this video I hope you get this car and achieve all of your dreams

  • Flynn - Roblox
    Flynn - Roblox12 dager siden

    Hey Mat, I’m an aspiring motor journalist and I need help knowing where to get the background videos for these voice over videos?

  • Nedson
    Nedson13 dager siden

    What! 21 is a greater number than 20 therefore a car made in 2021 is better, that's why millions of people buy the brand new model. Is this some kind of misconceptions??? 😂 They know not what they do.

  • Chris M
    Chris M14 dager siden

    Model S.. Yes the old one gets free power, but its also horribly unreliable and built like someone from the 80s Yugoslavia tried to make a Morris Marina, from plastic cups and horse glue. The build quality its just horrible. At least the quality on the newest ones is only a bit poor.

  • P GR
    P GR15 dager siden

    E60 M5 with a manual is god. Assuming you have the money to keep the thing in fine fettle, which yearly is probably about 25 percent of the total value of the car these days lol

  • Yu Wang
    Yu Wang16 dager siden


  • mandel eli
    mandel eli17 dager siden

    The new golf R no longer has a 3 paddle option, which is a shame really! I'll have the GTI with the manual thank you

  • Reece Drury
    Reece Drury17 dager siden

    Mk4 golf GTi. Wasnt the 115bhp version a 2.0 8v petrol?

  • A D
    A D18 dager siden

    Porsche 718

  • Collin Ramphal
    Collin Ramphal19 dager siden

    I never noticed before that Matt is slightly crosseyed before.

  • Nikos Liolios
    Nikos Liolios19 dager siden

    do an rx8 matt

  • Lucio Colombo
    Lucio Colombo20 dager siden

    MK4 GTi is my fav generation of all tho

  • Alfie’s models and technology
    Alfie’s models and technology20 dager siden

    This isn’t a hate comment but I hate that he pronounces Tesla like tezla. It sounds a little bit cool but It’s pronounced Tesla

  • Paul Inman
    Paul Inman20 dager siden

    Wasn't the Civic horsepower 197 vs 198?

  • AngusNZ
    AngusNZ20 dager siden

    Looks is purely personal I imagine your mrs thinks you look ok but what about our opinion? 😂

  • D.E. Sarcarean
    D.E. Sarcarean20 dager siden

    Also, the older Model S had a huge, and I mean HUGE, front truck. So large, you can fit an entire person in it (yes, there are videos on YT).

  • Sava
    Sava20 dager siden

    Golf 7.5 > 8

  • Cameron Burch
    Cameron Burch20 dager siden

    I thought for sure he'd compare the Evolution 8 vs the X. The Evo X effectively killed the car 😭

  • Jeff Allen
    Jeff Allen20 dager siden

    What about the golf 150pd?

  • Zayd Ayyoub
    Zayd Ayyoub20 dager siden

    You missed one. The 2020 Ferrari F1 car was way worse than the 2019 and even slower than the 2018 F1 Ferrari

  • EV or not EV that is the question for my next ride
    EV or not EV that is the question for my next ride20 dager siden

    Free isn’t really free. The original Model S was a lot more expensive (inflation adjusted) to buy in 2012 than now. So, what was free really wasn’t free.

  • TheTopgeartv
    TheTopgeartv20 dager siden

    MK4 115bhp GTI was petrol not diesel. It was a non turbo. Very poor car knowledge Mat.

  • DersNoNem
    DersNoNem21 dag siden

    I thought he was talking about Eclipse turned into SUV

  • Øystein Espedal
    Øystein Espedal21 dag siden

    Honestly, Mat. That thumbnail and whole Tesla point was such a cheap, dishonest clickbaity thing to do. I expected better from you, mate. Unsubscribing.

  • A L
    A L21 dag siden

    Don't know much abt cars but I think this should have made the list. The older Toyota supras were better than the new BMW supra.

  • Dheksa 015
    Dheksa 01521 dag siden

    B.e.S.T f'u"l'l D.a.T.i.n.G -L-o-V-e-S-e-X-----۞------------ 》》 𝙊𝙣𝙡𝙮 𝘼𝙙𝙪𝙡𝙩 《《 !❤️ 在整個人類歷史上,強者,富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,氏族,城鎮,城市和鄉村中的弱者,無`'守和貧窮成員。然而,人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,並繼續將其DNA融入不斷發展的人類社會。 說到食物,不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。相反,他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。他們學會了清潔,切塊,調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,並且學會了使用芳香的木煙(如山核桃,山核桃和豆科灌木 來調味食物煮的時候 1616873722

  • Ryan B Cushman
    Ryan B Cushman21 dag siden

    Matt- lets see these new cars that were WORSE than their predecessors Intro- shows bmws Me- yeah sounds about right

  • Pop Jones
    Pop Jones21 dag siden

    a bit misleading title to be honest, almost all these cars on ur list the new versions were infact BETTER cars in almost every way, apart from some subjective thoughts about the exhaust notes etc etc

  • Robert Borjesson
    Robert Borjesson21 dag siden

    Stop the Swoosh sounds. Just stop.

  • Alfbie
    Alfbie21 dag siden

    Land Rover Disco is also those kind of cars.

  • Ben Carpendale
    Ben Carpendale21 dag siden

    0:44 for me that car is very ugly

  • Foook Off
    Foook Off21 dag siden

    1.9 TDI Golf GTI was better than the petrol GTI

  • Ruth Osuna
    Ruth Osuna22 dager siden

    "The Honda got *fat* "

  • Roger Starkey
    Roger Starkey22 dager siden

    9:45 You just had to, didn't you....... Sad.

  • Bogdan OWS
    Bogdan OWS22 dager siden

    Mustang was never a muscle car. It was a sporty car. Musclecar was just the top of the range "shelby ###" The same goes for the others that had a basic version and then the top performance musclecar .. On the tesla they did the calculations and the free recharging isn't adding up to much of a sum. Because all smart EVowners do their chargin at home and supercharge on rare ocasions, for long trips.

  • Alexey
    Alexey22 dager siden

    Anyone clicked on this to see Supra? lol

  • Abraxas Tulammo
    Abraxas Tulammo22 dager siden

    Old Model S had a giant Frunk!

  • Toby's Cars
    Toby's Cars22 dager siden

    8:00 Dodge "CARAVAN" minivan

  • Kevin Mann
    Kevin Mann22 dager siden

    Literally every car released past 1972 that was a successor to an earlier car was worse.

  • Christopher Bell
    Christopher Bell22 dager siden

    I can't believe you bad mouthed my Mk4 Golf TDi! Does it make it better mine been a 25th Anniversary PD150 now with about 280hp?

  • Wonko The Sane
    Wonko The Sane22 dager siden

    How about the BMW M140i vs the new M135i?


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  • bittersweet
    bittersweet23 dager siden

    kia elan was perfect failure in korea on perspective of sales , now it is a very rare chance to find kia elan in korean roads :(

  • themba ngubane
    themba ngubane23 dager siden

    There is no good Tesla

  • Trainz And Roblox Fan 2021
    Trainz And Roblox Fan 202123 dager siden

    The model s one should have been “The predecessor that performed worse then the current gen” No hate

  • Ben Haworth
    Ben Haworth23 dager siden

    M140i - M135i was quite frankly the most upsetting transition

  • I P
    I P23 dager siden

    when do we see the review of the nice red C4?

  • Marko Polo
    Marko Polo23 dager siden

    What about the Toyota MR2, 1st gen was a cheap mans Ferrari but looked, sounded and drove great, the next gen was a convertible hairdressers car and ugly box shape too!

  • Drew Hardwick
    Drew Hardwick23 dager siden

    Well.. the Mitsubishi Eclipse is even worse now.. imagine that..

  • Sreejith G
    Sreejith G23 dager siden

    ➡️ ⤵️ B.e.S.T f'u"l'l D.a.T.i.n.G h.o.T G.i.r.L's -L-o-V-e-S-e-X---❤️😘 ..👍 !💖🖤❤️今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!この日のライブ配信は、かならりやばかったですね!1万人を超える人が見ていたもん(笑)やっぱり人参最高!まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした,. 💖🖤在整個人類歷史上,強者,富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,氏族,城鎮,城市和鄉村中的弱者,無`'守和貧窮成員。然而,人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,並繼續將其DNA融入不斷發展的人類社會。. 說到食物,不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。相反,他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。他們學會了清潔,切塊,調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,並且學會了使用芳香的木煙(如山核桃,山核桃和豆科灌木 來調味g食物煮的時候

  • Erik Granqvist
    Erik Granqvist23 dager siden

    Peugot 206 was way worse to drive then the 205 (though the 205 was lethal on tarmac - it swhitched between understeer and oversteer in an instant and quite unpredictally. On gravel, on the other hand, it was dead easy to hold just on the right side of the line. And yeah, I done lots of stupid things in the 205 in my youth). Mercedes E-class (201) was a catastrophe compared to the legend 124. Mercedes gave a 30 years "guarantee against rust" at the same time they stopped any and all efforts to proof against said rust. That almost sunk the brand into oblivion, and cost them billions. Volvo 90-series is a joke for practicality compared to the old Volvo V70. BMW in general has become increasingly boring to drive for 15 years or so. The Citroen XM was simply off compared to the old Citroen CX. I am not sure the Toyota Auris was any better then the outgoing Toyota Corolla.

  • Kauri Leka
    Kauri Leka23 dager siden

    No sane person would buy the new AMG-cars, no matter how fast they are. I bet that car reviewers will drive it with a face you make after smelling some rotten eggs

  • geoffk777
    geoffk77723 dager siden

    You're right about the BMW M5, but you got the wrong models. The E39 M5 was an instant classic with beautiful styling, a powerful V8 and a great interior and manual gearbox. To this day, many regard it as BMW's finest M5 ever. The E60 which replaced it had a horrible iDrive system, unusable SMG transmission, self-destructing engine and hideous styling. It was and remains a huge disappointment. Nobody should have been surprised, though, as the equally classic and beautiful E38 7 Series had been replaced earlier with the horrible, ugly E65 model. It was the end of a great era for BMW, and their cars have never been desirable since then.

  • C Sheridan
    C Sheridan23 dager siden

    The tdi mk4 golf was 130 or 150 bhp The shit 115 bhp model was a 2.0petrol

  • Rimelight
    Rimelight23 dager siden

    I'm surprised he went with that Eclipse 3rd Gen and not the Eclipse Cross.

  • Christiaan Offerhaus
    Christiaan Offerhaus23 dager siden

    You are obsessed with 'performance' cars.

  • F C
    F C23 dager siden

    You should’ve included the entire BMW/MINI lineup. The Fxx MINI models are absolute trash compared to their predecessors. Not only does the 2.0T B48 engine in the S and JCW feel completely underwhelming, it also sounds like crap because they muffled all the real noises and piped in BMW’s horrific nasally warble. Then there’s the entire design of the car. The thing was beaten to death with the ugly stick. From the fish mouth grille, too tall hood line with odd looking headlights, to the comically oversized taillights, the thing is just hideous. I also think they ruined the interior. It lost all its charm and no F5x I’ve ever driven has been remotely as fun to drive as the old R53/R56 S/JCW. The same thing happened at BMW with the 3-series. They went from the brilliant E9x 3-series and literally shat out the F30 as a replacement. What the hell were they thinking? Whereas the E90/92 3-series felt like a proper driver’s car and well built, the F30 felt like a Toyota Corolla in both the way it drove and it’s cheap feeling interior. The G20 has done a little bit better job than the F30, but it’s still nowhere close to being as fun to drive as the old E9x 335i or V8-powered M3. Both MINI Cooper hatch and 3-series are two cars that definitely should’ve been on the list!

  • Muhammed Kassam
    Muhammed Kassam23 dager siden

    So if you buy a 2016 model S, you get free supercharging?

  • Prashanth mandya
    Prashanth mandya23 dager siden

    ➡️ ⤵️ B.e.S.T f'u"l'l D.a.T.i.n.G h.o.T G.i.r.L's -L-o-V-e-S-e-X---❤️😘 ..👍 !💖🖤❤️今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!この日のライブ配信は、かならりやばかったですね!1万人を超える人が見ていたもん(笑)やっぱり人参最高!まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした,. 💖🖤在整個人類歷史上,強者,富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,氏族,城鎮,城市和鄉村中的弱者,無`'守和貧窮成員。然而,人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,並繼續將其DNA融入不斷發展的人類社會。. 說到食物,不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。相反,他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。他們學會了清潔,切塊,調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,並且學會了使用芳香的木煙(如山核桃,山核桃和豆科灌木 來調味g食物煮的時候

  • rHiAnNeXjAzE
    rHiAnNeXjAzE23 dager siden

    7:49 that eclipse is from Philippines becoz of its plate num and its rare that you wont see it

  • Thabang Lebjane
    Thabang Lebjane23 dager siden

    M135i should hv been on the list

  • jonny5777
    jonny577723 dager siden

    Tesla’s look like they were designed and built in the 90’s

  • chris jones
    chris jones23 dager siden

    Click Bait bullsh

  • Always Mabunda
    Always Mabunda23 dager siden

    Loved this channel up until “sorry to interrupt” was introduced. As I unsubscribe.

  • Krusp Epoq
    Krusp Epoq24 dager siden

    I loved my MK IV Golf :'(

  • wyrazowfkp
    wyrazowfkp24 dager siden

    Besides the looks and downsizing of the car -- Mustang II was actually a sucess. Sure it had a "pinto" 2.3 which was quite a nice engine -- in it's European variant (1.3 1.6 (1.8) and mainly 2.0 - powered such cars as Cortina/Taunus, Capri, RS Escort Mk1 & Mk2, Transit, Granada (also TVR Tasmin) -> next the Sierra and Scorpio-> including a base for the 2.0 Cosworth Turbo engine (1985) or the Mk2 Escort Xpack with 145 HP (that is more than 5.0 Mustang from mid 70s) And it sold well 1972 they've made 126 thousand Mustangs 1973 they've made 134 thousand in 1974 Mustang II sold in 386 thousand cars !! There were only 3 years that Mustang sold better - 65, 66 and 67 .... and the new models are selling like 100 k Mustangs per year. Car had front disc brakes, rack and pinion steering, overhead camshaft (in 2.3) -- and the front suspension is now being used for hot rods to improve steering. Despite the crisis look and downsizing it was a good car. In the rear they've also replaced leaf springs with coil springs and 4link like suspension.

  • Paul Illingworth
    Paul Illingworth24 dager siden

    I think this is reminiscent of most new cars, new full of crap and unreliable fadgets, it’ll get worse the more of this PCP never has been crap is easy debt 💸 (I mean credit) I buy a car outright and buy it to keep many years, none the never has been PCP extortion of price.

  • Mikkel A.H
    Mikkel A.H24 dager siden

    3:37 oh no matt.... oh no

  • TheyCallMeMidnight
    TheyCallMeMidnight24 dager siden

    Why has carwow never used a ND miata

  • Frederico Salgueiro
    Frederico Salgueiro24 dager siden

    @CarThrottle, featuring Alex's MX5!!! 👍

    LINCS RACING24 dager siden

    frigg my bishop 🤬🤬🤬🤬 the mk4 GTI tdi ARL was 150 hp but no1 bought these to say oh I want it standard everyone bought 1 to chip tune and bolt ons would see you up to 220 hp minimum the mk4 was so easy to modify even a back yard enthusiast like me got mine tuned so I challenge you matt whaaaaatttttson to a duel 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 my golf weighs 1126kg wet its a 1.8 T tho diesels will obviously be slightly heavier

  • William Cricket
    William Cricket24 dager siden

    Toyota GT86?

  • S.C
    S.C24 dager siden

    the Audi S8 D3 also has a NA v10 engine

  • drbob s82
    drbob s8224 dager siden

    Mat- you’re one of my favorite reviewers and I gave this video a like but have to disagree re: the Porsche 718 being one of the 10 worst replacements. Yes, the soundtrack isn’t as pleasant as the previous generations but the styling and performance are better. The relatively little amount of low end lag is negligible and after that it’s spectacular. It still sounds good it just doesn’t sound like it did. Being an overall better car with a less brilliant soundtrack should not qualify for this list. You’re certainly entitled to your opinion but 10 worst?

  • ThereIs Afountain
    ThereIs Afountain24 dager siden

    i thought you would cover the Colin Mcrae Subaru Impreza and what they are making to day

  • Mouwcat
    Mouwcat24 dager siden

    Fun fact, even some early tesla model 3's came with free unlimited supercharging

  • Dan Money
    Dan Money24 dager siden

    The issue with the golf 4 and "GTI" was that it almost became a trim level rather than a spec. They (often at the dealership) stuck the GTI badge on most of the range. Most of the earlier diesel Matt refers to were badged as GT TDI though I believe.

  • Brian koz
    Brian koz24 dager siden

    The petite afternoon etiologically flow because anime gergely shock past a messy tulip. squalid, tough cultivator

  • ansolfa
    ansolfa24 dager siden

    I disagree with the mazda mx5 The nbfl was as good as the mark1 The really worst one was the Nc. Waaaay too heavy, less powerful and the face was even uglier

  • shperax
    shperax24 dager siden

    You forgot the BMW Supra.

  • Kantaphon Tangjitpheanphong
    Kantaphon Tangjitpheanphong24 dager siden

    Matt not only the Model S it is the Model X too, the Model X was invalid in 2015, 2 years before free Super Charging for life got canceled

  • Kamil
    Kamil24 dager siden

    Its pretty obvious why tesla removed free charging XD

  • Bruno Begic
    Bruno Begic24 dager siden

    W204 C63 > W205 C63, B7 RS4 > B8 RS4, Evo 9 > Evo 10

  • Rideshare Safety Guide
    Rideshare Safety Guide24 dager siden

    Its Just Free electricity that you want from Tesla well it doesn't mean the car in 2012 is better.

  • Juan Ordóñez Galbán
    Juan Ordóñez Galbán24 dager siden

    8:40 I feel ataked. I drive a kia ceed that is also diesel, has 115hp, is probably quite a bit heavier, and does 0-100 in the 11's.