When you’ve got any curiosity in automobiles and scroll by TikTok often, likelihood is you have come throughout Forrest Jones. On a near-daily foundation, Jones walks his 3.9 million followers by the latest automobiles, vans, SUVs and vans with jam-packed, smooth minute-long takes.
He discovered methods to hit the highlights in that quick period of time when he was a Ford and Mazda automobile salesman. He would ship movies of him outlining the small print of automobiles to his prospects. He began importing these on-line when extra individuals complimented them on the standard.
“The best way I used to promote automobiles to prospects is just about the best way I speak about automobiles in all of my movies now,” he instructed Newsweek.
Rising up within the Dallas-Fort Price space, Jones did not actually get into automobiles till he was in a position to buy a Ford Mustang when he was 18.
“I noticed it and I used to be like, ‘man, I would like that automobile stat.'” he defined. “I feel that is what acquired me hardcore into automobiles. I used to be into automobiles earlier than, however after proudly owning your individual first automobile and eager to do mods and stuff to it you get extra into automobiles fairly quick.”
After that, he ultimately went to work in automobile dealerships, which led him to the automobile reviewing world he occupies in the present day.
Listed below are the 5 automobiles in Forrest Jones’s life and the one he needs.
2003 Ford Focus
Rising up, Jones’s stepdad owned a silver, base mannequin 2003 Ford Focus. When he was studying to drive, Jones would sometimes drive the Focus.
At round 250,000 miles a problem with the steering column developed that needed to be repaired, however that was the one main upkeep downside. “That wasn’t even that large of a restore,” he stated. “The transmission and the engine had been effective.”
Earlier than it was totaled in an accident, the automobile acquired to about 320,000 miles.
2007 Mazda CX-7
For some time, his mother drove a black 2007 Mazda CX-7, a crossover that Mazda bought in the US from 2007 to 2012.
“My household wasn’t tremendous into automobiles,” Jones stated. “The automobiles we did have had been simply very regular, sensible autos.”
His dad and mom additionally owned a Nissan Xterra on the time, however he remembers the Mazda in a different way.
“Once I was youthful I keep in mind pondering – not realizing an excessive amount of about these two automobiles particularly – I all the time loved being within the Mazda extra,” he stated. “Possibly it was extra snug.”
He would be taught to drive primarily within the Mazda. It was the automobile he drove essentially the most earlier than he was in a position to get considered one of his personal.
2004 Ford Mustang GT
Whereas at a used dealership lot together with his household, Jones noticed a crimson 2004 Ford Mustang GT convertible with a tan inside and prime.
“Me moving into automobiles actually catapulted with the Mustang,” he stated. “I stayed into automobiles from there by studying issues like MotorTrend journal, watching automobile critiques and going to automobiles and low.”
The household paid $8,000 for it.
He added that it was enjoyable to drive, however that paying a month-to-month automobile fee on prime of insurance coverage and gas acquired to be an excessive amount of on a meals server’s wage, so he needed to make a change.
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee
After he removed the Mustang, he and his then-girlfriend (now spouse) got a silver Jeep Grand Cherokee by his future father-in-law.
“It was an Overland trim with the V8 and I keep in mind the way it had this mega-loud exhaust on it,” he stated. “It was fairly humorous…It was good, it was snug. It was simply actually loud. And that one was simply horrible as a result of it ended up fully failing on us. We had been driving sooner or later and the engine began sounding like there was glass and nails inside a blender and it simply died out of nowhere.”
He ended up promoting it for scrap.
2014 Ford Fiesta
“My spouse’s stepdad, who gave us the Jeep, felt dangerous for giving us a crappy automobile,” he stated. “In order that they acquired us a Fiesta.”
The Fiesta was turquoise blue. It was a automobile that match their wants, like going from A to B, however it wasn’t something flashy.
“We had no points with it,” he stated. “I feel the largest subject we had was a transmission subject however it fell below recall. It made it to 105,000 miles earlier than we removed it.”
As a result of Jones will get to check out all kinds of automobiles day by day for TikTok, he doesn’t at the moment personal a automobile. However, he is began purchasing round since he and his spouse wish to begin a household. They wish to go electrical.
If cash had been no choice, he’d go for the Rivian R1T, the primary fashionable electrical truck to roll off of an meeting line final 12 months. He’d gear it in the direction of taking it on the adventures that the corporate has constructed the truck round.
“I might take the Max pack for certain,” he stated. “4 hundred miles positively. Particularly if I’ll take it off-roading which I might one hundred pc intend on doing.”
This is how he would spec it: Rivian Blue exterior, Ocean Coast Inside, 400+ mile Max pack, the Rivian Camp Kitchen set, three-person tent and cargo crossbars.
With these choices, his dream R1T comes out to $96,650.