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The Worst Car You Ever Owned!  
User currently offlineDc10s4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6550 times:

For me the worst car I ever owned was

1. 1991 VW Jetta- Will NEVER own another VW product this car sucked.
2. 1985 Chrysler Laser XE- Fast as hell, but lots of problems, mostly electrical with the digital dash.

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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6550 times:

As Ive only owned two cars and I liked them both im speaking from my family:


1986 Renault station wagon. Biggest peice of french crap ever.



Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6536 times:

Quoting Dc10s4ever (Thread starter):
1985 Chrysler Laser

mine i think was a 1984? What a piece of crap. I will think very hard before buying a Chrysler product again. The car was crap but the dealership was even worse. Oh the memories. Arghhhh!!

Quoting Dc10s4ever (Thread starter):
1991 VW Jetta- Will NEVER own another VW product this car sucked

Funny thing is my next car was a 1985(?) VW Jetta 2-door Wolfsburg edition. BEST CAR EVER.... for me that is. My Nissan Altima(98) was a very good car as well.

My Chev Malibu is slowly getting to "crap" list. And again the dealership filled with lies and just plain BS does not help.



I am so smart, i am so smart... S-M-R-T... i mean S-M-A-R-T
User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6531 times:

I know I'm gonna get some heat on this, but my Audi TT was a P.O.S.

I couldn't wait for the lease to expire and dump that car.


User currently offlineCheckraiser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6528 times:

Worst car was a 1995 VW Jetta. A very close second was an '02 Volvo.

Best was 2000 Toyota Tacoma 4X4  tombstone  closely followed by a 1996 Ford F-150 4X4


User currently offlineDc10s4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6518 times:

One of the happiest moments in my life was when I saw my 1991 VW Jetta in the crusher! Big grin

User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6518 times:

I'm on my third car now so my own experiences are somewhat limited. My first car was a 1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme that was a pretty reliable car other than various fixes now and then. My 1996 Honda Accord was great and I was sad to see it go a few weeks back when I replaced it with a 2005 Honda Accord which so far has been great. Check back with me on this one once I have 186,000 miles on it like my last one.

As for worst car that my family has owned...I would have to go with the 1982? Pontiac Grand Prix with a diesel engine. Bad! GM took a gas engine and converted it very poorly into a diesel one. That thing was in the shop as much as a Mexican made VW.



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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13116 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6514 times:

1978 Dodge Aspen, 2 door coupe, 'slant 6' & Auto trans. I bought in June of 1979, used, with about 20,000 miles on it. I got rid of it in August 1982, about a year after the last loan payment. The Aspen/Volare was one of the worst dogs of a car ever made and I had one of them. Carburator was junk, never could get it in good tune. Front suspension needed new lower ball joints by 48,000 miles. The a/c died after 3 years, so had a 'long hot summer' without a/c. One day while driving down the road at 50 mph, the hood latch broke and flipped the hood onto my windshield. I was lucky to get 17 mpg around town, 21 on the road. Thing is I would replace it with a year old Plymouth TC-3 (2 dr version of the Horizon) and later with a new 1986 Chrysler Laser (= Dodge Daytona) Those 2 cars had their flaws too, but not as bad overall as that Aspen.

User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7780 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6514 times:

Quoting Dc10s4ever (Thread starter):
1985 Chrysler Laser XE- Fast as hell, but lots of problems, mostly electrical with the digital dash.

I loved those cars as a kid, with the cheesy digital voice telling you the door was ajar.

I would have to say mine was a 1984 Dodge 600. It proved to be pretty reliable over the nearly 10 years my family owned it, but it was pretty worn out when we bought it in 1990. It was just an ugly, underpowered car that nobody could really love.



Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently offlineDeltaDC9 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 2844 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6507 times:

85 Ford Ranger 4X4 BY FAR!

Factory forgot to hook up one rear brake, rings were installed inproperly and it burned a quart of oil per tank, interior parts of tailgate were missing, AC clutch fell out into the street, all before 25K, total POS. Ford did not stand behind it at all and screwed with me until the warranty was up.

Best is a tie

01 Chevy Tahoe
00 Pontiac Trans Am



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User currently offlineDc10s4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6507 times:

Quoting DesertJets (Reply 8):
with the cheesy digital voice telling you the door was ajar.

I remember that...I usually heard "Your electrical system is malfunctioning, promt service is required".


User currently offlineCheckraiser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6507 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 6):
That thing was in the shop as much as a Mexican made VW.

I see I'm not alone in my hatred for the Mexican VW.


User currently offlineExpress1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6507 times:

mine was an 1984 Audi 5E auto and a Skoda (Russian food cubboard).
the Audi i sold because it was a gas guzler
and the Skoda, the timeing chain snaped,and because the engine was an overhead cam shaft,no one wanted to fiddle around with it,so it went for scrap.
since then i either walked or use public transport.no more cars for me.

dave


User currently offlineDc10s4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6503 times:

Quoting DeltaDC9 (Reply 9):
Ford did not stand behind it at all and screwed with me until the warranty was up.

My dad had a 1989 Ford Ranger. He had a problem with it stalling frequently. I remember driving it to the Fix Or Repair Daily dealer, (for the umteenth time). I pulled into the service drive with like 12,015 miles on the odomoter. THEY REFUSED TO HONOR ANY MORE WARRENTY WORK. Needless today 4 hours later with 12,025 it was traded in on a Chevy.


User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6500 times:

Here's mine...



Signed,

ErikWilliam

 Wink


User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6493 times:

Quoting Dc10s4ever (Reply 10):
Quoting DesertJets (Reply 8):
with the cheesy digital voice telling you the door was ajar.

Mine was constantly laughing at me.



I am so smart, i am so smart... S-M-R-T... i mean S-M-A-R-T
User currently offlineBongo From Colombia, joined Oct 2003, 1863 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 6473 times:

2.006 Renault Megane II.... Never in my whole life a Renault...I´m sorry.


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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 6473 times:

My 1988 Ford Tempo. It was a hell of a car. Bought it new and put 145,000 miles on it. Why is it my worst car?

It caught fire and burned up on December 15, 1994 in a Target parking lot.

Mark


User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 6462 times:

Tie for worst:

88 Thunderchicken - It was a POS when I got it from my dad in 94. Dents from his assorted mishaps, no hubcaps on the base wheels, typical fogged-over "sealed" headlight housing, "4.9L V8" meant it leaked 4.9L of oil per week, a/c smelled of butt (mold/burning oil), no heat (broken), stains on the carpet from dad's spilled iced tea....

95 F150 XL - The I6 was a magnificent engine and the body was OK, but the electrical system and transmission were an abomination before the Ford.

Quoting DeltaDC9 (Reply 9):
Best is a tie

01 Chevy Tahoe

 checkmark  Though I have an 02 GMC Yukon, its the same damned thing. Nearly trouble-free (and nothing major) since I bought her new.


User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 6421 times:

Although I don't drive, my parents owned an Fiesta XR2i which repeatadly kept going wrong. We had it all of 6 months and told Ford to keep it!!



Other than that, cars *touch wood* never let us down anymore!  Smile

Cheers,
Justin Big grin


User currently offlineSunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1759 posts, RR: 30
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 6416 times:

Having previously only owned two cars, my Seat Ibiza was the worst car ever. Its was in the garage around 14 times in around 20 months for various faults. I loved the car, but I sold it onto some unsuspecting mug when I left the UK. My mode of transport now, is the local bus or my good old feet.


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User currently offlineScintx From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 270 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 6415 times:

Over the years I have owned many cars and trucks. Most were bought new adn a few used. Here is a list of them and my comments.

1978-Trans Am- Ate water pumps and AC rarely worked
1979-Trans Am- Same AC and Fan issue- Fast car-once did 158 mph.
1986-Chevy P/U- Lived at the dealership for warranty work- POS
1988-Toyota V6 P/U 4x4- Traded in Chevy Truck- Perfect Truck!
1986-Cadillac Fleetwood. Generally not to bad, but had some emission issues.
1996-Saturn SL2 not a bad car- lost in divorce
1996- Ford Ranger- Not bad, but zero power and not that happy
1986 1/2- Nissan Hard Body P/U- Still running great! 198,000 miles
1971- Ford P/U- Old farm truck that was one of my favorites
1982-Chevy Monte Carlo- Slow but went over 200,000 miles
2005-Honda 2 door Civic- smartest move in my life!!!!



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User currently offlineRAPCON From Puerto Rico, joined Jul 2006, 671 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6395 times:

I've had good experience (knock on wood) with all my vehicles, but I must say that the one that gave me the most hiccups-something that could easily be traced to the low quality of CAMPSA fuel in Spain--was a 1983 SEAT PANDA.
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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6378 times:

1990 Ford Taurus. Bought used for $3600 in 1996 from one of those corner used car lots. I actually had to clean the car out after I bought it because there was still stuff under the seats and in the trunk. The trunk leaked as well. I had it for about 2 and a half years and spent over $2000 on repairs (Most of it in the first year I had it). By the time I traded it in (Got like $1000 trade in value on it which surprised me), the heater didn't work (I used to have to keep paper towels in the car to wipe the windows when they'd fog up) and the a/c didn't work (When the water pump went out, one of the a/c lines got nicked and eventually failed).

The car I replaced it with was only slightly better in terms of issues. 1994 Nissan Sentra. I had it for about 2 years before I got rid of it (Had a major engine issue that was going to cost more than it was worth, so I sold it to the mechanic).

The two cars I've had in the last six years have been very reliable cars. My 1997 Chevy Lumina was a great car, only had to put it in the shop once (Condensor motor on the a/c was bad), and other than routine stuff (tires, brakes), it was a good car. I got in a wreck in March of 2004, and it was going to cost more to fix it than it was worth (The other guy's insurance refused my claim, saying the wreck was my fault [even though the other guy was the one that got ticketed]). My current car, a 2003 Dodge Stratus, I've had since April of 2004 and have yet to have any problems (I had a check engine light come on, turned out I didn't have the gas cap on tight enough).


User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3084 posts, RR: 20
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6345 times:

1984 Skoda Rapid 130....Orange.....Keep in mind the Iron curtain was still up and I still lived in Canada........

Fucking car needed a tune up every 4 months to keep it running. But it did corner like a race car........plus the eninge in the back and drive wheels back there made it a lot of fun to drive in the winter here...

GS



Sometimes all you can do is look them in the eye and ask " how much did your mom drink when she was pregnant with you?"
25 Migfan : 1982 Chevy Celebrity, what a POS that was! 1996 Dodge RAM, fast but loved to blow transmissions. /M
26 JAGflyer : Most cars will not cause you major engine problems unless you don't do the nessesary maintance.
27 Migfan : Right, most cars... /M
28 ZakHH : I didn't really own it, but I had a Renault Modus for 3 days last week as a replacement for my Nissan which was being repaired. Renault Modus... dude.
29 Post contains images SlamClick : I reluctantly admit. The worst and one of my favorites: 1968 Datsun 1600 Roadster. I loved it. So much fun to drive! Not overpowered, but lots of fun.
30 AirPacific747 : Any french car in my experience is shite... my stepmom has a two year old peugeot 307cc which is utter crap. It is supposedly a 2,0 liter engine in th
31 JAGflyer : Datsun = CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP Thats the explaination.
32 BHMBAGLOCK : My second car, a '81 Subaru Wagon - total POS - No possible way to keep the oil system from leaking that I could find. Horribly expensive parts, unrel
33 Theredbaron : Ford Sable wagon 1993 caught fire in my home, while at vacation (so not even the darn car was hot!), fireman had to break in my home to put it out...
34 Halls120 : 1970 VW Beetle Convertible with the "auto stick shift" transmission. Biggest piece of sh*t ever devised. I hope VW fired the idiot who came up with th
35 Usair320 : only owned one being 16 my first and current car is a 1995 volvo 850. Trusty little thing. Great first car.
36 Post contains images Fly727 : Though I loved its comfort and how spacious it was, my 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix was a headache sometimes. Most of its problems were with the gas pump,
37 RichPhitzwell : My first car was a 1984 Buick Skyhawk. Loved this thing, it had no brakes, seals were going...loved it. The worst Truck was a 1994 Chevy S-10 2x4. per
38 BristolFlyer : Funny that, I had an XR2 (older one) which was useless. It was ok reliability wise but the handling was crap and it wasn't particularly fast. Didn't
39 Post contains images Halcyon : Well, a '97 Buick Park Avenue. Here are the problems so far: 1-driver side window gets stuck in the down position 2-seal falls off driver's door 3-hoo
40 Sebolino : I've only owned 3 cars, and the worst is one of my 2 current cars, a Hyundai Pony (Brrr ... even the name is malfunctioning). Actually, I'm quite happ
41 Advancedkid : Hyndai Excell - Since then not only do I hate the brand, but advise friends and colleagues to stay away from Korean made cars. Though, I knew someone
42 PSA53 : My worst car has to be 1989 Pontiac Grand AM with the Quad 4cyl.What a weak powerplant for such a heavy car. I go up hill,I'd have to get out and push
43 Dragon-wings : A 1981, 2, or 3 (I forget the exact model year) Chevy Citation. It was my worst car because there was so many problems with it. (edited for spelling)[
44 Post contains images Jkw777 : LOL! We, a long long time ago, had an A-reg Fiesta 1.3 Ghia. It was great! The XR2 from what I remember was a real beast! Cheers, Justin
45 Coal : I've owned three cars: 1) 1993 Chevy Cavalier: What a piece of crap! Got it at 27,000 miles and had to get rid of it for $200 at 50,000 miles 2) 2000
46 VTBDflyer : My grandparents had one of those. He kept yelling at the car saying "The damn door isn't A JAR, IT'S A DOOR" VTBDflyer
47 Post contains links and images Superfly : 1987 Chrysler LeBaron Convertible. Beautiful car but always broke down. I loved the styling, the electronic digital dash, voice alert and rich Corithi
48 SCCutler : Putting the lie to the "flawless Japanese car" myth, I had a Honda Civic that just could not be made right. Often refused to start, got very poor mile
49 BA757 : Thats a hair dressers car! Other than it been a bit, erm, feminine, what didn't you like about it? Audi's are pretty good cars normally. Adam
50 UAL747 : The worst car I've ever owned was a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. The computer was always f'ing up. It would beep everytime I hit a bump and say "
51 Superfly : Good point. I also should add that I never have any serious problems with my old Lincoln, nor any Lincoln I've had in the past. Those car are bullet
52 FlyingTexan : What did it keep saying? "This car is a piece of shit" ?
53 Siren : Worst car I've ever owned: 1987 Maserati Biturbo SI. My parents told me to go out, spend my money on something reliable and would last a long time. We
54 Post contains images CPDC10-30 : Too bad they just couldn't get the rest of the car right I've only had three cars so far and haven't had terrible experiences with any of them. Howev
55 Post contains images DeltaDC9 : All American cars are crap because you bought two low end cars and had trouble? See any problem with that logic? I have had over a dozen and only one
56 BristolFlyer : I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and in my eye that car hasn't got an ounce of beauty in it. My particular XR2 was more of a dog than a
57 N231YE : 1997 Jaguar XJ6L. P.O.S., was in the shop 3 times a month. Worst of all, all of the parts were "special," so dumping $50 on a brake light was normal.
58 TPAnx : Worst: A Simca (French made) which the school I attended rented for summer employees. To get heat--you had to raise the hood, and turn a switch on the
59 Post contains links and images TR763 : As I only owned 2 cars I'll speak for my parents ones:There are two worst cars, a 1990 Fiat Premio and a 1993 Fiat Tipo - really, those could never be
60 UAL747 : Both of my parents have owned Jaguars (Pre-Ford) back in 1988 and 1992. My mom had a XJ6 Vandenplause and my Dad had an XJS. While quite beautiful on
61 Post contains images LTBEWR : Yes, but they may be illegal or the insurance coverage may be denied. It's too late for the lemon laws to be used. Maybe just trade it in for some ot
62 EclipseFlight7 : They may be expensive pieces of shit that often would leave me desperately trying to claw my way off a road, but I looked hella cool pulling into the
63 Dougloid : Good sound advice. That's what I've been doing, and I have not made a car payment since 1992. Worst car ever? 1987 Plymouth Voyager minivan with 2.6l
64 TheSonntag : I only have owned one car so far... A Mexican made, 34HP VW Bug. I simply love it, despite its defects. It brought me everywhere so far, whether it we
65 CraigW : As a student I had an old VW Beetle. I hated the car because there was always a smell of gasoline. Eventually I gave it away as it was starting to giv
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