DeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 14 Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 6112 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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LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12692 posts, RR: 13 Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 6108 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.
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7719 posts, RR: 17 Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 6108 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
DeltaDC9 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 2844 posts, RR: 5 Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 6101 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
Dont take life too seriously because you will never get out of it alive - Bugs Bunny
Express1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 6101 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.
Dc10s4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 6097 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.
IAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 5 Reply 18, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 6056 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.
Sunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1759 posts, RR: 32 Reply 20, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 6010 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.
Scintx From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 270 posts, RR: 1 Reply 21, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 6009 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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RAPCON From Puerto Rico, joined Jul 2006, 671 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 5989 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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Srbmod From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 17297 posts, RR: 51 Reply 23, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 5972 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).
Greasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3066 posts, RR: 22 Reply 24, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 5939 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...
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.