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The Most Pitiful Cars Ever?  
User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6105 posts, RR: 29
Posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6799 times:
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I am sitting here at parent teacher conferences and nobody ever wants to talk to the auto teacher. That got me thinking about pitiful cars. I am not talking about sad old rusted junk that used to be cool. I am talking about cars that people made fun of when they were new too. A few came to mind:
GEO Metro/Pontiac Firefly
Renault Le Car
AMC/Renault Alliance
Any 1960s NSU
Ford Aspire
Chevrolet Sprint
US models of the Fiat 128

Some sad cars had inner charm like Chevetts with plaid seats and the Gremlin with the Levi package. What are some pitiful cars you can think of?


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User currently offlineC172Akula From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1003 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6799 times:

Nobody better drag the Merkur XR4TI into this, XR4TI crew is tight!

User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6105 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6788 times:
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Quoting C172Akula (Reply 1):
Nobody better drag the Merkur XR4TI into this

I agree. That car really isn't pitiful. It was cool new, I really liked it, I also liked the Scorpio.



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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6789 times:
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Visually, the Pontiac Aztek and Chevrolet Avalanche are about as pitiful as it gets. The first examples, in particular. Absolutely wretched.

2H4



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User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6789 times:

Yogo
Fiero
Pinto
XR4Ti




Just kidding on the last one  Smile


User currently offlineC172Akula From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1003 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6780 times:



Quoting 2H4 (Reply 3):
the Pontiac Aztek

Oh God I had forgotten about that THING! Thanks for bringing it back into my memory! BAAAARF!


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6774 times:

The AMC Pacer
The AMC Pacer (Because it needed to be said twice)

The Trabant, though I still think they are cool, I've never driven one, but never the less I think it would be fun to drive here for the looks one would get in Detroit!

Ford Pinto
Chevy Vega and its' sister the Monza (sp)

My Audi TT, that was the biggest PoC built.


User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6776 times:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b134/N1120A/IMG_2437.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g220/UTA_flyinghigh/Voitureuhs/Willoumobiles/Golf/willoumobile_golf_1.jpg
img src="http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g220/UTA_flyinghigh/Voitureuhs/Willoumobiles/Megane/megane_8.jpg">
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g220/UTA_flyinghigh/Voitureuhs/Willoumobiles/Civic/civic_ex_11.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g220/UTA_flyinghigh/Voitureuhs/Willoumobiles/Neon/neon_2.jpg

And especially:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v306/LOT767-300ER/DSC00061-1.jpg?t=1184486715


User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6105 posts, RR: 29
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6763 times:
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Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 4):
Yogo

The Yugo, how could I forget? The GVX and convertibles model are the saddest. The GVX was the sports model it had a small hood scoop.

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 4):
Fiero

Those were popular, the V-6 model is kind of a hot rod.

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 4):
Pinto

That was a turd, but the engine was great. Ford used a variation of that engine into the 2000s. As far as sad cars go I like the Pinto Wagon with plastic wood. Another Pinto plus is the fact that it is rear wheel drive. That leaves it open for some cool customs. Every now and then I'll see a tubbed Pinto with a 460 under the hood.



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6763 times:

Bloody Renault Twingo - every asshole driving one of those things thinks he's the local Speed monitor, and drives deliberately 10 km/h under the speed limit just to piss people off. Listen, just because YOU bought a piece of shit car, doesn't mean the rest of us have - some of us can actually go 70km/h without falling to bits or exploding. Bastard stupid French bastards  grumpy 

User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6763 times:

Anything that has 4 cylinders, 4 doors, no muffler and is front wheel drive but has a huge spoiler on the trunk providing down force to wheels that are not even driving the car.

User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6755 times:
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Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 6):
The Trabant, though I still think they are cool, I've never driven one, but never the less I think it would be fun to drive here for the looks one would get in Detroit!

I've driven one, and actually had fun. Skinny tires and slippery cobbles make for a good time, even if you don't have any power to work with.

As the old saying goes, it's more fun to drive a slow car fast than it is to drive a fast car slow.  Wink

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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7523 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6757 times:

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 4):
Yogo

Don't you mean Yugo? 

Quoting Falstaff (Thread starter):
Ford Aspire

Let's not forget its predecessor, the Festiva.

Others to add:
The Korean-built Pontiac LeMans from the late-80s.
Fiat Strada

[Edited 2007-11-15 10:41:11]


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User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6105 posts, RR: 29
Reply 13, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6750 times:
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Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 6):
The Trabant



Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 6):
I think it would be fun to drive here for the looks one would get in Detroit!

If you ever get one call me and we will cruise Woodward. I would love to drive one. The US will not allow an import of one, but on the grey market it would be doable. Michigan would be ok to license it too, since we have no inspection of any kind. The secretary of states office would know anything about it and just register it. A buddy did that; he registered an AM General military vehicle as a regular 1/2 ton pickup truck.

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 6):
Chevy Vega

My mom had a 76 Vega wagon with plaid seats. The Vega was a real turd with the aluminium engine. You can drop a small block Chevy in them easy.



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User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3085 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6728 times:

Smart Cars. Pitiful.


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User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6718 times:

The Hillman Imp.

My mum had one of those for a few years. Awful, awful car...



User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6713 times:

Forgot this one:



User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6105 posts, RR: 29
Reply 17, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6708 times:
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Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 10):
Anything that has 4 cylinders, 4 doors, no muffler and is front wheel drive but has a huge spoiler on the trunk providing down force to wheels that are not even driving the car.

I always look at those cars in traffic and the drivers probably think I am admiring their cars, but I am really making fun of them in my head. I once had a student who stuck on every glue on item they had at Autozone (or so it seemed) He even glued felt to the outside of his car and painted the side windows black, yes painted.

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 12):
Let's not forget its predecessor, the Festiva.

I did a valve job on one of those once. Around the D I see more of those than Aspires.

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 12):
The Korean-built Pontiac LeMans from the late-80s

I tried to sell a service manual for one of those... Nobody wanted it. I think they are all gone and there are non left to service.
776236ER, Those Neons sucked, swapped an engine on one last year. It was a rusted turd. I was amazed the owner wanted to spend the money on it.



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User currently offlineEK20 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6704 times:

I saw a pretty unusual car while I was in New Zealand.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2098/2035382054_6c387835b7_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2040/2035383482_ffced241ab_o.jpg


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26525 posts, RR: 75
Reply 19, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6688 times:

A short list:

Ford Taurus
Chevrolet Lumina
Chrysler TC "By Maserati"
Toyopet Crown (Toyota sure learned from that mistake)

Quoting Falstaff (Thread starter):
Renault Le Car

The Renault 5 wasn't exactly a poor car in France from what I have heard, it just was really poorly executed here in the US.

Quoting Falstaff (Thread starter):
Ford Aspire

Add an extra s in there  Wink

Quoting Falstaff (Thread starter):
Chevrolet Sprint

Ah, the Metro's predecessor. 3 cylinders just isn't a good sign.

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 4):
Yogo

Yugo's were rebadged Fiats built in Yugoslavia and sold for $1000 less than the cheapest car on the market at the time. Absolute junk.

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 6):

The Trabant, though I still think they are cool, I've never driven one, but never the less I think it would be fun to drive here for the looks one would get in Detroit!

There is something to be said for a car that can have its engine rebuilt by the side of the road within an hour.

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 6):

My Audi TT, that was the biggest PoC built.

Too bad. They are generally good cars.

Quoting 777236ER (Reply 7):

What in the world is wrong with my M3, and why are you using that picture anyway?



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User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6682 times:



Quoting N1120A (Reply 19):

What in the world is wrong with my M3, and why are you using that picture anyway?

Oh, is that your picture?  angel 


User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6674 times:



Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 12):
Don't you mean Yugo?

 banghead   banghead   banghead   banghead 

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 12):

Let's not forget its predecessor, the Festiva.

And its predecessor the Festia. My friend had one we used to take off road. We launched it off all 4 wheels on more then a few times.


User currently offlineSandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3428 posts, RR: 50
Reply 22, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6665 times:



User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3085 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6664 times:

So 777236ER, what other pictures of members do you have saved and easy access to. Thats a bit disconcerning.


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26525 posts, RR: 75
Reply 24, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6656 times:



Quoting JetsGo (Reply 23):
Thats a bit disconcerning.

You mean it removes concern?

Quoting JetsGo (Reply 23):
So 777236ER, what other pictures of members do you have saved and easy access to

Pretty much anyone would have easy access to that given that it is in my photobucket account.



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25 777236ER : Or looked at the last 'post a picture of your car' thread. It's true that I don't concern many people, but I should given the access I have to people
26 Post contains images Falstaff : At Ford we called them Ass Fire or Expire You can rebuild the automatic transaxle in a Ford Escort (US model) without taking the trans out. One liter
27 Post contains images PHLBOS : You're a little too fast with the key-typing; I believe you meant (for the benefit of the others here) Fiesta. That must've been a hoot. Yeah, but it
28 Dtwclipper : I had an F10....I can confirm it as a PoS!
29 AirframeAS : The Honda Ridgeline (U.S. version) looks like a carbon copy of a Chevy truck.... And its pretty FUGLY...doesn't even look like a Honda at all.
30 RFields5421 : Ford Mustang II - an overblown Pinto with a 4 cylinder engine trying to pretend to be a muscle car!!! Even though there was a V-6 option and eventuall
31 Post contains images Falstaff : My grandfather had one. He totaled in on February 13th 1976. That was Friday the 13th.... What a fitting day for a sad car to die.
32 Falstaff : No way, is it a copy of a Chevy. It is front wheel drive. It is also not full frame.
33 AirframeAS : I didn't say it was a Chevy. What I sad, Falstaff, was.... Please....read throughly next time, Falstaff.
34 Post contains images N1120A : Oooh yeah baby!! Then again, the 1 liter versions of the MINI are actual cars When you think about it, that absolutely sucks for a 3-cyl car. That wa
35 Falstaff : He really digs the Ghia model with the vinyl top. I have seen old ads from the 1970s, in Hot Rod magazine, for vinyl top and landau bar kits for 1969
36 Falstaff : That car was sold in the USA in the late 70s.
37 Post contains images JetsGo : Gosh darnit, wrong word! Anyway, I would have to say my 2000 Dodge Stratus is up there somewhere on the list. I baby that sucker, and yet the door pa
38 Post contains images JAGflyer : The Ford Edsel
39 AirCop : Just wondering that myself. How could anyone old enough forget the first Hyundai sold in the USA back in the late 60's. Claimed 66 mph. One door and
40 Falstaff : I consider myself a lover of odd cars and I had no idea Hyundai sold cars in the USA prior to the 1986 model year. Those 80s models were not that goo
41 N1120A : Actually, the first Hyundai in the US was the Excel, in 1986, which came with much fanfare due to its low price tag. It then became (in)famous for tw
42 LOT767-300ER : Werent you supposed to delete yourself and you didnt? Why are you even still on this board??? Strange..
43 Daleaholic : Well... Lets see your car then...
44 AirCop : You are so right,after a little research I found the car and it was a 1968 Subaru 360..Sorry about that Hyundai fans..
45 Post contains images Falstaff : I have seen photos of those. Wierd heh? I wouldn't worry about insulting Hyundai fans I doubt their are any.
46 PhilGil : Let's keep our models straight, here. I might not have my model years quite right, but I'm thinking the Fiesta was late 70's to mid 80's, while the F
47 N1120A : You got very, very lucky. The Festiva generally is a rather unreliable car.
48 RicciPettit : Sorry if any of these are already mentioned. In my opinion pitiful cars include... Nissan MIcra (all generations) Vauxhall Agila Citroen Burlingo Toyo
49 Post contains images RayChuang : Here's the best example in my opinion of the most pitiful car ever: Citroen Ami 6 They couldn't have come up with a more ugly design.
50 LTU932 : That car may look pitiful, but we've had one of those, and it could basically take any kind of abuse. Only twice did it break down, once because the
51 Springbok747 : Hummer Smart Fortwo Any French car Any car made in Korea (Hyundai, Ssangyong, KIA etc) Toyota Yaris
52 Post contains images LAXspotter : Any jeep Yeah, top three being French Cars, Korean Cars and SUV's IMO.
53 Post contains images Superfly :
54 Freckles : Sorry, whats wrong with the Focus? Good to drive, well made, reliable, affordable, ample power. I don't get it. You must drive a Rolls! Morgan
55 Seb146 : Hey, now.... If the PT hadn't been on the lot, I would have gone with the Aztek I have a book somewhere that lists the "crap cars." Yugo is one of th
56 Flight152 : Stevie Wonder- is that you??
57 WildcatYXU : What is it? Looks very similar to Tatra 87
58 Seb146 : I have never understood everyone's repulsion of the Aztek. I think it is kinda cute. And, the camper option is solid! I would enjoy pulling into a ca
59 Asuflyer05 : There's a bunch of them but my too biggest offenders: Dodge Neon Chevrolet Cavalier You've clearly never seen it's residual values then.
60 2H4 : Well the proportions are all wrong....large overhangs at both the front and rear are a no-no in design. Short overhangs are much preferred, as they p
61 Post contains images Springbok747 : LOL haha no I dont think so But I have driven a Yaris, its a nice car, but somehow its so ugly..and repulsive. The old Toyota Echo was much better.
62 RNOcommctr : Cadillac Cimarron-- juat a Chevy Cavalier with leather and more chrome. Plymouth Omni/ Dodge Horizon-- Chrysler's botched effort to come up with a sub
63 LAXspotter : No one should be a Toyota for looks, let alone a yaris. Buy them for economy and reliability, thats it.
64 LOT767-300ER : I can buy a Buick and it will be more reliable..
65 Post contains images AeroWesty : Signed, LOT767-300ER
66 Bohica : The most pitiful car ever created was the 1987 Sterling 825. It is the definition of POS. Here is what the New York Times said about it: The Sterling
67 Post contains images ACDC8 : Agreed. The Euro Focus has a much nicer ride and feel than it's North American counterpart. It's still being sold in Europe. Was it called the Excel
68 Post contains links and images LOT767-300ER : Ive got a vision of the future:
69 Post contains links and images Zippyjet : Renault Fuego a bathtub on wheels Lincoln goes ghetto with a tacky Granada knock off. Another puker SUV that has a strange resemblence to a Fugly Ram
70 Post contains images UTA_flyinghigh : Methinks you've never seen how I drive my Twingo (how come you didn't find a pic of it, 777236cargo ? Bouahahahaha !) UTA
71 Post contains images Superfly : First of all that, shortened coupe is a modified Versailles and was NEVER offered from Lincoln like that. That is an aftermarket chop-shop job. The V
72 Post contains images T prop : Hey! I had a 68 Nova. I don't wear wifebeaters and I still have all my teeth.
73 Post contains images Superfly : I am talking about the Novas from the 1970s. The model you have is fantastic!
74 Post contains images T prop : Oh Yeah... I wish I still had it. 2 door, original light green paint with a black vinyl top. All stock except for Vette rallys and a 70 350 LT1 under
75 Post contains images BDKLEZ : I was just about to nominate the Yugo Zastava, my first car. But then I called up an image and found myself to be rather tearful at the memory of it's
76 Post contains images Superfly : I hate to say it but that Yugo Zastava has styling that looks better than most cars today. I like boxy cars where you can clrearly distinguish the si
77 Columba : Old cars: BMW Isetta, Messerschmidt Kabinenroller, Gogomobil Trabant, Wartburg, Lada,Yugo etc........ Fiat Panda from 1980s (we had one, was more in t
78 Post contains images RicciPettit : Oh god yes. I forgot about that one. What's going o with it? Is it two cars stuck together or what? This is what Jeremy Clarkson had to say:
79 Post contains images BDKLEZ : An orange Chrysler Alpine put me in hospital for a week when I was 7. Top of my list anyway for that reason alone!
80 ABQ747 : Weren't Festivas and Aspires built by KIA?
81 Superfly : Still looks better than most cars today.
82 Post contains links and images Cornish : Mmmm choices, choices - so many to choose from. But here are a few more piles of complete crap: The Austin Allegro (complete with square steering whee
83 Post contains links and images BDKLEZ : Here's a few more. Suzuki Vitara - Quite simply a girls car. Ford Ka - Just horrid. Suzuki Alto - Naf. Seat Marbella - Fiat Panda wannabe maybe? Stand
84 Post contains images RobertNL070 : Chavved-up Honda CR-Xes. Often with more exhaust decibels than horse-power. You see them here in NL trying to drive around speed bumps. Absolutely pat
85 Post contains images SK601 : - Suzuki Jimny - Suzuki WagonR - Fiat Multipla - Daihatsu YRV (or any other Daihatsu) - Toyota Prius - Toyota Yaris Verso - any SsangYong - Dacia Log
86 Falstaff : The first ones in the US were some of the most recalled cars in history. That is a sweet ride. Especially the wagon. that is revolting
87 Post contains links and images Superfly : Thanks for bringing that up! I totally forgot to list that pathetic, over-priced, new money, no class hunk of garbage. Maybach! Give me a Rolls Royce
88 Post contains images Falstaff : I drove one of those around at the Mid-America track in Mansfield, Ohio. It was a sweet ride. I still would rather have a Rolls. I agree. I would lik
89 Post contains images Sprout5199 : Them's fightin words    You have got to be kidding Fly. Its one FUGLY car. Dan in Jupiter[Edited 2007-11-16 05:47:09]
90 Post contains images Superfly : Nope. I am dead serious! There have been a good 20+ models to come out over the last 5 years that have outdone the AMC Pacer in terms of ugliness. Wh
91 Post contains images PlymSpotter : I actually am thinking if I ever learn to drive that I wouldn't mind one of them, or perhaps a Niva 4x4 things for a certain purpose. They actually s
92 Post contains links and images Cornish : I almost forgot the fantastically bad Bond Bug that resembled a wedge of Red Leicester cheese I think the lady was an optional extra
93 Sprout5199 : This is true. That true also. A friend in high school had one. Talk about a party mobile. More girls would hang around the pacer at parties then woul
94 Post contains images PHLBOS : I wouldn't call a car that had a 10-year run necessarily a botched effort. Had these cars (which won Motor Trend's COTY for 1978) not debuted; it's h
95 N1120A : More like their terribly unreliable nature.
96 PhilGil : Yes, that is correct. I've actually been considering a Kia Spectra based (partially) on my good experience with the Festiva. Sounds like I may have t
97 Post contains images PHLBOS : IIRC, the original premise of the thread is regards to the most pitiful cars regardless of any after-market do-dads it may or may not have. Even the
98 Post contains images PhilGil : You're right. Nothing wrong with a Civic or Bonneville when they were new. I still stand by my Hummer comment, though.
99 Post contains images PHLBOS : Speaking of which, where's TriStarEnvy? He was one A.netter that owned/owns a bright yellow Aztek; and, yes, despite owning one, he still says it's u
100 Ctbarnes : I'm surprised no one remembers (accidentally) the Chevrolet Chevette (or the Shove-it to those who owned one). Other pathetic US cars: the Dodge Dart
101 Falstaff : *1 I'd go with the Cadillac Seville of 76-80, that did a really good job covering up the Nova. My favorite Pacer feature is the two doors being differ
102 Acey : I was wondering who'd be the first to try shutting down the Cav/Sunfire. I'm 16, and a 2001 Cavalier is pretty much the only thing my parents would p
103 Falstaff : The Cavalier really isn't pitiful. You don't hear it being the butt of jokes. It is a great little car. The school I teach at has three 2001-2002 Cav
104 Post contains images PHLBOS : Actually, the styling and sheetmetal of the '76 Seville's set the stage for the subsequent downsized '77 B & C bodies. Typo alert: I believe you mean
105 Falstaff : Oh yes. The cars fell apart around the engine. The A904 transmission was great too.
106 Post contains images 4holer : We had one. The front shocks had pushed thru into the engine compartment due to rust and thus its already spellbinding appearance of unearthly green
107 Post contains images Superfly : The Chevrolet Chevette was a solid car and if you really wanted driving excitment, you'd go for the sporty Pontiac T-1000. Keep in mind, the Chevette
108 Post contains links and images PHLBOS : Actually, I've heard some people refer to the Chevette as Sh*t-vette. Speaking of songs: In 1997, the Christian rock group, Audio Adrenaline, actuall
109 Falstaff : I have a manual for an 81 if anyone needs it.
110 Post contains images Superfly : Technically, it's still a 'Vette. I have a 1981 Plymouth Reliant manual if anyone needs it.
111 Zippyjet : If I'm not mistaken the final generation of the Nova and the spawns from the other divisions of the General were basically the same frame as the vener
112 TZ757300 : Actually Jeep still had them in the Wagoners until '91 Yeah, mine is pretty pitiful, but it has taken an unbelievable beating since I've had it. Piti
113 Post contains images ACDC8 : True, if you take a Gravol before you get in ... By Impala, I mean Impala in general. the '92-96 SS was more or less a spruced up Caprice. The FWD mo
114 StealthZ : There are a couple of gems from this part of the world but I have to find pics. I have a question I know 3 wheeled cars were popular(well common anywa
115 Post contains images Diesel1 : Can't believe it took until Reply 82 before the Austin Allegro came up... By the way, is that you Cornish in the Harvest Gold Allegro ? Anyway.......
116 Post contains images Superfly : Incorrect. The Impala SS was a stripped down Caprice Classic. The Caprice Classic had more luxury amenities not offered in the Impala SS. The Caprice
117 Post contains images CPH-R : I'm surprised noone has mentioned this one yet, despite its recent appearance in public media Bloody brilliant, yet at the same time rather pitiful ca
118 Falstaff : That is for sure. The Seville still sells for a much higher price than the Versailles. Here in the D you still see the Seville, but hardly ever see a
119 Post contains images Superfly : True but the Lincoln Versailles came with a quadraphonic 8track player while the Cadillac Seville only had stereo 8track.
120 Falstaff : That is the only good thing about that car. That two door model was never made by Ford. Those were built on the aftermarket. There are very similar S
121 Flighty : Anything that gets less than 30 MPG, unless it also goes faster than 140 MPH. The gasoline engine is, too often, no more efficient than a 1920 Ford mo
122 Post contains images MD11Engineer : I got caught speeding yesterday.... in a SMART! It is not mine but a rental car I rented for two days while my Land Rover was AOG due to a bolloxed fu
123 Steeler83 : Oh my! That thing looked like you should have a gun mounted on that! My pitiful car choice goes to The Honda Element, and that other similar looking
124 Falstaff : That is false. The model T weighed a lot less any car on the road today. You can't compare gas mileage. If you want a light weight car that gets good
125 Flighty : Okay, how about this. 1990 Toyota Celica All-Trac Turbo, 2.0l I-4 200hp 200 lb-ft torque. That's 18 years ago. We have made zero progress since then.
126 Falstaff : The next group we are going to hear from are the prohibition crowd. Beer, wine, and liquor production produces C02. Not only can they combat the ills
127 Post contains images Banco : You think so? I'd have thought you'd answered your own point on that by mentioning the massive increase in weight in modern cars whilst retaining (or
128 Acey : Currently powering the Pontiac Solstice GXP, Saturn Sky Red Line, and the new Chevrolet Cobalt SS is a 2.0L I-4 making 260 horsepower and 260 pound f
129 Post contains images StasisLAX : Queue up the music from "The Twilight Zone" series and the voice of Rod Sterling saying "Submitted for your consideration" Worst new car that my Dad e
130 Flight152 : I disagree. The defunct cavalier/sunfire is one of the most lackluster cars available. It's inferior to its competiton in most respects, mostly due t
131 Post contains images Superfly : Can't be all that "lackluster" if the model had a 23 year run. Most of the little imports you boast about don't have that sort of staying power. Ther
132 Post contains images Czbbflier : What, you don't like the Smart Car? At 4.5l/100km or 62mpg that's pretty good!. It's roomy, peppy (no beating a Porsche but I don't care) and it's a
133 Flight152 : Mostly due to fleet sales. Besides if something is cheap enough, anyone will buy it. I never said it wasn't popular. Most do. If i'm not mistaken, th
134 Superfly : ...and the A4 me & a friend got stuck with last year at a rental car agency. I stay away from fmr. rental cars as well. Hmmmm, isn't all high-end spo
135 Post contains links and images Zippyjet : True but these days, Volvo has too many models and with Ford influence has created some vanilly cheesy cars with crappy reliability. I can't remember
136 ACDC8 : The Pony's Canadian debut was in 1984 (anyone remember the stuffed Pony you got when you bought the car?), anyway, the reason why I was asking N1120A
137 Flight152 : The 3-series sport coupe as BMW called it wasn't a sports car. It was a hatchback verson of the 3-series. Neither of which are still in production. N
138 Falstaff : What did the pony (the stuffed animal) look like. Did it have Hyundai written on it? I bet that stuffed Pony is harder to find than the car. A Chevro
139 ACDC8 : Don't remember. It was a light beige and quite big actually, big enough for a toddler to sit on. Don't think it had anyting or logos printed on it.
140 Post contains images L-188 : Is that a vagina? That was my question back in 92 when he got busted. I'll have to defend that car, My mom had one for about a decade, 3 cylinder, Di
141 Post contains images Superfly : Cars are a liability, not an investment. Unless you're going to buy an already expensive limited production car, park it for 30 years in a temperatur
142 Flighty : This is true, but "battery technology" can also let us get rid of the fossil fuel engine entirely. Within a few short years, we will have 250-mile ra
143 JJJ : Back to the R5/Lecar a couple of weeks ago I saw my old Super5 still running getting out of the local University parking lot. 85 or 86 vintage, on his
144 L-188 : Correct me if I am wrong but that car is currently running in the low six figures to aquire. You can also get rid of every free flowing river in the
145 Flighty : It's not like a gas motor. Just because you need lots of power now, does not mean it consumes extra fuel all the time, the way a V10 engine does. The
146 Falstaff : Many times classic cars that sell for very high prices really just kept up with inflation. Many of those types of cars were expensive new. If the ori
147 Post contains images Jacobin777 : ..growing up, I found this to be one of the most pitiful cars ever..
148 Post contains images StasisLAX : Dad had the dubious responsibility for buying the '75 Pacer. My mother, however, held the ultimate say in its demise. Mom picked out the '76 Grand Pr
149 Post contains images Superfly : Shame. By then, you could have got a rebuild transmission for only $350 plus installation for about $200 and you'd still have it today. Did this have
150 Post contains images WildcatYXU : I'm surprised that nobody mentioned yet any car with VW's "stellar" engine - the 1.2 HTP. The HTP allegedly stands for "High Torque Performance", but
151 1stfl94 : I'm surprised no one's mentioned the Austin Metro/Rover Metro/Rover 100 yet. My mum used to have a Metro which broke down so many times her boss offer
152 Banco : Hmm. Not really. When the Metro first came out, it was fairly revolutionary in many respects. That folding split rear seat you see on every car these
153 TSS : Ford Festiva- A Mazda 121 built in Korea by Kia and sold in the US by Ford. Initially more appealing than the similarly sized and priced Geo Metro due
154 PHLBOS : The AMC/Renault Alliance won Motor Trend's 1983 Car of the Year. The very branding of the car (AMC/Renault) triggered a bit of controversy (in terms
155 Post contains images Superfly : There is a guy about 6 blocks from me that has 7 Chevrolet Vegas. He has every kind of model in trim availible. A few are rusted but a few are also i
156 Post contains images TSS : Oops! Mea Culpa. I suppose that post was a lesson in always checking my facts before I go spouting off my mouth!
157 Post contains images StasisLAX : Our '76 Grand Prix LJ had a 400ci V-8 that made 180 hp. My 2000 Grand Prix GT with a 3.8 V-6 made 200hp and got double the gas mileage than the '76 G
158 4holer : Hate to quote myself, but I spoke to my dad tonite and he reminded me of the last time I ever saw that green Chevette. We were at my grandparents hou
159 Post contains images Zippyjet : The FUGLY Volvo appropiate for this thread is the: That hideous choppy rear quarter window makes this rolling turd look like a loaf of bread on wheels
160 MD-90 : The vehicle overall is far from pitiful but I nominate The Most Pitiful Transmission Ever to be any automatic tranny in any Chrysler minivan ever buil
161 Wolverine : FIAT-Multipla Smart-fortwo ( looks like a Rollerskate for Elephants) Renault Twingo FIAT Panda ( the old one) Opel Corsa Audi A2
162 LOT767-300ER : You are a fool as much as you are a Sith lord! Surely you are kidding. The 94-96 SS came standard with the 9C1 Caprice Police Package that was not av
163 Superfly : Lot767-300er: Relax kid. I was not knocking the Impala SS. The Caprice Classic always has had more 'luxury' amenities than the Impala. Yes the Impala
164 Post contains images Iwok : Try getting a girlfriend if this is your ride. iwok
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