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Worst Piece Of Trash You've Ever Owned?

Tue Oct 10, 2006 8:59 am

So here I am again, whining about the built-in USB hub in my computer. It fails anywhere from zero to twenty times an hour (yes, 20) no matter if I'm using it or not. Big deal, I could say, but my WiFi adapter is connected to it... which I NEED for going online!

I've done everything I can to try and set that thing right, installed all new and approved drivers I could find, I've checked for bad contacts and I've tweaked every system setting that might have to do with it. But still, I'm screwed if I have a large download with no resume support.

So please, never ever, under any circumstances EVER buy a PC made by Medion! They may cost little money, they may be relatively fast and equipped with a lot of stuff. But all of that stuff is cheap, and you'll notice. Also, some of the really important stuff is costum-made so you won't find any driver updates on the original manufacturers' websites either.

To share my frustration, what is the worst bit of junk you've ever been frustrated by?
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RE: Worst Piece Of Trash You've Ever Owned?

Tue Oct 10, 2006 9:06 am

A '76 Capri I once had. So many things went wrong with it at once that I called the salvage yard yard to come get it. Next day I went down to the dealer and bought the Mustang that is outside my office right now - total opposite of that Crapi.
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RE: Worst Piece Of Trash You've Ever Owned?

Tue Oct 10, 2006 9:10 am

Yes mine is Computer related as well. I bought an EI Systems laptop and took out a coverplan on it too. Well we started having problems straight away with it, and had to send it back endless times, but worst of all was an overheating problem. This got so bad that the paint actually melted on the surface of it! The keyboard was also badly designed so that the keys left long term marks on the screen that I couldn't get off. The thing completely went awol one day and I sent it back again, this time it had to get a new motherboard inside of it, however after this it refused to open a jpg. file without struggling, yet before-hand it managed this without any trouble. It still overheats and I'm still having problems with it. The coverplan is supposed to give me a new laptop if I have the repeat problem with my machine, however they have a 'six week rule', and if I don't send it back with the same problem for 6 weeks solidly then they don't do it. Great  Yeah sure

Of course, they don't tell you that when you take out the cover, Grrr. So, my advice to you is never to take out a coverplan from PC World, its not them, its a completely separate insurance company and they just don't budge  mad 

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RE: Worst Piece Of Trash You've Ever Owned?

Tue Oct 10, 2006 9:16 am

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 2):
So, my advice to you is never to take out a coverplan from PC World

My advice to myself would be to get a Mac. I've had it with OS updates, anti-virus this, anti-spyware that and firewall issues left and right. Now, if only those advertised student jobs didn't all say "immediately"... I'd know if I'll be able to get one later.  Silly
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Tue Oct 10, 2006 9:24 am

 
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Tue Oct 10, 2006 9:27 am

You probably won't believe it but it was a Rollei 35 SE. I bought one when I still went to school.

Actually it's a fine little camera with great Sonnar lenses, an LED meteric system an so on. But on the back there's this small lever on the right hand side of the viewfinder:



In an upright position, the lever allowed you to rewind the film. But if the lever was in a horizontal position, which frequently happened to me, because that thing did not lock in either a "down" or "up" position, and you tried to work the advance lever, the film didn't really move forward but the shutter was advanced.
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RE: Worst Piece Of Trash You've Ever Owned?

Tue Oct 10, 2006 9:28 am

Quoting Aloges (Reply 3):
My advice to myself would be to get a Mac.

Reminds me of the great quote from Conan O'Brien:

"Apple has issued a recall on several models of Mac laptops because the battery can overheat and catch fire. Experts say a Mac fire is just like a PC fire, except it's more hip and condescending"
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Tue Oct 10, 2006 9:30 am

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RE: Worst Piece Of Trash You've Ever Owned?

Tue Oct 10, 2006 9:58 am

1987 Plymouth Voyager....nuff said.
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RE: Worst Piece Of Trash You've Ever Owned?

Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:03 am

Any Uniroyal tires
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I'm sure I'll think of more...
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Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:07 am



Need I say more?  Smile
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RE: Worst Piece Of Trash You've Ever Owned?

Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:31 am

Quoting AC773 (Reply 11):
Need I say more?  

I have those exact headphones! But seriously, I haven't had a problem with them yet...So what's in store for me?
 
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RE: Worst Piece Of Trash You've Ever Owned?

Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:47 am

These $19.99 earphones trying to duplicate the Shure or Etymonic style in the ear buds. I tried them once, they sucked. Within 5 minutes I took them out, ripped the cords with 1 pull and threw them out.

As well as a Lexmark color inkjet printer, it worked for a year and then started jamming for no reason. I put it, the cable and the manual into a garbage bag, and threw it to the curb for garbage pick up the next day. It was 2 printers ago (maybe 4-5 years back).

[Edited 2006-10-10 03:50:08]
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RE: Worst Piece Of Trash You've Ever Owned?

Tue Oct 10, 2006 1:50 pm

The Spics Girls CD someone got me for a birthday many years ago.. (And not as a joke). However, I can't say it got me frustrated, I just didn't listen to the bloody thing.

So I suppose the very worst would have to be my previous computer. Something would break, and as soon as I spent loads of money to repair it, something else would break down. After the harddrive started acting like $hit, I thought I was gonna go nuts. Fortunately after years of troube, I was able to buy a brand new computer, and have not had trouble since. *knocks on wood.*

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RE: Worst Piece Of Trash You've Ever Owned?

Tue Oct 10, 2006 2:13 pm

Quoting Aloges (Thread starter):
To share my frustration, what is the worst bit of junk you've ever been frustrated by?

Your mom!  Wink

Just kidding. The worst piece of trash I have ever owned was actually owned by my parents but it was a 1982 or 1983 Pontiac Grand Prix that had a diesel engine. Horrid car!

Quoting Dougloid (Reply 9):
1987 Plymouth Voyager....nuff said.

You shut your mouth.

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Tue Oct 10, 2006 2:19 pm

Quoting N231YE (Reply 12):
I have those exact headphones! But seriously, I haven't had a problem with them yet...So what's in store for me?

Well, they're made in China and they're very flimsy. More importantly though, they just don't sound good to a trained ear, escpecially given the cost. You can get a set of cans for half the price that will blow those TriPorts out of the water.
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RE: Worst Piece Of Trash You've Ever Owned?

Tue Oct 10, 2006 2:32 pm

Hmm.........well there was this little no-name DVD player I won at a little business party, it was probably $5 at Walmart.

Anyway, it took about 5 minutes for anything to show up on the screen after pressing play, it paused at random spots on brand new DVDs, and it managed to make the picture quality pre 1950 on a few of them.

It went to the shooting range with me a few months ago. It was thrown high in the air, and then met the spray from my 12-gauge. I shot it on the ground a few more times until all that was left were little buttons and plastic scraps. It was amusing.




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RE: Worst Piece Of Trash You've Ever Owned?

Tue Oct 10, 2006 2:43 pm

Quoting Bushpilot (Reply 4):

 rotfl  that was good!

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 15):
Quoting Dougloid (Reply 9):
1987 Plymouth Voyager....nuff said.

You shut your mouth.

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RE: Worst Piece Of Trash You've Ever Owned?

Tue Oct 10, 2006 2:44 pm

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 15):
Quoting Dougloid (Reply 9):
1987 Plymouth Voyager....nuff said.

You shut your mouth.

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RE: Worst Piece Of Trash You've Ever Owned?

Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:03 pm

Quoting AC773 (Reply 16):
Well, they're made in China and they're very flimsy. More importantly though, they just don't sound good to a trained ear, escpecially given the cost. You can get a set of cans for half the price that will blow those TriPorts out of the water.

Very true, those were given as a gift to me. As far as my headphone choice, I use my Stereo Sigtronics S-58S aviation headset, when I'm not flying with it, I just use a 1/4" to 8mm adapter plug and play MS Flight Simulator with it.

Quoting NWA742 (Reply 17):
It went to the shooting range with me a few months ago. It was thrown high in the air, and then met the spray from my 12-gauge. I shot it on the ground a few more times until all that was left were little buttons and plastic scraps. It was amusing.

Turkey shoot style! I would have loved to have seen the cloud of plastic as the spray shot that thing.
 
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RE: Worst Piece Of Trash You've Ever Owned?

Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:13 pm

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 15):
Quoting Dougloid (Reply 9):
1987 Plymouth Voyager....nuff said.

You shut your mouth.

Signed,

Superfly

Hark....you must be the Great Satan LOL.....it was the Mother of All Shitmobiles...bought brand new.....worst car I ever had, bar none.
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RE: Worst Piece Of Trash You've Ever Owned?

Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:20 pm

Cornish !

OK, he was only a rental, but he was still pretty crap !  yuck 

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RE: Worst Piece Of Trash You've Ever Owned?

Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:25 pm

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 22):
Cornish !

OK, he was only a rental, but he was still pretty crap !

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Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:28 pm

Quoting Cornish (Reply 23):
Ahem I'm not for sale at ANY price

Exactly. "Free" isn't ANY price.
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Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:30 pm

Quoting Dougloid (Reply 21):
Hark....you must be the Great Satan LOL.....it was the Mother of All Shitmobiles...bought brand new.....worst car I ever had, bar none.

I think a 1997 Jaguar XJ6L may have you out beat...my mother leased one brand new, and within a few months, the POS was in the shop at least 2 a month. My mother actually returned the car as early as she could, even taking a loss, just to get rid of it.

Guys, do yourself a favor...never, ever, buy a Jaguar. The only luxury you will ever get from it is it being in the shop, lol.
 
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Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:38 pm

Quoting N231YE (Reply 25):
Guys, do yourself a favor...never, ever, buy a Jaguar. The only luxury you will ever get from it is it being in the shop, lol.

My experience with Jaguars is from back in the early seventies and they had issues, not least of which was the electrics from Joseph Lucas, The Man Who Invented Darkness. I sold parts for them.

The idea is not to see them as transportation. They were kind of like having a relationship with a beautiful, but very unreliable fashion model. Being seen by everyone arm in arm with Cindy Crawford would be enough to endure being stood up for all sorts of irrelevant and very expensive reasons, no?

For that there was the Chevy Biscayne, six cylinder, three on the tree.
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Wed Oct 11, 2006 2:14 am

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RE: Worst Piece Of Trash You've Ever Owned?

Wed Oct 11, 2006 4:19 am

A connector for my TV cable. The manufacturer managed to make it totally useless: There was absolutely no way attaching the coaxial cable to it !
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RE: Worst Piece Of Trash You've Ever Owned?

Wed Oct 11, 2006 4:30 am

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 2):
I bought an EI Systems laptop

What did you expect? Not exactly the most reputable brand around.

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 2):
So, my advice to you is never to take out a coverplan from PC World

Hmm the coverplans are usefull the majority of the time as you are entitled to a replacement, not a repair. At least that's the deal with 'Whatever Happens'.

Buying a laptop from PC World...the sales people will do their damnedest to have you leave with the coverplan, laptop bag, mouse and other essentials. They make no money on laptops, they make money on the high markup essentials.

Quoting Aloges (Reply 3):
My advice to myself would be to get a Mac

I thought you were Klaus for a moment...

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RE: Worst Piece Of Trash You've Ever Owned?

Wed Oct 11, 2006 4:37 am

Quoting Aloges (Thread starter):
Worst Piece Of Trash You've Ever Owned?

Windows ME.
'Nuff said.
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RE: Worst Piece Of Trash You've Ever Owned?

Wed Oct 11, 2006 5:07 am

Quoting Aloges (Thread starter):
So please, never ever, under any circumstances EVER buy a PC

Good Advice

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RE: Worst Piece Of Trash You've Ever Owned?

Wed Oct 11, 2006 5:30 am

Quoting Aloges (Thread starter):
So here I am again, whining about the built-in USB hub in my computer. It fails anywhere from zero to twenty times an hour (yes, 20) no matter if I'm using it or not. Big deal, I could say, but my WiFi adapter is connected to it... which I NEED for going online!

One reason could be that the WiFi adapter is drawing more power than the port can supply and the driver is handling it badly... or, of course, it could indeed be just because it's a cheap piece of crap...!

You could try connecting a powered USB hub to find out which one it is...!

Quoting ThePRGuy (Reply 30):
Good Advice

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Wed Oct 11, 2006 5:32 am

Quoting Klaus (Reply 31):

His advice + throw the damn thing in a bin and buy a Mac.
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RE: Worst Piece Of Trash You've Ever Owned?

Wed Oct 11, 2006 5:40 am

Mine is computer related. It's my piece o crap dvd-drive, won't let me install any games. I think I'll have to get a new one for FSX.

Quoting NWA742 (Reply 16):
It went to the shooting range with me a few months ago

Haha, sounds like fun.
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RE: Worst Piece Of Trash You've Ever Owned?

Wed Oct 11, 2006 5:41 am

Well, my old wireless mouse and keyboard.
Of course, when I get angry, out comes the hammer.



and









Technology should avoid messing with me.

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Wed Oct 11, 2006 5:43 am

Quoting Aloges (Thread starter):

A 1.2 Litre Ford Fiesta. The engine blew up after only 6 months. Couldn't wait to get rid of it.  Smile
 
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RE: Worst Piece Of Trash You've Ever Owned?

Wed Oct 11, 2006 5:54 am

1976 VW Rabbit. The rust holes were so big I had to sit inside a bin liner to avoid getting soaked when it rained.
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RE: Worst Piece Of Trash You've Ever Owned?

Wed Oct 11, 2006 5:57 am

Quoting Klaus (Reply 31):
You could try connecting a powered USB hub to find out which one it is...!

I could... if the Windows system settings weren't the only place where the whole thing appears as a regular USB hub. It connects directly to the motherboard with some four-pin (or so) connector, then that cable goes to an integrated card reader/connector/USB hub thingy occupying a 5.25 inch slot. The internal Bluetooth transceiver, WLAN antenna and remote control receiver are all connected to that hub, so there's no way I could do anything about it.

Quoting Klaus (Reply 31):
it could indeed be just because it's a cheap piece of crap...!

 checkmark   banghead 

Quoting FlyKev (Reply 34):
Of course, when I get angry, out comes the hammer.

That must've been a relief... I once smashed an old AT big tower case with a sledgehammer. Big grin Lotsa fun!
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Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:11 am

Quoting FlyKev (Reply 34):
Of course, when I get angry, out comes the hammer.

You don't just happen to be a cartoon character, do you...? Big grin

Quoting Aloges (Reply 37):
I could... if the Windows system settings weren't the only place where the whole thing appears as a regular USB hub.

I actually had thought of connecting an additional hub to the output, but since...

Quoting Aloges (Reply 37):
The internal Bluetooth transceiver, WLAN antenna and remote control receiver are all connected to that hub, so there's no way I could do anything about it.

...you a) obviously can't do that and b) the internal components will (probably) have sufficient power, the inevitable conclusion is that you indeed have a piece of crap on your hands.

Sorry...! Sad
 
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Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:14 am

Quoting BA757 (Reply 28):

What did you expect? Not exactly the most reputable brand around.

What I expected was for the darn thing to work like they told me it would, naive I know, but it damn well doesn't.  old 

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Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:17 am

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 39):
What I expected was for the darn thing to work like they told me it would, naive I know, but it damn well doesn't.

Of course you expect it to work, but to be honest, they certainly are not the best machine on the market.

Adam
 
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Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:30 am

Indeed, you don't happen to know who actually make them do you? I thought they were a brand on their own but one of my mates at uni has exactly the same machine only its got a Fujitsu badge on it, he's got the same problems too!

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Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:37 am

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 41):
Indeed, you don't happen to know who actually make them do you? I thought they were a brand on their own but one of my mates at uni has exactly the same machine only its got a Fujitsu badge on it, he's got the same problems too!

I'd guess Gateway according to this, which may explain the problems!

Quote:

Founded in 1985 in a U.S. Midwestern farmhouse, Gateway has grown into one of the world's best known technology brands with millions of satisfied customers. Starting with a $10,000 loan guaranteed by his grandmother, a rented computer and a three-page business plan, founder Ted Waitt turned Gateway into a revolutionary company whose innovations helped shape the technology industry.

The company - previously called Gateway 2000 - received national acclaim in 1991 when it introduced its distinctive cow-spotted boxes, a tribute to its farm heritage. In 1993, it entered the Fortune 500 and went public, trading on the NASDAQ before moving its stock to the New York Stock Exchange in 1997. The following year, Gateway shifted its head office from North Sioux City, South Dakota, to southern California.

In March 2004, Gateway acquired eMachines, one of the world's fastest growing and most efficient PC makers. eMachines is the #2 retail-distributed brand of personal computer in the United States, providing award winning technical support and quality at low prices.

The company's brands are now sold through leading retailers in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Japan, the UK, and an expanding list of markets in Western Europe. Gateway remains dedicated to making the experiences of buying, owning and using a PC convenient and trouble free for its customers.

Throughout Gateway's evolution, its basic principles remain the same.

Best known for providing customers with the great value for their money and unparalleled service and support, Gateway continues to offer remarkably reliable, high quality products which are sleek, stylish and purposely designed to be simple to use. Offering the very latest in technology without making it overly technical is at the core of Gateway's philosophy.

Gateway's early value proposition of plain talk and fair dealing is still evident today. Gateway has always been devoted to treating customers with respect and decency, and it consistently ranks among the industry's top companies in customer loyalty, an accomplishment the company and its people prize highly.

Today, Gateway is proud to partner with the world's leading retailers to continue its tradition of providing excellent value and service to business and consumer users. As Gateway pushes into new frontiers, it remains dedicated to its original objective of helping people improve their lives through technology.

Executive Management Team
Get an introduction to the management force behind Gateway, Inc.


http://uk.emachines.com/corporate/background.html

Is your buddys laptop a Siemens Fujitsu or just Fujitsu?

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RE: Worst Piece Of Trash You've Ever Owned?

Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:55 am

Can't remember to be honest, think its just the Fujitsu but its been a while since I've seen it. Thanks for the info, quite fascinating to think how Gateway started!

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RE: Worst Piece Of Trash You've Ever Owned?

Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:58 am

97´ Renault Clio assembled in Colombia
05´ Renault Megane II assembled in Turkey.
(Of course no more Renault ever again)
A set of Falken Tires
A Siemens SL56 Mobile phone
My Wife (really! and not as easy to change as the Renaults...but I´m on my way  Wink )
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Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:30 am






I don't care what Klaus says! Big grin
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Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:43 am

Quoting Bongo (Reply 44):
97´ Renault Clio assembled in Colombia
05´ Renault Megane II assembled in Turkey.

You know what they say, bro.
Screw me once, shame on you
Screw me twice, shame on me.


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RE: Worst Piece Of Trash You've Ever Owned?

Wed Oct 11, 2006 12:46 pm

A 1979 Dodge Apsen 2 dr. sedan. I bought it used with about 20,000 miles on it, and got rid of it just over 3 years later with only about 50,000 miles on it. It was a seriously bad POS. I had problems with the carburator, the front suspension (bad ball joints), brakes, the A/C system failed and would need serious (about $400 or so) in repairs (which I didn't do), the hood latch failed as I was going about 50+ MPH, catching the hood and covering my windshield except for a gap at the bottom so I could pull over. For those outside the USA, these cars had a notorious repuation, among the worst ever for a USA made car. They were almost the USA version of the Soviet era Lada or Skoda.
 
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RE: Worst Piece Of Trash You've Ever Owned?

Thu Oct 12, 2006 4:47 am

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 47):
A 1979 Dodge Apsen 2 dr. sedan

I thought the Aspen & Volare were relatively decent cars towards the end of their life (1976-1980)... hmm... must have been wrong.

I know they had serious rusting problems and major issues with the carburetors in the 1976-77 versions... but hey, perhaps they fixed the rust issue and forgot about the rest...  Wink

My worst piece of trash: 2000 Dodge Durango... a FT 4wd gas guzzler that loved to break some of the more expensive parts (ie: transmission & ball-joints).. and this truck only had 35,000 miles on it when I finally got rid of it last fall.
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RE: Worst Piece Of Trash You've Ever Owned?

Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:12 am

Quoting Aloges (Thread starter):
Worst Piece Of Trash You've Ever Owned?

Uuuh, my PC which is 5 years old...  Smile

Why don't I have an Apple Macintosh?!

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