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Worst car you ever drove
« on: July 24, 2013, 10:22:31 AM »
My worst experience was when I worked at a Rexall Drug Store and was delivering prescriptions and other things in a Morris Minor station wagon back in 1959. What a hunk of shit it was. It didn't have enough power to get out of it's own way.

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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2013, 10:27:34 AM »
Without question, the 1993 Ford Taurus wagon I bought in Germany through AAFES, American specs, BUILT IN SHIT-CAGO.

If I had a MONTH, I couldn't describe all the sorry shit that was wrong with that car.

Rear suspension was built out of alignment.

Transmission went out at 65,000 miles.

Motor mounts kept breaking.

Gas tank would only give me 210 miles before sucking fumes, that's how small it was.

Head gasket blew, along with the O2 sensors, which meant I was burning antifreeze.

The final straw -- the f'n windshield wiper motor went out. WTF?!?!?

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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2013, 11:25:05 AM »
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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2013, 06:40:48 PM »
92 Chevy Cavalier.  (bought used. extremely low milage at that time)
It turned into a POS after one year.
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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2013, 07:00:05 PM »
92 Chevy Cavalier.  (bought used. extremely low milage at that time)
It turned into a POS after one year.
The Cavalier was a POS from the beginning.  I don't think they ever changed it other than to put on a new body some time between 1982 and 1997.

Worst vehicle I ever owned was an '81 Chevy pickup.  Every panel had a dent, the suspension was shot, there wasn't a single straight rod on the truck, wouldn't steer right for anything, and I had parts falling off as I was driving down the street.  The spare tire carrier fell out when I was driving it to a friend's house. 
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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2013, 07:59:21 PM »
'56 Pontiac Starchief Catalina tudor hardtop. A tank. Barely got from one gas station to the next. Transmission was a POS.
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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2013, 08:01:52 PM »
Renault Medallion.
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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2013, 08:08:06 PM »
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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2013, 08:08:57 PM »
'56 Pontiac Starchief Catalina tudor hardtop. A tank. Barely got from one gas station to the next. Transmission was a POS.
My dad had a similar vintage Rocket 88.  He said you could watch the speedometer move in one direction while the gas gauge moved in the other. :rofl:
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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2013, 08:09:34 PM »
You win.
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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2013, 08:10:51 PM »
The George Costanza award ?
Jon Voight's LeBaron
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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2013, 08:17:56 PM »
It wasn't my car.  It was my mother-in-laws.  1962 (?) Corvair station wagon.

It was right after we got married and didn't have two nickles to rub together.  I had to use my M-I-L's car to go to work.  I had to find a new route because that car would not make it up one of the hills on the old route.

(Also, the road was visible through the floorboard's holes - I think the holes were for sticking your feet through Fred-Flintstone-style)

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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2013, 08:29:50 PM »
It wasn't my car.  It was my mother-in-laws.  1962 (?) Corvair station wagon.

It was right after we got married and didn't have two nickles to rub together.  I had to use my M-I-L's car to go to work.  I had to find a new route because that car would not make it up one of the hills on the old route.

(Also, the road was visible through the floorboard's holes - I think the holes were for sticking your feet through Fred-Flintstone-style)
I might have to rescind obumazombie's award. :-)
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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2013, 08:43:40 PM »
One of these Ford Escorts in this colour except the four door model. It sucked, but the damn thing would not die, no matter what. I didn't like it at all, just an econobox with no redeeming features.

I drive it for a few months in 2009.

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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2013, 08:46:44 PM »
I might have to rescind obumazombie's award. :-)
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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2013, 08:49:49 PM »
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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2013, 08:51:19 PM »
You win the thread!
Sounds like a man with first-hand experience.

I'm really glad I wasn't of driving age during the Automotive Dark Ages.
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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2013, 09:34:27 PM »
Ahem.  I win.  I was donated a Ford Aspire.  A vehicle that aspired to be a car, a Ford Ass-pirate, if you will.  Turquoise Green with hot pink pinstripe. 
 
1. Had a screwdriver permanently inserted in the shifter to keep it from randomly going into park.
2. Ignition key broke in the ignition, so if you didn't have the half key, you couldn't start the car.
3. Passenger door and trunk did not open by key, so you had to leave the car unlocked.
4. Cupholder conveniently located in front of the stereo...so if you stopped at all, whatever liquid you had in your cup would go straight into the tape player, shorting the radio until it dried out.
5. If you put the gas on it, with the ac turned off, which didn't work anyway, you might could get to 50 mph somewhere around 5 miles AFTER entering the highway, and when you did, you could hear the hamsters dying inside. 

There is more, but I have conveniently erased the pain from my memory.
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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #18 on: July 24, 2013, 09:35:55 PM »
Ahem.  I win.  I was donated a Ford Aspire.  A vehicle that aspired to be a car, a Ford Ass-pirate, if you will.  Turquoise Green with hot pink pinstripe. 
 
1. Had a screwdriver permanently inserted in the shifter to keep it from randomly going into park.
2. Ignition key broke in the ignition, so if you didn't have the half key, you couldn't start the car.
3. Passenger door and trunk did not open by key, so you had to leave the car unlocked.
4. Cupholder conveniently located in front of the stereo...so if you stopped at all, whatever liquid you had in your cup would go straight into the tape player, shorting the radio until it dried out.
5. If you put the gas on it, with the ac turned off, which didn't work anyway, you might could get to 50 mph somewhere around 5 miles AFTER entering the highway, and when you did, you could hear the hamsters dying inside. 

There is more, but I have conveniently erased the pain from my memory.

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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2013, 09:42:02 PM »
The Pink Ford Aspire

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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2013, 09:56:27 PM »
A pink car is better than a turquoise one with pink pinstriping.  I would rather have had a Le Car.  At least their color scheme was palatable. 
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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2013, 02:16:12 AM »
Ummm, excuse me...Jon Voight's Lebaron. Remember me ?
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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2013, 02:07:59 PM »
1976 Ford Station Wagon, in metallic green. Had a severely anemic 351 V8 in it. We called it "The Green Turtle". The brakes went out, the Cruise control quit, etc.... complete POS. My dad was always fixing it.

I would flip the air cleaner cover up-side down so you could hear the carb "moan" when you punched the gas. It was really loud, but did nothing for acceleration. My buddies and I would "race" people in it (we always lost) and would scream "HEAR THE SOUND OF POWER!!!"  We were crazy-ass teens. :rofl:
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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #23 on: August 08, 2013, 05:31:04 PM »
71 Buick Skylark... my first car I ever bought after college graduation.

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« Reply #24 on: August 08, 2013, 06:06:14 PM »
'76 Ford Ltd.  Like this one, except it was shit brown.

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