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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #25 on: August 08, 2013, 10:25:47 PM »
A Ford Pinto that my little brother gave me.  I don't remember why he gave me a car.  I had one.  I now suspect he was trying to eliminate sibling rivalry.

Damn thing caught fire, somewhere under the hood, while parked in the parents attached garage.  I kicked it into neutral while brother opened the garage door and we pushed it out.  It rolled down the hill into the street.  Mom had dialed the fire department.  I had to pay to have that hunk of burnt junk away.

Then there was the '76 Chevy 3/4 ton ranch truck hubby had when we were married.  Gutless wonder, it was.  No reverse.  Wide tires that slid you all over creation after a rain.

Being a sweet newlywed, and not knowing this truck, I tried to clean it out.  Once.  As I pulled up all the baling twine and whatever else was on the floor, I could see the ground underneath.  I carefully placed everything back and did my best with cleaning the scratched and cracked windows.  Once.

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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #26 on: August 09, 2013, 07:27:53 AM »
1991 KIA, a definite summer car.   
Winter the doors would not close, had to put the seat belt through the arm rest to drive it or wait 30 minutes with heater going full blast to warm up the inside so doors would catch.

1975 Corvette, used, that had to have been in an accident as the frame in front was not straight. One had to be wall eyed to keep going straight .

1964 Stingray soft top that had same problems as the Kia, the doors would not close when it got cold. Very bad on ice, and at less then 5 mph. slid into the back of a car and the fiberglass cracked so bad over the headlight it cost $500.00 to repair it. [ this was in 1967 ]   Fancy what it would cost today.






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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #27 on: August 09, 2013, 07:40:33 AM »
I haven't seen anyone mention Hyundai.
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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #28 on: August 09, 2013, 08:37:02 AM »
I haven't seen anyone mention Hyundai.

My wife has a 2012 Hyundai Sonata. She bought it new and the tires are shit. At 30K, the tires are just about gone.

Other than that, it's been a good car. So far.
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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #29 on: August 09, 2013, 10:14:10 AM »
I haven't seen anyone mention Hyundai.

I - for one - have never been stupid/drunk enough to be saddled with one.
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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #30 on: August 09, 2013, 10:59:58 AM »
1968 VW Bug......damn thing came with a 24,000 mile warranty and the engine blew at 24,300....now that I would call wonderful German engineering.
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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #31 on: August 09, 2013, 11:40:44 AM »
I - for one - have never been stupid/drunk enough to be saddled with one.

Well, I'm not stupid and I'm not drunk.  :hammer: :hammer:

Mrs E has a new-model Sonata and I service it. I like the way it's laid out and from what I can see, it's well-made.

Have you driven one lately? Or are you basing your comment on older vintages?

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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #32 on: August 09, 2013, 12:28:29 PM »
When I was in my mid 20s, my GF had a Fiat. That thing was a breakdown king.
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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #33 on: August 09, 2013, 07:14:22 PM »
Well, I'm not stupid and I'm not drunk.  :hammer: :hammer:

Mrs E has a new-model Sonata and I service it. I like the way it's laid out and from what I can see, it's well-made.

Have you driven one lately? Or are you basing your comment on older vintages?



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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #34 on: August 09, 2013, 07:41:43 PM »
1975 Corvette, used, that had to have been in an accident as the frame in front was not straight. One had to be wall eyed to keep going straight .
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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #35 on: August 09, 2013, 11:32:12 PM »

Have you driven one lately? Or are you basing your comment on older vintages?



Haven't driven one.  Before I was married, my roommate had one - hanging like an albatross around his neck. He/we were always under the hood of the damned thing, and I spent a lot of time playing bus driver for him, because his Sonata was a 1900 pound paperweight.
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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #36 on: August 10, 2013, 05:33:17 AM »
http://jalopnik.com/249978/short+lived-gm-car-of-the-day-pontiac-phoenix


Top that b*tches...the axle broke on me and was towed before I could get to it so I got to happily sign the pos over to the lot it was stored at. GOOD RIDDANCE!

As is said in that article, it is one of the few cars with NO car club.  :lmao:

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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #37 on: August 10, 2013, 05:35:22 AM »
http://jalopnik.com/249978/short+lived-gm-car-of-the-day-pontiac-phoenix


Top that b*tches...the axle broke on me and was towed before I could get to it so I got to happily sign the pos over to the lot it was stored at. GOOD RIDDANCE!

As is said in that article, it is one of the few cars with NO car club.  :lmao:

Oh and this was in the late 80's...my first car...It took me about 3 years to get over that experience and buy another vehicle...this time NEW...and Japanese.  :lmao:(I lived in a larger Florida city at the time so one could get by for the most part without a vehicle with decent climate and pretty reliable public transit).

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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #38 on: August 10, 2013, 05:56:18 AM »
1981 Ford Escort wagon,hard to imagine a worse made vehicle.
It had the interference fit 1.6 liter for starters,a 5 speed transmission with such a gap between 4th and 5th overdrive you would get worn out shifting it.
An anthill would kill it in 5th and 4th would redline a tach to go 55.

It would vapor lock on restart after a 7 mile trip to town and finally the local Ford dealer said it needed a carburetor that cost half of what the thing was worth (1986).

Replaced it after about 6 months of torture with a 1982 Toyota Tercel which I drove for over 9 years and 225,000 miles (had 31.000 when I got it).
Moved on to a new 1995 Tacoma truck for another 10 years and 160,000 miles and now on a 2005 with 105,000. 

Ford stock has done me well in the last 5 years but they have built a lot of awful crap over the years.

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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #39 on: August 10, 2013, 11:30:50 AM »
http://jalopnik.com/249978/short+lived-gm-car-of-the-day-pontiac-phoenix


Top that b*tches...the axle broke on me and was towed before I could get to it so I got to happily sign the pos over to the lot it was stored at. GOOD RIDDANCE!

As is said in that article, it is one of the few cars with NO car club.  :lmao:
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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #40 on: August 10, 2013, 12:47:52 PM »
Ah, 2007.  Back when Jalopnik was funny and entertaining and didn't suck like all the other Gawker sites.

Don't hold your breath... I bet if I looked long enough, I could find at least a Facebook page.

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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #41 on: August 11, 2013, 10:33:19 AM »
Haven't driven one.  Before I was married, my roommate had one - hanging like an albatross around his neck. He/we were always under the hood of the damned thing, and I spent a lot of time playing bus driver for him, because his Sonata was a 1900 pound paperweight.

Since you got married (what is it? 8, 9 years?), I think you'll find Hyundai has done a pretty credible job in getting their shit together. For a relatively inexpensive car, it's pretty well built. I'm not unhappy with it -- so far, at least.

Now, get down and git some pushups out.  :-)
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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #42 on: August 11, 2013, 11:09:21 AM »
Since you got married (what is it? 8, 9 years?), I think you'll find Hyundai has done a pretty credible job in getting their shit together. For a relatively inexpensive car, it's pretty well built. I'm not unhappy with it -- so far, at least.

Now, get down and git some pushups out.  :-)
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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #43 on: August 11, 2013, 12:00:26 PM »
We have a Sante Fe... I really like it, so does M.

Me too.  On my 3rd and I've yet to find another like sized SUV that offers everything it does on the standard model.

As to the worst - "72 Dodge Polaris.  It wouldn't turn over if it was raining and died if I was driving and it began to rain.

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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #44 on: August 11, 2013, 01:12:28 PM »
Since you got married (what is it? 8, 9 years?)

11 years, TYVM.  :tongue:
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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #45 on: August 11, 2013, 01:49:17 PM »
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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #46 on: August 11, 2013, 05:17:46 PM »
11 years, TYVM.  :tongue:

Then crank out 50 - 5 for every year that's gone by since you've driven a Hyundai. We'll let the last year slide.  :-)
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« Reply #47 on: August 11, 2013, 09:34:01 PM »
Then crank out 50 - 5 for every year that's gone by since you've driven a Hyundai. We'll let the last year slide.  :-)

That's just it; for all the time I spent with my roommate under the hood of that Hyundai, I never saw it leave the parking space under it's own power, and I sure as hell never drove it. More often than not, I was the motive force whenever the damned thing needed to change positions.
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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #48 on: August 12, 2013, 08:57:51 AM »
That's just it; for all the time I spent with my roommate under the hood of that Hyundai, I never saw it leave the parking space under it's own power, and I sure as hell never drove it. More often than not, I was the motive force whenever the damned thing needed to change positions.

Well, I really can't blame you. To this day, I categorically refuse to buy either a Government Motors or a Ford Motor company product. GM and Ford both, along with the unions, created their own problems and the piles of shit that they manufactured and sent out the door weren't worth the powder to blow them to hell.

Ford may have gotten their shit together since 1993, which is when I bought the biggest pile of shit I ever owned, a Taurus wagon. But I don't care -- they lost me as a customer from that day when in Chicago, they completely ****ed up the assembly of the car that I ultimately wound up with.
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Re: Worst car you ever drove
« Reply #49 on: August 24, 2013, 11:42:56 PM »
The worse car I ever drove was a 2007 Mazda 3 hatchback. I was t-boned in my Dakota and it was totaled ...the insurgence company paid for me to have that Mazda for three weeks. It had almost zero miles on it when I rented it. I was scared to death to drive that tin can (that's saying something cause most of the cars I have owned weight less than 2k lbs). It rattled driving down the road, It vibrated like mad with the A/C on, and it would get loose in the rain going strait down the road. I asked several times if I could trade the car out and the rental company wouldn't do it. I couldn't wait to take it back...hated it.
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