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Old 09-27-2006, 04:34 PM   #1
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Lets hear about the worst vehicle you ever owned and maybe a story to go along with it....


Mine was a 1986 Ford Bronco 2 4x4. That was given to me after i had wrecked my first vehicle. I tried for years to destroy the thing ran it into the ditch several times. Could not kill this hunk of two tone rusting bucket of ford junk. After beating on this evil vehicle for almost 2 years i sold it for 1k dollars to a girl i worked with and she totaled it two days later.
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Lets hear about the worst vehicle you ever owned and maybe a story to go along with it....


Mine was a 1986 Ford Bronco 2 4x4. That was given to me after i had wrecked my first vehicle. I tried for years to destroy the thing ran it into the ditch several times. Could not kill this hunk of two tone rusting bucket of ford junk. After beating on this evil vehicle for almost 2 years i sold it for 1k dollars to a girl i worked with and she totaled it two days later.
Well, if you ask me, I would say that'* pretty durable. You tried to kill it for two years and it didn't die, that'* damn durable IMO.

Worst I've had is my 1987 Olds Cutlass Supreme, car looked great but 307 V8 was better off as a boat anchor....slow as ****.
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Yick, my 1997 GMC Suburban that we JUST sold, thank god. It had the WORST mileage, it was slow as a slug, it had about 6 seats too many, and I hate trucks. SUVs: The MOST STUPID CARS AVALIABLE TODAY!
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Here'* a couple emails between Buick and I regarding my 85 Buick Somerset:

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I have been driving a 1985 Buick Somerset Regal with the 2.5 L
4-cylinder for the past year and five months. It has blown 2 cylinders,
one the very first day of driving, and the second just yesterday. Why
would it keep doing that?
John



Dear Mr. Wikoff,

Thank you for your e-mail regarding 1985 Buick Somerset Regal. We are certainly sorry to learn of your dissatisfaction with your vehicle'* cylinder head. We apologize for the
frustration and inconveniences this problem has caused you.

Unfortunately, we do not have access to technical information at this location
so we will be unable to answer you question. However, your local Buick dealership can contact their Technical Assistance Center for advice. The Technical Assistance Center is a tool dealerships use when they are experiencing difficulty diagnosing or repairing a vehicle concern. Perhaps they will have an idea why this continues to occur.

If you would like to further discuss you concerns after speaking with your Buick
dealership, please contact our Customer Relations Center at 1-800-521-7300 where a specialist will be able to further assist you. They are in the best position to address your concerns. Please have your vehicle identification number available when calling. Their hours are 8am to 8pm, (EST) weekdays.

Thank you again for contacting us.


Sincerely,

Buick Motor Division




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Author'* Name:
John Wikoff






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Author'* Name:
John Wikoff
VIN:


Message:

While I am on the subject of the Somerset, here are a few things that irk
me about the car, but really don't affect operation. Well, a few may affect
operation.

The small thirteen inch wheels are tall and skinny.
The radio setup makes it impossible to upgrade.
I can't seem to stop the rust.
Both the door windows leak large amounts of water when in the car wash.
The engine is weak, and always has been weak.
The third brake light would flash with the left turn signal, but not come on
with the brake lights.
The fuel gauge is vastly incorrect (going 250 miles before half, and then
plummeting).
The tape deck doesn't work.
The driver'* seat belt sometimes won't retract.
The buttons for the windshield washer and rear defrost have broken, and
now consist of tape.
The cruise control sometimes surges.
I don't have a clue where all the coolant disappeares to.
The driver side key hole came out with the door key once.
I can't seem to keep the rear view mirror glued to the windshield.
At low speeds in top gear, the car makes an awful rumble.
The bottom rear defrost strand does not work.
The heater occasionally makes a horrible squealing noise (very
embarrassing on dates).
The heater takes on average 25 minutes to put out air that can be
considered warm.
The air conditioner compressor seized up in the middle of the summer,
making hot air, which would have been an improvment, had it been
winter.
The head liner has basically become unattached from the ceiling, now
being held up by twist pins.
The light in the glove compartment doesn't always work.
The brakes used to surge (had them fixed last week, but now the car is
dead).
The power antenna has never worked for me.
The casing to the front part of the console does not stay on by itself.
The car would not reliably start until I replaced the started and
distributor.
The fuel tank is really small.
One odd feature, the spare has a bigger wheel (14 inch) than the normal
wheel (13 inch).
The coolant thermostat broke.
I found an engine mount bolt lying on the frame in a pool of oil and
coolant (I fixed that coolant leak, but still lose coolant).
The power steering does not work for about two minutes on cold days.
There are no map or reading lights.
The front speakers were very cracked, so I replaced them and eventually
all of the speakers. I would have done the head unit and tape deck, but I
couldn't find those kind of items anywhere because of the peculiar setup.
Second gear was nowhere to be found (three speed auto in case you
were wondering).
The front left wheel lost a stud and two nuts for no apparent reason and
about came off going down the highway.
The car was basically given to me, so i shoudn't complain to my parents,
but I would get another car if I could afford one, most likely a Grand Prix,
or if I had my choice of Buicks, I would get a Regal. My roomate has one
and I like it.

Otherwise, the car runs good, the exhaust sounds good, the power door
locks work as well as the digital dash. The driver seat is comfortable, the
radio controls work, the wheels rotate, the doors open when needed, the
trunk lid does also, as well as the fuel door. It is cheap to fill with gas
while getting good milage.
John

Dear Mr. Wikoff,

Thanks for your e-mail regarding your 1985 Buick Regal Somerset. We apologize
for your
dissatisfaction with the items listed in you message.
However, we appreciate your constructive feedback and will pass it on to our
designers and
engineers. We are always seeking the comments of current customers for ideas on
product
enhancements.

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us.


Sincerely,

Buick Motor Division
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1970-something Vega Stationwagon. Bought it used with cash (my Cutlass had just blown its engine, and I had to have wheels). About a week, maybe two, into owning it I took it on the highway and KABLOOEY..... probably head gasket, but I didn't care...

Left it at a rest stop, hitched a ride home, bought a car on credit, and drove by and watched parts disappear from the Vega for about 2 months before it was towed...
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If you're sending emails on a car from 85, don't you think you're getting a little podantic about it? Kinda hard to complain about 13" wheels when that was the industry norm on those cars..

Worst car? My bonnie. Only one i've technically owned.. We have a 88 Nova, damn thing runs great, doesn't need much love, and has been pretty reliable. It'* main problem is deficient power.
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Hahah this is easy. My '88 Chevy S10 Blazer. What a POS. Never got it to start, all the electrical was wacky, very cheap low quality interior, and just a plain RUSTBUCKET. I nominate that.
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Our 97 Chevy Pickup. I won't sell it simply because I have more into it than what it'* worth. It'* a love/hate relationship!!! I will never buy another Chevy Pickup again...
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'84 Ford Thunderbird. While it was a good car in every other respect, it blew three head gaskets in the year and a half I owned it. Two of the time it warped the head. I think part of the problem was that when I bought it, it was ten years old with only 46,000 miles so it wasn't used to the every day use.
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