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Old 09-27-2006, 05:17 PM   #11
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I'm going to have to say most of the GM'* i've owned rank up there...

Poor build quality, cheap interiors, bizzare electrical problems..


But the WORST WORST car I ever had was a 1990 Dodge Dynasty.
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Old 09-27-2006, 05:18 PM   #12
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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..
Should I be PEDANTIC about your spelling? Just stating what I didn't like about the car, much like the horsepower of the engine, which was pretty standard for the time and class of car.
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Old 09-27-2006, 05:34 PM   #13
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my worst car would have been my Chrysler New Yorker... there was nothing wrong mechanicly with the car (except for the tranny blew at 210,000) but it was just a rust bucket. I had to replace the floor in front of the drivers and passenger seats with sheetmetal. It was a good car just too much rust.
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Old 09-27-2006, 05:35 PM   #14
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94ssei.

The transmission line ruptured the first day of ownership, loosing 7 quarts or so overheating the transmission, it caused damaged....the next week the lower intake manifold gaskets failed compleltly and thd car was undrivable.

the EGR valve was failed
the exhaust manifolds leaked
the front seat had holes in it from a poor design of the AL7s
The steering wheel leather was pealing off cheaply
the speaker covers were cracked
the check engine light was on
the ABS system did not work
the HUD did not adjust properly, the cable was broken
the emergency brake was broken
the alternator made a bad noise
the car ran 220-240* consistantly with less than 20psi of oil pressure on a good day, always near the red area on that
the tail lights were delamintated
the paint was chipping off the plastic skirts on the doors
the clearcoat was pealing on the roof
the paint was pealing off the plastic bumpers
The car lacked of power but would still burn the tires nicely
the sunroof worked but was slow
the visors were torn and ripped, insulating foam was leaking out of them.
other sensors were broken, problem with the ICM or coil packs
It had 155k or so.

the car was never maintained, the oil was rarely changed, the previous owner admitted that he beat on it and did not do maintance becuase it was a second car, nothing was ever fixed by the prevoius several owners, it had "rental car" on the carfax report. I was like the 10th owner.


However I only paid $500 for it and yes I boosted when I shouldnt have becuase of the sensor/engine problems, after the LIM gasket and transmission failed I sold it for $600 so I think I did allright.
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Never really drove it, but the 95 ssei I bought. Total rust bucket, turned it into a parts car when I got back from NY with it.

Worst decision I ever made to buy that thing.
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I've had too many bad cars to even determine which was the absolute worse. A couple we were given and I can't even recall what they were. I remember one you had to open the back door and reach through to open the drivers door. Another had to have a milk crate in the backseat floorboard to hold up the back of the drivers seat
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Old 09-27-2006, 05:56 PM   #17
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78 chevy Nova I got from my grandma for 600$, hated the feel of the steering, brakes and the weak 6cly it had - gave it to my mom, her car got wrecked and it held her over till she got something else. (think she sold it for $700).
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'74 Toyota Corona SW

Lived in FL when I got it. Went to Disney World and the timing chain jumped three teeth while driving around Orlando. The Firestone dealer I had it towed to replaced the motor with a yard motor. When they put it all back together,they didn't hook the temp gauge back up and it overheated driving back to Tampa.

They paid for another motor and instal and it still was f'd up
The motor had unknown miles on it and used oil worse that a pullied L67 burns gas. I drove it for another year and we moved back to SC,on the drive back I did 2 complete oil changes.

Used,including what was it the motor when we left,a total of 12 quarts of oil in a distance of approx 500 miles
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In terms of the AMOUNT of problems, my current Bonneville actually But as annoying as it has been up until a few weeks ago, most if not all of the problems have been normal things due to age.

My worst car was my first car, a 1986 Celebrity. It accelerated horribly, had a massive dent on the driver'* door (not from me), and it overheated all the time in the summer and left me stranded a few times for a good while mostly in the middle of heavy traffic.

My best most problem-free car so far was DrugRunner.
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Dodge Dynasty. Don't even remember the year... I think it was like '87 or '89 or something. Man, what a piece of crap, I hated driving that thing.
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