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golfer7332

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Toronto

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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 8:12:52 PM

95 volvo t5r, best performance, worst reliability, cost arm &leg for every trip to the shop or part replacement.
2001 Mazda tribute, not the best performance, but most reliable so far
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Timberline
Champion Author West Virginia

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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:04:40 AM

Best was an '89 Probe GT purchased in Nov. '88 and sold in Dec. '07. Worst was a '72 Ford Pinto. Nothing but problems.
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contiki
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 8:45:26 AM

Yes....a white Chevrolet Lumina worst vehicle I ever owned.... such a money pit and why I left GM behind and went to Hondas.....

Our Hondas have been very reliable vehicles and we plan on keeping them for a long while.........
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marty1ON
Rookie Author Toronto

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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 10:22:31 AM

My Kia Spectra 05,what a reliable good Car.

[Edited by: marty1ON at 11/23/2012 10:24:38 AM EST]
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14smoke
Champion Author Birmingham

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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 10:17:19 AM

My current 2002 Firebird has been my most reliable and best performing car to date.

Had a 1980 Buick Regal with a poorly installed aftermarket transmission and the engine was not right, so, in three months it drank a case of AT fluid and half a case of motor oil.
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Maintroll
Champion Author Lexington

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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 8:37:59 AM

When I was stationed in England I had a 1956 Ford Poplar that undoubtedly was the worst excuse for a car that I have ever owned. It was so under powered that a Renault could pass it in 3rd gear and leave me in the dust.
It had vacuum windshield wipers that you had to force to get them to work, and being in England without windshield wipers is like going to the bathroom without toilet paper. I sold that tax free piece of junk for $20.00 big dollars to just get rid of it.
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bluenvoy
Champion Author Nashville

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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 8:16:48 AM

Best is a tie. My 2010 Chevrolet Camaro and 2008 Cadillac STS.

Worst is a Chevette 35 years ago.
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Titanic1985
Champion Author South Carolina

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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 7:53:55 AM

Best: 1984 Mercury Grande Marquis LS (fully loaded with options). Bought new and owned for over ten years. A reliable car with "class" styling.

Worst: 1976 Buick Opel (made by Isuzu - never went more than 2,000 miles without a moderate to major failure and few available parts to repair it)

[Edited by: Titanic1985 at 11/23/2012 7:55:35 AM EST]
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DasAuto92
Champion Author Montreal

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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 8:49:32 PM

Best: 1986 Volkswagen Jetta GL... came direct from Germany.If i remember correctly it was a 2 year unlimited mileage warranty, from wipers blades to bulbs,and also 8 year warranty on body.I owned this car for 8 years and never changed the timing belt,or clutch.Major repairs were a clutch cable and a front motor mount,alternator.They don't make them like this anymore.
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Worst:There have been a few unfortunatly, but the one that stands out is a 95/96 Cavalier.A piece of junk.

[Edited by: DasAuto92 at 11/22/2012 8:54:25 PM EST]
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PhilT08
Champion Author Buffalo

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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 8:17:26 PM

best performance is my 2011 Ford F-150 4x4 with a 5.0 engine, worst reliability was a 90 Chevy Lumina.
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