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LKnight598

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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 12:41:44 AM

Without a doubt, it was a Dodge K car!
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noblegiant
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2013 1:44:04 AM

Fiat Brava
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gobux10
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 9:43:39 PM

07 Honda Civic
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dracer377m
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 9:40:03 PM

Dodge Neon.
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eB40
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2013 6:29:35 PM

1970 Chevrolet Vega
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contiki
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2013 6:35:14 AM

Yes.......a Chevrolet Lumina worst vehicle I ever owned...a real money pit........this car cost me so much.................

The very reason I left GM behind and went to owning Hondas.....

I still have a bad memory about that GM car..............

It changed my thinking about ever owning GM vehicles again and I drove GM for over 40 years......
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TULL
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2013 11:44:23 PM

05 Chevy Trailblazer. Lots of mechanical issues
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eB40
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2013 6:16:57 PM

'72 Datsun 620
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DHIGAJ
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2013 5:21:51 PM

a plymouth
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Carusle
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 10:52:56 PM

pontiac
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giwan
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 10:40:01 PM

GM Gran Prix
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forestghost07
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 9:35:54 PM

1994 Isuzu pickup ... uggghh!!

Glad they got booted out of USA!
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nichols
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 2:58:00 PM

dodge Omni
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FrankLee1
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2013 3:42:52 PM

Triumph Spitfire: lovely styling; horrendous engineering, materials, and build quality.
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2013 11:51:29 AM

'89 Chrysler LeBaron
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2013 8:47:17 AM

Yes.......a Chevrolet Lumina worst vehicle I ever owned...a real money pit........this car cost me so much.................

The very reason I left GM behind and went to owning Hondas.....

I still have a bad memory about that GM car..............

It changed my thinking about ever owning GM vehicles again and I drove GM for over 40 years......
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2013 8:42:15 AM

'73 Cougar XL w/351 cleveland
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nichols
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2013 12:08:43 PM

Dodge Omni which received a car of the year award before I bought it.
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weddy11
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Message Posted: May 23, 2013 9:36:08 AM

Dodge Grand Caravan. Absolutely the worst vehicle by far.
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gator2002
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Message Posted: May 23, 2013 9:28:02 AM

75 Buick Sky hawk
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geezer
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Message Posted: May 23, 2013 9:19:50 AM

My first car - 1964 MG 1100. I had a lot of fun with that vehicle, and I was too stupid to realize I shouldn't have felt so comfortable taking it on all the trips I did, but it was a major repair every month and it was a deathtrap.
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bluenvoy
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Message Posted: May 23, 2013 8:59:29 AM

A chevette a long time ago.
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contiki
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: May 23, 2013 7:08:43 AM

Yes....a Chevrolet Lumina worst vehicle I ever owned....

It was such a money pit......

It changed my thinking about ever owning GM vehicles ever again....

The very reason I left GM behind and went to owning Hondas.....

Our Hondas have been very reliable vehicles and we plan on keeping them for a long while.........
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Timberline
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Message Posted: May 23, 2013 5:14:13 AM

'73 Ford Pinto Wagon
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johnchase
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Message Posted: May 22, 2013 10:59:43 PM

Subaru
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FieroGT
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Message Posted: May 22, 2013 10:02:29 PM

A 1959 Renault Delphine.
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bluenvoy
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 10:14:25 AM

Mercury Capri.
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contiki
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 6:29:00 AM

Yes....a Chevrolet Lumina worst vehicle I ever owned.... such a money pit and the very reason I left GM behind and went to owning Hondas.....

Our Hondas have been very reliable vehicles and we plan on keeping them for a long while.........
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noblegiant
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 1:07:15 AM

Fiat Brava
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hyeglenn
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 12:40:13 AM

Ford F-150
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forestghost07
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 10:18:24 PM

traffic cop quoted:
"1970 MGB. I was young and stupid. Now I'm old and stupider. (But I buy Toyotas.)"

wow how ironic! My 1972 MGB GT (my avatar) is the BEST vehicle I've ever had - completely sorted out, tough, simple, service/fix-at-home, and reliable as a little rock! It's strictly for traveling, over 10,000 highway miles in 2 yrs w/ NO trouble! :-)

Of course I take great caution to feed it only ethanol-free fuel

[Edited by: forestghost07 at 5/1/2013 10:20:04 PM EST]
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forestghost07
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 10:06:29 PM

worst truck ... '94 Isuzu pickup, wheezing, spindly-legged, ill handling, brake-failing piece of tin foil - glad they got forced out of the US.

worst car ... '84 Mercury Marquis (mid size not grand Marquis), more electric and ignition failures than I could stand, and I'm fairly patient lol.
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PatAZ
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 9:45:03 PM

Plymouth Duster
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Baron62nd
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 4:39:18 PM

1987 Buick Park Avenue. Someone replaced the engine, with the wrong year engine. It never would run right, the AC compressor was wore out, steering rack froze up, torque converter went out, fuel pump quit and I parked it. Sold it for junk a few years later.

(But the best car I ever had was a Buick LeSabre.)
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canadajane
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 3:53:16 PM

in the UK a Fiat Bravo which was constantly breaking down despite being new.
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gomondizer
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 2:32:52 PM

1976 Thunderbird.

It was painted green, but it should have been painted yellow.
As you might have guessed, the thing was a lemon.

The worst driving car I ever had was a Ford Windstar. That thing wallowed and drifted all over the road. Took it in to be looked at and they gave me another one just like it to drive. It did the same thing.

Now, I have nothing against Fords-- it's just that after owning several, I rate them somewhere between a Crosley and a Yugo.
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Dennis783
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 7:50:55 AM

Honda Civic, had to put 3 engines in it in 4 years. Never again!
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51stovi
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 7:15:49 AM

That's I tough one. I have owned several. The 1973 Fiat Spider that I owned in the mid 80's had all kinds of issues, especially electrical. I had two different Chevy Citations that were bad. I also had a 1970 Opel GT in the mid 80's that was a challenge to keep running.

I posted this and then read some other posts. It's interesting that two others mentioned Fiat and one other mentioned the Chevy Citation! lol

[Edited by: 51stovi at 5/1/2013 7:20:56 AM EST]
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Alexi7
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 7:03:45 AM

I've owned three Chrysler products and they were all junk. From a 1979 to a 1996 model. Just worthless. Never buying another Chrysler/Dodge product.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 10:31:53 PM

Yes....a 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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waynecz
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 10:27:36 PM

AMC Ambassador - Although it was a "party" tank, it broke down all the time (it was my parent's old car), coming in second was a Ford LTD II - great looking interior but again this car spent as much time being repaired as it did on the road IE FORD (Fix Or Repair Daily) it certainly lived up to that
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mdr46
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 3:47:55 PM

2011 Ford F-150. It had electrical gremlins that couldn't be fixed (traction control system). I finally ended up with a lemon law case against Ford.
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L98
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 8:34:55 AM

86 mazda b2000 pickup
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keriazy4
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 1:51:37 PM

1975 fiat 128,lets say every week it goes two times to the garage for something new ,i learned mechanic with this car
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WEDDY
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 5:25:12 PM

Dodge grand caravan hands down.
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geobmw
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 3:02:08 PM

Fiat
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planetmail
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 1:55:10 PM

1. 1980 Ford Mustang with 4.2L V8, only because of the lack of a 5.0 motor.
2. 1997 GMC Jimmy SLE: poor mileage, wishy washy suspension.
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RickF350
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 1:38:37 PM

Worst truck was a 1988 Chevy 2500.
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bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 9:11:06 AM

Ford Pinto.
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 8:46:01 AM

Never owned a Worst truck as far as looks/performance,the first truck I drove was a 1952 Dodge panel, It rode,braked,steered,well but was a little underpowered a bit top-heavy,wanted one in pick-up form to customize.

Worst car was ugly,rinkydink,had a household interior twotone vivid color,but for $75.00 I got by for 6 months with a cost of another $75.00 to get it running,a tub on wheels,not even an exhaust cast manifold....
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FieroGT
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 8:14:54 AM

1959 Renault Dalphine.
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