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Old 10-31-2003, 09:01 PM
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Default THE worst car you have ever owned.

The worst car I ever owned was a 1988 Merkur Scorpio, an German version of the Ford Taurus, that I had for about 1 week before I demanded my money back from the guy who sold it. It wasn't that it was so terrible, it's just that when I needed parts for it, they were pretty scarce to find. The local Ford dealereship here in Maryland, Plaza Ford, said that parts had to be special ordered from Germany, and that they are hard, and expensive to work on. Other than that, it was fully loaded, you know, for a 1988. It had leather seats, power windows, and a power moonroof, which is the first and only car that I have owned with that feature. I found that those moonroofs are more prone to leaking than regular sunroofs.
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Old 10-31-2003, 09:18 PM
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1985 Chevy S10 Blazer - a real P.O.S. - The engine threw a rod an a trip anbd I had the thing less than month. Most of the GM product I've had in the past were just problems. I never will own one again. It all Dodge for me.
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Old 10-31-2003, 09:54 PM
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I have never owned a GM car. My sister had a 1995 Chevy Camaro withh a v6, that she bought from Car-Max. Eventually, the head gasket went up, after only 1 month. We traded it to Jones here in Maryland. And I doubt that they fixed it before they re-sold it.
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Old 11-01-2003, 01:30 AM
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As much as I hate to say it..it was a Dodge.
black sport 98 Ram quad cab 5.9 liter 4x4
Everything else has been cake...or close to it.
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Old 11-01-2003, 01:46 AM
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Huh this is a no brainer

Mine was a 1972 Cortina GT with a K2000 cc 4 gear
what a piece of S**t that thing was the dam shifter would come out of the tranny evey weekend , kept eating cam belts,leaked like a sive wipers worked when it was sunny Not when it was raining the car was pocest so I had to have a back yard burning party and put the car to rest huh funny thing was the horn never worked but when it was sitting there burning away the Dam horn was blowing go figure.................
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Old 11-01-2003, 01:51 AM
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although my '93 Lebaron GTS Convertible had a lot of problems, they were resolved by Chrysler and it became a very nice car.

I would have to say the worst car that I've ever owned was an '85 (or was it an '86) Pontiac Firebird SE. The prior owner had to change the engine, because the crank twisted (common problem for that V6). The T-Tops leaked so bad that I often wondered if the tops were on, when it was raining. It was nothing but problems.
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Old 11-01-2003, 02:46 AM
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All I've ever had are Mopars. I have had 4 of them, 3 of which I still own. My 88 Shelby Z has been the worst because I bought it with very high mileage. I have almost exactly $10,000 in it not including the purchase price. Every mechanical part has been replaced and alot of electrical components as well. And it still needs a fresh paint job due to the bad clearcoat.
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Old 11-01-2003, 04:11 PM
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I hate to say this guys, but probably the best car that my family owned was a 1989 F-250 with a 302 v8. We bought this thing new in Pennsylvania, where their cars have much stricter emmisions, etc. And up until last year, it ran great. The only thing that hindered it was a prankster who chose to pee in the gas tank; we never found out who around here did that, but I'd like to mess them up. Anyway, before this incident it racked up nearly 500,000 miles, which is the most I have ever gotten from any car. Say what you will about Fords, but them 302s are rock-solid. I am Mopar all the way, though. It wasn't my truck, it was my parents'
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Old 11-01-2003, 04:44 PM
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I've never had a worst car. All of mine have been Mopars.
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Old 11-01-2003, 05:28 PM
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I've never had a worst car. All of mine have been Mopars.
Lucky man I have only had 3 car's in my youngish life two of them were riceys, they weren't souped up just made in Japan. I can truely say that I have never had a "worst" car I wouldn't of brought them other wise, but it beats walking and I enjoyed them at the time and I still have a 1999 Subaru GTB wagon - unmodified Awesome runner and great for Surfing/Fishing etc My Mopar is buy far the best thing I have ever owned you wouldn't have caught me on any Subaruchat or ricechat or really getting into my car like I have, my family say that I'm very keen and all I ever talk about is my Dodge........Mopar this and Mopar that
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Old 11-01-2003, 05:43 PM
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Here's a short list of some I have owned; 68,69,70, 76 RoadRunners, 69 Sattelite, 69,71,72,74,83,86 Chargers, 67,78,85,93 Rams, 77,89 Diplomats, 85 5th ave. 70 Dart, 74 Duster, 67 Newport conv., 74 Polara, 76,77 Volare's,77 Aspen 76 Aspen R/T, 70 Challenger. I have had some awesome rides over the years. Wished I still owned a couple of those. And I still own too many of them as it is today.
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Uh - 80 - something Bronco II. (Can't remember the exact year as we only owned it for a few months)

An absolute nightmare that I let my wife talk me into....
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D*mn dwc43. I hope I can get a track record like that.
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Here's a short list of some I have owned; 68,69,70, 76 RoadRunners, 69 Sattelite, 69,71,72,74,83,86 Chargers, 67,78,85,93 Rams, 77,89 Diplomats, 85 5th ave. 70 Dart, 74 Duster, 67 Newport conv., 74 Polara, 76,77 Volare's,77 Aspen 76 Aspen R/T, 70 Challenger. I have had some awesome rides over the years. Wished I still owned a couple of those. And I still own too many of them as it is today.
Phhhh is that all..............
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Old 11-02-2003, 01:34 AM
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71rr, good luck, they are starting to get more exspensive every day now and the great ones are taken already. I know, I got some of them.

NZR/T, I doubt it. I still got another 30 good years to try to add some more to the collection. I always wanted me a garage type museum anyway ...
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Old 11-02-2003, 01:51 AM
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I want more Mopars..................

The way your going your going to need a bloody big field not a museum
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Old 11-02-2003, 01:53 AM
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I got 11 acres, you think that's enough or should I buy up the next door neighbors acre and level the house?
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Old 11-02-2003, 03:06 AM
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Should work The farm I work on is roughly 12,500 Acres and thats a baby farm around here Send some cars this way and I'll look after them
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Old 11-02-2003, 05:40 AM
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my worst car was a 86 or 87 tempo. the thing was such a piece of crap the day i bought it and was taking it home i only got it up to 35 miles per hour. that was the top speed. then about a week later the axle on it snapped... good thing i didnt have to pay for the damn thing.
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The worst car I ever owned was a 1968 Olds Cutlass It was slow, ate a lot of gas, and would die every time I dared go out in the rain. I replaced it w/ a '64 Dodge & have owned only Mopars ever since.
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THE WORST 2001 Chevy 2500HD I got 83k on it and the valve chatter is insane, my clutch is going, lumbar broke, and their is a knock in the steering colum when you turn left (just to name a few). Never again will I own a Chevy. (Z06 maybe)
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'84 mustang coupe 4-banger. Bought it for $500 as a beater and cheap transportation when I was in high school (so long ago). It ran but this cracked out guy needed money bad, had 73k miles. The first day home and cleaning it I found powered white stuff in a baggie under the seat, I didn't ask or care just threw it out. That probably explained why he needed money so bad. Ran great for about two months. Then the damn electrical harness started messing up. replaced all of it. Then some one hit the car while it was parked. Still drove it. It had t-tops, when it rained the t-tops leaked like crazy. At one point I drove around a few days in the rain with the tops off becuase I wasn't getting as wet with them off. The water would puddle on the glass and poor into your lap. Then the power steering broke and the transmission decided to drop reverse. I gave up on it and took it out off roading because I was so fed up. It got stuck and me and the two other guys who were with me left it. Last Time I saw it which was awhile ago it was sitting rotting on an embankment. I am glad I have a new car now....
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Old 11-03-2003, 05:42 AM
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71rr, good luck, they are starting to get more exspensive every day now and the great ones are taken already. I know, I got some of them.

NZR/T, I doubt it. I still got another 30 good years to try to add some more to the collection. I always wanted me a garage type museum anyway ...
I know what your talkin' about on the prices. I always wanted a warehouse size garage with a corner set aside for my living quarters.
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I always wanted a warehouse size garage with a corner set aside for my living quarters.
I love thinking of stuff like that Imagine if........and Imagine if I put that...........ahhhhhh I've been thinking of buying a semi circle barn type house, don't laugh just yet but it is a drive in type with the living quarters up some stairs so I can look down on to my cars........it's like one big house/garage. Drive in after a long blat on the road hop out open the huge barn door which is all metal drive in right into my lounge, Mopar signs and Beer signs decorating the walls They go pretty cheap and there drive ways are usually a easy 1/4 mile if you know what I mean

RP Racing - #940: Did you live in Aussie at one point of your life? Toranas are a common mess running around down under, a real mad max type car or as I like to call them; A buffet - (all you can eat)
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Old 11-03-2003, 10:15 AM
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71rr and NZ We can get those metal buildings here with steel beams and sheet metal sides powder coated. 50x100 cost you around 12,000 and them you need your concrette poured. I'm no concrette man, but as for the building assembly it's as easy as building a plastic model car. Plus it brings the property values up too.
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71rr and NZ We can get those metal buildings here with steel beams and sheet metal sides powder coated. 50x100 cost you around 12,000 and them you need your concrette poured. I'm no concrette man, but as for the building assembly it's as easy as building a plastic model car. Plus it brings the property values up too.
Sounds like the ones I'm talking about...........plenty of time I'm only a young fella
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Old 11-03-2003, 10:25 AM
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Well these are rectangle not round and there's many options for them too like doors and windows and such. You can box off 12 x 50 for an office,small kitchen and tv room and stil have plenty of shop space to work with.
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Stop it DW your making me cry It sounds so easy yet the $$$ isn't What ever shape they are basically the same plans, concrete and roof plus heaps of room for Mopars
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True, shape does not matter. Go on, get dressed and get on down to the corner banker and stop moaning and crying. He's ready to give you a second mortgage today at low low rates.
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True, shape does not matter. Go on, get dressed and get on down to the corner banker and stop moaning and crying. He's ready to give you a second mortgage today at low low rates.
LMAO If I walk in with these shades I should get the morgage
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