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Ziploc: Yes, that Camaro was from the bachelor days... before the ball and chains!!!

...maybe this thread should be BEST car you've ever owned, because after reading your previous post, I must've had a brain fart because I totally forgot the other GM car that I owned: it was my project car during the summer of 1989 or 1990 -- a 1970 Olds Cutlass with a 350 4-barrel carb!!! BEFORE:
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Re: Oh Boy!I get to VENT!

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NEVER AGAIN WILL I BUY A DOMESTIC P.O.S.
Come on - don't hold back!!!! Tell us how you REALLY feel!!!!



Actually, I REALLY liked by '99 Park Avenue. We just outgrew it in a hurry when we went from no dogs to three dogs in about 2 weeks time. We tooka real beating on the trade, but we had had no luck at all trying to sell the PA outright.

Oh well - LOVE the Pilot now!!!

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...and finally, AFTER:
Sharp looking Olds!!!! Good job!!

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1999 Ford F150 XLT 4x4 Supercab.

BEAUTIFUL dark blue truck with the Off Road package, screaming 5.4 liter V8, 17" wheels....just beautiful!

I leased it for two years. Here's what went wrong:

Coolant leaks.
Oil leaks
Transmission leaks (only when it's cold out)
Head gaskets
Fuel injectors
Ignition coils
Rear differential
Flaky 4x4 system that refused to come out of 4 low at times.

It's a short list, but every time I took it in for service, the dealer kept it for a week. Even when I made an appointment weeks in advance so they could order parts. Poor dealer service made the problems twice as bad!!! The final straw? I filled out those customer satisfaction surveys on more than one occasion, making it perfectly clear I was dissatisfied. Ford or the dealer never responded.

Good bye! Love my Honda and the excellent dealership service!

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...and finally, AFTER:
My best freind in high school did that kind of stuff. When he moved out of the family home to a Chicago apartment to start his career he really regretted having to leave that hobby behind.

Nice job on the car!

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X Cars and other disasters.

For those of you who had the GM X-cars: the 'C' in Citation is a 'hard' c, pronounced 'sh'. You get the idea.

I had a 1980 1/2 'sh'itation. Yecch. The best part of it was when I removed all the emission controls and took it in for a state inspection! The mechanic opened the hood and said "cool!". You could actually see the motor.

The worst new car I ever had was a 1987 Mercury Sable. It was the first new car I ever bought. It caught fire 4 days after I bought it. I foolishly extinguished the fire. I still regret that. I should have let it burn.

Leter, the splines (or something) on the left halfshaft failed, and the car would not drive. Dealer fixed under warrantee. Then the rack and pinion failed and the car would not turn left. Dealer fixed that under warrantee. Then it needed $1,100 of transmission repairs. Then another rack and pinion. Then a power steering pump. Then the battery shorted out and the car could not even be started with jumper cables. Then some kind of computer failure. It was one thing after another. It truly lived up to the name "Fix Or Repair Daily".

The car was very comfortable to ride in, and (when it ran) it drove well. But the reliability was a serious problem. I paid $14,000 for that car and got $3,000 for trade in, 5 years later. Ouch. What a POS. Never another Ford product.

In 1992 I bought my first new Honda, a Civic LX, for $13,000. I had to put brakes pads and shoes, a new battery, and replace the CV joint boots on that car, in 87,000 miles of driving. I got $7,500 for it in trade in 1998. Never once did the Civic strand me. It was a great car. I had a '98 CR-V after that, and now the Pilot. My wife has had a '95 Accord, and now has a '99 CR-V.

I love my (past and current) Hondas!

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Kemosabe's 1970 Olds Cutlass

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...and finally, AFTER:
You're right, Kemosabe, maybe we've drifted more toward BEST car we ever owned....or at least, the most memorable.

But, anyway, I'm impressed with your renovation of that '70 Cutlass. Beautiful! Brought to mind that children's story about an ugly duckling turning into a swan!

The '70 model was still reminiscent of my '68. It's too bad that I somehow ended up with no decent pictures of it. It suited me to a 'T' at the time......white vinyl roof, pristine white interior, whitewall tires, and silver body. And boy, did it out-perform most of the contemporary cars laden with their pollution-control equipment!!! But, I do have to say that later cars with their front-wheel drive and other improvements HANDLE so much better than most cars of that era. Eventually I sold the Cutlass to my brother and purchased a '79 Honda Accord CVCC. When I'd occasionally drive the Cutlass after buying the Accord, it absolutely felt like I was steering a boat!

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Re: X Cars and other disasters.

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For those of you who had the GM X-cars: the 'C' in Citation is a 'hard' c, pronounced 'sh'. You get the idea.

I had a 1980 1/2 'sh'itation. Yecch. The best part of it was when I removed all the emission controls and took it in for a state inspection! The mechanic opened the hood and said "cool!". You could actually see the motor.

The worst new car I ever had was a 1987 Mercury Sable. It truly lived up to the name "Fix Or Repair Daily".

I paid $14,000 for that car and got $3,000 for trade in, 5 years later. Ouch. What a POS. Never another Ford product.



Jeff
Loved and whole heartedly agreed with this post! Same situation with my 94 civic too...170+K and still going strong.
I once got a friends SHI-Tation going 110mph back in the good ole high school days. Of course it was down a huge hill and died the next day! (Twinkie if you're lurking...remember the Sedgwick hill?)

I thought FORD stood for "Found On Road Dead"!?
Heard any other good ones?

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Re: Re: X Cars and other disasters.

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[ S N I P P E D ]

I thought FORD stood for "Found On Road Dead"!?
Heard any other good ones?
  1. Fix Or Repair Daily
  2. Found On Road Dead
  3. Backwards... Driver Returns On Foot
  4. Factory Ordered Road Disaster
  5. Factory Ordered Rebuilt Dodge
  6. Fords Only Run Downhill
  7. For Old Rickety Drivers
  8. F#&$ing Old Rebuilt Dodge
  9. F#&$ing Over Rated Dodge
  10. Fords Only Race Dogs
  11. Fat Old Retarted Dodge
  12. Flip Over Read Directions
  13. Four Old Rusted Doors
  14. Fixed On Race Day
  15. Ford Owner Really Dumb
  16. For Only Retarded Drivers
  17. Ford Owners Recommend Dodge<b
  18. Flipped Over Russian Dunebuggy
  19. Found On Russian Dump
  20. For Off Road Death
  21. Frigin Oakies Really Digem'
  22. Funky Old Road Dog
  23. Found On Roadside's Destroyed
  24. Backwards...Don't Ride Over Fifty
  25. First On Recall Day
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LOL # 25!

I knew you'd contribute here, Kemosabe!

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Re: Kemosabe's 1970 Olds Cutlass

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Sharp looking Olds!!!! Good job!!
Thanks, colorider!!!

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My best freind in high school did that kind of stuff. When he moved out of the family home to a Chicago apartment to start his career he really regretted having to leave that hobby behind.

Nice job on the car!
Thanks, florida_guy!!!

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[ S N I P P E D ]

But, anyway, I'm impressed with your renovation of that '70 Cutlass. Beautiful! Brought to mind that children's story about an ugly duckling turning into a swan!

[ S N I P P E D ]

Thanks, Ziploc!!!

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I knew you'd contribute here, Kemosabe!
Thanks, 74PILOTMOM!!!
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Question--Kemosabe's Olds

Is that a JET sitting just behind where your Olds is parked in one of the pictures?

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Re: Question--Kemosabe's Olds

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Is that a JET sitting just behind where your Olds is parked in one of the pictures?
Answer for Ziploc: Yes, it is an F-4 Phantom (now retired and out of service) in the background...
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95 BMW 325i

Despite the fact that it was the most "fun to drive" vehicle I've ever owned, my Bimmer's transmission gave out at 40,000 miles, interior trim pieces cracked, its seat heater failed, and the trip/information computer always gave false mechanical information, thus forcing endless service visits. Needless to say, I sold it before the warranty expired.

re : American nameplates- I've owned numerous American brand vehicles and all were quite excellent for the times I drove them. No major problems.

My 10,000 mile, 9 month old Pilot was just serviced for engine knocking due to a faulty belt tensioner.....lets hope its not the beginning of numerous service visits or the Pilot may take over the top spot on my worst car list.

My (my wife's) best car ever: 99 Honda CR-V. <--- this car is great. Perfect. Flawless.
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