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Worst cars ever?

Yous guys are slamming FORDS..I'll have to admit I was never a ford fan..but my last vechile was a Mazda B4000 pick-em-up truck. When I donated that truck it had 260,000 miles on it and was still running like a champ! It nothing more than a ford with a mazda body on it! Was a pretty damn good truck.
My worst would be below..lol
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Re: 1998 Ford Eddie Bauer Expedition

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So, all I can say to Ford is this: I was a loyal Ford guy for 16-years (6 new/2 used vehicles in that time) and when I had a problem - they gave me the finger. Now those bastards won't get another dime of my money and I will bad mouth them any chance I get!


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My grandfather was a Ford guy for 40 years. In 1993, he had to replace an A/C hose on an '89 T-Bird to the tune of $700. He found out that in later model years of the T-Bird, Ford had re-routed that hose to prevent the rubbing that caused the problem, and sought some relief. Ford's response was that they couldn't do anything about it.

He responded that he could do something about it. The next week he was driving a new '93 Accord. His next, and last car before he passed, was a '98 Accord EX.

My bad experiences are with GM crap. I'll never knowingly buy a GM vehicle again, regardless of the badge on it or where it's built. My GM experience is an original saab story (pun intended).

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Re: Re: 1998 Ford Eddie Bauer Expedition

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[ S N I P P E D ]

My bad experiences are with GM crap. I'll never knowingly buy a GM vehicle again, regardless of the badge on it or where it's built. My GM experience is an original saab story (pun intended).
I've thought about buying a Saab just so that I could get personalized license plates that read KEMO BE...
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SABB ..EWWWW

<<had a girlfriend once that had a sabb..
what a piece of POOP. Front wheel drive worked well going up snow covered hill in North Jersey..but what a piece of crap..we ended up giving it away! Hmmm and just did a Google searh..they are tied to the Saudis the Germans and the French.. SO I say

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Worst car I ever owned....Hands down, an '84 Ford Mustang LX...

Piece of 'chit....

Seriously bad electrical problems. Never ever ever will I buy a Ford product again....N-e-v-e-r!

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A 1998 FORD windstar that FORD turned into tuna fish cans by the time it was done
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My worst was a 77 Mustang II. I believe it broke on the way home from buying it!
Big mistake!


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My worst was a 77 Mustang II. I believe it broke on the way home from buying it!
Big mistake!


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I bought an '81 Pontiac T1000 (rebadged Chevette) and the odometer broke at 999.9, and the alternator ground wire burned itself off, all a week after buying it. The two things happened on a Sunday, returning from vacation, in the middle of nowhere about 45 miles from home.

I vowed no more General Motors after that. The '96 Blazer I bought soon reminded me of that (now set in stone) pledge.

"When you get to the fork in the road, take it." --Yogi Berra
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Another Ford here. A 1996 Windstar that replaced my '84 CRX. We had just had our first baby and needed something with more than two seats so we retired the CRX with 240,000+ miles on it.

The Windstar was fine for a year and then the problems started. The electric motors for the windows and rear vents all burned out every other year. It was in the shop for various engine and cooling-related problems every six months. It always ran rough even after several expen$ive repairs.

The whole time we had the Windstar I drove a '93 Civic. In fact, we'd had the Civic for three years before we brought home the Windstar. The Civic had one $30 engine problem in ten years of ownership. We ended up calling the Windstar "Hanger Queen," if you know what that means.

When the Windstar recently turned up with another serious engine problem that would cost $1,800 to fix I wasted no time buying an Odyssey to replace it.

I haven't looked back since.

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Talking Remember This Top Ten List?

THE TOP TEN WORST CARS OF THE MILLENIUM


#10 VW BUS (2.7%)

"If everyone had to own one of these as a first car as I did, there would be no traffic jams anywhere. At least half of us would be so turned off by the experience of owning a car, that we would seek alternate means of transportation."

"There was no heat--unless, that is, the auxiliary gas heater caught fire."

"The flower stickers were the only things that held the car together."

"The bus had no heat, blew over in the wind and used the driver's legs as its first line of defense in an accident."

"It was a death trap on the highway-you could never go fast enough. The chances were good that you'd be hit from the rear."

#9 RENAULT DAUPHINE (3.6%)

"Truly unencumbered by the engineering process."

"At the time, it cost about half the price of a Volkswagen... which was half the price of everything else. How could Renault do this? Simple. It had half as many parts."

"This car topped out at 45 mph. Since the minimum speed on the Florida Turnpike is 40, patrol cars would follow me, waiting for me to hit a hill so they could ticket me."

"From a historical perspective, it's a shame that the French spent their Marshall Plan dollars on automaking."

"A side impact by a bicycle totaled my Dauphine after only one year."

#8 CADILLAC CIMMARON (4.0%)

"GM thought they could take a Chevy Cavalier, slap some Cadillac stuff on it, add an extra $5,000.00 and sell a bundle. Tragically enough, they pulled it off-for a while."

"Hands down, worst car for the money spent. Yugos were junk, but at least they were cheap. This heap had a Caddy price tag!"

"A stupid marketing ploy. Nothing more than a Chevrolet Cavalier, which Roger Smith gussied up and called a Cadillac."

"When we traded it in my wife was upset because we didn't keep it long enough for her to buy a gun and shoot it."

#7 DODGE ASPEN / PLYMOUTH VOLARE (4.1%)

"This car began to rust while it was still in the showroom."

"The stalling problem was so bad that I had to take a clockwise route to work so I could make all right turns, and not risk stalling on a left turn in front of oncoming traffic."

"After the floor boards rusted out in the rear, they would fill up with water and freeze. I ended up putting soda crates on the floor in the back to keep people from falling under the car."

"The only useful purpose this car served was as the model for the car used in National Lampoon's Vacation."

"Owning a Volare was total ego death--the theme song, the vinyl Landau roof, the inability to pass another car on the highway."

#6 RENAULT LE CAR (4.3%)

"I'm convinced that the body metal for this car was supplied by Reynold's Aluminum."

"Like any French restaurant in America, it was overpriced, noisy, moody, and would put you in mortal danger if you had an accident with anything larger than a croissant."

"Our Le Car couldn't climb a hill fully loaded, so the passengers had to get out and walk up."

"I left it unlocked overnight, and it was finally stolen. The insurance check paid for a textbook."

#5 CHEVY CHEVETTE (7.0%)

"An engine surrounded by 4 pieces of drywall!"

"The Chevette just reeked of dinky-even the ad shouted that this was the dinky little car for you. The ad didn't show the car going anywhere fast... because it couldn't."

"Plywood floor, printed circuit 'wiring' and no redeeming qualities. It was a throw away, 'Saturday Night Special' from the word go."

"If I got on the Interstate without being run over, the car would creep towards 55. About an hour later, I'd reach it. Then, the shaking would begin."

"The big winter of 82-83 froze all the Chevettes in my town like dumb ducks on an icy lake."

#4 AMC GREMLIN (8.5%)

"Calling it a pregnant roller skate would be kind."

"It was entirely possible to read a Russian novel during the pause between stepping on the gas and feeling any semblance of forward motion."

"The car had all the quality and safety of a cheap garden tractor."

#3 FORD PINTO (12.6%)

"Dad had a baby-poop-orange Pinto the year that car thieves hit our street. Although a dozen cars were stolen in one night, ours was there the next morning, on a strangely empty block."

"Remember that great Pinto bumper sticker, 'Hit Me and We Blow Up Together?'"

"The car would do 75 mph in 2nd gear, shaking apart and sounding like a bat out of hell. In fourth gear, the top speed was 70 mph. What's wrong with this picture? You do the math."

"I took this car to a high-crime shopping mall and left it unlocked with the keys in the ignition. I came back several days later and, much to my disgust, it was still there."

#2 CHEVY VEGA (15.8%)

"When the rear end went on my Vega, the Chevy dealer accused me of racing it. Racing who? My grandfather in his wheelchair?"

"As near as I could tell, the car was built from compressed rust.

"My Chevy Vega actually broke in half going over railroad tracks. The whole rear end came around slightly to the front, sort of like a dog wagging its tail."

"Burned so much oil, it was single handedly responsible for the formation of OPEC."


AND THE NUMBER ONE WORST CAR? YOU GUESSED IT…


#1 THE YUGO (33.7%)

"I once test drove a Yugo, during which the radio fell out, the gear shift knob came off in my hand, and I saw daylight through the strip around the windshield."

"The Yugo's first stop after the showroom was the service department: 'Fill 'er up and replace the engine!'"

"Any time we made a right hand turn, we all had to lean to the right to prevent the driver's side rear tire from scraping against the wheel well."

"At least it had heated rear windows--so your hands would stay warm while you pushed."
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Thumbs down 2 Nissan Pathfinders

I worst SUV I have and hate to drive is Nissan Pathfinder both 1997 and 2000. Both V6 3.3L 160HP. Don't get me wrong, the quality of Nissan is superb, but the engine power is very terrible. Every time I drove on the HighWay going up like 5 Degree Hill the speed started to drop like a rock and it don't want to go forward, I feel like want to open the door and help push the SUV uphill. The only problem I have is lack of power.


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SAMUEL2003,

Where did you get that list? I've never seen that before.
That was great!

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My first car was a Chevy Chevette. And people wonder why I'll never buy GM again.

And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile...
And you may ask yourself, "well, how did I get here?"

No longer a wannabe!
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UGH!

Once had an Oldsmobile Cutlass wagon, back in the early 80's. Used, a couple of years old. Vehicle rode great, had good features, but I had to be a stinkin' genius and get a DIESEL! This was the first year they had the diesel and GM took the gas 350 V-8 and did some kinda half-a**ed work to convert it to diesel. Rebuilt the injector pump NUMEROUS times, spending several hundred dollars each time, back when the kids were small and there was usually too much month left over at the end of my money! Car was absolutely a money pit!

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