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What was the worst car you ever owned for me it was a 1981 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Diesel:headbang: I got it right out of High School My parents refused to let me have a car I could kill myself in well 2 transmissions, 3 engines and 4 years later out of college I had my own job and apartment and bought a 85 Volkswagon GTI paybacks.....:naughty:
 

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Owned personally? An Isuzu P'up. My family growing up? My Dad owned a Chevy Vega. :facepalm: The worst I've ever driven in my entire life? A Ford Fairmont. :thumbsdow
 

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For myself...nothing as I'm still driving my first car and I like it very much. My dad...definitely his worst was the Front wheel drive Pontiac Phoenix...but then again which X-body didn't suck? Worst car I've ever driven...the current generation Chrysler Sebring, I hate every single thing about it. It is the only car I wish for its extinction.
 

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...the current generation Chrysler Sebring, I hate every single thing about it. It is the only car I wish for its extinction.

Agreed. Never owned one, but some friends of ours own a convertible Sebring....complete pile of crap.
 

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Before our family drove Toyotas, they had mostly American cars (Ironic nowadays for a Chinese family). Mom had a Chevy Nova, Buick Regal wagon, and a Volvo 740 Turbo wagon. My dad had a 78 Camaro, then Audi 4000, and the following company cars: Buick Century, two Mercury Sables, and a Dodge Intrepid. The worst one of the bunch was the Dodge...it technically belonged to his company which paid for the lease, but by the time three years was up, it seemed to have more and more issues (The best of the bunch were the Fords according to my dad). Had his company not discontinued the program, he would've got another Intrepid (this led to us having to buy Toyota).
 

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We had an Oldsmobile Cutlass 2 door from the early 80s. I never remember riding in it, just it sitting in the driveway broken down :lol: It did come in handy as a source for interior and trim parts for our TranSport and it's self destructing interior though (great motor/car in of itself) Prior to my time we had a Mercury Bobcat, which is all you need to know. Car was a complete disaster new, an engine rebuild actually made it worse. American four cylinders were crap and to this day I wouldn't own one without some reservations.

Last American car was a Ford Taurus, which like most Fords made around 1996 had transmission issues, the dealer made the experience in fixing it miserable. The trim parts on the car were not of the best quality either and it had issues with electrical systems later in life. Was hardly a true lemon though, but the transmission and Ford/the dealer's botched handling of it lead to our next vehicle being a Japanese built Suzuki. Never thought the day would come we have a Toyota, Suzuki, and Mitsubishi and the driveway (especially a Mitsubishi considering how crap they used to be.)
 

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In 1967 I owned a '62 VW Beetle. A gust of wind literally put me in the other lane once, it didn't have enough power to pull a greased string out of a cat's ass, and the heater/defroster was as effective as a hamster blowing through a straw. With decent snow tires on the back, it got around pretty well in snow, but that's about the only thing it was good for. Ran okay when I bought it, and within three months or so, it had one good cylinder, two with 15# compression, and one with zero.
 

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My first car - a '46 Olds 2-door coupe, straight 8, Hydromatic (first year they had Hydromatic). Heavy as hell and couldn't get out of it's own way. Almost couldn't make it up a hill. I was a senior in high school and Dad thought it was safe. Safe is right, couldn't go fast enough to hurt anything or anyone and safe like riding inside a tank.

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2007 Dodge Caliber...... I have always owned Dodge but NEVER again will I ever buy, drive or even ride in one.
 

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84 Ford Thunderbird...loved the car for the ride, style, and the 150hp 302, (great in the day), but what a POS! This car made me buy my first Toyota, a new 88 Corolla! probably the most reliable car I've ever owned!:thumbsup:

Before that was a 80 Chevy Citation, that car kept me from buying another GM product for 23 years. I was so disappointed in GM back then:disappoin... Good Ideas, very bad execution.:facepalm:
 

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1995 Ford Windstar...but i didn't really hate it. it was great on gas when i had the benches out of it, and i could haul tons of shit in that thing. i just wish it wasn't in such horrid shape when i inherited it, because i'd probably still be driving it if it ran.
 

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Before that was a 80 Chevy Citation, that car kept me from buying another GM product for 23 years. I was so disappointed in GM back then:disappoin... Good Ideas, very bad execution.:facepalm:
WTF possessed you to buy a 1980 Citation? Even it were a well built car? :barf:
 

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Can't say I ever hated any of MY cars/trucks...but I did hate 2 of the ones I bought for my wife.

Worst was a 1993 Plymouth Voyager as far as reliability goes, but I also hated her 1994 GMC Safari conversion van. It was OK reliabilitywise, but it was horrible to drive. She hated it too.
 

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I remember my Dad's Vega used to "diesel" for minutes after he got home from work. My brothers, sisters, and I used to place bets on how long it would keep dieseling. The record was over 10 minutes....:lol:
 

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I remember my Dad's Vega used to "diesel" for minutes after he got home from work. My brothers, sisters, and I used to place bets on how long it would keep dieseling. The record was over 10 minutes....:lol:
My Dad used to have an '84 Blazer that did that. It would go on for well over 10 minutes...

He called it 'The Pig' because of how much gas, and how many replacement parts it ate. He literally had something to fix every single weekend. By the time he got rid of it he had to run 50% ethanol in the tank just to pass CT emissions.

At the time we also owned a '86 Caravan. It's only redeeming quality was that it had the optional Mitsubishi engine, and not the blue smoke generator...I mean Chrysler engine. Everything else went bad at least twice.
 
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