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Old 11-27-2018, 10:40 PM
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Numerous Dodge Ram trucks...

I had a 1996 318ci. 4x4, had constant problems with vacuum lines, and front driver side wheel fell off while driving once, brake disc, hub and all, sheered off on 2 lane rd at 50mph, luckily no other cars in the other lane when it happened.

1998 2500 4x4, was a good running truck for about 50K miles then it started to have mystery transmission problems.

2004 Dodge 1500 4x4, ran good for about a year, then started stalling when turning or slowing down, along with transmission problems.

Oh yeah the gas gauge never worked right in any of these trucks, i always had to keep track of when I got gas.
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Old 11-28-2018, 12:59 PM
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Originally Posted by qwerun View Post
An 80s vintage Ford Escort. That car sucked so bad that I will never even consider buying another American car ever again.

I had lots of issues with the three Fords I've owned. I just swore off of Ford, not American vehicles totally. I've had excellent results with GM vehicles over the past 45 years.
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Old 11-28-2018, 07:43 PM
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2004 VW Passat turbo diesel wagon. Thing was broke down more than it ran, every part was expensive and took a special tool to install, and it didn't even get that great of fuel milage. VW diesels used to have a great reputation, but I'll never buy another German car after that one!
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Old 11-28-2018, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by WildSpark View Post
2002 VW Jetta - total lemon. Faulty electronic problems, sun roof would open by itself, power steering went out, car wouldn't start and needed towing twice, air leak in the drivers side window, cheap front fender fell off when parking too close to a concrete parking block. Celebrated dumping the car.

2006 BMW 330 ci - bought from a fraud dealership that sold my co-worker and I cars that had been in a wreck. (Didn't know about it until after it was long gone.) By the time my warranty expired I had to dump the car due to all the problems. Power steering went out, something with the break bushings, heater stopped working, more mechanical issues - I can't remember. No more German cars for me!

You know Jettas are made in Mexico right?

German cars are typically over-engineered but once they have been wrecked/repaired then all bets are off.
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Old 11-28-2018, 10:32 PM
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'96 Ford Probe GT - it was an awesome car to drive, but had nonstop issues with it never wanting to start. Easily spent $15k over 3 years fixing electronics to get it running time after time again.

'97 Ford Taurus - bought new, had so many issues sold to a mechanic around 2004 for $30 and it only had 60k miles.
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Old Today, 06:00 PM
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1984 Honda Civic. It was awful, nothing but problems.

After that I moved on to a Chevy Cavalier and much to my surprise it was tough as nails, although the steering absolutely sucked.
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