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Old 11-04-2008, 09:52 PM
Location: Pelion, South Carolina/orig. from Cape May, NJ
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Originally Posted by Stripes17 View Post
78' Toyota Corolla that my DW made me buy from her sister & b-i-l. DW refused to drive a Caprice that we had as it was too big for her to handle.

Oh what a feeling! (Like I wanted to drive it off a cliff!)

She should've stuck with the Caprice...it probably would still be on the road today! Mine's a 1989, still runs like a top.
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:13 AM
Location: San Antonio, TX
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My parents tried to stick me with a Ford Tempo as my first car (pretty scary trying to get on a california highway with 90HP)....dodged that bullet, borrowed a couple grand and spent all of my saved money on a 94 Mark VIII.
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Old 11-05-2008, 06:29 AM
Location: Southwest Nebraska
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Originally Posted by HobokenGuy View Post
01 S500 followed closely by an 02 S430.

My GF had a nightmare 328 BMW, and my father had atrocious Audi A8's and Mercedes SL's.

German cars want you to believe you're buying luxury, prestige, and reliability. We all know that's the biggest joke running.

Thats exactly right about Mercedes vehicles. The worst vehicles I have ever owned were the 03 and 04 Dodge Sprinter Vans powered and built by Mercedes Benz.
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Old 11-05-2008, 06:37 AM
Location: Location Location
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93' olds achieva- certified pos
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Old 11-05-2008, 07:05 AM
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1979 Plymouth Volarie station wagon. 4-5 mpg right from the factory. Couldn't make a U turn on a 60 ft. wide street. Started to rust out in 6 mos. This was also the last 'brand new' car I ever bought. After that fiasco, I learned to do my homework on used cars and let someone else buy the P'sOS and take the depreciation hit the first couple of years. Haven't been sorry.
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:29 AM
Location: south central Pa
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Mine was an 1984 Jeep Cherokee 2.5L 4cyl .At the time I lived ontop of a mountain and I could run faster then it would go up hill. I kept throwing the belt off, heater blower resister went out during a snow storm ,4WD stopped working in the middle of winter (snow on the ground,but not snowing at the time) alternater went out the next spring (what a pain to R&R) .
Now on the other end of the scale I had a 1997 Jeep Grd.Cherokee with a 4.0l 6cyl and it was one of the best vehicles I have had.
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:23 AM
Location: Woodstock
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I have 2.

1985 Jaguar XJ6 -1st car, my baby. No air, no radio, leather was beginning to crack. And to top it off, it had dual gas tanks, and only one would work...
also- the driver door and trunk would not lock

1995, just before I got my driver's permit-I wanted to take my car out and since I was only allowed to drive it around the neighborhood, I begged my mom to take it while we went to the store and of course as luck would have it, we were hit by a drunk driver that I almost killed by practically attacking her b/c she hit MY CAR that I wasn't even legal to drive it yet.

1998 Escort ZX2 - Needed something to drive when my other car was in the shop...yeah, drove the ZX2 a lot.

Damn thing would NOT die. 5 accidents (none of which were my fault!!) and NOTHING. The ins adjuster kept giving it the ok to be fixed and it was never totalled out. I went close to 10k miles w/o an oil change and NOTHING. It was an automatic and I dated a guy that thought everything could be turned in to a manual and would change gears for fun, not to mention the burnouts we would do in it. I hated that car. Traded it in 2003 - it's probably STILL on the road.

Change that -

3 Cars...

1998 Acura 3.5RL

hmm....where to start??

1. Computer problems.
2. Rear driver's side window failed...attempted to roll it up and all you could hear was the grinding of the motor dying...
3. Went to St George Island during Hurricane Rita and from the storm surge, the island flooded and the car almost flooded as well. - I know, not the car's fault!
4. Rear view mirror fell off and it almost hit my husband in the head...
5. After I bought my Tahoe and 325 in the same week (been on here about those!), we backed it out of garage, that was the last time it would ever crank.

Sold it to a mechanic. Sure, could have fixed it, but I was convinced that the car hated me.

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Old 11-05-2008, 10:38 AM
Location: London, KY
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Mine would have to be a 78 Dodge Magnum that was passed down from my Dad. I drove it in the late eighties (or tried to). It had a nasty habit of stalling anytime I was stopped or slowing to a stop. After it nearly died on a railroad crossing one afternoon, I figured it was time to let go...
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:35 PM
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Originally Posted by Rhett_Butler View Post
'88 Hyundai Excel..... I don't think I need to say anything else.....
My wife had one of those. The carb needed to be rebuilt, but you couldnot really reuilt it, so it had to be replaced. Turned out that the cost for parts & Labor for a new carb was more than the value of the car. The car was totalled by a dirty carb!. Lucky for us, before we junked it (it was still running, just not well), an army guy rear ended me in it and the Government paid to repalce it.
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:08 PM
Location: MI
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1998 Escort ZX2 - Needed something to drive when my other car was in the shop...yeah, drove the ZX2 a lot.

I have a 1999 ZX2 has 170,000 miles on it and still going strong, I love it.
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