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Old 10-12-2009, 09:49 PM   #126
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Hey MickeyAE86, I love the old Eldo, I have a soft spot for old ostentatious American luxury brands myself.

My worst, a 1977 Lincoln Versailles. (Basidally a pimped out 4 door Granada) Like the Caddy, all the power stuff was broken/not working, the springs were shot so it was a low rider, the vacuum controls on the heater were screwed up so that when you floored it the heater would blow from the floor to the vent to the windshield defrost and then back when you let off, the floor was so rusted out the carpet was all that kept you from being Fred Flintstone.
The styling was just god-aweful. It was like a Ford Granada but with the big ol' Lincoln chrome grill and the spare tire lump on the trunk thing, and padded vinyl top. Oh and the spare tire thing was padded too!
Why did I have such a POS? Well the heater did kick azz and it always started which is a big deal in Wisco in the winter and more important-it had a 9" rear end with disc brakes-- the muscle car guys covet these things.
Bought the car for $400, drove it through the winter and sold the rear end for a grand and then gave the rest of the car to a buddy who pimped out his prostreet Granada with the grill, hood and trunk. Holla! jhkaster.bizland.com/brochures.htm Hope that link works

Apparently the Versailles is a very cool car in Russia and Malta(!?)
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Old 10-12-2009, 10:16 PM   #127
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Honestly I haven't owned that many cars, so I guess I can't really give a fair opinion.

Other then my (2) WRX, I have only had a Chevy Astro and a Mercury Tracer...

The Tracer was obviously ugly and ****ty, but damn it took a beating. I got it with 100k on it for $300.00. I beat the hell out of it for 45k more miles and NEVER had any engine problems. I changed its oil and did all the maintenance myself so it gave me some good experience. The thing sure was a bucket though.

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Old 10-12-2009, 11:20 PM   #128
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2000 mazda 626. Not a straight body panel on her. mechanically it worked great...until her last day. 1st gear stopped working on my drive to work and on my way home about 1/4 mile from my house the trans finally gave up. I only had reverse to get her home. needless to say the last 1/4 mile was pretty interesting.
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Old 10-12-2009, 11:46 PM   #129
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I owned an '88 Ford Ranger... base model. It had a whomping 75 hp 4 banger with a carburetor. No power anything, meaning steering, breaks, windows, locks, etc... nothing. Had about 190k miles when I got it, had to rebuild the engine. Tranny was all slop, but tough. Had to replace brake lines, touch up rust, and tune up the engine. Heat sucked in the winter, it got warm by the time I got to where I was going LOL. There was no AC. No ride quality or handling to speak of, the truck would rotate about 30 degrees when you hit a patch of washboard bumps on the road LOL.

The benefits... nothing to break. After the initial fixes, everything worked flawlessly for the next 7 years I had it, and I beat on it. Then I sold it to my brother. The only issue was that rust was catching up. Half the battery tray was gone, the lower radiator mounts were gone, the tailgate was "flimsy", the right upper suspension mount rusted away about the time I sold it to my brother. The funniest part the ride quality and handling was the same when riding on just the 1 inch rubber bump stop... with the strut just sitting loose LOL.

My brother kept it a little while longer, and my family used it a little while to haul stuff, then sold it off to the junk yard... still running. It was becoming a pile of rust.
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Old 10-12-2009, 11:56 PM   #130
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I had a 1990 Jeep Cherokee that was lifted and the only thing that work on the car was the lift kit. In the middle one of the worst snow storms in Tahoe im driving home from work there was about 3 feet of snow can barely see. And i hear a loud noise and start to fish tail. I pull over in a parking lot to find my front drive shaft snapped and hanging. Had to duck tape it to a something (control arm? cant remember) so i could drive home.
Along with that, had the alternator die on me and killed my car while driving down a windy road.
Radiator hoses fall off at random.
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:27 AM   #131
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Chrysler Cirrus
hands down my worst of around 10 vehicles
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:28 AM   #132
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1984 Dodge Aries K. Yes, a 'k car'. Unless someone says pinto, that is pretty much the worst. Roughly 90 horse/110 ft/lb torque, 2800 pounds of front wheel drive speedster! 0 to 60 times where somewhere around 15 to 20 seconds, depending how big of a hill and how much tailwind.
Sorry man, the Pinto was actually superior in nearly every way to the K car
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:34 AM   #133
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Yugo for the win?
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:56 AM   #134
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Non carburated K-cars were tough bastards. I've owned MANY of them and beat the living piss out of them with no issues.
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Old 10-13-2009, 01:08 AM   #135
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Old 10-13-2009, 01:11 AM   #136
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1987 Dodge Raider. It was awesome, but crappy. It was essentially a 2-door Montero. But it could climb ANYTHING, and both front seats folded forward in such a way that, when necessary, the back seat had a LOOOOT of room
I had an '87 Raider too! I had so many problems with that car, but when it worked it was pretty sweet!
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Old 10-13-2009, 01:20 AM   #137
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My wife and I have a 2005 Scion between us (not the worst car I've owned, it's actually been great), but since we're both working, we needed another car to get us to work until our 2010 WRX comes in. So, we're driving a 1988 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale. 48,000 miles (original), no passenger side mirror, non-functioning A/C, non-functioning passenger window, have to put a bottle of HEET in with every tank of gas, and it almost broke down on the way home tonight. One month and counting until the WRX comes in, thank god.
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Old 10-13-2009, 01:24 AM   #138
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My first car was a 95 Plymouth Neon Red with White stripes. Ate a quart of oil a month. Had to replace the rack and pinion and fill up the freon during the summer. I'll never forget when the tranny went on it and the guy at the the trans shop called my dad and said: "Your cream puff is ready"

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Old 10-13-2009, 01:48 AM   #139
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A FORD FIESTA.. nuff said..
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Old 10-13-2009, 02:05 AM   #140
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So when my sister hit 16 she was given my mothers car.. my mother bought a new car.. the car was in great condishion and worked 100%.. nbothing was broken.. when i hit 16 the car was given to me.. i beat the ****ing **** out of it lol.. 04 rav 4

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Old 10-13-2009, 02:05 AM   #141
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Old 10-13-2009, 03:27 AM   #142
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my first car was a 1995 Nissan Altima GXE. it was a great car...until my sister started to drive it. by the end of its life, the car would not go over 60KPH yes thats Kilometers Per Hour. would hit a max of 80 going down hill, burns a lot of oil, wont keep a charge for over 20 mins, ac worked only in the winter...so well it blew out snow, heat works best in the summer, i think it got about 18L/100km, tranny wont go into 4th, slips like hell, and reverse dosnt always work. gotta watch out though, sometimes it just catches while you are trying to make it work and the car just shoots backwards.
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Old 10-13-2009, 05:44 AM   #143
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My first car was an '84 VW Scirroco that had been repainted with some cheapo tan clear coat that would flake after you'd wash the car...

The most embarrassing moment was when I took my GF's parents for a ride in it; they were super proud of me finally getting that first car.... so the mom goes to close the passenger door and SNAP! The F'n door handle comes off the car: "....a sign of things to come perhaps?"

Nothing worked right on the car: the aftermarket tape deck wouldn't play correctly, it developed some clutch chatter that would loosin your wisdom teeth! The sunroof began to leak in this Oregon weather...the gas gauge stopped working....and worst of all... there was a crack in the intake manifold so the idol would go from 900rpms to 3100 rpms for no reason whats so ever...

Easily the worst $1500 decision... the car lasted me 6 weeks!

I'm still convinced to this day that the Scirroco's were the worst vehicle ever produced!!
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Old 10-13-2009, 09:14 AM   #144
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Old 10-13-2009, 11:44 AM   #145
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Driving home from Denver when the timing belt snapped outside Laramie Wyoming, had to take the greyhound home. Towed it home and because of interference engines! Had to replace the engine...but the fun didn't stop there, something new broke every week after that, finally spent way more than it was worth to get it running decently and sold it.

I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER MAZDA AGAIN
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Old 10-13-2009, 11:49 AM   #146
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:09 PM   #147
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03 Dodge Stratus... the damn oil filter just up and fell off... after a 4k drive to alaska.

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A 2004 STi.

My parents won't buy me an 09.

I'm so pissed, they just don't understand.
wha? how about... get a job and buy it yourself perhaps?

Then you can get any car you want!
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Old 10-13-2009, 01:24 PM   #148
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i do free sarcasm meter tune ups on the side if youre ever in the area
One phail for Super Hyphy....

one WIN for AWDshenanigans

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Old 10-13-2009, 01:29 PM   #149
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1996 MAZDA 626

Driving home from Denver when the timing belt snapped outside Laramie Wyoming, had to take the greyhound home. Towed it home and because of interference engines! Had to replace the engine...but the fun didn't stop there, something new broke every week after that, finally spent way more than it was worth to get it running decently and sold it.

I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER MAZDA AGAIN
626's will always bother me because i bought a 1996 acuta integra gsr and as i was pulling out of the bank where they notarized the title, one tboned me. i got the ticket because i was making the left turn even though there was so much tread on the road leading to my car it was obvious she was going like 60mph. the lady driving got out and ran around for 20 min till the cops showed up and then she just sat down and said her neck hurt and she couldnt move. untill that day i never thought i could watch someone be loaded onto a stretcher and into an ambulance without feeling bad for them.
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Old 10-13-2009, 02:31 PM   #150
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Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7C144 Safari/528.16)

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03 Dodge Stratus... the damn oil filter just up and fell off... after a 4k drive to alaska.

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A 2004 STi.

My parents won't buy me an 09.

I'm so pissed, they just don't understand.
wha? how about... get a job and buy it yourself perhaps?

Then you can get any car you want!
I think your sarcasm meter needs recalibrating. The kid drives a 97 Legacy.
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