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GoldenRod
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Shawn

What was your worst car?

Let's keep the car topics going... Chat Icon

What was your worst car?

I've had quite a few bad ones, but by far, my worst one was a 1986 Isuzu 'Pup (short for Pickup Chat Icon )

The bed was rusted so bad, I had plywood on the floor to keep things from falling out. The rest of the body was also rusting very badly. I had to keep one foot on the gas for the first mile or else it would stall. When I braked, I had to use my left foot, and feather the gas with the right.
The driver's side door handle was broken, so I had to pull the cord inside to open the door.
The interior was in horrible shape, even with a seat cover to try and hold the stuffing in....
The steering was so loose, I could wiggle the steering wheel and not affect the direction of the car.
The engine was woefully inadequate to power the car.

And those are just the issues that I still remember after almost 20 years! Chat Icon

ETA: I just remembered that it leaked oil on a steady basis. I had to add a quart a month or so... At least I never needed an oil change... Chat Icon Chat Icon

Message edited 10/13/2016 7:18:11 AM.

Posted 10/12/16 11:47 AM
 
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sometimesmommy
Always in my heart.....

Member since 11/06

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What was your worst car?

Toyota celica. Ugly green color. Ack. Ack. still thinking about it lol but it got us around so there was value over looks.

Posted 10/12/16 11:53 AM
 

MarathonKnitter
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Member since 2/07

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EMBRACING CHANGE

Re: What was your worst car?

1989 buick.

there was always something wrong with it. i should have known it wasn't a winner when it only cost me $800.

because of that car, i took auto shop at the local community college just to offset all the money i was putting into it.

so happy i don't drive that any more.

Posted 10/12/16 12:02 PM
 

ElizaRags35
My 2 Girls

Member since 2/09

20484 total posts

Name:
Me

What was your worst car?

2015 Toyota Corolla. I'll never get another toyota after my experience not only with the car but with how Toyota handled it. I will never give them my business again and we were a big Toyota family.

Posted 10/12/16 12:03 PM
 

jamnmore
LIF Adult

Member since 6/16

988 total posts

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What was your worst car?

1998 Dodge Shadow. It was slowly falling apart but I only paid $500 for it. The windows would not open. You could hear me coming from 3 miles away and it was woefully underpowered.

Posted 10/12/16 12:10 PM
 

SusiBee
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Member since 3/09

8268 total posts

Name:
S

What was your worst car?

1994 Mazda 626.
Had serious transmission issues, had to have the transmission replaced, only to have the replacement go bad 6 months later.
Never had another Mazda.

Posted 10/12/16 12:52 PM
 

HomeIsWithU
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Member since 9/07

7816 total posts

Name:
Jenn

Re: What was your worst car?

Saturn SC2. I dont even remember what year it was but I bought it used from a "friend". The roof leaked every time it rained and formed literal puddles of water by the gas pedal and then the transmission went not even 2 months after I bought it. We replaced the transmission only to have it go again 6 months later on I-95 Chat Icon It was junk.

Posted 10/12/16 1:12 PM
 

jlm2008
LIF Adult

Member since 1/10

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What was your worst car?

2006 Subaru Impreza. Was awful. I swear the car was cursed! Had 3 bad accidents in that car, when I wasn't in the car...parked all 3 times!!! They were bad accidents too, or maybe it was because the car is put together like a tin can, lol. Also had a lot of mechanical problems with it. Was never so happy for a lease to be over!That being said, I'd get another subaru, but not an Impreza. Maybe a Legacy or Forrester.

Posted 10/12/16 2:05 PM
 

chilltocam
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Member since 11/11

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What was your worst car?

My first car, that I had in HS - a Buick Sklylark. When I got it, it was 11-12 yrs old, but in OK shape. By the time I was getting rid of it, it was a mess - the front seat (bench seat), on the passenger side, the stuffing flattened out, so there was a big "pit" in the middle of the passenger seat area. It also had a vinyl roof (NICE lol!) that had started peeling off - really classy looking. And one day my brother borrowed and it got hit by a garbage truck (while it was parked) so it had a big dent in the side. My brother was so afraid to tell me about it getting hit, but when he did, all I could do was laugh - the car was such a mess that I just didn't care.

Posted 10/12/16 2:17 PM
 

MyBabyG
LIF Adolescent

Member since 1/15

568 total posts

Name:
Lynn

What was your worst car?

Saab. I don't remember the year that it was...maybe a 2000? Worst purchase ever!! So much in fact that i became best friends with the guy from AAA!

Posted 10/12/16 2:55 PM
 

alli3131
Peanut is here!!!!!!

Member since 5/09

18042 total posts

Name:
Allison

What was your worst car?

1988 Jeep Wrangler. It was my first and was great for a few years and then just had issue after issue. Got rid of it when it broke down just on the Jersey Side of the GWB.

Posted 10/12/16 4:08 PM
 

AngnShaun
Sisters

Member since 1/10

21015 total posts

Name:
Ang

What was your worst car?

My worst car was my current car, there have been a few recalls, the tires are always leaking air.

Posted 10/12/16 4:10 PM
 

mrsdukes
LIF Adolescent

Member since 1/09

849 total posts

Name:
Liz

Re: What was your worst car?

1971 Toyota Corolla. The engine seized on my first day of college. Every time it rained, it would keep stalling out when the wires got wet. That car was towed more times in the few years I owned it.

Posted 10/12/16 5:39 PM
 

Diane
Hope is Contagious....catch it

Member since 5/05

29635 total posts

Name:
D

Re: What was your worst car?

2003 ..Chevy trailblazer

Posted 10/12/16 5:44 PM
 

mnmsoinlove
Mommy to 2 sweet girls!

Member since 3/09

8584 total posts

Name:
Melissa

Re: What was your worst car?

Dh had a 1997 chevy lumnia that had so many electrical problems. That car was more in the shop than on the road.

Posted 10/12/16 6:10 PM
 

2BadSoSad
LIF Adult

Member since 8/12

6789 total posts

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Re: What was your worst car?

Dodge Neon, roughly the 2000 model. Bought it brand new from Dodge and had that piece of sh!t back at Dodge almost monthly for random crap breaking on......windows, sunroof, door locks, leaking headlights and taillights which would flood the trunk and floorboard of the backseat after a good rain, oh and the not so important engine mount - the list goes on.

Message edited 10/12/2016 7:35:13 PM.

Posted 10/12/16 7:33 PM
 

BaseballWidow
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Re: What was your worst car?

Although I loved it, my first car. a 1970 VW Karman Ghia...hot pink! Had to change the gas filter daily, had a piece of 2x4 to hold up the emergency break and had to drive with an ice scraper in my hand in the winter due to no heat (infamous old VW problem). I think about it now, my parents let a new 16 year old driver drive around in that bomb...but lived to tell that tale!
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Posted 10/12/16 7:41 PM
 

jellybean78
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Member since 8/06

12725 total posts

Name:
Mommy

Re: What was your worst car?

2005 Nissan Murano. Horrible car. It was beautiful on the inside and the outside but we had nothing but problems with it. Not sure if it's because we bought it used but we had to put so much $$ into it for things that no way should have gone wrong in such a young car.

We ended up trading it in in 2011 for a Hyundai Elantra which we lovedChat Icon

Posted 10/12/16 9:01 PM
 

MichLiz213
Life is Good!

Member since 7/07

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What was your worst car?

My first car, a 1986 Jetta. Everything was broken-no AC, no back defogger, only two of the windows rolled down and I had to open one of the back doors from the inside, one didn't open at all because it didn't have an inside handle. In fact, someone broke the smaller of the two windows on that side. My dad said they usually do that when they plan on stealing the car. The guy chose the side with the missing door handle. Probably gave up after realizing what a piece of shit the car was!

It finally died the summer before I left for college. I bought a Neon, which was cute but HORRIBLE in the snow.

Message edited 10/12/2016 9:51:37 PM.

Posted 10/12/16 9:50 PM
 

Chatham-Chick
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Re: What was your worst car?

I wasn't a fan of our 2002 Nissan Maxima (I hated the front wheel drive) or our 2005 Jeep Cherokee. The Jeep leaked and had nothing but problems, plus service was horrible.

Posted 10/12/16 9:56 PM
 

mnmsoinlove
Mommy to 2 sweet girls!

Member since 3/09

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Name:
Melissa

Re: What was your worst car?

Posted by mnmsoinlove

Dh had a 1997 chevy lumnia that had so many electrical problems. That car was more in the shop than on the road.



ETA- not my car but my grandparents had a dodge neon mid 90's and the had to put 2 transmissions in before 50,000 miles that car was the Worst.

Posted 10/12/16 10:05 PM
 

LIRascal
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Member since 3/11

7135 total posts

Name:
Michelle

What was your worst car?

My first car, a 1989 Buick Somerset. It was an electronic nightmare

Posted 10/12/16 11:59 PM
 

Faithx2
All good things in 2016!!

Member since 8/05

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Re: What was your worst car?

2008 Acadia-was a lemon since I drove it off of the lot. The final straw was when it went forward in reverse...Thankfully I was only leasing it and gladly returned it!

Message edited 10/13/2016 6:42:14 AM.

Posted 10/13/16 6:41 AM
 

Faithx2
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Re: What was your worst car?

Posted by ElizaRags35

2015 Toyota Corolla. I'll never get another toyota after my experience not only with the car but with how Toyota handled it. I will never give them my business again and we were a big Toyota family.



Yep same here but ours is a 2015 Prius C. Never again with Toyota!

Posted 10/13/16 6:43 AM
 

StaceyWill
It's a girl!!!

Member since 6/10

20912 total posts

Name:
Stacey

What was your worst car?

DH's favorite - Cadillac Escalade. It was in and out of service SO many times. I can't remember what year it was, but it was such a money pit.

Posted 10/13/16 9:03 AM
 
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