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Biggest POS car/truck ever made.

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by stchman, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. stchman

    stchman New Member

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    I've never seen it on here, but I figure that it would be good for discussion. What's the biggest POS car/truck ever made.

    My vote if for:

    Chrysler K cars. What incredible oil leaking piles of junk those cars were.
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  2. Pikey

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    lol! The K car. I knew a few people in high school that had them. You are correct they all seemed to leak oil like crazy. But, they seemed to run forever. That was the first car that I ever had to do a timing belt on. It sucked. Plus, every one I knew of also leaked trans fluid. When the fluid would get low the car would stall any time you stopped at a light. Add literally a drop of trans fluid and it would be good for another month.
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    Any Chry Crap.... Or Range Rover.....
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    Just wondering...how many Range Rovers have you owned?
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    Renault Alliance
    Puegeot and Citroen any model
    Sterling 825 and 827
    Owned 1 or more of each of these models and none of them have been dependable vehicles.
    The Renault had less than 3000 miles when the engine blew and I spent 9 months fighting to get it repaired under warranty only to have it replaced with another Alliance that blew the engine after 24,000 miles.
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    My family had much better luck with "K" cars than you did ! Had two in the family, my late wife had one, took a clutch when almost new, fixed under warranty - 0 problems after that. Mother in law had one for at least 12 years - almost lost an engine due to a serious oil leak. She had a recall or service advisory on it, but she threw it in the trash. One of her son in laws found the car over two quarts low on oil ! He took it to her dealer and even though it was way past warranty, they fixed it and covered the cost, it ran several more years with no trouble. Back to the subject - The worst pieces of junk we ever had in my family was 1. a Mercury Bobcat ( remember the Pinto ?, same car ) No end of problems - Ford didn't help at all, 1st engine shot at about 50K, rebuild didn't make it 10K. Cost my brother LOTS of money, traded it at less than 5 yrs. old - gave it away ! 2nd was a chevy citation, belonged to my dad, he was easy on cars, drove conservative & took good care of them. That car was a lemon from day one. Dad refused to ever buy another GM vehicle again. Personally, the worst I ever had was a '95 chev, s10 blazer, no big problems, but it was always something, soon as the warrenty was up we traded it !!
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    Not to pick on the brand that so many of us love for other reasons, but let's not forget that GM has put out a few duds also.

    Anyone remember the 5.7(? Or was it 5.2?)Liter Diesel engine? The TH200 transmission?
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    Chevy Chevette
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  9. grampy

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    Chevy Vega. The "big three" all made some huge mistakes and did little to nothing to assist owners stuck with the problems. No wonder Toyota and other foreign makes have done so well. csltrains96 brought up the infamous early GM diesel. I had a couple friends that lost a lot of money on those, one was an Olds, the other a 1/2 ton GMC pickup. The dealer wouldn't even accept the pickup back on a trade !
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    ford f150 fix or repair daily :lol:
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  11. PatrickNichols

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    Very right.. I have seen such cars in high school... It seems to be going well for so many years but I was not sure about fluid leaks:)
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    Our-actually it was my girlfriend's now wife-1980 Chevette
    bought with my help-was a decent enough car
    Yeah it was slow-got much poorer mpg than equivalent Japanese cars
    but it was $5200 OTD vs at least $7500 OTD for an equivalent Honda or Toyota
    The timing belt broke at 5 years 32000 miles
    but it was a not interference engine-what a surprise with such an aggressive cam it must have had-
    so no problem when it broke-other than IMMEDIATELY stopping

    My dad-what a cheapskate- had several lemons
    1958 Ford SW- never bought another Ford-it would have been a 6 cal-overheated from new
    1961 Rambler SW with the NEW HIGH TECH-aluminum block- it blew head gaskets every 3 -4 months-we would be going down the highway smoking steaming-1st time I ever heard dad say MF

    A mid 1970's Peugeot-what a POS that was-always in shop-I changed the spark plugs once-and was stunned when some sort of SLEEVE screwed out with the plug??WTF??

    Now the Rambler wasn't a lemon-other than the horrible head gasket leak warping-and it had really comfortable front seats
    The Peugeot-comfortable seats also-but a lemon thru and thru-just as TB says

    Oh-I did mention these cars were CHEAP to buy-my dad-cheapskate
    He did buy one winner-1965 Fury 3 SW 318-V-8 we-brother and me-BEAT on that car everyday-was still running great after 150,000 very very hard miles-
    WOT it would show 111mph-and it did that often since we had no sense-but plenty of luck-111 on speedometer was probably 105 or so
    So Dodge Plymouth(Cuda 383 1971) soft spot
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    The Ford Escort.
    :no:
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    Actually without a doubt it was the Ford Festiva. Ex gf had one, so small, smaller tires, unbelievably short wheel base, matched with an engine that could get out of its own way.
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  15. McClintoc

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    Sure, every manufacturer has hasd duds but if we're talking the WORST cars then stchman got this thread started off on the right foot: anything from Chrysler!
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    You Mopar haters needed to have owned some Euro trash like TB or my cheapskate dad.
    Anything french-and anything 50's 60's 70'sBrit( Lucas electrics prince of darkness years-and union troubles years)
    Not sure why the French stuff was so bad??
    Italian stuff of that era wasn't great either.
    But Brit and French stuff from back then- was worlds worse than a leaky trim falling off -but usually functional K-car
    Yeah those K cars kept running-fluids oozing out-trim falling off-but they ran
    Now Chrysler did have terrible auto trans problems-esp in minivans 80's 90's
    But 50's 60's 70's Euro brit french stuff was pretty bad-hard to repair(parts availability etc)
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  17. stchman

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    To [MENTION=12380]phoebeisis[/MENTION]:

    Problem is not too many people bought Euro junk cars, and people that did own them thought they were the coolest things around because they were different.

    Do you know there is a Renault Le Car fan club? Seriously. That 3 lug things was hideous at best. Just because something is "different" does not make it cool.

    A buddy of mine is convinced that BMWs are the GREATEST thing to have rubber tires. While I admit they are OK, when they break, they cost a small fortune to fix.
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  18. Enkeiavalanche

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    Never have and NEVER will All ya gotta do is some lite research and you will see they are one of the Most Unreliable POS's on the road today
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  19. stchman

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    Apparently the Range Rover and Land Rovers buyers are more than willing to pay the high prices for a fairly unreliable SUV. I guess the status of owning a RR/LR is more than worth it.

    Me personally, I think Land Rover and Range Rover SUVs are ugly as can be, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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  20. Enkeiavalanche

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    Yes and in my neck of the woods they are all over the place But talk to the Mech's at the dealership and they will tell you.. NO THANKS!! They would NEVEER own one..
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