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top twenty worst cars
« on: August 07, 2015, 04:36:07 PM »
About.com in the auto section lists twenty worst cars to own.Pinto did not make list unlike Vega,Cadillac Cimmeron,Yugo etc.Its glad to see Pintos reputation is better than a lot of new cars also.Sorry for not posting link.I am not good at using tablet for cut and pasting.
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Re: top twenty worst cars
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2015, 04:56:07 PM »
Yes that's great but I have seen brain dead writers say the a pinto was a very bad car and a death trap , and they do not have any background in knowledge of cars to start with , or even sat or owned a pinto , we all know better than to believe any of them anyway ,
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Re: top twenty worst cars
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2015, 06:39:46 PM »
. People ask me if I am afraid my cars will explode. Less often than before though.

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Re: top twenty worst cars
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2015, 08:53:48 PM »
. People ask me if I am afraid my cars will explode. Less often than before though.

LOL I tell them that it could explode at any time and ask them if they want to take a ride. In all honesty I tell them I'm joking afterwards and they laugh.

I still laugh at this one, it really cracks me up!!!!



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Re: top twenty worst cars
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2015, 08:33:12 AM »
Funny how the perspective of the car has changed somewhat since information was released in the past few years- Please correct me if I'm wrong about the timeframe as I tend to be from time to time. Of course all of us knew about it being blown out of proportion
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Re: top twenty worst cars
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2015, 02:53:12 PM »
Funny how the perspective of the car has changed somewhat since information was released in the past few years- Please correct me if I'm wrong about the timeframe as I tend to be from time to time. Of course all of us knew about it being blown out of proportion

Yeah it was. The main page has some good info on it...
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Re: top twenty worst cars
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2015, 06:39:41 PM »
I want to preface my comments by saying the Pinto has always been one of my favorite cars.

Maybe the Pinto didn't make the list this time because so many bad cars have been made since then.

I am sure we can all name 10 or 20 that we would never buy again.

For the record I don't think the Cimmaron was a bad car.  A Cavalier with power windows is a good thing, not for the money they charged, but that is another matter.

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Re: top twenty worst cars
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2015, 07:54:41 AM »

For the record I don't think the Cimmaron was a bad car.  A Cavalier with power windows is a good thing, not for the money they charged, but that is another matter.

I agree.  I had a 1987 and it was actually a pretty spiffy little car.  The first ones were a lot more Cavalier-like.  The Cadillac that I most regret buying is a 2000 Catera.  It was a total POS, worse even than the 1982 Coupe Deville diesel that I had back in the day!

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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2015, 08:06:54 AM »
I agree.  I had a 1987 and it was actually a pretty spiffy little car.  The first ones were a lot more Cavalier-like.  The Cadillac that I most regret buying is a 2000 Catera.  It was a total POS, worse even than the 1982 Coupe Deville diesel that I had back in the day!

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Re: top twenty worst cars
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2015, 12:11:17 PM »
If my Catera had run, it could have easily become one of my favorites too.  Like you said, it handled great!  Mine, unfortunately, sat in the dealership service dept. for approximately ten days for every three days we had it home trying to use it.  No joke!  We actually put more miles on the loaner cars than we did our own vehicle!  Warranty repairs topped $9000 in the eighteen months we owned it.  It was, hands down, the WORST car I have ever owned!  Kept hoping each time it was towed in would be the last, but it didn't work out that way.  By the time I finally threw in the towel, we had passed the time frame for doing anything under the Lemon Law.  The last time I picked it up following a repair, I drove it less than two miles to a Ford dealership (first one I came to) and traded it in on a new F-150 4x4.  That didn't fix the car's problem but it certainly took care of mine!  lol


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Re: top twenty worst cars
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2015, 12:12:47 PM »
Sounds like my old Grand Prix


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Re: top twenty worst cars
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2015, 12:15:25 PM »
Sounds like my old Grand Prix


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It wouldn't have been so bad if I hadn't bought the damned thing brand new! :(

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Re: top twenty worst cars
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2015, 12:27:58 PM »
It wouldn't have been so bad if I hadn't bought the damned thing brand new! :(

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Mine was 2 years old with only 25,000 miles when I got it. I guess they worked the problems out on it. I got mine in 1999 for only $8,000 because the guy got shot in the head in it. I can tell you that the blood from the brains that splattered never came out either. But I loved that car and loved telling people it was brain blood splattered - they would all get grossed out LOL
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Re: top twenty worst cars
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2015, 03:36:40 PM »
Guess everyone has had a share of bad cars over the years , and I think I my have lucked out , the only car that if I could have crushed it I would have got five gallons of lemonade out of it , and worst it was my first NEW car , got it the first week they came out , the pos was a chev Vega GT , in the four or five months I had the car it had three engines , block problems , rear track rods pulled out from the spot welds , last straw was when the third engine decided to seize, 100 miles away on a camping trip, friend of mine pulled me back home with his pinto, with both cars loaded with people and camping gear, that was it for me , the next day I got my first pinto, could not kill it and found to be super reliable, the only other I can think of is a 73 GMC truck , the gas mileage sucked for a six and the back of the cab rusted out before I finished paying for it , the rest over the years I was lucky , still we all fear we have one of those huge yellow lemons with our name on it just waiting for us to buy it 😜
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« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2015, 02:59:34 AM »
Guess everyone has had a share of bad cars over the years , and I think I my have lucked out , the only car that if I could have crushed it I would have got five gallons of lemonade out of it , and worst it was my first NEW car , got it the first week they came out , the pos was a chev Vega GT , in the four or five months I had the car it had three engines , block problems , rear track rods pulled out from the spot welds , last straw was when the third engine decided to seize, 100 miles away on a camping trip, friend of mine pulled me back home with his pinto, with both cars loaded with people and camping gear, that was it for me , the next day I got my first pinto, could not kill it and found to be super reliable, the only other I can think of is a 73 GMC truck , the gas mileage sucked for a six and the back of the cab rusted out before I finished paying for it , the rest over the years I was lucky , still we all fear we have one of those huge yellow lemons with our name on it just waiting for us to buy it 😜

Vegas were very very bad!!!!

My worse car was a 1978 Monte Carlo I bought new and traded in my 74 Mustang II (one of my best cars). The Monte Carlo had stuff falling off of it like crazy and had problems until someone hit me and totalled it!
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- 1976 Mustang II mini-stock
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- 1986 Chevy K5 Blazer
- 1997 Suzuki Marauder

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Re: top twenty worst cars
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2015, 07:45:44 AM »
Vegas were very very bad!!!!
They were ok after they put sleeves in the block, had a neighbor that put a 150,000 on one, when he sold it it was still running fine. The panels were cool cars and even nicer with a small block in it. :D
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Re: top twenty worst cars
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2015, 11:14:40 AM »
I liked my dads vega. Even though the driver door wouldn't latch if opened and windshield pillar badly rusted.


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