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    Re: What Is The Worst Car That You Have Ever Owned?

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    The worst car I have ever owned (well actually it was my hubby's cos I didn't have a car then ! I had a Douglas Vespa Scooter though, bright red !) ......
    You had a red Vespa? You name-dropper! But then you've always been a step ahead of what's in vogue.

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    My Chevy Camaro - first year of manufacture, 1967. Never had anything but trouble with it.

    I had been driving a Dodge Dart, which was the BEST car I ever owned -don't remember the year but it was the last full-sized Dart, their compact that year was, I believe, called the Lancer.

    I had bought the Dart used and it served me well for many years, then the transmission wore out and it just so happened that the Camaro had just been introduced.

    I should have spent a couple of hundred bucks for a rebuilt transmission, I might still be driving the Dart.

    P.S. The Camaro, with V8 mill and automatic trans - cost less than $2500 brand new in '67.

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    Re: What Is The Worst Car That You Have Ever Owned?

    Quote Originally Posted by High Threshold View Post
    You had a red Vespa? You name-dropper! But then you've always been a step ahead of what's in vogue.
    That red Vespa sounds intriguing! I think I could write a song about Gilly on her Vespa.

    Move on down
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    Oh, that's been done already? Well, give me some more time.

    Lady on red . . .
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    Re: What Is The Worst Car That You Have Ever Owned?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Aspam View Post
    My Chevy Camaro - first year of manufacture, 1967. Never had anything but trouble with it.

    I had been driving a Dodge Dart, which was the BEST car I ever owned -don't remember the year but it was the last full-sized Dart, their compact that year was, I believe, called the Lancer.

    I had bought the Dart used and it served me well for many years, then the transmission wore out and it just so happened that the Camaro had just been introduced.

    I should have spent a couple of hundred bucks for a rebuilt transmission, I might still be driving the Dart.

    P.S. The Camaro, with V8 mill and automatic trans - cost less than $2500 brand new in '67.
    I met a guy who had a 1963 Dodge Dart. He cut off the “D” in Dart (on the side emblem) and replaced it with an “F” from Ford. You could see it wasn't original but it was funny just the same.


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    1986 Ford EXP. Transmission went out twice in 6 months, heater quit along with most of the stuff on the dash. Finally it caught on fire sitting at a stop light. I let it burn. Car was less than a year old.

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    Re: What Is The Worst Car That You Have Ever Owned?

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    1986 Ford EXP. Transmission went out twice in 6 months, heater quit along with most of the stuff on the dash. Finally it caught on fire sitting at a stop light. I let it burn. Car was less than a year old.
    "Caught on fire sitting at a stop light" !!!! Transmission out twice in 2 months! What a lemon! Did you get your money back?

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    Re: What Is The Worst Car That You Have Ever Owned?

    I think the worst (and best,strangely) "car" I ever owned was a Reliant Rialto saloon that had been tuned by a very competent engineer/mechanic called Bob. I had it re-sprayed silver (made it look more "metal", rather than canoe material!), and it went like hell with the lid off! Weighing in at about the same as a pair of suitcases,it could crack 60 in about 5.5 to 6 seconds from a standing start, and make 100 (just!).Amazing fun,but sometimes alarming, as they only have 3 wheels!! Due to it's light weight, it was repeatedly rolled over by various brain-dead morons,eventually resulting in me selling it.Noisy,hot, bouncy and fun.

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    Re: What Is The Worst Car That You Have Ever Owned?

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    I think the worst (and best,strangely) "car" I ever owned was a Reliant Rialto saloon that had been tuned by a very competent engineer/mechanic called Bob. I had it re-sprayed silver (made it look more "metal", rather than canoe material!), and it went like hell with the lid off! Weighing in at about the same as a pair of suitcases,it could crack 60 in about 5.5 to 6 seconds from a standing start, and make 100 (just!).Amazing fun,but sometimes alarming, as they only have 3 wheels!! Due to it's light weight, it was repeatedly rolled over by various brain-dead morons,eventually resulting in me selling it.Noisy,hot, bouncy and fun.
    You owned a Reliant? I am impressed! But why anyone would tune a motorcar as unbalanced at that I do not understand. I'll bet you had to lean into the corners and pray to God it righten-ed itself once you chose a lane. The question is, “does it righten itself” or must you do it manually? Three-wheeled prams are the thing over here at the moment and I've seen one or two lose its' balance and tip over onto the asphalt “cradle and all” off the curbing. I can't imagine me ever subjecting a child to that. The designer of those things (the pram I mean) ought to be shot.

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    Re: What Is The Worst Car That You Have Ever Owned?

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    You owned a Reliant? I am impressed! But why anyone would tune a motorcar as unbalanced at that I do not understand. I'll bet you had to lean into the corners and pray to God it righten-ed itself once you chose a lane. The question is, “does it righten itself” or must you do it manually? Three-wheeled prams are the thing over here at the moment and I've seen one or two lose its' balance and tip over onto the asphalt “cradle and all” off the curbing. I can't imagine me ever subjecting a child to that. The designer of those things (the pram I mean) ought to be shot.
    They're not unbalanced at all. In fact they're surprisingly stable, because of the distribution of weight. Because of the lightweight body, combined with hte sturdy chassis they had a very low centre of gravity.

    Our family's first 2 cars were Reliant Regal Supervans (aka Trottermobiles), as my Father could drive them on his motorbike licence, due to their being classed as a motor-tricycle, and not a car. For some reason these always seem to be known as Reliant Robins, which they are not. The Robin was a Saloon, and not a very common model at that. Worse still, I don't know what it is with Reliants, but it really grates me when people refer to them as Robin Reliants. Even if the model they were talking about WERE a Robin, protocal should place the Manufacturer's name first, followed by the Model. For example, you wouldn't get an Escort Ford or a Minor Morris.

    It is also a lesser known fact that Reliant made all the old Blue Invalid Carriages, which were so dearly loved by all those that drove them.

    I know about what the tuning can do to a Reliant as well. My Father had a new cylinder head put into the 2nd one, increasing its engine capacity. The speedos were a sort of half moon shape, which only went up to 90, yet many was the time when we were bombing down the brand new M6 that we had great fun watching the needle disappear. Of course, this was way before modern safety laws, and my place was on a lumpy old mattress in the back, with the side panels resonating with wind frequencies like a loudspeaker, making it deafening.

    Also, when we were moving house from Skelmersdale into Ormskirk (the next town along), so as to save costs on removals, most of the transportation was done using the van making shuttle trips. However, because at the time there was a house to house search going on for the body of a missing girl (which, incidentally turned up to have been murdered by the head choirboy of the church choir I had been put with. He was much older than me. I was 6 - he was 10), so because of this we got a Police Escort on every trip, with the coppers pitching in to pack & unpack the van.

    We were also members of the Reliant Owners Club, which would hold regular rallies out into the country. You don't get that sort of camaraderie these days.

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    Re: What Is The Worst Car That You Have Ever Owned?

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    I've never owned a bad car, but then I have only ever owned two myself, both Vauxhalls. My Corsa was the first car I ever owned outright, little beauty it was, got me and Theia to the other side of London for our first ever FG meet.

    Then the children got bigger and we started camping so I traded in the Corsa for a Zafira which I still have and love it, she goes well and I've had one minor thing go wrong with her.

    Prior to that I always drove my ex husbands cars (when I was allowed). The worst one was a Landrover Discovery that at first used to cut out at random and only when I was driving it. It cut out on a local bypass once and I managed to get it to mount the kerb and roll to a stop right in front of a big road sign. The scary part was when it cut out you lost control of everything, no steering, no brakes, nothing! I then had the pleasure of driving it quite a distance back to the garage it came from where we discovered that some idiot had fitted it with a non Landrover anti-theft device which was causing it to just cut off the fuel with no warning! Took them two weeks to sort it out and I had the pleasure of the garages beat up Ford Fiesta (shudder).

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