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Re: Simple Q: Most unreliable car you've ever had? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4976183 01/11/19 03:04 PM
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94 Ford Explorer . Junk in every way possible .

Re: Simple Q: Most unreliable car you've ever had? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4976190 01/11/19 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Speak2Mountain
Lord I always thought these Mitsu trucks were decent like the Chevy Luv and Ford Courier

I still hate Mitsubishi vehicles to this day.


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87 F250 Valvoline 15w40
07 fjcruiser Car lube plus 10w30
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Re: Simple Q: Most unreliable car you've ever had? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4976191 01/11/19 03:09 PM
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A lot of '80s Fords here. I had an '87 Ranger I bought new that was the biggest POS ever. Never ran right and had electrical and assembly related issues. I swore off Ford after that for 29 years. Now I have 3 Mustangs in the household. How times change.


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18 Mustang GT 5.0 auto
07 Harley Dyna Street Bob 96 c.i. 6 sp.
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Re: Simple Q: Most unreliable car you've ever had? [Re: JLawrence08648] #4976193 01/11/19 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by JLawrence08648
1969 Fiat 124 Spyder, radiator core was steel, not copper or brass, electrical system nightmare, fun to drive, handled and cornered really well because of the wide base.


Forgot about my '69 Fiat 124 Coupe. Had some ongoing malady occurring at about 18,000 miles and asked the service writer "is this normal at 18,000?" His answer, "Don't know, never had anyone keep keep it that long". Traded it in on a Renault R16. What was I thinking?

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Re: Simple Q: Most unreliable car you've ever had? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4976204 01/11/19 03:20 PM
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1976 Dodge Aspen, 2 door, 318, auto

Bought with 83,000

Ran OK for 2-3 months, then Electrical problems almost daily. Sometimes sparks would shower down over my feet when driving over a bump.

4 months after buying, the engine loses compression due to bad exhaust valves - but still run (barely)

Then 3rd gear dies in the trans, so it was just a "town car only" for 2 months - then the rear end exploded!

The only car I ever owned where it was "all done" by the time it was "DONE".... nothing was worth fixing on it anymore.


Then................

Mitsubishi Eclipse. Pure garbage.

Mitsubishi = NOT Honda or Toyota quality, AT ALL!!!!!!!!

Worst cars to ever come out of Japan, period.


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Re: Simple Q: Most unreliable car you've ever had? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4976206 01/11/19 03:21 PM
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'85 Olds Calais 3.0. Bought it from an Olds dealer mechanic with just 24,000 miles on the clock in 1990. What a miserable POS.


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Re: Simple Q: Most unreliable car you've ever had? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4976212 01/11/19 03:25 PM
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Owned Jeep>VW>Honda>Subaru>Acura>VW.

The worst I guess was our 2005 Subaru Legacy GT wagon (turbo) I guess because between 150k - 200k miles did things like need:
* valve job because one burned ($3000)
* throw out bearing
* bunch of wheel bearings
* power steering rack
* alternator
* dire need of rear driveshaft
* leaked oil like crazy out of all sorts of tubes and hoses

All my other cars acted up past the 200k mark and put to pasture when AC broke.

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Re: Simple Q: Most unreliable car you've ever had? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4976214 01/11/19 03:27 PM
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81 Volvo 245DL.
Despite being basic, it was riddled with issues. Mostly from poor craftsmanship.

Originally Posted by OVERKILL
Worst car was a 1986 Old Custom Cruiser wagon ..... When it was cold, the door latches would freeze and then the doors wouldn't close.

Yup, my Volvo did that too.
Nothing worse on a cold prairie morning mad


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88 BMW 325is- Mistress
Say "no" to Turbo!
Re: Simple Q: Most unreliable car you've ever had? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4976217 01/11/19 03:32 PM
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Every Chrysler/Dodge/Plymouth I've ever owned(5) from '73-'97. Just different levels of unreliability.
However, I did in fact enjoy driving every one.

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Re: Simple Q: Most unreliable car you've ever had? [Re: Boomer] #4976220 01/11/19 03:32 PM
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Ppl wonder why America-loving Americans started buying [censored] cars.

Re: Simple Q: Most unreliable car you've ever had? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4976223 01/11/19 03:34 PM
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I'll get shot for this, but...

Our 88 Jeep Cherokee. Before anyone gets testy about it, yes it was a great purpose built vehicle, and the straight six would run forever. That being said... I spent more time wrenching on it than any other vehicle I owned.

It was a total mish mash of parts sourced from wherever, and while it was technically a Chrysler product by then, most everything was marked AMC.

It had the Renix fuel injection system that more or less gave no codes (everything was troubleshooting with a multi-meter). By the time I sold it, parts were becoming more of an issue (this system was only used on 87-90 4.0 Cherokees). On the flip side, I learned an awful lot about how fuel injection worked, since you had to understand what was going on in order to troubleshoot anything...)

The cooling system was a pressurized overflow bottle system and the bottles and caps were terrible, (Starting in 91, Cherokee's did away with this system, and I retrofitted mine).

In the end, it always seemed like about every 3500-5000 miles, something needed attention. Was happy to sell it at the end... It was becoming the epitome of JEEP - Just Empty Every Pocket...


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Re: Simple Q: Most unreliable car you've ever had? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4976226 01/11/19 03:37 PM
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2004 Audi A6. That thing was a turd. Electrical issues, weak transmission, the engine leaked oil from every place possible. It turned me off from that brand for a long time.



Most reliable vehicle I've owned is my 1997 Grand Cherokee. That thing was a tank, although the sagging headliner drove me nuts.

Re: Simple Q: Most unreliable car you've ever had? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4976230 01/11/19 03:43 PM
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99 S-10 4cyl auto.

Trans rebuild, head gasket, and cracked exhaust manifold before 65k miles. mad

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Re: Simple Q: Most unreliable car you've ever had? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4976246 01/11/19 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Speak2Mountain
Ppl wonder why America-loving Americans started buying [censored] cars.


Japanese cars were junk back then too, they were just lucky enough to not sell many here!


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Re: Simple Q: Most unreliable car you've ever had? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4976251 01/11/19 04:08 PM
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2007 Trailblazer I6 just due to a lot of small problems... then one big one.

Water pump, front hub and fuel level sending unit before 30k miles.

Before 100k miles:

3 ignition switches
evap solenoid
fan clutch
motor mounts
hvac thermistor thingy-doodad
dash light bulbs
CD player
driver's side door switch assembly
both inside door handles broken


At 149k used 3 quarts of PP in 3000 miles and spun a rod bearing.


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