buzzpaff
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June 5th, 2012 at 10:37:19 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

My dad had a Vega. What a piece of crap. Metal painted
dash, no room, sounded like you were in a tin can when
you were driving it. Almost couldn't make it up hills by
itself without a running start.



My friend had a Vega die on him in Kansas. Just stopped on the highway and would not start. Got towed 140 miles. Luckily the mechanic there had the solution. He added a quart of oil. Seems there was an interlock that was not calibrated correctly. Since Vega had an aluminim engine and a tiny radiator, this was a seftety feature LOL


How did the 1970's Volkswagon Rabbit not make the list. The diesel engines were a piece of shit, engine failures were always blamed
on the driver running low on oil. After many reported the car had recently been serviced, a few failures on the way home even, and
the Rabbit was dead and so was the reputation of German engineering and reliability. Got about 40MPG but gas was a hell of a lot cheaper then. LOL
QuadDeuces
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June 5th, 2012 at 10:55:31 AM permalink
My parents had a diesel Rabbit in the 70s. It was a 1976 model I think. I don't remember many problems with it. Teenage drivers beating it to death, too. No acceleration but it got great mileage. Had an extra tank in the back that gravity-fed the main tank. You could drive it for like two weeks before the fuel gauge started to move.

I'm surprised the Chevette didn't make the cut.
buzzpaff
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June 5th, 2012 at 10:57:36 AM permalink
" I'm surprised the Chevette didn't make the cut."

How about the Corvair? Sold mine after a gust of wind blew me into a different lane on a Texas Highway.

No, I did not use the money to but a Pinto. LOL
hook3670
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June 5th, 2012 at 11:05:58 AM permalink
My parents had a Cimmeron. What a piece of garbage. I was in a high speed chase in high school and I was driving their car. I got home and the next day the engine was shot. How the AMC Pacer did not make the list is beyond me. Now that that was beyond a piece of crap!!
buzzpaff
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June 5th, 2012 at 11:20:35 AM permalink
My daughter has an orange Pacer that she drives sometimes. Amazingly people are always asking her if she wants to sell it.
It is not mint in anyway either. LOL
s2dbaker
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June 5th, 2012 at 11:31:36 AM permalink
I test drove an Aztec. It made me have a sad.
Someday, joor goin' to see the name of Googie Gomez in lights and joor goin' to say to joorself, "Was that her?" and then joor goin' to answer to joorself, "That was her!" But you know somethin' mister? I was always her yuss nobody knows it! - Googie Gomez
hook3670
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June 5th, 2012 at 11:55:08 AM permalink
Buzz, how old is her car?
buzzpaff
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June 5th, 2012 at 12:31:39 PM permalink
1976 I believe
hook3670
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June 5th, 2012 at 1:15:12 PM permalink
My priest had one(of course he got it for free) and then he passed it down to his son to drive. I was only in it twice and i felt like I was in a covered golf cart. BTW I had a Ford Taraus that was such a piece of junk it qualified for the lemon law!
wroberson
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August 21st, 2013 at 1:01:42 PM permalink
I once owned a Pinto.

I currently own a Chrysler LeBaron GTC Convertible. I've owned it, in every way, for 10 years. it has 197700 miles on it and has a few issues. One of the issues may be solved. The junk yard finally got a 94 leBaron in stock and I need part of the dash. There's a curved section that has the lights and wiper controls on it. I managed to break a couple of pins and now the running lights won't come on. Also the headlights work, but I have to basically short 2 pins so the lights come on. It's been like this for almost a year. The horn does not work.

Another problem is the snow shield. The one I have on it is from the wrong year and it's not the exact fit. The snow shield was damaged in Yosemite when I pulled over a large stone left at one of the camp sites. The shield be came cracked and eventually fell off while driving. The snow shield protects the serpentine belt from snow. If snow hits the belt, the belt comes off. Like I said it's sort of protected but I need the proper part to secure it this winter. Last winter it might have slipped off once or twice. The summer before the belt slipped off many times in the rain.

Next up is the convertible top. It's in pretty good shape, but one of the pins stripped out. This pin keeps the top latch tight. This pin was stolen out of my car during my 22 day winning streak at the Majestic Star Casino in Indiana. I later found out that this pin, a fancy bolt costs $127.00. While the hole is stripped, there's a way to fix it. The rear window is complete, but the lower edge has come undone from the fabric. This means rain and snow gets into the top's storage area. All the drainage works and any water eventually drains out.

The main issue is the driver's door. While the car was dent free, the door slipped 2 years ago and the locking mechanics broke. The from QP was damaged, but I've fixed that. The driver's door is permanently locked. If I open it, I may never get it closed again. This is fine in the summer when I can just hop into the car when the top is down, but on rainy days and winter, you either climb in through the driver's window or the passenger door.

So, next November I renew my license. I'm not sure if I have to take the road test, but if I do, this car won't pass the initial inspection. The reason I haven't already junked the car and get my $495 back is because the car runs so well. This car handle blizzards like a tank. It purrs. There's not one knock, ping, dink or rattle. My mom said the cars runs better than my sister's 2001 Mazda.

Wish me luck at the yard. The site, "victory auto wreckers" has a 1994 leBaron, but they can't tell me if it's a convertible and I'm not sure if the hard top has the same dash. I might even take all the connectors and wires while I'm there. I also need a driver's side mirror adjustment switch.
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