What was the WORST car you have owned

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    Yup, if I still had it, it would be restored already. :eusa_doh:
     
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    2000 Volvo S70.

    I absolutely loathed that car and was delighted to walk away from it when the repair bill was going to exceed its value.
     
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    I've owned hundreds of crappy cars because I used to own a controlling interest in a boneyard.

    But as far as personal cars, I think my 1979 Thunderbird was the worst. It was a good looking car and drove well. But there was a couple of "incidences".

    One day I dropped by a carryout and left the car running. When I came out of the store I saw that somebody had backed my car into a concrete wall. My 5 kids insisted that it did it all by itself. I didn't believe them for a millisecond. I figured they were probably horsing around and somebody accidentally knocked it into reverse. And since nobody got hurt and there was no damage to speak of, I thought it best to leave it unsolved rather than endure the drama of a finger-pointing blame game. No harm, no foul.

    Then one cold winter morning a year later I started the car to warm it up in the driveway and went back into the house to finish my breakfast. I looked out the window and saw it backing out of the driveway and thought somebody was stealing it. And since I didn't see anyone inside I was afraid that some mischievous little kid on his way to school saw the car running and decided to go for a joy ride. So I ran outside, and watched it back into the street and get T-boned. I ran up to the car and there was nobody in it. WTF?

    When the cop showed up I told him what happened, thinking he was never going to believe me and I was going to get cited. To my surprise, he not only believed me, he also said they had several incidences when their Crown Vics from that era did the same thing and he didn't cite me for the accident. He cited the lady who hit it with speeding in a school zone.

    If a car jumps into gear and drives away on it's own, it's a pretty shitty car.
     
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    American made ones.....the worst ones were Ford Torino, Ford Granada, Plymouth Acclaim......with secondary honors to Ford Aerostar.
     
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    Ford Windstar. It was two years old when I bought it. Two years later we could barely roll it into the dealer to trade it in.
     
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    1963 Plymouth valiant
     
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    Funny.
    My mom had one that she limped into the dealer for trade. I don't think it made it past 120K.
     
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    This. '85 Daytona Turbo Z. Fast and fun, but a complete rattle trap. Never bought another chrysler product after that.

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    I had a '65. Loved that thing! 4 door, 3 on the tree, and that slant 6 would start even if the temp outside was absolute zero lol
     
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    1994 Ford Explorer - had to replace about everything on the car, motor, transmission, brakes every 6 months, the car was just not reliable
     
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