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Re: Come on, Whats the WORST car you have ever OWNED!?

1600 Mk1 Capri Automatic.
Bought as a stopgap for next to nothing as an MOT failure due to broken rear spring.
Had the fail certificate from two days before, got spring from scrapyard, bunged it on and inspector passed it by looking underneath while in parking area.
But it was a really awful motor with everything wrong from wandering steering to misfire and mysterious power losses.
But it ran for 6 months while I rebuilt the motor it was the stopgap for.
And made a (small) profit when I sold it.

Worst new car was a Vectra. Company Car but brand new from dealers. Drove it half way to company, turned around and took it back to dealers. Oversteer, understeer, dip and swerve on braking, lethal.
Got it back three days later with new struts, shocks, discs, pads and brake servo. Okay after that but never happy with it.
Had other Vectras since and no issue but always waiting for the second shoe to fall with that one.
Currently in Dancingdad's garage:
Qashqai 1.6 spark driven, Kia Sedona 2.9 TDI, Scenic II 15DCi 2004 (SORN) not quite RIP.
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