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post #296 of 301 (permalink) Old 3rd February 2014
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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.
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Re: Come on, Whats the WORST car you have ever OWNED!?

I owned both the capri and classic earlier models than D.D.and I loved them both ..mine was vauxhall 101 ..bought it for towing and it couldnt pull the skin of a rice pudding..
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My worst was a Rover 213 Van Dan Plas. Bought it as it was auto as I was recovering from a broken arm so easier to drive than a manual box. Although it was a cheap 2nd hand motor it was rubbish ....poor starting, blue smoke from exhaust, clicking driveshaft, tin-foil thin body panels rapidly developing rust all over, PITA to remove headlight, to say the least.
I just had to get rid of it and I went back to my other car I had kept , my FSO 125P .. heavy steering but reliable, comfy, and solid
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post #299 of 301 (permalink) Old 4th February 2014
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Saab 9-3 1.9tid. Bought it Jan 25th, needed a new engine Jan 26th!
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Fiat mirafiori v reg back in '94 - after the 2nd head gasket went, i reversed it into a wall, then took it to work & destroyed it with a 360 digger - job done
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