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  • Pontiac Acadian
  • Years ago, my friend's Pinto OMG how gross.
  • '92 Ford Taurus, though a '91 Buick Regal comes close and an '02 Malibu is a not-too-distant third.
  • 2005 Dodge Neon. This was a rental. A skateboard would be a smoother, more comfortable ride.
  • 1979 Ford Granada ESS (European Sport Sedan) Wow. What a horrible car. Should have been Granada POS
  • A friends "reliant robin" a british 3 wheeler, to start it you lifted the hood, put in your foot and kicked a kick starter like a motorbike,the single front wheel was used to drive the beast. You could put this thing on two wheels in any corner, it was a death trap!
  • 1986 Dodge Reliant
  • YUGO.......People who designed this piece of junk, must have been on acid.
  • 2002 dodge neon
  • The worst car i ever drove was a VW THING! It was all rusted to crap and looked horrible. When i was younger my dad always tried to pick me up from school in it and i hated it. It was my first car.
  • 1982 ford fairmont. very cheap and unsafe. dubbed "a little old lady's car" it was the only one i could afford after graduating high school. it didnt have enough shifting power for hill climbing..plus no anti-lock brakes! or air bags.
  • 1980 Chevy Celebrity. *shudders*
  • 1978 Ford Grenada. It was a pale brown, four-door POS, with a weezy little engine and terrible gas mileage. After it needed the third O2 sensor installed in three months time, I traded it. My brother nick-named that car "The Giraffe" because of the color.
  • 1967 Triumph Spitfire. Poor handling, really rough ride and gearbox was not at all smooth.
  • pontiac 6000, i think it was an '85 or an '86 .... it ate 5 alternators in 3 years, i knew someone that had one, she put 10 alternators in it
  • The most uncomfortable was a Porche 911
  • Sigh. My 1965 Triumph Herald, drove it in high school. I LOVED that car, don't get me wrong. It was the damn cutest car you've ever seen, turned a lot of heads, plus it was a classic and somewhat of a rarity...but man. Totally unreliable. Super touchy clutch, horrible brakes that I feared would go out on me at any second, it pulled so hard to the right that it eventually caused my sister to get into an accident when she was driving it, and it had no radio but was insanely loud so I suppose even if it had, it wouldn't have made a difference lol. But to give credit where credit's due, my Dad had restored it from a rusty, not even close to running hunk of junk to a beautiful and functioning classic, and had me get a new car when they moved away and he wouldn't be able to service it for me anymore. Got an '87 BMW 325 that I love in exchange. The pics aren't of mine but I wanted to give you all an idea of how cute it is :) Good question, 2 points :)
  • nissan maxima 84' it was a good car though.
  • An old single rear 1971 Chevy 1 ton pickup. What little paint was left was puke green, and every time I closed the door or hit a bump, it would lose a pound of rust.
  • My old Pontiac Fiero.
  • Some old POS my son just junked. Ewwww, what a clunker.
  • In 1990, I purchased a used 1984 Ford Tempo money-pit-lemon-from-hell. In the ten months that I owned that car, I spent over $3500 in repairs. I was also stranded numerous times including a very memorable drive from Toronto to Ottawa that took over 26 hours to complete (this is typically a 4 hour drive).
  • LOL My mom's 1985 Lincoln Towncar LTD Edition. I got my first speeding ticket in that car, the cop said I was going 79 in a 55 but, that car didn't do more than 60.
  • Toyota Corona in the mid 70s, which they don't make anymore. The last straw was when reverse went out on me, so I would end up pushing the car quite often... no wonder I have back problems!
  • 68 VW beetle ... rolled it twice great car ... but not so stable at corner speed
  • A ghastly little 3-wheeler called a Reliant Regal.
  • I have people who bash me about owning American made cars but within the last few years I've known Toyota and Volkswagon owners who've had serious transmission and computor problems when I haven't had ANY major problems with the last 3 Chevy's that I've owned. Camaro Z, S10 and now Impala. Go American.
  • chev s10 blazer, crap GM product!
  • 1995 Ford Taurus- Breaks down easily and may require frequent repairs. Plus, about a 18 gallon tank may only get you about 175 miles regardless of city or highway.
  • 2001 Volvo S40. 2k miles out of warranty the turbo blows. The wheel caps popped off and no matter how many replacements I got they never stayed put. The thermostat blew and the interior looked cheap despite the leather trim and seats. It was loud and the sunroof stuck. And nothing was inexpensive to fix on it. I was so glad to get rid of it.
  • 1976 Ford Pinto with automatic transmission. It was a loaner [Thank God!]
  • A PT Loser AKA Bathtub AKA PT Cruiser.
  • A 1971 chevy one ton single axle pick up. what little paint it had left was snot green. every time I closed the door, a pound of rust would fall out.
  • by far, a 1988 ford tempo. i drove it for a week...and it left me on the side of the road. horrible!
  • It was a 1991 Hyundai Sonata. I'd have to buy a case of oil every month for it. It seemed to be made out of plastic and aluminum. When I was living in Indianapolis, I decided to drop a friend off to the Chicago airport. The damned car died in Chicago on the way back, and I had to buy a Greyhound bus ticket to go back home since I had to abandon the car there.
  • 1995 Mazda 626 LX. Smooth ride but breaks down a lot. Definitely not as reliable as a Toyota or Honda.
  • The worst car that I driven was a wreck up Ford. it was bumpy and my family complain about my car.I told them that I can't help it if I had a bad car to drive. The car was actually borrowed from a friend of mine.
  • All bow down before the awfulness that was the Escape Pod From Hell --- the mustard-yellow with brown/white plaid vinyl interior ultimate POS-mobile.....1976 AMC Gremlin! . .
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  • a 2007 bently, it was way too expensive to have repaired after i crashed it into a wall
  • YUGO Bar none. I was like driving and riding in a military tank. Lousy, lousy car.
  • I review cars, trucks, SUVs and minivans for a living -- and surprisingly, this was a very easy question to answer. The 2006 Suzuki Verona is the worst car I've ever driven.
  • my first car, a 1976 toyota corolla stick shift. it hauled ass and had piping cold a/c though!!!i had to check my gas with a dipstick cause the gauge was busted!!!!
  • I drove a Vega for several years, but it is hard to complain about it too much for several reasons (1) It almost always started and when it didn't, it took a "jump." (2) It carried me many, many miles and suffered graciously through my abuse in mountain snow storms and rocky roads. (3) It kept running after I dinged it several times and eventually hit a deer. (4) The insurance company "totalled it" after the deer incident and even let me keep it. Threfore, I got a $750 check for it AND was able to sell it for $250 (in 1978) It had 80,000 miles on it at the time. (5) It was a gift. Having said all of that, it was probably the "worst" even though I have many happy memories adssociated with it and am very grateful for its service.
  • 1985 Cadillac Bought it brand new, and within a week, major engine overhaul because of a knock. The engine was worked over two more times with no success. Anything that you looked at broke on that car for no reason. Transmission went out, and was replaced with another defective transmission. Leak could not be stopped, windows stopped working, lights went out, etc, etc. Honorable Mention: Ford Pinto, Plymouth K Cars, and Chevvy Corvair are all excellent reasons why foreign cars sell so well in this country.
  • The worst car i have ever driven is a Yugo.
  • Ford POS
  • Chevy Chevette.
  • A Dodge Aspen -- it went from 0 to 60 in three minutes. You could've merged faster on the freeway if you'd punched your feet through the floorboards and ran! Another lovely quirk was that the keys could be removed from the ignition while the car was running. Ahhh...fond memories of my little brother grabbing the keys and hurling them out of the passenger side window while we were in motion!!!
  • A Volkswagen Rabbit. I hated that car.
  • kia picanto
  • A 1984 Ford Ranger. It lasted about a week before it dead
  • 1968 vauxhaul viva , automatic trans
  • A Hyundai. Not to hate on Hyundai I'm sure they're decent vehicles. But when you're 6'8 and your knees are up next to your ears tryin to drive the thing...not so much.
  • The worst car by far that I have ever owned was a Chrysler mini-van. I ended up spending half again as much money on it changing transmissions. WAPOC
  • 1978 Chevy Chevette
  • A Buick Electra. It uses as much fuel as a charter bus and is just as easy to parallel park.
  • 'Memorable' rides: - UAZ (russian military 4x4).. mainly because everything between front and rear bumper was broken. - Rover P5 ('1963) technical issues and car has wide leather seat at front without no seatbelt which makes driver to slide in-car when cornering. I suppose same applies to many other older cars. - Opel Manta D (1983 or so) .. basically nice ride but the one I drove had no springs for some reason.. and drivers door opened when doing powerslide at pretty high speed, freaky Anyway.. Worst perfectly functioning car that I've driven is: Peugeot 305, just too soft suspension, no feedback to driver from steering wheel, in corners it feels like it might roll over even at slow speed. On gravel/snowy roads u get some understeer that might suggest that everythings under control but then *snap* u have rear of the car sliding. Some other might consider it 'really comfortable' car but it's really no good for a driver like me.
  • 1978 Ford Pinto. The steering was too soft.
  • My first car... an oldesmobile achieva that was electric blue... i called it my smirfmobile.. oh yes
  • 1972 chevrolet vega...when the phrase "piece of shit"is entered into dictionaries it will say..."piece of shit,see chevrolet vega".the engine was cast iron w/ aluminum head.disaster waiting to happen . if gm would've taken the old "iron brute" 4 cyl the had in the 60's and used in the vega it would've been much better.the car was a joke!!!!
  • A Dodge Neon. It literally spent more time in the shop than on the road. We took a $3000 loss just to get rid of it on a trade in. The Corolla that replaced it is a JOY to own! I'll NEVER own another GM / Chrysler product. Nor will I recommend one.
  • A 1983 Z-28 Camaro that I bought brand new . What a P.O.S. !! It was in the shop more than I drove it .
  • It was a brand new 1993 Chevy Blazer. NEVER again will I buy anything from that marque - the treatment we recieved when we tried to have the problems with this 'Uberlemon' sent me straight into the arms of the nearest Toyota dealership....anyone can make a mistake in manufacturing a vehicle, but they denied ALL responsibility for it and expected us to just go away and swallow our financial loss....
  • me - pt crusier buddy - 93 taurus heather - dodge aries
  • A Hyundi. My dau was thinking of buying it (used) so we took it to a service station and paid for an estimate of what it needed. EVERYTHING. It had 35,000 miles and needed a clutch, shocks, muffler, etc. etc. Fixing this car up to drive it would have cost as much as the sale price. It just fell apart in 35,000 miles.
  • my old truck that doesn't even run
  • My 1980 Pontiac Sunbird. From the getgo it had brake problems they could never repair. I also had a problem with the dealership. It was a high-pressure, no price negotiation with a bait & switch. After I picked out my car, the sales person said it needed "dealer prep." Weeks went by and I didn't hear from them. I called and called and was always put on hold indefinitely. I finally had to have my Congressman intervene, then the dealership called me and said to come and get my car, but it wasn't the one I had chosen. This dealership is still in business, but has changed its name.
  • Before or after?????........LOL
  • A russian LADA..... pretty bad i have to tell you
  • I've been lucky. Except one time I drove a new Ford Taurus rental that broke down after driving it 70 miles.
  • An oooooold pick-up truck. Man, I was afraid that thing was going to fall apart!
  • A Ford Escort. Hands down.
  • By far the worst was my 1997 Dakota. It had computer problems and would just start downshifting itself and then come to a stop in the worst possible times and nobody could fix it. The good thing is I traded it in and the dealer that scrwed me over neve sold it Haha!!
  • 87 mercury Sable........Drove like a champ but the paint job was horrendous! Oxidation on the hood, top and trunk!
  • My 2004 Nissan Xterra...it's way underpowered so it can't get out of its own way...and I get a whole 17 mpg highway IF I'm lucky
  • It's a close call between a 1982 Chevy Shitvette, a 1983 Oldsmobile Omega (how did GM survive in those days building such crappy cars?), a 1985 Ford Tempo (never mind, they all blew), and a 1987 Hyundai Excel. The Excel was horribly unreliable, and blew an engine with about 83,000 on it. The Omega was scary, with very floaty, binding steering, the Chevette was simply a piece of crap, and the Tempo was both completely unreliable and a horrible, horrible drive. I think, on balance, while the Omega might have been the worst driving experience, the Tempo has to take the prize for the worst car I ever drove.
  • That has to be my first car. I loved it back then (hey, don't we all have a soft spot for our very first car?), but it was a 1.1L Fiesta popular... worse, although Ford called it Sienna Brown, it looked like someone evacuated an 8 hour old curry all over it! Thinking about it, at least the gears changed okay and it cornered. Maybe I'm being cruel... so, the worst? A Vauxhall Corsa! The damn screen is so close to your nose that it steams up even in summer with the windows open!
  • I hate my car more every day. It's a 1992 Saturn SC. It breaks down all the time. It has those automatic seatbelts (strangler seatbelts) and I've had to replace the drivers one and now the passenger one is starting to act up. The seats are horribly uncomfortable. It has a plastic body but for some reason the headlight covers and trunk are steel and they're rusting. The only redeeming quality is that it was given to my wife and I for free by one of her friends. I'm beginning to think that it was because no one would buy it.
  • I forget the year (early 90's) but it was a green Dodge Caravan. My parents used to let me borrow it when I first got my license. It was the most awful, poorly engineered and poorly put together piece of crap in the world. The rearview mirror would fall off whenever it was hot and humid. The engine would stall and die if you made a U-Turn because the steering column somehow interfered with the timing belt. If it was raining or snowing and you drove through a puddle, the car would stall and conk out because there was no shielding under the engine. Lots more, but suffice to say, it sucked.
  • '03 subaru outback, what a pos
  • a 1982 Ford Escort. The timing belt drove the water pump. When the water pump got tight, it would strip the timing belt. If you were accelerating at the time, it would put the pushrods through the valves and your engine was toast. If you were idling, it would bend the pushrods and you engine would run hot from then on. Mine did this twice. The cylinder walls were too thin, and once it started running hot, they would split, allowing water to leak into the cylinder. After that, you could pick it out in a parking lot by the smell of burning antifreeze. The entire front end was held together with one spring clip on each end. It ate a right front tire every 3000 miles. The seat brackets were pot metal and broke off after a few years. The petcock in the radiator was plastic and became brittle after 100,000 miles. It shot out under pressure one day, along with all the antifreeze. It did make a passable mechanic of me, however.
  • Maverick the brakes went out when I was on the freeway and the steering when I was going around a curve... I'm thinking my then husband may have been trying to kill me...?
  • a 1983 Chevy Cavalier in 2006. It was old, it was dangerous, it was rusted, it had no power, and the brakes went on it the last time I drove it. And in a crash, I would have been better off getting hit by a car without the Cavalier there. Worst car ever.
  • Skoda Felicia , its a pile of junk !
  • There was a mitsubishi galant that I had, it rattled horribly when being driven, it was embarrasing.
  • Datsun 180 it used petrol like no tomorrow handled like a cork in a p**s pot and rusted faster than a sunken boat. It was given to me and it only took a week to find out that they must had hated me. I was saving to buy a car and it put me back years.
  • 84 honda crx....bought it cheap..but didnt know a come-along was holding my a-arms together so at a stop light i went to take off and my cv shaft came out.i just aligned the shaft back into the hold and gave the come- along a few rachets and off i went......oh ya dog tracked very bad?hmmmmm.
  • A Chevy Nova that the garage put the wrong fly-wheel on. We made them take it back in less than 2 weeks.
  • Late '70s Mercury Marquis. Real piece of junk.
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  • 1981 Buick LeSabre. The first year they had computer chips. Cost me more in repairs than the car cost in just one trip to the mechanic!
  • 1967 buick' bought it from a cop'' hahaha what a piece of shit! an so was the car.
  • Ford Exploder
  • wow my honda accord v6 2.7 1997 four door automatic has 496,123 miles on it and is still running..does 133mph with cold air intake and wing...not a bad car and
  • Geo Prison --- I mean Prism
  • 1998 Chevy Suburban. First new car I've ever owned - and it's stranded me more times that all the beaters I've driven put together.
  • Chrysler 300C
  • I bought an MGB at a garage sale once, but I never actually got to drive it so it doesn't count. I have consistently had bad luck with Fords. The worst of those was a '91 Mercury Capri XR2 which was made in Australia. It had constant electrical problems and despite having a Mazda engine (the only good part of it) it was in the shop constantly. It chewed up timing belts every 5k miles and it took all day to change the stupid belt. I had to undo the motor mounts and use two jacks one for the car and one for the engine. After the turbo started leaking and something that looked like oatmeal came out of the radiator my mechanic finally told me that it needed a new owner. I was like, "Is that expensive?" but I was way upside down in the car from all of the money that I had spent on it already and I was too stupid to listen. One day the gearshift just fell through the floor -- it dragged the ground, and I had to use baling wire to make it so I could shift again. From what I have read online this has happened to everyone who owns one. One day the fan belt came off and so I got a new one and went to put it on and one of the pulleys (the harmonic balancer) was missing. I went to the junkyard and paid $100 for another harmonic balancer then I realized that the front of the crankshaft had snapped off so there was no way to attach it either without removing the engine and doing a full rebuild. btw the car was only 6 years old and 80k miles when I bought it and I only was able to put a few thousand miles on it the 3 years that I owned it because I always had to drive my other car.

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