10 Worst Cars of All Time

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http://www.thestreet.com/story/11381094/11/10-worst-cars-of-all-time.html

10.1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Diesel

9.1957 Trabant (East Germany)

8. 1982 Cadillac Cimarron

7. Ford 1958 Edsel Corsair

5. 1971 Chevrolet Vega

4. 1987 Yugo

3. 1955 BMW Isetta

2. 1974 Ford Mustang

1. 2001 Pontiac Aztek

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A couple of week's ago I saw a guy in a red Fiat X1/9. I had to talk to him because my sister had one circa 1980. P.O.S. I told the guy I hadn't seen one on the road in at least 20 years, his was in pretty good shape. He knew a mechanic that charged him $80/hr to work on it. I didn't tell him how many problems my sister had with it.

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Other options: the Ford Pinto (though actually the Plymouth Fury was more dangerous) the Chevrolet Corvair (unfairly - if Chevy had had the sense to warn people about the proper tire inflation. For those who don't know the Corvair had - for 1 year - a unique front suspension design that required that the tires be inflated to 14psi instead of the usual 28. Stupidly, even Chevy dealer mechanics were not informed of this.) And my personal favorite, the Ford Escape. (to be honest, the Jeep Liberty is even more unstable, but at least the Liberty has brakes.) Another unfairly condemned vehicle is the AMC Gremlin. BTW - the 1968 (?) Dodge Coronet had a grill surprisingly similar to the Edsel "toilet seat". Somehow it looked good on the Dodge.

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Harry, any reason you omitted number 6, the Saturn Ion? BTW doh, I had a Corvair for a short while but someone stole and totaled it. Apparently they were druggies and stole some pharmaceuticals before crashing the car. The police called me in and the detective read me my rights with me wondering all the time why? I waved them and it was a good thing because she told me they found drugs in the trunk. I said "the actual trunk or the engine compartment"? She got all upset about the detective who wrote up the report who didn't know that the engine compartment was NOT the trunk and let me go. LOL

At the other end of the scale I've owned a Subaru Forester for 12 years and it is still going strong. It is my third Subaru.

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VW Microbus

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My Pinto never gave me any trouble.

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I owned a 74 mustang II. What a POS. The timing belt was like a rubber band. I never could get it to run right after replacing the belt. My mom had a 75 AMC Pacer. Probably the worst crap I ever drove. I pulled a u-haul trailer with it across the state of Wyoming in a blizzard. It truly was a fishbowl. I would like to see those guys on tv that make aquariums out of anything do it with a Pacer.

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:D I didnt include the Ion 'cause its not my list.

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Quote chilidog:

My Pinto never gave me any trouble.

Good thing you never got rear ended.....Didn't take much of a hit to get those things burning.

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Quote harry ashburn:

:D I didnt include the Ion 'cause its not my list.

Uh Harry, read your list again. And then the report you linked to. It was number 6 in that report. And you don't have a number 6. ;-) <damn, don't you wish Nigel would fix the emoticons!>

Speaking of the Saturn, I have friend that bought one and noticed just a few short years later it was falling apart (like many GM cars). My beef about my Forester is the damn floor mats and the maintenance manager at the dealer said that was the number one complaint. They wouldn't stay put! I checked Subaru groups and many people said when they bought the car they just tossed those and got sport mats. I bought some cheap ones and they stay put better than the ones that came with the car.

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Quote Sprinklerfitter:
Quote chilidog:

My Pinto never gave me any trouble.

Good thing you never got rear ended.....Didn't take much of a hit to get those things burning.

Top Secret with Val Kilmer was a great movie, and it had a great scene where they're in a car and have to lock up the brakes to stop, and they barely tap the rear bumper of a Pinto and everything explodes in an enormous fireball.

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Aztek was the worst.

My brother restored a Vega, and whenever he showed it, the Vagrant would take best in model. It was really cherry, 350 , 4 wheel disc brakes, a beaut. If he had put that into a Vette, it would have been worth $40k, he sold the Vega for $3800.

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And the winner is!

http://allworldcars.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/01-1975-amc-pacer-x.jpg

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I think any American car made in 80's probably could be on the list.

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