: Car Bashing



Mitch3
06-15-04, 12:01 PM
I read a lot of posts bashing different car manufacturers. Got me thinking what cars I've owned over the years and how they treated me. In order of purchase:

1956 Mercury - OK car
1958 Studebaker Hawk - Great car. Probably my favorite.
1960 Triumph TR3 - Fun car
1961 Plymouth Fury beautiful car
1955 Chevy Old reliable tank. All I could afford in the Air Force
1961 Pontiac Bonneville Beautiful pickup car. 2 city blocks long
1965 AMC American despite reputation, all the AMC cars treated me well.
1967 AMC Rebel
1969 AMC Ambassador
1974 Pontiac Bonneville
???? AMC Pacer Bought it new. Can't remember the year. Horrible nightmare
1979 Chevy wagon
1985 Ford Escort EXP Fun car
1985 Chrysler New Yorker Real class. Went over 200,000 miles
1985 Mazda RX7 Great little firecracker. Got it up to 115 mph
1998 Ford Escort wagon reliable transportation
1994 Cadillac Eldorado Love it so far 113000 miles. No problems yet
1996 Volvo 960 wagon Wife's car. Constantly in for repairs. Hate it !

I always maintained my cars and they were all reliable except for the Pacer and my wife's Volvo. Every make will have a lemon whether its a Ford or a Bentley. You can't judge a manufacturer by one bad experience. (although I would be hard pressed to get another Pacer). Take care of your car and it will take care of you. As you can see above I used to change cars like I change underwear. Then I got married.

tru504187211
06-15-04, 03:07 PM
Wowsers, what a list! Mine is not even half as long...but here it is...

1991 Pontiac LeMans hatchback - rattled and all, but still running strong for somebody else

1987 Buick Somerset Coupe - Not one problem worth mentioning. Perfect mechanical condition, but the body started to rust away quickly.

1993 Cadillac Sixty Special - GREAT!

Mitch3
06-15-04, 03:24 PM
Holy crap, I'm three times as old as you are. Your list will grow, especially if you are crazy about cars like I am.

T_Dogg8
06-15-04, 04:14 PM
well i'll give my list. not long, but not too short either :)

1989 Chevy Corsica - Great car. ran like a champ and i learned to do things like install lights, stereo and all the fun stuff without worrying about ruining something. that and the fact i could smoke the tires from a stop were nice :)

1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse - real fun car. nice power and nice handling. great car to modify and not look bad because there aren't a lot of them. i loved that car and did everything i could think of to it. again, great way to learn how to do a lot of things including lay fiberglass.

1998 Chevy Blazer - again, a really nice car. was an SUV but wasn't so big i had to worry about fitting anywhere or into any parking spaces.

1969 Corvette - 427 w/ sidepipes and matching numbers. needs some work, but classics never die :)

2002 Cadillac Escalade EXT - only had it a couple of weeks, but i love it. great power and handling from a large SUV. lots of luxury and a truck bed to haul whatever i need.

Tommy Trojan
06-15-04, 04:56 PM
OK, this is a fun one from a newbie....


1972 - Ford Pinto - I'll NEVER own a Ford again! "Gift" from the Dad in 1978 to drive while in college then after graduating I went to a...

1981 Honda Accord hatchback - a great car! Reliable and easy to work on. Last I heard, this car is STILL on the road with a new owner in Los Angeles.

1989 Honda Accord four-dour - a little slow with a 4-banger engine.

1992 - Dodge Caravan - wife's car to drive babies around.

1995 - Chevy Monte Carlo - sweet! 3.4 litre six, but a two-door. Didn't work for my business.

1997 - Olds Aurora - a beautiful car but a regular at the shop.

1998 Olds Silouette - time for my wife to get the new van.

2003 Toyota Highlander - love that SUV.

2000 Eldorado - the Old Pro (my father-in-law) passed away. Now, I'm a Caddy owner.

Tommy Trojan

CoupeDevilleRob
06-15-04, 05:12 PM
Wow, you guys have some pretty good lists. I'm still on my first car, hopefully I'll have a crazy list some day. My dad has had a ton of great cars over the years, I'll try to list them all:

1959 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88,
1961 Chrysler New Yorker,
1965 Pontiac Bonneville convertible,
1955 Chevy,
1961 Mercedes 220S,
1959 VW Beetle,
1956 Pontiac Star Chief,
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix,
1963 Pontiac Bonneville,
1965 Chevy El Camino,
1973 Buick Estate Wagon,
1971 VW Beetle,
1970 Ponitac Bonneville convertible,
1974 Mercury Marquis,
1975 Cadillac Coupe Deville,
1983 Cadillac Coupe Deville (now its mine),
1987 Ponitac Grand Am,
1993 Buick Park Avenue

I got quite a list of cars to live up to, but I'm off to a good start.

PhantomCadillac
06-15-04, 05:14 PM
Here is my list
1963 Dodge Dart 4 Door - Grandma's car wouldn't go over 65mph
1969 Plymouth Roadrunner 383 4sp - Would bury the Speedo
1978 Honda Accord - nice reliable car got great gas mileage
1969 Plymouth Roadrunner 383 4sp converted to Auto Would bury Speedo
1982 Kawasaki 400cc ran OK
1978 Harley Lowrider - real nice till I hit a car at 70mph
1972 Volkswagon Square Back it was a real TOAD
1978 Dodge Maxi-Van rust was a problem
1972 Ford Fairlane 6 cylinder great if you needed a smoke machine
1984 Corvette ran great 24mpg bought to sell
1984 Toyota X-cab nice but no A/C
1986 Corvette 4+3 sp. Ran real strong
1986 Mercury Cougar 302ci and 28 mpg on the road GREAT CAR
1991 Ford F150 Supercab 8ft bed. Almost 200,000 on it now
1966 Harley FLH yes it is a classic
1991 Mitshubishi 3000GT rund great looks new (Wifes Car)
1989 Ford Bronco 4X4 Rust would have been a problem.
1993 Cadillac Sedan Deville totaled at 150,000 ran like new GREAT CAR
1931 Ford Fordor Sedan Needs work but runs 28,000 miles
1998 Cadillac Deville Great Car so far 25mpg
2004 Nissan Titan Great if someone else filled it up ( Wifes Truck)


That is the short list.

Elvis
06-15-04, 05:36 PM
1964 Ford Ranchero (Comet front-end w/289 engine) 1979-1991
1981 Cutlass 1981-1983
1981 Coupe de Ville (8-6-4 NEVER gave me any problems!) 1983 (4 months)
1983 Mustang Conv. (Totalled 12/19/83, then re-built) 1983-1985
1985 Olds Delta 88 (I still love this car) 1985-1986
1986 Cougar 1986-1989
1988 Mustang Saleen Conv. (horrible car) 1989-1991
1987 Acura Legend (great car!) 1991-1992
1990 Acura Legend (outstanding car!) 1992-1997
1996 Acura RL (bland car, very disappointing) 1997-2000

1998 Volvo S70 T5 (Wife's car, just won't DIE!) 1997-present

2000 Honda Prelude (well-engineered, but uncomfortable after 30 minutes) 2000-present

2000 BMW Z3 (Wife's toy, fun to drive) 2003-present

airbalancer
06-15-04, 05:45 PM
Here goes my list
1972 Charger Se OK car
1976 Datsun B210 wifes car
1980 Volare Wagon the twin came it ok nothing to write home about
1976 volvo wagon it simed like a good idea at the time :banghead:
1980 Ford LTD wagon another :banghead:
1985 Calvier 2 door good car
1987 Chevy P/U plain jane truck no A/C over 300,000 km
1988 Asto van 250,000 km
1996 Calvier for daughter to go to school good car
1997 Venture VAn what piece of S***
1997 Sunfire for the wife what a mistake because the wife want a Grand Prix
1998 Grand Prix GT great car to drive
1999 Calvier for another daughter good car
2000 Chevy LS ext cab 2 wd
1999 STS no problems
2003 GMC SLE 4wd
Future 2007 Pantice Solatice
2008-9 GMC SLT

daacon
06-15-04, 06:37 PM
This is fun ... memories .....

1963 Pontiac Laurentian 3 in the tree ….awesome 90mph down hill (6 banger) lost an argument with a Telephone Pole but kept occupants unscathed

1965 Mustang (wife’s car we sold it when kids came still regret that)

1975 New Yorker Brougham – Outstanding comfort power – about 8 mpg (totaled)

1980 Marquis (ok car dependable) - drove it till it died

1981 Grand Marquis (same as above) – drove it till it died

1985 Dodge Caravan (Piece of Crap ……) - traded in

1986 Topaz (compare to Bic lighter worked great at about 90k throw it away) - sold it for a “bag of pucks”

1986 Fifth Ave (still have it – great car electrical issues now)

1990 Toyota Camry (very dependable / powerful – was starting to rust) – sold it to Nephew who then totaled it doooooooooooooooh

1992 Sedan Deville (current day car – love it – so far so good)

2002 Montana Extended (wife's "car" for a Mini Van very impressed with comfort / power and Mileage)

Elvis
06-15-04, 08:32 PM
Didn't need to read beyond "Laurentian" to know you're a Canuck! ;)

Sandy
06-15-04, 08:52 PM
1968 Imperial Crown Convertible - Lt. Mist Green
1972 Imperial LeBaron 4-Dr. Hdt.- Black
1974 Imperial LeBaron 2-Door Hdt. - Black
1975 Imperial LeBaron Crown-Coupe - Black`
1982 Imperial Coupe - Bright Gold
1988 Cadillac Sedan deVille - Light Pink
1993 Cadillac Sixty Special Sedan - Midnight Plum/Purple
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC Collector's-Edition - Pearl White
2003 Lincoln Town Car Limited Edition - Silver-Green

35 years of driving.

Wife's Cars:-
1978 Dodge Magnum XE - White
1982 Dodge 400 L/S Coupe - Dark Dark Brown
1985 Dodge Diplomat SE - Dark Red
1988 Dodge Shadow Shelby ES - Black
1994 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP Spring Special Edition - Bright Aqua

Every single one was a great car, except that Bright Gold 1982 Imperial, which was a terrible car, with a fantastic warrantee :rolleyes:

c5 rv
06-15-04, 09:36 PM
I've always driven 30 - 50K miles a year, but that doesn't explain my addiction:

1966 Chevy Impala: was my brother's, reliable car until 2nd accident in a blizzard.

1973 Chevy Caprice: was my dad's, but mechanical problems, high gas prices, and pressure from girlfriend / future wife convinced me to sell it.

1975 VW Rabbit: new wife wanted it, nasty vapor lock problem at worst possible times - like midnight in a bad part of Washington DC.

1978 VW Rabbit: big improvement over '75.

1980 Volvo 244: OK, but problems with dealer leaving tools underhood and dog with bloody nose sneezing in back seat.

1981 Pontiac Phoenix: company car, died 10 miles from dealer when new, but OK after that.

1983 Olds Omega: company car, actually reliable.

1976 VW Van: wife wanted more room, but not heat, for kids.

1985 Plymouth ??: company car inherited from another employee, larger than K car, but tended to stall and lock steering at bad times.

1986 Chevy Celebrity: another inherited company car, forgettable.

1988 VW Jetta: company car when one of my clients was VW. Good car, but replacement windshield leaked.

1988 Ford E150 Van: wife wanted more room and heat for kids. I liked it, wife hated it.

1990 Ford Festiva: wife wanted small car for commuting. I hated it, wife liked it.

1990 Dodge Caravan: got rid of company cars and started driving my own. Needed something that held kids that also met needs for business use. Reliable van.

1993 Chevy Suburban: great truck after front shock problem was diagnosed and replaced. Divorce forced sale.

1994 Mazda 626: new girlfriend / future wife talked me into it. Reliable car.

1992 Mazda Miata: wife's car, fun to drive, sold it after her accident.

1990? Ford Aerostar: kids moved in and needed a 3rd car that would hold them, numerous problems, sold it after wife's accident and kids moved out.

1997 Ford Expedition: buddy at Ford dealership talked me into it. Tall vehicle, had to take off the roof rails to fit in the parking structure at U of M. Aside from a bad heater motor, it was a reliable vehicle, especially for the first year of production.

1999 GMC Sierra: reliable truck, another 1st year production vehicle.

2002 Chevy Avalanche: great truck, but hard to see to back up and hard-to-use the bed.

2002 Chevy Corvette: just had to have one.

2004 Cadillac CTS: another one I just had to have.

Caddy Man
06-15-04, 09:48 PM
well here is mine:
1991 Lincoln Town Car -absoultly beautiful inside and out, very well built, no engine problems at all at 110,000 miles, this car is as solid and dependable as they come and belive me at age 16 i abused it pretty bad and it runs great, never had a tune up, but u cant even feel it idle, for all you Ford haters this is the best car my family has ever owned (and weve had our fair share of all kinds of makes and models)

2000 Cadillac DTS - awesome style, some quality issues, but great car. I enjoy it a lot. U can feel the engine when idling though.

RBraczyk
06-16-04, 12:40 AM
1994 Cadillac Sedan deville- you all know the story
1994 Chevy K5 Blazer- still running at 278,000 miles.

Want-
1967 Chrysler Imperial
1990 Audi 100 Quattro with five speed
1999 Fleetwood limited.

daacon
06-16-04, 01:59 AM
Didn't need to read beyond "Laurentian" to know you're a Canuck! ;)
Hey I resemble that remark eh ... I wear a touque , sit on a chesterfield, drink 5% Beer , can skate , and know what a hoser is ........hahahahaha.

That Pontiac was my High School car - could not afford an 8 Track back then but it had a bitching am radio :p (now the '92 Deville has an mp3 player - 180 Freeking songs that span 5 decades at least )

Ralph
06-16-04, 02:29 AM
Pacer (aquariums :D) and Gremlins were highly collectable in the last few years, although I haven't checked lately.

I've only had 6 cars, but the toughest was one of my HS cars, a 1970 Plymouth Fury 1. It got T-boned at an intersection in 1984 with it, still ran great.(the other car, a 1972 Datsun was totalled) My Grad buddies drove it into a large tree at 30-40 mph, and still drove it another 2 months until the RCMP towed it away LOL!

daacon
06-16-04, 02:36 AM
My Grad buddies drove it into a large tree at 30-40 mph, and still drove it another 2 months until the RCMP towed it away LOL!Must be a Canadian thing - my grad party my buddies '69 Beaumont (toughest car made) at a "Bush Party" ran into a 6' foot spruce tree. Got half way up before it snapped and the trunk shot through dirver side floor boards. Luckily we were drinking and had a chainsaw :hmm: - quick cut and the car was driveable ..... ahhhhh if my kids ever knew ......never :canttalk: :canttalk:

DopeStar 156
06-16-04, 02:37 AM
I'm only 18, so my list isn't that long.

1989 Lincoln Mark VII LSC (powder blue but faded) - Ahh my first set of wheels. Sporty lookin' luxury cruiser complete with moonroof and turbo. It was a habitual shop visitor, but I still loved it though. I believe the mechanic I took it to the first time was a crook and tampered with it, I've heard some bad stories about this particular guy. Damn that car was fast but lots of suspension problems. I still love Lincolns and I'll prolly get another one some day, just like it.

1999 Chevy Malibu LS (arctic white) - Ol' reliable. Not too pretty but damn does that car fly. This particular car in conjunction to my parents old 89 Suburban and my grandpa's 84 Buick Regal Limited are the cars that opened my eyes and showed me that if I want an older car that will stand the test of time, it has to be a General Motors car. I think I'll have a spoiler added to it and maybe a chrome exhaust tip. I drive it occasionally to conserve gas on my......

:worship: 1989 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham d'Elegance!!!:worship: (Cherry red perfect paint!) - Oh lordy....in a few words, my dream car. My favorite make, model, body, color, and it's the d'Elegance. I've had this car for a little over a month now and she's been just as good to me as my mother. She's strong, ferocious, beautiful, and demands attention and respect from others. She's in near showroom condition because I purchased her from a collector who kept her well and I've been doing the same. Weekly wash jobs and waxings, and monthly interior treatments. I thought I'd never find a car that would fill the hole in my heart my Lincoln left, but she stomped my Lincoln right into the ground and filled that hole times ten. Can't wait to wake up tomorrow morning and drive her again. Wonderful car!

Ralph
06-16-04, 02:43 AM
Must be a Canadian thing - "Bush Party"

Mmmmmmmmm Bush Parties and cruising in Yorkton, Ahhhhh :yawn: :shhh:

S10xGN
06-16-04, 02:42 PM
Here are my rides:

'70 VW bug (first car, bought new)
'63 Corvette split window coupe (traded the bug for it)
'52 ford gasser coupe (race car)
'62 Chevy II 4 cylinder (the floor rusted and fell out!)
'68 Pontiac Lemans (got me from NY to TX in '75!)
'65 Dodge Coronet w/383 & 4 speed)
'73 Chevelle (worst car ever!)
'65 Comet - 289, 4 speed, 4.11's
'74 Ford F150 (460 motor, 17 gal tank, 6 MPG - you do the math!)
'79 Chevy LUV (bought new, added B&M blown 355, 4 speed, 4.10's)
'65 Volvo "Amazon" (355, 6-71 blower T-400; sadly never finished it)
'65 Corvair (327, Eldo transaxle, never finished)
'81 Datsun 280ZX (great car!)
'91 Jeep Commanche
'98 Dodge Dakota R/T (my current daily driver)
'96 Chevy S-10 (Buick turbo motor & trans, runs 12 teens @ 115)


The wife's cars, since our marriage (finally broke her of the Gran Prix syndrome):

'77 Pontiac Gran Prix
'82 Pontiac GP
'85 Pontiac GP
'85 Monte Carlo SS
'96 Impala SS
'04 CTS

Rolex
06-16-04, 04:05 PM
It's interesting to read people's lists of cars owned. Mine's short but here it is:

1980 Jeep CJ5- v8 fun vehicle...about 8 mpg.
1984 Honda Prelude- fun car. Replaced everything but the rear view mirror.
1991 GMC Sonoma- fun little truck. Loaded this baby with aftermkt goodies.
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee v8- Hated every second I owned this lemon!
1999 GMC Sierra Z71- as reliable as the first GMC truck...still own it.
2000 Ford Mustang GT Convertible- MOST fun car I owned to date.
2003 Cadillac Escallade- Love it, it's my daily driver and my baby...recent buy.

1toycad
06-16-04, 05:01 PM
Here we go with another list :)


1963 Olds Delta 88 or something like that---Huge car, huge engine. It could burn rubber from one corner to the next. I really learned to dirve with this car. :cool:

1966 Impala SS--'Nuff said

1971 Toyota Corolla--College years, needed to save money on gas. Yuck!

1972 Malibu--Yeah!

1978 Nova--Six Cylinders. All looks, no go!

1980 Mazda 626 coupe--amazingly fast for a small four bangers, rode like a go kart

1981 Cimarron--I was married by then and the wife thought it looked cute. :crying2:

1984 Volvos--Matching pair, a sedan (740 GLE wagon and sedan)--Really nice cars.

1984 Mercedes 300SD--Wish I still had it.

1967 Mercedes 250SE--Wish I still had it.

1986 SDV--Not a very nice Caddy. Stripped down of all the things that make a Caddy a Caddy. The fake wood was the worst. The best thing I can say about it is that it was a company car and I didn't have to pay for it!

1987 Volvo 740GLE Turbo--Really, really nice car.

1989 Seville--Nice car, but underpowered.

1990 Suburban, 1995 Suburban & 2002 Yukon XL--The All-American SUV, the grandaddy of them all. Keeps getting better and better, in spite of HUGE gas consumption. I had to get an equity line of credit just to keep it gassed up.

1991 Mercedes 420SEL---Dream ride.

1989 Mercedes 300TE--Bought it used for daughter. Daughter's dream ride.

1999 SLS--Nice car. Only 20K miles on the clock. Fast, powerful, fun to drive. Only time will tell if it will match the durability and reliability of my Benzes.

WOW...that's a long list. And I have not even hit middle-age yet. Can't wait for my mid-life crisis to hit, so I can buy a Corvette, or if I win the lottery, an XLR. :D

Mitch3
06-16-04, 10:01 PM
OK So I guess I proved my point. We are all car crazy and even think back and love those old junks. In my case the Pacer was the worst car I ever owned BUT you know, it was really something else to drive. It was comfortable, handled well, and didn't look like every other car on the road. It just happened to have electrical problems that we couldn't solve. I'm sure there are Cadillacs and Mercedes out there with the same situation....

RBraczyk
06-17-04, 08:28 AM
...and just about every german car...

JJhomer83
06-17-04, 10:01 AM
ok here goes mine
1987 Olds cutlas supreme, LOVED this one had a 400 in it
1986 Mecr Marquis cheap with low miles nough said
1989 Chevy full size blazer 200K fun to go in the fields
1992 Cadillac Eldorado love my caddy
Plus a 1983 Suz 750 cycle

JJhomer83
06-17-04, 10:02 AM
Here are my rides:

'63 Corvette split window coupe (traded the bug for it)

That is one fine car i will do anything to get my hands on one of them

RBraczyk
06-17-04, 10:11 AM
Gotta love the K5, fun to do anything in.

S10xGN
06-17-04, 04:00 PM
That is one fine car i will do anything to get my hands on one of them

That was 1972-3... I was newly married with a baby... Needed cash and sold the 'vette for $1500 :bonkers: :annoyed: :crying: to buy the 4-banger nova!

It was butternut yellow (repaint over silver) over black, 327-300 hp, 4 speed & 4.11 gear. I remember once running it in top gear @ 7,000 rpm's for 15 miles or so before the heater core finally blew out and filled the cockpit with steamy mist (at around 120 mph!)...

davesdeville
06-17-04, 04:43 PM
My Cars:

1975 DeVille - Might be able to take on a locomotive. Solid.

1978 Fleetwood Brougham - little slow with the 425, it knows I want to sell it because whenever I fix one minor problem another one pops up. The reverse light switch is stuck on now.

1986 Dodge Omni - 2.2l I4 moves it around, solid car for a econobox.

Parents cars:
Dad, 1981 Corolla 5 spd - 1.8l I4, tops out at 68mph, what a piece of crap
Mom, 1978 Volvo 245 wagon - 2.2l I4, it still moves after 280k miles.

majax
06-18-04, 10:11 PM
my parents have had tons more cars but here is what they have had since i was born in '89.

1989 Chevrolet Colt red and was still good when we sold it to my older cousin.

1977 Cadillac CoupedeVille it was great got if from my moms dad only big prob was the trany went out. We got 200+ on it otherwise.

1987 Cadillac Eldorado it was a "pile" when we got it with 83,000, we put so much money into it and lost it at 105k toyota dealer gave us 1,500 for it! It of course had had a rough life before we got it.

1993 DeVille good car still have it at 122

1999 Seville STS just bought it and we like it

gtm245
06-18-04, 11:48 PM
Here is my list:

1988 Chevrolet Celebrity: 2.8L V6. Had about 190,000 miles on it when I got rid of it. I beat the living crap out of it like you would not believe and it took every bit. Ran pretty good but was 99% rust (try to find one that isn't)

1994 Pontiac Sunbird: 2.0L SOHC I4. Had about 120,000 miles on it when I sold it. Extremely clean inside and out but it had quite a few problems. I didn't like this car very much.

1995 Chevrolet Cavalier: 2.2L I4 with a 5 speed manual. Had 150,000 miles on it when I put it in the ditch at 70 MPH. :bonkers: By far the best car I have ever owned. I NEVER had a single problem with it - not one. Just put gas in it, put on new tires, and changed the oil. The 5 speed was pretty fun and it handled very well. Great car and I wouldn't hesitate buying another one.

1990 Cadillac Coupe DeVille: 4.5L V8. Had 41,000 miles on it when I sold it. :crying: This was definitely the nicest car I've owned. MINT CONDITION. Every option except moonroof. Very comfortable and FAST. I loved having a big V8 Cadillac. Suprised many people at stoplights thinking they had a hot car and thinking they'd kill me because I drive a big boat. Had a few problems but generally a good car.

1996 Chrysler LHS: (or should I say POS) 3.5L SOHC V6. I currently own this and it has 154,000 on the clock. I haven't had this very long but I can tell you this is BY FAR the WORST car I have ever owned in my life. It is seriously getting fixed for something new every few days. The biggest moneypit of a car ever. The biggest problems are the steering and front suspension systems. From what other LHS owners say coming up: transmission problems! Yay! No GM car has ever given me crap like this. Or even Ford for that matter. No more Chrysler for me. :tisk:

Rolex
06-20-04, 12:04 AM
Here is my list:


1996 Chrysler LHS: (or should I say POS) 3.5L SOHC V6. I currently own this and it has 154,000 on the clock. I haven't had this very long but I can tell you this is BY FAR the WORST car I have ever owned in my life. It is seriously getting fixed for something new every few days. The biggest moneypit of a car ever. The biggest problems are the steering and front suspension systems. From what other LHS owners say coming up: transmission problems! Yay! No GM car has ever given me crap like this. Or even Ford for that matter. No more Chrysler for me. :tisk:
I know how you feel you poor slob!! Looking at my list you can clearly see that the Jeep/Chrysler product I owned left that bad (morning after drinking tequila) taste in my mouth.

JJhomer83
06-20-04, 10:58 PM
That was 1972-3... I was newly married with a baby... Needed cash and sold the 'vette for $1500 :bonkers: :annoyed: :crying: to buy the 4-banger nova!

It was butternut yellow (repaint over silver) over black, 327-300 hp, 4 speed & 4.11 gear. I remember once running it in top gear @ 7,000 rpm's for 15 miles or so before the heater core finally blew out and filled the cockpit with steamy mist (at around 120 mph!)...

That is pretty much the same story my dad has about his but it was a green one. He sold it for about 50k to put a down payment on a house and to pay for me. I have been trying to find one for him that is the same color and give it to him but i can't afford one i can't even afford one that is in horrible shape he loved that car and he HAD to give it up now i want to give it back to him.

cadillacdeville
06-26-04, 04:30 AM
well I've only been driving for a few years and have only owned one car a 1977 cadillac sedan deville that I have cleaned up and I'll own it till I die it runs great has never had a problem and has around 150,000 miles very reliable and powerful I payed 1500 for it and have had offers over 4,000 but I have only seen one other 77 sedan deville like it the same metalic orange. a coupe was listed on ebay for a buy it now price for $17,000 and it didn't look as good as mine. but I would like to own a 1965 GTO

darylmex
08-09-04, 10:20 AM
Newbie and my list of cars.

'39 Plymouth
'57 ford
'57 Chevy :rolleyes:
'60 ford
'65 Buick wildcat
'66 olds 444
'62 WV
'64 Chevy impala SS :coolgleam
'60 Chevy impala SS
'65 ford fair-lane
'69 fair-lane
'70 Subaru
'72 chevy
'65 mustang cobra
'69 pu F100
'72 jeep
'75 bronco
'78 ford torino
'69 ply belvedere
'76 ltd
'78 Datsun
'78 matador
'82 citation
'70 Cadillac
'78 Cadillac
'83 280z
'84 Harley :lildevil:
'85 suburban
'87 Bonneville
'93 Bonneville
'95 Bonneville
'95 F250
2000 F350 Superduty 7.3 Turbo Diesel :D :D
'93 sixty special
:hide:

Brett
08-09-04, 10:25 AM
1980 Buick Regal 3.8
1984 Olsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.8
1988 Ford Mustang LX 5.0
1989 Pontiac Formula 350
1995 Chevy Blazer 4x2
1997 Chevy Blazer 4x4
1987 Buick Grand National Turbo 3.8 :)
1999 Chevy Corvette
2001 Cadillac Seville SLS
2001 Olsmobile Alero
2004 Lexus LS430
2004 Cadillac SRX 3.6

Stoneage_Caddy
08-09-04, 02:02 PM
hmm ....

1986 Chrysler Lebaron GTS 2.2 Turbo (head gasket killed this car)
1987 Nissan Sentra carbed e16s (stared my love for all things nissan)
1987 Nissan Pulsar twin cam ca16de(project car , most of its parts ended up on the sentra)
1996 Honda Civic HX , damn good gas milage outside a fuel tank leak , (bought back on lemon law)
1996 Infiniti G20 ,sr20de, My absolute favorte car out of all the ones ive owned , destroyed days before the DE-T eninge swap was complete ..rest in peace my freind :crying:
1994 Cadillac Deville , just a great car ,prolly keep her for a long time , but i long for great handleing :rolleyes2

what i want next ?
96 Vette vert , 6 speed, collectors edition or a 35th anniversary with manual tranny or a polo white 93 removable hardtop manual tranny base engine (to match dads '73) :coolgleam

Tho i would be a sucker for any 4+3 doug nash vette

Playdrv4me
08-09-04, 02:48 PM
From 2001 to Now... (only driving since I was 18)

1996 Lincoln Continental - Amazingly still running like a top (brothers car now), that 4.6L Intech V8 is something else... though the rest of the car looks like sh!t paintwise, and the electronics and interior are falling apart.

1995 Nissan Pathfinder - My introduction to "wrecked" vehicles. Was a real POS, but that probably wasnt the cars fault as it had obviously previously been wrecked. This was the cheapest vehicle I ever owned at 7995 lol.

1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee TSi 5.2V8 - Not bad at all, but things tended to break on it real easy, especially the seat leather and interior doodads, other than that and a constant engine ping in the 318, not bad at all.

1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7 - Fun truck, only minor issues to speak of, only got rid of it because it was getting up in miles and was decreasing in value (60k or so).

2003 Volkswagen Passat 2.8L V6 GLX - Awesome car, no problems at all, too much for a lease though.

2001 Cadillac STS Premium - Awesome power, got lots of looks, most luxurious ive owned, but too problematic when came to repeat issues like steering shaft problems and poorly designed Crank position sensors.

2001 BMW 330i - One major issue, had the differential replaced completely under warranty for "diff whine", but other than that has been exceptional, almost got rid of it but really decided to keep it because its been so good, even with my abuse :p

ljklaiber
08-09-04, 05:05 PM
1940 Ford coupe ..(stock and shot)
1950 Cevy Coupe
1950 Merc two door...(Mods)
1956 Chevy 210 V8...(best ever)
1958 mercury...(POS)
1966 Chevelle (Jewel for 12 years)

1978 Chevy Caprice two door ...(Glass smooth)

!978 Camaro..(should have kept it

1982 Camaro
1986 Camaro

1992 Honda...reliable but slow

1995 Cadilac SLS ( best ride ever)

Sandy
08-09-04, 08:40 PM
1966 Pont. GTO Conv't. Fire Red
1967 Buick GS400 Conv't. Charcoal Grey (Spec. Paint)
1970 Buick Electra 225 Conv't. - White
1972 Imperial LeBaron - Black
1974 Imperial LeBaron - Black
1976 Imperial LeBaron - Black
1982 Imperial - Gold
1986 Lincoln Mark 7 - Lt. Pink - Spec. Paint
1988 Cadillac DeVille - Lt. Pink
1993 Cadillac Sixty Special - Deep Midnight Purple
1994 Pontiac G.P. GTP S.E. - Bright Aqua
1998 Lincoln Mark 8 LSC Collector's Edition - Pearl
2003 Lincoln Town Car Limited Edition - Silver-Green Firemist
Wife's:-
1982 Dodge 400 L/S - Mahogany
1985 Dodge Diplomat SE - Red
and the two Pink car from above, hand-me-downs from me.
and now we share the Town Car, above.

2 Pontiacs
2 Buicks
4 Imperials
3 Lincolns
2 Cadillacs
2 Dodges.

Adam
08-09-04, 11:55 PM
i havent had as many cars as some other people but heres the list

1991 Nissan Sentra- piece of crap. i hated this car but my dad made me buy it. i was looking at a 1969 Camaro but mom didnt want me to have a muscle car.

1984 Olds Cutlass Supreme Brougham lowrider- loved it loved it loved it. traded my Nissan for it. had hydraulics. didnt have power steering and leaked hyrdaulic fluid until i got the o rings replaced. it also had negative camber but my friend fixed that.

1995 Lincoln Continental- was looking at a 1984 Coupe Deville but i found this at a repo sale and got a damn good deal for it. two days later the air ride went out and i had to get it fixed. May of this year it went out again. still got it though. shoulda bought the Caddy.

and last but not least...

1993 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham- was going to trade my Lincoln in and get a 2000 Deville. i had to meet my dad at a pontiac dealership cause for some reason i needed a co op signature and dad was down the road gettin the company jeep fixed. when i went down there, there it was just sittin there. so i bought it instead. i have been looking for this body style for two years.

next car- either a 97-99 Corvette, 99-00 Escalade, or a 00 Deville. havent decided, its a hard decision. i need to win the lottery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

onbagz2002
08-09-04, 11:58 PM
Turned 18 Got My L's Got A D.U.I. Got Em Back The Next Year Then I Got My First Toy.
2000 - HARLEY DAVIDSON F-150
2002 - CADILLAC ESCALADE
2003 - CHEVY TAHOE
2004 - CADILLAC EXT
AND NOW THAT I AM 24 I HAVE NO IDEA WHATS NEXT

RBraczyk
08-10-04, 12:02 AM
how do you get such nice vehicles at such a young age?

Sandy
08-10-04, 12:28 AM
My guess would be either well-to-do parents who are generous, or he works like 12 hours a day, and makes payments up the gazoo.

illumina
08-10-04, 02:39 AM
mine:

86' pontiac paresienne, lost tranny.
89' pontiac 6000 le, locked motor.
87' cadillac seville, flood damage. (still have, am rebuilding).
86' cadillac sedan deville, blown motor. (still have, rebuilding soon, 75$$ car!!!).
91' cadillac seville, knock on wood :) (have major plans for car, once the other two caddy's are finished and sold).

future car, 2004/5 pontiac GTO w/6 speed manual, black on black.
ill take the CTS-v too... :D

currently have some mods done to the 91' seville. runs with the best of the low 15. second cars... :lildevil: really, it does... :devil:

Ralph
08-10-04, 02:43 AM
mine:

86' pontiac paresienne, lost tranny.
89' pontiac 6000 le, locked motor.
87' cadillac seville, flood damage. (still have, am rebuilding).
86' cadillac sedan deville, blown motor. (still have, rebuilding soon, 75$$ car!!!).
91' cadillac seville, knock on wood :) (have major plans for motor, once the other two caddy's are finished and sold).

future car, 2004/5 pontiac GTO w/6 speed manual, black on black.
ill take the CTS-v too... :D

What!! No hearse for you??!! Your avatars are going to give me Halloween nightmares tonite! You and that new guy Onbags2002. ;)

I like those '91 Sevilles, they look great in my '91 brochure, kinda smaller but very stylish.

illumina
08-10-04, 02:46 AM
What!! No hearse for you??!! Your avatars are going to give me Halloween nightmares tonite! You and that new guy Onbags2002. ;)

I like those '91 Sevilles, they look great in my '91 brochure, kinda smaller but very stylish.

LOL, my friend wants a hearse. we have seen a few around town, and if he gets one, guess who will have to fix it??? but i think it would be cool.
:cool:

Playdrv4me
08-10-04, 03:56 AM
1995 Lincoln Continental- was looking at a 1984 Coupe Deville but i found this at a repo sale and got a damn good deal for it. two days later the air ride went out and i had to get it fixed. May of this year it went out again. still got it though. shoulda bought the Caddy.


Yes, I have to agree. One of the TOP 10 WORST american vehicle contraptions ever... AIR RIDE. Yea its cute when youre floating along, but when those things go out, ESPECIALLY the Lincoln Firestone Rubber bag ones (Cadillac uses a MUCH smarter, more modular shock type), they are expensive to fix, and the parts are not easy for the average Joe to find (usually dealer only). My brother was lucky his was replaced under warranty once, but Im sure theyll be going again soon. Other than that and the paint, the 96 has been great. 1988 to 1994 Connies though are a completely different story, they take everything thats wrong with the 95+ and add in the fact that its got one of the most unreliable V6 engines on the planet, and its underpowered.

onbagz2002
08-10-04, 04:51 AM
how do you get such nice vehicles at such a young age?
I am a tribal member here on our indian reservation and we own a casino here in NORTHERN CALI.

NIK
08-20-04, 03:57 PM
OK (deep beath) ..... here we go:

1957 Ford Retractable Hardtop Convertible - a real classic today, piece of s**t when I owned it (and it was only a year old!)

1960 Ford Skyliner - ok car

1962 Ford Convertible (4 spd/406 cu in) - 3/2bbl carbs, ran strong, hard to maintain - traded in one year later with cracked block.

1964 Ford XL Convertible - beautiful car, ran ok (4 spd/V8)

1967 GTO Convertible - 4 spd, strong runner, beautiful car .... one of my favorites - wish I could have kept it.

1970 GTO - Great car, but not as good as my '67 - regretted the trade.

1972 Mustang Mach 1 - loved the car except for the constant rust repair, kept it for 17 years.

1972 Triumph TR-7 - piece of s**t! 'Nuff said!

1975 Lincoln Mark IV - big, aircraft sized hood .... lots of luxury & maintenance.

1979 Pontiac Trans-AM - Classic! Another one I should have kept!

1984 Pontiac Trans-Am - Great car although power scaled down...very reliable; my daily driver for 14 years.

1991 Cadillac Coupe DeVille - beauty & power, pretty reliable, daily driver for 7 years before I gave to my brother who is still driving it and it looks great!

1998 Pontiac Trans-Am - the muscle car lives! Would never have gotten rid of it except for the fact that my wife hated it (too small, too noisy, etc). Traded for my latest (and probably the best car I have ever owned, we'll see) ....

2005 Cadillac CTS-V - Chapter isn't closed on this one yet and I don't intend to do so for a long, long time (if ever) .... this is some machine!!

JohnnyO
08-21-04, 09:19 AM
:coolgleam Starting in 1976, excluding wives' cars:
1968 Firebird, lots of problems, lots of rust, lots of gas, but whoooo-eeee! Fast.
1978 Monte Carlo, excellent car, no problems.
1984 Thunderbird, loved it but the tranny wouldn't stay together.
1985 Mustang, 4 cyl, easy to work on, most trouble-free car I ever owned, 11 years and 125k.
1987 Tempo Sport, quick, but the worst POS I ever owned.
1991 Lincoln Continental, got it from my dad with 99k on it, I rolled it up to 152k. Only one in existence that didn't have trouble with the air suspension. Sure did go through brakes fast for some reason.
1996 Escort wagon, okay, got the job done.
1999 Ranger 4x4, 3.0, slow but good on gas, bottoms of doors and tailgate had rust after 2 years. Got wrecked, not my fault.
2002 Ranger 4x4, 4.0, fast but hard on gas, same rust in the same places.

Glen OS
08-21-04, 08:10 PM
69 Ford Galaxie $125
70 Chevy Impala $125
67 VW Beetle $125
79 KZ 650 $2000
59 Dodge P/U $350
70 Olds Cutlass $200
78 VW Scirocco $5000 Best Car I owned sold w/220,000 miles of extreme driving
84 Chevette (Came with the wedding)
73 VW Thing $100
74 VW Thing free
74 Olds 98 $400
68 Plymouth Fury III $800
77 Jeep CJ5 $600
87 Buick Estate Wagon (Replaced the Chevette, wife has to have a nice car)
80 VW Rabbit Diesel $175 Great Car
70 VW PopTop Bus $75 Family had a blast in it for 5 years
84 Olds Custom Cruiser
91 VW Jetta (bought new, still have, great car)
80 Honda Accord $200
92 Olds Custom Cruiser Wagon (Bought in 96, still have, rebuilding the engine want more power, was wife's car until bought the caddie)
81 Ford E-350 Ambulance (used for SCUBA diving) It is "For Sale"
70 GMC P/U (another project)
92 Cadillac Coupe DeVille (Just bought, was looking for a Brougham, but could not pass on this one. Had 88k miles in excellent shape)