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Hey I was wondring what all you Cadillac owners think are the worst cars ever? Me and a very good friend were discussing this at lunch today, and he says the 78-91 Omni/ Horizon. But I said the Yugo is. (for obvious reasons) What do you all think are the worst?
 

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Chevette, Citation. Easily da' worst. I could go into detail but frankly why bother. :histeric:
 

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Chevette, Citation. Easily da' worst. I could go into detail but frankly why bother. :histeric:
my uncle taught my aunt how to drive stick shift on a 82 Chevette diesel!! LOL!!:histeric:
 

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1991 Chevy Sprint 3 cylinder. My fiance had this car and all the buttons fell off the dash, or went flying when you would press another button to cancel another.......wouldn't go over 100kph, or when it felt like it, and passing a semi on the HW on ice was a complete horrific nightmare!!!!
 

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Hmm. Well, for domestics probably the Chrysler K-cars or the 1986 Eldorado...

For Foreign, I think one of the French domestics and one of the Italian Domestics (Fiat probably) and of course - KIA:histeric:they need those 10 year warranties for a reason:thumbsup:
 

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I still see an uncanny number of K-Cars running around, some without any rust at all!!! I sometimes wonder if they were that bad. Just like GM's X-car, they were written off as lemons, but many were good cars like our 1980 Phoenix, but all it takes is a few bad examples to ruin the reputation of an entire line it seems.
 

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Was the '80s just a bad time for automobiles in general? Thats what i've heard. Poor build quality, low quality materials, wierd technology etc etc.
 

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Was the '80s just a bad time for automobiles in general? Thats what i've heard. Poor build quality, low quality materials, wierd technology etc etc.
 

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yeah, the 80's was a bad time for cars....

comone, when talking the WORST ever car.... there were some real junkers.

I don't see how the Chevette was bad, it was an econo car made to get a few people around from place to place.... my mother had 2 over the course of many year, very reliable, great on gas, and it did it's job.
 

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I~LUV~Caddys8792 said:
Was the '80s just a bad time for automobiles in general? Thats what i've heard. Poor build quality, low quality materials, wierd technology etc etc.
I think the general downsizing of certain models left a sour taste in peoples mouths. the 1980 X-Car was brought in to replace the Nova and it's sisters as FWD gas savers. They made a lot of them and many had bad primer left over from the 1970's that would cause some of them to have peeling paint, etc. We got a good example that was build on march 7th, 1980, well after the earlier ones from Sept. 1979 that had some issues like rear-brakes locking and putting the car into a severe spin, or wrong sized camshafts causing problems.....

I consider the "Dark Ages" for automobiles anywhere from 1975 (introduction of the cat converter) to around 1984. After 1984 or thereabouts, cars started becomming more powerful again as evidenced by the HP wars with Ford and GM, except the 4.1 L powered Cadillacs which seem to have a negative reputation..

The 1980 Phoenix I drove for 16 trouble-free years......

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oooh what was that Ford car from the '70s that would explode when it got rear ended? The Pinto? The Maverick? Thats surely a junker if i've ever heard of one!
 

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I~LUV~Caddys8792 said:
oooh what was that Ford car from the '70s that would explode when it got rear ended? The Pinto? The Maverick? Thats surely a junker if i've ever heard of one!
Pinto. Funny that the Maverick never was mentioned in the same boat as the Pinto, but it is a sister car to the Pinto so I'm sure it had the same problems??
 

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Ralph said:
I consider the "Dark Ages" for automobiles anywhere from 1975 (introduction of the cat converter) to around 1984. After 1984 or thereabouts, cars started becomming more powerful again as evidenced by the HP wars with Ford and GM, except the 4.1 L powered Cadillacs which seem to have a negative reputation..

It's interesting to note how stable Cadillac and Lincoln were in the "dark ages" of automobiles. Their cars were still big, and they still used V8's as standard. (actually, i dont think Lincoln used a V6 until the '88 Continental)
 

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No not really. Just common knowledge I thought....;)
Oh yes, but you seemed to have a good deal of knowledge, i think i picked up stuff to do with the Ford Crown Vic, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town car haveing issues with the tank being behind the rear seats, and many highway troopers having burned to death in their cruisers from being rear ended.

The police models now come with a strengthened plate.
 

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I~LUV~Caddys8792 said:
It's interesting to note how stable Cadillac and Lincoln were in the "dark ages" of automobiles. Their cars were still big, and they still used V8's as standard. (actually, i dont think Lincoln used a V6 until the '88 Continental)
If I was buying a luxury car in the 1980's I probably would have gone with a Lincoln TC. From 1980-'89 they were huge!
 
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