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Worst Car You Have Owned ????

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1 hour ago, Nigelp said:

are you stupid?

Come on Kudos for 411LE.

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Land Rover Freelander 1.8i GS. Horrible horrible car. Gutless, hugely thirsty, awful build quality. Think we kept it three months. Longest three months of my life!

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19 hours ago, Nigelp said:

fixed it. 

actually when i look back my dad had one of these and it was lovely

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I've driven many of those one model I did like was the pickup with 1.9 diesel engine from citroen as far as I remember. 

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I wasnt keen on my jag xj40 3.6 sov. The door handle broke off in my hand. Though i still regretted swapping it for a 1991 merc s class w126 300se. That felt like an old bus back in 2001.

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19 hours ago, Yanto said:

Land Rover Freelander 1.8i GS. Horrible horrible car. Gutless, hugely thirsty, awful build quality. Think we kept it three months. Longest three months of my life!

Three months ? You had a good one.

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no wonder ford sold them to the Indians. Wasnt Jag given away? Bloomin yanks, oh hang on we off loaded both, how much did ford pay for Jag in 1989? 5 billion and then couldnt give it away without RR as a sweetner.:laugh:

Maggy gave Sir John Egan a week in 1981 to either turn Jaguar around or shut it. 

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he did it enough for her to privatise it and sell it to the yanks for a massive profit, canny that. 

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Didnt the Ford bosses walk in to the factory to look at what they had bought and find it was worse than Russian factories in Gorky? And the best jag off the line had 60 times the faults of the ford scorpio...mmmmm the English. 

no lame ducks. 

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2 hours ago, WRENCH said:

Three months ? You had a good one.

The Freelander2 was a totally different beast. So much better. 

Thinking about it I had an Escort XR3 when they first came out. Dog of a car. Traded it for a Mk1 Golf GTi Campaign 

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Land Rovers. That legendary 4 x 4. Dreadful propshaft hand brake, rotting chassis, uncomfortable, noisey, freezing cold, continuously leaking front swivels, enormous gearbox that requires half the vehicle interior stripped out to remove. What's not to like ? Wouldn't want one of them Hilux things. Never get a chance to skin all your knuckles, and permanently damage your spine with one of them.

1 hour ago, Yanto said:

The Freelander2

They give them away free to "Old Geezers".

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11 minutes ago, WRENCH said:

Land Rovers. That legendary 4 x 4. Dreadful propshaft hand brake, rotting chassis, uncomfortable, noisey, freezing cold, continuously leaking front swivels, enormous gearbox that requires half the vehicle interior stripped out to remove. What's not to like ? Wouldn't want one of them Hilux things. Never get a chance to skin all your knuckles, and permanently damage your spine with one of them.

They give them away free to "Old Geezers".

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Mine was one of the best cars I’ve ever had. Comfortable, reliable, excellent build quality. Couldn’t fault it in the 6 years that we had it. Wasn’t free though. Which is a surprise as I am an ‘old geezer’ !

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5 minutes ago, Yanto said:

Mine was one of the best cars I’ve ever had. Comfortable, reliable, excellent build quality. Couldn’t fault it in the 6 years that we had it. Wasn’t free though. Which is a surprise as I am an ‘old geezer’ !

My brother in law has one. Its done about 200,000 miles with nothing other than servicing and the brakes need a bit of looking after. It's an auto, and it also does a fair bit of towing a big horse box. 

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actually our worst car in the family was a Rover 75 2.0 v6, 2002 Auto, only 29,000 miles on the clock when we got it, in 2010. Mint body wise but totally unreliable, heaters packed up, water pump packed up, fuel pump packed up, radiator fan packed up, auto box limit switch packed up, final straw was at 50,000 miles when the engine block developed water leak internally so a crack in the block? Traded it for a perfectly reliable Jap, Subaru, no wonder the British dont make cars anymore.

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The most unreliable car i had was a Citroen BX19. I got it new in 1991, and it earned the nick name "Roy Rogers" because the suspension was always going down at the back, and rearing up at the front. On the few occasions everything worked it was the most comfortable thing for long journeys.

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On 21/04/2019 at 22:27, Yanto said:

Land Rover Freelander 1.8i GS. Horrible horrible car. Gutless, hugely thirsty, awful build quality. Think we kept it three months. Longest three months of my life!

Mate of mine bought one,spent more time in the workshop than on the road.

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10 minutes ago, Bonzodog said:

Mate of mine bought one,spent more time in the workshop than on the road.

Doesn’t surprise me at all

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Just think, If BMC had gone ahead with some of its projects, we.could have had a much better class of scrap.

BMC 1800 Berlina Aerodinamica prototype of 1967.

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The cunning Fench managed.

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On 22/04/2019 at 10:42, Grzegorz said:

I've driven many of those one model I did like was the pickup with 1.9 diesel engine from citroen as far as I remember. 

So was the lada pick up OK, but the crown for "beyond bad" must be awarded to this,

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You could watch them rust, the power steering stoped working in the wet, and that was the good points.

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6 hours ago, WRENCH said:

Just think, If BMC had gone ahead with some of its projects, we.could have had a much better class of scrap.

BMC 1800 Berlina Aerodinamica prototype of 1967.

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The cunning Fench managed.

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So was the lada pick up OK, but the crown for "beyond bad" must be awarded to this,

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You could watch them rust, the power steering stoped working in the wet, and that was the good points.

I admit the cars where rubbish.  But on the good side you could fix them with hammer and screwdriver 

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22 minutes ago, chris l said:

VW Type 181,

I always wanted one of them.

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1 hour ago, WRENCH said:

I always wanted one of them.

Wartburg 

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Daf

(whats he up to?)

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19 hours ago, WRENCH said:

The most unreliable car i had was a Citroen BX19. I got it new in 1991, and it earned the nick name "Roy Rogers" because the suspension was always going down at the back, and rearing up at the front. On the few occasions everything worked it was the most comfortable thing for long journeys.

sounds like my first merc cl500, you couldnt park that half on and half off the pavement, if you did you had to drive around at a lean for a week while it sorted itself out. That was a wild suspension system.

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31 minutes ago, Nigelp said:

Daf

 

My mate's wife had a Daf Marathon for years, and it was a great little car.

181, what's not to like ?

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I went after a 183 a couple of years ago on eBay but it went past what I was prepared to pay.

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The Munga was good fun as well.

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My 181 cost £400, ex Austrian Army..

Machine gun mounts, LHD, combi lock handbrake.  Matt black; great city car, even if you could never find it!

 

 

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On 24/04/2019 at 08:31, chris l said:

loads of Type 2 campers..

I had a Type 2 van. Can't understand the Type hype. I bought mine out of desperation for doing a job, because I couldn't find a decent Transit, and it was a horrible thing. I recently saw a camper in a spray shop. The owner reckoned he'd spent over £35k, Subaru motor, some suspension mods, etc, etc. The heater might work now, and it won't have that rev limiter, that cuts in when you're half way past overtaking a bus.

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for me ive got to say my 1990 merc 230ce coupe slow and unrelaible. I just did not like it, my dad says his worst was a MK2 Cortina 1600e. 

followed by a 1992 Merc 300se

slow, rusted and drove like a bus after his Jag 3.6 sov. 

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Come on who is going to admit to some of these? We have including the polonez the simca, that dad loved in the mid 70s, and a rover 820se which was crap as youd expect. Should have bought the honda legend.


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