Skip to comments.The Worst Cars On The Road
Posted on 04/24/2011 3:43:16 PM PDT by Nachum
When it comes to quality, efficiency, reliability, safety and overall value, these vehicles bring up the rear.
By all accounts, Detroit's Big Three automakers have begun producing better-made, longer lasting, more efficient vehicles. It's a distinct change from the 1990s and early 2000s, when they fell behind their European and Asian counterparts in each category.
"This change is not even a gradual thing," says Christine Overstreet, an automotive consultant and director of Heels and Wheels. "It's like they've said, 'OK, we really want to step it up, we really want to compete, we're ready.' After past years of being so bad, they've really stepped up their game."
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Watch the UAW throw a monkey wrench in the process.
I think the worst cars on the road aren’t even cars.
I see them suckas broke down all the time!
Look at that someone put a body on my king quad.
Any news story from Yahoo/AP is highly suspect.
Did anyone expect better products from General Motors (owned mostly by the US government and operated by unions who owe Obama)? Did you expect the worlds’ best products, like they once were?
The first step to improving American products from autos to graduates, is to outlaw all unions including so-called public service unions. Manufacturers would return to America, teachers would care more and and be accountable to parents and taxpayers once again.
The Worst Cars on the Road
Gee, what a coincidence. Those are the same (and only) two car companies that were taken over by Maobama.
I was in Jacksonville this past week and saw a car with a “Obama 2012” sticker.
Did they have a category for which car is most likely to burn your garage down?
Full disclosure: I also own a '98 Corvette Convertible....
Who in your mind builds the perfect car.....Fiat?
I'm talking about before the Government got involved, just in case you want to get DUmmie on me.
Quality control has always (at least from my perspective) been a bugaboo with Chrysler. Back in college, I drove a Neon sport. I loved the zippy little sucker, but boy howdy it was not screwed together well at all! By the time I traded it in, I occasionally had to stomp the floor board with my foot to get it to start. There was a short in the ignition system (that nobody could seem to find) and stomping my foot was the only fix for it.
NICE. Keep that thing, even if you have to swap/rebuild engines, paint whatever.
At one point I revered GM. After restoring a '69 Camaro with a rebuilt 327, it was impossible NOT to revere GM.
Unfortunately, it's not GM any longer. It's a hideous zombie of the the company we all knew and loved.
Toyota is cutting back production due to the earthquakes and tsunami which will affect their US sales. The rum-dums of the media are already proclaiming GM to be poised to take over the #1 spot from Toyota. Incredible the GM chest thumping bravado by US media in the face of Toyota death, destruction and genuine hardship. Nothing like the liberal brand of "compassion."
I omned a new Vega; it was the last GM vehicle I purchased.
Went out today to move my 1993 Caprice Classic Wagon. I have not started it in TWO years.
I put a battery in it, 5 gallons of fresh gas.
Put the key in cranked it for about 15 seconds and it fired right up. Turned on the AC and in about 30 seconds it was ICE cold.
It is the last of the REAL AMERICAN CARS.
It has the 91C Police package.
Corvair, DUmmie....is that you Ralph?
No the Pinto was always in a class by itself!
I wave at them all the time. I forget to use all of my hand.
When I was in the Marine Corps, those 68-69’s were known among us service trash as “Vietnam Cars”......you either bought one after getting back with your saved-up money; or if you were stupid enough, you used a reenlistment bonus to buy one, not thinking far enough ahead to realize that if you re-upped, your new toy was gonna sit for 13 months because you’d be headed right overseas.
I needed a heavy duty truck. I found a new Dodge Ram for 20K less than a comparable Ford. If the price had matched, I would have gone with the Ford.
I believe you missed the part where I was commenting on your original post.
I’ll bet that new Chrysler 200 will be on the list next year. It’s your recycled K-car. Look for ... the Goonion label.
I bought a 95 Neon through AAFES Tax Free Auto sales while overseas. It served me well for eight years.
I had some really squeaky breaks and went back to the dealer. I found out they had a recall, but they didn't announce it. Apparently, it wasn't "life threatening." AAFES repaired it. I also had a oil drain plug get "stuck." I usually changed my oil, but when I was short on time I had an oil change through AAFES. When I tried to do the next oil change, the plug turned but wouldn't come out. I was told that by "performing maintenance," I voided my warranty. I was stuck paying for a new oil pan. I argued that the owner's manual gives instructions on how to change oil. Later, a new manager reviewed complaints and reimbursed me. I'm pretty sure the oil plug problem was an AAFES screw up.
After eight years of Autobahn travel, it developed a gasket leak. I gave it to a friend in Vehicle Maintenance who, just married, needed a vehicle. It was a good little car.
Did you own a pinto???
Yep, I had one.
Paid $100 for it because that was all the money I had at the time and needed a car.
What's yer point?
Another '69 owner huh. Literally one of a kind. I'm sighing right along with you.
Not only was that one of the coolest cars I've ever owned (and SUPER easy to work on), they've skyrocketed over the last several years. If you ever watch any of the auctions on HDTV, a nicely restored '69 is very sought after and always sells VERY high.
The quintessential American muscle car.
My mother traded in a big Buick for one during Carter's Stagflation/Oil Crisis. Shortly after getting the gas tank shield she hit by a van on the way to work. God was watching over her.
When she was able to work again, she got a Caprice with a slant six. It wasn't much bigger, but it had a sturdier design.
no point you just struck me as a pinto man.
In high school I drove a ‘69 VW Beetle that had a short in one of the headlights. I had to get out of the car and bang on the top of the headlamp with my fist - had to hit it in just the right spot - to get it to turn on. This provided endless entertainment for my passengers.
And you strike me as a gelding.
I defend GM and you compare it to Ford......oy, some kind of logic there.....
Ahhhhhh, I really miss those days....****sigh****
It has the 91C Police package.
The police package was always 9C1 for Chevy ,, Ford Crown Vic is P71 ... I don’t know what the worst car was but the best was the 1975-1979 Chevy Nova 9C1 ... 350/turbo400/12bolt/hot suspension/Caprice brakes and great looks...
AAaahhh...Pintos....I tell ya. I have a pic that’s an over head shot of a house my hubby and I lived in on the Snoqualmie River (Washington State) back in the eighties. At the time, we had a Pinto graveyard, and I was driving a
Pinto station wagon! The shot shows not only his 68 Camaro, and his 64 snub nosed Chevy van, but also FOUR other Pinto hatchbacks, and my stationwagon.
My sister-in-law was just involved in a rear end collision in a Ford Focus. The back seat is designed to crumble and fall backwards. Had anyone been in the back (like kids) they would have been killed. As it was, my sister-in-law needed months of therapy.
I don't believe these cars are "safer" then they were 15 years ago. They have sacrificed safety at the expense of efficiency.
Wonderful, good memories!!!
Wonderful, good memories!!!
Well, you best include, Monte Carlo, De Ville, Trans Am, X19, and about a hundred other cars I've owned in the last 50 years.
Your deflections don not work, try again....