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The Worst Cars On The Road
yahoo ^ | 4/24/11 | Hannah Elliott , Forbes

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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Correction: All the domestic models are made by GM or Chrysler
1 posted on 04/24/2011 3:43:24 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Watch the UAW throw a monkey wrench in the process.


2 posted on 04/24/2011 3:46:14 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Nachum

I think the worst cars on the road aren’t even cars.
They’re mini-vans.

I see them suckas broke down all the time!


3 posted on 04/24/2011 3:46:14 PM PDT by djf (Dems and liberals: Let's redefine "marriage". We already redefined "natural born citizen".)
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To: Nachum

4 posted on 04/24/2011 3:47:17 PM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: Nachum
Some of the worst trash ever built by a car company was built by GM, i have seen no proof the zebra has changed its strips.
5 posted on 04/24/2011 3:49:59 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Baynative

Look at that someone put a body on my king quad.


6 posted on 04/24/2011 3:51:26 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Nachum

Any news story from Yahoo/AP is highly suspect.


7 posted on 04/24/2011 3:53:54 PM PDT by matt1234 (Union rank-and-file are now dem brownshirt rank-and-file.)
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To: Nachum

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.


8 posted on 04/24/2011 3:54:33 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama is a fraud. The founders gave us the tool of impeachment for a reason.)
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To: Nachum

The Worst Cars on the Road

gitmo

9 posted on 04/24/2011 3:56:14 PM PDT by gitmo (Hatred of those who think differently is the left's unifying principle.-Ralph Peters NY Post)
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To: Nachum
All the domestic models are made by GM or Chrysler.

Gee, what a coincidence. Those are the same (and only) two car companies that were taken over by Maobama.

10 posted on 04/24/2011 4:10:44 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: gitmo

I was in Jacksonville this past week and saw a car with a “Obama 2012” sticker.


11 posted on 04/24/2011 4:17:27 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Nachum

Did they have a category for which car is most likely to burn your garage down?

http://www.autoblog.com/2011/04/18/report-burnt-chevrolet-volt-mysteriously-catches-fire-again/


12 posted on 04/24/2011 4:17:29 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: AAABEST
I've driven Mopar for nearly my whole life, including my '08 Nitro RT, which I bought before the bail outs. I'll never buy another Mopar or GM product again. Ford or import for me.

Full disclosure: I also own a '98 Corvette Convertible....

13 posted on 04/24/2011 4:22:17 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: org.whodat
GM built some of the most famous and best cars in this world.

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.

14 posted on 04/24/2011 4:26:47 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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To: Nachum

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.


15 posted on 04/24/2011 4:38:52 PM PDT by DemforBush (Of all the Thompson gunners, Roland was the best.)
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To: Bushbacker1
Full disclosure: I also own a '98 Corvette Convertible....

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.

16 posted on 04/24/2011 4:40:13 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: Nachum
Correction: All the domestic models are made by GM or Chrysler

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."

17 posted on 04/24/2011 4:42:53 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: Las Vegas Ron
So you are one of those Vega owners, are maybe it is the chevette. Maybe you had one of those cat 4100 motors, are one of those 350 olds motor they tried to make a diesel out of are., i bet it is the Vega, you probably have one with less than 50000 miles on, probably still on cinder blocks from where. It blew up.
18 posted on 04/24/2011 4:50:19 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: org.whodat

I omned a new Vega; it was the last GM vehicle I purchased.


19 posted on 04/24/2011 5:02:21 PM PDT by brivette
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To: All

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.


20 posted on 04/24/2011 5:07:44 PM PDT by troy McClure
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To: org.whodat
So you are one of those Vega owners, are maybe it is the chevette.

Corvair, DUmmie....is that you Ralph?

21 posted on 04/24/2011 5:08:27 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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To: Nachum

No the Pinto was always in a class by itself!

22 posted on 04/24/2011 5:09:22 PM PDT by Dem Guard (Obama's 57 States = The Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC).)
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To: brivette
LOL, had a girl that worked for me that owned one, she cussed it everyday.
23 posted on 04/24/2011 5:11:14 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: AAABEST
Nice! I had a '69 Z28....I wish I had it today! Sigh
24 posted on 04/24/2011 5:12:33 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Las Vegas Ron; org.whodat
LOL, org.whodat...the Edsel of FR.
25 posted on 04/24/2011 5:12:40 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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To: gitmo

I wave at them all the time. I forget to use all of my hand.


26 posted on 04/24/2011 5:16:39 PM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: Bushbacker1; AAABEST

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.


27 posted on 04/24/2011 5:24:01 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
I believe the story is about the worst cars built isn't, you missed that part, and i have also owned some of those cars, including a 67 vett, which i sold in an attack of stupid, as well as several t top trans am, and gtos and camaros, I bought and sold and restored muscle cars a long time ago, at one time i owned 14, my favorites was the mopars, had a 67 GTX, still have a 66 mustang and a smokey and the bandit car.
28 posted on 04/24/2011 5:24:51 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Bushbacker1; AAABEST
I'll never buy another Mopar or GM product again. Ford or import for me.

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.

29 posted on 04/24/2011 5:31:19 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: org.whodat
I believe the story is about the worst cars built isn't, you missed that part,

I believe you missed the part where I was commenting on your original post.

30 posted on 04/24/2011 5:32:08 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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To: Nachum

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.


31 posted on 04/24/2011 5:36:49 PM PDT by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: DemforBush
...in college, I drove a Neon sport.

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.

32 posted on 04/24/2011 5:39:43 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Did you own a pinto???


33 posted on 04/24/2011 5:40:38 PM PDT by org.whodat
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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?

34 posted on 04/24/2011 5:43:18 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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Nice! I had a '69 Z28....I wish I had it today! Sigh

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.

35 posted on 04/24/2011 5:44:53 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: org.whodat; Las Vegas Ron
Did you own a pinto???

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.

36 posted on 04/24/2011 5:47:23 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Las Vegas Ron

no point you just struck me as a pinto man.


37 posted on 04/24/2011 5:55:35 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: org.whodat
Did somebody say "Pinto"


38 posted on 04/24/2011 5:57:21 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Nachum
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCInkWOw_8Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3k6dmWTUq7Y

39 posted on 04/24/2011 5:58:26 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: DemforBush

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.


40 posted on 04/24/2011 5:58:26 PM PDT by ponygirl
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To: org.whodat
no point you just struck me as a pinto man.

And you strike me as a gelding.

I defend GM and you compare it to Ford......oy, some kind of logic there.....

41 posted on 04/24/2011 6:01:43 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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To: ponygirl
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.

Ahhhhhh, I really miss those days....****sigh****

42 posted on 04/24/2011 6:04:48 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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To: troy McClure

It has the 91C Police package.
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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...


44 posted on 04/24/2011 6:08:58 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: org.whodat

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.


45 posted on 04/24/2011 6:09:14 PM PDT by Mama Shawna
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Roflol, i don't care what you defend, and i did not compare anything i ask you if you had owned a pinto, you said yes so, we all know you now as the pinto man, go change your screen name.
46 posted on 04/24/2011 6:09:40 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Nachum
We should also note that nearly every car or truck made today is safer...than anything on the road even as recently as 15 years ago.

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.

47 posted on 04/24/2011 6:11:37 PM PDT by HarleyD
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To: Mama Shawna

Wonderful, good memories!!!


48 posted on 04/24/2011 6:12:28 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Mama Shawna

Wonderful, good memories!!!


49 posted on 04/24/2011 6:12:37 PM PDT by org.whodat
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we all know you now as the pinto man,

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....

50 posted on 04/24/2011 6:15:00 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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