What is the most unreliable car you have ever had?

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  1. Slammington

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    I can't think of a single car for 250 quid that wouldn't be a steaming pile of shite. Of course you'll be buying a lemon at that price range :/

    Most 205 owners here have no real problems with these cars, same with the 1st gen Renault Clios. Dead reliable.
    It's worth keeping in mind that in Portugal we don't have the same awful weather that is known to ruin cars in the UK.
     
  2. youdidwhat!!

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    was it a white one with reg J73PPR lol
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    I mean u got the dead bit right... reliable eeeeeh no
     
  3. Slammington

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    If I had to guess, super cheapo cars + british weather = trash in almost all circumstances
     
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  4. Spiicy

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    hmmm proabably my grandmas old malibu, it was not good
     
  5. nosraenyr kcirtap kcin

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    Same in New York
     
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    I'll bite:

    I've been fortunate enough to not have any undeniably and horrendously unreliable cars. My parents not so much.

    If I were to choose an "unreliable" car I owned, it'd be my current one (2006 Ford Mustang). Clutch for maintenance, and a battery that left me stranded in New Jersey (that battery was 7 years old, so I wan't surprised), and that's all. It's current issues are from being wrecked a couple months back, so I don't count them.

    The Corolla of Doom did have brake issues that never ceased, though...
     
  7. MrAnnoyingDude

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    In Poland, they disappeared anyway.

    Because with the depreciation an old French car gets, they inevitably ended up in the hands of people who have to save up for an oil change.

    These people drove around with broken non-essential things, until an essential thing broke. Then they went to the junkyard, sold the 205 and either bought a Tico/Cinquecento/Polo Mk2/other penalty box, or just went back to the bus.
     
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  8. CaptanW

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    the one and only chevy i have.
     
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  9. Abarth Vader

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    My 88' Oldsmobile is the epitome of unreliableness, It is a GM car from the 80's nothing more, nothing less but I love it sooo much and die of sorrow every time that it breaks down. It has cost more money to maintain than it cost NASA to build the space shuttle.
     
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    Never owned one, but was threatened as it for my first car:

     
  11. youdidwhat!!

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    lol my mum wanted to get me one of these, it was 600 quid I was like no way its a girly shitter lol
     
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    1988 toyota camry, powersteering failed after 11,000 km and evantually the moto blew on high at around 90 kmph, exhaust broke and the radiator fell of countless times
     
  13. Cheekqo

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    Bump but it's still relevant.
    After scrapping the steaming pile of shite that the KIA was, (because it's MOT failed and the car was in horrible shape, the whole frame was a rusted pile of rot) we bought a BMW X5 3.0i
    As of right now, it's not treated us well.
    On the way back we couldn't shut the engine off because the battery was dead... Can't blame on the car though.. Batteries will go dead.
    A bit temperamental when starting up.
    The LPG fuel system can be a bit... eh... Also based on the fact that very few garages are willing to work on it.
    The battery was in the fucking back of the car so we had to take the fuel tank out to get to it.
    All of these mishaps in just under a month have cost us £450, which may not seem like much, but for a household that only makes £19,000 a year it's crippling.
     
  14. Mr.Blueboy

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    Ouch. I and my parents never really had unreliable cars. All we own are Toyotas. We have an '09 Highlander and a '99 Sienna still running mostly strong.
    Now, if this thread was about lawnmowers I could tell you PLENTY about that...oh boy.
     
  15. Cheekqo

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    Tell me about it, a lawnmower is a moveable object with 4 wheels and a motor, so I'll consider it a car lol
     
  16. Mr.Blueboy

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    lol. are you sure? It's a 15 yr old 40 some in. mower and we have had to replace several parts on it. Yesterday I was mowing my yard with it and the steering went out, the steering gears stripped out. It looked like someone was all over the place in the backyard, it got so bad I had to quit.
     
  17. GrandMarshalGuy

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    2002 ford explorer

    >be me
    >be 14yrs old
    >parents bought this misery on wheels
    >my parents loved it
    >i thought it looked like a matchbox car that had a stroke
    >when i try to sleep while my parents are driving it, it would wake up when the tranny shifts
    >thetransmissionistrashed.jpeg
    >one day while my parents are driving it, I'm trying to tell them that but they don't believe me
    >we hit a bump
    >loud BANG! is heard
    >the car stops accelerating
    >welpthereitgoes.jpg
    >the fkn transmission's gears is now disintegrated into metal bits
    >mrstarkIdontfeelsogood.avi
     
  18. Ytrewq

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    It's a BMW
    It's meant to be broken
     
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  19. Cheekqo

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    Don't worry, it's a BMW, it's supposed to be an expensive driveway ornament
    +Included leaking oil!
     
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  20. Alex_Farmer557

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    Sheesh
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    Not a car, but my Granda had a Castelgarden Redline 484 mower. It was rusting apart at the seams. I loved it, but it took at least 5 minutes to get started.
    Ahh, those were the days...
    Then it was replace with some cheap new one.
     
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