Your Worst Car?

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Austin Allegro. Donated to me and sister by my father. Absolute pile of sh*t

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I also had a Fiat 126 when I lived in Canada. It caught fire. Unfortunately the nearest Fiat dealership was 700 miles away. The car wasn't too bad apart from that.

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I believe the Fiat numbering system merely denoted the expected number of breakdowns per year.

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Nifty wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 7:14 am
bluebird wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 10:35 pm
A dull blue Fiat Uno. Only bought it to tide me over for a few weeks, but I don't think I even kept it that long :lol: :lol:
What was the problem with it?

I have had a few that had faults. Which was worst is impossible to say. Memory is not that good. I suppose it has to be the one that I brought at the auction at Camberly which broke down when I drove it home. When I went back to get it with a mate it was not where I left it, so, I just forgot about it.
When I had that car it must have been the era when you could still get a dodgy MOT (this one had just been given a 12 months ticket) The brakes and suspension were appalling and there were were other problems. The only thing that was ok was it had a really sporty little engine. Everything else was pretty rubbish :lol: :lol:

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I had a string of company cars starting with a Ford Sierra 1600, moving to a Sierra 2 litre and them promoted to a Granada Ghia - absolutely fabulous. When the lease ran out got the new Granada Ghia (I think that's what it was called). It was awful - ugly, uncomfortable and underpowered. Had trouble getting up a steep hill nearby. Ford stopped making them they were so bad.

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The one I have now, and am stuck with for the duration. A Fiat Panda. Not yet 4 years old but knew I had bought the wrong car within 2 weeks of buying it new! Nothing really wrong with it. It’s a granny car, but sometimes I just need a bit of oomph!

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Joinfrance wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 9:51 am
The one I have now, and am stuck with for the duration. A Fiat Panda. Not yet 4 years old but knew I had bought the wrong car within 2 weeks of buying it new! Nothing really wrong with it. It’s a granny car, but sometimes I just need a bit of oomph!
For a short time I had an old style Panda 4x4. Embarrasing to drive but I was so pleased when I could drive easily past the Chelsea Chariots at the Beaulieu Boatjumble being tractor towed out of the muddy field parking area. :lol: :lol:
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Fri May 29, 2020 8:43 pm
I think that variant had the normal outer CV joints but hardy spicer universal joints on the inner end instead of the rubber doughnuts (another BL gripe) which may have seemed a good idea to get rid of the jelly doughnuts but as a universal joint produces a non constant velocity they must always be fitted in pairs on a shaft, there will have been some destructive torsional fatigue loadings going on & I'm surprised they did not shear.

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Try replacing that bypass hose at the side of the road, at night in the rain. :cry:
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Monsieur3seas wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 9:42 am
I had a string of company cars starting with a Ford Sierra 1600, moving to a Sierra 2 litre and them promoted to a Granada Ghia - absolutely fabulous. When the lease ran out got the new Granada Ghia (I think that's what it was called). It was awful - ugly, uncomfortable and underpowered. Had trouble getting up a steep hill nearby. Ford stopped making them they were so bad.
Could it have been the Scorpio ? That was an ugly beast!
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My first was my worst
Ford Zephyr V4
Rusted away. Went round corners like a barge without a rudder.
Crashed it into a fence. Last I saw of it was it being towed to be scrapped.
Wish I never swopped my AJS 500 single for it.
You can pay £10k for them now.

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