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    The 50 Worst Cars of All Time

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    The worst car of all time has to be the "Andino" look it up in google…

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    Link doesn't seem to be working right now, but the Google Cache does.

    Andino not on the list.

    My personal all-time worst car isn't on the list either. I had a 1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT, and it was fun but incredibly unreliable. In the couple few years I had it, I think I had to put about $10k into repairs. Everything from rebuilding the engine when the timing belt broke to the transmission to the computer to the water pump. The engine had to be partially removed to change the back three spark plugs. After I got rid of it, I ran across a list of cars with the most expensive repair problems, and the 1993 3000GT was at the top of the list.
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    Link worked OK for me, lol! I think I've lost Steve for the day.

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    That's odd. For me, it redirects to a TimeInc Newsstand page. Just tried in Firefox and it works fine there.
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    I knew the Yugo would be on the list....

    htt p://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/article/0,28804,1658545_1658533_1658529,00.html

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    Some pretty strange vehicles on this list.
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    I'm coming up empty with the link but I'll cast my vote for the Corvair. A car so bad that it was the catalyst for the consumer advocacy movement in this country. Ralph Nader woke up America with a book called "Unsafe At Any Speed" which chronicled the disaster that was the Corvair . Nothing like having a one car accident because my car goes out of control all on its own !
    So many deaths and dismemberments because of that car.
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    My grandma had to push her brand new Edsel out of the showroom. She ended up having to exchange that one for another within the week. I'm not sure what happened with the second one.
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    They put the Model T on the list because it ushered in the era of everyone being able to afford a car: "the consequences of putting every living soul on gas-powered wheels are piling up, from the air over our cities to the sand under our soldiers' boots." So they are blaming the Model T for air polution and wars.

    and this gem on the Ford Explorer "the Ford Explorer is responsible for setting this country on the spiral of vehicular obesity that we are still contending with today."

    Time apparently hates susccessful cars if they don't live up to "their" ideas of responsible motoring.

    What a bunch of elitist envirogarbage.

    Here's my list of the 50 worst magazines of all time:
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    2. Time again
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greywolf
    They put the Model T on the list because it ushered in the era of everyone being able to afford a car: "the consequences of putting every living soul on gas-powered wheels are piling up, from the air over our cities to the sand under our soldiers' boots." So they are blaming the Model T for air polution and wars.

    and this gem on the Ford Explorer "the Ford Explorer is responsible for setting this country on the spiral of vehicular obesity that we are still contending with today."

    Time apparently hates susccessful cars if they don't live up to "their" ideas of responsible motoring.

    What a bunch of elitist envirogarbage.

    Here's my list of the 50 worst magazines of all time:
    1. Time
    2. Time again
    3. Time to get back to work

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    I agree with you wholeheartedly. I think Time missed the mark and decided to pick vehicles that dont make sense to be put on that list.
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    The Model T was the result of one of the greatest innovations of our time and also resulted in many great innovations. To lump it in with the worst is indicative of the narrow minded totalitarian environmentalist point of view which has nothing to do with the merits of the car. In my thinking, though the worst are probably included, the list was rendered invalid by the bias of the reporter.

    Using this rule as a bases, I'd say the Times is one of the worst newspapers because the website this article is on has locked up Firefox and pushed me to compose this in notepad before I forget what I originally typed.



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    Ha! I see the AMC Gremlin there. Anyone remember those? They came out with a high performance version that sported a 455ci V8. That was the only production car I tangled with that would run circles around our 428 Mustang.

    Course it was half the size and weight, so I was outclassed. That's my excuse...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Byerly
    Ha! I see the AMC Gremlin there. Anyone remember those? They came out with a high performance version that sported a 455ci V8. That was the only production car I tangled with that would run circles around our 428 Mustang.

    Course it was half the size and weight, so I was outclassed. That's my excuse...
    Ed, how thoughtless of you to waste all of that gas

    In high school I helped restore a 69 corvette, 427 ci, 4spd variety. Only car I ever was near that could light up the tires when shifting from 3rd to 4th. Of course driving from one side of Phoenix to the other required a gas stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greywolf
    Of course driving from one side of Phoenix to the other required a gas stop.
    We lived in Reno at the time. I used to say the same thing about driving across town. Course it didn't help by driving it like the performance car it was...



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    Incomplete list, didn't see the Renault Alliance on that list. My first car ever, I wanted to blow it up, put it out of it's misery, and mine. Found out it was on the Consumer Reports Lemon List, been a subscriber ever since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trust
    Incomplete list, didn't see the Renault Alliance on that list. My first car ever, I wanted to blow it up, put it out of it's misery, and mine. Found out it was on the Consumer Reports Lemon List, been a subscriber ever since.
    From wikipedia "The Alliance appeared on Car and Driver's Ten Best list for 1983 and was the 1983 Motor Trend Car of the Year."

    Guess those car mags sometimes get it wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greywolf
    From wikipedia "The Alliance appeared on Car and Driver's Ten Best list for 1983 and was the 1983 Motor Trend Car of the Year."

    Guess those car mags sometimes get it wrong.
    Completely on that one.

    From a site I checked out

    "My dad FORCED me to buy it, as it was Car of the Year. It always smelled like rotten eggs, often ran for about 2 minutes after you took the key out the ignition, and pieces started falling off from day 1. Chrysler offered a settlement to the fools foolish enough to still have one; they gave me $300 and towed it out of my driveway to some junkyard. I would have gotten rid of it sooner, but I was afraid I would be sued if I sold that POS."

    It was a top 20 Lemon car complaint back then.

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    I bet the Moskvich isn't on the list.

    An uncle of mine was a socialist, and swore by good, solid, reliable, chunky Soviet technology.

    He bought a Moskvich which was as dextrous as a tank but drank twice as much gas.

    From the off it never worked.

    He spent years pulling it apart and trying to put it back together again.

    He couldn't get hold of a user manual that wasn't in Cyrillic.

    His admiration of all things Soviet didn't extend to learning the language.

    It sent him prematurely grey.

    Go figure.

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    Vamp,

    I'm curious. Where did this uncle live?

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    I remember when shopping for new car and just happened to go to a Yugo dealership. Their MAIN selling point was it was made with 18 gauge steel for the skin. It was at that point I kept on going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerriFalcone
    I'm coming up empty with the link but I'll cast my vote for the Corvair. A car so bad that it was the catalyst for the consumer advocacy movement in this country. Ralph Nader woke up America with a book called "Unsafe At Any Speed" which chronicled the disaster that was the Corvair . Nothing like having a one car accident because my car goes out of control all on its own !
    So many deaths and dismemberments because of that car.
    OMG, we used to call this guy on my submarine "Corvair"... earned his nickname for screwing up all kinds of things... he was definitely unsafe at any speed. I hadn't thought about that nickname of his for a long time... thanks for the memories.

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    We stayed in a hotel a few years ago when there was a Corvair Club convention. The parking lot was full of them. Seems like even the worst can generate a cult following.
    When I think of Coravair, I think grimy. Seems like there was always black dirty grime around the grill at the back and tailpipes.
    I wonder if there's a Yugo club? ...Probably not. There aren't enough surviving Yugo's to start one with!



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    Even the Time writer of the "50 worst cars" said his family owned a Corvair and loved it. My dad had one and we loved it as well.

    They also made significant improvements in later model years, but I think Nadar's negative publicity may have killed a decent car.

    The steering column was replaced with a collapsable one, even though nearly every car in the early 60s had a solid steering column that could impale the driver. Lack of shoulder belts being a bigger problem then the steering column itself. Also, the corvair suspension was modidfied to improve handling in later model years. Many german made cars had the same rear suspension design of the original corvair, but Nadar decided to pick on a U.S. car. After he effectively killed it, he went on to complain about gas mileage. Some people are never happy.
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