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Old April 20th, 2012, 05:23 PM   #21
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Old April 20th, 2012, 05:42 PM   #22
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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 V10, seems like everything was wrong with that POS, had some kind of funky electrical issue where the locks would go back and forth while driving, spent hours looking for a corroded wire or some ground problem, never came up with anything. Everytime I replaced something it never seemed to make a difference, BUT at least it always started up and drove (just had to wait about 15 seconds for it to register rev)

The next on the list would be the GFs 2001 WJ, but I do have to admit that all of it's problems must have started when the PO had it, it was a power company vehicle. Doesn't seem like you can kill the dam* thing though, i do like that about it lol
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Old April 20th, 2012, 06:07 PM   #23
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2004 Dodge ram 1500 4x4 hemi...in the dealership 13 times before I hit 40k miles....junk.
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Old April 20th, 2012, 08:50 PM   #24
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I had a dodge Raider outside of the electrical, constant overheating, and oil issues it was a great ride. I did beat the snot out of it in its defense. I ended up tossing it in a demo derby when the engine developed a loud knock. I actually did rather well with it. That little bugger could take a hit and just get pushed.

Damn thinking back I kind of want another. Sure the engine was underpowered, the axles sucked, the electrical harness always found a way of getting a new short, and the body was held on with 3 bolts. But, it was a blast to drive and would be a nice change from the suzuki crowd.
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Old April 20th, 2012, 10:58 PM   #25
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Closest thing to a lemon Ive ever 'owned' was a 2004 Explorer that I was VERY glad that I had decided to lease instead of buy.
Power driver seat
torque converter
rear differential
in for transmission problems 3-4 times
radio and speakers

There was more but thats all I can remember except that i turned it in with a rather loud intermittent idle knock
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Old April 20th, 2012, 11:07 PM   #26
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81 VW Rabbit.

Electrical fire in dash when a week old.
EFI problem first 6 months.
EFI problem dumps raw gas through exhaust and into cat converter, melting it closed first 6 months.
Set on fire by unsuccessful car thief when 2 years old, beginning four month insurance claim fiasco.
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Old April 21st, 2012, 07:27 AM   #27
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I've been very lucky. Most everything I've ever owned (that wasn't known to need work) has been great.

If I had to pick one, I would say it would have to be a 1993 Eurovan with a 2.5L 5-cylinder and 5 speed manual. Bought it used with 27K:

30K - 1 fuel injector stuck open, replaced for free.
32K - (also thanksgiving time and the first cold-start I did on the van) Piston Slap: Convinced VW to fix for free - they replaced the shortblock.
65K - A/C compressor & clutch welded themselves in one solid piece, took out the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt wrapped itself around the crankshaft timing belt sprocket, changed the 2:1 ratio and the change in cam timing stopped the engine from running (thankfully it was free-running). $2700 to fix
67K - Rear heat coolant line rusted through: $500 to fix
70k @ 13 months after the A/C repair, the A/C failed again and I learned about receiver/dryers and how important it is they should be changed when you service failed A/C systems. The dealership overlooked this and wouldn't work with me on it. Did not fix.

Left that thing with my ex.

Was the awesomest van evar though and I'd own another one in a heartbeat.
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Old April 21st, 2012, 07:48 AM   #28
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1989 Olds Gutlass SX 2.8
Replaced the coil pack 3 times, unstoppable trans leak, blown motor at less than 100K,
Crapped out clapped out rear end, shocks...struts... wish bone suspension replaced at 87K and could not keep brakes in working order.
F that car!
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Old April 21st, 2012, 07:55 AM   #29
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2023 Chevy Venture - had all of the common critical maladies, and quite a few surprising new problems.

intake gaskets and head gaskets both puked - at different times.
alternator blew up
transmission melted itself
battery literally fell apart
rockers rotted through both sides
the only 2 power windows that it had, were frequently inoperable during the warranty period - after 6 attempts by the dealer to fix it, they apparently did
AC compressor puked

the majority of the issues above happened between 36k and 75ishk on the odometer around which time we gave up on it and dumped it.


runner up - simply due to the amount of body rot - the '92 YJ, first and only long term vehicle I have owned that I literally put my foot through the floor on. had so much rot, that the rear hard brake lines had to be completely replaced after a minor accident. it also blew up the rear main around 90k miles on the 2.5L

3rd place - the '94 integra gs-r - chiefly because the B18C was so rare, and hard to get parts/replacement/used motors for when it puked the #3 main bearing at 92k miles.
My parents had a venture and it was the biggest pos ever. Intake and head gaskets both failed like above. None of the windows worked towards the end. The head gasket went out later on and that's when they decided to junk it. So I had some fun with it before it went.


The biggest pos that ive owned was a 2000 zr2. Although a lot of repairs were needed because of me. That front end was junk and I replaced nearly every part atleast once.
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Old April 21st, 2012, 08:26 AM   #30
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The 2005 jeep rubicon that we own says "Trail Rated" on the fender, but every time I take it wheeling, it seams like it gets stuck or something breaks, I cant understand it, I was told jeeps were awesome. This thing needs constant costly repair.

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Old April 21st, 2012, 03:20 PM   #31
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Old April 21st, 2012, 03:56 PM   #32
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The 2005 jeep rubicon that we own says "Trail Rated" on the fender, but every time I take it wheeling, it seams like it gets stuck or something breaks, I cant understand it, I was told jeeps were awesome. This thing needs constant costly repair.
Couldnt possibly have anything to do with the way you drive it
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Old April 21st, 2012, 04:14 PM   #33
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1989 Olds Gutlass SX 2.8
Replaced the coil pack 3 times, unstoppable trans leak, blown motor at less than 100K,
Crapped out clapped out rear end, shocks...struts... wish bone suspension replaced at 87K and could not keep brakes in working order.
F that car!
Yea the 87-91 years are known for having a lot of issues. I had a 89 Bonneville. Same issue with the coil pack(it should be expected in all 1st and 2nd gen models), the transmission lost 3rd gear off and on, and the final straw was when the knock sensor went out which is not a easy fix due to it's location.
But, hey I only spent $200 on the car to begin with and drove it for 2 months during that time while saving up for a transmission on a different ride and the car had 180k on it so it is a bit hard to rag on it.
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Old April 21st, 2012, 08:31 PM   #34
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my current lemon 00 superduty 4x4 7.3 bought october 28, brought it back to the dealer 20 miles later with a cracked block. i replaced the motor, diff cover, windshield leaked so it shorted out the fuse panel under the dash, no power windows, starting to rust around the rear wheel wells.
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 09:47 PM   #35
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Couldnt possibly have anything to do with the way you drive it
I do not believe so. Every location that I have driven the jeep is technically a trail, and the jeep has an emblem that indicates "trail rated" on it.

If I would have driven it "off road" or "off trail" then yes, however you can be sure that this jeep has never been used outside of the manufacturers recomendations of safe use and responsible care and maintenance.
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I do not believe so. Every location that I have driven the jeep is technically a trail, and the jeep has an emblem that indicates "trail rated" on it.

If I would have driven it "off road" or "off trail" then yes, however you can be sure that this jeep has never been used outside of the manufacturers recomendations of safe use and responsible care and maintenance.
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 10:08 PM   #37
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Service Magnet ? 03 SOnoma ZR2.. had a stack of warranty papers 6" thick in the 3 yrs i owned it.. (to be fair i did wheel it quite a bit) but 3 t-case motors 1 t-case 1 rear end (funny story on that) countless front end parts... in the 30k miles i think I put 6 sets of rear brakes on it.. oh and they replaces the Cats at 25k
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Old April 25th, 2012, 08:24 PM   #38
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99 XJ, total piece of crap. I bought it in 02 and had nothing but problems. Finally got fed up and poured a jerry can of gas on it and lit it on fire in 04. No, I did not claim insurance, just enjoyed it watching it burn and then having it hauled to a dump.
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Old April 25th, 2012, 08:35 PM   #39
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94 Jeep YJ
2.5, 5 speed

10 - Transmissions
4 - Rear ends
3 - Transfer cases

Total time owned 6 years.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 05:37 AM   #40
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1995 YJ
2.5 with about 70 k, 5spd.
TOTAL PILE OF SHIT!

In the 3 months and a half i had it, it wasted both front axle u-joints, front wheel bearings, oil pump, starter, and a gas tank sending unit. This was after i bought it and immediately replaced the valve cover gasket, plugs, wires, brakes, air filter, and did an oil change. Had to get rid of it because it was costing too much money to have around.
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