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Old April 26th, 2012, 10:39 AM   #41
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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.
future model?
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Old April 26th, 2012, 11:14 AM   #42
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Dang - I can't believe nobody picked that up before this!





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Old April 26th, 2012, 11:15 AM   #43
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take the bus, or a heap of shit chevy venture to this thread and/or that post?

that post was edited at least 4x to poke fun at my own typo, that was pointed out by Chad like a month ago (ok only 5 days ago)

for anyone that somehow might lose sleep over it, the very expensive piece of scrap metal on wheels was a 2002.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 11:43 AM   #44
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2001 WS6 Trans Am. I ordered the car from Rinke Pontiac GMC in the fall of 2000. All I can say is the car must have been built on a Friday before a holiday weekend, because every time I turned the key something went wrong. I lemon lawed the car and GM took it back in 2003 with only 1800 miles on it. (I had a stack of service receipts 1" thick!)
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Old April 26th, 2012, 02:48 PM   #45
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99 Old Alero.
Got it used form a deal for $4500. Never had an issue with it till the Lower Intake Manifold gasket started going out. After that happend it went threw 4 sets of wheel bearings, a CV shaft, 2 sets of Front rotors, 1 set of rears, 4 sets of front pads, a 2nd LIM gasket and some other small things as well.
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99 Old Alero.
Got it used form a deal for $4500. Never had an issue with it till the Lower Intake Manifold gasket started going out. After that happend it went threw 4 sets of wheel bearings, a CV shaft, 2 sets of Front rotors, 1 set of rears, 4 sets of front pads, a 2nd LIM gasket and some other small things as well.
LOL.... All GM cars from that era had intake manifold gasket issues.
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What is a Lemon?
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A car with a lot of D R A M A
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Sadly that is the case.

I was just trying to be funny, part of my job involves lemons
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Sadly that is the case.

I was just trying to be funny, part of my job involves lemons
Your job is lemon aid?
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99 Old Alero.
Got it used form a deal for $4500. Never had an issue with it till the Lower Intake Manifold gasket started going out. After that happend it went threw 4 sets of wheel bearings, a CV shaft, 2 sets of Front rotors, 1 set of rears, 4 sets of front pads, a 2nd LIM gasket and some other small things as well.
that sounds about right.

lower intake gasket around 120k when it needs brakes, someone did the brakes but didn't lube the caliper slides, slides stuck and it tore through rotors and pads like it was its job. when the intake gasket was done whoever did it probably didn't use the upgrade fel-pro gaskets.
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