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    Your least favorite car (derived from all the car threads)

    Mention any car/vehicle you would never own and why. Post pics if you care enough to do so.

    For me, it's this one. Too small.
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    Your least favorite car (derived from all the car threads)

    Toyota Pius or the Honda Hindsite.
    Its all Shits and Giggles until somebody Giggles and Shits

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewtality View Post
    Toyota Pius or the Honda Hindsite.
    Oops, this thread is gonna start some disagreements. There are lots of followers of the Prius here.

    Only in Off Camber could such a horrible thing occur. Carry on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Mention any car/vehicle you would never own and why. Post pics if you care enough to do so.

    For me, it's this one. Too small.



    I had one, could get a 29er in if you took off the wheels and removed the seatpost.

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    Man I'm geting car drunk on here lately.
    And I know Hawg started this thread ass joke but I'll play along.
    My worst car of all time is actually voted in the top 50 of worst inventions ever. And in the top 50 worst cars of all time.

    A 2001' Pontiac AZTEK
    What a joke, is it a suv or a car or a tent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Man I'm geting car drunk on here lately.
    And I know Hawg started this thread ass joke but I'll play along.
    My worst car of all time is actually voted in the top 50 of worst inventions ever. And in the top 50 worst cars of al time.

    A 2001' Pontiac AZTEK
    What a joke, is it a suv or a car or a tent.
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    I know someone who had one of those. What a POS it was. Always in the shop or at the dealer getting fixed...and ugly too!

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    From personal experience....dodge neon. What a POS. A close second would be a Pontiac Gran Am...hell any Pontiac for that matter (with the exception of the early 70's firebirds).

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    Anything French.

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    We had a black turbo...Only good thing about it was the Turbo. That car was fast!... at going back to the dealer !!.
    No lie, it was in the shop 1.3 times per month. Trans had issues from day one with up-shifting, then down shifting, the fuel filler hose fell off, the turbo hose fell off, the CV joints went out, a rust spot on the roof appeared. 35 rattles and squeaks under the dash..
    We finally lemon law'd it for a wad of cash then drove it to the Ford dealer and turned it into 'Pearl' our 2011 Fusion.

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    Heh. Rented an Asstek in CO once when we went skiing. We were sliding all over the snowy roads in that sucker.

    My vote for least favorite goes to....

    The AMC Pacer. Boooooooo.




    The Nissan Cube and Scion xB are strong contenders though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    I had one, could get a 29er in if you took off the wheels and removed the seatpost.
    On the smart car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Danger View Post
    On the smart car?


    In it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    In it.
    But then D$ couldn't get in it to drive. It was just amusing to see an entire burnt orange colored bike shoved into a Smart.



    I saw an original British Mini cooper on the highway today. No way you would EVER get me into one of those death traps. I was test driving a class 8 truck at the time and was thinking about how small that thing was and what would happen to the passengers if it had a mishap right in front of me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hang 21 View Post
    Heh. Rented an Asstek in CO once when we went skiing. We were sliding all over the snowy roads in that sucker.

    My vote for least favorite goes to....

    The AMC Pacer. Boooooooo.



    The Nissan Cube and Scion xB are strong
    contenders though.
    My opinions exactly, the Pacer never should have made it past the drafting table. Do you know what
    the nick name it earned. "THE FISH BOWL" due to
    the amount of wrap around windows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hang 21 View Post
    The Nissan Cube and Scion xB are strong contenders though.
    My daughter refers to these as "toasters". Kinda makes me want to walk up to a parked one and see if there are any large slots in the top of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewtality View Post
    But then D$ couldn't get in it to drive. It was just amusing to see an entire burnt orange colored bike shoved into a Smart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    In it.
    My bad joke missed the mark. I was insinuating that the wheels and the seatpost on the smart car had to be removed. Yeah, that was a bad joke.

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    An Opel Manta GT, 1974. I still somehow blame that car for making me forget to screw the oil filler cap back on before a round trip from San Diego to LA with a load of Samoans in it.
    Normally I never make mistakes like that. In fact, people only tend to like me BECAUSE I don't make mistakes like that. It was definitely that goddam sneaky German car. Got it up to 110mph on that trip.

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    Overall the car felt pretty unsafe and slow. I was sooo glad when my dad let me sell it a year later for $2K. No, I did not get the money either. I had a fast lesson in economics from my dad. He basically told me that I never bought the car in the first place so the money is not mine to keep. lol. Still, I love my parents for giving me my first car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    Anything French.
    C'mon man, your brush is too wide. How can you dislike the Secret Squirrel car?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    My daughter refers to these as "toasters". Kinda makes me want to walk up to a parked one and see if there are any large slots in the top of it.
    One down the road here has a "you just got passed by a toaster" bumper sticker on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xjcrawlr View Post
    From personal experience....dodge neon.
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    Under the skin, the PT Cruiser and Neon are the same vehicle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    My opinions exactly, the Pacer never should have made it past the drafting table. Do you know what
    the nick name it earned. "THE FISH BOWL" due to
    the amount of wrap around windows.
    Or 'the rolling greenhouse'. You could almost expect to see a bunch of potted plants and hanging baskets in one of those.

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    I dunno about you guys but, Id take a pacer or gremlin over an aztek all day long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deke505 View Post
    I had one of those pedal cars when I was a kid, it was great.
    They're tough to ride downhill though, those pedals just keep spinning and will give you a whacking if you're not careful.
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    I really dislike Chrysler 300's... AKA the poor man's Bentley. Lots of tough guy types driving these around with those ugly wheels that would make any Pep Boys parking lot warrior drool.

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    Minivans in general, or the Porsche Panamera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OCtrailMonkey View Post
    I really dislike Chrysler 300's... AKA the poor man's Bentley. Lots of tough guy types driving these around with those ugly wheels that would make any Pep Boys parking lot warrior drool.

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    My neighbor has one of those about like that one, except it's got the red Brembo calipers on it. I don't know what performance package it has but the thing flat out rumbles. The lady who drives it is probably in her mid 70s. Her husband has a silver pickup that's all hemi'd out too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wv_bob View Post
    My neighbor has one of those about like that one, except it's got the red Brembo calipers on it. I don't know what performance package it has but the thing flat out rumbles. The lady who drives it is probably in her mid 70s. Her husband has a silver pickup that's all hemi'd out too.
    Bob I'm very disappointed in you being a Mopar guy. The hot motor for the newer 300s is a HEMI like every other Dodge in today's lineup. And I completely agree with TeailMonkey it's a poor mans Bentley. All the want to be rap stars pimp them them out. "Before" they caught on to them they weren't a bad option for a cheap luxury performance car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OCtrailMonkey View Post
    I really dislike Chrysler 300's... AKA the poor man's Bentley. Lots of tough guy types driving these around with those ugly wheels that would make any Pep Boys parking lot warrior drool.

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    I agree in most cases, along with the previous generation Charger and Magnum. The perfect platform to put the biggest, ugliest, most expensive chrome wheels possible. I would however drive the hell out of an SRT-8 version of any of those three.

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    Quote Originally Posted by octrailmonkey View Post
    i really dislike chrysler 300's... Aka the poor man's bentley. Lots of tough guy types driving these around with those ugly wheels that would make any pep boys parking lot warrior drool.

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    couldnt agree more..!! I'd also throw in PT cruisers and HHR's (hillbilly hot rods) to the mix..strong stereotypes in my mind for all 3 cars.
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    for me any 90's ford Taurus is tied with the pt cruisers, and i'm a ford guy.

    I also hate crossovers. i think they are the most useless and heinous vehicles on the road.
    seriously, every time i see one all i can think is that a minivan and a station wagon got drunk in a walmart parking lot.
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    Re: Your least favorite car (derived from all the car threads)

    My ex wife was very adamant about buying a used Dodge Intrepid. Worst mistake ever! Two trannies and an engine overhaul later, it ended up becoming my daily driver when she decided she wanted a brand new car. Glad she is an ex wife now. :thumbup:

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    Prius or anything hybrid or electric for me.

    Terrible to drive and most modern turbo diesels will get better mileage.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Bob I'm very disappointed in you being a Mopar guy. The hot motor for the newer 300s is a HEMI like every other Dodge in today's lineup. And I completely agree with TeailMonkey it's a poor mans Bentley. All the want to be rap stars pimp them them out. "Before" they caught on to them they weren't a bad option for a cheap luxury performance car.
    DJ, be careful how you use the term HEMI. Today's Mopar motors are not true HEMIs, they are "semi-HEMIs". The true HEMIs have been gone since the mid 70s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    DJ, be careful how you use the term HEMI. Today's Mopar motors are not true HEMIs, they are "semi-HEMIs". The true HEMIs have been gone since the mid 70s.



    Hawg I know all about the HEMI of yesteryear. The last true production year HEMI was in 1971'. Todays HEMI as you said is not a true HEMI due to the head design. But they are still desigated with the name HEMI from Dodge so that is what they are called.. And yes that is me sticking my tongue out at you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6BR View Post
    couldnt agree more..!! I'd also throw in PT cruisers and HHR's (hillbilly hot rods) to the mix..strong stereotypes in my mind for all 3 cars.
    Isn't a PT Cruiser just a Dodge Neon with a different body? At first they seemed/looked like a really nice retro-style car to me, until I found that out. Really spoiled the whole thing. I drove one for a weekend as a rental, and it was not the turbo, so it's performance was not so great either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Bob I'm very disappointed in you being a Mopar guy. The hot motor for the newer 300s is a HEMI like every other Dodge in today's lineup. And I completely agree with TeailMonkey it's a poor mans Bentley. All the want to be rap stars pimp them them out. "Before" they caught on to them they weren't a bad option for a cheap luxury performance car.
    Disappointed for what? Because I have a neighbor with a nice car who is breaking the stereotype that is being laid down in here?

    If I had a 300, I'd drive it like it was Heisenberg's

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    Quote Originally Posted by wv_bob View Post
    Disappointed for what? Because I have a neighbor with a nice car who is breaking the stereotype that is being laid down in here?

    If I had a 300, I'd drive it like it was Heisenberg's

    No disappointment here, as I said earlier the Chrysler 300 is a nice luxury
    performance car. But the majority of
    them are being bought up by rap star
    wanna be's, and pimped out. They can
    also be left stock or dressed up classy such as your neighbors. Love the Challenger by the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Raton View Post
    Got it up to 110mph on that trip.
    WOW, I didn't know Samoans could push that fast...



    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Raton View Post
    and it was not the turbo, so it's performance was not so great either.
    That was the best thing about our PTLoser... to bad the rest of the car couldn't handle it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Hawg I know all about the HEMI of yesteryear. The last true production year HEMI was in 1971'. Todays HEMI as you said is not a true HEMI due to the head design. But they are still desigated with the name HEMI from Dodge so that is what they are called.. And yes that is me sticking my tongue out at you.
    While I am not a "car buff", I think you should know that I am a Mopar guy before any Ford or Chevy. Heck, I've owned 2 consecutive Dodge trucks, both with Magnum V8s. I even put Doug Thorley headers, a performance computer, cat back exhaust, and K&N in them! I would now be owning a third in a row if Dodge had not discontinued the line. That was the turning point but I still think the most b!tchen looking production car ever is the '71 HEMI 'Cuda. Take that to the bank and invest it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    but I still think the most b!tchen looking production car ever is the '71 HEMI 'Cuda. Take that to the bank and invest it!
    Two thumbs up on that comment.
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    I'll take a Rat over a Hemi any day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kuhl View Post
    I'll take a Rat over a Hemi any day.
    Ha,ha John, I love a Rat as well as a mouse. And a Hemi.

    For those unfamiliar a Rat refers to a Big Block Chevy motor. And a Mouse refers to a small block Chevy motor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    1988 Mazda RX7 Gorgeous looking car but it had ongoing mechanical problems... engine mostly.
    It was the first used car I ever bought and that was a lesson for me.
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    Ive always been a big fan of American muscle cars, so I was really excited when the concept drawings of the new Chevy Camaro came out.

    The finished product has left me a bit underwhelmed. What a hideous turd.
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    Prius or anything hybrid or electric for me.

    Terrible to drive and most modern turbo diesels will get better mileage.


    Pointless cars
    Strong opinion about cars that hundreds of thousands of people would disagree about. Does that tell you something?

    On the Smart car I agree wholeheartedly, even tho you might be able to fit in a 29er, it obviously feels no pain like a human being. The Fiat Multipla has to rank just above the Pacer or Gremlin as the World's Ugliest Car of all time, but having used my sister's for some time, it is actually nice to drive and practical. Just fukkin ugly.
    Chrysler 200 or 300 series are just nasty... Poor Man's Bentley is an apt description!

    BUT, I have to agree on the Reliant Robin... it's a stretch to say it's a car, but whatever it is, it's truly horrible!
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    The Pacer came to mind immediately!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hang 21 View Post
    Heh. Rented an Asstek in CO once when we went skiing. We were sliding all over the snowy roads in that sucker.

    My vote for least favorite goes to....

    The AMC Pacer. Boooooooo.




    The Nissan Cube and Scion xB are strong contenders though.
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    1973 Renault 12. My first car. It had holes drilled in the floor to let the water out, some impressive toadstools growing in the back, four mismatched re-treads, more roll than a bakery in the corners, and it leaked gas into the trunk, even after we removed the gas tank and welded up the rust holes. Did I mention holes big enough to stick a finger through in the A pillars?

    But I could out-drag any other kid at school as long as the road was mostly made of speed bumps.

    Apparently they're still very popular in Easter Europe.
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    Anyone mention a subaru brat yet?
    My dad had a Brat for a couple years. First thing he did was yank the two seats out of the bed. I took it skiing up to Steamboat once. I could have snow shoed and got there quicker. Slower than a turtle and zero room inside. Oh but tons of room in the 3' so called pick up bed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kuhl View Post
    Ford Pinto, it was the only car I ever had that would brake while
    parked in the driveway.
    Definitely Ford Pinto but not for reliability.. Mine would start spinning in circles on dry pavement? Its a great feeling spinning into the oncoming lane! Also one time I was going into a slightly banked corner at 35 and all of a sudden I was doing a dukes of hazard riding on two wheels! I mean one side of the car was 5 feet off the ground! I gave the wheel a jerk and I ended up on the other two wheels! But that's not the best part of pintos, they were also equipped with the rear exploding gas tank feature! Get hit in the rear and the car blows up!
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    [QUOTE=DIRTJUNKIE;10720592]My dad had a Brat for a couple years. First thing he did was yank the two seats out of the bed. I took it skiing up to Steamboat once. I could have snow shoed and got there quicker. Slower than a turtle and zero room inside. Oh but tons of room in the 3' so called pick up bed.[/QUOTE

    Slower then a turtle? My brat was no race car but it certainly had lots of pep for a 4 banger. Also they would go anywhere. I drove it through creeks, down 4 wheeler trails all on 13" ASR'S When I did get stuck it was only when the frame was siting on something. One time I got stuck in soft mud. I had a friend with a jacked up blazer, huge mud tires. He couldn't even get anywhere near where I was before he was stuck. Every time we had a whiteout in NY I would be cruising down the road like nothing happened passing all the blazers and broncos that had spun out and were stuck.
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    Apparently they're still very popular in Easter Europe.

    Is that on the way to Christmas Island?
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    ^no this is not my car, just looks like it.


    It was my first car. It got me from point A to point B and I was very grateful that my parents let me have it when I turned 17 and entered my senior year in high school. Basically I got it cause I was working since I was 15 and getting me to school and work was too difficult for them once my sisters were all gone and away to college and what not. With that being said, this car sucks. I know this firsthand. It had an amazing top speed of 84 mph. I tried to go faster once, but the car just laughed and started to giggle when I pressed down harder on the accelerator. i swear my dad must've messed with the governor or throttle. You would have thought having automatic seatbelts were cool, but they were seriously uncomfortable. Plus I think in an accident they probably would suck at protecting you. The interior was maroon red and almost velvety to the touch. Yup, that was the highlight of the car. My friends really loved the red interior or they were just being nice cause they were my friends. The outside was sun burnt silver with brittle plastic bumpers. I totally demolished the rear bumper one day when I was literally laughing my ass off and sat down on the bumper to catch myself. The bumper disintegrated under my butt and I went crashing to the ground. I was still lmao, but my friends were laughing at me now too. The stereo didn't work so I made the car cooler by adding a new CD deck and too much speakers. The way that a 17 year old would add speakers. All over the damn car.

    Overall the car felt pretty unsafe and slow. I was sooo glad when my dad let me sell it a year later for $2K. No, I did not get the money either. I had a fast lesson in economics from my dad. He basically told me that I never bought the car in the first place so the money is not mine to keep. lol. Still, I love my parents for giving me my first car.
    Those are actually very good cars, as in reliability and build (mazda platform). Good engine, ours had the Ford 1.9L. My dad had a station wagon version for many years, eventually I started driving it (instead of putting miles on my Trans Am) when he bought something else to replace it (since it got so old w/ many miles). It was a 5-speed and handled well (it being a mazda) and I enjoyed driving it. The end of it's tenure in our family I had to baby the clutch as it was so worn, I babied it for MANY miles. It was probably unsafe to do that since my acceleration was limited. Eventually we sold it for pretty cheap, it's probably still running some where so long as the kid who got it didn't ruin it, he burnt the clutch up shortly after getting it i know lol.

    The only thing he ever had to fix on it was a ball joint that got ripped apart after blasting through a huge pothole. The only other time it broke down is when he hit a massive hole in the road that was hidden by water (where there was construction). He hit the hole so hard that it tripped the fuel pump cutoff inertia sensor which disabled the vehicle. Luckily I was following him at the and was aware of the sensor so all I had to do was hit the reset button on it.

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    They were great in snow due to the front wheel drive. But I'm sticking with my "slow as a turtle" statement. But I am over a mile obove sea level so that robs some power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    They wrre great in snow due to the front wheel drive. But I'm sticking with my "slow as a turtle" statement. But I am over a mile of sea level so that robs some power.
    Front wheel drive? Brats were the original 4wd car, you could shift into 4wheel while on the fly something that was unheard of back then in the days of locking hubs. The very name Brat is short for Bi-Drive, Recreational All-Terrain Transporter
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    Quote Originally Posted by RossJamis View Post
    Front wheel drive? Brats were the original 4wd car, you could shift into 4wheel while on the fly something that was unheard of back then in the days of locking hubs. The very name Brat is short for Bi-Drive, Recreational All-Terrain Transporter
    Yes front wheel drive shift on the fly four wheel drive. You hardly ever needed to use four wheel drive because the front wheel drive worked great in snow. Hey I don't dislike the Brat I just thought it lacked power and it's too small for a pick up and the cab was way cramped.


    Ross let me add more about the Brat instead of the negatives here are the positives.

    Amazing in snowy conditions due to it being front wheel drive with shift on the fly four wheel drive.
    Small and maneuverable. Great gas mileage and the utility almost to use the bed like a truck.

    In my opinion it's an ideal vehicle for a college kid [or anyone] living in a mountain town.
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    My dad had an Austin Princess when I was young. It was cream colored with the same brown vinyl roof as that picture. I remember having to wash it. The wheels had loads of little grooves in them and I had to use a toothbrush to get them clean and it took me forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Yes front wheel drive shift on the fly four wheel drive. You hardly ever needed to use four wheel drive because the front wheel drive worked great in snow. Hey I don't dislike the Brat I just thought it lacked power and it's too small for a pick up and the cab was way cramped.


    Ross let me add more about the Brat instead of the negatives here are the positives.

    Amazing in snowy conditions due to it being front wheel drive with shift on the fly four wheel drive.
    Small and maneuverable. Great gas mileage and the utility almost to use the bed like a truck.

    In my opinion it's an ideal vehicle for a college kid [or anyone] living in a mountain town.
    Its alright DJ, as if it wasn't obvious I love the Brats! Heres a video for subaru lovers. subaru brat water crossing - YouTube
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    my first car. a '77 avocado pinto wagon i inherited from a church lady friend of my mom's. She literally had used only on sundays. $300. i got one sympathy date outta that car after high school and then it caught fire in a mall parking lot during that xmas and was promptly sold to a junkyard. it was a transport for my bmx bike and a shovel mostly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    Is that on the way to Christmas Island?
    Oops.. dang trying to type on a phone.

    Mine looked like this one except much much much rustier.

    It was virtually impossible to kill though, and it did sweet jumps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RossJamis View Post
    Its alright DJ, as if it wasn't obvious I love the Brats! Heres a video for subaru lovers. subaru brat water crossing - YouTube
    Great clip! That one was lifted with bigger tires. That was there downfall for offroad application. There was no ground clearance in stock trim. I don't think I've ever seen one lifted with bigger tires. They would make a great 4x4 vehicle like that because they are so small. Like the Suzuki Samaria. The trend with those is to lift them and add big tires for off road. They are perfect because they are so small. They can get in to places a Jeep CJ 5 can't. The Brat would make an ideal candidate for this transformation.
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    I've never liked the look of 80s Camaros. Most of them are anemic, power-wise.
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    Probably blasphemous to some, but here are 2 high priced cars that I think look like cowdung.

    First this Maserati that has numerous styling cues reminiscent of your Daddy's 1980's vintage Oldsmobile

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    And then this Porsche is trying too hard to look like a Porsche. The 911 look doesn't work on a vehicle this large.

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    HA !.. my sister had one of those way back . When I worked at a body shop I found a set of '65 mustang Quarter panel Vent trim and put them on her car. They fit perfectly !

    Oh... and yeah... those were the only good thing about THAT car.. :lol

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    Toyota Pius or the Honda Hindsite.
    So alpha, bro.

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    People dish on these cars, but my buddy bought a 2001 w/manual tranny and it's fun as hell. When the electric motor kicks in you get a whole bunch of torque you didn't have before and you can drive like a maniac while getting 50-60mpg. He said something about 2001 being the year to buy because after that the gov't regulated lean burn vehicles for emissions and the newer model years had poorer mileage.

    Outside of commuter purposes, they do suck though.

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    Prius or anything hybrid or electric for me.

    Terrible to drive and most modern turbo diesels will get better mileage.


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    Not entirely. Actually, I think even the most efficient turbodiesels don't get much over 40mpg, if that. The new Prius C gets an honest 55mpg city, a pretty significant difference. Not to mention the new plug in models where you can go 10 miles before using a drop of gas.

    Plus diesel is usually more expensive than gas anyway, so the high mpgs of turbo diesel models are offset by higher fuel costs.

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    Prius or anything hybrid or electric for me.
    Terrible to drive and most modern turbo diesels will get better mileage.
    Pointless cars
    You must be well invested in the gasoline companies. Clearly you have no problem with mass consumption of the Earth's blood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    You must be well invested in the gasoline companies. Clearly you have no problem with mass consumption of the Earth's blood.
    You should read some of the research about hybrid production. Long story short, when you calculate the natural resources consumed to produce a hybrid car, they're not so "green" after all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berkley View Post
    You should read some of the research about hybrid production. Long story short, when you calculate the natural resources consumed to produce a hybrid car, they're not so "green" after all.
    Wasn't talking about going "green". Doesn't matter that much anymore because we dumb humans have already screwed this planet to the point of no return. I was thinking more like using other options, perhaps not necessarily better, but to at least end the consumption of one particular resource before it is completely gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Mention any car/vehicle you would never own and why. Post pics if you care enough to do so.

    For me, it's this one. Too small.
    Hawg, you may like THIS Smart Car:

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    Man I'm geting car drunk on here lately.
    And I know Hawg started this thread ass joke but I'll play along.
    My worst car of all time is actually voted in the top 50 of worst inventions ever. And in the top 50 worst cars of all time.

    A 2001' Pontiac AZTEK
    What a joke, is it a suv or a car or a tent.
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    DJ – I have to go with you on the Pontiac Aztek being the worst car ever made, even giving credit to Walter White for driving one. But did you see that the guy that headed up the design of the new C7 ‘Vette was the guy that made the Aztek? I do see signs of the Aztek in that new, bad-ass ‘Vette!

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    The AMC Gremlin actually had a Porsche-based 4-cylinder engine. That was a secret Porsche suppressed for many years. I only know because I am a Porsche-phile.
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    I don't like hummers outside of the military.
    Yep real Hum vees are great that h2 and h3 nonsense is awful!
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    The AMC Gremlin actually had a Porsche-based 4-cylinder engine. That was a secret Porsche suppressed for many years. I only know because I am a Porsche-phile.
    The moon is actually made out of cheese. That was a secret Kraft suppressed for many years. I only know because I am a Kraft - phile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    I don't like hummers outside of the military.
    I LIKE hummers anytime I can get one.

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    I hummers anytime I can get one.
    Just trying to figure out if your giving or receiving.
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    Just trying to figure out if your giving or receiving.
    "LIKE". So, receiving... but if you are feeling attracted to me, thanks for the thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultraspontane View Post
    Not entirely. Actually, I think even the most efficient turbodiesels don't get much over 40mpg, if that. The new Prius C gets an honest 55mpg city, a pretty significant difference. Not to mention the new plug in models where you can go 10 miles before using a drop of gas.

    Plus diesel is usually more expensive than gas anyway, so the high mpgs of turbo diesel models are offset by higher fuel costs.

    I'll bet you $1000 my 2012 passat TDI gets better than 40 mpg...



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    My least favorite was a 1972 Chevy Vega GT... my father should have thanked me for totaling that humongous POS when a lady ran a red light and T boned me. Junk motor, junk transmission, the worst 4 speed and clutch I'd ever driven... junk, junk, junk.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Boyonadyke View Post
    My least favorite was a 1972 Chevy Vega GT... my father should have thanked me for totaling that humongous POS when a lady ran a red light and T boned me. Junk motor, junk transmission, the worst 4 speed and clutch I'd ever driven... junk, junk, junk.


    I had one exactly like that one. It was a 73' Vega GT which is shown in the picture. The GT gave it the racing look with the stripe and better looking wheels and tachometer. Mine was green with a
    black stripe. I had my cherry GTO and I needed a
    junker car to drive through the snowy winter months. A friend of mines dad was selling the Vega so I picked it up for $300. It was in near perfect shape when I got it. But I ran the crap out of it. I didn't treat it good because it was just a car to get through the winter.

    I liked how it drove and it had alright power for a 4 banger. Plus it was very similar looking to the early 70's Camaro's. In fact that car became known as the mini camaro. Many were customized and V8 converted. A great drag car can be made from them. In factory specs they had aluminum blocks and were very prone to burning oil. If you ever see a Vega that's not blowing blue smoke out of the exhaust it's got a rebuilt motor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    "LIKE". So, receiving... but if you are feeling attracted to me, thanks for the thought.
    Woah grab a handful of brake there Mr. if that's what's on your mind your headed down the wrong trail. This trail is not multi use please read the signs at the trailhead. And use some trail ettequette please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    Strong opinion about cars that hundreds of thousands of people would disagree about. Does that tell you something?
    Tells me there are a lot of ill informed, stupid and ignorant people in the world.

    Quote Originally Posted by ultraspontane View Post
    Not entirely. Actually, I think even the most efficient turbodiesels don't get much over 40mpg, if that. The new Prius C gets an honest 55mpg city, a pretty significant difference. Not to mention the new plug in models where you can go 10 miles before using a drop of gas.

    Plus diesel is usually more expensive than gas anyway, so the high mpgs of turbo diesel models are offset by higher fuel costs.
    The economy argument goes straight out of the window when you start factoring in repairs, maintenance and battery replacement though.

    Sure people could just buy a new prius every 5 years before the batteries need replacing, that's hardly doing the environmentally concious thing though is it?

    No matter what car you buy, it's not a cheap or efficient method of transportation.
    If saving money is a major concern there are far cheaper transportation alternatives out there, public transport, shared cars/car pooling, scooters and of course pushbikes.

    I'm not preaching here, i have 3 cars, 2 of which i'm lucky is i see much above 20mpg.
    On the track (which i use 1 car regularly and the other a few times a year) i'm lucky if i see double figures.
    Difference is though i drive them because i enjoy driving them, i accept the running costs and i accept any environmental impact they cause.
    I don't make excuses or get on my high horse and fool myself into thinking i'm saving the planet or saving a fortune.

    With these hybrids there are not a solution, they're fundamentally flawed from the outset both in a long term financial sense and a environmental sense.


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    You must be well invested in the gasoline companies. Clearly you have no problem with mass consumption of the Earth's blood.
    Absolutely no problem in the slightest.

    I do my bit, i walk, cycle or take public transportation as much as i can, but that's more because it's convenient than any environmental statement.
    I switch lights off in the house, use as low a wattage bulbs as i can get away with, turn the heating down till it's just acceptable, have my PC, laptops etc set to sleep mode.
    I do all this because it saves me money.

    Lets be honest, if i dropped off the grid tomorrow and never used fossil fuels again for the rest of my life, it would make absolutely no difference to the worlds CO2 output.

    Even if every single person on the planet stopped using their cars for personal use tomorrow the difference in CO2 outputs drop would be barely perceivable.

    If you want to save money, walk
    If you want to save the planet for a few more years, walk

    Anything else is just a fundamentally flawed compromise
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    Check out the similarity between the early Chevy Vegas to the 70-73 Camaro's.They were initially styled after the Chevy Camaro but after 73' the Vega lost that look.They became known as the mini camaro. The Vega also came in a wagon. And as I said earlier it was common for people to do a V-8 Chevy small block swap. In this configuration they make a great drag racing car with awesome power to weight ratio. In my opinion the early Vega GT has a very hot looking body style.

    Green 73' Camaro and all the rest are Vega GT's 73'.
    Check out the blue Vega Wagon. He cut and the front bumper to make it a split bumper like some of the early Camaro's Rally Sports. The blue, silver and gold cars are all V-8 conversions. As is the slightly modified red Vega pointing towards the sky.
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    My father's was Burnt (or is it Butthurt) Orange, with a white stripe, if I recall correctly, or maybe it was black. GT, and not the Kammback wagon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boyonadyke View Post
    My father's was Burnt (or is it Butthurt) Orange, with a white stripe, if I recall correctly, or maybe it was black. GT, and not the Kammback wagon.
    Like this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Giant Chachi View Post
    Hawg, you may like THIS Smart Car:

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    DJ – I have to go with you on the Pontiac Aztek being the worst car ever made, even giving credit to Walter White for driving one. But did you see that the guy that headed up the design of the new C7 ‘Vette was the guy that made the Aztek? I do see signs of the Aztek in tha new, bad-ass ‘Vette!
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    The Guy In Charge Of The C7 Corvette's Design Made
    The Pontiac Aztek
    Huh I didn't know that, so he went from building a dud to a masterpiece. Similar to the early GTO story. John Delorean was it's matermind. It was a huge success and arguably the first muscle car. And started the musclecar era. That was in 1964 then in 1980 he was the mastermind behind the
    Delorian car company. You know the car they used
    in the movie Back To The Future. It was dubbed the first stainless steel car, no waxing involved. Anyway that car and company was a flop. He ran out of money to keep the failing company going.
    So he delved into the cocaine trade and got
    busted. That was the end to the crappy Delorian. OOP's!
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