View Full Version : Favorite car/truck and WORST car/truck OWNED...

07-18-2012, 01:10 PM
BEST (favorite):
Aviator Grey Audi TT quattro 225 6 speed.... (cant find pics; dont own and regret selling with 168,000 on it); close second (*my first car) a BEAT Fiat X19 (not far off)

84 Chevy S10 - beat the crap out of that thing for years and just kept coming back for more.

Hate to admit: 1981 Ford Fairmont Stationwagon (ugh)

07-18-2012, 01:39 PM
06 Mustang GT. 118k, one warranty problem with a shorted wire (fixed while I waited at the dealer), one recall on a rear axle seal. That was it. Car still looked and ran like new when I sold it. Paid $26k new on Ford A plan. Sold it for $10K to buy the new Camaro.

04 Eddie Bauer Explorer with V8, 7500 lb tow package. Had 4 rear ends in 4 years, bearings on IRS would freeze and cut through the axle shaft. The wheel would actually bend on a 45 degree angle, most dangerous vehicle I've ever owned. Rear glass hatch window fell off, front axle shudder problem (never fixed), power windows on rear right door quit working after 6 months and was back in twice after to repair again.

07-18-2012, 02:09 PM
03 Lexus IS300. I've put 100,000 miles on it in the last 4 1/2 years. It consistently gets 27mpg (3mpg higher than it's rating) on the highway for my commute, and the only thing I've replaced, other than regular maintenance items, is a couple of o2 sensors. It's been the most reliable car I've owned... still running great at 140k miles today.

1986 Mustang GT. Bought this as a project. It was in horrible condition when I got it... so much so that I just didn't even mess with it and sold it off. If it could go wrong, it was broken on this car.

I'm adding one...

Most fun:
94 Mustang Cobra. By far the most fun I've ever had with a car. I built the 302 with a mild cam, ported heads, full exhaust, every bolt on imaginable, lowered 2.5" on fat 18" deep dish wheels... it was a looker, and it was fast. I had a kenne bell supercharger ready to be put on it, but had to sell the car because my job required I'd be there every day (who'd have figured?) and this car was not a reliable option in the snow we get in the midwest. Someday I'll buy another one of those and relive the greatness of the one that got away.

07-18-2012, 02:15 PM

95 wrangler, painted myself, 8.8 rear, arb's, 4.88 gears, etc etc etc etc

Least favorite
It right when I bought it. I hate my addiction to fixer uppers. Total pos

most reliable:
Shockingly my 05 denali. *KNOCK ON WOOD* put 50k on it and just hit 100k with nothing more than changing the brakepads and oil. Been a great tow vehicle too

07-18-2012, 04:41 PM
Best: '07 4Runner. Have ~160k on the truck and not one single thing wrong with it

Worst: '86 Jeep Wrangler. Everything went wrong with it. Everything. Dumped more money into that thing that I paid for it. And then some. Kept thinking 'this has to be the last thing that needs repairing.' Then something else would go out. I was so happy when I sold it and the check didn't bounce. The acronym JEEP worked on me: Just Empty Every Pocket!

07-18-2012, 04:53 PM
Best-2004 Dodge Dakota- Only Brakes, Oil, and Gas

Worst- 1998 Chevy Blazer ZR2- NEVER BUY ONE!

07-18-2012, 05:20 PM
Best - BMW M3 Convertible

Worst - Volvo XC90 (wifes car) Does anyone want to buy a used Volvo?

07-18-2012, 06:19 PM
most fun: 1970 Chevy Impala Sport Sedan that my dad custom ordered from the factory (he was a hotrod nut too) that I bought when I got my driver's license. LS6 454 big block, turbo 400, posi rear, factory headers w/straight out dual exhaust. I upgraded to a Holley dual feed double pumper mechanical secondaries... 13.20 second/114 mph 1/4 mile with top speed 165(+) by radar (I ran out of road but it was still climbing). Ran it to 180k miles before totaling it on iced over bridge in college. Pulled engine, took to machine shop to go thru, they called me back asking why I brought it in and how many miles were on it cause they couldn't detect any wear thru the crank, mains, cylinders, etc. They cleaned it up with new rings & bearings and I went back with a hotter cam, new perf lifters, bought another '70 two door coupe and put entire old car drive train back in place. then turned 12.63 sec/122mph 1/4 mile but didn't have radar available for top end run. Ran it another 90k miles before a guy bought it to pull engine for his '70 corvette as replacement engine, then he moved to CA. I won a lot of $$$ in high school & college with that sleeper ;)

best: toss up between my many Dodge's with Cummins (8x so far). Logged over a million miles to date with only one non-wear related issue ('98.5 cracked #52 casting block @ 297k miles).

worst: 1982 Chevy 3/4 ton with 6.2L diesel ... 6 sets of heads, 3 transmissions, too many starters & flex plates to count in 140k miles finally had to replace entire engine as the block warped so much couldn't get next set of heads to seal even with double gaskets :mad:... OR 1980 Chevette manual trans, replaced tranny 6 times under warranty & once out of my pocket before trading it.

07-18-2012, 08:15 PM
Favorite: 2003 Chrysler 300M, damn that car was fast and fun to drive or my 1980 Firebird Formula was very sexy.

Worst: 1978 Dodge Snow Commander PU, plowed snow with it.

07-18-2012, 10:11 PM
Best - 2003 BMW 540i M-Sport. It's a sports car in every sense except one -- it's a sedan. 125k miles and still gets a lot of looks due to timeless design.

Favorite - 1997 Mazda RX7 Turbo II. I loved that car. So much fun to drive.

Worst - 1984 Mustang LX. It was a 4 cylinder Mustang, need I say more?

07-18-2012, 11:03 PM
Best - 77 Ford Bronco. Took the back seat and built a rear bed (for sleeping). That was in my highschool days when I was sking/wakeboarding every free moment (mid to late 90's). If that truck could talk... I think it badly needed a new rear suspension when I sold it... :love:

Favorite - 97 Wrangler. Went anywhere, did anything. Rhino lined the interior, the top was never on it....

Worst - 84 crown victoria. I figured I would be awesome and do a inside wheel burn out with the friends in the car while making a sharp right turn. Hit the turn @ 30, slapped the column shifter to 1st. Smoked the tire, straightened out and went to shift back to drive. Over compensasted and hit reverse. Poor car was never the same....

07-19-2012, 01:15 AM
I've driven mostly Fords for the last 30+ years, and have never replaced anything other than regular wear items. Best was probably my '93 Explorer- only expenses were oil changes, tires at 88k and brakes at 91k, traded off at 98k.

Lots of favorites, including 6 Mustangs, lots of '60s Mopars, and the '08 Charger R/T I just traded for a '12 Durango R/T, which I like a lot. I'm also real fond of my current pickup, a '08 F350 dually diesel- most comfortable pickup I've ever driven.

Worst hands down was an '01 (I think) Mitsubishi Montero Sport- what a POS. Had it for 8 months, traded it off at 8,000 miles. Hated that thing.

Latin Flyer
07-19-2012, 02:56 AM
Best: bwm z3, some 17 years moran total me, did not kill me dont know why. I was actually stop.

Worst: nissan pulsar was it? The one with the t top roof. Nice car, but a piece of junk