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"The cars to avoid" thread
So what's the worst car you've ever owned in terms of reliability?
Or, do you work for a dealership and know what cars to avoid buying?
Or, do you just have secondhand knowledge on certain reliability issues with particular makes and models of vehicles?
Share it with us! You might prevent one of us from making a grave mistake in the future!
Worst car I've ever owned were Broncos. The electrical systems in 1980-1996 Ford trucks are pathetic in comparison to everything I've owned. Also, the E4OD trannies were prone to failure quickly. It is perhaps the worst transmission Ford has ever built and from my experience would need rebuilds between 50-80,000 miles. Everything but the motors on these trucks were not built for quality. For the most part, if it moved, I had to fix it at one point in time or another. Easily the worst vehicle I've ever owned.
My buddy is the lead mechanic at a Nissan dealership. He says the new Sentras and Versas should be avoided at all costs. The engine used is an old Renault design prone to massive problems. He was not proud to admit that they constantly have at least four sitting there, waiting for complete overhauls. The rest of the Nissan line is good, according to him, but these two models shouldn't make your consideration list.
Turn her out until she turns on me. I'll never be the one to weigh the cost of these dreams.