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Now I know many of us here are just members to either satisfy a craving for things Camaro but just.. don't have the capital to afford the Car of the Gods. That being said.. lets put a shout out thread together to those of us who have to put up with lackluster cars that they wish they could just shove off a cliff and forget about..

You all know mine.. :rolleyes:

Now how about yours?

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Must have been in the shop within the last 6 months
Must have been in the shop more than twice a year for non scheduled maintenance
No Year limit
No Make limit
No Model limit

-MUST BE YOUR DD-

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You can't own or have on order a 2010 Camaro. :D
 

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Now I know many of us here are just members to either satisfy a craving for things Camaro but just.. don't have the capital to afford the Car of the Gods. That being said.. lets put a shout out thread together to those of us who have to put up with lackluster cars that they wish they could just shove off a cliff and forget about..

You all know mine.. :rolleyes:

Now how about yours?

Rules:

Must have been in the shop within the last 6 months
Must have been in the shop more than twice a year for non scheduled maintenance
No Year limit
No Make limit
No Model limit

-MUST BE YOUR DD-

And..

You can't own or have on order a 2010 Camaro. :D
last rule is no fair!

does the unscheduled routine maintenance include work done on the car yourself???

i know mine wont win but i have a 98 dakota, up until i fixed my idle air control valve and stalling problem i wanted to shove it off a cliff! the clear coat is peeling, i got rear ended in it last weekend and didn't even care (trailer hitches are life savers), there are dents in the front bumper and doors from when i drive to close to a parking garage wall, the ball joints seem to fail every 15,000 miles, and the butt dyno reads "null" now that i've gotten my camaro!
 

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last rule is no fair!

does the unscheduled routine maintenance include work done on the car yourself???

i know mine wont win but i have a 98 dakota, up until i fixed my idle air control valve and stalling problem i wanted to shove it off a cliff! the clear coat is peeling, i got rear ended in it last weekend and didn't even care (trailer hitches are life savers), there are dents in the front bumper and doors from when i drive to close to a parking garage wall, the ball joints seem to fail every 15,000 miles, and the butt dyno reads "null" now that i've gotten my camaro!

Hey, not everyone can afford a Camaro, even an LS. :p

Replace 98 Dakota with '01 Exploder and you've got my truck. Unfortunately I can't order a Camaro or even consider one anytime soon. So I just have to look for a good priced, gently used 4th gen. :/
 

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Mine was in the shop 3 times technically. Air bag light went off, then weatherstrip replacement then oil change (wasn't scheduled). Going to go back in soon-ish for a paint defect.

But I like my car anyway. :O
why was your air bag light on?.... my dakota's air bag light has been on for about a year now and i can't firgure out why. the dodge dealership wanted $150 to diagnose the problem, and i said, "you can have the truck for $150!"
 

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If this was for best DD thats not a camaro I would of picked my Blazer from outside you wouldnt guess that it has almost 120K miles
 

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Now I know many of us here are just members to either satisfy a craving for things Camaro but just.. don't have the capital to afford the Car of the Gods. That being said.. lets put a shout out thread together to those of us who have to put up with lackluster cars that they wish they could just shove off a cliff and forget about..

You all know mine.. :rolleyes:

Now how about yours?

Rules:

Must have been in the shop within the last 6 months
Must have been in the shop more than twice a year for non scheduled maintenance
No Year limit
No Make limit
No Model limit

-MUST BE YOUR DD-

And..

You can't own or have on order a 2010 Camaro. :D
Come on with the last rule. Dont be a hater...
 

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Now I know many of us here are just members to either satisfy a craving for things Camaro but just.. don't have the capital to afford the Car of the Gods. That being said.. lets put a shout out thread together to those of us who have to put up with lackluster cars that they wish they could just shove off a cliff and forget about..
You all know mine.. :rolleyes:Now how about yours?Rules:Must have been in the shop within the last 6 monthsMust have been in the shop more thantwice a year for non scheduled maintenanceNo Year limitNo Make limitNo Model limit
-MUST BE YOUR DD-And.. You can't own or have on order a 2010 Camaro. :D
I have the worst to beat you all. For 10 years I drove and 84 cutlass supreme and it NEVER went to the shop for work because if I couldnt fix it. I was screwed.. And Maintenance involved adding more duct tape to hold the car together because there was more duct tape on the car then steel.. And the 2 main tools I had to carry at all times was a screw driver to start the car when the column lock stuck and a hammer to hit the starter with when it froze up.. in the winters.. Do you know how long the winters are here in NY??? Not to mention the heater broke and had a tranny cooler run on the inside of the car with a fan that was plugged into the cigarette lighter to power the fan to blow heat.. You had it made stop all the crying... :lol:
 

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I've driven some pretty messed up cars as daily drivers. Back when I was living on my own as a teen/early 20s I was too poor to afford timely repairs..cars were cheap and you could sometimes buy a beater cheaper than fixing the beater you were driving. They all ran on $5 used tires. I used to buy old pickup trucks sitting in fields from the farmers and sell them for a $100-$200 profit to some of the locals. I usually had $50, a battery, and a gas can with me and even if it was over some hill in an old farmer's junk pile I'd drive it out of there to the farmers disbelief. Escorts were about $200 apiece so you could drive them until they blew up and leave them on the side of the road.

Just some of the beaters I've owned:

Escort with one brake. Fun in the winter.

Another Escort: I hit an pole with it head on.(interestingly strange and funny story worth telling another time) The body was just sitting on the engine and trans-axle after that. It was like a tractor/trailer setup after the wreck. I drove it for a couple months until I found a replacement

Dodge pickup that you could see the road through the floorboard.

A 3 speed on the floor Ford Genada with a mystery electrical gremlin. I had to park it on a hill or hurry up and disconnect the battery when I got to my destination.

A 1969 F250 pickup that required a quart of oil every day. Heater core was out. I drove it down the road like an old time train engineer occasionally if the windows were iced up for 2 winters. I said I'd fix it after the first -25 degree winter, but other youthful priorities kept me from doing the repairs. I sold it when the canvas steering joint was so bad that driving down the road was a true exercise of keeping it between the ditches with you constantly sawing on the steering wheel making direction changes. I bought if for $50, replaced the battery and a rubber seal to the carburetor when I drove it out of the farmer's junkyard, I drove that p.o.s. for 2 years and sold it for $250.

I've owned plenty of other junkers and strange to say they were all a carnival of fun looking back. I drove them hard and abused them in some of the most entertaining ways.
 

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I guess my worst DD was my 1992 Pontiac Gran Prix. only had the car 1 year (couldn't take any longer) within 1 year i had 4 set of brakes put on, 2 brake sensors, the master cylinder replaced, the hood repainted twice, the dash board redyed, the car would stahl at any speed (they never figured that problem out) power steering pump replaced. Everytime i would get it back the steering wheel wouldn't be lined up 90 degrees off:angry:. Worse part is they (the dealership) said they didnt see anything wrong wih my car :lol: So before i walked out i told them i work at the bowling center and i see 2000+ people a week and i would announce not to buy a car from them.
 

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I had a 1993 Nissan Sentra with a blown head gasket that would run with no oil in the pan and if i parked it on a hill, the ATF would run out. I kept a case of oil, a jug of ATF and a few tools with me at all times. AC was ICE cold tho, bought it for $300, sold it for $500 a little while later.

I am now trying to sell a 1994 Honda Civic coupe with 240,000 miles on it, runs like a champ, no problems and mechanically sound, just too small for me.

I now drive my newest vehicle, 1997 Jeep Cherokee.

I have also had a 94 GMC Sierra that I put an air suspension on and several other custom touches, it started running me almost $300 a month in gas just driving around town from school and to work, had to sell it.

I had a 94 S10 that I wrecked in 11 months.

and I have a 1984 K5 Blazer on 36" super swampers.

Currently in my front yard are 3 cars that belong to me... I need to sell one.
 

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I had a 1993 Nissan Sentra with a blown head gasket that would run with no oil in the pan and if i parked it on a hill, the ATF would run out. I kept a case of oil, a jug of ATF and a few tools with me at all times. AC was ICE cold tho, bought it for $300, sold it for $500 a little while later.

I am now trying to sell a 1994 Honda Civic coupe with 240,000 miles on it, runs like a champ, no problems and mechanically sound, just too small for me.

I now drive my newest vehicle, 1997 Jeep Cherokee.

I have also had a 94 GMC Sierra that I put an air suspension on and several other custom touches, it started running me almost $300 a month in gas just driving around town from school and to work, had to sell it.

I had a 94 S10 that I wrecked in 11 months.

and I have a 1984 K5 Blazer on 36" super swampers.

Currently in my front yard are 3 cars that belong to me... I need to sell one.
...Can I has K5 Blazer..?
 

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Though I wouldn't call my GTO the "worst" DD, it would have actually fallen under the rest of the criteria. Only the shop happend to be my brothers house, and to be fair all of the problems are from one way or another my fault. It needs to be in the "shop" even now for a few reasons, just finding the right time to get off my ass and do it is the problem.
 

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So, Zabo.. Whats the vote.. :lol:
Wasn't so much a voting contest but more a 'bragging' contest to the tune of 'my car sucks more than your car!'

:D

And mine just sucks because I can't sell it. :/ On that topic:

Just got my truck's drivers side door fixed. Aside from it being officially referred at the dealership as the Cursed Exploder (and by virtue a money maker for them..) I found a nice present from my former repair shop of choice (long story as to why.. not enough room in box)

About 2 years ago I had the handle and latch fixed for a sticky lock. Fast forward to 6 months ago the solenoid dies on the lock on that door.. so I'm all "eh". So I leave it. Come a month and a half ago the door handle starts acting up. At first I'm just thinking it's the cold (it's done this before) so I pass it off. A week later..

No exterior access to the drivers side. Took it in today; guys took the interior panel off and lol'd.

Had to gut the entire latch and locking mechanisms (short of the door handle inside and the tumbler) because SOMEONE decided to leave an 'adjusting' cotter pin in there as a rigged up repair. 315 bucks that could have been avoided 2 years ago by pulling a **** cotter pin out. :facepalm:

Upside; I don't have to crawl in my pax side to open my door anymore. :/
 

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Wasn't so much a voting contest but more a 'bragging' contest to the tune of 'my car sucks more than your car!'

:D

And mine just sucks because I can't sell it. :/
I know.. I was joking.. :lol: Sure you can sell it. Charities take everything.
 

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I know.. I was joking.. :lol: Sure you can sell it. Charities take everything.
I doubt they'll shell out $6200, which is what I need to really recoup recent 'infusions' into the vehicle. :rolleyes:
 

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Well, I WISH I could afford a Camaro!!! Here it goes:

2003 Ford Crown Victoria P71 Police Interceptor
170k currently......

Just installed a new power steering return line that road debris severed. Needs a new alternator BAD ($350). Left rear axle seal was leaking TWICE. Air box is warped, so it sounds like it has a supercharger whistle from under the hood. The thermostat is stuck open (not much heat)....not fun in a Wisconsin winter!

The best part......on summer 87 octane fuel, running about 72 with the cruise on, STILL GETS 26+ mpg.

Not bad for an old squad car beater! :thumbsup:


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