Oct 2nd show mentioned 10 most hated cars


#1

I can’t find where on this website the 10 cars most hated by Tommy and Ray for their reliability are listed. I’m just curious and now I’ve wasted more time than I did listening to the show this morning.


#2

Here ya go:


#3

Most of those hated were imported? Americans really are so Nationalistic. Congratulations!!!


#4

I’m not sure why they hate some of those vehicles. Some of those on that list would have made you a small fortune if you were skilled in head gasket or transmission repairs, among other problems, depending on model years.


#5

My own list of cars I disliked intensely:

  1. 1957 Plymouth 6; truly a biodegardable do-it-yourself kit.

  2. Russian Lada; very poor electricals and very unreliable.

  3. Yugo; this was a poorly made Fiat, if such a thing is possible

  4. Any Fiat; especially the 128 and the larger one which the Lada copied. Unreliable and short lived ion every way

  5. French Simcas; cute when they were new, then downhill all the way quikly. Maximum life about 5 years

  6. Any Vauxhall made in the UK. Unreliable rust buckets. My neighbor had a flat ion his 2 year old one and the jack was already so rusted, it was unusable!

  7. Ford Maverick and Mercury Comets. The pre-1975 model were rust buckets with terrible seats, assembled from the cheapest stuff in Ford’s parts bins. Only the C-4 transmission was sturdy.

  8. The Vega; a legend in corporate apathy, full of novel things (no cylinder liners) and short cuts. A truly lousy car in every respect.

  9. The Dodge Aspen and Plymouth Volare. After the excellent Darts and Valiants, only Chrysler could follow up with a truly dismal sucessor; and here we thought you learned from experience to make things better all the time.

  10. The first GM X cars. Engine, steering and transmission problems galore. My brother had the Olds version. Cute car but he dumped it after 2 years.


#6

Any early Audi,any CIS car (when acting up). Older Kia Sportage not one of my favorites. Lumina APV and its cousins (espically AC work). Type 3 VW with AFC fuel injection (when acting up). Munual trans 4wd pickups with PTO’s when they need clutches,really bad news.