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Hey!! Stop hatin on the Gremlin!! I had a '73 Levis edition that I got 8 years & 180,000 miles out of before I crashed it. Loved that car. 232 6 cylinder, 3 speed. Put a set of Hooker headers, dual exhausts, an Offy aluminum intake & a Carter AFB 4 barrel carb. Built the suspension & brakes to match. Fun car to drive & didn't have any problem finding it in a parking lot.
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I can see where there could be some advantages to owning a Gremlin........... like never having to worry about it getting stolen!
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That is a horrid coloured Maverick! I go to car shows & enjoy looking at American cars but I've never seen a Maverick in the metal. Were they so bad no one thinks they're worth saving?
Found these 2 examples of unloved American cars at a local American car/bike/rock n roll meet. A Plymouth Volare Roadrunner & a Ford Pinto https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net...da&oe=5C2861F4
They still make the Maverick in Brazil with the same tooling, not available for export.
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Worst one I ever had was a '78 Mercedes 280SE. Not really the car's fault but all of the previous owners. Finally got the fuel system cleaned out and running OK then I put it in reverse to back up. Nothing! Sent out for scrap. Still have an 84 280SE that at least runs but same problem... clueless POs broke more than they fixed. Nothing more expensive than a cheap Mercedes but I'm a sucker for DOHC inline sixes.

Second place goes to the '82 Chevy LUV 4x4 Diesel I had. It takes a real sense of humor running around in a 50HP truck. So rusty it nearly broke in half on an interstate overpass. frame cracked on both sides above the forward leaf spring mounts. Just a thin strip on top of both rails and all the hoses etc holding it together. Threw the hazard lights on and drive it at about 20 mph the 4-5 miles to my friend's house with the driveshaft rubbing something under there and wiggling around like spaghetti. That one takes second place because I at least got to drive it a year before it's demise.
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very early vw beetle, whopping 25 hp and ran 45mph. wore out crank, never could get it shimmed right so the crank walked and the seal would not hold up. stupid design used paper shims, either too tight and locked or too loose and leaked.
second was a vw dasher, had to rebuild the diff'l at early mileage and had bad head under recall.
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Volvo 340 GL; similar to this:



Absolutely awful car! It was a long slow slog to get the thing moving at all, it cornered like a pregnant elephant (with arthritis!), and the brakes were virtually non existent. Apart from that, it wasn't too bad!
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Mine was a Vauxhall Chevette 3 door. Only had it 6 months and in that time had the head gasket, starter motor, alternator, coil, distributor and steer joints.
It leaked water on to the floor so the carpets were wet and the floor was rotten. I will never have another Vauxhall again.
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the amc gremlins were wayyyy better than the chevy chevette and vega.
at least the engines held up, amc was known as a cancer-mobile. the chevy aluminum block was doing good to get 30k as most were toast when the heat treat on the bores failed.
the ford pinto with the canada iron duke was a good car except for the fuel tank top being the trunk floor and was a fire/explosion hazard.
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Got a wild hair one year and followed a women to upstate New York, once there I needed a car so this guy I meet says I gotta car for ya, a pea green 68 Dodge Dart, 225 slant six that ran on 5 cylinders and the rust in the trunk was so bad that the rear leaf spring shackles broke through the floor of said trunk and the guys fix for it was too shove a 4x4 piece of lumber between the leaf springs and the bottom of the trunk and secured it to the springs with clothesline cord and wire,
All that for the discount price of $200. It lasted about a month.
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