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My MG Midget (1500cc) was definitely the most fun car I ever had, and I wish I still had it. No rust issue with that either.
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1982 ford econoline van, was not econo in any aspect nor line of logic working on a 351 Windsor.
Failing marks on engine from Canada and worse from body manufactured in Detroit...a pig that had dual gas tanks, neither worked correct on gages. God help you if one did not know to route vacuum lines that collapsed or rotted and disappeared into the ether. Carry spare lines if you want a 7mpg roar to shift into 3rd ridiculous tall gear.
Ironically, the name of this van came from one in the 60's that was bulletproof. While I was in high school, I drove one for a grocery store to deliver anything from one pound of groceries to 500 pounds of cattle feed out in the boonies. It was basically a Ford falcon in a box with 1 "straight-6" and no amenities at all, not even windows other than the windshield and windows in the two front doors. It was driven by several crazed teenagers for hundreds of thousands of miles on unchanged oil for years with bald tires and drum brakes in extreme heat and cold. It was an ugly, horrible beast that refused to die and I don't remember a single mechanical or electrical repair ever being done to it. The last time I saw it, is was still in service and looked like it had been in several "demolition derbies". Looking back, it would have made a perfect college vehicle for me. Instead, I chose an MG....really?
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Austin Montego. Mid eighties. What a crock of shite. Bought it with only 6000 miles on the clock and 6000 issues with it during the 2 years that I had it. Christ almighty, I still have nightmares about it.
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1987 Pontiac Sunbird. Blue convertible. It was a great car...until the engine craps-out at 40k miles.
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I got a Montego hire car through work for a trip to London. They were indeed a crock of shite. The one I got was 6 months old the. Drivers window fell inside the door making for a draughty ride home.
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1987 Pontiac Sunbird. Blue convertible. It was a great car...until the engine craps-out at 40k miles.
What broke?

80s GM stuff was a bit flaky but cheap to fix (except transmissions)
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I'm not sure, but it needed engine work. That was a cool looking car though.
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I got a Montego hire car through work for a trip to London. They were indeed a crock of shite. The one I got was 6 months old the. Drivers window fell inside the door making for a draughty ride home.
Had a 70 Ford Pick Up. Real rust bucket! Driving on the highway one day, the drivers window fell out of it's track and straight out of the rusted bottom of the door, where it exploded into a million pieces!

There had been a guy tailgating me at the time. After the shower of glass marbles peppered his car, he backed WAY off!
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My dad bought a Austin Maxi automatic once, and the auto box failed. We took it to a specialist who said a Rolls-Royce box was cheaper to fix. What a pile of crap that was...........
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Worst car ever I had... Seat 133, rear traction... POS... awful handling.... awful everything... AND.... yes, I did crash it.... nasty crash.... but (IDK how, I guess because I was young then and it was not my time yet...) I walked out of there without a scratch!!!!

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