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Old 05-28-2017, 07:38 PM
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Any cars that you do regret buying

I saw this thread (https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...er-buying.html) .. and thought, what about cars that you do regret buying.

I'll start:

2002 / 2004 Monte Carlo SS (with the 3.8)
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Old 05-29-2017, 03:06 AM
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2003 Kia Sedona. No cargo space (like couldn't even fit a week's groceries for the family in it), and the precat clogged (precats on the manifold) causing a head failure. Even better, due to engine design, head failure == "replace the whole engine HIGHLY recommended".

What a turd!!
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With the Monte's, it was electrical gremlins.
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Old 05-30-2017, 07:47 AM
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94 BMW 318 auto
90's era Chevy Malibu Convertible, so bad I blanked on the year.
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Old 05-30-2017, 08:16 AM
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'76 Triumph TR7 in '83. Had very low miles because reverse gear went and it sat. Interesting car, but bloated and always something wonky.
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Old 05-30-2017, 09:37 AM
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2005 mini cooper S, now I'm hooked on the quirky chassy that's not as fast as the newer cars, and the supercharger sound
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1996 Volvo 850 Turbo. Put my mechanic's kids through college with that car. When the transmission went I sold it for $500.
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Both of my Subaru STI's (had an 05 and an 07 limited). Both were catastrophically unreliable. Not an EJ motor problem either because my 04 forester XT is basically bulletproof and has the same block as the STi... Turbos went on both of them after maybe 5K miles of driving on each. Christ those cars were fast and fun but broke down every 3 feet.
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I sold the car after it destroyed two clutches as well, all within nine months of purchase. Should bought the Cobra coupe, only $500 more than the Corvette at the time
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'94 Plymouth Voyager and 2012 Mini Cooper S.

They are the two worst vehicles I have owned. The Plymouth because it was not fully put together and the Mini because it was not fully designed.
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My 2000 Porsche 911 was the biggest money pit I've ever owned, and it was competing with a water damaged e39 M5 :D

I paid $13k for the car with 111k on the clock. By 117k I had spent over $8k just to keep it running. Sold it for $12,500 after it had been on the market for over a month.
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Old 09-27-2017, 10:50 AM
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Old 10-05-2017, 11:43 AM
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The R53 I currently own.


I'd say my F250 as well because the torque converter self-destructed the week after I got it. But since I bought it from my Dad he never cashed the check.
Ford's 4R100 is not a pleasant swap with a transfer case attached to it.
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Old 10-10-2017, 03:56 PM
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I had a SRT-4 Neon that leaked every single fluid. I sold it after 3 months of ownership.
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