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Old 18-09-2008   #166
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Re: Most Un-reliable car ever?

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the 1.6 stilo i had was the most un reliable car ive owned , beep beep this , beep beep that left work one night with it on a breakdown wagon , sometimes really hard to start aswell .
Got to agree with you there matey. I've had mine 12 months in that time it's had 2 coil packs, new exhaust, 4 new tyres and regular "Beep-Beeps" with the airbag failure warning.
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An 1988 Ford Escort 1.4 Popular Plus, gave me nowt but trouble, inherited in 1992 from an elderly relative who had it from new in 1988. It came with only 31000 miles on the clock, this car should have been torched as it came off the production line!
got the wife a daewoo matiz few years back, after passing her driving test. worst CAR EVER. EVERY THING WENT WRONG WITH IT! had it a year lost 2k selling itbut was so glad to see the back of it.
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Re: Most Un-reliable car ever?

Mines gotta be my old 156 selespeed, never went into 4th when you caned it, wouldnt go into reverse from cold (which was bad trying to get out of parking space lol).

All of this was down to a dodgy MAF sensor.

Then i took it for cambelt/variator/pump/tensior change - and all the problems started again.

So I sold it sharpish lol - now i own a stilo abarth

Ill never learn (but the abarths fine and I love it)

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Re: Most Un-reliable car ever?

For me its anything with a Skoda badge!.
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Re: Most Un-reliable car ever?

This thread is STILL going

My driving instructor's car was a 1994 Toyota Corona (Carina in the UK) which was three years old at the time, and while it may have had a hard life, it was unforgettable how:

- it failed to start (flooded itself)
- it overheated (fan didn't work)
- it overheated again (thermostat/water pump/who knows)
- the speedometer stopped working
- a gearchange cable fell off
- the brakes slowly locked themselves on - very embarrassing, but very funny when the instructor couldn't move it either

...the fifth week, we took my 1974 FIAT 128 Coupe instead and it performed flawlessly.

I think the real test of reliability is whether you actually get from A to B. Any other faults are just incidental and have to be allowed-for when you consider the age/price of the vehicle. This doesn't excuse the faults experienced by Grande Punto or Stilo owners, but in my mind it makes Toyota totally unacceptable, since it failed the A-to-B criteria four times!

I have owned one Japanese car (15 Italian cars), and it was a Toyota - silly me - a 1990 Celica - which broke a driveshaft. The ABS stopped working and the engine suddenly leaked out most of its oil through a blown main seal (but those didn't stop me getting from A to B: the driveshaft did). I didn't own the Celica for very long (a couple of months), but also had to replace an electric window and an electric mirror. Who says Italian electrics are bad...

I may be the only person in the world to have been let down in so many ways by Japanese cars, while clocking up thousands of trouble-free kilometres in Alfa Romeo 164s. I just don't touch Japanese cars any more.

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Got to be the Renault 11 turbo I had years ago.
Bloody cost me a fortune.
Electrical problems galore and I blew the turbo on it aswell!!
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Vauxhall Viva!!! (yeah I know its sad). Back in the seventies. hardly a month went by with having to stick my head under the bonnet or look for a garage while on holiday. If I was lucky enough to get there before It brokedown.
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my old 106!
leaking windows
backbox blew a hole out
mid section fell out in a car park
started revving for no apparent reason (new fuel sensor i think)
passenger window would go down but not up
starter motor went
lights behind the dash went
speedo stoped working then started again
rub strips fell off (held on with superglue)
thats all i can rember right now
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Vauxhall Viva!!! (yeah I know its sad). Back in the seventies. hardly a month went by with having to stick my head under the bonnet or look for a garage while on holiday. If I was lucky enough to get there before It brokedown.
My old man had a Viva too.....he said it was the biggest heap of underpowered sh*t he has ever owned.....

Ended up facing the other way on a roundabout once too...handled like a boat!
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The Stilo out there on my driveway. What a pile of ****e.




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Re: Most Un-reliable car ever?

my first car 2001 clio 1.2 16v sport .. it was sh@ spent more time at the dealer than it did on my drive



and the y10t is reliable its all in the way u set it up
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MG ZS 120+ Bought brand new from the MG Dealer. went back to them for fixing 8times in 6mths.

Shame as it handled nice. Sold it for a Fiat Barchetta 8mths after buying it.
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A 1986 Audi 80 Sport I had in about 1990. When it worked it was brilliant, but most of the time it was just a pile of junk.
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