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Re: Worst car I've ever driven was

Post by turboscim » Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:43 pm

M G metro turbo. torque steer. turbo lag. rot box



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Re: Worst car I've ever driven was

Post by Oaksey » Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:48 pm

Daimler Dart. I don't want to say much as I know there are some owners lurking but I really can't see the appeal :shock:


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Re: Worst car I've ever driven was

Post by doncontrols » Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:56 pm

I had a SSang Yong Musso in the sand in the middle east - absolutely abysmal. And a Ford Orion rental that was unbelievable twitchy - requiring constant minute adjustments to keep in lane on the motorway.



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Re: Worst car I've ever driven was

Post by AnotherTim » Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:29 pm

I don't even know what it was, but it was a hire car in Barbados, and I was told by the renter they are built in Barbados and it's a Barbados car brand. It was truly horrific. I think we got a respectable amount of it back to the depot.

It was like a bunch of margarine tubs strapped to a lawnmower.



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Re: Worst car I've ever driven was

Post by *JP* » Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:29 pm

Oaksey wrote:Daimler Dart. I don't want to say much as I know there are some owners lurking but I really can't see the appeal :shock:
Josh,I thought you liked cars where the doors came open as the chassis flexed? :D
All I know about them is that they were used as police cars on the Preston bypass before it became the M6 and Jaguar thought the engine was good enough to put into a Mk 2 body when they bought the company...and you can't call them Darts because Dodge owned the name.



And,for the benefit of any owners that might be lurking on here,you obviously love them but they really are ugly :D



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Re: Worst car I've ever driven was

Post by Scimher » Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:08 pm

...I should think a certain Mr. Johnson will be along at some point & then you'll be in trouble, Josh, m'boy!

I can't criticise your judgement because I've never been in one, let alone driven one. The Edward Turner-designed engine was supposed to be a 'jewel' for the period & by the time the 'C' model was released, they'd sorted out the doors-flying-open problem, I think. I should imagine if you'd cut your sports car teeth with a Frogeye & maybe sampled an MGA or TR3, an SP250 would have been quite a step up - particularly if you couldn't run to an XK! It's all relevant to the time - it certainly won't feel, handle or go like a Nissan-engined SS...



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Re: Worst car I've ever driven was

Post by greeny » Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:30 pm

I have another for the list!! Hyundai i30 I have driven a few now and not one of them likes going from 1st to 2nd!!!


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Re: Worst car I've ever driven was

Post by ScimmyMike » Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:51 pm

greeny wrote:I have another for the list!! Hyundai i30 I have driven a few now and not one of them likes going from 1st to 2nd!!!
Dave, Oy, you can't have more than 1 worst car cause one of them has to be the worst one obviously


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Re: Worst car I've ever driven was

Post by greeny » Tue Sep 27, 2016 2:11 pm

ScimmyMike wrote:
greeny wrote:I have another for the list!! Hyundai i30 I have driven a few now and not one of them likes going from 1st to 2nd!!!
Dave, Oy, you can't have more than 1 worst car cause one of them has to be the worst one obviously

Ok this replaces my last statement!


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Re: Worst car I've ever driven was

Post by b.c.flat hat » Tue Sep 27, 2016 5:41 pm

Porsche 911 turbo, not because it was tail 'appy, cos the peddles were so far off the floor, yer couldn't plant yer heel to act as a pivot.



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Re: Worst car I've ever driven was

Post by Rattling » Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:33 pm

Test drove a SMART car when they were introduced,handed the keys back very swiftly,worst gear box in my memory ever.


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Re: Worst car I've ever driven was

Post by scimitargtc » Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:46 am

nissan almera - had a few on hire for work - orrible cars Steve b's comment re the daf would have been a daf 33 variomatic a successor to the daf daffodil = my 2016 qashqai has a modern day cvt auto box 2 rubber bands mounted to cones which gave variable ratios -- oh and the skoda estelle circa 1983/4 gearbox creamcrackered after 500 miles


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Re: Worst car I've ever driven was

Post by minibull » Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:34 am

I've driven quite a number of dire cars, and some of them appear to be loved classics nowadays. Mini Clubman Estate (genuine not BMW),in some ways a more practical mini,but rotted so badly under the windows on the side that it self converted into a pick up.Bond Bug (and I currently own two) my first "car". I used to get wetter than I did on the scooter it replaced. Not only do you get wet getting in and out whilst it's raining,but water collects in centre of seats when it's parked outside so you drive it sat in a puddle. As someone else brought up Daimler sp250 poor handling and never mind doors opening when moving, park with rear wheel on kerb and they don't open at all. Same problem with Lotus Europa and as that one (belonging to a friend) burnt down to a chassis due to fuel leak could have been fatal. Volvo 740 steering was so vague I'll bet the QE11 had a similar turning circle. Austin Montego Countryman, was actually much nicer to drive than the Sierra Estate that replaced it, but bit's fell off constantly and nearly decapitated me when both tailgate dampers broke! Regardless the worst ever was Ford Fiesta 1100 with constantly variable transmission, had to be parked on the level or pointing downhill as it was impossible to set off uphill, though didn't really matter as walking was quicker anyway!



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Worst car I've ever driven was

Post by MickP » Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:29 am

Been a while since anyone posted here.....

Mine was a Chevrolet Matiz hire car about ten years ago, truly terrifying :shock: . Almost no power below 4,500rpm then everything at once - like a highly tuned 2-stroke but with terror rather than excitement. Not a car to drive around Milton Keynes when you don't know the area.


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Worst car I've ever driven was

Post by TrevorG » Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:04 am

Lamborghini Countach! I always loved the Muira, although I had a sneaking admiration for the De Tomaso Pantera. A good friend in Jeddah had just bought a countach and I lusted after it.....one day he handed me the keys and told me to enjoy it for the weekend (thurs/fri). I hated it...it was such a disappointment, tacky fibreglass with cheap carpeting stuck on, overheated cockpit, twitchy handling and you couldn't enjoy the engine purring as tyre noise dominated....I was glad to hand it back on the Saturday!



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