what is the rattiest pos youve ever had?

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My parents had a Ford Grenada for a couple of years. In a fit of generosity and bad judgment, my sister gave it to them; I never figured out why.

It was barely adequate to be called transportation. No power, no handling, no style. It was as appealing as putting wheels on a toaster.

This isn't it, but the photo conveys my attitude toward it.
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I've only owned 2 vehicles.
Currently driving the second one.
Both Tacos, that were bought new by my Grandfather.

The first was a '97 that had some high miles on it, due to being driven to Cali many times. I spent a lot of time in that truck.

I remember back in late '05, when my Grandfather drove us down to the dealership at night to point out his new '06 model Taco.

That old '97 was sold to me back in late '05/early '06 for $700.

I basically drove it until it became a bigger hassle to maintain.

It developed an issue with dying.
I sank around $1100 into it for the first "fix"
Until it started up again about 2 weeks later.

In between that period, I had seen my Grandfather and he asked how the truck was running.
I told him about the issues, and he said "if you ever feel like you're spending good money on it for nothing, let me know."
 

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So,
I called my Grandfather, explaining the shituation, and he said he'd give the '06 to me.

I didn't want to take it for free, so I signed the '97 back over to him, so he could use what trade value it still has, towards the next Taco.

I've been driving the '06 since '14.

Got it at just shy of 120K.

It finally hit 200K last month.
 

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For me it would be two Chrysler products both of which were company cars. The first was a mid 70s Plymouth Volare that would stall out as I was accelerating from a stop sign into traffic. That caused a few nervous moments as traffic was bearing down on me getting ready to T-Bone me. They never could get it fixed so the gave me a Dodge Aspen.

That was POS #2. Not only did it have the same issue but about a half dozen more. The company finally told the dealership to stick them all up their ass and we ended up with a fleet of baby blue Buicks from the dealership across the street. Nifty little cars with a V6 but no room to store much like our previous station wagons did.

I finally ended up with a Pontiac Phoenix hatchback with that 4 cyl Iron Duke engine and it was probably the best company car I drove. I wanted to buy it when I left but the management was pissed at me for leaving so they wanted full retail blue book for it despite it's mileage. I said nope and bought a newer one instead.
 

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I notice that a Gremlin was mentioned. Another of those fine American Motors products.....LOL.

When I was given my first sales job with the company I worked for in Wisconsin the rest of the sales force was driving these huge dark green Ambassador wagons. They were ugly as all phuc and earned their nickname Kenosha Kanoes. They were like driving a river barge on wheels. I ended up with a Hornet wagon that nearly got me killed one snowy day on my way back from the UP when the positraction rear end broke loose on me and I ended up spinning cheerios down the middle of the highway. AMC= A Major Casualty.

And this is what preceded those two MoPar POS I had to drive next. Needless to say that in the '70s our fleet of company cars was nothing to feel safe driving. But.....they were a free ride so we drove 'em.
 

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I was a reserve deputy in my home county for seven years, 1978-85. During that time the local city cars were being replaced with Dodge Aspens with the 318 V8, but they were so low in HP and gutless that one of them was outrun uphill by a Chevy Luv pickup! The city cops HATED those Aspens; they were absolutely useless for anything above in-town speeds.

Fortunately the Sheriff's cars were a few years older, mid-size Mopar 4-doors with the 360 or larger V8s. They were a bit rattly with wear, but they were reasonably quick for highway, pursuit and emergency work.
 

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I was a reserve deputy in my home county for seven years, 1978-85. During that time the local city cars were being replaced with Dodge Aspens with the 318 V8, but they were so low in HP and gutless that one of them was outrun uphill by a Chevy Luv pickup! The city cops HATED those Aspens; they were absolutely useless for anything above in-town speeds.

Fortunately the Sheriff's cars were a few years older, mid-size Mopar 4-doors with the 360 or larger V8s. They were a bit rattly with wear, but they were reasonably quick for highway, pursuit and emergency work.
power to weight.
 

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I had a 71 Dodge Dart in HS. It was a brownish color with a loose driver side headlight. I tried not to drive it late a night because the headlight would bounce all over the place. The latch on the passenger side door would let go if you didn't slam the door. We found that out taking a left one day, the door swung open mid corner. And it would not start if it was to cold without spraying a little gas in the carburetor first. Some times it would stall out at red lights if it was to hot. Total POS
 
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My sister had a red Gremlin while in college. Everything about it rattled, but the engine and driveline would not quit.

The Gremlin still had vacuum wipers, and hers never worked right. My dad installed three replacement motors and none of them would move the wipers worth a damn. They parked together in the center of the windshield; they would always go down, but wouldn't come back up. Finally my sister tied a string to the driver's side wiper and brought the string in the door before she closed it. When it rained she'd turn the wipers on and had to yank on the string to get them to come up on every cycle. She once drive that Gremlin to Seattle (over the Cascade mountains) in winter pulling the string for every wiper cycle.

The stuff we used to put up with......
 

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My sister had a red Gremlin while in college. Everything about it rattled, but the engine and driveline would not quit.

The Gremlin still had vacuum wipers, and hers never worked right. My dad installed three replacement motors and none of them would move the wipers worth a damn. They parked together in the center of the windshield; they would always go down, but wouldn't come back up. Finally my sister tied a string to the driver's side wiper and brought the string in the door before she closed it. When it rained she'd turn the wipers on and had to yank on the string to get them to come up on every cycle. She once drive that Gremlin to Seattle (over the Cascade mountains) in winter pulling the string for every wiper cycle.

The stuff we used to put up with......

Oh no I just made my last payment

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