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Dad had a remapped C220 CDI AMG, I actually quite liked it. Somebody at work got the idea of a Audi Q5 2.0T into his head and he went off and bought one on the 23rd of last month.

Came to me yesterday and told me he wants rid, he hates it. I have to agree with him, the interior isn't as nice as the merc and although I expected this (I don't think he did) it drove well in a straight line and pulled very well but it doesn't really handle in any way, shape or form. The steering is needlessly heavy or worryingly light depending on speed and what the car fancies doing really. Seats aren't that comfortable, it's specced well with screens in the back etc and only done 39000 on a 10 plate, but it's just the biggest let down of a car to actually live with.

What's the shortest anyone has ever had a car and thought this is a pile of **** better get rid? :lol:
 

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Nothing I have bought myself but a Kia Picanto courtesy car I had while my fiat was in for a service. Worst car I have ever driven.
 

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not owned, but test-driven with a view to buying. Managed about three miles in a Tigra before returning it to the dealer.
 
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I had an Allegro in the very early '80s, money constraints.

The fuel tank was so rotten I had to replace it with a plastic 10 gallon tank in the boot.

It lasted a few weeks and was replaced by a Honda Superdream motor cycle:inlove: good old bank loans:thumbup:
 

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My dad had what can only be described as a puke coloured Nissan sunny in the mid 90s. That was a special car.
 

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Bought a VW passat est from an auction room, many years ago. Drove it about 2 miles from the auction before it spewed out oil, water, pus and anything else it could think of at the side of the road. My ownership lasted around 2 hours.
 

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Had a Volvo 340 for about two years and hated every moment of it. I bought it as at the time I was contracting and doing near on 200 miles a day. I did not want to put that mileage on my [then] nearly new Accord.

Worst car I've driven was a diesel Seat (Ibiza I think) in about 1985 whilst my Opel Manta was in for repair. That was one awful car. Probably before anybody turbo'd diesel engines in cars.
 

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The ones that were piles of..... I mostly knew were piles of.... but were there to fill a gap. The MKVI Escort I had was supposed to be a pile of..... but was very very cheap and was actually really good.

Two cars spring to mind that I hated from the off but they never belonged to me.

The first was an MG Montego which belonged to Avis. It felt heavy but at the same time flimsy, had hard rock hard seats, crap brakes, a rough engine, crap gearchange, vague steering, and to cap it all it looked like a Montego.

The next is a pool car at work. It's some sort of eco/green Citroen C4 with a diesel engine and auto box. Except it's not a proper auto it's a robotised manual and it's woeful. In manual mode it lurches from gear to gear, in auto mode it still lurches and there's a pregnant pause between gears you could time with an egg timer. It has stop/start on it and at the lights by the time it's started itself and found first, the lights usually change back to red. Reversing it is nigh-on impossible. As soon as you touch the gas, it engages reverse and sets off like a scalded cat.

I also test drove a mid-90s Vectra once. It actually drove much worse than the older higher mileage Chavalier it was supposed to be replacing.
 
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I also test drove a mid-90s Vectra once. It actually drove much worse than the older higher mileage Chavalier it was supposed to be replacing.
I hired a Vectra, one of the first ones after the Cavalier name was dropped, it still looked like the Cavalier IIRC. I liked the Traffic Master it had. What happened to Traffic Master? Don't actually remember the drive :lol:
 

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Bought a 02 VW Passat TDI. Pulled into a car park and there was 3 other identical cars. About 2 weeks later my mam was in the back and said it was very comfortable, just like a limo. That was it, car was gone after 4 months of ownership.
Got a 04 GT and never looked back.
 

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Bought a 02 VW Passat TDI. Pulled into a car park and there was 3 other identical cars. About 2 weeks later my mam was in the back and said it was very comfortable, just like a limo. That was it, car was gone after 4 months of ownership.
Got a 04 GT and never looked back.
:lol::lol: "My mam liked it, therefore it had to go" :p
 

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not owned, but test-driven with a view to buying. Managed about three miles in a Tigra before returning it to the dealer.
Had one at our office for a few weeks as a lease car that was being returned but was utilised as a poor car in the interim. Had to drive somewhere and had the misfortune of getting landed with it. To add insult to injury the (dog owning) previous owner had specced it with an auto box. So I clambered into it, a bit like getting inside a black Labrador due to the qualtities of dog-hair in it, and engaged 'Pool car' mode, i.e.

Braking - late.
"Sport" (yeah right!) mode - on.
Accelerator - floor.
Fuel economy - Pfffttt.

As we came off a roundabout and headed Eastwards with my right foot mashing the dog hair into the carpet we realised we had encountered the slight incline of the road at the same time the box was on the cusp of a change up but was being held back by the 'sport' mode delaying change up. As a result we proceeded for a good mile and a quarter at something like 6,249 rpm with this hideous POS sounding like a skeleton in a biscuit tin falling down a metal fire escape.

We could hear it ticking and pinking trying to cool down for the rest of the afternoon.
 

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I once owned an Austin Ambssador for 3 months, but it spent 39 days of that time in the garage for repairs. When it was running right it was actually not a bad car to drive, a bit like having your lounge motorised. Huge, very comfortable, reasonable perfomance and economy all let down by build quality. While it was in dock for about a month I had a 6 cylinder Princess auto as a courtesy car. Driving it to pick up the outlaws from the airport the throttle cable snapped. I managed to borrow a pair of pliers and made a get-you-home by connecting the choke cable (remember them?)to the throttle. Cruise control on the cheap.

The car still wasn't right so I convinced them to let me have my old Nissan Bluebird estate and money back. I then traded it in against a Mirafiori 2000TC, one of the best cars I've owned.
 

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I hired a Vectra, one of the first ones after the Cavalier name was dropped, it still looked like the Cavalier IIRC. I liked the Traffic Master it had. What happened to Traffic Master? Don't actually remember the drive :lol:
in terms of the adverts, it always amused me that Vauxhall thought that the Vectra's single most entertaining quality was its ability to tell you that you were about to get stuck in a miserable traffic jam. :paranoid:

Either there is no joy whatsoever at Vauxhall, or it has a very twisted appreciation of the peverse. :biglaugh:
 
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