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    Quote Originally Posted by CarloIsuzu View Post
    I had a VW Jetta mk3 1.6i . Sold it because it was boring. Never broke down. It was just completely soul less and dull and boring and slow... The only positive points were good fuel economy and a huge boot.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kreefstert View Post
    Had a 2010 1.6 Comfortline Polo.

    It did everything average.
    Bought a 2008 Polo 1,6, brand new.


    First disapointment was when the salesman phones me about 12:00 on a Friday, and abruptly tells me "..the car is ready, come get it now, or you can get it on Monday ..." Turns out he was off that weekend, and wanted to hand over the car immediately, except I had other plans in place, and could only get there very late afternoon ....

    The handover was RUSHED ....


    There was NOTHING wrong with the Polo, yet it never moved my soul, never put a smile on my face to drive it .... sold it before the first service - traded it in on a Jimny.

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    My ergste was n 2016 Ford Wildtrak 4x4, behalwe die swak kwaliteit van die voertuig en oneindige probleme is Ford die maatskappy wat n slegte smaak in die mond los van al die voertuie wat ek al gery het en nog gaan ry.Ford nooit weer nie.
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    Isuzu 2.8 DT, what a money pit that was !!

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    I forgot my Ford Escort panel van with the 1600 Sport motor..........horrible, truly disgusting. Couldn't do 500kms without breaking down.
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    2006 Ford Fiesta 1.4 16v trend 2 door.

    No power 1.4 engine , heavy on fuel 8.9 liters per 100km for a 1.4.
    Small Tank 35litres.
    Noisy fanbelt when the car driven for more then a hour.
    Heat use to come through the firewall and it use to get very hot in the car.

    Ford service costs were crazy I was quoted R17900
    They said I need the following to be replaced at 70 000km service.
    Brakes, new clutch,crankshaft seal,fanbelt,cam belt, oil,oil filter, polen filter.
    Took the brakes and clutch for 2nd opinion, no issues found.

    A customer at ford had to pay R70 000 to have his 3.0 TDI Ford ranger engine to be replaced.He was pissed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    I forgot my Ford Escort panel van with the 1600 Sport motor..........horrible, truly disgusting. Couldn't do 500kms without breaking down.

    if you couldn't sort out a ford 1600 properly .... you probably have no mechanical knowledge whatsoever!

    those motors were the very definition of bullet proof when properly sorted and tuned.

    With a cam and branch and a 38DGAS or sidedraiugts, you might have struggled to start them on a cold morning, but break down ... never!

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    2003 C32 AMG, bought it new.

    Sold it after 18 months and more than 10 visits to the dealership.

    Items that went faulty was self levelling xenon headlights.

    Radio / satnav / cd player combo had to be replaced after it went completely dead.

    Some air vacuum pump had to be replaced - twice.

    Replaced two faulty window regulators.

    Heated seat stopped working.

    Went into limp mode - twice, could never figure out why.

    Then there was the fuel consumption, you were lucky to get 8 km/l at a steady 120. Average fuel consumption was about 2lm/l worse than my Lumina.

    A few years later I met a guy at a braai, and he said that the C32 was the worts car Merc has ever made.

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    Not owned but my wife did.She was driving this yellow Uno 1100 fire.No problem when she drive the car.Reliable as can be.

    Wait now I need to drive the car.I hear all the good stories almost like a Toyota.Everytime I drove that thing, it left me on the side of the road to great amusement to my wife.

    I tried everything to fix the car just to be left stranded on the road again.

    Eventually sell it to my brother who made a heap load of cash from it after I gave him what was left over of a broken gearbox in pieces and the piece of junk.

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    1997 Isuzu 2.8TD man daai enjins hou nie. 2x oor gedoen in 300 000km. Eerste keer op 120 000km. Toe weer n Isuzu 2.8 TD 1999. Weer daai enjin. 3x oor gedoen en top 1x vervang in 300 000km. As dit nie vir die enjins was nie is dit seker een van die lekkerste bakkies wat ek gery het.

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    The biggest disappointment ever was a Fiat Palio 1.6 sedan 1999 model

    I got it for a runabout in town. Bought it brand new.

    Before the first service the following packed up:

    Aircon

    Powersteering

    Most of the buttons on the centre consol

    The sunvisors broke off in the first week

    It was hell to drive even when there were only a moderate wind blowing.

    I sold it before the next service as the tail lights were already faded due to exposure to the sun, although the car was parked in a garage.
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    1998 Nissan hardbody doublecab 2.4l utter crap. gutless, squeaked and rattled, bounced everywhere. bought @2000kms, sold at 27000kms

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    So happy to see nobody has metioned Land Rover yet.
    My worst car was an Opel Monza 1.6i. Everything that could break broke. I had the standard one berore without a days problems, hence i bought the new one.
    My other big dissapointment is the Terios. Well built and realiable, but terrible to drive. Its my wifes car. I flatly refuse to drive it.
    Best car was Isuzu 2.8 td bakkie. Owend it 20 years without a days problems.. sold in April this year. Missing it badly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erwin Schimper View Post
    1997 Isuzu 2.8TD man daai enjins hou nie. 2x oor gedoen in 300 000km. Eerste keer op 120 000km. Toe weer n Isuzu 2.8 TD 1999. Weer daai enjin. 3x oor gedoen en top 1x vervang in 300 000km. As dit nie vir die enjins was nie is dit seker een van die lekkerste bakkies wat ek gery het.
    En dan kry jy mense wat dink dit was n betroubare goeie voertuig....
    Vrywaring: Niks wat ek hier kwyt raak moet hoegenaamd as feite beskou word nie.

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    Toyota Auris 1.6, it had absolutely no redeeming features. It ate brakes and clutches like cornflakes. I had to throttle the engine to get any power, that VVTi technology was so badly suited to to the 1.6. Horrible gear box too, argh it was awful in every sense!
    My poor mate got a lime green one with the 1.4 as a company vehicle- something I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy

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    Oh no you guys are going to enjoy this ....... 1998 Land Rover Freelander tdi. White, leather, lovely. The first ones (just trying to justify how & why!!!! (I was to find out much later what a bad safety rating it had) Now I must say I was very impressed while driving a factory test vehicles getting a problem sorted (engine oil would collect in inlet pipe). Went like the clappers 160 km/h easy, towed like a champ, was comfortable (brilliant on gravel roads), plenty storage space and unbelievably economical. Sounds like a dream vehicle - I wish. So in appreciation for getting the problem sorted, they offered me a demo at a good price. From day one it was lacking power / gutless in the sand. It also felt less peppy than others I had driven. They tried everything including many, many visits to Allan Blacks dyno. Eventually the problem revealed itself when the head gasket blew big time. It had been just slightly blown for ages between 2&3 and eventually blew into the water way. When fixed (which lasted a day or so!!!), it was great. After many attempts by the agents to get the head gasket to "hold", I traded it in on a demo Blister fender 2.8tdi Pajero. I have been a loyal Pajero fan since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reenen View Post
    En dan kry jy mense wat dink dit was n betroubare goeie voertuig....
    Die 2.5 was onbreekbaar. Ek het selfs n 2.5 enjin gekoop om die 2.8 te vervang maar nooit gedoen. Het nog die enjin. Wanneer die 2.8 gewerk het was dit n wonderlike bakkie.

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    A cream coloured jetta 2 csx which was my first car i got after leaving school- engine piston rings blew on the way back that same year on the way back from oppikoppi- started smoking around Brits and died just after Grasmere plaza.

    A trusted back yard mechanic Rebuid the engine- which solved the problem- broke down a few months later in Sandton traffic when the front left wheel ball joint broke.
    Lucky on pull away so no serious accident.

    It would leak hot water in the foot well and scold the foot- and steam up the windshield

    Eventually it got written off one night on the way to Hatfield


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    2004 Vito Bus. Bought new, ordered it months before, couldn't wait to have it.

    When I collected it that afternoon and hit the gravel road to my house I knew within 1 second that I bought the wrong car.

    The one plastic thing on the rear door pillow fell off shortly afterwards, and I scraped the left mirror going through the plaashek.

    This was before I even got home.

    Sold it withing about 2 months again, luckily they were hugely in demand at the time and Oom Louis the MB Dealer was sympathetic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    ...........probably the most disappointing was a Ford ALser 1500 sport. not the 1600i which was a way cooler piece of kit - the sport badges were, well, kind of erm... like calling the last springbok match rugby...........
    I was thinking about this question until I read this and it rings true actually. Of all the cars I ever owned this one must've been the disappointing one for various reasons.
    In actual fact, it got stolen at the hostel I stayed at and the thief "dumped" it not two blocks down the road and left it abandoned. Must've realised he didn't have the 1.6i or 2.0 version and left me with a broken door handle and ignition.
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