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Worst car you have driven

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Milkyway, 29 Sep 2021.

  1. JohnStewart


    Joined: 17 Dec 2015

    Posts: 228

    Yes, that trick worked wonders most of the time, unless of course like me you had a weak battery and couldn't turn the engine over enough :D

    I once had one of those as a hire car. Truly dreadful. I pushed in the clutch and almost put my foot through the bulkhead. The steering was horribly light and completely vague.
  2. adam cool dude


    Joined: 22 Oct 2002

    Posts: 21,338

    Location: Boston, Lincolnshire

    I learnt to drive in a Corsa C 1.0. My instructor was anal with block changing and I went from 3rd to 5th going up a slight incline. It just wouldn't go past 50 with my foot to the floor.
  3. Dis86


    Joined: 23 Dec 2011

    Posts: 28,576

    Location: Northern England

    Selling the Mrs seems a bit extreme. Any pics?
  4. mrgubby


    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,606

    Location: 30 miles north of London

    The original Renault Espace.

    We had one in the company fleet and I had the misfortune to have it for a trip down the motorway.

    Horrible horrible horrible thing to drive, it swayed about on the road and genuinely felt like it was bending on roundabouts.
  5. alexakasloth


    Joined: 13 Aug 2004

    Posts: 7,927

    Location: Newhaven, Sussex.

    Check auto trader, hasn't done many miles!
  6. watercooledman

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    Joined: 12 Jan 2021

    Posts: 1,728

    so you think
  7. wozzizname

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Jun 2004

    Posts: 2,242

    Location: Rainham, Kent

    Without doubt the worst car I've ever driven was a Land Rover series 2a - appalling ride, steering, performance, build quality. I'd always fancied having one until I drove a friends station wagon, but that put me off for life.
  8. poosemon

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 May 2004

    Posts: 1,666

    Location: Near Chester

    I had the displeasure of a Chrysler Voyager as a courtesy car ones (very random choice of courtesy car indeed).

    Had pretty much no redeeming features and was an utter turd of a car.
  9. Mike9000


    Joined: 21 Dec 2018

    Posts: 189

    Location: Newcastle-under-lyme

    Had to suffer three weeks with a Nissan Note hire car many years ago. That was pretty grim…
  10. throwaway4372


    Joined: 24 Jun 2021

    Posts: 217

    Location: UK

    Most cars I've driven have been shocking:
    Renault Megane Classic - first car, very old, broke down regularly.
    Vauxhall Astra H - wasn't even that old but I felt the clutch going and engine power reduced, so got rid.
    Renault Laguna - test drive, clutch was super sensitive, computer always hassling me about late gear changes.
    Nissan Leaf gen 1 - test drive, grabby brakes, didn't feel in control, maybe related to regen braking.

    Current car I actually really love:
    Vauxhall Astra K Auto 1.4T Elite Nav

    May end up with an Astra EV next.
  11. Milkyway

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    Joined: 7 Sep 2021

    Posts: 90

    Location: Hampshire

    Just seen a FB page that made me chuckle & think of this thread;
    “ If you was 007 for the day... what would your choice of car be”

    Can you imagine some of the cars on here being kitted out.
    ( Certainly be well undercover then).
  12. LizardKing


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,860

    Location: The Land of Roundabouts

    I've not driven huge amounts of cars but did once borrow a picasso to move some stuff, it felt very unstable going 60+ on the duel carriageways, balloon tires or dodgy suspension felt like the wheel just randomly grabbed the road and dug in at an angle . prior to that was a Vauxhaul belmont, the thiefs that took it got the raw end of that deal!
  13. Lakeland


    Joined: 1 Nov 2005

    Posts: 5,709

    Nissan Juke. It worked and was waterproof, that’s about it though.
  14. mattyg


    Joined: 17 Jun 2007

    Posts: 8,421

    I've had my share of 70's and 80's ****boxes. But the car that surprised me the most about just how bad it was, was an F-Pace I hired whilst the mrs was away in the X3. (mentioned just for comparison) The F-pace felt unsafe. It wandered down straight roads and had poor traction on a roundabout that whilst can be slippy Its never been dangerous.... Until the F-pace.. I had hired it for 4 days and took it back early I thought it was faulty. But after speaking to a couple of previous owners. One as a company car handed it back after 2 days. It looks like they are just carp