Take one of your best selling car lines..Oldsmobile.Take two of it’s very popular models. Do little or no modifications to them and convert them to diesels..GM never thought the added stress and compression from the diesel conversion would blow head gaskets and rip cylinder head bolts out while the cars were in the showrooms.. As with thick headed GM of the late 1970′s it was an answer to a question that nobody asked. Another problem was the Delta 88′s and 98 Regency’s that got the spine shaking diesel engine were known for being a smooth luxury. When the diesel would shake off your radio knobs it just didn’t go woth the image of the car. GM wouldn’t try another diesel for many years and Oldsmobile never recovered.
Category Archive: All Time Worst Cars..
The Mercedes Benz 1984 190E..Ok understand me being a Benz guy this one is tough. The first year for the 190E(1984)was a very bad year..Picture these cars parked in the Benz showrooms back in 1984.. 500SEL(luxury) 380SL(sporty) 300D(turbo-diesel) The 190e 2.3(ugh) These underpowered oil leaking, windows falling down German warranty wagons shamed Mercedes dealers all over the USA..But after many years of “Campaigns” the later 190s were very good cars..It always made me laugh the way that Benz would never call it a recall only a “Campaign” Kind of like the way the Germans”Campaigned” their way across Europe during World War II. If somebody offers you a free 1984 Mercedes Benz 190E 2.3 tell them “No thanks I’m not in the mood to “campaign”
Ford Motor Company has made some of the most amazing vehicles of all time.The Model T changed the way the world traveled.Classics like the Thunderbird and the Mustang are considered some of the most sought after collectible cars of all time.Like most car companies Ford can produce some real bombs. We could start with the Pinto but except for its flame thrower gas tank the Pinto was an almost good small car compared to the engine eating Vega.Not such a good idea was the nightmare known as the Ford Fairmont and its dumb cousin the Mercury Zephyr.So bad was quality control that 60 Minutes did a story on a Fairmont that rolled of the line with a Ford front and Mercury back. A staggering 90% went into the dealer for warranty work. With that in mind FORD slang is Fix Or Repair Daily We guess at one time people wanted to buy a Ford Fairmont. A perfect example is this very 1970″s TV commercial..
Todays slang name is “MOPAR”.The nickname for Chrysler products MOPAR was in fact short for “Motor Parts” for Chrysler’s parts division. We love old Chrysler’s but we also know that they have built some of the worst cars of all time. The much insulted Dodge Aspen and Plymouth Volare have the distinction of having the highest warranty rate of all time. With a whopping 67% rate of defects. Lets not forget the debacle konwn as “Lean Burn” in the 1980′s. Made to run lean for MPG and emissions your Cordoba would ping to the point of blowing a hole in a piston. Most of the Lean Burns were bypassed by dealers sick of installing engines for free. With that in mind MOPAR stands for Many Odd Parts Arranged Rotten. Ahh the Cordoba with fine Corinthian Leather.Check out this classic TV commercial from 1975 with Ricardo Montalbon.
Here a Carlisle Johnny.com we love old Chevy Impala’s By old we mean anything made before 1985. The current front wheel drive debacle is just a GM cookie cutter sedan.Granted the Impala SS from the mid 90′s was kinda cool but it didnt have the style of the original. From 1958 to 1970 those were the glory years for Chevy’s full size best seller. The pictured 1965 Impala SS looks like a “Chi-Pet ” but could be saved. So for all you Ford Galaxie guy Impala stands for.. In Many Pieces And Lying Around
Remember the glory days of the Chevy Impala? We do. Check out this vintage TV commercial
Love-em or not AMC’s are becoming collectable.AMC made some very cool cars during the 1960′ and 1970′s. Styled by Dick Teague. AMC products gave a quirky anti choice instead of GM,Ford and Chrysler.Who would of thought of a car with a “Levi” interior.With that in mind some slang for AMC is.. All Mistakes Combined or Another Major Catastrophe. See it you can think of any.
Check out this very “70″ AMC TV Commercial