Yes, the Fuego did that too, and the geniuses at Renault wrapped the starter motor with the exhaust header, burning it out every couple thousand miles. I owned a Corvair too, a '64 convertible, and it was one of the best cars I ever owned. Wish I still had it!How about the Renault Alliance? Used to blow heater cores, dumping hot antifreeze on passenger feet.
I completely forgot how bad those Renault's were . Also , the Fiat's of the 80's broke down on the way home from the dealership . My uncle had one that ran good about 10% of time . I remember saying : Hey it's running again ! The next week it was always sitting collecting dust . My parents had the Mustang II . One day our German Shepard was sitting alone in the car and somehow released the parking brake . The car rolled across the street and hit a tree . The fiberglass body was cracked so bad it went to the junk yard .How many have you owned? I bought a brand new 1973 Vega GT. While maybe not as bad as the '71, it lasted about a year before the head cracked. And another car I owned and I'll nominate for the list is the 1980 Renault Fuego, a POS in the truest sense of that phrase.
LOL. I would consider the 3rd gen 4runner I owned (1996) to be one of the best SUV's i've ever owned. Possibly one of the best SUV's period.Some of the cars on that list are on there not because they were bad rides , but because of imagine and perception . The 1999 Toyota 4-Runner had poor handling , uncomfortable , poor designed interior , sluggish performance , 14 mpg and way overpriced . But hey it’s a Toyota so it’s the best .
Written by a stooge for Japan, Inc. for sure.Some of the cars on that list are on there not because they were bad rides , but because of imagine and perception . The 1999 Toyota 4-Runner had poor handling , uncomfortable , poor designed interior , sluggish performance , 14 mpg and way overpriced . But hey it’s a Toyota so it’s the best .
This list is idiotic and uninformed, and just an excuse to bash GM and Ford overall. How about the Euro cars that were so bad they left the U.S. market many years ago? Let's see, Triumph, MG, Fiat, Peugeot, Alfa Romeo, Citroen... I'm sure I'm leaving a few off. More recently Daewoo got booed out of the U.S., and as others have mentioned the earlier Hyundais and Kias were quite rotten, in fact it's amazing they lived to get their act together. And the Aztek had little to nothing to do with Pontiac's ultimate demise, which shows how little the author or authors of this list know about anything, no less automobiles. In fact among its owner base, it was very highly rated for satisfaction.
Really sorry journalism.