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    Well yeah ... though even driving it to the shops, the bonnet (hood) would pop open, and a window switch would break.

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    ^^^ Stuff like that makes me remember the crummy old cars my friends and I drove in high school...

    ...and college.

    And beyond...

    Despite my grumpiness about modern cars and their mostly superfluous, complicated, and expensive "features", it is clear that some of today's old cars are much better than some old cars of yesteryear. My 20-year-old Honda is still a solid car that is smooth and quiet and it will still go faster than I care to on the highway without sounding or feeling stressed.

    My first car was a '74 VW SuperBeetle. Although it was only ten years old when I bought it, it already had the typical rusty floorboard under the battery which was under the rear seat. And I don't mean surface rust - there were little holes that showed the ground underneath! There must have been the tiniest of leaks in the fuel line near the gas tank, which of course was above the driver's and front passenger's knees behind the dashboard. I didn't have puddles of gas in the front luggage compartment or inside the car, but it always stunk of gasoline when I drove it.

    Friends would get in and say "It smells like gas in here!"

    "That's how you can tell it's running!"

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    If there was a least wanted car it would have to be the '80 Olds Omega I drove for less than a month in the fall of '92. Headliner sagged so much I always ended up wearing it as a hat. And there was this oil blow by problem. Worst car I've ever owned hands down. If the '79 Granada I bought from my uncle's ex-wife for $150 hadn't gotten totaled sitting in front of my dad's house after having it almost a month I would've driven it until the wheels fell off(what I literally did with the Omega).

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    I'd actually like to own an old Beetle, and turn it into a gravel rally car.

    But I hate working on cars ... so it's probably a stupid idea.

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    My Subaru Impreza RS. It was a great car. Especially for the midwest winters.

    I don't really care about any of the other cars I've had honestly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedpimp View Post
    If there was a least wanted car it would have to be the '80 Olds Omega I drove for less than a month in the fall of '92. Headliner sagged so much I always ended up wearing it as a hat.
    I had a good friend who owned a 1979 Pontiac Phoenix in the late '80s. He kept a stapler in his car to take up slack in the headliner.

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    https://www.forcbodiesonly.com/mopar...eg-jpg.128377/

    This was the Beast. The only difference was my car had a vinyl top that was a forest green. If I had the ability to get it drivable, I would do so in a heartbeat and daily it, even without air con and that's saying something living where I do.

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