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Verdegrrl
03-25-2005, 11:07 AM
It has to be a car you own, or have owned. <p>On my Alfa, there is no external latch or key release for the trunk. You have to unlock the car and pull the lever by the driver's seat.

knicks125
03-25-2005, 02:42 PM
blind spot <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>although not unusal for a coupe

Santeno
03-25-2005, 04:57 PM
In my old gen 1 RX-7 I found the rear hatch anoying. There was no hatch cut into the bodywork of the car. only the glass opened, which meant having to readh over the body of the car to get at anything in the hatch. Invariably, pants would touch to rear bumper or exhaust and get dirty. Also my old Golf had the crappiest door handles EVER. I had to replace the f*cker 6 times because the cheap triggers VW used were constantly breaking (especially in very cold weather).

MontrealMustang
03-25-2005, 05:50 PM
The 2004 Toyota Corolla I'm driving at the moment has absolutely no rear visibility. I have to crane my neck and hope that there's nothing back there. It's almost as bad as a truck. My 1990 Mustang with the huge pillars is nothing compared to the Toyota.<p>Also, my old Suzuki Swift had the crappiest locks I've ever seen on a car in my life. I could never unlock the doors in winter and had to climb in through the hatch.<p>My 1984 Hyundai Pony? Well, I might mention a lot of things if it wasn't for the fact that anything I could think of is eclipsed by my memory of the car constantly catching on FIRE. One funny thing though. When it finally died after I drove it in rough roads and the driveshaft snapped off. I walked to a nearby scrapyard and told the guy "Can you go get my pony off of Gunn road?" and the guy went "What? Your PONY????"<p>He thought I meant the horse <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

Naga Royal Guard
03-25-2005, 07:19 PM
multiple fires ey <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/scared.gif" BORDER="0">

Mindless T
03-25-2005, 07:19 PM
Acura TL - engine fell from the bottom.<br>Um My old Toyota - slow piece of sh$t, constant mechanic failures, oil burner.

anonms
03-26-2005, 01:24 AM
Dad's Sienna: heavy rear seats<p>Mom's CRV: high-sprung security system<p>My Prius: I love it 100%<p><br>Mom's old Sidekick: it freaked me out with its rattles and squeaks, which make me think her car would fall apart at any given moment<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by anonms at 12:29 AM 3/26/2005</i>

SV
03-26-2005, 10:32 AM
well, i wish my mom's '02 sienna could have more cupholders, and that it was bigger in the back. my dad's truck is way to small in the back, and i cant fit (its only an extended cab though, so that's why). good thing my dad's getting a sedan for his next car.

knicks125
03-26-2005, 11:04 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mindless T</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Acura TL - engine fell from the bottom.<br>Um My old Toyota - slow piece of sh$t, constant mechanic failures, oil burner.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not to be an ass or anything, but those you just listed aren't features, just components of the car...read the topic first before reponding.<p>And one more thing, yes, most of you have heard about your TL, but that's not going to give a bad rap sheet to Honda/Acura, no matter how many times you say it, it's still a VERY reliable car...all I am saying is that don't blame it on the car, blame it on the people who owned the car previously or the people who serviced your car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">

olegk21
03-26-2005, 07:35 PM
My Dad's Highlander. You can't controll the windows with key in the ACC position. I'm not sure if this is true in all Toyota's/Lexus's. If it is, I'm never buying one.<p>I would not buy a car in which you can't put an aftermarket radio.<p>Aside from that, I wish I had an automated air conditioning system in my car.

sc43018
03-26-2005, 10:04 PM
my discovery has horrible cup holders, second row sunroof is useless, when it is up it makes the car way to tall to go into my garage, a parking garage, under a drive thru...etc.<p>mom's honda odyssey- rattles and shakes (almost 3 years old)

whipster
03-26-2005, 11:34 PM
In Skoda Fabia I don't like that feeling of sitting in a cheap car, all-black upholstery, and lack of power glasses.<p>in Toyota Corolla there isn't enough place for head on the rear settee but otherwise it's a great car (we've got one of the best equipped versions)

mzoltarp
03-27-2005, 05:48 AM
VW Corrado VR6: broken door handles, self-destructing sunroof, self destructing radiator hoses (I typically had the top hose blow every 18 months), rattly windows. Karmann quality was disgustingly bad.

MontrealMustang
03-27-2005, 02:05 PM
Oh, another thing I hated about my cars. Every single Ford I have owned with an automatic has had transmission problem.<p>1984 Ford LTD Crown Victoria Interceptor - The AOD was slipping so bad that it would go into 4th gear up a hill and stay stuck in 1st gear down the highway<p>1975 Mercury Meteor - The FMX wouldn't go into 3rd gear. I blew the engine while driving down the highway.<p>1990 Ford Mustang - The 4ALD was the WORST tranny in history. I blew TWO of them before finally giving up and switching the car to a Borg-Warner T5. One had a slipping torque converter and the other started leaking fluid all over the place and finally lost all of it's gears except 1st, and even then you had to have a friend nudge you forward so it would move on it's own. Horrible horrible transmission.<br>

Ascariss
03-27-2005, 06:00 PM
has to be the low grade plastics in the focus interior.

Santeno
03-28-2005, 07:17 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mzoltarp</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">VW Corrado VR6: <u>broken door handles</u>...</TD></TR></TABLE><br>A kindred soul. Welcome brother, welcome!!!

Mindless T
03-28-2005, 06:10 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Not to be an ass or anything, but those you just listed aren't features, just components of the car...read the topic first before reponding.<p>And one more thing, yes, most of you have heard about your TL, but that's not going to give a bad rap sheet to Honda/Acura, no matter how many times you say it, it's still a VERY reliable car...all I am saying is that don't blame it on the car, blame it on the people who owned the car previously or the people who serviced your car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>i guess u got lucky buddy, well my friend has a 2000 accord V6 and his tranny gave up at 85,000 miles, i dont really trust honda anymore, im not trying to give a bad reputation but i lost all my faith in them <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">

KebabGud
03-28-2005, 06:33 PM
BMW 318i: Slow as a ********* and it feels so mutch bigger then it is so it horrible to park<p>Merc CLK: Built by monkeys, the interior is faling apart, the warninglights go off when you look at them (and off when you dont) the Whipers dont work.. the left taillights has a life of its own, it only starts when it want to.. the roof somtimes gets stuck when opening..<br>the arm that "gives" you the seat belt gets stuck, the Phone makes funny noices...<br>the Left side whindow is upp or down.. nowhere in the middle.. the sterio makes funny noices (probebly the same problem as the phone)<br>the sat nav only works at night (that is a odd one)<br>there is more... but i forgot<br>oh yes .. and it is a 2004 modell :D<br>(made late 2003)

Naga Royal Guard
03-28-2005, 06:41 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>KebabGud</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Merc CLK: Built by monkeys, the interior is faling apart, the warninglights go off when you look at them (and off when you dont) the Whipers dont work.. the left taillights has a life of its own, it only starts when it want to.. the roof somtimes gets stuck when opening..<br>the arm that "gives" you the seat belt gets stuck, the Phone makes funny noices...<br>the Left side whindow is upp or down.. nowhere in the middle.. the sterio makes funny noices (probebly the same problem as the phone)<br>the sat nav only works at night (that is a odd one)<br>there is more... but i forgot<br>oh yes .. and it is a 2004 modell :D<br>(made late 2003) </TD></TR></TABLE><p>omg, no wonder you like Japanese cars so much <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

Cozz
03-28-2005, 07:30 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>KebabGud</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">BMW 318i: Slow as a ********* and it feels so mutch bigger then it is so it horrible to park<p>Merc CLK: Built by monkeys, the interior is faling apart, the warninglights go off when you look at them (and off when you dont) the Whipers dont work.. the left taillights has a life of its own, it only starts when it want to.. the roof somtimes gets stuck when opening..<br>the arm that "gives" you the seat belt gets stuck, the Phone makes funny noices...<br>the Left side whindow is upp or down.. nowhere in the middle.. the sterio makes funny noices (probebly the same problem as the phone)<br>the sat nav only works at night (that is a odd one)<br>there is more... but i forgot<br>oh yes .. and it is a 2004 modell :D<br>(made late 2003) </TD></TR></TABLE><p>You would think there would be warrantee, no? PS. I didn't even know CLK was offered with NAV in that year, odd.

KebabGud
03-28-2005, 08:23 PM
The car spend more time in the shop then on the road.. so the local merc dealer is spending a lot of money on that car :P<br>The navi was stock i belive.. (cant remember..)<br>i have a lot of pix from last summer.. the car had its first day out this year to day.. thats when i found the error of the arm that comes out with the seatbelt :P<p>here is some pix.. i you want i can come with pix of my beemer tomorrow.. (im putting the summer tiers on right now)<br><IMG SRC="http://www.7p7.org/bil/CLK/front.JPG" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.7p7.org/bil/CLK/f%f8rerplass.JPG" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.7p7.org/bil/CLK/Frontseter.JPG" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.7p7.org/bil/CLK/bak.JPG" BORDER="0"><br>the only thing that has been changed is that it now also has parking sensors.. (aftermarked)<br>

IcedG35
03-28-2005, 08:41 PM
My car currently has only 3 wheels because someone ran me off the road into a wall so that would be my biggest complaint at the moment.

Verdegrrl
03-29-2005, 02:15 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mindless T</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>i guess u got lucky buddy, well my friend has a 2000 accord V6 and his tranny gave up at 85,000 miles, i dont really trust honda anymore, im not trying to give a bad reputation but i lost all my faith in them <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I have a friend who has had 3 transmissions in V6 coupe. Apparently an epidemic with something 4.5 million cars effected (Odyssy and MDX too).

[AP]adiweb
03-30-2005, 11:54 AM
The Focus (2002) Tournir has a horrible interior, design is bad, soo round, materials are even worse (hard plastic and rubber, rubber!!!), then I dislike the 14 inch steel wheels, and the fact that some interior parts fell off eventhough the car is only 2.5 years old.<p>The Astra's (2000) seats are horrible, really bad, the breaks are weak and the whole car needs quite some force to handle (steering wheel, gearbox...) but the rest is cool <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

Dan J.
03-30-2005, 04:56 PM
With my 03 Mazda6 it had the cloth interior and I hated it. especially in beige.

Lakeshow23
04-09-2005, 02:30 PM
The only thing I dislike about my Geo Storm is the lack of cruise control, power windows, and power mirrors. That's why I went about bought an Impulse RS, and why I modded my Storms to have Impulse side mirrors.

Superfresa
04-09-2005, 07:51 PM
With My Land Rover Series II (1970) You can't really complain about anything... I mean, it could be quieter, and faster, and more comfortable, and fuel efficient, and powerfull.... but then, we'd be talking about something else and the whole point of the car would be lost.... I like it as it is - my beloved car no complaint whatsoever.... Oh yeah time to come home (It's been sick for over two months because the idiot mechanic droped it on its side on a car jack *idiot*)<p>The Mitsubishi Pajero we had until today:<p>Sweet car, especially after riding in an old Land Rover, but I can't do with it's extremely soft (bland) suspension, although It's a lot better than nearly all other SUVs out there. But it must be a Land Rover thing...

Hornbag
04-09-2005, 11:22 PM
I dont have a car...but id love to evaluate mums car! LOL<p>Toyota Landcruiser 80series (97 model)<p>Its loud<br>Its slow<br>Its loud<br>Its loud<br>Its rough<br>The muffler makes a ratteling noise<br>The back door wont shut properely<br>The drivers seat moves everywhere<br>It smells cos its an old car now...<br>And i dont think they had ergonomics when they invented it<br>It drives like a Toyota...<br>And...its ugly<p>Mum and dad went to toowoomab a while back and were very interested in the Mitsubish Pajero (they wont get a Territory cos i got up dad)

knihc2008
04-09-2005, 11:56 PM
i'm driving my bro's acura rsx regularly now. he installed a fart cannon out back that is probably the most annoying aspect of the car.<p>OH that and the sub in the back takes up a lot of valuable trunkspace very clunkily.

zwei Biere bitte
04-10-2005, 11:34 AM
2002 Honda Odyssey... <p>-Can't seem to find a comfortable position in the second row seats. <br>-Front doors are really big, sometimes tough to get out in parking lots (But hey, that's what the sliding doors are for :))<br>-Lack of power windows in sliding doors<br>-Can't open power sliding doors unless in park.