|03-27-2005, 06:15 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Hot Springs, Ouachitah
Everyone has owned a hated car. Selling cars, the motto went, "There's an ass for every saddle", but I've had pretty good luck and some bad luck.
Of course I have owned a couple dozen cars, and never really blamed an inanimate object. I have always bought Toyotas except for an infatuation with 5.0 mustangs.
My albatross is the Banana Boat. I put 3 thousand into that boat in two miserable years. First, an idiot friend didn't pull the drain plug, and parked it in front of the house, nose down. It rained 5 inches, the biggest rainstorm in 10 years. Water seeped into the motor, and it totally cooked the motor. So I trade the 305 block in for a 350...then they tell me I can't exchange motors...so I didn't even get 500 back for the block. (A 350 is worth a ton more than a 305) Then next year, I wanted to take it to the Marina to have it checked, but no! Friend talks me into taking it out... and evidently, gear oil had leaked out of the lower unit. Poof! There goes the next summer as another 1k is spent replacing the lower unit. Now the flooring is rotten because it soaked up water. It's sitting in a shed out in mudville and I can't stand to even look at it. Brand New Motor in it and I doubt I can get more than 1500 for the thing, the damn trailer is worth that...It was a huge open bow thing, YELLOW.
In fact, all my mechanical troubles have come with the color yellow or red. It was a yellow boat. My 72 Celica was yellow. My 76 Cutlass 4Dr with three on the tree was yellow. (Possibly the ugliest car of all time). I bought that one for 600 bucks off Burt's W/S lot. It had to be the only 3 on the tree 4 door in existence. It was the butt ugliest car of all time.
I had a nice 81 Cutlass parked at the Golf Course when that mean ass hailstorm came thru Denver. It literally broke every window in the damn car. That car was baby blue like Mello.
What was your worst car?