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Posted: 10/13/2005 5:58:38 PM EDT
Yes, this is a copycat thread but inquiring minds want to know!
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 6:00:59 PM EDT
yugo's, Fiats, anything french
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 6:01:33 PM EDT
Anything from France.
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 6:01:36 PM EDT

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yugo's, Fiats, anything french



Renault is owning this years WRC.
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 6:02:17 PM EDT

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yugo's, Fiats, anything french




Le Car!
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 6:03:00 PM EDT
I think I've heard nasty things about French cars, more specifically Renaults.  Like they are POS and you can't get parts for them.  
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 6:03:00 PM EDT

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Quoted:
yugo's, Fiats, anything french



Renault is owning this years WRC.


big diff between the racing versions and what we get
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 6:04:18 PM EDT
Well, we don't get crap. Renaults are only available in Europe.

Still wouldn't buy one. I'd rather have a Cosworth.
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 6:05:07 PM EDT
You guys know squat.  


TRABANT was the worst European car ever (East German), followed by some of the bad Lada models and early Skoda cars.  

SEAT also used to be absolutely terrible, but have gotten better.




To be fair, some French cars have been pretty good - a few of the Citroen models were AWESOME cars - except for their tendency to rust .  The Citroen Cx 2400 series was way ahead of its time.  Honestly.
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 6:05:20 PM EDT
Late 60's Opels were pretty awful.

The Fiats when the Communists had the unions in the factories actively sabotaging the cars.

Anything British up to say 5 years ago.
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 6:06:47 PM EDT
Why are these not in the automotive forum
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 6:08:14 PM EDT

Quoted:
You guys know squat.  


TRABANT was the worst European car ever (East German), followed by some of the bad Lada models and early Skoda cars.  

SEAT also used to be absolutely terrible, but have gotten better.




To be fair, some French cars have been pretty good - a few of the Citroen models were AWESOME cars - except for their tendency to rust .  The Citroen Cx 2400 series was way ahead of its time.  Honestly.



First the Frenchie, Alonso Fernando takes the F1 driver's championship and is the youngest to win in F1 this year. The top 2 competetors in WRC this year are also French car manufacturers. What's the world coming to?!?!
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 6:08:25 PM EDT
Yugo.
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 6:08:56 PM EDT
Yugo. Buy one and Yugo nowhere.
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 6:13:07 PM EDT

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Yugo. Buy one and Yugo nowhere.


One joke I heard about Yugo's was they had a rear defroster that served one purpose-

to keep your hands warm as you pushed!
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 6:15:51 PM EDT
Sorry deejay, but this was too easy of a topic and even I can think of several off the top of my head.

Skoda, yugo (of course), older Jaguars, MG B's, Fiats, the list just keeps going.

In fact I drove a brand new Alfa in England this year and it had a horrible gas leak somewhere under the hood so that after a few minutes driving you smelled raw fuel throughout the car. Also annoying was that the LCD polarizing screens on the digital instruments were all mounted in different directions so when wearing polarizing sunglasses you could only see one display unless you twisted your head...I shit you not this is the first time I have ever seen this in a modern car and had never even thought of it being an issue before! lol

Link Posted: 10/13/2005 6:17:07 PM EDT

Quoted:
You guys know squat.  


TRABANT was the worst European car ever (East German), followed by some of the bad Lada models and early Skoda cars.  .




Concur 100%



Aviator
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 6:18:59 PM EDT
Renaults and Peugeots are awesome cars...
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 6:20:35 PM EDT
Well, Trabant is an ancient word meaning "warrior on foot", you take it from there.
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 6:21:33 PM EDT
lucas electric
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 6:24:10 PM EDT
Is there any question?  Jaguar.

Remember the old joke. If you drive a Jaguar, you need three of them:  One to drive, one to be in the shop all the time, and one more for parts.
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 6:28:51 PM EDT
The BMW 850 series had absoultely horrific electronic problems by my understanding.  A 100k-ish frustration of the 1990's.


Supposed to be quite nice to drive when it ran, when being the operative word..

Link Posted: 10/13/2005 6:30:41 PM EDT

Quoted:
You guys know squat.  


TRABANT was the worst European car ever (East German), followed by some of the bad Lada models and early Skoda cars.  

SEAT also used to be absolutely terrible, but have gotten better.




To be fair, some French cars have been pretty good - a few of the Citroen models were AWESOME cars - except for their tendency to rust .  The Citroen Cx 2400 series was way ahead of its time.  Honestly.



I used to dodge those things on the Autobahn right after the wall fell.  German gubment gave them one year to get them off the road.  Saw many of those cut in half by 5 and 7-series Beemers when they jumped into the fast lane without looking.

But, the East Germans have an excuse:  They were Communists then, while the French were merely Socialists.  No excuse for French automotive engineering.
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 6:33:10 PM EDT

Quoted:
You guys know squat.  


TRABANT was the worst European car ever (East German), followed by some of the bad Lada models and early Skoda cars.  

SEAT also used to be absolutely terrible, but have gotten better.




To be fair, some French cars have been pretty good - a few of the Citroen models were AWESOME cars - except for their tendency to rust .  The Citroen Cx 2400 series was way ahead of its time.  Honestly.





+1 re the Trabant.  
IIRC Car & Driver or one of the other auto magazines did a "road" test of one a few years back (on a closed course, the DOT/EPA regs & all that).  It makes the VW Beetle (real Beetle, not the FWD water cooled modern one) seem like a Mercedes in comparison.


The only Eurocars I've had any dealings (actual wrench turning, etc) with are French (ex room-mate had a AMC/Renault Alliance...POS ) or German (buddy from HS was a major VW freak: Rabbit <Golf>, Beetle & Super Beetle, etc).  
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 6:34:18 PM EDT
Yugo plus one million.
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 6:41:17 PM EDT

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Well, Trabant is an ancient word meaning "warrior on foot", you take it from there.





I remember in my early German classes, during the "culture" days, learning about the little Trabi, and how much it cost, and how long the waiting list was to buy one.

When I was in Germany, the wierdest little car I rode in was a 2CV--Die Ente (the Duck).  Rubber band suspension, but it was a fun little thing.  We never hit the Autobahn in one...thank god!

Both awful, but cute in some way.  I wonder what the people who had been on the Trabi waiting list when the wall fell did when their cars were available?  :)

Jim
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 7:55:10 PM EDT
1982 Peugeot 505 STI Black w tan leather interior ... Truly beautiful, timelessly classic good looks, decent mileage, roomy, awesome handling............YET...........what a POS. If all French women were like THAT French car; whiny, expensive, and breaking down...the French would have disappeared from the face of the earth long ago.  Stay safe
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 7:56:11 PM EDT
Fiat

Fix
It
Again
Tony
I must say my girlfriends Lancia was nice though
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 8:17:28 PM EDT

Quoted:

Quoted:
You guys know squat.  


TRABANT was the worst European car ever (East German), followed by some of the bad Lada models and early Skoda cars.  

SEAT also used to be absolutely terrible, but have gotten better.




To be fair, some French cars have been pretty good - a few of the Citroen models were AWESOME cars - except for their tendency to rust .  The Citroen Cx 2400 series was way ahead of its time.  Honestly.



First the Frenchie, Alonso Fernando takes the F1 driver's championship and is the youngest to win in F1 this year. The top 2 competetors in WRC this year are also French car manufacturers. What's the world coming to?!?!



Fernando Alonso is a Spaniard.
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