What is the most unreliable, hard to work on, pain in the ass, money pit car out there? I am looking for a challenge. Something extremely difficult and prone to frequently breaking down.
Pic not related, just a shitty Miata I saw in a parking lot.
A BMW equipped with an N42B18 engine.
Probably something chrysler
Alternatively, for hard to work on, front wheel drive V8 cadillacs kek
Nothing more expensive than a cheap Rolls Royce.
I have owned several z32 turbos. They don't break down that much. Once you have the 120k stuff done it's pretty reliable (until you boost the fuck out of it). engine bay is a bit tough to work IN but it's not super unreliable.
The vr4 though, yeah have fun OP. Also a PT cruiser.
Not unreliable or hard to work on but if you want a vehicle with absolutely impossible to find parts, I highly recommend an old cornbinder pick-up. Get to travel the country looking for a fucking exhaust manifold.
I don't think RR are particularly hard to work on, the parts are just extortionate, if you can find them.
Anything reasonably modern and French suits your bill perfectly, Laguna II springs to mind. They were so bad some main dealers stopped taking them in as trade ins at one point.
Alfa Romeo 166?
Is a good call, these things never work properly.
I disagree, Jaguar S types and XJ are pretty good mechanically and not that bad to work on. Certainly no worse than a German equivalent.
The X Type can be a pain but even then they aren't bad.
Probably helps that we have an abundance of cheap parts here though.
Don't talk out of your ass son.
My family has had Citroens since the Traction Avant. Excluding the oddball, most have been pretty reliable. Pneumatic suspension is reliable AF. You only have to take care to recharge the spheres at the recommended intervals, something most fucktards fail to do.
The engines are overdimensioned for the power they deliver and are reliable as fuck too.
Their only downside is cooling, which is rather spot on for the engine requirements which with age shows more and more, so you either have to oversize it or stick to the maintenance plan stricly.
Don't talk about what you know jack shit about.
New ones are the same shit.
We've been thorugh three C5's, one being mine, and their only problems were interior plastics flaking or those small lids and shit breaking.
My brothers had a instrument panel failure, and that was the most expensive repair any one of those cars had.
Most problems are caused by people, not by the cars inherently.
Think the engines themselves are generally ok, but getting access to various parts can be a nightmare.
As usual, the automatic gearboxes are hopeless and cost a fortune to put right because they are apparently "sealed for life" so no one changes the ATF.
I've heard that the W8 engines like to eat cam gears after a certain number of miles, and it's one of those expensive "time bomb" repairs that people unload the cars to avoid paying for.
I have NEVER seen a TT wiring harness "decompose". I've seen cracked ones, yes, but the car is fucking 27 years old. This is nothing weird for any car that old. Stop confusing unreliable with "shit will eventually need replacing because it's a fucking car."
That, and lso having to refresh literally everything the moment you get it to avoid having to fix 1-2 little things every week for the next year.
A friend of mine got a 78 KZ550 as his first bike against my advice, and who do you think he called 5 times over the next two month with
>my speedometer doesn't work now
>my turn signals don't work now
>my brakes feel different than yesterday
>my headlight won't turn on now
>the engine is clicking is that bad?
>I can't rev over 4k without it dying what's that mean?
I wouldn't recommend a small block Ramcharger. It's not as retarded as a Jetta, but given that no Ramcharger is in ideal condition, they are endless nightmares. Literally a problem on wheels.
An old, cheap Toyota with the number of previous owners in double digits is the most unreliable car one can get.
Now that's real necromancy.
It is when abused by fellow vodka niggers
Also there are unreliable 'Yota engines, like
1G-FE Beams or their first foray into direct injection - 3S-FSE and 1JZ-FSE
It has been virtually impossible to import them since 2007 due to raised tariffs, which were tied to Euro exchange rate for some reason. Which means nowadays only 1.5 and less displacement cars are viable for import.
That's discounting eco-bullshit, which the meme cars can't pass anymore.
The Tourer V's prices froze around $6000-$10000 USD, while ruble turns to rubble by the day.
That's the better ones around, the rest of them are body filler golems of deferred maintenance.
Fuck Putin. Fuck Lada.
>1G-FE Beams or their first foray into direct injection - 3S-FSE and 1JZ-FSE
Literally none of those engines are unreliable
FSE engine are much tanks from my dealing with them. They are way better than the Mitsubishi DI engines from the same era
Also the 1G-FE Beams is simple as all fuck and bulletproof. Slow sure, but those things are taxis in my country and I've never come across any complaints of them
Not as simple as the ones from the '80s
JZ is reliable because JZ. 3S is slightly worse.
Fuel pumps are the first thing to go.
As every DI engine, prone to knocking on third world gas.
Anything is better than Mitsu, that's for sure.
this you have to dissasemble B,C,D,E,F, to get to A, I got one as my first car and thought i'd be able to mod it but no all ive been able to do is maintenance because shit keeps breaking down
pic related my car
This is what a timing belt change on a POS f̶̶e̶̶r̶̶r̶̶a̶̶r̶̶i̶ Fiat Mondial looks like
I don't understand why you guys consider stuff like this difficult. It really isn't. Only if you don't have the proper tools. Otherwise it's not that much of a hassle.
Maybe stop trying to work on your cars outside on a dirt road with a stanley socket wrench set you got from walmart.
You want unreliable. Then you need a Porsche 928. This cars old as fuck. This car is complicated as fuck. This car doesn't have alot of parts available, so you're gonna have to fab stuff. Or if you don't wanna fab you can contact Porsche for a stupid amount of money.
I get where you're coming from, but in this case the proper tool is a fully automated lift. If you don't have that, you can fuck right off and most DIYlers don't have one.
I know it's the same for the 355 as the Mondial, but the former would make up for it by offering a special driving experience while a Mondial offers BRZ power and a Fiat Panda interior.
OP, get a Land Rover LH4. Get a stock one and try installing a custom radio/audio player in it.
My friend fucking got one and a guy wanted more than 1k to custom mount one in. And 2000's Land Rover and Jaguar are utter shit.
high mileage jaguar or BMW
'97-02 Ford Escort sedan/wagon with the automatic. Or an early Focus with the 2.0L SPI engine and automatic.
The 2.0L SPI engine is bar-none one of the worst motors designed by Ford. It's got more NVH than a blender full of gravel, it's hard to work on, and unless it has an aftermarket upgraded cylinder head you can make one literally drop a valve seat on command by feeding Seafoam into the intake. It's also got only 110hp and 125 ft/lbs of torque.
Reliable enough, sure. If the hydraulics go though, have fun fixing that. I know someone who took an entire XM apart to fix that stuff.
The sheer amount of comfy is worth it though.
This is what a turbo replacement looks like on a Range Rover
here's the disclaimer...
Anything British with Lucas electrics. Lucas coordinated with demons when designing their components and filled them with imps and other nasties.
>355, Mondial etc
>supercars must be unreliable
The King is naked!
It's literally slower than a Slowobaru.
>could pop panels out of the dash if it hooked
That's actually kinda awesome.
But that anon probably meant Citroen C5, not the 'Vette.
Hey now, I love those little things. Take a 2nd gen with a 1.9 and put on your hated 2.0 SPI head and you have less horsepower than stock for not as much work as you'd think. Then build a turbo setup for it, and you have a very fun motor.
Hydropneumatic suspension is very reliable if you maintain it well.
yup. Though the brand has gone downhill because of PSA not knowing where they should position Peugeot and Citroen.
Any car gets unreliable in Russia. Russian gas is shit quality.
French cars and electrical components have always been an unlucky combination; notably Renault.
>You can throw a handful of pocket change into the engine bay and never hear a penny hit the ground.
Vacuum tubes are the best!
Those old MGs are supposed to be a nighmare to keep on the road. Anything british or high luxury, also Volkswagens are allegedly a bitch to work on, not sure about their reliability.