Have you ever bought a vehicle that you regretted? (1 Viewer)

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I did. There is nothing wrong with the vehicle its just not the best for my hobbies and responsibilities around the house. long story short i had a car rear ended and it was totaled, settled with the other persons insurance company coming up 2k short of what i thought was fair and i had a few days to find a car before the rental was over.

Anyone else make that mistake? did you deal with it or did you find something you wanted/needed and made a change?
 

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Yeah, bought a Mustang during the 80s that spent more time in the air on a hoist than I ever spent driving it.
So, I bought a 71 Dodge Charger for $50 from some farmer selling it on the side of the road. The thing ran very well, seats were pristine, and there was no rust. I went to the junk yard, bought a plate for a couple bucks, threw that on, and drove all over the place. In fact, I vaguely recall having a stack of campus parking tickets on my dresser at school. In the days before computers, they had no idea that the car had invalid plates. About a year later I got it stuck on a two-track near my university and walked away from it.

Back to the Mustang... After a blown engine and dropping a new one in it, things breaking every time I used it, I cut my losses and sold it for what I payed for it... Minus the cost of the motor. I was never as glad to get rid of a car as I was to get rid of that car.

Edit to add: bought my wife a new 94 VW Jetta that had electrical problems. Nothing worse than having a new car that's unreliable. The dealer was terrible to work with and ended up renting cars to go on vacation; generally rented driving anywhere over 50 miles from home. Traded that in for a Honda Civic and consider the low miles on the VW due to the time spent at the dealer as a blessing in disguise.
 
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Well now you got to let the cat out of the bag. What was it? As far as regretting a purchase not really as I do a lot of research ahead of any large purchase.


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First ever car was a 2007 f-150 then after that a 2007 gmc yukon and I was like I'm sick of big cars and got a 2016 KIA Optima SXL. Instantly regretted getting a smaller car even though it's a pretty big sedan. It had a lot of nice features but I missed the features of having a truck and being able to throw kayaks/paddleboards in the back. Going to keep this sierra for like 20 years
 

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Well now you got to let the cat out of the bag. What was it? As far as regretting a purchase not really as I do a lot of research ahead of any large purchase.


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15 Acura RDX. Its a crossover and a great car to go on vacation trips but i really needed to buy something that i could put lumber in the back, mulch and not worry about. I do all my own work on my house.
 

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I spent more time repairing than driving both of these lol
 

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First ever car was a 2007 f-150 then after that a 2007 gmc yukon and I was like I'm sick of big cars and got a 2016 KIA Optima SXL. Instantly regretted getting a smaller car even though it's a pretty big sedan. It had a lot of nice features but I missed the features of having a truck and being able to throw kayaks/paddleboards in the back. Going to keep this sierra for like 20 years
Yeah, i did that also. went from SUV to a small sedan. i need a truck for all my hobbies and the work i do on the weekend. ive promised myself im going to pass my last 2 test and then consider getting what i want.
 

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Yes, My last car or truck I should say was a 2010 Ford F-150 eco boost. Luckily I had a extended warranty. They had to rebuild the motor a moth after I got it and 3 more times over the next 4 years. I finally trade it in and bought a nissan pathfinder, I will not buy another ford truck although it was a lemon, Just left a bad taste in my mouth.
 

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Yes. Still own it right now, going to be selling it soon. I purchased it not running as a fun project car, and proceeded to pour way too much money into it. Once it was running, it still had some minor issues to sort out, but it didn't handle as well as I hoped, and had issues with wheel hop if you floored it at lower speeds. The too much money comes from my plans to do all kinds of suspension upgrades. I bought most of the parts, but kinda lost interest in the project. I've maybe put 2k miles on it in 3 years.

It did, however, show me how great superchargers are.
 

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1979 Chrysler Lebaron, first new car. Bought it and went on honeymoon and when we got home 2 week later, found it was rusting. Down hill from that day on. Corinthian Leather too...
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Yes. Still own it right now, going to be selling it soon. I purchased it not running as a fun project car, and proceeded to pour way too much money into it. Once it was running, it still had some minor issues to sort out, but it didn't handle as well as I hoped, and had issues with wheel hop if you floored it at lower speeds. The too much money comes from my plans to do all kinds of suspension upgrades. I bought most of the parts, but kinda lost interest in the project. I've maybe put 2k miles on it in 3 years.

It did, however, show me how great superchargers are.
What did you buy for a project?

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S65 AMG, complete money pit between air suspension and coil packs. Never buy a Mercedes out of warranty. Never.

Car was rocket , quick and fast. Used about a gallon of premium every 10-12 miles. Luxoride, deceptively fast. Sleeper extraordinaire. Until the CEL goes on , you're in heaven. At gas pump, youre in purgatory. After speaking to service advisor, you're in hell.

In fact, at a gas station today, guy pulls up in SL65 AMG, non black series. We talk. He tells me pretty much the same as he pumps in premium at almost $4.00 a gallon for 93 . He says, " I'd never buy another and can't get out of this one" , so he was stuck. Probably way upside down.
 
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I bought a 2016 gti with performance package, dumped around 8k in mods, and now I want a golf r. lol
 

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I bought a 2016 gti with performance package, dumped around 8k in mods, and now I want a golf r. lol
I'm in the process of redoing my GTI....thinking 42dd turboback, DTE pedalbox, Stage 3 APR, bigger injectors and upgraded fuel pump. I regret buy my RX8, it was fun new but once the seals started failing it was 5k for a new motor from Petite Racing.....I'd love a Golf R or an Audi RS5 Coupe
 
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I'm in the process of redoing my GTI....thinking 42dd turboback, DTE pedalbox, Stage 3 APR, bigger injectors and upgraded fuel pump. I regret buy my RX8, it was fun new but once the seals started failing it was 5k for a new motor from Petite Racing.....
I have an mk6 at home too haha its APR Stage 2 DSG, it was cobb stratified tuned.
That car sounds really good if you go with the APR kit but thats a hefty chunk of change
 

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bought a chevy van that was 15 yrs old for my business... thought it was a deal until I found out it has sawdust in the transmission.... lol
My dad just gave it away
I felt like a dumbass
 

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I have an mk6 at home too haha its APR Stage 2 DSG, it was cobb stratified tuned.
That car sounds really good if you go with the APR kit but thats a hefty chunk of change
Ah yea I'm single with no wife, no kids and my house is paid for. So paying for the upgrade for stage 3 should take me to the 400hp range hoping...I don't think I'll ever get rid of my MK6 tho...probably keep her in the garage hehe....
 

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Yep! Range Rover. It’s one of the best trucks ever made.... not in the traditional sense of working or being reliable or even breaking even on it but in the sense I know it’s a piece of junk and yet I continue buying them, have owned three. Regretted every one, always in the shop, even turned one in under lemon law. But god I love them, it’s so good the 25% of the time it’s running you keep going back because you want it to work you want to find one that runs. Oh I didn’t even mention the kick in it he groin you take on resale. Yep one heck of a truck those guys make. Luckily my wife has forbidden another one so I will have to indulge my self loathing on modified European cars from here on out.
 

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Bought a 2002 Ford Focus Wagon back in 2016 with just under 100k on it. When I went to get rid of it, found out the body was completely rusted through. :sotw: I paid ~4k for it, which was probably 2k too much, but me being a moron and instead of continuing to shop, I bought the damn thing.

So glad I didn't get into an accident with that thing because I probably would have died.
 

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