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A VW Passat.
Actually nothing really bad. But it kept killing my back. And it had a more or less continuous series of small breakdowns that all cost a fortune to repair. I was happy to see it go.

Honorary mention. My fathers Citroën GS.
It broke down in a most remarkable fashion.

As a fresh driver without a car of my own I had borrowed it from my father when visiting a friend.
On the way home I heard a loud bang. And when I tried to apply the brakes, absolutely nothing happened.

Now I should probably mention that it had fairly unusual brakes, where the brake disks where attached to the drive shafts at the gearbox.

What had happened was that the bolts that fastened the disks to the gearbox somehow got ripped off. Removing the brake calipers with it.
I ended up rolling a couple of kilometers before the speed went down so far that I could stop the car by breaking using my feet.
Had it broken down basically anywhere else I would have had a serious accident.

My father obviously had a hard time believing that I really didn't do anything, tasked me with repairing the car.

So I had to exchange a smashed gearbox. This would normally not be a to hard thing to do. Except on this car. There was a welded beam between the front fenders that prohibited me from lifting the engine out of the car. I had to dismantle the front of the car and lift the engine out horizontally before I could exchange the gearbox on this piece of sh*t car.
The whole procedure took me two weeks.
As a comparison, it took me two hours to exchange the clutch on a Ford Granada I owned later.
Wrong is evil and must be defeated. - Jeff Ello

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