All that glitters is not gold, and not every classic car that looks cool is worth buying. Owning a classic car can be a wonderful thing, but make sure you avoid the following vehicles.
- The 1980 Chevy Corvette
Even when these Corvettes were new, they often had engine problems, and whatever issues were there are doubtless worse today. Furthermore, compared to other Corvette models, the performance simply isn’t there. It’s sad because the Corvette is an iconic car, but it has to be said.
- The 1958 Edsel Corsair
It might not come as a surprise that this classic car should be avoided at all costs. The Edsel became notorious for breakdowns and mechanical failures, and it was also simply an unattractive vehicle. The Corsair earned a terrible reputation almost immediately after it was released.
- The 1979 Oldsmobile Diesel Cutlass Supreme
While this car had the beautiful styling of other Oldsmobile models of the 1970s, it was cursed with a terrible engine. Owners started reporting problems almost as soon as these cars started appearing on the streets, and it didn’t help that this Oldsmobile gave a bumpy and uncomfortable ride.
- The 1974 Ford Mustang II
This is simply not the model of Mustang that you want to own. It lacked the power and performance of 1960s Mustangs, and it had a messed-up fuel system. Its styling is also unattractive compared to other Mustangs.
- The 1975 AMC Pacer
AMC produced some wonderful muscle cars, but this Pacer was a disaster. It looked odd, and that never helps, but the real problem was a steering system that was flat-out dangerous. There were also multiple issues with the car’s suspension.
- The 1974 Reliant Robin
This vehicle had three wheels, and it also had steering problems. Go figure! While it may be tempting to purchase a Robin simply because it is such an oddity, don’t do it. The vehicle had many problems, and, when it was involved in collisions the results were often catastrophic because of its fragile fiberglass body. Essentially, it’s a lemon.
- The 1982 Cadillac Cimarron
About the only thing this vehicle has going for it is the Cadillac name. While the vehicle was designed well, cost-cutting in the manufacturing process meant that the actual cars often broke down. It is, sad to say, one of Cadillac’s few failures.