I recall an R&T article that claimed the P6 Rover had, from new, the
highest frequency of repair of any car sold in North America. The
same article claimed Mercedes as one of the cheapest imports to own.
Low maintenance/repair plus high resale value meant a low cost per mile.
On 12-Sep-07, at 9:11 AM, email@example.com wrote:
> Subject: Re: [TR] My worst car ever
> Just to throw my $0.02 into this discussion, my worst car was a 1970
> Rover 3500S. Aluminum V8, bolt-on body panels (you could, in theory
> change the color of the car with a wrench), 4-wheel disc brakes
> in the rear), very comfy interior, and all sorts of electrical
> bells and
> whistles. It suffered an unending string of quality problems, from a
> pinion bolt in the diff that came loose at speed because the doofus at
> the factory didn't bother to bend over the retaining clip, to an
> assortment of Lucas and Smith gizmos that simply crumbled to bits.
> But when it was running, it was a real treat.
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