Monday, May 16, 2011
What was you or your family's most unfavorite car?
For us it was this ugly green Ford wagon that the family dubbed "The pickle". When fully loaded the brakes would fail and need replacing on a regular basis. It was supposed to carry nine people or was it six adults and three small kids? Maybe in the late 50s when families didn't heft the tonnage they do today that would have been true. Not so now. When fully loaded and no where else to store the luggage a roof rack was required adding to the stresses on engine and suspension. Not uncommon to wear out a wheel bearing or two. So our wonderful "Pickle" would be in the shop for its' umpteenth brake job or bearing replacement. And the stock tires were no match for a family looking like the Okies headed for Calif in the 1930s when out for an out of state vacation. After some research I find that this wonderful machine was based on that notorious of all car models of the 50s the Edsel. This being Fords' idea of the cheaper family wagon model.
Okay so let's have your picks. Was it a pink Pinto, a vulgar Vega, or maybe an early rice burner that should not have been produced?