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Top Gear Top 50 Worst Cars Of All Time

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Just picked up Top Gear magazine which has a supliment entitled "The 50 Worst Cars Of All Time".

Guess what? The Lexus SC430 is number 36 :o

I can't believe it!

What do you think?

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Havnt see the magazine yet.............do they give a reason why its no. 36 on the worst list? :blink:

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yeah, i remember they did a roadtest on the show and tore it to pieces..

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The original SC was generally regarded as a "blancmange on wheels" for the American market wasn't it?

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I'd say the SC430 is expensive for what it is, but the 36th worst car of all time? I don't think so.

For starters you've got almost every car Renault and Vauxhall have ever made (ok a couple of exceptions), plus all the Fiats & Lancias that rusted before you got them out of the showroom, Morris Marinas & Itals, Maestros - Montegos - Metros, various Citroens that depreciate 50% a week, early Skodas, late Peugeots (is the 605 ugly or what?), Yugos.....

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Here's the lsit:

50: Ssangyong Musso

49: Cavalier Mk2

48: Volvo 340

47: Ferrari Mondial

46: Renault Spider

45: Mercedes Vaneo

44: Austin Princess

43: Kia Pride

42: Seat Ibiza Mk1

41: Vauxhall Vectra

40: Peugeot 206cc

39: Morris Ital

38: Ford Escort Mk4

37: Nissan 100NX

36: Lexus SC430

35: Datsun Sunny 120Y

34 : MG Metro Turbo

33: Mitsubishi Carisma

32: Skoda Rapide Cabriolet

31: Kia Elan

30: Ford Pinto

29: FSO Polonez

28: Mustang Mk3

27: Pontiac Aztek

26 : Ford Probe

25: Chrysler Neon

24: Marcos Mantis

23: Hyundai Atoz

22: Rover 220 BRM

21: Daewoo Espero

20: Ford Scorpio

19: Austin Allegro

18: Porche Cayenne

17: Ford Fusion

16: Nissan Serena

15: Hyundai SCoupe

14: Rove 220 Turbo Coupe

13: Vauxhall Frontera

12: Hyundai XG30

11: Asia Rocsta

10: AMC Pacer

9: BW Polo Harlequin

8: Caddilac Seville Diesel

7: Panther Deville

6: Daihatsu YRV Turbo

5: MG Maestro

4: Reliant Kitten

3: Alfa Romeo Arna

2: Saab 9-3 Viggen Cabrio

1: Suzuki X90

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Top Gear having a pop at Quentin Wilson who owns one perhaps ?

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I loved Top Gear years ago, but the newer shows are just plain CRAP :yack:

Just loads of scarky bull sh*t, just running around in Spooorts carrrs, Clarksons just a big ***** the little guy is much better.

I try to watch it sometimes, but I have to hit the clicker after 5 mins. :yack: :yack:

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It's blatantly wrong, though - The Aztec should be a lot closer to the top of the list :sick:

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The SC430 has received quite a few bad reviews in the UK and Topgear did slate it last year. I have to admit it is at least £10k overpriced and not really that good a drive, it's more of a status symbol.

I believe there would be a few Cayenne owners not happy about seeing their vehicle at # 18. Topgear liked the car once you were inside they just hated its looks

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when i saw the sc430 in the list, it came as no surprise. That car's styling is a bit grim. Hopefully with the creation of lexus japan and with all the amazing new concepts weve seen recently, Lexus won't be on the list again!

Although Jeremy does seem to have it in for lexus!

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what was wrong with the saab 9-3 viggen??

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what was wrong with the saab 9-3 viggen??

no cup holders :P

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thank goodness its just a Top Gear review and not one from a more serious official bod like j.d powers

Its just top gear

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what was wrong with the saab 9-3 viggen??

no cup holders :P

nah cant be that saab make the best cup holders i have ever seen!

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what was wrong with the saab 9-3 viggen??

"Like some untamed Norse beast, the 225bhp is likely to dislocate your shoulder is it's eagerness to nail 258lbs/ft torque to the tarmac through it's front wheels. Add the kick in the back from the turbocharger and you're slithering all the way to the osteopaths. The suffering is compounded by near solid suspension, sending ridulous shudders into a body structure with the rigidity of a jelly fish"

Fair criticism or the moanings of a P**f?

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what was wrong with the saab 9-3 viggen??

A guy at work who owns a standard 9-3 took a viggen for a test drive. He couldn't believe how such a dangerous car could be allowed on the roads :o

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Before I got the Lex, I took a 9-3 Aero out on a unaccompanied test drive, scary stuff..... ;) All that power going to the front wheels just don't feel right.

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what was wrong with the saab 9-3 viggen??

"Like some untamed Norse beast, the 225bhp is likely to dislocate your shoulder is it's eagerness to nail 258lbs/ft torque to the tarmac through it's front wheels. Add the kick in the back from the turbocharger and you're slithering all the way to the osteopaths. The suffering is compounded by near solid suspension, sending ridulous shudders into a body structure with the rigidity of a jelly fish"

Fair criticism or the moanings of a P**f?

cheers for that mark

ps poof

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i was looking at buying a viggen.........

by the time id made my mind up they had stopped production :yawn:

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what was wrong with the saab 9-3 viggen??

"Like some untamed Norse beast, the 225bhp is likely to dislocate your shoulder is it's eagerness to nail 258lbs/ft torque to the tarmac through it's front wheels. Add the kick in the back from the turbocharger and you're slithering all the way to the osteopaths. The suffering is compounded by near solid suspension, sending ridulous shudders into a body structure with the rigidity of a jelly fish"

Fair criticism or the moanings of a P**f?

Sounds just like a T5R volvo i used to own :lol:

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