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Old 11-18-2003, 11:07 AM   #31
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Re: Re: Re: What is the hardest car to work on

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My Dad, who used to be a mechnaic, always the Fiat 127 was the hardest car he ever worked on due to the compact rear engine, and I'm sure our Toyota Estima Lucida minivan wouldn't be too easy to work on either, with the engine under the front seats ...

The 127 was a front engined, front wheel drive car. I think your dad meant the 126, which was rear engined.
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Old 11-18-2003, 12:28 PM   #32
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Lotus Elise - hard to get close to the engine bay and no space around the engine, you have to put it on a ramp to do anything!
Just as the MGF as I said - but then, they are the same engine, lol
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Old 12-21-2003, 08:55 PM   #33
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Re: What is the hardest car to work on

toyoda minivans with the mid rear comfiguration you have to take out the seats to even do anything with it its also a huge pain in the ass to redo the master cyl you habe to take apart the entire dash
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Old 12-21-2003, 09:11 PM   #34
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Re: What is the hardest car to work on

I have worked on tons of cars vans and trucks.
at #3 the Porsche 928SC
at #2 the Maserati Biturbo
and the number one PITA car to work on in my book is the
Jaguar XJ12
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Re: What is the hardest car to work on

As far as which car is the hardest to work on it depends on what you know and which car you are used to working on. For instance you take a Jag to a Mercedes tech he would say it's hard becasue he dosn't know how all the systems work and same goes for the otherway around. SO what it all depends on it what you see the most. AS far as off the street do it yourselfer trying to diag why there navigation dosn't work correctly that could be any car so you really have to be more specific than such a broad question.
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Re: What is the hardest car to work on

Jaguar XJS...why didn't they design the front clip like the E type (where the whole clip flips forward). Heck even Chevy figured that one by 1984 for the vette.

I bet the 6cyl is easier but man did they shoehorn that 12 in there. no room at all!
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