CountersteerYour true stories of good and bad things that happen in cars.  

Some cars are just better suited to more extreme weather than others. I wouldn’t take a Honda S2000 out in a blizzard unless I already had an extremely convoluted life-insurance fraud scheme all planned out. In the same way, I wouldn’t take a Toyota 4Runner to a drift competition with any hopes of winning. But sometimes, you have to make do with what you have, brave the elements and hit the road with a vehicle wholly unsuited for bad weather duty.

For three years, my daily driver was my precious 1985 Chrysler LeBaron turbo. it was my only car so when the weather got bad, I was stuck with Lee Iacocca’s pride and joy as my only companion. Living in Maryland, I could have it worse, but the winter of 2015 proved to be a bad one.

I drove my then 30-year-old LeBaron with broken climate control and a tattered convertible top in quite a few snow storms. Through some work of Chrysler magic and divine providence, my LeBaron braved the elements and let me down far fewer times than I would have expected.

Show us the time when your only vehicle choice was also the worst choice. Tell us in the comments about your most ill-suited vehicles.