What Was The Sketchiest Car You Ever Bought?

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

Unless you’re buying new, used cars can come with colorful histories. Sure, the seller can clean them up as much as possible before taking the photos to send to you, but sometimes the past can’t be erased.


What was the sketchiest car you ever bought and what gave it away? Knocking noises? A strange odor? Oh, God, some kind of stain somewhere?

Or maybe there was a dead rooster inside because it had been used for a failed Santeria ceremony. Who knows!

Writer at Jalopnik and consumer of many noodles.

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A friend of mine bought a VW Diesel Golf. Turns out the sellers lied about the emissions or something big time. Super sketchy scenario. Whatevs. Sellers took it back.