We’ve all got a junker car story from our past. Driving is a privilege, but it’s a privilege that’s also a necessity. A person can’t always afford the best or most reliable new car, and a driver must sometimes gamble with a junker car to get from point A to point B.
Nothing’s worse than being stranded in the middle of traffic, or even breaking down on the way to your destination. These Reddit users shared their stories about the times when junker cars ruined their lives.
20: An Unwanted Aries
If you’re familiar with the Dodge Aries, then you’ll remember that it was one of the most influential K-Cars of the 1980s. Unfortunately, as time went on the car didn’t age well and the few that are still left are in a junker condition. Reddit user periwinkleluvr told the story of leaving a Dodge Aries in Stockton, California unlocked. “Once I left my 1984 dodge Aries with the windows down, keys in the ignition for 9 hours in a mall parking lot in Stockton, CA. No one stole the damn thing.”
Not sure if leaving the Aries unlocked was a stroke of luck or sheer desperation. Nevertheless, the thieves didn’t fall for the bait. The Aries had some interesting features such as a 2.6 L Mitsubishi inline four-cylinder engine. But, it wasn’t enough to bring the car into the 21st century and Chrysler phased the K-Cars out.