capability. Fuel efficiency was also terrible, coming in at around 20 mpg.
The TVR Tasmin ranks number three on Hot Cars' list of worst classic cars to try to modify. In large part, this ranking is based on the difficulty of finding affordable replacement parts for the sporty car.
What's more, if you're lucky enough to find an affordable Tasmin to work on, it will likely be a four-cylinder model, which simply lacks the power that the top-of-the-line V8 models offer.
Even if you're willing to overlook that drawback, the Tasmin's tendency to rust and its lack of reliability should make you think twice before investing in upgrading one of these cars.
Unlike the other cars we discuss, the Peugeot 205 GTI--which comes in at number two–has found its way onto this list not because it's a bad car but because it's a good one. The compact French car even made
, however, doesn't mean you should buy one with the intent of modifying it. Hot Cars reminds readers that modifying this classic will likely reduce its value. That's why it lands near the top of the list of classic cars you shouldn't modify.
Where do we start with this lemon? While it tops the list of classics not to modify, the Pinto should actually top the list of classics not to buy at all. After all, the first thing that comes to most people's mind when they hear "Ford Pinto" is fire.
explains, the Pinto became famous for its tendency to catch fire in rear-end accidents at even minor speeds, due to its faulty fuel tank.
Ford eventually had to recall the vehicles and lost a number of lawsuits as a result of its negligence in dealing with the fuel tank defect. This is definitely a car that is best left in the past.
If you're looking to buy a classic car, one thing you'll need to keep in mind is insurance. Insurance for classic cars doesn't generally work quite the same as it does for standard vehicles. This is mainly because replacement parts can be much more costly, and classic vehicles tend to be driven much less often.
For these reasons, looking for classic car insurance can be a tricky endeavor, but
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Genevieve holds a BSc in Psychology from the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada, but her first and forever loves are writing and editing. She is passionate about creating transportive experiences for readers and feels most at-home in the literary world. When she's not writing about finance or car insurance, you can probably find Genevieve watching a good film, looking for sushi, or putting on her chef's hat in the kitchen.