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    The Ford Pinto and the World Trade Center

    It was this week in 1970 when Detroit began to fight back against Japanese imports in earnest, rolling out their own compact models designed from scratch rather than adapting their European cars. The Ford Pinto's unveiling today was a watershed moment for the company; at $1,830, it was the cheapest car Ford had built in 20 years. While it wouldn't get great reviews, the Pinto's real problems didn't emerge until a couple of years later, when a string of high-profile accidents and a Mother Jones investigation revealed flaws in Ford's engineering that left the Pinto prone to fires in rear-end accidents -- something Michigan owner Patty Ramge addressed in her own way in 1978 when her Ford dealer proved unresponsive. See what they were afraid of below.

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    Coincidence? I think not!

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    Obviously, Atta drove a Pinto into the WTC.

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    The Pinto was a kool ride. If you are stupid enough to get rear-ended maybe you need a Chevrolet whose tank was in the same place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by April15 View Post
    The Pinto was a kool ride. If you are stupid enough to get rear-ended maybe you need a Chevrolet whose tank was in the same place.
    Huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by April15 View Post
    The Pinto was a kool ride. If you are stupid enough to get rear-ended maybe you need a Chevrolet whose tank was in the same place.
    How would a person be stupid if someone ran into them from behind?

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    Saw "Modern Marvels" this weekend....a thing on goofy inventions like the flying car?

    They tried to turn a Pinto into a flying car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meridian5455 View Post
    How would a person be stupid if someone ran into them from behind?
    That's what I'm trying to figure out.

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    That's what I'm trying to figure out.
    Maybe you deserve it for stopping at a yellow/red light? I know I have almost been rear ended a few times because I stopped.

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    The Pinto was a kool ride. If you are stupid enough to get rear-ended maybe you need a Chevrolet whose tank was in the same place.
    Two cars I've had the pleasure of shoe horning V-8 engines into: Pintos and Chevettes.

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    At least a flying Pinto is more realistic than some of the CTs I've read on this forum.

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