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One-Hit Wonder Cars
« on: Jun 03, 2012, 04:25 PM »
I wonder how many of these cars Ace has owned:

One-Hit Wonders of the Auto World

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Re: One-Hit Wonder Cars
« Reply #1 on: Jun 03, 2012, 07:01 PM »
One.  Ok, one and a half.

A Pinto.  1976 Pinto Runabout.  Silver, with red trim.  It was the prettiest little car.  Goshawful pretty.
Would not start in cold weather.  Had to jump start it on cold mornings with a 70 AMC Hornet.  Which, is sorta like a boxier Gremlin. 
Traded it for a beige and black Mercury Zephyr, in Elkhart, IN - after the horrific Pinto explosion disaster.  That was a neat trick.

Ace; if they'd add the original Neon, then I coulda had a clear victory.  Loss.

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Re: One-Hit Wonder Cars
« Reply #2 on: Jun 03, 2012, 08:20 PM »
Me too. I had a 1976 Pinto station wagon during my first tour in Germany. I bought it for $500, and sold it for the same almost 3 years later.

Mine was powder blue with the cheesy, stick-on "wood" trim. It never blew up, at least not while I had it. I remember it was hooked on starting fluid. I could get it up to 80 MPH on the German Autobahn, as long as I was going down hill with a tail wind. It was the first car I owned with air conditioning. Too bad it never worked.

Scuzzy; it was a foreign car. At least to the Germans.