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  •  You wanted a small, reliable car that could carry (2+ / 0-)
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    a few things. Thing was, most of the cars available back then were much less reliable and safe as the ones today. You didn't make a mistake buying that Pinto. It wasn't much more crappy as what else was around at that time.

    •  Really??? (0+ / 0-)

      Seems back then, as you say, we only had a few call backs on what were considered 'lemons' that came off the lines, not tens of thousands being recalled for fixes after they all came out from the computer manufacturing and with no hands or eyes of experienced trades people catching the glitches and correcting quickly!!

      No programmer, no matter how good, can make a 'trades person' with hands, eyes, more and adding in experience and on the ready innovative thinking!!

      Vets On FLOTUS and SLOTUS, "Best - Ever": "We haven't had this kind of visibility from the White House—ever." Joyce Raezer - Dec. 30, 2011

      by jimstaro on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 12:46:42 PM PST

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      •  Oh and (1+ / 0-)
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        They were one hell of allot cheaper to not only fix but even many who drove them could, which added to the multiple skills found at them times, where outside of the skills of work many learn and did others!!  

        Vets On FLOTUS and SLOTUS, "Best - Ever": "We haven't had this kind of visibility from the White House—ever." Joyce Raezer - Dec. 30, 2011

        by jimstaro on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 12:53:06 PM PST

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    •  Actually, Sparky, you are correct. (0+ / 0-)

      I'd just graduated from college and was moving cross country to my first job.

      Found it difficult to carry everything I wanted on my only transportation at the time--a motorcycle--and shopped for an inexpensive car that would carry a fair amount of stuff.

      At least it wasn't a Chevy Vega, which was the main competitor in that price/size class.

      When atlatls are outlawed, only outlaws will have atlatls.

      by wheeldog on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 12:52:12 PM PST

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      •  I once rode (0+ / 0-)

        from Dayton to Indianapolis in a Vega (front passenger seat), and by the time we got there, my legs had both fallen asleep.

        You can't keep a mighty tree alive (much less expect it to thrive) by only spritzing the fine leaves at its tippy-top. The fate of the whole tree depends on nurturing the grassroots. - Jim Hightower

        by PSzymeczek on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 01:06:11 PM PST

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