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Has anyone seen the new Pinto Wagon?
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Re: Has anyone seen the new Pinto Wagon?
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2020, 07:29:19 AM »
i like both of them . ;D

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Re: Has anyone seen the new Pinto Wagon?
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2020, 11:49:13 PM »
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Re: Has anyone seen the new Pinto Wagon?
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2020, 07:07:06 AM »
I did see the same picture recently
Is it true

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Re: Has anyone seen the new Pinto Wagon?
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2020, 11:10:00 AM »
No there will never be another Ford vehicle named Pinto. This is actually a Mustang and it is total electric and AWD like a Tesla. And it is slated to go into production. But it sure does look like a Pinto!
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Re: Has anyone seen the new Pinto Wagon?
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2020, 10:36:11 AM »
No there will never be another Ford vehicle named Pinto. This is actually a Mustang and it is total electric and AWD like a Tesla. And it is slated to go into production. But it sure does look like a Pinto!

Because it got such a bad rep?
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Re: Has anyone seen the new Pinto Wagon?
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2020, 11:53:42 AM »
Yep exactly. I work for Ford and that’s the word. Everyone relates the Pinto as the car that “blows up.” With all of the retro stuff that goes on they would love to have a new Pinto because people loved them but it just can’t happen. They want the Pinto swept under the rug and forgotten about.


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Re: Has anyone seen the new Pinto Wagon?
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2020, 01:01:27 PM »
I have an old Pinto wagon. And I also have a 2016 Ford Fiesta, which I think is a Pinto in spirit. It's small basic, cheap (subjective) with a small engine and limited options. isn't that what a Pinto in the 1970's was??

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Re: Has anyone seen the new Pinto Wagon?
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2020, 12:37:08 PM »
Yes it is and had it not been for the bad rep it may very well been called Pinto. However, l can't think of another new Ford car that had the same fanfare that came after the Pinto. lt was the first American subcompact, it was inexpensive, light, low and wide. The seats were low like a sports car, it handled well and the steering was tight and quick thanks to the rack and pinion steering. The body was pattered after the other pony cars, Mustang and Falcon, with a long nose and short deck, and the angled sides and flared fenders were an instant hit. The 1.6 and 2.0 engines came from Formula Ford racing and they were bullet-poof. Even with only 75 hp the 1.6 was a zippy little engine that you could rev the daylights out of and thanks to a close-ratio 4 speed and decent gearing it moved along pretty good! The 2.0 had a cool 100 hp! It didn't take the aftermarket long to notice the Pinto. Body kits, mag wheels, spoilers and performance parts! For a Pinto? Really? Yep. Cams, carbs, headers......M y oldest bother bought a '71 Runabout and of course we added all of the above.  ;D  Offenhouser intake, 390 Holley, Isky cam and a Hooker header on a 2.0. And of course a glasspack lol!!! The dragstrips were all 1/4 mile then and let me tell you, quite a few V8 cars got embarrassed by a Pinto!! That dude was screaming with 8000 rpm shifts! So who knows? Would the Pinto still be around today? Maybe. I kind of think it may have gone bye-bye for a while and then very well came back. Maybe it would have been the Fiesta platform. l read an article about the Pinto back in the early 70's about the popularity of them, it stated that the owners of these little cars actually honk, wave and give thumbs up to each other when they pass on the road. Guess what? We as Pinto owners still get that today from people driving anything! Haha! Can you tell that l like Pintos?  ;D
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Re: Has anyone seen the new Pinto Wagon?
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2020, 03:03:58 PM »
I agree that we're not liable to see a new Pinto come out of Ford Motor Company within our lifetimes, but I think it bears mentioning that Ford's attitude toward the Pinto has softened in recent years.  In fact, owners of Pintos have even been invited to participate in Ford's annual car show and Ford Racing officials have actually graced us with their presence at Pinto meets.  While the "exploding gas tank" myth is still alive and well, there is now information (besides the PCCA's) online now disputing it and placing the blame squarely where it belongs, with Mother Earth News.  Ford recently resurrected one of its oldest car names to grace its newest Lincoln: Corsair.  For those who don't know, or don't remember, Corsair was an Edsel model more than sixty years ago.  I'm sure no one who knows anything about cars ever thought an Edsel name would be revived!  Give it another 20 -30 years and I think it's conceivable that something could possibly come out of Ford bearing the Pinto moniker; it makes as much sense as spreading the Mustang name across a line of crossovers and station wagons that couldn't be further from the heart and soul of Ford Mustang.  Personally, I'd buy one.  Like you, I like Pintos.  My very first car EVER was a brand new Pinto Runabout when I was sixteen and I've owned a few since, two of which still remain.  I wouldn't hesitate to add a brand new one to the stable if it paid any homage at all to its roots. 


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