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What is your favorite Pinto Model?

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Re: What Pinto Model was the best in your opinion?
« Reply #30 on: March 06, 2014, 08:02:31 PM »
Always wanted a wagon with the round headlights, but ANY with the round headlights, is better than the alternative...
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Re: What Pinto Model was the best in your opinion?
« Reply #31 on: March 06, 2014, 08:30:07 PM »
What's the alternative to round headlights? Didn't all Pintos have round headlights?
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Re: What Pinto Model was the best in your opinion?
« Reply #32 on: March 06, 2014, 09:58:33 PM »
No, the really good looking ones had square headlights  ha-ha-  1979 & 1980 had square. My self I like the square,can say why for sure just do.
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Re: What Pinto Model was the best in your opinion?
« Reply #33 on: March 18, 2014, 11:37:31 PM »
+1 prostreet - I agree!
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Re: What Pinto Model was the best in your opinion?
« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2014, 08:53:01 AM »
Round headlights with halos on skinny bumpers does it for me with a wagon ;)
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Re: What Pinto Model was the best in your opinion?
« Reply #35 on: March 22, 2014, 01:35:08 PM »
Anything with real glass is fine. I'm sick of having to refinish plastic ones over and over. The replacement cost is simply retarded there. You used to be able to refinish to last a good while, they change the plastic up and now can't hardly do it worth your time any longer. One way Ford has really gone to crap now, but then they all have. I'd be putting glass in later cars if I could figure out some way to make the swap look good, but they've pretty much nixed that idea.

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Re: What Pinto Model was the best in your opinion?
« Reply #36 on: March 22, 2014, 02:14:47 PM »
It's like that with everything anymore, it gets worse and the price goes up..  >:(
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Re: What Pinto Model was the best in your opinion?
« Reply #37 on: April 03, 2014, 05:50:55 AM »
1971 to 1973 are the best years in my opinion, as the styling is at it's most pure for those years. It's tough to decide between the sedan and runabout though, so I'm gonna say it's a tie!

Mind you, I love all pintos regardless of year or model (wagons, vans, and bobcats too of course!)

I think a 1972 runabout with the red/white/blue 'Sprint' option would be the pinto holy grail to me.
Especially if equipped with the 2.0l, manual transmission, and disk brakes.

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Re: What Pinto Model was the best in your opinion?
« Reply #38 on: April 03, 2014, 08:11:39 AM »
IMHO - the 1972 BOSS 302 are the coolest   8)


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Re: What Pinto Model was the best in your opinion?
« Reply #39 on: April 03, 2014, 09:36:21 AM »
IMHO - the 1972 BOSS 302 are the coolest   8)


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Sure about that???, Boss302 were made in 69-70 only, and the Boss351 was in 71 only.. Just fyi... ;) :D
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Re: What Pinto Model was the best in your opinion?
« Reply #40 on: April 03, 2014, 02:38:39 PM »
FYI - There is also a 71 B2. I think only one or two were made though.

So, 72 is the year of a one of one B2 Pinto  ;D

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Re: What Pinto Model was the best in your opinion?
« Reply #41 on: April 03, 2014, 03:18:04 PM »
Hmmm, I'll have to look into that, never heard of or seen one and I worked at Ford at that time..
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Re: What Pinto Model was the best in your opinion?
« Reply #42 on: April 03, 2014, 03:31:27 PM »
Ok did a little research, there was one built but it was a prototype, guess there was supposed to be six but they never got built.

http://www.boss302.com/smf/index.php?topic=35251.0
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Re: What Pinto Model was the best in your opinion?
« Reply #43 on: April 22, 2014, 08:07:14 AM »
As I favor the wagons ( I've had 3 ) my favorite was my 77 crusin wagon that I drove for over 10 years.
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Re: What Pinto Model was the best in your opinion?
« Reply #44 on: April 29, 2014, 05:28:05 PM »
its a tie for me early sedans for best performance.wi th small bumpers and lighter doors.and wagons for their versatility.
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Re: What Pinto Model was the best in your opinion?
« Reply #45 on: November 01, 2015, 10:57:06 AM »
 I have to say wagon. I've owned two. Both 73, both green, first one a 4speed, current one auto. Have a 85 T bird turbo coupe 5spd downer car for upgraded drivetrain.

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Re: What Pinto Model was the best in your opinion?
« Reply #46 on: July 18, 2016, 11:32:22 PM »
What about the Pangra? That is my favourite
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Re: What Pinto Model was the best in your opinion?
« Reply #47 on: October 17, 2016, 11:47:35 AM »
All The Models Are Cool, The Wagon The most useful, But For My Turbo And V8 Pinto They Are The Best Looking And strongest Platform. Just My Opinion From Pintoland USA
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Re: What Pinto Model was the best in your opinion?
« Reply #48 on: November 04, 2016, 02:53:14 AM »
My first wagon, I purchased from Grahm Ford (now defunct) she was sitting on the showroom, I was getting ready to sign papers for a Powder Blue Pony with a sunroof......  But when I saw this girl sitting on the showroom, SHE HAD MY HEART.....  I don't know what got my heart first....the porthole windows, or the 302cid sitting under the hood, the salesman told me she would cost me a grand more, and my payments were a little more than I wanted, but I DROVE HER HOME.....  my wife was disappointed until she drove her the first-time, and if I had known then what I know now, she was 1 of 350 units of production It was a special build from dealerships (only) I put over 300,000 miles on her and 1 rebuild, want a butt kicker.......  I sold her for $500.00  today she would have a COLLECTOR VALUE of $30,000.00 just because of the 8th digit of the vin......... since that year 1979, I have had over 30 the latest was 1996 she was sitting in the trade-in line one morning I came to work, I did not stop, I went to the used car office stole her keys, Deal-Packet, took them to Tim Mckelvey (Dealership Owner).... Tim told me to just take her home and don't tell the other guys !  I did I had her when I moved on this property after my house was built......... ..  woke up one morning in 2005 to an open and very empty garage, I cried all month for my little white 2300 Cruiser, she was FULLY RESTORED, I would imagine she is in Saudi Arabia now, every pinto wagon I see, I always check the VIN to see if she is mine ! no luck.......  still missing her today !
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Re: What Pinto Model was the best in your opinion?
« Reply #49 on: November 04, 2016, 11:41:26 AM »
So, there were 350, dealer modified, 1979, 302 powered Cruise Wagons? Am I interpreting this  L-E-N-T-H-Y sentence correctly?

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Re: What Pinto Model was the best in your opinion?
« Reply #50 on: February 08, 2018, 09:26:30 AM »
If it was my only car, it would have to be the standard wagon.  I had one and it was fairly useful.   For a general run around town car or for road trips, I like the coupe version, a 77 or 78.

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Re: What Pinto Model was the best in your opinion?
« Reply #51 on: February 11, 2018, 09:26:09 PM »
Any Pinto that is still on the road or on the race track no matter what model or year.  Those will always be the best for me.

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Re: What Pinto Model was the best in your opinion?
« Reply #52 on: February 13, 2018, 02:52:17 PM »
Have to agree with pintoman1972 on any pinto is good ,, the runabout is kind of in the middle , good for stuffing a pile of stuff , the trunk if you want to hide things from sight ,(small things)  the wagon is the best , pack it up and haul stuff , better is the cruser wagon , hide a lot of stuff that you packed uo to haul , got both  ;D
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Re: What Pinto Model was the best in your opinion?
« Reply #53 on: March 30, 2018, 12:26:02 PM »
The Bobcat might as well be my favorite especially in the sedan/Runabout. The reason that I say this is that I came across a 76 Pinto sedan with the V6, and I chose to keep my 78 Bobcat over the 76 Pinto. The Pinto's engine was rebuilt in 2003, and the car had been entered in a couple car shows. The exhuast sounded like a little hot rod. It even had an engine block heater! The guy that I bought it from didn't really take care of it. He seemed like he had inherited it from his father-in-law who had done the work on it. It had an electric fuel pump in it that was leaking, and was in the engine bay next to the intake manifold! Luckily it didn't catch on fire. He had a huge speaker box in the back that covered the entire width of the back side to side with an amp. The car gave me issues: it would lose charge so I had to jump it every day; it stalled on me a couple of times in traffic, and at the time of the stall, it felt like it was not getting fuel (it was crawling down the road in 2nd/3rd gear). The car was an automatic.

I was thinking of replacing the 76 Pinto with the 78 Bobcat, but I didn't want to deal with another car with fuel issues. I had just spent a lot of money on a 76 Chevette with fuel issues that I never could fully resolve. I ended up selling the 76 Pinto after having it for a month. I kept the Bobcat, and had its 2.3L engine rebuilt with a Ranger cam. I like the 75 to 78 Bobcats b/c of the rarity of them even though Pintos are rare too. They seem like they are very far and few in between.

I recently came across a 77 Bobcat that is junked, and does not have a title. If I can get it, I may have it listed on this sight.  It has about 93,000 on the OD. It has no cylinder key lock. It has the 2.3L with a/c, and the full window hatchback. Faded mint green with surface rust mostly on the roof of the car. I think it can only be used for parts. According to the State of Colorado's DMV website, a car must be older than 1975 to get a rebuilt title for it. What a dumb law. But maybe in some other state, it would be possible to get a rebuilt title. :D
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Re: What Pinto Model was the best in your opinion?
« Reply #54 on: April 07, 2018, 04:05:02 PM »
I've only driven only two different pintos, my 74 runabout, and my parent's 72 wagon. To say that one model or another is the best would be to invite an argument.
Each clearly has it's place and it's best use according to it's owners needs. That said, I have very much enjoyed my runabout during the time it was my daily driver.