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  1. IcyPatriot

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    Does anyone remember the early 1970's Toyota's?

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    Our answer to that was the 2 rustmobiles the Vega and the Pinto.

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    Okay ... so we had some catching up to do ... and here we are 30+ years later and we really never caught up. That's all I can think of with all this bailout talk. We make good trucks, we make decent SUV's, and we even make some decent larger cars ...
    but we still suck ... really suck at making smaller cars ... 30+ years later. What is up with that?
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    Did anyone have a Vega ... or knew someone that had a Vega?

    the aluminum engine Vega that blew oil when it was cold and ran too tight when it was warm. To start the Pr!ck up you had to beat the gas pedal to the floor like you were playing the drums to the song "Wipeout". If you were lucky it started by the 5th or so pump and then you had to keep pumping it just to get the idle moving. Mind you all this while the oil still sat in the oil pan so you were basically reving an oiless engine.

    ... and now they want to be bailed out :mad:... sorry :nono: ... memories die hard ... real hard. :mad:
     
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    ya my parents had one when i was like 5
     
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    if anything it makes me appreciate the struggle my parents went through
     
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    I had a 32 Ford with a Rumble Seat, I used to take the doors off in the Summer, I was 17 yrs old, I got drunk in Scollay Sq, I headed back for Cambridge when I went around the rotary at the West Boston Bridge by the old Charles St Jail I fell out of the f-cking car, it kept going and almost went into the river, the Boston Cops rode me home, it cost me $8 to have the car towed to Cambridge.
    That was a great car, I pushed a MTA Bus with it, and tipped it over in the middle of Harvard Sq, then I sold it to Pats Towing when he first started his business, he used it until it just fell apart.

    If you didn't hit anybody and kill them in those days the Cops would bring you home, most of the Cops on the night shift were all drunk too.
     
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    Thanks for the story Harry ... good story.;)
     
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    lmao Icypat!! Very well put! You give away your age, but that's ok.

    I think Americans in general and Detroit especially remained cokky and arrogant regarding the perceived "American ingenuity".

    My God, how wrong we have been! The saddest part is, I don't think we even tried. If we put a man on the moon in 1968, we have absolutely no excuse to not be producing "best in class" autos!
     
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    Right on question!! I've been asking myself this same thing since the 70s: why can't US automakers make a decent small car. My conclusion is that they have ALWAYS put their emphasis on larger cars, thinking that small cars were a passing fad. All the execs -- both of management AND of the unions -- all drive Caddies or Continentals or the like, and middle managers all aspire to drive the big Mack Daddy rigs, so they have about as much personal stake in small cars as Donald Trump has in making low cost housing. The Japanese started out with small cars, so for them it has been a case of improving and refining their original template. And they've done an outstanding job of it.


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    Ashton Kutcher said something interesting on Bill Maher. He said that the oil companies should bailout the big three automakers.
    As for the cars they are way before my time, but here you go.
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    Ashton Kutcher and Bill Maher, now there are a couple of authorities I'd bet my life on believing!! :rofl:


    I cannot believe Stanford teaches you this tripe, with all due respect to tripe which I like in my Pepper Pot soup. You must be studying under the "new" breed of economics "teachers", from the Karl Marx institute of devolution studies.


    .... and those cars you keep posting are about as representative of US small cars as Jimmy Johnson's NASCAR rig is to an off-the-shelf Ford, Toyota or GM product.

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    Fog not everything that is posted here is suppose to be deep. Some things are just lighthearted comments.
     
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    Oh, OK, I won't take you seriously any more then.

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    "POC" Born a Patriot...."Piece of Crap". Dress it up however you want, the car stinks.

     
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    I wouldn’t know. I never even knew this car existed until today. Cool picture though.
     
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    LOL!! Ok, sorry! I thought you were a fan of them!

    yes, they are nostalgic pics!
     

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