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Just Zis Guy

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Today I are been mainly reading Unsafe At Any Speed by Ralph Nader. I can quite see why it put the
cat among the pigeons when published....

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Peter B

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"Just zis Guy, you know?" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Today I are been mainly reading Unsafe At Any Speed by Ralph Nader. I can quite see why it put the
> cat among the pigeons when published....

The wonderful Chevy Corvair?

Does he also mention the Ford Pinto with the petrol tank that incinerated the passengers in the
event of a rear ender? Fords bean counters reckoned the odd court case was cheaper than re-designing
the Pinto!

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Just Zis Guy

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On Mon, 20 Jan 2003 18:56:24 +0000 (UTC), "Peter B" <[email protected]> wrote:

>The wonderful Chevy Corvair?

's the one. And loads of other stuff - like hanging back on introducing disc brakes, ABS, seat
belts, impact absorbing dashboards, collapsible steering columns.....

>Does he also mention the Ford Pinto with the petrol tank that incinerated the passengers in the
>event of a rear ender?

I think that the book may predate the Pinto, but ICBW.

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Tony Raven

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Peter B <[email protected]> wrote:
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> Does he also mention the Ford Pinto with the petrol tank that incinerated the passengers in the
> event of a rear ender? Fords bean counters reckoned the odd court case was cheaper than
> re-designing the Pinto!
>

You have to credit them with honesty about it though. When Ford first launched it the advertising
line was "Driving a Pinto leaves you with a warm feeling" and they were right.

Tony

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Jeremy Parker

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> "Just zis Guy, you know?" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]..
> > Today I are been mainly reading Unsafe At Any Speed by Ralph Nader. I can quite see why it put
> > the cat among the pigeons when published....
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> The wonderful Chevy Corvair?

The Triumph Herald had a suspension pretty similar to the Corvair's. My ex-father-in-law's Herald
inverted itself once in just the way Nader's book describes. My father-in-law was most surprised to
find himself hanging upside down from his seat belt.

Jeremy Parker
 
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