Ford Pinto Cheap Parts that Replace in Seconds

October 25, 2007 at 3:46 pm 1 comment

Jalopnik posts some great vintage car commercials. Today they had a Ford Pinto commercial that contained some pretty funny concepts. Like the ability of a car to have cheap, quick, replaceable parts. Of course it is back from the day when you could replace your own parts.

In the book, Blue Ocean Strategy, a Hungarian bus maker NABI turned the $1-billion-a-year U.S. municipal-bus industry on its head by building lighter-weight, cheaper-to-maintain fiberglass vehicles… that had lower long-term repair and fuel costs. NABI realized that more money was spent on the operation of the vehicles than on the vehicles themselves.

Wouldn’t it be nice if someone built a vehicle back to the roots of famous cars like the VW bug, or Model T? A people’s car that was functional, not embarrassing, and easy and cheap to maintain?

Or, is our own self expression too big of a hurdle for a people’s car?

Just for fun: here is a link to some nice tables that show costs of new car ownership by category. Check it out and see where you fit in: http://www.pacebus.com/sub/vanpool/cost_of_driving.asp

Entry filed under: Uncategorized.

24 hours of LeMons: You know you want to do this. Get in the mood for Halloween

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Ft. Lauderdale VW Service  |  May 31, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    When the last time I took my VW for its schedule maintenance, I took it to a VW service provider where the technician asked me several questions about the car and took it for a test drive. It took him hardly three hours to fix the problems that it had. And, after that service I was surprised to find that my car was running as smoothly as any new car. So, I feel that before the technicians fix any problem, they should ask the owner about the problems associated with that car so that they can find out the actual cause of trouble.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


Flickr Photos

October 2007
M T W T F S S
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031  

Feeds

Bloglines

Here is a link to my public bloglines account: bloglines for longstation

%d bloggers like this: