1972 Ford Pinto Review

1972 Ford Pinto 289 from North America

Model year1972
Year of manufacture1971
First year of ownership1978
Most recent year of ownership1979
Engine and transmission 289 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired125000 miles
Most recent distance145000 miles
Previous carVolvo 240

Summary:

Great with the new motor

Faults:

Engine died. Dead. Didn't know why, didn't care. Transplanted a stock 289 V8 and C4 automatic into it.

General Comments:

Transplant was fairly straight forward. Nothing that a wee bit 'o hammering couldn't fix. Absolutely stunning performance. In a straight line. Curves could be iffy at speed. But it was certainly a boulevard screamer. I still miss it. Nice little lozenge.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th August, 2007

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 1 review