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1971 Ford Pinto

1. 1971 Ford Pinto

The Ford Pinto is from an established American brand, and advertised as a lightweight and cheap car for American families. When it comes to performance, the Ford Pinto is has checked all the boxes, with its 30 mph for fuel efficiency and a top speed of 85 mph.

But what the company failed to put into consideration is the design and the safety of the car. When the car was released, many car owners and buyers reported problems with the car, saying that the car would burst into flames after a collisions. Complaints and lawsuits were hurled against the manufacturer, with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration joining the fray, calling for Pinto recalls.