These are eight, random "Daily Photographs" from my personal Flickr collection.

Sunday, September 09, 2018

Comparing Apples and Oranges

1971 Ford Pinto Print Ad

It's no secret that the first car I drove was a 1971 Ford Pinto. Thanks, dad. I think my high school yearbook has a photo of Joel Thomas lowering a 1600cc Ford Cortina engine into it during shop class. They're still infamous for blowing up in a rear-end collision, although mine never did. I'll add the category tag to this entry so you can see things I may have said about it in my eJournal and images.

Over the past few weeks, there have been a number of blog posts about my recent decision to get a 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric. I watched a recent, YouTube review showing the difference between the upcoming KIA Niro EV and the Kona. The video pointed out that the Kona is a few inches shorter. During a test drive, Jay and I did notice that the gas version has pretty cramped back seating. That is really not much of a concern as we've been driving a pickup for 22 years. It is a Ranger Supercab but has only two miniature jump seats which are not suitable for anyone but a troll.

2019 Hyundai Kona Electric

So it was serendipity when I suddenly wondered about the size of the two very different vehicles, one from my past and the other my future.
Length
Pinto 163.0 inches
Kona 164.5 inches

Width
Pinto 69.4 inches
Kona 70.8 inches
The sizes are remarkably similar, but these two vehicles have very few other specs in common. However, there's something nice when any part of life comes full circle.


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