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Ralph Nader Ruined The Chevy Corvair

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In his 1965 book Unsafe at Any Speed, Ralph Nader described the Chevy Corvair as being a “one-car accident.” With those words, he turned the car into the poster-child for all dangerous cars. But was it really that bad?

The version of the Corvair that Nader wrote about had an oddly-designed suspension that caused the car to fishtail if turned too quickly. Because of this, the Corvair also had a tendency to roll over. By the time the book was released, however, Chevy had fixed the problem, something Nader failed to mention.