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Unread 08-12-2013, 05:49 AM   #16
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The old car is a rust bucket held together with bondo. Look at the rust dust fly in the impact
Just like 99% of all other "old" cars on the road today.

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Unread 08-12-2013, 06:10 AM   #17
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Just like 99% of all other "old" cars on the road today.
This was never the point of people saying that.

An old body on frame car will take a hit much better than any car on the road today, you might get some serious whiplash from it, but you won't have to get cut out of your car.
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Unread 08-12-2013, 06:51 AM   #18
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Oh man, i love the people who claim" they dont make cars like they used too, those things could really take a hit!" Aaand thats why yer walking in circles due to your gimp.
It's got nothing to do with quality. It gas to do with modern technology and engineering.
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Unread 08-12-2013, 07:24 AM   #19
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This was never the point of people saying that.

An old body on frame car will take a hit much better than any car on the road today, you might get some serious whiplash from it, but you won't have to get cut out of your car.
You didn't watch the video did you?

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Unread 08-12-2013, 08:05 AM   #20
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I can tell you -- whats not the best car to be in --- an F-250 slid into me at about 5 MPH --

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Unread 08-12-2013, 09:23 AM   #21
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I've changed my mind. If I were to be in a rear end collision, I'd rather be in this...




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Unread 08-12-2013, 10:13 AM   #22
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My son was taking my truck to school and some kid in a Olds Alero rear ended him.
It bent the sheild of the trailer plug and dinged my bumper....They took his car away on a truck in bags. Actually his insurance paid $800 to have my bumper fixed and the hitch replaced, I don't know why they wanted to replace the hitch, but I was in a rental car while the work was done so hey why not.
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Unread 08-12-2013, 12:19 PM   #23
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Well if you ask my wife, she'd tell you the '87 Chevy P/U I used to own. Lots more room than my Jeep for getting "hit from behind."
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Unread 08-12-2013, 12:57 PM   #24
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New cars today are engineered to take collisions well but they won't be able to be repaired. The crumple zones are excellent for absorbing shock but onece those frame rails fold in they will never be the same.
I think it's automakers making sure they can sell new cars.
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Unread 08-12-2013, 01:59 PM   #25
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New cars today are engineered to take collisions well but they won't be able to be repaired. The crumple zones are excellent for absorbing shock but onece those frame rails fold in they will never be the same.
I think it's automakers making sure they can sell new cars.
You can buy a new car, not a new face
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Unread 08-12-2013, 03:54 PM   #26
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Unread 08-12-2013, 05:47 PM   #28
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This was never the point of people saying that.

An old body on frame car will take a hit much better than any car on the road today, you might get some serious whiplash from it, but you won't have to get cut out of your car.
It's been proven time and time again that a new vehicle is much more safe then anything built 30+ years ago.In this day and age unibody vehicles are ten fold safier then a body on frame vehicle.

Personally I'd rather be cut out of a vehicle and walk away then suffer months and months of pain and medical bills.
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Unread 08-12-2013, 06:39 PM   #29
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It's been proven time and time again that a new vehicle is much more safe then anything built 30+ years ago.In this day and age unibody vehicles are ten fold safier then a body on frame vehicle.

Personally I'd rather be cut out of a vehicle and walk away then suffer months and months of pain and medical bills.
Padded dashes, seatbelts, airbags, crumple zones, safety glass, ABS...

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