Scared of motorcycles, too?Originally posted by airbalancer@Apr 4 2004, 06:56 PM
The average age for an Aveo owner must be over 60
The only peopleI see driving them are little old ladies.
Is just area I live in or do other people see this?
I be scared to death to drive one on the highway
this is from another thread... and while some say this testing is BS, i'd be much more comfortable is a 5-star crash test car than a 2-star. engineering over bulk any day, thanks.General Motors Corp.'s Aveo economy sedan won top marks in the latest round of U.S. government frontal crash tests.
is that true? i always assumed 5 star meant 5 star. it should. THAT would be a useful comparison. if they are different scales then no, they don't mean much. i still don't jump on the 'bigger is better' philosophy though. some of the old detroit iron was pretty bulky... but the massive 10 foot long front hood was great as it was rammed through the windshield and decapitated the car (and passengers). or take the big sturdy steering column... fine, until it's rammed through your chest and into the seat back. give me a volvo with its safety cage and smart airbags over a silverado. head-on with a semi? we're both dead. but in most other types of accidents the volvo is where i wanna be.Originally posted by johnd89@Apr 5 2004, 03:55 PM
Also, 5 star for a subcompact aren't the same with 5 star for a large sedan. To put it in simple words, when you crash your 1600lbs car into a 3200 one you will have twice the dammage...
Originally posted by paul8488@Apr 5 2004, 05:13 PM
well, a park avenue is even heavier I think, and for sure is not poorly engineered.(i just reread what you said... and that 1600 vs 3200 = double the damage isn't true. a well engineered 1600 lbs can match a poorly engineered 3200 lbs any day.)
as a conclusion, like you said about the volvo, I prefer to be in a large domestic car (I can afford) instead of something smaller when $hit hits the fan.