Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Crash Test

At times we look back with what I think is entirely too much nostalgia on the 'good old days'. A common complaint among people my age is that cars today are built out of plastic and that people miss the big, solid cars made of steel we remember from our youth.

I remember those big solid cars as gas-hogs that were unlikely to last more than four or five years (tires were typically guaranteed for 20,000 miles or so).

But this video shows the difference far better. This is a crash test of a 2009 Chevy Malibu and a 1959 Chevy Bel Air (ah, yes, remember those tail fins?) at 40mph.

More to the point, let's consider the condition of the crash dummies.

I'll take the new cars, thank you very much.

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