Links April 2012

SUV vs minivan – is bigger safer?

Here is part of the reason we have newer cars now:

I find that just fascinating – the newer car was so much stronger it didn’t even have to fire its airbags in a 35mph collision. The occupants of the 2010 model walked away from a crash that would have killed the driver of the 2000 model.


And of course we have the classic new v old crash test, a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu versus a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air.


I mean yeah, the steel bumper in your old ass car may be able to hit things in parking lots without getting so much as a scratch, but damned if that old car won’t royally mess you up in a crash!