Someone mentioned crash test results on another thread. I was going to ask where would be a good place to look these up, then realized I could use google to find this info myself. Thought you all might be interested in these links. You can look up your own vehicle, or vehicles you are considering purchasing. I started a new thread for this so more people might notice it than if it were buried at the end of an already long thread.
I think personally I like the first one more than the second one. Some of the videos in the second one are like, 2 seconds long and end as soon as they begin.
Personally, I have just looked up the Honda Fit, the Hyundai Accent, and the Mitsubishi Mirage (so far). Funny how all these cars more or less disintegrate to protect the occupants (plastic, glass, bumpers, body pieces just seem to spray everywhere.) The car totals itself so that you may live. I bet a 60’s era Falcon or Dart would barely sustain any damage, but the driver would either go through the windshield or be impaled into the steering column.
I know the libertarians and liberals here like to argue over what constitutes government over-regulation, but if you happen to be the person who gets creamed at an intersection, I bet you’ll be glad for government mandated crumple zones, collapsible steering columns, and more airbags than you can count.