Rambo_The_Dog said:I'll give you todays cars have superior engineering, but throwing a 50 year old car at a brand new one is not really an "apples to apples" test either.
Who knows what condition the bel-air was really in? Who knows if the car had been hit before and poor repairs done? OR weakening due to rust?
How about throwing the bel-air up against one of these new micro-cars?
GM didn't go to the collapsible steering column until 67. The 59 was a front steer car with the box right out at the front of the frame. First thing to get shoved back in an accident like this. The video shows the reason they went to the collapsible and why my 41 will have a collapsible shaft.4 Jaw Chuck said:I was pretty surprised to see the steering wheel "spear" the dummy...OUCH! :drunk:
I have no argument. I agree with you 100%,But I will still drive my old car as much as possible because I also believe when God calls there is nothing you can do to stop him. :thumbup:MARTINSR said:Rambo, I have been in the collision industry full time since the week after I got out high-school in 1977. There is nothing to think about, we can over analyze and assume the Chevy was somehow "worn out" and didn't perform in this test because it it but it will all be a waste of our time.
I have seen it, I have seen it personally worked on them personally, I have taken MANY courses in structural repairs. I have seen it, and anybody else in the industry has see the same thing.
Sorry, we can want to believe anything we want but the fact of the matter is todays cars are MUCH safer than yesterdays, PERIOD.
C-10 said:I watched the different videos over and over.
Came to the conclusion that Government Motors is trying to pull a fast one with the help of yet another government run institution. They say IIHS is non-profit...BUT funded by auto insurers. I WANT TO SEE THE UNDER SIDE OF THE BEL AIR.
Remember when Dateline NBC tried to smear the rep of GM's 73-87-91 trucks?
Prop UH GANDA. They say it's to commemorate the 'IIHS' 50 anniversary. Suits looking for stripes to wear.