Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Which car would you rather be in...? Watch this...

I have heard a lot of people say that older cars are built better, safer and harder than new cars, which essentially means that they would rather be in an older generation car than one of our new generation Euro NCAP tested cars, in the event of a serious accident.

I guess the argument comes down to one thing - how well can the car absorb and dissipate the force of a crash, and how much of that force is transferred into the cabin of the vehicle?

To better illustrate this age-old argument, watch this Fifth Gear crash test between an old Volvo 940 Estate (one of the safer cars of its' generation) and a current Renault Modus (the first ever supermini to attain the coveted 5 star Euro NCAP crash rating).

Watch first, then draw your own conclusions...


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