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post #11 of 45 (permalink) Old 08-14-2007, 04:23 PM
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Kind of, what you forget is that the crumple zone of the civic is at a height that is significantly lower than that of the ML. As a consequence, the bigger vehicle will hit the mostly 'soft' parts of the other one involved and the results won't be pretty.
That's the main reason that the 4x4 will win over the car in most cases. We need to get those big things off the road and give us all a fighting chance.
Not true. The ML was specifically engineered to engage the bumpers of sedans and not ride over smaller cars.

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How do you think the passengers in a pre-airbag MBZ W126 body would have done if you switched out the MBZ in that scenario?
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Wow the snobby comments about the civic are ridiculous.

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I was in a head on collision while driving an ML320... I was surprised at how little damage the car sustained from a 55 MPH collision. And I was happy. Its a very safe car!
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Kind of, what you forget is that the crumple zone of the civic is at a height that is significantly lower than that of the ML. As a consequence, the bigger vehicle will hit the mostly 'soft' parts of the other one involved and the results won't be pretty.
That's the main reason that the 4x4 will win over the car in most cases. We need to get those big things off the road and give us all a fighting chance.
I hope you were being facetious with that statement. I would hate to even entertain the thought you were, somehow, serious about what you said.

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Wow the snobby comments about the civic are ridiculous.
Not everyone is like that.
However, when I browsed through the Maybach or S class forums,
I understand what you mean.
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I hope you were being facetious with that statement. I would hate to even entertain the thought you were, somehow, serious about what you said.
I'm afraid to say, "No", I wasn't being facetious. I'm dead serious. A passenger car is all that should occupy the road under normal circumstances. If it was up to me, (which I am sure somebody here will point out that it isn't), I would limit the speed of all vehicles that do not conform to a set of standards and make them less desirable to buy/run. Much like they do in F1, make the vehicles max and min size and weights conform to a specification of some sort. So that yes, you can vary the dimensions and weight of a vehicle but within limits that would make it kinder to pedestrians and other road users alike.
Vans, SUVs, MPVs, 4x4s etc I would speed limit and tax the crap out of for any use that is not for business or for its intended use.
Having said that I love the G55.

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i agree... WAAY too many lifted trucks here... it's part of the 'bro scene' thing here that i don't get... why make your car TALLER when it can be lowered?

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Kind of, what you forget is that the crumple zone of the civic is at a height that is significantly lower than that of the ML. As a consequence, the bigger vehicle will hit the mostly 'soft' parts of the other one involved and the results won't be pretty.
That's the main reason that the 4x4 will win over the car in most cases. We need to get those big things off the road and give us all a fighting chance.
+1 plus, this is nothing to brag about. its a civic... lol. thats like a driver in a 335i celebrating a win in a race against a scion...lol
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one less civic moron on the road
you are a fucking idiot...
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