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Old 11-30-2009, 04:09 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Ok but all of those are compacts and subcompacts. You're missing half of the argument.
Because death by car crash sucks and even the 'compact' cars of today are as big as the midsized cars of 10 years ago.
I don't see what the issue is here. The Chevy Cruze weighs 2832 lb. Hardly out of the ordinary for its competitors.

The compact cars of 10 years ago were in the 2000-2500lb range. The cars built today are far more survivable in every kind of accident. Its not surprising that weight has gone up by a few hundred pounds.
Originally Posted by NeilBlanchard View Post
The Scion xD weighs less than 2,400 pounds, and is very crash worthy.
More like 2624 lbs for a subcompact. Not exactly a lightweight.

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