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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.
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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.
http://www.chevrolet.co.uk/cars/cruz...ical-data.html

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.
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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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