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Old 01-07-2010, 04:11 PM   #349 (permalink)
Getting BETTER Mileage
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This is interesting... My buddy got head on'd by a drunk driver in his 00 Ram Cummins. (oncoming vehicle was a 98ish Dakota). Buddy was doing 70, other driver was unknown.

The Ram was destroyed, yes, but passenger cabin was FINE. The door would have opened easily if the fender had not been in the way.

The Dakota on the other hand... well, it took me a while to figure out WHAT he hit. The cab was almost crushed shut.

When it comes to being in an wreck, I'd much rather be in the vehicle with more mass. I've always felt 300x safer in my truck than in ANY car I've ever been in.

Crumple zones and all work great, up to their designed maximums. Once you exceed them, you're SOL in a little tin can.
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