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Old 01-31-2010, 04:41 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by NeilBlanchard View Post
The biggest problem I have with that Daihatsu is the entire top and sides of the middle lift up as the entry door -- and this must have a huge structural penalty. The only bit connecting the front to the back is the floor ... which is just terrible design, IMO.
It's essentially the same structural design as a convertible.

And the whole door structure is probably part of the stressed chassis when closed.
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