In the old days of car design....the car was indestructable but the people died.
Today, the cars destruct so the people can live. The story about the 1955 DeSoto is a case in point. Back then there were no seat belts and the metal dashboards and non-safety glass caused many deaths but the cars sustained only minor damage. The cars today are designed to absorb impact forces buy crumpling so the energy never makes it to the passengers. That means todays cars are disposible. Buy a safe one but one that is reasonable in cost (whatever that is?). Size does matter but so does construction. Small cars can be safe and large ones not as much as you think. Buy the biggest, safest most economical car that meets your needs and wallet.
Work? I don't have time to work....I'm retired.
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I have a Ford F-150 and was rear-ended by a Nissan Xterra. The Xterra got shortened a foot and taken away on a truck. I drove my Ford home with a dented bumper and tailgate. BTW the Xterra driver had no insurance, registration, or inspection. The Police I called had a good day.
In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.
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