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Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku New Reader
9/18/09 7:13 a.m.

NHSTA crashed a 59 impala against on 09 Malibu. This has got the be the biggest waste of a classic car ever. Hope this link works, your tax dollars at waste....

http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/Insurance/InsureYourCar/crash-test-1959-chevy-vs-2009-chevy.aspx

aussiesmg
aussiesmg SuperDork
9/18/09 7:39 a.m.

Repost

http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/grm/09-mailbu-vs-59-bel-air/14092/page1/

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku New Reader
9/18/09 8:14 a.m.

Sorry, didn't know I was reposting

Mods, please delete thread

TJ
TJ HalfDork
9/18/09 9:27 a.m.

I heard that Ken Block was driving the Malibu and that's why it won.

cxhb
cxhb Reader
9/18/09 9:36 a.m.
TJ wrote: I heard that Ken Block was driving the Malibu and that's why it won.

HA HA ZZZZZZING!!!!

SupraWes
SupraWes Dork
9/18/09 5:59 p.m.

They sure didn't build em like they do today!

Josh
Josh HalfDork
9/18/09 6:02 p.m.

The IIHS is a lobby group for insurers. No tax dollars involved. Nice to see they have succeeded in their goal of making people think they are a governmental agency though!

Capt Slow
Capt Slow Reader
9/19/09 12:47 a.m.

meh I would rather see a test like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSVfYwdGSsQ

DrBoost
DrBoost HalfDork
9/19/09 8:58 a.m.

The most amazing difference is how the interiors held up (or didn't).

DrBoost
DrBoost HalfDork
9/19/09 8:59 a.m.

I wonder how my 74 mini would hold up against either

TJ
TJ HalfDork
9/19/09 2:48 p.m.
DrBoost wrote: I wonder how my 74 mini would hold up against either

I try to not think about that when I drive my Mini. I always try to drive it like a motorcycle and assume that nobody can see me.

DrBoost
DrBoost HalfDork
9/19/09 4:22 p.m.
TJ wrote:
DrBoost wrote: I wonder how my 74 mini would hold up against either
I try to not think about that when I drive my Mini. I always try to drive it like a motorcycle and assume that nobody can see me.

Amen brother! When I first got it my wife, our baby and I went to show my mom. She liked it but said "what happens if you get into an accident in it?" I said "I'll never know about it."
She didn't like that response.

confuZion3
confuZion3 SuperDork
9/19/09 5:40 p.m.

Did anyone notice the fuzzy dice that they hung on the mirror of the 59 Chevy?

4eyes
4eyes New Reader
9/20/09 7:58 p.m.

I wonder if the 09 Malibu will run in 50 years?

ratghia
ratghia Reader
9/20/09 9:52 p.m.
DrBoost wrote: I wonder how my 74 mini would hold up against either

I bet a Mini would be even worse then a Volkswagen Bus, and the saying with a Bus is that you are the crumple zone.

mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
9/21/09 9:37 a.m.

yea, I think the best thing you can do in a bus if you get into an accident.. pick your legs up as high as you can get them and hope you are hitting a car instead of an SUV.

I do remember broadsiding a brand new buick back in 1991 or 92 with my 75 fiat spider... I crumpled the hood, fender, broke the lights, and smashed the bumper back... the guy who pulled a u turn in front of me needed a new door, fender, and the hinge area of the buick rebuilt.

SVreX
SVreX SuperDork
9/21/09 4:38 p.m.
ratghia wrote: ... and the saying with a Bus is that you are the crumple zone.

I always felt like I was the hood ornament mounted on the inside...

Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
9/22/17 1:57 p.m.

digging this up

 

https://www.youtube.com/embed/_ttkVRwOtVE

 

The difference from 1998 to 2015 is startling!

SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
9/22/17 4:05 p.m.

Wow.  That's impressive.

Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
9/22/17 4:11 p.m.

In reply to SVreX :

It is impressive. The difference in less than 20 years is amazing. 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
9/22/17 4:58 p.m.

That Impala was a rusty pile. You can see the rust cloud after the impact. Plus it's an X frame. I rather ride a wet noodle in an accident.

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
9/22/17 5:01 p.m.

Yeepers have a 1997 corolla. I love that thing but that makes me a little concerned 

Toyman01
Toyman01 MegaDork
9/22/17 5:05 p.m.

I would still rather drive the 59. I even send my 17 yo out in a 88 Samurai. 

If I worried about all the things that could kill me, I'd never leave the house. 

 

 

Driven5
Driven5 SuperDork
9/22/17 5:10 p.m.

In reply to dean1484 :

Armchair Safety Specialists here have long proclaimed that basically anything made since the early 90's is all sufficiently safe...So obviously, you have nothing to worry about. wink

stuart in mn
stuart in mn UltimaDork
9/22/17 5:25 p.m.
Appleseed said:

That Impala was a rusty pile. You can see the rust cloud after the impact. Plus it's an X frame. I rather ride a wet noodle in an accident.

It really wasn't, but there was decades of dirt and surface rust inside the body and fenders that got knocked loose in the collision.  I agree that it was a lot more unsafe than the newer car, particularly because of the X frame.

I remember all the yelling and screaming on the classic car boards when the first test was done...I suspect there won't be nearly as much of that from the old Toyota fans about this test.  

 

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