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volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse Dork
2/20/14 9:27 a.m.

Wife needs a kiddie hauler, and we hate new cars. I bet a car seat would work just fine in the back, with some seatbelts installed.

Lancer007
Lancer007 Reader
2/20/14 9:30 a.m.

I refuse to try and talk you out of that

T.J.
T.J. PowerDork
2/20/14 9:30 a.m.

Wrong forum to post that on and really expect to be anything other than encouraged.

mndsm
mndsm MegaDork
2/20/14 9:31 a.m.

Did you buy it yet? Because you need to. And install air ride. The kids will thank you, or something.

nicksta43
nicksta43 UltraDork
2/20/14 9:33 a.m.

In before that crash test video of the 59 Impala gets posted.

Mazdax605
Mazdax605 SuperDork
2/20/14 9:37 a.m.

Was just going to say the same thing. I love me some wagon though.

mndsm
mndsm MegaDork
2/20/14 9:41 a.m.
nicksta43 wrote: In before that crash test video of the 59 Impala gets posted.

Totally not the same car, this is an Edsel, which means it's just fine!

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse Dork
2/20/14 9:55 a.m.

The safety aspect actually does concern me somewhat, and trying to install seatbelts that will attach a modern car seat in the back seat. Front disc brakes will be a necessary upgrade, of course.

I've seen the Impala video a hundred million times. New cars are safer. I get it. But I daily drive a '66 Volvo anyway. And that isn't going to change.

The car's located out west, and as such is pretty solid and rust-free. The interior is pretty decent, too. We're flying out to visit my brother-in-law at the end of March, and could pick it up and drive it back...

Cotton
Cotton SuperDork
2/20/14 9:57 a.m.

I LOVE that! You need to buy it. Do you mind telling us what kind of $$ they're asking?

Also, berkeley the crash test vids. If I worried about that a bike wouldn't be my DD and I'd have a boring appliance consumer reports rates as high instead of a bunch of cool cars and bikes.

nicksta43
nicksta43 UltraDork
2/20/14 10:00 a.m.

I agree with you, I prefer old cars as well. But as soon as someone starts talking about putting kids in an old car somebody always posts that video and says how they would never endanger there family like that. Happens ever time.

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse Dork
2/20/14 10:03 a.m.

In reply to Cotton:

I'd be looking around 5K for the car, and then getting it home 2000 +/- miles...

Cotton
Cotton SuperDork
2/20/14 10:08 a.m.

In reply to volvoclearinghouse:

Not bad for a cool wagon. That will make for an awesome road-trip too.

z31maniac
z31maniac UltimaDork
2/20/14 10:09 a.m.

If you're worried about the safety of your family, I'd honestly say no.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8YbI--lagw

Cotton
Cotton SuperDork
2/20/14 10:18 a.m.
nicksta43 wrote: I agree with you, I prefer old cars as well. But as soon as someone starts talking about putting kids in an old car somebody always posts that video and says how they would never endanger there family like that. Happens ever time.

Yep, you were right too.

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse Dork
2/20/14 10:19 a.m.

And there it is.

Cotton
Cotton SuperDork
2/20/14 10:19 a.m.

We need an "OMG THINK OF THE CHILDREN" meme

nicksta43
nicksta43 UltraDork
2/20/14 10:21 a.m.

I think maybe it was a self fulfilling prophecy. Or he's just berkeleying with us

Rob_Mopar
Rob_Mopar SuperDork
2/20/14 10:24 a.m.

Have you been reading your Classic Motorsports back-issues?

CMS Edsel

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse Dork
2/20/14 10:45 a.m.

Oh yeah, I saw that.

Got subs for GRM and CM for Christmas this year. The only two magazines I subscribe to.

bikerbenz
bikerbenz Reader
2/20/14 9:52 p.m.

mattm
mattm Reader
2/20/14 9:57 p.m.
bikerbenz wrote:

I firmly believe that you should not have an accident regardless of whether you have kids in the car. I also firmly believe that you should rive what you want. However, seeing what happens to a relatively modern car as below makes even me think twice about putting kids in a very old car... As a father I want my twins in the newest car in the fleet almost regardless of size just due to the picture below...

mtn
mtn UltimaDork
2/20/14 10:31 p.m.

Where do you live? I grew up in Chicagoland. Not counting fender-benders, my family has had 4 bad accidents in the past 15 years (each one had at least 1 totaled vehicle). 1 was my brothers fault, another about 50/50 my dad and the other driver, and the other two were 100% the other drivers fault. In 3 of those 4 accidents, someone would have died if they were in a 50's car. No way in Hell would I drive my kids regularly in something like that.

But that was in Chicagoland. I still wouldn't do it where I live now, because it is still too populated. But if you live out in the country, the risk is much lower. I'd feel much more comfortable if I were in an area with 10,000 people rather than 150,000. In an area with 10,000,000 (or 700,000 comparing square mileage)? No thanks.

Rufledt
Rufledt SuperDork
2/20/14 11:55 p.m.

And here I was concerned about putting my children into a 1987 Econoline! At least the econoline is huge. My parents were in plenty of accidents in those kinds of cars and none of them died... from car wrecks... I would also be concerned about safety, not just seat belts from how the seats mount to the floor, and how strong the floor is holding it in place. Maybe give it some kind of super roll cage?

Also, buy that thing. Do it now.

aircooled
aircooled UltimaDork
2/21/14 12:02 a.m.
mtn wrote: ...But if you live out in the country, the risk is much lower...

Maybe. But the most serious accidents are generally the offset head-ons (thus the testing). Those of course are very unlikely on divided roads / highways. Much more potential on the country highways.

I have lived in pretty urban areas most of my life. I always get a bit freaked out when I have to drive a non-divided rural highway and have opposing traffic zip by a few feet away. It would take only a small direction change...

Appleseed
Appleseed UltimaDork
2/21/14 12:21 a.m.

Wussies. Try that E36 M3 on a motorcycle.

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