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Old 09-22-2009, 06:07 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by Rootus View Post
You need to rethink your physics. Big cars have to stop more weight when they hit things, so about the only time bigger is better is if the collision is just with a smaller car. Most fatal wrecks are not two cars tangling, but rather one car tangling with an inanimate object. In that case, more weight is a liability.
Yes, I get that. I specifically mentioned a car to car collision in my example. In my day to day commute, it's much more likely to hit another car than hit an inanimate object. Likewise, the accidents I see on a daily basis are car versus car, and rarely car versus inanimate object.

I wasn't questioning the physics. I was questioning the practicality of considering the existence of 6000lb vehicles on the road when buying a car. There will always be larger vehicles.
I understand your point, but 2400 lbs?

Wait!! Woah! Who invited logic to the party!?!?!?

I have never seen anyone hijack a thread and turn it into a pointless conversation faster than FaastLegacy... I love reading your posts
Uhh, right. And after this little gem, I'm the one that makes useless posts?


mass isn't everything when it comes to safety.
No kidding, but using an absurd example doesn't lend you any credibility.
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