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    Default Tragic, but old, news: crash test dummy death.

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    NHTSA crash test for the Peugeot 504, conducted on a 1979 model 504 on August 27, 1980. (In the early years of NHTSA, crash tests were often conducted late). This was the worst performing vehicle in the 33 year history of NHTSA frontal crash tests. The driver recorded head injury forces that would have proven certainly fatal for a human; the passenger's head injury forces showed just a slim chance of survival.

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    Ouch!
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    No chance of the occupants using seatbelts, I suppose?
    Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone............

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    It seems the Pugs had to wear the California spec bumpers as well.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEn3jq353so

    crash tests are the most frightening thing

    Its an old car, what do you expect? Wear a seatbelt, drive safely and drive defensively, never drink, rest on long road trips, keep a smart gap, observe the road and environmental conditions, and imagine everyone else on the road has done none of the above. At more typical daily drive speeds don't let your nerves get the better of you, the person causing the frustration is either an old man out to buy his smokes or an asian lady.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lion5 View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEn3jq353so

    crash tests are the most frightening thing

    Its an old car, what do you expect? Wear a seatbelt, drive safely and drive defensively, never drink, rest on long road trips, keep a smart gap, observe the road and environmental conditions, and imagine everyone else on the road has done none of the above. At more typical daily drive speeds don't let your nerves get the better of you, the person causing the frustration is either an old man out to buy his smokes or an asian lady.
    Or female bowlers in Madza 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lion5 View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEn3jq353so

    crash tests are the most frightening thing

    Its an old car, what do you expect? Wear a seatbelt, drive safely and drive defensively, never drink, rest on long road trips, keep a smart gap, observe the road and environmental conditions, and imagine everyone else on the road has done none of the above. At more typical daily drive speeds don't let your nerves get the better of you, the person causing the frustration is either an old man out to buy his smokes or an asian lady.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pug206gti View Post
    Wearing a hat.
    Is that what makes a Volvo such a safe car?

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    ALWAYS the hat. Old men, Asian ladies and Mazda drivers - always a hat....and possibly a caravan.

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    Definitely worth avoiding any driver wearing a caravan.

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    ah marketing campaigns, I offended a Volvo driver when I had my workshop and he was giving me the spiel of Volvo,s side intrusion
    bars being the strongest and best of all passenger cars,I then showed him a 79 504 front door side intrusion
    bar/channel and explained to him was about four times the size of the round bar in the front door of his 265
    Volvo,all while his mate he had dropped off to pick up his 504 stood back with a smug grin on his face.

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    true, but then I don't think there'd be many cars - even modern ones - where you'd stand much chance of survival in a head on collision at that speed into a solid wall..... I don't care how scratched I am if I'm dead anyway lol
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    It's a sobering thought that crashing into a large, immovable concrete block could be so dangerous.

    On a serious note, it's not the first time I've seen a crashed 504 where the front half is so much worse off than back half.
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    that's shocking ..... even the roof crumbles and it's not even an offset impact.

    here's a GS from the early 70s' .... A DS (1955) would probably do better than both in a front end crash. Certainly eons better than the 504 (they explode, all the panels fall off, but the structure stays intact, and the engine heads down underneath).

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    At least it's a comfortable way to die.
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    look how far the crash testing has come ... Have you seen the little modern renault versus a land rover discovery with it's big heavy ladder type chassis ?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbEa3C2vL7U
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