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  •  Tough to compare (3+ / 0-)
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    JeffW, freewayblogger, RiveroftheWest

    You have to factor out driver input, which is a big factor with any statistic involving sports cars. People frequently buy them to drive a certain way, and the demographic that's most likely to drive recklessly is drawn to these sort of vehicles.

    I'm no fan of the Corvette, but if I had to face a front-end collision and my only two choices are Corvette or a micro-bus I'd take the Corvette.

    It at least has a crumple-zone versus my feet being six inches behind a mostly cosmetic front bumper.

    If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

    by Major Kong on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 01:33:54 PM PST

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    •  Its not tough to compare . (2+ / 0-)
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      RiveroftheWest, JeffW

      Death per 100,000 miles is reality .

      People frequently buy them to drive a certain way, and the demographic that's most likely to drive recklessly is drawn to these sort of vehicles.
      I already said that .
      Put the volvo driver in the corvette and the corvette becomes much much safer .
      It at least has a crumple-zone versus my feet being six inches behind a mostly cosmetic front bumper.
      A crumple zone that is crumpled is not safer than a non crumple zone that is never crumpled .

      "please love deeply...openly and genuinely." A. M. H.

      by indycam on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 02:03:26 PM PST

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