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I know that a lot of people say "they don't make them like they used to" - probably just as well, given the impact....
Smaller cars these days seem to be extremely well-protected (maybe because they don't have the luxury of space for crumple zones) - so they make the protection cells stronger - my Ka, had a serious rear-ender some years ago, but the passenger area was untouched.
Glad you and your Wife were ok - it'll take a while to get over something as shocking as this, but at least you can help each other.
All the best.
P.S. I think the car is a Carina E, as it appears to have 5-doors.
This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.
Currently in VelSatisfied's garage:
2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater