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post #13 of (permalink) Old 12th March 2008
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I'm well aware of the 'tilt test' on double deckers... I was something of a bus enthusiast until recently, and I have the die-cast models to prove it, but 4x4s are, for a fact, much more likely to roll over under sharp cornering than a 'normal' car - the US counterpart of NCAP went as far as basically saying 4x4 were deathtraps in their investigations a few years ago. I know modern cars have things like ESP which are meant to help prevent this occurring, but what if the electrics go wrong?

And yes, some 4x4s are very good, others not so. My dad throws his L200 round corners much faster than I'd dare to drive my Laggy round em, yet I've never heard so much as a squeak of the tyres, although the incline meter on the dash frequently reaches 25 degrees, which is scary!

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