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post #16 of (permalink) Old 12th March 2008
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Don't forget a well made 4x4 is desgined to be drive at an angle of lean that will scare you.
A small car with an empty boot that is only used for low speed journeys should be as safe as a large car full loaded up at higher speeds.
We are a family of 4 and have a large car as it is easy to fill the boot when going away for a night or 2 as not only is htere a buggy there is also a travel cot not to menchen clothes etc.
My wife go hight by a car in the rear 3/4 of th eclio we had right next to my (at the time) 3 yr old daughter the desgin of the car helped spread the forces around them and they were ok.
All cars have rear crumple zones just like at the front in fact don't forget that at the front of a car there is a great big lump of metal.
Currently in owenfackrell's garage:
2006 laguna II, initiale sports tourer 2.0Dci , but has had laguna 1 rxe (both phases) and a 98 clio rxe and a Laguna II Sports Tourer 1.9Dci Privilege and a Megane Coupe 2.0 16v in red and a 2007 57 plate megane II privilege 1.5 DCi estate (with Panoramic sunroof) and a 2001 Clio 1.4 Privilagein black.
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