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    Default Car of the Future

    ,,,who wants one. Will weigh 1000lbs....100mpg

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    Heck, yes. Anything to get me through DFW traffic.

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    Is that....dare I say.....Delorean 2010 ?
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    That will look good after a head-on with a large truck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dkg999 View Post
    That will look good after a head-on with a large truck!
    I'd like to see any vehicle that looks good after a headon with a large truck.
    If you will it, dude, it is no dream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkg999 View Post
    That will look good after a head-on with a large truck!
    A 1970 olds Delta 88 would make that thing into a pancake. Thing is with cars like that is that they are death traps. Would you want your kids driving around in one of those things?

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    Looks like something from the cover of a mid-1960s issue of Popular Mechanics.
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    The Olds 88 is a death trap, the only deformable object on board are the occupants. Small, light weight cars look scary, but a lot of them are pretty safe. Small cars get tossed, large cars are less likely to move and transfer a lot more impact to passengers.

    That being said, that car looks stupid, and I drive a GMC Suburban. ;)
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    Nascar's next "car of the future."
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    Nascar's next "car of the future."
    Indeed. The sponsor can paint its name on the wheel spats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RuSsMaN View Post
    The Olds 88 is a death trap, the only deformable object on board are the occupants. Small, light weight cars look scary, but a lot of them are pretty safe. Small cars get tossed, large cars are less likely to move and transfer a lot more impact to passengers.

    That being said, that car looks stupid, and I drive a GMC Suburban. ;)
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    Not really Russ....I would put that Olds 88 as a very large car.

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    Where are the wings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyb
    Not really Russ....I would put that Olds 88 as a very large car.
    It isn't the size....it's the technology. Like Russ said...nothing in that Olds collapses. Everything becomes a projectile or battering ram. Your chances of survival are better in a Yaris.

    Oh and yeah....I would drive on of those "cars of the future". It looks like it would handle like crazy and be fun to drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shack View Post
    Your chances of survival are better in a Yaris.
    Now there's a statement you don't see every day!
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    I wouldn't let my dog ride in a Yaris, let alone my kids.
    I understand Russ's point, but still think it would be safer in a tank than a collapseable cardboard box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyb View Post
    I wouldn't let my dog ride in a Yaris, let alone my kids.
    I understand Russ's point, but still think it would be safer in a tank than a collapseable cardboard box.
    Then you are basing your decision on perception and not reality.


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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    Nascar's next "car of the future."
    NO!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    Nascar's next "car of the future."
    lol. Could it be anymore boring than it already is ????

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    I think it's fugly!

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    I'll stick to my xBox at 2000 lbs and 35mpg. Still a death trap but I love it! I can't tell you how many times I got out of someones way when my old Blazer would have taken the hit just because it was too heavy and wasn't quick.
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    That has got to be one of the fugliest things I've ever seen.
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    Many people care about the fact that in a small car you're more likely to die in a collision. Few people care about that fact that in small car you're less likely kill someone else in a collision.

    People who would rather die than kill don't reproduce as much as people who would rather kill than die; hence the world is full of people who would rather kill than die. The world is full of war.

    Survival of the fittest? Nope.

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    Survival is every being on Earth's first priority, thinking anything different is just retarded.

    And you're not more likely to die in a small car; not by a long shot.
    If you will it, dude, it is no dream.

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    [QUOTE=bobman1235;1387490]Survival is every being on Earth's first priority, thinking anything different is just retarded.[QUOTE]

    Survival is not every being's first priority; example: me.

    Given what I just stated along with the fact that I'm not retarded, it's safe to say that what you said is wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falconcry72 View Post
    Many people care about the fact that in a small car you're more likely to die in a collision. Few people care about that fact that in small car you're less likely kill someone else in a collision.
    Truthfully I think most people are more worried about the big truck that hits them than if they kill someone in a lesser car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madmax View Post
    Truthfully I think most people are more worried about the big truck that hits them than if they kill someone in a lesser car.
    I know; that's the problem. Nice metaphor, by the way.
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    History is full of people who ignored the survival instinct and gave their lives for others. While suvival may have been part of the equasion...it was not their first priority.

    I assume you believe those people are retarded?

    Most consider them to be heros.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falconcry72 View Post
    I know; that's the problem.
    Having the instinct of survival is not a bad thing. Most people who survive have this instinct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madmax View Post
    Having the instinct of survival is not a bad thing. Most people who survive have this instinct.
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    I agree with both of those statements, but I'd throw a "necessarilly" between the "not" and "a" of the first one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RuSsMaN View Post
    The Olds 88 is a death trap, the only deformable object on board are the occupants. Small, light weight cars look scary, but a lot of them are pretty safe. Small cars get tossed, large cars are less likely to move and transfer a lot more impact to passengers.
    That being said, that car looks stupid, and I drive a GMC Suburban. ;)
    Agreed, never rely on impressions. Today's car technology is met to destroy the car in order to save lives. Older car technology didn't this in mind... the car simply had to last and that's it.

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    I was thinking the same.

    Quote Originally Posted by shack View Post
    It isn't the size....it's the technology. Like Russ said...nothing in that Olds collapses. Everything becomes a projectile or battering ram. Your chances of survival are better in a Yaris.

    Oh and yeah....I would drive on of those "cars of the future". It looks like it would handle like crazy and be fun to drive.
    Yes, I would too love to drive this little toy and I agree that it looks like in can handle toe road no problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by shack View Post
    History is full of people who ignored the survival instinct and gave their lives for others. While suvival may have been part of the equasion...it was not their first priority.

    I assume you believe those people are retarded?

    Most consider them to be heros.
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