: VW Bus crash test



Night Wolf
08-11-07, 03:32 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPpU5azjCB8&mode=related&search=

Rolex
08-11-07, 11:50 AM
Uh.....dig those crazy crumple zones. I'm sure any injuries sustained in a head on would buff right out. :pwn:

Dadillac
08-11-07, 12:19 PM
I'm calling bs on that one. No car designer / engineer would ever design a car to crumple like that in a crash. That VW was modified to do that for that video. That can be the only explanation.

Don

pimpin88
08-11-07, 02:22 PM
I'm calling bs on that one. No car designer / engineer would ever design a car to crumple like that in a crash. That VW was modified to do that for that video. That can be the only explanation.

Don

If you look at this VW beetle and golf crash test, they do the same thing, not nearly as bad, but still :eek:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRbwTutw-Hk&NR=1

I~LUV~Caddys8792
08-11-07, 02:38 PM
Haha, take that people who abide by compact cars!

(Yes, yes, I know that most small cars will not do this, but still)

Night Wolf
08-11-07, 04:01 PM
I'm calling bs on that one. No car designer / engineer would ever design a car to crumple like that in a crash. That VW was modified to do that for that video. That can be the only explanation.

Don

I dunno, that is an older model... 60's or 70's? I dunno... I think its just the build quality before all the safety laws were put into place.

With those old bus's, same with the Beetle, the engine was in the back.... there wasn't a whole lot of structure up front, and more weight in back etc....

Jonas McFeely
08-11-07, 08:35 PM
We also dont know how fast that bus was going and how much crap was in the back of it.

dkozloski
08-11-07, 08:42 PM
Everybody gripes about the govenment meddling in car design but those old crackerbox VW's really are that bad. Without some standards they'd still be like that. About 65% of the structure, the weight mass, and everything else is in the back. There is no protection for anything in the front. It's a good thing they were the hippy favories otherwise there'd be even more of the smelly buggers.

Jonas McFeely
08-11-07, 09:01 PM
Everybody gripes about the govenment meddling in car design but those old crackerbox VW's really are that bad. Without some standards they'd still be like that. About 65% of the structure, the weight mass, and everything else is in the back. There is no protection for anything in the front. It's a good thing they were the hippy favories otherwise there'd be even more of the smelly buggers.


LOL. Points.

Red_October_7000
08-12-07, 01:59 AM
They're just like the hippies who drive them; ugly, smelly, slow, often decorated in un-appealing fashion, wearing large peace signs (the footprint of the American Chicken), and popular for unfathomable reasons, but realy useless and unable to deal with real-world situations!

Stoneage_Caddy
08-12-07, 11:21 PM
over the yeas junkyarding i can say that the bus and bug are pretty damned accurate tests ....i think your acutally safer on a harley

Stoneage_Caddy
08-12-07, 11:33 PM
see how they are when the government isnt involoved ....sure its got airbags but uh ...why bother :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F06LjugtIUo

this car is of similar design but was built to pass us standards :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObcM4Oh8IMc

BUT FOR SOME REASON ....

this was still made and sold here :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIro8XvB4Mo

Red_October_7000
08-13-07, 01:48 AM
Now this is where it's at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqMEGA76HsE

Couldn't find crash tests of classic Cads, though, but I remember seeing one from a program on car safety, from the segment on air bags, since when they became big again in the early 90s people were concerned with how they would age. The pulled an old DeVille with ACRS from the junk yard (imagine the ordeal to find that!) and crash-tested it, the ACRS worked like a charm! Those old GM Air Cushion Restraint System cars actually had two-stage air bags! I'd love to have one of those cars...

Night Wolf
08-13-07, 08:58 AM
see how they are when the government isnt involoved ....sure its got airbags but uh ...why bother :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F06LjugtIUo

this car is of similar design but was built to pass us standards :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObcM4Oh8IMc

BUT FOR SOME REASON ....

this was still made and sold here :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIro8XvB4Mo

Thats like the Chinese SUV thats a cheap rip off of a Rodeo right down to the headrests....

http://youtube.com/watch?v=DZWy_fASSiQ

Red_October_7000
08-13-07, 07:56 PM
I love how when they're taking the dummy out at the end he's got his hand at his head like "Ow my head...".
I haven't had french since grammar school but they said the test was a head-on, the results were catastrophic, and it took two people to open the door because the structure was deformed.