|Originally posted by 2.5:|
Maybe this crash would have been worse if the car had stayed in one piece? The force of the hit lessened when all that rear weight let go?
Anytime you lose the integaty of the passenger compartment it is a major failure. Now if the rear firewall had remained that would be better but to have noting behind the seats is a major failure and just luck someone did not get tossed out and die.
The Fiero ever since new has had an issue where the passenger compartment and the rear section are put to gether and if the hit is from the rear of the door back it has a nasty habit of breaking off and leaving the passenger compartment exsposed.
Back then every car had a weak spot and most from the side but not to the point that they would break into two parts.
Many other small cars just balled up into the front seat too. The Fiero was one of the better ones but this is one area that it was not strong.