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Delorean by Csjag
Started on: 04-02-2015 07:19 PM
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Last post by: hyperv6 on 04-20-2015 07:25 AM
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There are of course weaknesses, but twice now the little buggers have saved my life. I've had a frame pop in half, side impact just behind the B pillar at about 50MPH. I climbed out of the wreck with a bit of a concussion from headbutting the window but otherwise all good. The other was someone who pulled out in front of me on the highway, T-boned him at about 40MPH. Car crumpled as designed, a little whiplash and some light bruising but again climbed out and all good. Those are some pretty good outcomes.

Of course I know if it was something dramatically more modern things would be equally good or better, there's a reason a Fiero isn't ANCAP 5 star or anything.

As for the DeLorean, the only crash test anything I could find was a 40MPH brick wall test. Yeeeeeouch!
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I know what you mean. I agree the Fiero was as good as they had in that era for that size car.

But some do get a little over the top and like to treat the space frame as if they were in a NASCAR Cup Car.

I too crashed one and still drive it today as proof of how it is up front. So there is a great value of strength but I would not temper it with some reality. While I walked away I have two people I know that did not. By the way it was a spin in the mountains and t boned in the side. The car snapped in half and they were killed. It was not a high speed crash either.

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