"bangle for president"
- Jan 14, 2004
- Volvo V40 & Yamaha Banshee
In winter 1977/78, my father hit black ice in his BMW 2002ti. He spent six months in hospital as a result of the crash and until today suffers from constant headaches. Having the same crash in a 1-series, he most likely would have walked away unharmed.
While i understand the charm of simplicity and am driving a '70s car with a "death trap on wheels" safety rating myself, i see why today's cars with their ultra-strong passenger cell, reinforced doors and a dozen or so airbags weigh more than a 2002 and why it makes a lot of sense for them to do so. Not to mention that electronic driving aids are much more practical than the '70s optional winter package consisting of a sack of cement in the boot.
true, but someone looking for such a car isn't going to get a new 1, he'll be searching for a mint E30
and a new 2002 will be safer than a 20 year old E30