Here's The Difference 20 Years Of Safety Upgrades Makes In A Head-On Crash

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When you think about how safe cars were back in the late 90s come pared to their predecessors, it was a pretty massive improvement. Crumple zones were first starting to be implemented, side curtain air bags were becoming integrated into higher end commuter cars, and crashes that ended in death a decade earlier saw more people surviving.

So how far has is come since then? In reality, a lot.

ANCAP, Australia and New Zealand's safety agency decided to crash test two Toyota Carollas. One from 1998 and one from 2017. The difference is pretty shocking.

So let this video be a lesson to you. When you're shopping for a car, maybe pony up the extra few thousand to get the more modern car if you can. It may save your life.

#shiftinglanes #safety #australia #newzealand #crashes #crashtests

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  • Sorry but a 98 corolla, or 2017 corolla it will be allways shit... yes the 2017 offers more security thanks to new laws and tech... how does it cost to buy a 98 corolla 500€??? Both my drives are more than 10 years old and 6 years younger than the 98 corolla but in terms of security are better than the standarts of city and medium cars of today... both have front, side and head airbags for all passengers and all that tech to make gou feel safer... and yes as iv readen here 4x4 are not allways the most secure ones but imagine to be in a 2017 corolla and seeing in front of you a 2500 kg 2004 range rover with bullbar mounted... maybe you are safer but psychologycally you would do anything to not crash head to head with that beast!!! And the same is when you see a old squared swedish iron block like volvo or saab...you know they are steel... and yes the other driver will have injuries too but how will you be inside your 2017 toyota??? The point i am trying to explain is that not every new car is more secure than the old ones... it depens from the manufacturer, the state for wich is produced etc. and i bought my Rangie (8 years ago) only for 18.000 € and my Jaguar for only 3.600€ (and yes im pretty sure is more comfy, secure and luxurious than the 2017 corolla...)

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    They spread F.U.D (fear uncertain doubt). That corolla was very nice car. And a month ago one those do a nice fender bender a brand new ford mustang. Anyway. Problem is your old car was too soft for brand new car.

    Yes you are very happy with your old car (that corollas was legend here no problem after 300.000 kms even exhaust pipe wont corrode) and you don't want to buy new one. Because it was 4 wheeled egg with sh*t load of electronics, which start to fall off after 10 years.

    So ? they start to f.u.d to change your mind to buy a new. I own 91 Lada Samara comapring the old toyoto it was pice of sh*t and our country traffic was perhaps better than India but not nicer. Even here most of roads has seperated ways.

    Yes it may be happens, also global killer may hit the earth. Who nows. As an old man says. If you want to guarantee by an electric owen.

    1 year ago
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  • Just another reason not to buy a Prius

    1 year ago
  • Or IF you can just buy a Marauder and drive slow👍

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  • Try the test again with a volvo 850 or throw the toyota off a mountain like they did with the volvo and see the results.

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    • search 'volvo vs modus' - 5th gear crash tested a 940 into a modus a while back. I would be more interested to see a test between a current car and one designed v late 90's/early 2000's,...

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      1 year ago

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