[DML] Re: DeLorean Crash safety (was Gullwings on any car)
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[DML] Re: DeLorean Crash safety (was Gullwings on any car)



I've been watching the banter on this thread for some time, and could 
no longer sit by and let Claude spew his uninformed misinformation. I 
feel my two cents are worthwhile to this discussion since I'm one of 
the very few in the online DeLorean community to total his DeLorean. I 
was t-boned by a 5,000 pound all-steel Cadillac Fleetwood with full 
chrome bumpers travelling at roughly 50 mph, and look what happened to 
my car:

http://www.dmcnews.com/mydmc/10115wreck2_louie.jpg
http://www.dmcnews.com/mydmc/10115wreck_louie.jpg

My DeLorean was hit so hard that it spun a 180. The passenger 
compartment of my DeLorean was NOT affected by the collision. The car 
absorbed the entire impact, and I was ~NOT~ hurt. I walked away, the 
only injury I sustained was a cut on my neck, either from glass or my 
seatbelt. The biggest gripe I had about the DeLorean's crash 
performance was the underbody was so deflected by the impact that even 
the passenger door was jambed shut; I had to crawl out the drivers 
window of my car after the wreck. That simply meant that the car was 
again absorbing the impact INSTEAD OF MY BODY! Everyone expected me to 
never want to get in a DeLorean again after my wreck, but the opposite 
was true. I was so impressed with the car's impact performance that I 
wouldn't have ANY other car after my wreck. I was in a new DeLorean a 
month after my wreck. I hate to fuel Claude, but I just can't let him 
assault the DeLorean on something that hits a little to close to home 
for me. We can all insult the car for various things, but safety I 
feel, is not one of them.

Louie Golden
Charlotte, NC
Sometimes DeLorean owner :-)

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Farrar Hudkins" <fhudkins@...> wrote:
>
> The state of the passengers, not the car, is more important in a 
crash.
> 
> Farrar Hudkins
> #2613



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