Cars Today: Pieces Of Crap [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 4 years ago in

The automobile industry should be ashamed of itself.
There are 40 comments:
Male 294
It`s alright guys, I`m sure all of OldOllie`s friends at fox news agree 100% with his views on global warming. That must mean he`s correct, right?

He`s also apparently like monk or one of those other detectives who have superhuman perceptions, because he can tell us without a doubt, no ifs or maybes, exactly what happened here. His explanation is just the only possible way it can be, since just like with his ironclad beliefs on global warming, he`s correct at all times. Any person who says otherwise must be the one who`s a crackpot.

It`s alright, I`m sure in a few years when they make a movie about him documenting his life as the untouchable genius he is he`ll really show us how clever he is and we`ll all feel rather silly, now won`t we? I mean, surely someone as erudite as him couldn`t simply be a worthless deluded loser who takes to the internet since people there are less able to recognize complete joke he is, right?
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Male 662
@OldOllie sorry for believing in something that 99.99999999% of real scientists believe is real.
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Male 1,045
@OldOllie

So you call people gullible, but you believe global warming is a conspiracy.

I still think this is bullpoo, because even if cars today are crap, they`re not that crappy.
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Male 916
what`s worse, the bike backed into the car...
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Male 15,832
At first I couldn`t believe how many people actually think the damage to the front end of this car was actually done by a bicycle wheel that was only slightly bent.

Then I considered all your other crackpot opinions and thought, anyone who is stupid enough to believe that you can actually raise the temperature of the earth by using incandescent light bulbs would also believe you could actually cave in the front end of a 2,000-lb. car with a 20-lb. bicycle with virtually no damage to the bicycle.

I hate to see you all making fools of yourselves talking about "crumple zones" and such, so let me explain this one more time. The car hit something substantial, like a concrete-filled steel post. Then somebody rolled his bicycle tire into the gash and took a picture of it. Then he uploaded it to the Internet, someone from here saw it, and posted it. Then a bunch of gullible fools actually fell for it.

Looks like it`s just Swash, Palfas, CoyoteKing, and me
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Male 96
Looks like a Chevrolet Spark indeed

Signed,
Europe.
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Male 302
May it`s just a really well made bike?
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Male 411
As CoyoteKing pointed out, if this really was a crumple zone, it shouldn`t crumple with such a low impact, other wise it would be useless in a real collision.

How ever, it`s my thought that it`s just a body panel covering a gap between the wheel well, engine compartment, and grill area; more or less empty space.

Pic looks real based on the bike tire. Those panels on the little light weight cars are that cheap too.
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Male 1,737
That would be the issue with crumple zones. I like older cars without them, feel so much safer in a car you know won`t end up wrapped around you. Specially if goes up against a newer car.
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Male 480
I don`t believe it`s fake. Look at the distortion of the back wheel of the bike. But what we can`t see is the front of the bike which is probably wedged into a very sturdy bike rack. This makes the bike become a very sturdy metal frame jutting out, and a bike frame is as strong as hell (as are the wheels), just watch a down hill mountain bike for example, bikes are designed to take massive force. Car bumpers however are designed to crumple.
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Male 3,285
Gotta be an american car. Every knows theyre made out of plastic ;)
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Male 1,471
@faaaaq: Why did this turn into a dickwaving contest?
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Male 224
If a crumple zone collapses that dramatically from an impact like that, somehow I don`t think it`s actually absorbing much of the energy.
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Female 685
Fancy, just what IS the deal with all these retarded posts that pose questions which are obviously the opposite of what has really happened? Modern cars have crumple zones. If you smoked less weed and got out a bit more in the real world you would know that. Also, your crappy website would maybe, just MAYBE, be a tiny bit less boring.
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Male 4,793
Light materials work better for cars. They aren`t DESIGNED to be able to wreck other stuff via crashing. They are designed to absorb as much of the energy into the vehicle upon crashing. The more energy the vehicle absorbs, the less energy you absorb.

So thank you, car industry, for making crunchy cars for my safety.
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Male 15,832
Fwoggie2, I`m about as proud of the Volt as you were of the Trabant. Both are/were the products of government command and control.

BTW, since no one seems to have figured this out, the car obviously hit something much more substantial than a bike tire -- something like a concrete-filled metal post -- and the bike was later moved into position for the picture.
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Male 2,988
@sarahofborg: what bluevayero said. but understand the science of it. the increased ease at which it crumples then the less effective it is. the crumple zones are there to absorb a portion of the energy from impact. if the zone is crumpling to this extreme from such a small impact then it wouldn`t provided much if any real kind of impact energy absorption during a real car to car or car and stationary hard object collision. its poor engineering on the car makers for sure.
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Male 1,803
OldOllie - *sigh*. What`s wrong with the Chevrolet Volt for example. Be proud of what your country produces. They are here in Germany.
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Male 226
@sarahofborg weeelll a crumple zone is supposed to absorb collision energy while crashing with a wall or another car. its no use getting so much damage from collisions with bikes cause in worse situations it would be completely destroyed at a crash with a car. it doesnt help with pedestrians either. its the hood that plays most of the part in that case
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Male 172
With a pic like that you`d be expecting more damage to the bike. )-|
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Male 15,832
The latest "green car" offering from Obama Motors.
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Male 1,068
If anything that bike company should be proud of themselves and use this pic in their next ad.
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Female 3,562
Lulz, but there`s a reason. It`s called a crumple zone.
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Male 3,061
Chevy Runs Deep...into the wheel well.
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Male 267
good old GM, making em stronger than ever
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Male 201
I feel slightly safer riding my motorcycle now... SLIGHTLY
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Male 5,413
It`s GammaX. It has radiation strength.
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Male 1,442
@faaaaq: And this would be your result... But who needs legs/lungs/brains when you get to keep half of your car!
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Male 694
Kain1, drat pedestrians. ill pick extra strength in a high speed CAR crash than extra crumple for low speed collisions with a person. lets get in a car crash with eachother. you drive the above yellow POS and ill drive my 1979 Buick. lets see who gets hurt the least and who has to have more damage repaired
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Male 164
that bike must have been on steroids
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Male 2,422
It`s for energy absorption. Unless you want all the force to be be between you and the steering wheel.
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Male 7,123
And the prefered option was?
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Female 65
It`s made to crumble like that on purpose so that the force of the collision is absorbed and distributed - that way the car occupant will feel less of the impact.
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Male 6,737
It`s all about lighter materials and cost.
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Male 1,471
It`s made that way so pedestrians don`t get as seriously injured if they get hit. Instead of the front of the car being like a brick wall, it`s like a pile of card board boxes..
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Male 694
and yeah its a chevy, look at the rims
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Male 694
thats because most cars today dont have functional bumpers, but instead have bumper-shaped plastic. moneymoneymoney. its cheaper to make it out of plastic, and they dont care if the car gets wrecked as long as the driver isnt hurt at their fault.
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Male 2,345
I do believe that is a Chevy...figures.
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Male 3,364
LOL!!!
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Male 20,151
Link: Cars Today: Pieces Of Crap [Pic] [Rate Link] - The automobile industry should be ashamed of itself.
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