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Date: 06/10/12 03:00 PM

40 Responses to Cars Today: Pieces Of Crap [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18927 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 2:28 pm
    Link: Cars Today: Pieces Of Crap - The automobile industry should be ashamed of itself.
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
    3359 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 3:06 pm
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2345 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 3:10 pm
    I do believe that is a Chevy...figures.
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    faaaaq Male 18-29
    693 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 3:11 pm
    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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    faaaaq Male 18-29
    693 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 3:11 pm
    and yeah its a chevy, look at the rims
  6. Profile photo of Kain1
    Kain1 Male 18-29
    1473 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 3:12 pm
    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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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 3:14 pm
    It`s all about lighter materials and cost.
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    stell Female 40-49
    65 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 3:38 pm
    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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    LordJim Male 60-69
    7048 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 3:46 pm
    And the prefered option was?
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
    2422 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 3:46 pm
    It`s for energy absorption. Unless you want all the force to be be between you and the steering wheel.
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    kemic Male 18-29
    164 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 3:54 pm
    that bike must have been on steroids
  12. Profile photo of faaaaq
    faaaaq Male 18-29
    693 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 4:03 pm
    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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    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
    1442 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 4:12 pm
    @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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    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 5:13 pm
    It`s GammaX. It has radiation strength.
  15. Profile photo of OddNumber
    OddNumber Male 18-29
    201 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 5:44 pm
    I feel slightly safer riding my motorcycle now... SLIGHTLY
  16. Profile photo of Sloppy1
    Sloppy1 Male 18-29
    267 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 7:45 pm
    good old GM, making em stronger than ever
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
    3061 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 8:04 pm
    Chevy Runs Deep...into the wheel well.
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 8:45 pm
    Lulz, but there`s a reason. It`s called a crumple zone.
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    lukeforv123 Male 18-29
    1058 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 8:58 pm
    If anything that bike company should be proud of themselves and use this pic in their next ad.
  20. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 9:30 pm
    The latest "green car" offering from Obama Motors.
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    HQampersand Male 18-29
    172 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 9:55 pm
    With a pic like that you`d be expecting more damage to the bike. )-|
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    bluevayero Male 18-29
    226 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 10:44 pm
    @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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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
    1803 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 10:58 pm
    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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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
    2988 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 11:07 pm
    @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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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 11:12 pm
    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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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 11:24 pm
    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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    blackcatseye Female 30-39
    685 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 12:44 am
    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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    Swash Male 30-39
    224 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 1:10 am
    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.
  29. Profile photo of Kain1
    Kain1 Male 18-29
    1473 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 1:33 am
    @faaaaq: Why did this turn into a dickwaving contest?
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    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 2:19 am
    Gotta be an american car. Every knows theyre made out of plastic ;)
  31. Profile photo of 10Bears
    10Bears Male 30-39
    452 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 2:45 am
    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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    EgalM Male 30-39
    1707 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 6:26 am
    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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    Palfas Male 30-39
    411 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 8:57 am
    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.
  34. Profile photo of Ches47
    Ches47 Male 18-29
    302 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 10:33 am
    May it`s just a really well made bike?
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    curiousboy Male 50-59
    94 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 3:30 pm
    Looks like a Chevrolet Spark indeed

  36. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 11:04 pm
    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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    razbitom Male 40-49
    913 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 11:28 pm
    what`s worse, the bike backed into the car...
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    Edgarska19 Male 18-29
    1045 posts
    June 12, 2012 at 4:45 am

    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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    drworm2002 Male 30-39
    662 posts
    June 12, 2012 at 12:35 pm
    @OldOllie sorry for believing in something that 99.99999999% of real scientists believe is real.
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    Penguinato23 Male 18-29
    294 posts
    June 14, 2012 at 9:25 pm
    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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