Gotfire: You can see the cocaine leak out from the airbags when deployed.
AbiNormal: I guess they didn't get it up to 88mph.
chewielouie: That thing had airbags?
logieal: chewielouie: That thing had airbags?This. Airbags weren't even standard equipment till the mid '90's. And very few had anything more than just a driver's side before that, let alone dual airbags.So for something in 1981 to have dual front airbags is almost unheard of.I always liked the quote from the awesome 1993 movie Last Action Hero:Ahnold: "Dammit that hurt."Kid: "You're lucky you're still alive, you dumb idiot!"A: "Hey, '89 Mercury Sable. Standard driver side airbag. Checker cab, no airbag. Who's dumb?"
weapon13: AbiNormal: I guess they didn't get it up to 88mph.The wall was in the way.
Iplaybass: I didn't realise that airbags have been around that long. Cool.
Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: Iplaybass: I didn't realise that airbags have been around that long. Cool.GM had them as a regular option available by the mid 70s, but considering most people didn't wear seat belts back then (the first state to mandate belts was New York in 1984), and an airbag without a seat belt may actually be more dangerous, they didn't become common until much later. (The original patents were back in the early 50s, so it only took 40 years to become standard equipment)
DemonEater: Holy hell that thing is terrible. The way the passenger compartment warps and transmits energy all the way through? That'd probably get a one-star rating these days.
toyotaboy: Doc! I told you to stop drinking.. awww nooo.. Doc, you destroyed the time machine, how are we going to get back to 1985?[thefeed.com.au image 344x258]Seriously though, if your a car nut, the wiki is interesting to read. John Delorean had some wacky ideas, originally he was going to build the chassis using an Elastic Moulding process to keep down weight. The chassis ended up basically being a lotus esprit.. The two cars look somewhat similiar[autocognito.com image 850x410]Also a lot of cars from the late 70's had crappy crash tests if you compared them to even the most basic econobox of today, standards have changed. All these guys driving around in classic cars (the originals, not these new remakes) are basically riding around in death traps
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