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It's amazing how far all cars have come since the '80s.

But then again the test of the VW Beetle (classic) versus a "modern" Golf

proves just how futile progress is at times.

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In any case the VW microbus was an ancient & unsafe design from the

get-go in the 1960s.... the closest thing to it would be a Toyota

Wunderwagon....

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But then again the test of the VW Beetle (classic) versus a "modern" Golf

proves just how futile progress is at times.

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In any case the VW microbus was an ancient & unsafe design from the

get-go in the 1960s.... the closest thing to it would be a Toyota

Wunderwagon....

Yes, it doesn't seem that much (if any) progress was made from the 50s - 80s. It's only since the 80s and only really since the mid 90s that we've made real progress.

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Wild...no structural integrity at all..that video must have inspired GM with to make the Astro and U-vans so collapsible.

Actually the Astro isn't that bad of a design. I've seen several badly wrecked ones in salvage yards and they ain't anywhere in the same leauge as that VW.

Chris

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Wild...no structural integrity at all..that video must have inspired GM with to make the Astro and U-vans so collapsible.

U-vans, yes.

Astros, no.

My buddy' old 91 was hit by an f-250, then a s-10, and he walked away from the accident....

They hold up well, with the only downside being if they are t-boned on the sliding door.....

And I have seen some mangled Astros too...

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