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Connected car in the second-hand lot? Don't buy it if you're not hack-savvy

Eddy Ito Silver badge

Re: Now ask me why ...

Putting the environmental friendly bit aside, the newer cars are much safer than the older models. Just look at the IIHS 50 anniversary crash between a 2009 Malibu and a 1959 Bel Air or Stuntbusters 2002 Caddy vs 1962 Caddy. While the '62 Caddy had the benefit of a more square on hit the driver still isn't walking away. Even later models from the early '90s don't have anywhere near the safety features of new cars which is very clearly demonstrated by the video of a Mexican spec 2015 Tsuru (essentially a cosmetically updated 1992 Nissan Sentra) and a U.S. spec 2016 Nissan Versa.

Folks may like the old cars because they won't see much damage from a random ding in the parking lot but they are nowhere near as safe in a high speed crash.

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