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Old 08-20-2012, 09:05 AM
Jimmyconjo Jimmyconjo is offline
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Honda deliberately set the structure more outwards, specifically to accommodate this sort of extreme offset collision.

Secondly Honda channels the force upwards into the A-pillar, rather than perpendicular to it which crushes it.

The drawbacks to this strategy are large bulging fenders compared to low profile fenders found on more aesthetically pleasing cars. Which is why the only cars with structures which held up well were the G37, TL and S60 all of which have meaty fenders. I expect most Honda products to be rated either Good or Acceptable in this test.

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