Thread: X3 or X5?
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:17 PM
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Originally Posted by kisas View Post

I'm considering only BMW or Audi, because of the safety reputation of German cars, especially after I watched the videos showing BMW making turns in the snow. Am I biased?

The last question: Is it safer to be in a larger and heavier car, say X5, than a smaller car, say X3, if an accident happens? Is the bulky body one of the reasons you bought X5?
You should not misguide yourself about "safety reputation" - many of the other manufacturers from other countries are just as safe and perhaps more reliable Same goes for vehicle size and weight - it doesn't matter at all, all that matters is how engineers design the body to absorb and redistribute the impact forces. Look at this video of "big" and "small" car's crash test:
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