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Join Date: Jul 2005
Re: How well does a 166 do in a crash ?
Problem is, there were no N-Cap tests back then so nothing can be compared precisely. In any case, in that list, the 156 was better than the 164 but then look at the crash test videos to see how much the cabin space deforms in a crash - scary stuff!! I have often read how the 156 would never have passed US tests... So I guess chassis strength is not much to go by in the end. It's how a car deforms that makes all the difference and saves you from serious injury.
Personally, I don't want to find out...
164 V6 24v "Zender Alfa Sport"
Past glories: Sud 1.5ti, Alfetta GTV, GTV6, 33 1.5ti, 33 1.7ie, 164 3.0 V6, 164 3.0 V6, GTV 1.8TS, 156 1.6 TS, 159 2.4 JTDm QTronic.