Your post (and the headline) seem to indicate some kind of prejudice against Tall boy cars.
What i clearly see in these pics is that its the Esteem which is toppled upside down and looks to be more severely damaged.
And as a witness to those pics, i won't even trust the short boy Esteem with High speeds! It looks scary.
Remember: There are more parameters than just the "Tall Boy" looks which indicate a car's chances of toppling in high speed crashes.
I think its evident from the post that the esteem was doing "high" speeds. I am sure we all know that higher the speed more the damage on impact (explains the lesser damage on the wagonR?). So being so judgmental (esteem looks worse than wagonR and hence not safe) without keeping in mind the facts is not right. Why does everything/anything said about a car become a personal issue rather than being accepted on its face value?
Originally Posted by dadu
ABS is no "sanjeeveni booti" to bring you out of any kind of dangerous maneuvours on the road. But it does help to a certain extent.
Multiply the words in bold by atleast 10 times. Thats how much the ABS helps, most people never understand/reach the extent because they are hardly ever in the need to appreciate it should the need arise. Ask some of those really quick highway drivers in Verna's, Elantra's, SX4's and they will all swear by it. And believe them when they say the difference is like between chalk and cheese.
Last edited by mclaren1885 : 11th November 2008 at 09:26.
I think the pillar are intact because the entire hood is resting on the divider. What kind of highspeed stunt this guy was pulling in a city road?
I think it was a low speed stunt otherwise there would be much more sheet metal damage from the rollover. My guess is he caught that black and yellow curb, rode his right front wheel up over it and turned over at maybe less than 15kph.
For you newbies, if this happens to you, get out and casually check your silencer, suspension, grease points and skid plates. If anybody says anything to you just smile and say, "Routine maintenance."
Last edited by DirtyDan : 17th November 2008 at 00:23.