I don't know how the Ford would do in a head-on with a smaller vehicle.
But probably better than against a large veh for sure. Chev and
Toyota PUs have much better crash-worthiness than the Ford F-150, at
least until 2003 ("my" year). In 2004 they did much better.
You've probably heard the saying, "It's not the fall that kills you -
it's the sudden stop." Seat belts and airbags slow down that very
sudden stop. Without them you're smacked against the steering wheel or
windshield and stop there pretty quickly (think of all those flies and
mosquitos hitting the windshield). Your restraint system allows you to
slow more gradually from 60 mph to 0 - like in maybe 200 milliseconds
instead of 10. It's like dropping an egg onto the floor so it lands on
a pillow or sponge instead of directly onto the ceramic - the padding
gives it more time to slow down so it doesn't break. Air bags work.
> Not looking very good for the ford. But the ford also has much more impact
> force then the mini. What would the scene look like if the ford hit the mini
> head on. Im thinking better for the ford But in the pics I cant see how the
> air bag would have made any difference. So my choice would be to pick the
> mini if I was going to hit a wall. But pick the ford if I was going to hit a
> mini. I think the ford would have a much better chance of being able to
> drive it home.
> "Keith" <koliver*@at#nbnet*.dot#nb*.dot#ca> wrote in message
>>>Im not worried because its built ford tuff. <SNIP>
>>Have a look at