Originally Posted by cammur
Now when I see a VW bug on the road I'm amazed so many of us survived, fuel tank up-front, no real protection. But they were great fun cars. Fly real good, too.
Wow, Scary - I've ridden in a few, but didn't know that lil tidbit. I got rearended by a stupid female driver in a bug (not sexist, just the facts in this case). Driving home in rush hour traffic in Denver. She was riding my tail and when I hit the brakes for the ambulance that came roaring thru the intersection, She hit me and hard
. Crushed the entire front of the bug and threw her back 2 car lengths.
My Jeep TJ took it like a tank. Scratched my bumper but no other visible signs of damage. Fast forward to the next morning when I could no longer move, and my wife had to dress me to take me to the hospital. (Dumb macho male - thought I was ok and didn't need to go get checked out when it happened.)