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Re: Forward opening hoods

Andrew Buc wrote:
>  > there must be some advantages though, what are they?  my Vega
>  > hinged forward, but what does that prove?
> If the hood pops open at speed, the windstream won't rip it all the way open,
> blocking your vision, as it would a rear-opening hood. Same reason you don't
> see new cars w/suicide doors.

For what it's worth, I heard that in a frontal collision the forward opening 
hoods lift up and sheer the passenger's heads off, that's why they are almost 
non-existant these days. Might be one of those horror hoaxes, tho.

Igor Kessel
'89 200TQ - 18psi (TAP)
'98 A4TQ - on order...again. For the third time and counting.
Philadelphia, PA