With increasing technological knowledge and computer modeling techniques, it has been possible to redesign full-size luxury cars that are smaller on the outside yet just as safe if not safer inside as their larger forerunners. These cars are more aerodynamically designed, retain their interior roominess, and have rear suspensions which enhance ride, reducing road and tire disturbances. They also have a forward mounted gas tank and improved braking on rough roads. It is emphasized that when test driving one of these cars, one should do so under conditions that duplicate one's normal driving conditions.

  • Corporate Authors:

    US Air Force Inspection and Safety, Center

    Norton AFB, CA  United States  92409
  • Publication Date: 1984-4

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 16-17
  • Serial:
    • Driver
    • Volume: 17
    • Issue Number: 11
    • Publisher: US Air Force Inspection and Safety, Center

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00391322
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 085
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1984 12:00AM