Which car should I get??? Watch
I thought you'd decided against that thing! Doesn't match your MX5
OMGWTF I'd disagree with your defintion of need.. but I'm off to Minorca in a few hours so I'm not going to get into a big debate!
After seeing that, I'll only buy an NCAP 5* car...
But it's not like the people carrier was that much smaller than the Disco, though it may have gotten slightly better mileage.
I think the basic physics behind it is that a crash generates energy called g-force, if the car body is built like a truck nothing can absorb the impact but the human body, if the body crumples up then much of the energy will have been absorbed before it gets to the humans.
Though I did like the cool feature on the WRX that allows you to manuall choose how much the centre diff splits the power to the front and rear wheels, basically allowing you to have a fully RWD WRX if you want. That was cool.
I actually liked the Impreza better - looks good with the Seat style front - never been a fan of Subaru cars before, but the new one really looks good.