Originally Posted by mac.mogul
I think we can blame Ford for that. It is obviously possible to have one design on a global scale (New Focus) so why did we get the Wal-mart version of everything before now? Lol
Standards changed. I believe it was an insurance industry law put in place by congress to ease the burden on insurance companies paying out large amounts for little fender benders.
It all started when car companies started with the 5 mph bumper. The LAW said there had to be "x"in. of foam... blah, blah... It was a law and there was a drop in the impact mph to 3.
Sorry, for the off topic... just partly answering a question.