Bigger doesn't neccasrily mean safer. The president of a software company got t-boned like that in a little BMW Z-3. He walked away from the accident. He was so impressed he bought like a dozen of them for other employees.Danko said:Sorry you got hurt! Really!!! I do want you to know that I use collisions like yours as a training aid for my five kids. In Michigan, there are many winter collisions and MANY of them involve smaller cars with occupants getting hurt badly. I point these out to my kids and say; "Yeah, but they got good mileage until they died!" A girl driving a Honda jumped/flew? over the center rail on I-75 and struck a full-sized Chevy pickup whose owner got a broken arm. She died. MANY examples like that happen here and yet I see so many young girls driving their cute little red cars. I point out to my kids that many factors should enter into buying decisions. Economy of our country, comfort, safety, etc. are all very important and I believe much more important than gas mileage. Glad you are into something bigger and American. thnx!