Head-on crash test: 2009 Chevy Malibu vs. 1959 Bel Air

When compared with the decidedly average looks of the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu, you may be tempted, when confronted with the sleek retro stylings of the 1959 Chevy Bel Air, to utter a, "They just don't make them like they used to!" Well, if the crash test above is any indication, maybe that's a good thing.

In a vicious driver-side-to-driver-side, head-on collision, the 2009 Malibu faired quite a bit better than its 50-year-old predecessor. Where the Malibu was wrecked just the same, the driver inside has a comparatively smooth ride compared to the death trap the interior of the Bel Air turned into. Go ahead, take a peek at the video above and try not to cringe.

Via Boing Boing