Of course not, but one often hears people remark how cars from yesteryear were built much more solidly than the “plastic” new cars of today. Yes the old ones were heavy and yes there was lot’s of chrome, but I think we all know that today’s cars are infinitely safer. The US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) commemorated its 50th anniversary by illustrating just how far auto safety has come in the last 50 years. They did so by performing a crash test between a 1959 Chevrolet Bel-Air and a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. The results are quite dramatic.