…mostly because of people like this. And the crazy taxi drivers (previously on JRE).
Couple that with the fact that you can’t buy anything remotely carlike for less than $50,000 (except a Chery Deathtrap or a Geely CrumpleZone) and you have to wonder why anyone owns a car in Singapore at all.
Update: So that it doesn’t seem like I’m mindlessly bashing Chinese cars, here’s a treat for you: compare those crash test videos linked above with this crash-test of a (EuroNCAP five star rated) Volvo S40. And here’s Fifth Gear on a related topic – what’s safer, a big ol’ fridge on wheels or a brand new car with all the safety gewgaws?
And related: Chery is trying to buy Volvo. Are they hoping that Chery’s zero-star cars plus Volvo’s five-star cars will add up to a two-and-a-half star car?