I would've sold the car than putting myself and my Family in danger.
One of the SAFETY features of the vehicles should also be PERFORMANCE.
People think of safety as thick metal, Having ABS
and Airbags. Thats true, to a part.
The basic safety of a vehicle is also about-
Having good brakes- All wheel discs are good. Premium tyres are a choice.
Not getting stuck/ Bogged down- 4x4s excel in these.
Having enough clean power to overtake, Go uphill (Ghats)- Your vehicle fails here!
Ability to work in lower and higher temperature.
Buddies I live in Rural India and travel on mostly 2 channel roads without dividers.
the overtaking powers of my XUV gives me confidence like no other. I am cautious about overtaking and have all the math done in my head before I Floor the pedal. But once I floor, I just cannot afford the vehicle to hesitate in any way.