The roof is NOT a crumple zone! If you roll, I should hope the "cage"
above you stays intact. The skin, though, is not part of that structure.
It's true, the only purpose of a roof is to keep the rain off you and keep
the warm air inside(if it's cold out). Sheet metal gets thinner all the
time. The reason, I assume, which hasn't been mentioned yet, is that
Ford(and everyone else) is CHEAP! O.K., to be fair, weight is a factor these
days, too. It wouldn't surprise me if Ford added a brace there after a
sufficient number of owners came in and asked why the roof is so flimsy( I
mean adding this part in production, not adding it to cars already built).
You know, P.R. and all that stuff. There's nothing wrong with it, but if
people think the car is poorly made then sales would presumably suffer. Just
thinking out loud. sorry for the wordiness. Not to be critical, but as an
outside observer I noticed that you characterized the first reply that
agreed with you as "intelligent" and all the others as "dimwitted". just
looking for a particular answer?
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