Well I hope you are right, GM has a way of cutting corners on things that are not seen to the naked eye. Corvette is an example, its a 55K car and has NO side air bags or roll over protection at all. Much lower end Chryslers and Fords, if not standard at least offer side curtain airbags even the Ford Focus. So I would not be surprised to see GM skirting safety issues to save money as they have been on the C5. Maybe GM feels there are enough buyers to go around so if one gets killed in a side impact or squished in a C5 vert roll over its really no matter to them someone will still buy it. Dont take it for granted that XLR and C6 will have a side curtain system. We are talking GM here not Lexus or M/B. GM is a company long focused on selling Glitz Glamour and HP, safety has never been a top concern. I remember a stupid comment Dave Hill made once at a C5-R outing that they didn't put chrome exaust tips on C5 because it made the car heavier, I can imagine the same excuse being said about side airbags and safety devices. The GM spin Dr. Lives!