Originally Posted by Swallow Doretti
Changing the hood shut-line is impractical from a repair perspective, in that the way Chevrolet designed it, a low-speed crash would mean the metal would not take the brunt of the impact and you'd likely be able to get away without a new hood.
You have a point, but your point is not the one of car manufacturers. The main reason for the high hood shut-line is pedestrian 'safety'. Car manufacturers do not care about how expensive it is to repair your car after you damage it slightly. If they did, there are many other areas where they would do it right, not only the hood.