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How does your vehicle rate for safety?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Allan Mack, Mar 23, 2003.

  1. Allan Mack

    Allan Mack Supporting Actor

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    According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, my car (a '95 Dodge Neon), rates a "P" for Poor... [​IMG]

    I know these tests are not perfect, nor are they all-conclusive (they only perform a 40 mph frontal offset crash test) but... how does your vehicle rate?

    Vehicle Safety Ratings
     
  2. Mark Brewer

    Mark Brewer Stunt Coordinator

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    SweeT[​IMG] Awesome[​IMG]
    My 2002 Toyota Sienna rates Best Buy
    Scored good (highest rating) in all catagories[​IMG]
     
  3. Justin Lane

    Justin Lane Screenwriter

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    My 2001 Ford Ranger rates Acceptable, which along with the Toyota Tacoma, are the only two small sized pick-ups which received Acceptable ratings. Chevy scored moderate overall while Dodge and Nissan were poor. I am surprised that not one small pick-up received a good rating.


    J
     
  4. Mike Lenthol

    Mike Lenthol Second Unit

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    [​IMG]

    New F150. Ouch!


    [​IMG]

    My tiny sedan [​IMG]
     
  5. Ron-P

    Ron-P Producer

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    Wife's Toyota Sienna gets an overall G. Of course, I researched this before we bought a van.

    My Dodge Durango (company SUV), gets an overall A


    Peace Out~[​IMG]
     
  6. Brian Kleinke

    Brian Kleinke Supporting Actor

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    My Audi A4 gets a G in every category [​IMG] But that's one of the reasons I bought it.
     
  7. Philip_G

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    my 2002 impreza WRX is a best pick overall, with GOOD ratings for all tests.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. KyleS

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    Cant rate mine since it doesnt rate each model of a line of car. For example my 99 Honda Civic EX has extra safety features like side impact beams but they only tested an LX model. The 2001 models are made with the same features as the EX was in 99 and they rated G all the way across.

    KyleS
     
  9. Mathew Shelby

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    My 1999 Chevy Blazer is P for poor. Hmmmm...what a surprise...considering I paid more than its worth...
     
  10. Todd_B

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    2002 Grand Prix

    Overall: "A"

    [​IMG]

    Not too bad [​IMG]

    My g/f Jeep didn't fair as well [​IMG]

    1999 Jeep Cherokee

    Overall: "M"
    [​IMG]

    Todd B
     
  11. MickeS

    MickeS Producer

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    Marginal for our Jeep Liberty:
    http://www.hwysafety.org/vehicle_rat.../html/0127.htm

    I thought it would rate poor. Many SUVs and pick-ups suck compared to regular cars (although they've gotten better in recent years), so I'm pretty happy with an M-rating. [​IMG]

    /Mike
     
  12. Andrew Pratt

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    My Contour ended up with a poor rating but other then the legs the rest were all good or moderate so I guess the two poor ratings really pull it down.
     
  13. Jay H

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    Mine don't rate at all. Neither of my cars are on the list!

    Jay
     
  14. Chris Rosene

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    No BMW 7 series or Ford Expedition (or 81 Jeep CJ [​IMG] ) on the list either, so I don't rate. But thats OK, I don't intend to get in a wreck anyways. [​IMG]
     
  15. MarkHastings

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    Chris, I think it's safe to assume that the 3, 5, and 7 series are all very safe.

    My 330xi got "Best Pick" [​IMG] And with the all-wheel drive, I feel VERY safe in it.
     
  16. Ted Lee

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    My '01 Forester stacks up well to similar vehicles of similar age. Add to that the standard AWD and the fact that it doesn't bear an increased rollover risk.
     
  18. Clinton McClure

    Clinton McClure Casual Enthusiast

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    No one has bothered to test the 2000+ Celica. Guess I'm dead if I get smacked, eh?
     
  19. Mark Paquette

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    My 03 Passat is a "best pick" overall rating of "G"
     
  20. Scott Merryfield

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    My '02 Nissan Altima was an overall "good" with only two "acceptable" categories -- the rest were all "good".
     

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