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How does your vehicle rate for safety?


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#1 of 29 OFFLINE   Allan Mack

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Posted March 23 2003 - 07:10 PM

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, my car (a '95 Dodge Neon), rates a "P" for Poor... Posted Image

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?

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#2 of 29 OFFLINE   Mark Brewer

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Posted March 23 2003 - 07:37 PM

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My 2002 Toyota Sienna rates Best Buy
Scored good (highest rating) in all catagoriesPosted Image
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#3 of 29 OFFLINE   Justin Lane

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Posted March 24 2003 - 01:36 AM

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.


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#4 of 29 OFFLINE   Mike Lenthol

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Posted March 24 2003 - 01:55 AM

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New F150. Ouch!


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#5 of 29 OFFLINE   Ron-P

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Posted March 24 2003 - 02:20 AM

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


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#6 of 29 OFFLINE   Brian Kleinke

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Posted March 24 2003 - 02:35 AM

My Audi A4 gets a G in every category Posted Image But that's one of the reasons I bought it.

#7 of 29 OFFLINE   Philip_G

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Posted March 24 2003 - 02:55 AM

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

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#8 of 29 OFFLINE   KyleS

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Posted March 24 2003 - 03:28 AM

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.

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#9 of 29 OFFLINE   Mathew Shelby

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Posted March 24 2003 - 03:31 AM

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

#10 of 29 OFFLINE   Todd_B

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Posted March 24 2003 - 04:00 AM

2002 Grand Prix

Overall: "A"

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Not too bad Posted Image

My g/f Jeep didn't fair as well Posted Image

1999 Jeep Cherokee

Overall: "M"
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#11 of 29 OFFLINE   MickeS

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Posted March 24 2003 - 04:12 AM

Marginal for our Jeep Liberty:
http://www.hwysafety..../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. Posted Image

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#12 of 29 OFFLINE   Andrew Pratt

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Posted March 24 2003 - 05:34 AM

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 of 29 OFFLINE   Jay H

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Posted March 24 2003 - 06:56 AM

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

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#14 of 29 OFFLINE   Chris Rosene

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Posted March 24 2003 - 09:07 AM

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

#15 of 29 OFFLINE   MarkHastings

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Posted March 24 2003 - 09:13 AM

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

My 330xi got "Best Pick" Posted Image And with the all-wheel drive, I feel VERY safe in it.

#16 of 29 OFFLINE   Ted Lee

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Posted March 24 2003 - 09:31 AM

another good website: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/
 

#17 of 29 OFFLINE   Jim_F

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Posted March 24 2003 - 09:37 AM

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.
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#18 of 29 OFFLINE   Clinton McClure

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Posted March 24 2003 - 09:46 AM

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

#19 of 29 OFFLINE   Mark Paquette

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Posted March 24 2003 - 10:30 AM

My 03 Passat is a "best pick" overall rating of "G"

#20 of 29 OFFLINE   Scott Merryfield

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Posted March 25 2003 - 12:43 AM

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