: Least safe cars of 2006



Blackout
10-24-05, 09:18 PM
Least safe cars of 2006 (http://www.autoblog.com/entry/1234000130064749/)

Posted Oct 24, 2005, 12:00 PM ET by John Neff


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If you’re worried about how your brand new, reasonably priced economy car would fare in something a little more intense than a fender bender, check out Forbes’ (http://www.forbes.com/lifestyle/vehicle/2005/10/21/toyota-leastsafe-cars-cx_dl_1024feat_ls.html?partner=rss) list of the Least Safe cars of 2006. Included on the list are the

Hyundai Elantra (http://www.hwysafety.org/ratings/ratingsbyseries.aspx?id=318),
Kia Optima (http://www.hwysafety.org/ratings/ratingsbyseries.aspx?id=513),
Mazda6 (http://www.hwysafety.org/ratings/ratingsbyseries.aspx?id=266) (!),
Nissan Sentra (http://www.hwysafety.org/ratings/ratingsbyseries.aspx?id=417),
Suzuki Forenza (http://www.hwysafety.org/ratings/ratingsbyseries.aspx?id=525)
and Toyota Corolla (http://www.hwysafety.org/ratings/ratingsbyseries.aspx?id=305) (!).

Forbes has based its list on the criterion of failing two out of three Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests. All of these cars failed both their rear- and side-impact crash tests.

For comparison’s sake we decided to look up the crash test ratings of each vehicle on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/testing/ncap/Index2.cfm) site to see how each fared in that organization’s crash tests. The NHTSA only performs a front- and side-impact test, but no rear. Their results, however, were fairly inconsistent with those from the IIHS. Only the Sentra and Forenza did poorly in both tests.

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ben72227
10-24-05, 10:21 PM
I can't say I'm surprised. You can't expect Kia to sell those cars that cheap without sacrificing something. Besides, you don't really need a SAFE car, I mean play the odds - you probably won't be in a serious wreck that would matter; maybe a fender bender...:lildevil:

Jesda
10-25-05, 04:49 AM
The Sentra is older than dirt and the Elantra is cheaper than dirt. I'm surprised about the Mazda 6.

davesdeville
10-25-05, 04:49 AM
OMGWTFBBQ Ralph, a Hyundai didn't do very well at something. The sky is indeed falling. :p

Playdrv4me
10-25-05, 05:04 AM
The current Elantra is still based on the basic underpinnings of the model that Im driving around right now, and thats been around since 1997. No surprise there.

Sandy
10-25-05, 10:24 AM
Safest car is the Town Car. 5 Stars all the way around. Here's mine: http://images14.fotki.com/v207/photos/4/43979/179078/sandy4-vi.jpg

mccombie_5
10-25-05, 10:25 AM
Safest car is the Town Car. 5 Stars all the way around.

Is that because theres five feet of steel all the way round too :p

Good to know.

ben72227
10-25-05, 05:25 PM
No, here is the safest car around. I present to you - THE TANK:
I got hit at 60MPH by a Dodge Stratus and the windows didn't even break! Ha!
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/8/web/632000-632999/632008_11_full.jpg

She's so pretty...
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/8/web/632000-632999/632008_13_full.jpg

mccombie_5
10-25-05, 05:26 PM
WOW, Ben, thats quite a ding, but 60mph!!!

My what strong cars them things are.

DaveSmed
10-25-05, 11:05 PM
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36686

Damn, 60? That held up nice. This thread was from when that Grand am pulled out in front of me when i was crusing along at about 40 or so... I think my car held up pretty well... :D

ben72227
10-26-05, 12:09 AM
Well, it was a Dodge Stratus, so it just crumpled up like a coke can basically. It leaked that orange coolant everywhere too. I was pissed, but I was more worried about the drunk lady in the dodge that ran the stop sign and impacted me at 60 MPH! It was scary too, because I knew she was going too fast to stop in time and I was like, "Damn, I hope I don't kill her..." But she made it out okay, had to go to some classes and do some community service for being D.W.I...

I~LUV~Caddys8792
10-26-05, 12:21 AM
No, here is the safest car around. I present to you - THE TANK:
I got hit at 60MPH by a Dodge Stratus and the windows didn't even break! Ha!
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/8/web/632000-632999/632008_11_full.jpg

She's so pretty...
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/8/web/632000-632999/632008_13_full.jpg


wow holy shit! god bless american steel!

ben72227
10-26-05, 12:40 AM
That's what I tell everyone too. I don't need no "crumple zones", but if you hit me, YOU sure as hell need them.:histeric:

Ralph
10-26-05, 12:42 AM
Can someone post the crash test results of the Mini Cooper....I heard it did very good despite it's size...

davesdeville
10-26-05, 05:34 AM
That's what I tell everyone too. I don't need no "crumple zones", but if you hit me, YOU sure as hell need them.:histeric:

Like the bumper sticker says:

Your car is my crumple zone.

If I can ever find where that bumper sticker is sold I'm buying one for the 75.

mccombie_5
10-26-05, 11:16 AM
Like the bumper sticker says:
Your car is my crumple zone.
If I can ever find where that bumper sticker is sold I'm buying one for the 75.

LOL

I have a sign that says that hanging in the back window of my Escalade!