: CR and IIHS release 2005 reports...



ben72227
12-09-05, 06:41 PM
Consumer Reports and the IIHS have released their reports today. I'll let you know how GM did.

MOST Reliable:
Monte Carlo

LEAST Reliable:
Cobalt
Corvette
Saab 9-3
GM Minivan (uplander, montana, relay, etc.)
Saturn Vue
SRX
Trailblazer
Envoy
H2
Colorado/Canyon

(Remember, those were at the EXTREME ends of the scale. Other GM models, like the CTS are reliable, but aren't the MOST reliable. Get it?)

IIHS best Safety '05 (out of the top ten): Saab 9-3 and Chevy Malibu. It should be noted for those who think Civics are "tin cans" that it was the only small car to be in the top ten AND it got the highest "gold" rating. The saab got gold too, and the malibu got silver...

Jesda
12-09-05, 07:29 PM
The Gulati Safety Institute does what is called a Fleetwood Brougham impact test, flinging an FWB at various small cars built in the US and Japan. None of the crash test dummies in the small cars came out alive.

ben72227
12-09-05, 08:16 PM
The Gulati Safety Institute does what is called a Fleetwood Brougham impact test, flinging an FWB at various small cars built in the US and Japan. None of the crash test dummies in the small cars came out alive.

Ah, the ben72227 Safety Institute TRIED to perform a Fleetwood Brougham impact test, but found that the Opti-Spark Ignition System and the Ignition Lock cylinder were both broken (typical American cars...always breaking down:rant2: ), which prevented us from even starting the car.:histeric:

Our test model civic just waited though...and waited...and waited...and then we decided that since we couldn't find a fleetwood that would start, we would just run the honda into a brick wall at 40MPH...:
http://autos.msn.com/media/asx/iihs/00031.asx

Now at first, it doesn't seem like anything special...but pay CLOSE attention, and you will notice...the front windshied doesn't even shatter. It stays in one piece. Thank god for crumple zones:histeric: