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Only HALF of best-selling small cars
are rated as acceptable in crash tests -
with Honda Civic earning top marks
and Kia Forte ranked least safe

Daily Mail [UK], by Staff

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Posted By:MissMolly, 8/9/2013 5:40:32 AM

Half of a dozen popular small cars tested for how they would stand up to a crash did not fare well, an influential road safety group found. Six of the cars tested, most of which were 2013 models, were rated ‘poor’ or ‘marginal.’ General Motors Co´s Chevrolet Sonic and Cruze each received marginal scores, while Kia Motors Corp´s Soul and 2014 Forte were rated ‘poor’ in the results released Thursday by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Nissan Motor Co´s Sentra also got a poor rating, while Volkswagen AG´s Beetle was ranked ‘marginal.’

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Trigger2, 8/9/2013 6:07:24 AM     (No. 9465482)

Barry and his traveling perfumed princes want everybody in small cars - all the better to kill off citizens.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Judith, 8/9/2013 6:34:50 AM     (No. 9465511)

We already went through this! Back during the oil troubles in the 70´s, the geniuses decided to build small, full-efficient cars and the deaths began to pile up. Here we are again. I guess that old adage about those who fail to study history....you know the rest. You should, in this administration, we keep repeating those mistakes.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mws50, 8/9/2013 6:52:01 AM     (No. 9465526)

Have a friend or family member killed in a small car? Thank your local democrat. They are the clueless people pushing the CAFE standards through the roof, due to the libtard myth of "peak oil".

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Reply 4 - Posted by: strike3, 8/9/2013 7:23:57 AM     (No. 9465558)

Solution: Don´t get into a crash.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Spidey, 8/9/2013 7:26:52 AM     (No. 9465563)

The left will probably claim big oil paid for these tests.Yeah the Ford Pinto was pretty much a death trap but the volkswagon beetle held up well in crashes from what I remember.
I was thinking about buying a Soul,guess not now.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/9/2013 7:28:18 AM     (No. 9465567)

I drive the domestic equivalent of a tank, a five-year-old American-made SUV. When it finally dies, I´ll get another one.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ersatzluci, 8/9/2013 8:09:11 AM     (No. 9465603)

You can´t get me in any vehicle less than 122in wheelbase. A friend in one T-boned at 35MPH a modern Chevy and booted it 240ft down the road, across a median, across incoming traffic and onto the opposite sidewalk (all measured by the police). Amazingly, the female driver, who was cited as at fault, was not killed. Not so amazingly, he could have pretty much driven his car away. I realize this is but one anecdote, but still...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: southernboy, 8/9/2013 8:47:03 AM     (No. 9465659)

I still prefer a vehicle with a frame, some weight and a drivers seat that allows me to see down the road. Sitting in a vehicle that makes me look up to see the top of the tires of passing tractor-trailers is not conducive to long life. A nice Tahoe or Suburban will do it for me.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: F16 guy, 8/9/2013 9:30:20 AM     (No. 9465725)

The amount saved in gas is outweighed by medical cost after the inevitable crash.

Don´t do it.


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Proud Tahoe driver !!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Muncssister, 8/9/2013 10:34:52 AM     (No. 9465842)

My 2002 Honda civic saved my life (and the lives of my four passangers) in a horrible car accident. It´s an amazingly engineered car, truly. That being said, the illegal alien drunk was driving a ford focus and I now, and always will, drive an SUV.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Brittany, 8/9/2013 12:17:20 PM     (No. 9466016)

On my second Honda CivicEX, each lasting 10 years without major problems, and with terrific quick service. The second one is not driven except for short trips because of age and bad right foot but I wouldn´t hesitate to drive it cross-country without a worry. One advantage is that it is not loaded with unnecessary claptrap but all required options and was sorry to find that the latest was loaded with some of it which looked distracting and not very utile, except for rear camera. Example, front display of duplicate dash instruments, with some other good info, right under windshield (but at least it can be disabled); Econ button which even salesman said not really utile. I don´t want my car controlling my lane when a large pothole makes me swerve and even my old favorite cruise control which doesn´t serve me well any more in my environment (with apologies to flat land Western drivers).

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