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Old 01-11-2008, 01:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Wink Metro/Swift/Firefly Crash Test Videos!

For a long while I've been looking for crash test footage of these cars and I finally found them on YouTube:

Full frontal impact of the late 80s/early 90s model at 35-mph:



Transport Canada's full frontal test of the last generation model at 35-mph:



A real fun offset crash test of the last generation model at around 60-mph!


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Old 01-11-2008, 02:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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wow, I'll let that be a reminder to me to not buy a 1993 metro.
Probably a good thing I haven't seen CRX crash test vids.
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Old 01-11-2008, 08:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Peakster! Nice find.

Now I'm glad the ForkenSwift can barely get up to 35 mph! (So it's just those speeding walls I have to watch out for.)

Mental note: "remember... leave legs at home next time there's going to be a 60 mph offset crash in the Flea..."
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Did you notice that the impact sled in the offset test seemed to have all 4 wheels in the air at one point after impact?
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Yeah, I never want to see CRX crash tests,

Nice find.
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Did you notice that the impact sled in the offset test seemed to have all 4 wheels in the air at one point after impact?
I saw three of them leave the ground for sure.

Considering the high speed, I would've thought the 60-mph offset crash would've been a much worse for the last generation model. Search the offset crash for a Dodge Neon on YouTube (pretty much same class of car) and it looks like it does a lot worse at the much slower speed of 35-mph.
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I have to say it was even more unsettling that the 89-94 model crashed is the same colour as the ForkenSwift. Too easy to project!

I thought they were in the habit of painting the cars weird flat colours for the tests...

Neon @ 35 mph offset: indeed.

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In the first video, it looks like the seat belts didn't even lock up. Not only does the dummy face plant the steering wheel HARD, the wheel even jumps out and meets him halfway.
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You're right. So much for collapsable steering columns. Also, notice the passenger seat back fails & flops into the back seat after the crash.
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Wow, that passenger seat collapse IS scary! Now the only thing left to see is how the 1985-1988 Firefly/Forska/Sprint fares in a collision (I've always liked those tiny boxy ones):

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