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ecomodded 05-07-2012 04:46 AM

post your cars crash test
I was curious as to my cars crash tests results,so did a you tube search and found my car performed surprisingly well on the 40mph head on crash test.

But did horrible on the side impact test.

I find it hard to imagine a car (not a higher truck) that does well on the side impact test.
If you can find your car/ trucks crash test post a link so we can see how good or bad of a job the engineered crumple zones are performing.
Who knows Volvo may of been dethroned by Kia

lowglider 05-07-2012 05:59 AM

Results Renault Laguna | Euro NCAP

The safety rating of this car (and the 60mpg at 60mph with the 1.5dci engine) was the reason we bought it.
But I`d still rather not be involved in an accident and like to stay alert when I`m driving.

Gealii 05-07-2012 08:56 AM

No video i found on my intrigue but to the results i found glad im a driver who never takes any1 its pretty bad for all others cept driver

cfg83 05-07-2012 01:41 PM

Hello -

Here are a few :

Note: I *think* you have to be careful when comparing the number of "stars" because the crash standard is evolving/tightening over time. A 1990 5-star would (probably) get a lower rating in 2010.


Soichiro 05-07-2012 03:50 PM

I'm no longer so sure that I feel safe driving this car. o_O

Frank Lee 05-07-2012 04:38 PM

Mine's like the big winged one. :mad:

NachtRitter 05-07-2012 04:43 PM


Originally Posted by Frank Lee (Post 305721)

Mine's like the big winged one. :mad:

The fuzzy dice seemed to survive OK... :cool:

ecomodded 05-07-2012 05:40 PM

The side impact test seem particularly brutal, its the side impact curtains / airbags that are providing *some degree*
of protection. Being strapped in the seat belt seems like it would add to the trauma, who knows, I thought a old pick up or a old car would demolish a newer vehicle but as it turns out its the opposite.

botsapper 05-07-2012 05:49 PM

Sworn off box vans.

ecomodded 05-07-2012 05:51 PM

A 2001 ford f150 frontal crash test
Shocking damage but they ride so high the pick up's drivers always seem to be the survivors in head on collisions.

ecomodded 05-07-2012 05:55 PM

What a nightmare extracting the occupants from that VW van after a nasty crash..

ecomodded 05-07-2012 06:35 PM

This crash test shows us how speed effects the outcome .
at 70 kmh the outcome is bleak at 90 km's well just watch and see.

NachtRitter 05-07-2012 08:08 PM

they did an amazing job of putting the car back together between each test :eek:

JethroBodine 05-07-2012 10:15 PM

Golf and Jetta have the same front end and they only show the front crash.


ChrstphrR 05-07-2012 11:02 PM


Originally Posted by botsapper (Post 305735)

That test was rigged up for other reasons. LOTS of clips of this all over boobtube, but very few of them note that this test was non-standard.


ecomodded 05-12-2012 01:36 PM

Wow the van actually seems to be built like a tank, the crumple zones appear to be crack zones with a little compression. it appears the VW t3 was traveling at 80 + mph when it pancaked into the wall and considerably slower in the crash tests Chrstophr posted. the truth is somewhere between the two examples I would guess.

I believe the smart cars needs a new design / materials to increase the survivability of its users when a accident occurs. It would be a great little car to try out new materials and configurations with.

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