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Old 04-14-2009, 11:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Safety on news: surprising

First that CBS TV coverage head-ons (offset about 3 feet) then a USA Today article online- same test. Comments (about 12 pages) were all over the map about safety of small versus large cars.

A Smart car was one head-on test and it bounced off and discinigrated! Sure makes me wonder about my interest in the Xebra PU safety!

Didn't make me feel as safe as I used to in my City-EL!

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Old 04-14-2009, 01:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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As whatever commentator I heard on the radio mentioned, these types of crashes are so rare that they are no included in the federal crash safety testing regimen.

Don't worry too much.
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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This business opened up last week in Santa Cruz:
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Even though the City-el is taller with the top up, I am sure I will have to listen to a lot of safety talk. Probably more now! They have 10 of those rentals, so I am not joining the 3-wheel roads only with 2 Xebras any more - so much for being unique!
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The Baltimore CBS station covered this story in a strange way. They made it sound that buying larger cars is essential to living a healthy life. And buying a small car is similar to committing suicide.

I guess I can't live a healthy life.

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