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Old 10-23-2002, 03:05 PM   #46
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Sorry, I have to disagree with you on this one, wish I didnt have to, but I do......

The five safest cars of all time:

Buick LeSabre (model year 2000)
Honda Civic (model year 2001)
Lincoln LS (model year 2001)
Volkswagen Passat (model years 2000 and 2001)
Volvo S80 (model year 2001)


BMW isnt even on here. But look at what is at number two, that's a surprise.
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Old 10-23-2002, 03:37 PM   #47
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Where did you find that poll?? I am just curious....


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Old 10-23-2002, 06:30 PM   #48
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crash tests are based upon the damage done to the driver. Honda's front ends will crumple, but only to the extent that it wont hurt the passengers.

Minor crashes, however are a different story. Honda's will STILL crumple under minor crashes, where as a european car (volvo, and yes BMW, which use much heavier metals) will not. I've plowed my way through a Pontiac Firefly with only a scratched fender and a broken corner light to show for it. the firefly was totaled.



Also, dont forget the X5, it won best crash tests for SUV's.
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Old 10-23-2002, 07:37 PM   #49
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Wlee I found it from some website, I cant remember which one, but I also heard a similar list on the radio one day in which volvo was first (supposedly they are comming out with the safest car in the world soon). The list on the radio was the 10 most safest cars in the world and BMW wasn't on that one either!?!?!
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Old 10-23-2002, 10:42 PM   #50
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I think Mercedes S600 is the safest one .
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Old 10-23-2002, 10:45 PM   #51
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That's why all those big shots are driven in Mercedes not In Lexus .They also talk too much crap that Lexus is more reliable car them Mercedes and BMW as well.

Lexus has weaker frame that's his weak point .
By getting 750IL and S600 You have complete package.
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Old 10-24-2002, 10:37 AM   #52
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S classes are tanks. They have the best international crash test ratings of any car.

Now, Honda Civics and a multtude of other small cars have great crash ratings. You may ask how this is so. A smaller car crushes easier and dissipates energy throughout the collision. There is effectively less mass in a smaller car pushing into the opposing mass. This is all fine and dandy, but what crash tests DO NOT show is when small masses (Civics) smash into monster masses (e.g. large SUV's, S-class, etc...) the small masses are completely obliterated.


Comparing crash tests is like comparing a Lotus Elise to Hummer. There can be no cross comparisons because there are different requirements for different size cars.

That being said, on the whole, the larger and more mass a vehicle has, the more likely you are to walk away safely from a serious collision. (Although nothing in the world can save an idiot doing 150 mph in his new S55 AMG when he slams into a pole).


On a side note, I have successfully resurrected an old thread!! YESSSSSSSSSSS!
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Old 10-28-2002, 10:25 PM   #53
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did he have anythin in the car?

did he have anythin in the car lik turbo.....cuz a stock rsx only has lik 228 bhp
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Old 10-28-2002, 10:26 PM   #54
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Isn't it only 200 brake horsepower?
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Old 10-28-2002, 11:31 PM   #55
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They have 200hp and 141 torque, reason they are fast is because they are soooo light, about 500 pounds lighter than my car......but he did have an intake and an exhaust, which is good for another 10-15hp or so, but it was a great race, havent had a better one in my life
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Old 10-28-2002, 11:49 PM   #56
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ok 200 hp then....sorry buddy..still..not much for a 100k car
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Old 10-29-2002, 12:51 AM   #57
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100k?? I think we have our cars mixed up here, they are like about 30 K arent they?
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Old 10-29-2002, 02:25 AM   #58
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Originally posted by mkgino
Sorry, I have to disagree with you on this one, wish I didnt have to, but I do......

The five safest cars of all time:

Buick LeSabre (model year 2000)
Honda Civic (model year 2001)
Lincoln LS (model year 2001)
Volkswagen Passat (model years 2000 and 2001)
Volvo S80 (model year 2001)


BMW isnt even on here. But look at what is at number two, that's a surprise.
I thought the Toyota Sienna was the best ANYTHING ever tested? By the IIHS?
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Old 10-29-2002, 03:13 AM   #59
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I thought the Toyota Sienna was the best ANYTHING ever tested? By the IIHS?
No idea, I remember listening to the radio to a similar list, all I know is that BMW aint on any of the safety lists. I was waiting to hear it but nope.
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I think I raced a VR6, not a 1.8, VR6 is faster from stock. Tell your friend to chip his 1.8, I hear it has huge gains.
Nah it was 16V
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