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Old 06-09-2005, 07:31 AM
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Also the Jeep Grand Cherokee got 5 stars (Front & Side)
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Old 06-20-2005, 04:36 AM
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Default Eight Cars Get Top Ratings in Crash Tests

WASHINGTON - Five large family passenger cars and three large luxury models earned top ratings Sunday in frontal crash tests by the insurance industry.

The highest ratings went to 2005 family vehicles such as the Buick LaCrosse, Chrysler 300, Ford Five Hundred, Kia Amanti, Toyota Avalon and three luxury passenger cars  Acura RL, Cadillac STS and Lexus GS.

In the front crash test, vehicles strike a barrier on the driver side at 40 mph.

Adrian Lund, the chief operating officer at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an industry funded group, said Chrysler had made strides in the frontal protection offered by the 300. The car starts at $24,200.

In 1999, two of the 300's predecessors, the Chrysler LHS, and its corporate twin 300M, received the institute's lowest rating for frontal crashes.

But in the recent tests, the 300's front compartment maintained its shape, letting the air bag and seat belt protect the dummy. When the dummy moved forward into the air bag, it returned to the seat without its head striking any structure that could have caused injury.

Lund called the 300 a "good performer across the board in the frontal test. This is the kind of performance we like to see."

Max Gates, a DaimlerChrysler AG spokesman, said the institute's test was one of many that the automaker takes into account when it designs and engineers vehicles.

"While no single test can determine a vehicle's overall safety performance, the Chrysler Group continues to pursue every opportunity to improve the crashworthiness of its vehicles," Gates said.

The institute commended Ford Motor Co. for the steady performance of the Five Hundred, noting that previous Ford family sedans  the 1995, 1996 and 2000 models of the Taurus  received top ratings in frontal tests. The Five Hundred starts at $22,840.

The 2005 Acura RL, with a starting retail price of $49,100, was also considered an improvement, with previous versions rated acceptable because the dummy's head struck the pillar between the front and rear doors in testing.

The 2005 RL had an improved structure that reduced the likelihood of injuries in a similar crash, Lund said.

It also found improvement in Cadillac's crashworthiness for the STS, which has a starting price of $41,220. The STS's immediate predecessor, the 2000 Seville, earned a good rating in the frontal test, but the 1997 Seville was rated poor because its structure crumpled during the crash test and the instrument panel pushed back toward the driver.

General Motors Corp. spokesman Alan Adler said the 1997 Seville's structure had few changes from the 1992 model and the improvements came as part of an evolution of the vehicle.

"These vehicles are all about continuing improvements and getting better from a structural standpoint," Adler said.

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Old 06-20-2005, 07:03 AM
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Glad to see every single vehichle tested got a good rating and/or top pick from the institute. I saw the piece that aired last night on NBC
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Old 07-18-2005, 05:54 AM
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Crash Test Results for A6 & M:

http://www.iihs.org/news_relea...5.htm

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Old 08-01-2005, 08:03 PM
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JAPANESE and Korean cars offer the greatest chance of trouble-free motoring, a new study released today showed.

http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/44080.html

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Old 08-04-2005, 08:43 AM
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http://en.autos.sympatico.msn....Edit2 Look at this reliability,Mercury beat honda and lincoln beat toyota and honda!
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Old 08-04-2005, 08:44 AM
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Top Vehicles By Category

Compact Car
Chevrolet Prizm (not sold in Canada; 'sister' car: Toyota Corolla)


Entry Midsize Car
Chevrolet Malibu


Premium Midsize Car
Buick Century


Full-Size Car
Buick LeSabre


Entry Luxury Car
Ford Thunderbird


Mid Luxury Car
Lincoln Town Car


Premium Luxury Car
Lexus LS 430


Sporty Car
Mazda MX-5 Miata


Premium Sports Car
Porsche 911


Compact Van
Ford Windstar (replaced by the Freestar)


Full-Size Van
Ford E-Series


Entry SUV
Honda CR-V


Midsize SUV
Toyota 4Runner


Full-Size SUV
GMC Yukon + Yukon XL


Entry Luxury SUV
Lexus RX 300 (replaced by the RX 330)


Premium Luxury SUV
Lexus LX 470


Compact Pickup
Chevrolet S-10 (replaced by the Colorado)


Light Duty Full-Size Pickup
Cadillac Escalade EXT


Heavy Duty Full-Size Pickup
Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

Nameplate Rankings

Lexus - 139 PP100
Porsche - 149 PP100
Lincoln - 151 PP100
Buick - 163 PP100
Cadillac - 175 PP100
Infiniti - 178 PP100
Toyota - 194 PP100
Mercury - 195 PP100
Honda - 201 PP100
Acura - 203 PP100
BMW - 225 PP100
Ford - 231 PP100
Chevrolet - 232 PP100
Chrysler - 235 PP100
Industry Average: 237 PP100
Saturn - 240 PP100
Oldsmobile - 242 PP100
GMC - 245 PP100
Pontiac - 245 PP100
Mazda - 252 PP100
Hyundai - 260 PP100
Subaru - 260 PP100
Volvo - 268 PP100
Jaguar - 268 PP100
Dodge - 273 PP100
Nissan - 275 PP100
Mitsubishi - 278 PP100
Mercedes-Benz - 283 PP100
Saab - 286 PP100
Jeep - 289 PP100
Suzuki - 292 PP100
Audi - 312 PP100
Daewoo - 318 PP100
Isuzu - 331 PP100
Volkswagen - 335 PP100
Mini - 383 PP100
Land Rover - 395 PP100
Kia - 397 PP100
Thats the chart, see how bad Kia did!

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Old 08-04-2005, 08:59 AM
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Looking for this?

http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=15811

BTW, old story...this was released back in June.

Everyone did really well, and in defense of Kia, it made vastly improvements from somewhat of 500 problems just years ago (two I think).

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Quote, originally posted by ford_rules »
Kia - 397 PP100
Thats the chart, see how bad Kia did!

Ford if you're going to report biased information at least do so in a balanced manner. Sure the chart is correct, but you failed to mention that the chart is a JD powers reliability survey for 3 year old cars. In other words, the kias you were so kind to point out, were vehicles that were new in 2002, which does not include the current crop of revamped vehicles whose quality hyundai has upgraded in dramatic fashion (and which have scored highly in recent initial quality surveys).
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Old 08-04-2005, 09:04 AM
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Quote, originally posted by ford_rules »
Look at this reliability,Mercury beat honda and lincoln beat toyota and honda!

However, what you forgot to mention was that Ford's rating compared to Toyota and Honda.

And, how even to compare Toyota to Lincoln, Lexus, anyone?


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