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New IIHS crash test: only 3 luxury cars out of 11 pass

GasBuddy Blog -- It has been known that the toughest testing does not come out of the NHTSA, but rather an agency funded by insurance companies, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. A new IIHS test may shake up how auto manufacturers think about your safety in the future after a new test revealed just a quarter of cars tested by the new 40mph crash test passed.

According to a Motoramic blog post, The IIHS crash tests have long been more severe than those used by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA's crash tests slam vehicles into a rigid barrier at 35 mph; the IIHS had run vehicles at 40 mph into a softer wall that only strikes the driver's side. It's rare for a new model to get less than three out of five stars in...


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Submitted Aug 14, 2012 By: PD
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clpassenubye
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not good all that money down the drain
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 6:14:30 AM

I am not surprised!!! Its new test!!!
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not good
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2012 1:02:04 PM

my car passed
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not good
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ok.
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so much for you get what you pay for.
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K
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Seen it
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 5:05:12 AM

another place where cheaper materials are used - to the detriment of all.
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old post
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 5:19:33 AM

no surprise. Luxury cars aren't made for fast driving, they're made for the crowd that has the money and the time to block everyone else from moving.
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 9:12:59 PM

These crash tests are consistent in pointing out that cheap small cars are just as safe as the larger ones. Their reports don't jibe with what I have seen over the years nor with common sense if you stop and think about it. I look with suspicion at anything insurance companies say as they try to perhaps slant the tests to cut their own losses. It's a lot cheaper to pay off a Focus than an expensive SUV--a car they say is the most dangerous of all.
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Interesting to see this.
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 4:51:12 PM

JXQW wrote: "depend on how the test was carried out, "pass" could mean nothing."

Did you watch the video?
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High dollar crash buggies kill and injure just like lower cost crash buggies. The only difference is that you go out with a lighter wallet.
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 4:25:07 PM

depend on how the test was carried out, "pass" could mean nothing.
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They'll modify those with potential problems.
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 2:15:17 PM

Hey, if you wanna crash....why not do it in style?
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 2:03:08 PM

JCI46009IN wrote: "For once I am glad I can't affor a luxury car"

This is a new test. I am sure that whatever you are driving will do as bad, or worse, as these cars in a test.
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Buy American!!!
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nothing new.
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Lincoln Town Car does well.
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is this a surprise?
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 1:58:27 PM

Interesting....and not a little bit scary....
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all plastic cars equal not safe!
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 1:55:39 PM

Did the armored car pass?
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Put down the cellphone and drive...
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 1:51:33 PM

For once I am glad I can't affor a luxury car
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OUCH!!
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1969 Pontiac Catalina 2 door.
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so drive carefull
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SO
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My luxury car is a Honda Civic.
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 1:39:09 PM

Old news
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ok
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I guess I won't be buying or crashing a luxury car!
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For what ever it is worth. Drive Safely.
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 1:33:48 PM

Not good.
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That is not good news!
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 1:29:01 PM

So do we need to go back to big steel boxes to be safe? That will set back MPG mandates...
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ok
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 1:26:04 PM

I thought this was a gas site, not a crash site
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My best advice is don't crash, then it becomes a mute point
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