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Old 12-11-2011, 03:25 AM   #18
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I still can't get over how narrow those tires are. I'm sure my Altima has wider tires than these cars lol.
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Old 12-11-2011, 04:29 PM   #19
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They said it will be 5star ancap(top marks)

Seen in an Australian review.
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I would think it should have a decent crash rating, but as for insurance- this will probably make my wallet hurt the most.
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Any updates on this yet? Has it been crash tested yet?
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And why is this thread in the pictures and wallpaper section?
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Both Subaru and Toyota tend to focus greatly on safety so it "should" fair very well if not 5 stars.
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I'm guessing it will have 7 or 8 airbags.

We have front, side, side curtain, so that is 6.

We have confirmed in the US that it has knee airbags as well. If that is driver only, or driver and passenger we don't know.


I expect this to be very safe compared to any other sports car you could sample in the same price/size.
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We have confirmed in the US that it has knee airbags as well.
Having personally put my knees through the dashboard of a car, I speak from firsthand experience when I say that is the most ridiculous thing I have heard of all week.
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Any updates on this yet? Has it been crash tested yet?
No one knows, but this is what is holding up pricing and option info. I'm sure it will pass with flying colors, but they can't offer a release date until the feds have given their OK.
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Having personally put my knees through the dashboard of a car, I speak from firsthand experience when I say that is the most ridiculous thing I have heard of all week.
i was thinking the same thing
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Having personally put my knees through the dashboard of a car, I speak from firsthand experience when I say that is the most ridiculous thing I have heard of all week.

What is ridiculous about it? Almost all new cars have them, and I'm sure even economy cars will have them within a few years.

They prevent your femur from breaking on the steering column or dash by keeping the legs in a good position away from harm.
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Having personally put my knees through the dashboard of a car, I speak from firsthand experience when I say that is the most ridiculous thing I have heard of all week.
I'm also curious what you mean. Having never "put my knees through the dashboard" I don't understand what you're saying. Watching a few NHTSA crash videos, it seems like a good idea. Please elaborate.
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Anything with 3.5 stars or better is good enough for me.
I have never been in a serious accident and I don't plan to.
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It would not be an "accident" if you plan on it. That being said I would rather be in a car full of airbags and have good crash protection if and when an accident does happen. Small size will be at a disadvantage to some degree. Search for the Fit versus accord crash test or Camry vs Yaris on youtube if you want to see why.
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always keep safe distance, look before you turn, and drive yellow cars.
Good luck "looking" out the back and rear quarters of that super high-ass Veloster CUV. Only high-volume car with crappier sight lines: the Camaro.
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What is ridiculous about it? Almost all new cars have them, and I'm sure even economy cars will have them within a few years.

They prevent your femur from breaking on the steering column or dash by keeping the legs in a good position away from harm.
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I'm also curious what you mean. Having never "put my knees through the dashboard" I don't understand what you're saying. Watching a few NHTSA crash videos, it seems like a good idea. Please elaborate.
Several years back I was riding shotgun when my GF at the time rear-ended an elderly couple at ~50 mph vs. ~20 mph. I slid forward a bit in the seat and my knees hit the dash, hard. I left a pair of fist-sized holes in the plastic. I had a purple bruise on each knee and a few scratches and that was it. There were no broken bones, hell I didn't even take an aspirin.

So the idea of adding extra airbags just to prevent that from happening is, to me, laughable. Even more so considering that when I drive my car, my knees are already less than half an inch from the dash and the steering column is between my knees. There is no way an airbag could protect my knees in my car, and there is nothing down there that they need to be protected from. It's just molded plastic with several inches of air behind it. To think that people need to be coddled to such an extent simply boggles my mind.

And as for breaking femurs, if I was in an accident where my legs were subjected to enough force to break a femur I would count myself very lucky to come out of it with just a broken leg. Femurs are tough SOBs, and any crash serious enough to break one could easily be fatal.
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