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Old 19th December 2006, 16:00   #1
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Hi all,

Came across this article on businessweek today...since we have had such a hue and cry over Aveo's safety ratings (without the other equivalent cars being mentioned in the same breath), so this one will make an informative reading ...

How Safe is Your Small Car?

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I read this too, and have a feeling that the brains behind this small car safety publicity (or the lack of it) are none other than those weak in small cars : The American car makers!

Its but obvious that small cars will not be as safe as the bigger and better equipped sedans and SUVs. Whats new?
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an article wrote for the sake of writing an article...

Thats the only thing i could feel... what are they saying... seems to be saying , small cars are not as safe as big ones... But with options like airbags... they are...

Who in this world, doesnt know that???

Can somone please explain if they are trying to say any other points???
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the small cars are not safe because of the big cars around them. maybe if all cars are small, then the small cars can be safe too. lol
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What a silly article.....

Now by the same logic, all Merc S-class owners should dump their Mercs and buy Volvo B7Rs or maybe Monster Trucks. Because after a head-on collision(!!) between a Volvo B7R/Monster Truck and a Merc, the occupants in the truck/bus have more chances of being safe (assuming occupants are wearing seatbelts). LOL!!
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or better still get an armoured car or a train. lol
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In hyd the best vehicle to be is in the State RTC buses.
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Hi all,

I guess everyone missed the drift of the article (in context of posting on this forum). I was just trying press home the point that Hyundai 'small car' aka Accent etc (not confining to Hyundai) were rated equally badly. Since I have seen on this forum, many people back off from Aveo with a stated reason of the famous crash test ratings so I thought this would bring up a fact which is infact obvious


Ofcourse, the very fact Aveos and Accents are small cars (or sub compacts) for Americans shows big is indeed better (& safer) for them...a no-brainer

Wishing fellow tBHPians a great extended weekend and merry xmas...

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