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View Poll Results: Which is the safest hatchback?
Palio 122 49.80%
U-VA 3 1.22%
Santro 3 1.22%
Getz 12 4.90%
800 3 1.22%
Alto 1 0.41%
Estilo 0 0%
Wagon R 0 0%
Swift 85 34.69%
Indica 16 6.53%
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Old 20th February 2007, 00:09   #16
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Also add to my previous post that the most crucial component in deciding safety of car is the driver.
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Old 20th February 2007, 00:10   #17
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Two cars missing from the list are the Chevrolet SRV and the Ford fusion[isn't it in the hatchback category too].From its looks I feel the SRV to be quite a solid hatch[however looks can be deceptive,and I have no experience with the car].

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Old 20th February 2007, 00:13   #18
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I think it poll will be baised as we have large number of Palio owners on the forum.(Due respects to all owners). I personally feel Swift is the safest hatch yet. My friend and bhpian Diwa will certainly feel better when he sees this.

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Old 20th February 2007, 01:05   #19
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Palio with ABS + airbags. Feels and rides like a tank. Screw the fuel efficiency or rupess spent on a few extra litres, I would prefer getting out of an unfortunate situation in one piece!
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Old 20th February 2007, 01:43   #20
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Palio,going by the list.Also,like Rahul said,if S-RV were added,it may have made this poll a little interesting.
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Old 20th February 2007, 08:32   #21
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It would be interested to see reviews in Folksam report:

Folksam - How safe is your car?

Though not all the hatchback are covered in this report. This is an interesting report.
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Old 20th February 2007, 08:48   #22
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Palio GTX SP. With the kind of build quality and ABS, Airbags and the feedback from steering, it is the safest of all hatches in india. Though I've palio 1.6 Sport, except ABS, airbags, it still makes the car safe and I feel confident when behind its wheel.
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Old 20th February 2007, 09:20   #23
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On a pure safety by fixtures basis, the Swift ZXi should be the safest by far. And that is what I have voted. However, I think I feel safer in a Palio/Petra/Adventure.
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Old 20th February 2007, 09:32   #24
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The safest hatchback car on planet Earth is undoubtedly FIAT PALIO.

Its the smallest tank available.

I am really surprised for people who voted other hatchs ... it shows there ignorance about Palio as a car.
NO OFFENCE MEANT ... even i dont own a Palio but have a strong bonding 4 the car bcoz of all its +ves.

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The safest hatches are undoubtedly the Palio (with ABS etc. options) and the Swift (with ABS + Airbags).

They also have good braking and handling capabilities.....which can get you out of those tricky situations.
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Old 20th February 2007, 09:47   #26
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Hey everyone,

I voted for the Swift because of the availability of ABS with EBD and Airbags. I think these things along with the weight and build seems to put it infront of the other cars available in the market.

All this for around 4.9-5.0 Ex-showroom delhi is really what makes it appealing.


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Swift Zxi takes my vote. The safety features provided made me go for the same.
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Undoubtedly, the Swift Zxi with Airbags and ABS.
Palio comes close on the overall build, but loses out on the above.
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Old 20th February 2007, 10:11   #29
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If someone is willing to pay for safety, it will be Swift ZXi with ABS and air-bags. (don't know if U-VA offers it).

Without air-bags, my vote goes to Palio.

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I am really surprised for people who voted other hatchs ... it shows there ignorance about Palio as a car.
NO OFFENCE MEANT ...
No offence Namit, but actually, it shows your ignorance about safety features. An average car with ABS/Air-bags will still be safer than an excellent built car like Palio without Air-bags/ABS. And as far as my limited knowledge goes, Fiat has stopped offering these features on its current range of cars.

One of my friends owns GTX with all these bells and whistles, but it is stopped long back.

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One of my friends owns GTX with all these bells and whistles, but it is stopped long back.
Thats nice to know. I had heard a lot about these add-on options(ABS/airbags) on the Palio, but never come across one, even on this forum.

BTW, Why arent Fusion (with ABS), and Chevy SRV(ABS/airbag) part of this list. They would surely be more safer than either Palio or Swift.

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