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Old 15th December 2005, 20:13   #1
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For India, its undoubtedly the Omni. I get the jitters just sitting in oneof the front seats at anything above 40!!!!
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Agreed the omni and the 800 are by far the most dangerous lot, but omni is kind of fun to sit in. Hehe maybe its just me.

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Agreed the omni and the 800 are by far the most dangerous lot, but omni is kind of fun to sit in. Hehe maybe its just me.

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No, it's not just you. The Omni really is quite a lot of fun to sit in. Just don't kick it too hard.
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its fun sitting in the omni braking and the car goes jumping up and down . keeping tight distances to other vehicles at traffic lights......

reva is also one of the unsafest cars in india at the moment
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Old 15th December 2005, 22:35   #6
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what about the Gypsy? the US version (Samurai) was taken of the road in the 80s.
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My vote (Indian scene) is for Dicor...
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huh? Why dicor.......
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My vote (Indian scene) is for Dicor...
hey common, i think you have misunderstood the question... least safe cars for the passengers... not for the other road users...
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scorpio scorpio anyday...that thing is a like a bloody drunken elephant at speeds of anything over 40 kmph..
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Whoa. Mitsu Lancer comes in at number 3 spot for the worst cars!!!

i think its not just the shape of the car but also the design, engineering and quality that goes into the making of the car that tells whether its safe or not. For all i know (which aint much by the way), fiat padminis could be as unsafe as omnis if they dont do a good job of absorbing the shock before it reaches the passenger cabin.

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hey common, i think you have misunderstood the question... least safe cars for the passengers... not for the other road users...
thats right ever heard of a lorry driver getting killed in an accident with a car/suv where the occupants of the car walked away ? thats the Safari for you... the car that met with the accident was lying at the Tata dealership last time I went to get my Indica serviced.

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thats right ever heard of a lorry driver getting killed in an accident with a car/suv where the occupants of the car walked away ? thats the Safari for you... the car that met with the accident was lying at the Tata dealership last time I went to get my Indica serviced.
Surprising that isin't? How about Wagon R?
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thats right ever heard of a lorry driver getting killed in an accident with a car/suv where the occupants of the car walked away ? thats the Safari for you... the car that met with the accident was lying at the Tata dealership last time I went to get my Indica serviced.
Huh!! Are you saying that a Dicor collided with a truck and the TRUCK DRIVER got killed?!!! Mannn... I would love to own one... pleasssssse... hee hee heee. Wow. I would say it must be the safest one around then. I was not aware that the Tatas in their integrated Crash Test Facility have started not only making the cars crash worthy but also making them to "take offence" and inflict a tit for tat to their opponents.

On a more serious note, I second the opinion that Omni has to be the worst vehicle when it comes to passenger safety. Just give that steering a twitch at a speed above 40. Whoa... you feel like its getting ready to start rolling on the ground. Brake it even at little speeds and it bobs up and down so violently. Look at the number of these overturning everyday at the slightest of opportunity. And then of course see the impact of a frontal collision. Uhuh... I guess they should start withdrawing life insurance policies for those who ride Omnis
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I agree with McLaren..
I vote for Scorpio .. at 80kms when braked, it skidded to next lane. And also with just Crumple zones, may not save the life of passengers.
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