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|27th March 2006, 10:05||#17|
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a heavy body may not neccesarily translate into the safest ride .... a big misconception among indians again
and nor does braking or body dynamics matter very well, if a truck is coming at you at full speed in a narrow single lane highway (though it is very very useful in all other conditions)
what matters is whether the car is able to absorb all the impact and keep the occupants safe and sound ...
now let us take a look into the all the "accidents-related" threads and recall all our such unfortunate experiences, before we take that decision ...
i hold my vote back till then ...
|27th March 2006, 10:21||#18|
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Fiat Petra it is for me. Atleast in that price range. The Indica and the Corsa also are good. That being said, in the end, safety is in the hands of the driver. The NHC, Accent etc also have good standards of safety imho, but somehow have never given me the confidence I get when I sit inside the Petra.
|27th March 2006, 15:09||#23|
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I agree with speedbuster -- the Fiesta is quite high on safety equipments with ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution standard on all variants except the 1.4 Exi. It also has a stiffer chassis and a cross member has been inserted behind the instrument console increasing the rigidity of the structure.
|29th March 2006, 20:53||#25|
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Also i think i have seen structural members in other cars too.& also most of these cars are claimed that the engine will go downside & wont be pushed into the cabin.is ther any fact in it??
|30th March 2006, 01:31||#28|
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Aveo-tHE SAFEST CAR
[COLOR=black][FONT=Verdana]Among these cars I think the new born Aveo is taking lead its latest safety features like ABS, Dual front airbags, Height adjustable front seatbelts etc....I am surely going for this.[/FONT][/COLOR]
|2nd April 2006, 11:05||#29|
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Nice to see that people think my car is safest of them all, Petra really gives a feeling of safety when you are inside it.
In its price it has to be on top
|2nd April 2006, 17:13||#30|
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Hi All, I saw the new cheeky red bright and colourful vibrant Aveo 1.6 and I must say this car looks very good from outside as well as inside. I did not get a chance to test drive it however I came upon this web site where the Aveo was given a thumb down by the Euro NCAP on 3rd March 2006. This review says that - "the Chevy Aveo was singled out for unacceptably high risk of injury to the driver’s chest". I would not risk buying a car which does not provides proper safety, though the higher end model does have ABS and Airbags etc. So why has this review mentioned so?
Even Skoda Octavia bear huge damages in collisions - http://www.vv.se/filer/11632/skoda_o...tor_011126.jpg
My current shortlisted cars are Aveo / Ford Fiesta / Honda City ZX / Maruti Swift (for long run).
Any suggestions as I want to put hard earned money to proper use? I did single out Aveo but this European review on the web site has made me think again.
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