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Old 06-09-2009, 03:23 PM   #25
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Default Re: Is the 'new' Saturn affordable? In a word, no.

I'll try to find the videos, it shows these cars, including the Smart becoming airborne in a 45mph frontal crash. The Yaris was no better, neither did the Fit do so well. It was on MSN.

I quickly Googled for "small cars don't fare well" and came up with lots like this:

http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com...h-Larger-Cars/


here's the videos:

http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2009...tests/?apage=3

While the Astra did not do well on rear quarter crashes, NCAP rated the car well in all other aspects, the other cars here in the US are just plain unsafe IMO after reading all the above and watching the videos.
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