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Old 01-08-2003, 12:28 PM   #1
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Default ION crash test results?

Anyone seen the results yet? If not when? If epsilon is any guide (Opel Vectra and SAAB 9-3 have had stellar results in the Euro tests) I predict when we see these we'll all feel better about the mileage/weight tradeoffs in the ION. Hope so.

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Old 01-08-2003, 03:41 PM   #2
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The NHTSA has it scheduled for April. shh, inside info...

The IIHS would not confirm anything more than sometime this year. Oh gee, Thanx!

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Anyone seen the results yet? If not when? If epsilon is any guide (Opel Vectra and SAAB 9-3 have had stellar results in the Euro tests) I predict when we see these we'll all feel better about the mileage/weight tradeoffs in the ION. Hope so.
Huh? Who cares about the Epsilon? The Ion is built on the Delta.

And we are the only ones so far......

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Huh? Who cares about the Epsilon? The Ion is built on the Delta.

And we are the only ones so far......
maybe he just meant that since they are both on a new gm platform that they would be just as good...I dont know

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Old 01-09-2003, 07:56 AM   #5
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Yes, thanks that's exactly what I meant. Generations of platforms tend to do roughly equally well and since epsilon did so well one presumes similar results for delta given the fact they were probably done by the same teams using similar software etc.

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Yes, thanks that's exactly what I meant. Generations of platforms tend to do roughly equally well and since epsilon did so well one presumes similar results for delta given the fact they were probably done by the same teams using similar software etc.
Nope, sorry, don't buy it.

All cars on Epsilon might be the same but the Delta is different. That's like saying if one GM car is good.....

Never-the-less, I feel Delta will be excellent. Besides, ALL Saturns get 5 star ratings so......

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Obviously time will tell. All I really was trying to say was that the reason for the weight on the Delta might be the crash protection which would be a good trade-off to me for a bit less performance and mileage. As somebody who has been pretty dissappointed with aspects of the ION I am open to being ok with the weight tradeoffs if the ION delta chassis aces the crash tests like the Opel and Saab did on the epsilon chassis.

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Huh? I think my '97 SL2 got 4 stars for frontal and 3 for side impact. Some Saturns (2000 L Series, 2000+ S Series) have gotten only 2 stars on the side impact test.

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Yes, thanks that's exactly what I meant. Generations of platforms tend to do roughly equally well and since epsilon did so well one presumes similar results for delta given the fact they were probably done by the same teams using similar software etc.
That is my thinking also. Assitionaly I would ad to the disussion that the Astra was modified to include the front part of the Delta platform, which may indicate expected good results by the engineers. Then againit might just indicate cost cutting by the accountnts.

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