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Thread: 20 most dangerous cars on the road

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    Default 20 most dangerous cars on the road

    #20 The Chevrolet Corvair
    Fumes in cabin

    #19 Suzuki Samurai
    Prone to rollovers

    #18 Chevrolet Vega
    Breaks apart

    #17 Pontiac Fiero
    Spontaneous fires

    #16 Smart ForTwo
    May become airborne

    #15 Yugo GV
    Engine destroys self

    #14 Audi 5000
    Unexpected acceleration

    #13 Geely CK1
    0-star rating from NCAP

    #12 Nissan Versa
    No ABS or stability control

    #11 Chevrolet Corvette
    More deaths than any other car

    #10 Nissan Titan
    126 deaths / million cars

    #9 Kia Rio
    Most multi-occupant deaths

    #8 Kia Spectra#8 Kia Spectra
    Loss of control

    #7 Mazda Miata MX-5
    80 deaths / millon cars

    #6 Subaru Legacy
    Poor steering control

    #5 Mitsubishi Galant
    Poor design and safety rating

    #4 Mitsubishi Eclipse
    High rollover rate

    #3 Ford Pinto
    27 deaths by explosion

    #2 The Ford Ranger
    Most fatal rear-wheel pickup

    #1 Hyundai Elantra
    Poor brakes and traction

    - Wouldn't want to own #14, scary stuff.
    - Number #16: Lol.
    - If you have a family, do yourself a favour and don't buy a Kia Rio
    “Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action”

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    Some very old comparisons there, interesting none the less.
    I can testify to the Suzuki Samurai rolling over. Was in one, mate driving, took a corner fairly quickly but not like any other time we'd done the same corner in other cars... All of a sudden, we're toppling over and sliding down the road on our side. I landed up falling onto my mate and his window smashed, it was me on top of him, him against the tarmac, sliding. Wasn't a very pretty sight after all was said and done. Never got into another Suzuki vehicle after that

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    The Elantra at number 1, is it the old model or new one? The new one is actually very good. In any case, IMO the #1 spot should go to VW Golf, the Citi golf shape. Those death traps that people buy their children when their of to University.

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    I own #1. Haven't had problems ever but I might just get a bit paranoid now
    Screw this...

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    Nonsense statistics are nonsense.

    Without knowing the driving skill of each owner you can hardly attribute most of these faults to the cars.

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    But then there is this:

    The 2013 Hyundai Elantra sedan earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway (IIHS), becoming one of the only six small cars to receive the Institute's highest award. trust IIHS or to trust Tumblr, that is the question.

    /gives a big MEH and moves on

    EDIT: should add there #1 cars with dropped suspension or modifications
    Screw this...

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    so these are the cars that will take you out...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SauRoNZA View Post
    Nonsense statistics are nonsense.

    Without knowing the driving skill of each owner you can hardly attribute most of these faults to the cars.
    Agreed, but some of the vehicles on the list do have genuine manufacturing and design faults.

    1 glaring miss though

    BMW , all models : suspect drivers, whose fathers own all the roads
    “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

    - Benjamin Franklin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slab View Post
    #14 Audi 5000
    Unexpected acceleration
    Proven to be driver error. Why didn't they rather make that "certain Toyota/Lexus models"?

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    No Nissan E20?

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    I was surprised to see the Kia Rio there since it had a decent crash rating. Did some googling and there were only 2 sources for this information.

    The web-site above and MSN. MSN showed the older model.

    These don't really include sources so who knows what "research" they are based on. My 2c, Google your car and decide

    EDIT: Well finally found a source that confirm the older Kia Rio wasn't very safe (side impact rated poor, eish)
    Last edited by Gnome; 25-08-2013 at 12:56 AM.

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    No VW

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChocolateBadger View Post
    No VW
    VW beetle has killed more people than V2 rockets have Hitler did well.
    entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slab View Post
    #11 Chevrolet Corvette
    More deaths than any other car
    Probably because most people buying them can't handle Corvettes. The same applies to any other fast car with an unskilled idiot behind the wheel.
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