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Naga Royal Guard
11-05-2004, 09:46 PM
Old Thread:<p><A HREF="http://carspyshots.proboards2.com/index.cgi?board=rumor&action=display&num=1083872331" TARGET="_blank">http://carspyshots.proboards2....72331</A><p>Continue posting reports here.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Santeno at 11:51 AM 12/29/2004</i>

12-21-2004, 12:46 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>wasabi</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The company is arranging for the cars to be collected.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><I>Good luck!</I><p>Do we have any GT owners here?

Naga Royal Guard
12-28-2004, 11:32 PM
<B>post by wasabi</B> <p>Yay - I'm first to post here, and I'll start with an embarrasing story.<p><A HREF="http://www.channel4.com/4car/news/news-story.jsp?news_id=11553" TARGET="_blank">http://www.channel4.com/4car/n...11553</A><p>Safety: Ford recalls GT supercar<br>21 Dec 04 12:48<br>Ford GT<br>Ford is recalling its GT supercar for a suspension component problem. The $140,000 GT has a part which could crack, due to a casting error by the supplier, and which could cause the wheel to become unstable. Nearly all of the 450 GTs Ford has built so far are affected; the company is contacting owners and advising them not to drive their cars until it has determined how to fix the problem. The company is arranging for the cars to be collected. (Detroit News).<p>As usual, the wonderful Ford quality even on a $140000 car - haha.<p>Wasabi<br>

03-21-2005, 02:16 PM
Chevy Astro, GMC Safari get worst ratings in government crash tests of minivans<p><A HREF="http://www.detnews.com/2005/autosinsider/0503/21/01-121653.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.detnews.com/2005/au...3.htm</A>

03-31-2005, 03:18 AM
The new Lexus GS300 achieves best in class <p><br><A HREF="http://www.euroncap.com/content/media/press_releases/march_29_2005.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.euroncap.com/conten....html</A>

04-07-2005, 04:58 AM
GM full-size and compact pickup trucks provide excellent real-world safety before, during and after a crash. <p>The chance of rolling over in a full-size Silverado or Sierra is the lowest in the pickup segment, making them the best performers in this measure of crash worthiness. The compact Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon also had scores among the best for rollover resistance. <p>The NHTSA frontal crash test ratings for the full-size pickups are consistent with the performance the trucks have had since they were introduced in 1999. <p>The full-size and compact pickups offer numerous standard safety features, including four-wheel antilock brakes and daytime running lamps, which have been shown to reduce vehicle-pedestrian collisions by as much as 15 percent. GM pickups also offer OnStar, the industry leader in helping to dispatch emergency help to a crash scene. <br>

04-26-2005, 03:22 PM
<A HREF="http://www.vwvortex.com/artman/publish/volkswagen_news/article_1302.shtml" TARGET="_blank">http://www.vwvortex.com/artman...shtml</A>

06-02-2005, 12:52 PM
Peugeot 107, Citreon C1 and Toyota Aygo..... 4 Stars<p>Vauxhall Zafira.......5 Stars<p>VW Passat.....5 Stars<p>Congrats to these cars lol

06-06-2005, 04:53 AM
Audi A4 Earns ''Double Best Pick' In New Crash Test Report<p><A HREF="http://www.fourtitude.com/news/publish/Audi_News/article_1350.shtml" TARGET="_blank">http://www.fourtitude.com/news...shtml</A> <p>Source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety<br>June 5, 2005

06-07-2005, 08:13 AM
AutoBild crash "tested" the Fox. Heres some pics:<p><A HREF="http://www.autobild.de/test/neuwagen/artikel.php?artikel_id=8902&A_SESS=a71c813177e583539b56ab75e1a99222" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autobild.de/test/ne...99222</A><p>Enjoy<p>Source: AutoBild

06-09-2005, 07:31 AM
Also the Jeep Grand Cherokee got 5 stars (Front & Side)

06-20-2005, 04:36 AM
WASHINGTON - Five large family passenger cars and three large luxury models earned top ratings Sunday in frontal crash tests by the insurance industry. <br> <br>The highest ratings went to 2005 family vehicles such as the Buick LaCrosse, Chrysler 300, Ford Five Hundred, Kia Amanti, Toyota Avalon and three luxury passenger cars  Acura RL, Cadillac STS and Lexus GS.<p>In the front crash test, vehicles strike a barrier on the driver side at 40 mph.<p>Adrian Lund, the chief operating officer at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an industry funded group, said Chrysler had made strides in the frontal protection offered by the 300. The car starts at $24,200.<p>In 1999, two of the 300's predecessors, the Chrysler LHS, and its corporate twin 300M, received the institute's lowest rating for frontal crashes.<p>But in the recent tests, the 300's front compartment maintained its shape, letting the air bag and seat belt protect the dummy. When the dummy moved forward into the air bag, it returned to the seat without its head striking any structure that could have caused injury.<p>Lund called the 300 a "good performer across the board in the frontal test. This is the kind of performance we like to see."<p>Max Gates, a DaimlerChrysler AG spokesman, said the institute's test was one of many that the automaker takes into account when it designs and engineers vehicles.<p>"While no single test can determine a vehicle's overall safety performance, the Chrysler Group continues to pursue every opportunity to improve the crashworthiness of its vehicles," Gates said.<p>The institute commended Ford Motor Co. for the steady performance of the Five Hundred, noting that previous Ford family sedans  the 1995, 1996 and 2000 models of the Taurus  received top ratings in frontal tests. The Five Hundred starts at $22,840.<p>The 2005 Acura RL, with a starting retail price of $49,100, was also considered an improvement, with previous versions rated acceptable because the dummy's head struck the pillar between the front and rear doors in testing.<p>The 2005 RL had an improved structure that reduced the likelihood of injuries in a similar crash, Lund said.<p>It also found improvement in Cadillac's crashworthiness for the STS, which has a starting price of $41,220. The STS's immediate predecessor, the 2000 Seville, earned a good rating in the frontal test, but the 1997 Seville was rated poor because its structure crumpled during the crash test and the instrument panel pushed back toward the driver.<p>General Motors Corp. spokesman Alan Adler said the 1997 Seville's structure had few changes from the 1992 model and the improvements came as part of an evolution of the vehicle.<p>"These vehicles are all about continuing improvements and getting better from a structural standpoint," Adler said.<br>

06-20-2005, 07:03 AM
Glad to see every single vehichle tested got a good rating and/or top pick from the institute. I saw the piece that aired last night on NBC <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

07-18-2005, 05:54 AM
Crash Test Results for A6 & M:<p><A HREF="http://www.iihs.org/news_releases/2005/pr071705.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.iihs.org/news_relea...5.htm</A>

08-01-2005, 08:03 PM
JAPANESE and Korean cars offer the greatest chance of trouble-free motoring, a new study released today showed.<p><A HREF="http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/44080.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/44080.html</A>

08-04-2005, 08:43 AM
<A HREF="http://en.autos.sympatico.msn.ca/advice/windowshop.aspx?contentid=4022707&src=home&pos=Edit2" TARGET="_blank">http://en.autos.sympatico.msn....Edit2</A> Look at this reliability,Mercury beat honda and lincoln beat toyota and honda!

08-04-2005, 08:44 AM
Top Vehicles By Category <p>Compact Car<br>Chevrolet Prizm (not sold in Canada; 'sister' car: Toyota Corolla)<p><br>Entry Midsize Car<br>Chevrolet Malibu<p><br>Premium Midsize Car<br>Buick Century<p><br>Full-Size Car<br>Buick LeSabre<p><br>Entry Luxury Car<br>Ford Thunderbird<p><br>Mid Luxury Car<br>Lincoln Town Car<p><br>Premium Luxury Car<br>Lexus LS 430<p><br>Sporty Car<br>Mazda MX-5 Miata<p><br>Premium Sports Car<br>Porsche 911<p><br>Compact Van<br>Ford Windstar (replaced by the Freestar)<p><br>Full-Size Van<br>Ford E-Series<p><br>Entry SUV<br>Honda CR-V<p><br>Midsize SUV<br>Toyota 4Runner<p><br>Full-Size SUV<br>GMC Yukon + Yukon XL<p><br>Entry Luxury SUV<br>Lexus RX 300 (replaced by the RX 330)<p><br>Premium Luxury SUV<br>Lexus LX 470<p><br>Compact Pickup<br>Chevrolet S-10 (replaced by the Colorado)<p><br>Light Duty Full-Size Pickup<br>Cadillac Escalade EXT<p><br>Heavy Duty Full-Size Pickup<br>Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD<p>Nameplate Rankings <p>Lexus - 139 PP100 <br>Porsche - 149 PP100 <br>Lincoln - 151 PP100 <br>Buick - 163 PP100 <br>Cadillac - 175 PP100 <br>Infiniti - 178 PP100 <br>Toyota - 194 PP100 <br>Mercury - 195 PP100 <br>Honda - 201 PP100 <br>Acura - 203 PP100 <br>BMW - 225 PP100 <br>Ford - 231 PP100 <br>Chevrolet - 232 PP100 <br>Chrysler - 235 PP100 <br>Industry Average: 237 PP100 <br>Saturn - 240 PP100 <br>Oldsmobile - 242 PP100 <br>GMC - 245 PP100 <br>Pontiac - 245 PP100 <br>Mazda - 252 PP100 <br>Hyundai - 260 PP100 <br>Subaru - 260 PP100 <br>Volvo - 268 PP100 <br>Jaguar - 268 PP100 <br>Dodge - 273 PP100 <br>Nissan - 275 PP100 <br>Mitsubishi - 278 PP100 <br>Mercedes-Benz - 283 PP100 <br>Saab - 286 PP100 <br>Jeep - 289 PP100 <br>Suzuki - 292 PP100 <br>Audi - 312 PP100 <br>Daewoo - 318 PP100 <br>Isuzu - 331 PP100 <br>Volkswagen - 335 PP100 <br>Mini - 383 PP100 <br>Land Rover - 395 PP100 <br>Kia - 397 PP100 <br> Thats the chart, see how bad Kia did!

08-04-2005, 08:59 AM
Looking for this?<p><A HREF="http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=15811" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=15811</A><p>BTW, old story...this was released back in June.<p>Everyone did really well, and in defense of Kia, it made vastly improvements from somewhat of 500 problems just years ago (two I think).

08-04-2005, 09:03 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ford_rules</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Kia - 397 PP100 <br> Thats the chart, see how bad Kia did!</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Ford if you're going to report biased information at least do so in a balanced manner. Sure the chart is correct, but you failed to mention that the chart is a JD powers reliability survey for <u>3 year old cars</u>. In other words, the kias you were so kind to point out, were vehicles that were new in 2002, which does not include the current crop of revamped vehicles whose quality hyundai has upgraded in dramatic fashion (and which have scored highly in recent initial quality surveys).<br>

08-04-2005, 09:04 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ford_rules</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Look at this reliability,Mercury beat honda and lincoln beat toyota and honda!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>However, what you forgot to mention was that Ford's rating compared to Toyota and Honda.<p>And, how even to compare Toyota to Lincoln, Lexus, anyone?<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by knicks125 at 1:20 PM 8/4/2005</i>

08-07-2005, 10:29 AM
Asians top in annual UK "What Car?" reliability survey<p>Top 10:<p>Honda<br>Mazda<br>Toyota<br>Nissan<br>Lexus<br>Hyundai<br>Mitsubishi<br>Daewoo<br>Skoda<br>Mercedes-Benz<p><A HREF="http://english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200508/200508070011.html" TARGET="_blank">http://english.chosun.com/w21d....html</A>

08-14-2005, 04:00 AM
Audis middleweight A6 sedan scored an Excellent rating in the September issue of Consumer Reports, ranking second in a comparison of new top-rated luxury sedans priced around $50,000 and was narrowly edged out of first place by the Infiniti M35.<p>In the comparison, the A6 and M35 were the only two vehicles to land an Excellent rating. Also in the comparison were the Acura RL and Lexus GS300, which ranked as Very Good, and the Cadillac STS. <p>Full tests and ratings of the group will appear on newsstands August 9 in the September 2005 issue of Consumer Reports Magazine and a complete report will also be made available to subscribers at <A HREF="http://www.ConsumerReports.org" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ConsumerReports.org</A>.<p>One key place where the A6 could be considered lacking is reliability data. The 3.2 is so new a powertrain that Consumer Reports cannot properly project reliability figures. Consumer Reports recommends the M35, but cannot yet recommend the A6 ats it needs to have data from subscriber surveys, and crash-test data from a government rollover test.<p>In regards to the A6, Consumer Reports said:<p>The redesigned A6 is capable and pampering. The A6 3.2 ($50,820 as tested) is powered by a 255-hp, 3.2-liter V6 that provides good performance. The smooth six-speed automatic does a good job in assisting response and fuel economy. Its group-best 21 miles-per-gallon overall fuel economy is quite good for an all-wheel-drive car in this class. Braking performance is very good. The cabin is comfortable, quiet, and well-finished.<p>source: Consumer Reports.<br>

09-30-2005, 09:14 AM
2006 Hyundai Sonata and Tucson just received 5 Star Rating from NHTSA!!!!<p><br>Hyundai crashed 300 Sonata's Internally just to ensure that it was 5 star crash rated!!<p>Also Smart Money awarded Tucson "Best Value Car Award Winner", and Popular Mechanics awarded Sonata "Automotive Excellence in Safety Award"<p>Hyundai is on a roll watch out;)

10-26-2005, 07:11 PM
<A HREF="http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=55661" TARGET="_blank">http://releases.usnewswire.com...55661</A><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><B>New Car Preview 2006: Consumer Reports Survey Predicts Subpar Reliability for Some Asian Models; Survey also finds Continued Reliability Problems for some European and Domestic Models</B><p>10/26/2005 6:00:00 PM<p>To: National Desk <p>Contact: Douglas Love of Consumer Reports, 914-378-2437 or dlove@consumer.org; Russell Datz of Brandware Group, 516-599-0062 or rdatz@brandwaregroup.com<p>YONKERS, N.Y., Oct. 26 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Consumer Reports' latest annual reliability survey predicts widely disparate records for some Asian automakers including Nissan and Hyundai. The survey also finds continued troubles for European and domestic automakers with some 2006 vehicles. For the second year in a row, European automakers did not have even one entry on CR's list of models with the best predicted reliability ratings.<p>Four models from Nissan and its luxury brand, Infiniti- Nissan's Quest. Armada and Titan, and the Infiniti QX56-are on Consumer Reports' list of 2006 models with the worst predicted reliability. But the new Infiniti M35 and M45 are among the most reliable models. Other Nissan models, such as the Murano and Sentra, have above-average predicted reliability. Historically, Nissan and Infiniti have done well in CR reliability surveys; many vehicles from the automaker have had above-average reliability over the years.<p>CR predicts that reliability for 2006 models from Hyundai is likely to be spotty. For example, the Hyundai Tucson is predicted to have poor reliability while the Santa Fe and Elantra are predicted to have average reliability. Reliability for the new- for-2006 Sonata remains unknown.<p>"The message to consumers is clear: You can't gauge reliability based only on a nameplate. Some automakers do have a better track record but individual models-especially newer ones- can have problems," said David Champion, senior director of Consumer Reports' Auto Test Center in Connecticut. "New-car buyers should always check our reliability rating for the model they're buying."<p>Champion noted that the difference between models with the best and worst predicted reliability in the survey is striking. For example, among large SUVs, the least reliable model, Infiniti's QX56, is likely to have about eight times as many problems as the most reliable model, the Toyota Land Cruiser.<p>Consumer Reports' New Car Preview 2006, on sale now, includes a first look at CR's latest reliability findings. The publication, which costs $5.99 in the U.S. and $6.99 in Canada, is part of the respected Consumer Reports Cars series of special automotive publications. More detailed results and analysis will be presented in Consumer Reports Annual Auto Issue next April.<p>Findings are based on Consumer Reports' 2005 survey of subscribers to both its magazine and web site, <A HREF="http://www.ConsumerReports.org" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ConsumerReports.org</A>. This year, the survey reached a milestone as CR gathered reliability information on more than one million vehicles in total-the most ever received. The survey was conducted in the spring of 2005 and covered 1998 to 2005 models. The total number of vehicles included is up from 810,000 in 2004 and 675,000 in 2003. (Consumer Reports has a total of roughly six million paid subscribers to its magazine and web site.)<p>Among the other findings in New Car Preview 2006:<p>-- Of the 31 cars that earned Consumer Reports top rating for predicted reliability, 29 were Japanese and two were domestic models. There are no European models on that list. Of the 29 vehicles from Japanese manufacturers, about half-15-are from Toyota and its Lexus division and eight are from Honda. The two domestic models making the list are the previous generation Chevrolet Monte Carlo (redesigned for 2006) and the new-for-2005 Mercury Mariner.<p>-- Of the 48 cars that are on Consumer Reports list of vehicles predicted to have the worst reliability, 22 carry domestic nameplates, 20 are European, four are from Japan, and two are from South Korea. The Japanese models are all from Nissan and its Infiniti division, specifically, Nissan's Quest, Armada, and Titan, and the Infiniti QX56. The two South Korean models on the list are the Hyundai Tucson and the Kia Sportage.<p>-- CR's list of sedans with the worst predicted reliability includes some of Europe's most expensive nameplates such as the Audi A8, BMW 7 Series, and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Other sedans making the list of "Least Reliable" cars include the Jaguar S-Type, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Saab 9-3, and the V8- powered BMW 5 Series. The rest of the bottom-rated small cars and sedans were from domestic manufacturers and included the Chevrolet Cobalt, the V8-powered Chrysler 300 and the Lincoln LS.<p>-- Despite their complex mechanical drivetrains, hybrids from both domestic and Japanese manufacturers continue to have above- average reliability. Those hybrids include the Honda Accord and Civic Hybrids, the Toyota Prius, and the Lexus RX400h-all of which received top scores. The Ford Escape Hybrid had above- average reliability.<p>Consumer Reports' expert team of survey researchers and statisticians used the survey data to predict reliability of new, 2006 model-year vehicles. To calculate predicted-reliability ratings on currently-available models, CR averages the overall reliability scores for the most recent three years, provided that the vehicle remained substantially unchanged in that period and also didn't change for 2006. If a vehicle was new or redesigned in the past couple of years, one or two years' data may be used, if that's all that's available.<p>Toyota, along with its Lexus division, makes more than half of the sedans and small cars that earned Consumer Reports highest reliability rating. All the others that earned this rating were also Japanese, including the Honda Accord and previous-generation Civic; the 2006 Infiniti M35/45; and nonturbo models of the Subaru Impreza.<p>SUVs from Asian manufacturers were the most reliable overall, with a few notable exceptions. Large SUVs with the worst reliability were the Infiniti QX56, Nissan Armada, Hummer H2, and Lincoln Navigator, in that order. Two small SUVs from South Korea the Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage, also rate among the worst. European brands anchored the least reliable list in midsized SUVs. Unreliable models include the V8 BMW X5, Land Rover Range Rover, Land Rover LR3, Porsche Cayenne, Volkswagen Touareg, and Volvo XC90. Notable exceptions were the BMW X3 and the six- cylinder X5, which improved to average.<p>American SUVs continue to produce mixed results. While the Mercury Mariner was the best of the domestic group of SUVs, the Ford Explorer, Mercury Mountaineer, and Jeep Grand Cherokee were among the least reliable. With the exception of the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban; the GMC Yukon and Yukon XL; and the Cadillac Escalade, large American SUVs have subpar reliability.<p>Among minivans, the Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan dropped to below average in reliability. The Toyota Sienna is the only minivan that rates better than average. GM's minivans-the Buick Terraza, Chevrolet Uplander, Pontiac Montana SV6, and Saturn Relay-joined the Nissan Quest at the bottom of CR's list.<p>Looking at pickups, the Toyota Tundra and the new Honda Ridgeline earned the top ratings. The redesigned 2005 Toyota Tacoma V6 rated just average, but the four-cylinder Tacoma was above average. The Nissan Titan dropped from average and is now on the worst list. The Ford F-150 continued to score below average.<p>Consumer Reports annual reliability survey is used in determining which makes and models are recommended to consumers by CR. Consumer Reports recommends only models that have performed well in tests conducted at its Auto Test Center in Connecticut and that have shown average or better reliability in its annual survey. In addition, vehicles that perform poorly in government or insurance industry crash tests and rollover tests will also not be recommended. Occasionally, Consumer Reports may recommend a new or redesigned model that's too new to have compiled a reliability record if it scores well in CR's tests and if previous generations or the manufacturer had consistently outstanding reliability.<p>The New Car Preview 2006 ($5.99 U.S./$6.99 Canada) is available everywhere magazines are sold. It includes reviews and information on 260 models; an exclusive list of CR-recommended vehicles; comprehensive test results and ratings; and the first appearance of CR's revised, easier-to-understand reliability history chart presentation. Other feature stories include cars to watch in 2006 and 2007, tips on how to avoid overcharges for maintenance and repairs, and a list of five steps for getting the right car at the best price.<p>Consumer Reports is one of the most trusted sources for information and advice on consumer products and services. CR has the most comprehensive auto-test program of any American magazine or web site; CR's auto experts have decades of experience in driving, testing, and reporting on cars.<p><A HREF="http://www.usnewswire.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.usnewswire.com</A>/<p>-0-<p>/ 2005 U.S. Newswire 202-347-2770/</TD></TR></TABLE>

11-01-2005, 06:26 PM
Consumer reports as said by ANYONE!who knows ANYTHING about cars knows that CR should be taken like a grain of salt(Quote by Knicks125)<br>

11-03-2005, 01:21 AM
How so?<p>Mike

11-03-2005, 06:58 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>FordRules</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Consumer reports as said by ANYONE!who knows ANYTHING about cars knows that CR should be taken like a grain of salt(Quote by Knicks125)<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>What are you talking about <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> You are quoting something I never said<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Miyka'el</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">How so?<br>Mike<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I also wonder. CR is actually fairly useful, and not as bad as people make them out to be. They could be better on some areas but that can be said for everyone else in the industry. CR has its highs and lows; just like others such as jdpower, highs and lows; I have yet to find one that unanimously has been deemed to be perfect, or close to perfection <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

11-06-2005, 08:19 AM
<IMG SRC="http://www.subarunews.net/news/legacycrashside2.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>MISSISSAUGA, Ontario) - Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) today confirmed that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded the 2006 Legacy 'Best Pick' ratings for both frontal and side impact tests, and a "Good" rating for rear impact testing in the Overall Crashworthiness Evaluations for Midsize Moderately Priced Cars. This is the best cumulative rating (front, side and rear) for all vehicles tested in this category. <p>The IIHS is an independent, nonprofit, scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses - deaths, injuries, and property damage - from crashes on the nation's highways. For more information on how the tests are conducted and complete industry test results, visit the IIHS website at <A HREF="http://www.iihs.org" TARGET="_blank">http://www.iihs.org</A><p>Occupant safety is of primary importance to Subaru, and all of our vehicles are designed and built to provide the highest levels of occupant safety," said Katsuhiro Yokoyama, president, chairman and chief executive officer of SCI.<p>more on <A HREF="http://www.subarunews.net" TARGET="_blank">http://www.subarunews.net</A>

11-12-2005, 01:37 PM
Honda Conducts Pedestrian Safety Research<p><IMG SRC="http://us.tnpv.net/2005/WKA200511/WKA2005111160940_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://us.tnpv.net/2005/WKA200511/WKA2005111162280_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://us.tnpv.net/2005/WKA200511/WKA2005111162313_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://us.tnpv.net/2005/WKA200511/WKA2005111162321_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Source: Autodeadline

11-13-2005, 11:15 AM
Those would be some killer dance moves.

11-21-2005, 08:58 PM
<B>Five Vehicles Earn Top Crash Test Honors</B><p>From NHTSA - Five stars front and side-impact awarded to Honda Odyssey, Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Tucson, MB ML Class, and Subaru B9 Tribeca. <p>Details of above, other top scores (in specific category), and poor performers within link below:<p><A HREF="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/21/AR2005112100955.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.washingtonpost.com/....html</A>

11-29-2005, 03:39 PM
The Tucson's reliablity is in question? Consimer reports should stick to refrigerators.

11-29-2005, 04:40 PM
Yes, they should say what sample size they are basing their opinions (1,5 or 1000?).

01-22-2006, 08:24 PM
i haven't been looking through this section lately, so i only just noticed that CR report...that's odd about hyundai, i must say; i figured the tuscon problems were just first-year issues that would be largely ironed out later on...and that the rest of the lineup is only doing averagely as well, strikes me as odd. ah well, they've still improved alot, CR's ratings just haven't reflected it yet (although i think CR's readers tend to report trivial, niggling problems like rattles in the dashboard as well - that brought the camry's reliability rating down to average in 2002, which is a dismal rating for the camry)

01-24-2006, 08:15 PM
With any survey-based research, it is important to remeber that the question and answer format limits the accuracy and scope of such research.<br>In addition, the sample size has to be sufficiently large to be representative and relevant. Both J.D. Power and CR provide the total sample size, however they do not provide a breakdown by automaker. Considering that makers such as Toyota and GM have much larger sales volumes, presumably makes the ratings more accurate (bodes well for Toyota/Lexus and not so well for Ford and GM). Further, none of the big surveys provides a definition of how answers are weighted and how attributes are positively or negatively affected. Finally, people who do send back surveys could be considered a biased group (one that likes to fill out surveys or has an excessive need to overcome buyers remorse or has a bone to pick with the carmaker, etc). I suppose once you start doubting there is no end to it...<br>IMHO, CR is the least reliable survey, due to the fact that CR readers are geographically focused and may already be predisposed by the reviews of CR (positive/negative CR review forms positive/negative impression) to answer one way or another. But then again one can extrapolate this point and apply it to the general public being biased due to media exposure.<br>I guess it's time for my medication... :P<br>EDIT: From a global perspective, I consider the What Car survey to be one of the best surveys. The ratings are in part based on actual warranty claims submitted through an extended warranty provider called Warranty Direct. It also provides the average mileage and age for each manufacturer.<br>I'd welcome to hear comments from any carspyshots members out of the UK in regards to this survey<p><A HREF="http://www.whatcar.com/news-special-report.aspx?NA=217350" TARGET="_blank">http://www.whatcar.com/news-sp...17350</A>#<p><br><i>Modified by evomk8 at 7:28 PM 1/24/2006</i><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by evomk8 at 7:29 PM 1/24/2006</i>

01-26-2006, 06:48 AM
Ford Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer earn NHTSA five-star ratings:<p><A HREF="http://media.ford.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=22476&make_id=trust" TARGET="_blank">http://media.ford.com/article_...trust</A>

01-27-2006, 05:51 AM
Hell, Ford did something right! Good job!

03-01-2006, 07:35 AM
<IMG SRC="http://www.autoblog.com/media/2006/02/Chevy-Aveo-crash-test.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The European New Car Assessment Program (E-NCAP), which is sort of the EU equivalent to our own NHTSA or IIHS, recently tested the European version of the Chevy Aveo and found it to be <B>severely lacking in occupant protection during 64 kmh (40 mph) frontal impacts</B>. <B>The risk is especially great to the driver, as the E-NCAP tests showed the Aveos steering wheel may cause severe chest injury</B>.<p>The <B>Aveo received two stars and a strike through in the category of Adult Occupant Protection, the strike through indicating there is a high risk for life-threatening injury</B>. It should be noted that crash testing in Europe is done a bit differently than here in the U.S., despite E-NCAP sharing a star rating system with the NHTSA.<p>The 2006 Chevy Aveo received an exemplary frontal impact rating of 5 stars from the NHTSA, so well be very interested to see if the North American version of the 2007 Chevy Aveo fares as poorly in our own crash tests as it did in the E-NCAP test.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://www.autoblog.com/2006/02/27/chevy-aveo-performs-poorly-in-european-crash-test/" TARGET="_blank">AutoBlog</A><br> <br>

04-19-2006, 06:16 AM
Wow! That was really bad.

05-31-2006, 02:54 PM
Top 100 Most Reliable Car from the UK<br>ReliabilityIndex conducted a test of used reliable vehicles from the past decade and checked out how reliable is the vehicle really?<p>So here is what they found:<p><A HREF="http://www.reliabilityindex.co.uk/tophundred.html?apc=3128339010848601" TARGET="_blank">http://www.reliabilityindex.co...48601</A><p>The Number one on the list? <p>The European Honda Accord (The current gen Accord in the UK is sold as the Acura TSX in North America)<p>Japanese vehicles fared the best as the Top 10 were all Japanese but the European Toyota Corolla almost was last and was beaten out by a few Daewoos, the Neon and Isuzus.

08-15-2006, 12:15 AM
Latest round of EuroNCAP tests:<p><A HREF="http://www.euroncap.com/content/safety_ratings/ratings.php?id1=6" TARGET="_blank">http://www.euroncap.com/conten...id1=6</A><p>Early build current model RAV4 front airbags firing late is a bit of a concern. Toyota won't recall them which is even more of a concern.

11-17-2006, 07:21 AM
IIHS rates 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander "good" in the frontal off-set crash.<p><A HREF="http://www.iihs.org/ratings/rating.aspx?id=699" TARGET="_blank">http://www.iihs.org/ratings/rating.aspx?id=699</A>

02-01-2007, 07:52 AM
New euroNCAP results:<p>Volvo C30: <B>5*</B><br><A HREF="http://www.euroncap.com/images/results/small_family_cars/car_280_2007/Volvo%20C30%20Datasheet.pdf" TARGET="_blank">http://www.euroncap.com/images...t.pdf</A><p>Volkswagen Eos: <B>4*</B><br><A HREF="http://www.euroncap.com/images/results/small_family_cars/car_279_2007/VW%20Eos%20Datasheet.pdf" TARGET="_blank">http://www.euroncap.com/images...t.pdf</A><p>Chevrolet Captiva: <B>4*</B><br><A HREF="http://www.euroncap.com/images/results/Small_Off-Roaders/car_278_2007/Chevrolet%20Captiva%20Datasheet.pdf" TARGET="_blank">http://www.euroncap.com/images...t.pdf</A><p>Chrysler Voyager:<B> 2*</B><br><A HREF="http://www.euroncap.com/images/results/mpvs/car_277_2007/Chrysler%20Voyager%20datasheet.pdf" TARGET="_blank">http://www.euroncap.com/images...t.pdf</A>

05-01-2007, 08:12 AM
2008 Lancer receives "Good" rating from IIHS in frontal off-set crash test.<p><A HREF="http://www.iihs.org/ratings/rating.aspx?id=811" TARGET="_blank">http://www.iihs.org/ratings/rating.aspx?id=811</A>

05-14-2007, 06:03 AM
IIHS-US:<p>2007 Acura MDX - Front: Good | Side: Good | Rear: Good<br>2008 Ford Taurus (Five Hundred) / Mercury Sable (Montego) - Front: Good | Side: Good | Rear: Good<p><A HREF="http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2007/05/14/ap3715764.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap....html</A>

07-10-2007, 03:02 AM
So the Taurus is now the Safest car in the US!<p>Sure, you may have a fancier interior in a Avalon, but at least I wont die in the Taurus!<br>

07-10-2007, 06:03 AM
Says who?<p>I am assuming you are talking about top scores from both IIHS & NHTSA. Be that as it may, here are the top picks from IIHS as of today:<p><A HREF="http://www.iihs.org/ratings/default.aspx" TARGET="_blank">http://www.iihs.org/ratings/default.aspx</A><p>Of those on the list, Subaru Legacy also has acheived the top score from NHTSA:<p><A HREF="http://www.safercar.gov/Cars/4164.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.safercar.gov/Cars/4164.html</A><p>FWIW, few other IIHS top picks either, have not been tested, or not rated, from NHTSA: Audi A6, Saab 9-3 Convertible, Volvo C70 Convertible<p>Also, in other categories, the following also has acheived top scores from both agencies:<p>Acura MDX: <A HREF="http://www.safercar.gov/Cars/4110.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.safercar.gov/Cars/4110.html</A><p>Acura RDX: <A HREF="http://www.safercar.gov/Cars/4111.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.safercar.gov/Cars/4111.html</A><p>Ford Taurus X: <A HREF="http://www.safercar.gov/Cars/4290.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.safercar.gov/Cars/4290.html</A><p>Honda CRV: <A HREF="http://www.safercar.gov/Cars/4108.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.safercar.gov/Cars/4108.html</A><p>Honda Pilot: <A HREF="http://www.safercar.gov/Cars/3997.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.safercar.gov/Cars/3997.html</A><p>Hyundai Entourage: <A HREF="http://www.safercar.gov/Cars/4315.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.safercar.gov/Cars/4315.html</A><p>Hyundai Santa Fe: <A HREF="http://www.safercar.gov/Cars/4235.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.safercar.gov/Cars/4235.html</A><p>Kia Sedona LWB: <A HREF="http://www.safercar.gov/Cars/4316.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.safercar.gov/Cars/4316.html</A> | SWB: <A HREF="http://www.safercar.gov/Cars/4317.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.safercar.gov/Cars/4317.html</A><p>Mercedes M-Class: <A HREF="http://www.safercar.gov/Cars/4023.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.safercar.gov/Cars/4023.html</A><p>Subaru Forester: <A HREF="http://www.safercar.gov/Cars/4320.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.safercar.gov/Cars/4320.html</A><p>Subaru Tribeca: <A HREF="http://www.safercar.gov/Cars/4321.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.safercar.gov/Cars/4321.html</A>

08-16-2007, 03:47 PM
<A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F06LjugtIUo&mode=related&search" TARGET="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...earch</A>=<p>2007 Brilliance Disasterous crash test

08-19-2007, 02:04 PM
<A HREF="http://www.kia-world.net/index.php/2007/08/19/video-kia-amanti-crash-test" TARGET="_blank">http://www.kia-world.net/index...-test</A>/<p>2007 Kia Amanti

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10-25-2007, 03:47 PM
When it comes to reliability, BWM and Renault are in the same league... Might sound good for Renault, but it's the other way round: really bad for BWM!<p>Read:<br>It's the question at the back of every new buyers mind: When is this car going to start costing me money? And now you can find out!<p>Cover provider Warranty Direct has studied the repair histories of 16,000 cars  aged four to eight years  exclusively for Auto Express.<p>The results (pictured, right) show which parts among the UKs top-selling marques, including Vauxhall, Ford, VW, Mercedes, Toyota and Peugeot, are most likely to fail once the manufacturers guarantee has run out, plus the average cost of repair. Axle and suspension systems are among the first to go. These failed on nearly 14 per cent of the four-year-old Renaults. Transmissions and engines were most likely to last at least eight years  but an average auto box repair is 1,110. And there were big differences between makes. Nearly six per cent of four-year-old Peugeots had cooling faults, but no Hondas. The Japanese firm came on top; less than 20 per cent of its cars required major repairs. However, half the BMWs and Renaults studied needed work.<p>source: <A HREF="http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/autoexpressnews/211413/top_faults.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/n....html</A>