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Cory Wolfe

The Thread for Crash Test Pics

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Cory Wolfe    263
I'll never forget the reaction my mom had when I showed her all of these...

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What's interesting is that my Grand Am got a 5 star rating for driver frontal. Never knew that. The newer GA only got 4. Ironic. I don't know what the Blazer got... but from the looks of it... I'd guess 2 stars. Jeeesh... I can't believe they even let Chevy sell those death traps. :blink: :D

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Cory Wolfe    263
Grand Prix:
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Aztek:
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Silverado:
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And just for the hell of it.. Honda Civic:
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Hmm... it's rated at 4 stars for driver-side frontal while my GA is rated at 5.

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Compared to the people in my family who own Blazers or Ventures... Pretty much. :P

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lol the century was never bad anyway, it's rated the second best rating (not in starts but overall thingy)

I saw that a corolla got like 4 and 5 stars and was like wtf, when u see the crash test of the thing, the dummy is like smashed into the dashboard, and for the civic, the thing flys into the air for christs sake...how can that be good for the passenger...

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rearden82    0

I'd like to see what happens to a Model T.. or any old car for that matter.

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I found an old automotive engineering book that showed some crash test pics of 1950s cars.. They were scary. One showed a 50s car (A Ford or Chevy, I forget which) that hit a barrier at 30 mph. Every panel on the entire car was buckled. Even the rear panels had buckled enough to cause the trunk to pop open. :blink:

Another showed a head-on collision between two cars. From the outside it didn't look too horrible. Then it showed the inside of one of the cars--the steering wheel was touching the headliner!

Crash safety has come a very, very long way.

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bowtie_dude    0

I found an old automotive engineering book that showed some crash test pics of 1950s cars.. They were scary. One showed a 50s car (A Ford or Chevy, I forget which) that hit a barrier at 30 mph. Every panel on the entire car was buckled. Even the rear panels had buckled enough to cause the trunk to pop open.  :blink:

Another showed a head-on collision between two cars. From the outside it didn't look too horrible. Then it showed the inside of one of the cars--the steering wheel was touching the headliner!

Crash safety has come a very, very long way.

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Sadly, driving skills have not.

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daves87rs    298

Steering columns of the day were rigid, not energy-absorbing, so many times the driver would be violently impaled in a crash.

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Yep, not a good thing is you were the driver.. :(

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sciguy_0504    0
LMFAO! Mike, the cars are bought right off the lot and crashed. The first Blazer and Venture pictures are from the IIHS (www.highwaysafety.org), which crashes cars offset into a wall that "gives" (like another car) at 40MPH. The government's crash test crashes the car into a wall that "gives" head on at 35MPH, I think. The IIHS test is a lot tougher. Someone should post a picture of the Astro and last-gen F150. Edited by sciguy_0504

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Guest Josh   
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4th Gen Camaro

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Kinda hard to see but It got a 5 star for driver & passenger frontal and 3 star side rating for front and 4 star for rear passenger

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Guest Josh   
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1997 Pontiac Trans Sport

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Check out the Toyota compared to the Trans Sport and we wonder why GM has the wrap today that they do.

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