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Convertible Crash Tests: G6 VS Sebring VS Mustang

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Bimmer325    18

Judging by that video, I wouldn't want to be in a G6 'vert during an accident like that. How is it rated?

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Intrepidation    846

I'd fee safest in the Sebring, the body had almost no flex to it. The Mustang had some flex in the body, but much less than the G6.

Of course I'd rather have the Mustang. :P

Edited by Dodgefan

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caddycruiser    50

Given the real world feel (and too often rattles, etc.) with the G6 convertible, the way it compacts on itself towards the back is no shock. It just isn't as properly strong, in the best areas, that it could be.

The Sebring did very well, actually, with the side staying VERY much intact and almost tank-like compared to the G6.

The Mustang also did very well, again with a largely unaffected side structure, which is where it counts.

This all makes sense, largely, as the Sebring & Mustang are in subsequent iterations and the companies seem to have benefited.

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VenSeattle    8

You forgot one...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5ciYEWIkiA

It's funny... I don't think Epsilon is to blame. The older SAAB 9-3 convertible does a hell of a lot better than the G6 convertible.

For the chart showing how they rank, go here:

http://www.iihs.org/ratings/summary.aspx?class=100

for the win... I'd take the 9-3 :)

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OMG!!!!!1!

tAHNK god THAT THOSE CARS DID NOT ALSO HAVE A fixed ROOF

LIKEA 1960S HARDTOP, THOSE THINGS ARE DEATHTRAPS!!!!!!!!!!!!@

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Intrepidation    846
You forgot one...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5ciYEWIkiA

It's funny... I don't think Epsilon is to blame. The older SAAB 9-3 convertible does a hell of a lot better than the G6 convertible.

For the chart showing how they rank, go here:

http://www.iihs.org/ratings/summary.aspx?class=100

for the win... I'd take the 9-3 :)

Yeah the 9-3 did well, which is baffling the G6 didn't. I guess the modifications Saab did to the Epsilon paid off.

The Eos scored well too, which is interesting since in the crash test the body flexes more than the Sebring, C70 or 9-3.

BMW 3 Series Convertible did well too

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Croc    268

First off, the thing with the G6 is that the seat moved forward on one side, causing the dummy to miss the airbag and come in contact with the instrument panel. Now think for a second. When you've driving, aren't your hands on the steering wheel? This would not have happened in the real world, but at the same time, GM needs to fix the seats so they do not move in a collision.

The Sebring does pretty well, actually. Too bad that's the only real selling point on the car.

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OMG!!!!!1!

tAHNK god THAT THOSE CARS DID NOT ALSO HAVE A fixed ROOF

LIKEA 1960S HARDTOP, THOSE THINGS ARE DEATHTRAPS!!!!!!!!!!!!@

It's a way I could handle departing this planet.

Chris

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