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http://autos.yahoo.com/news/10-bad-luck-cars.html

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety offers consumers valuable data about current automobiles. By compiling and analyzing claims information, the data helps drivers choose the safest vehicle available when considering what car to purchase.

The most recent issue of the IIHS Status Report, published Sept. 20, contains a table of personal injury protection (PIP) claims for cars manufactured between 2009 and 2011. It also ranks the 10 most dangerous cars on the road by that metric.

The data shows that smaller cars were involved in accidents with the most frequency. This is partially a matter of physics, since a small car is more likely than a large car to sustain damage in the event of a collision. But according to Matt Moore, vice president of the Highway Loss Data Institute, a driver’s income, location, and rate of use can also come into play.

“Smaller vehicles are more likely to be in urban areas, and smaller vehicles are likely to be driven more frequently because they’re owned by a single person in a given household,” he said in an interview. “Large cars tend to be owned by drivers who have two or three cars garaged, or more cars than people per household.”

Since a small car is more likely to be driven by a person who is the sole owner, it tends to get driven every day, he said. This increases its odds of being involved in an accident, where a car that’s driven only once a week is exposed to less risk.

Read ahead to see the 10 unluckiest cars in the U.S., according to the IIHS Status Report. All vehicles are 2009-2011 models, and all claim frequencies cited are per 1,000 insured vehicle years.

http://autos.yahoo.com/news/10-bad-luck-cars.html

Amazing the auto's that are in accidents in this list.

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The data shows that smaller cars were involved in accidents with the most frequency. This is partially a matter of physics, since a small car is more likely than a large car to sustain damage in the event of a collision.

B does not necessarily imply A here...

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what a bunk article... I could just as easily say that inexpensive cars are involved in accidents more frequently because: (pick one)

1. They are usually purchased by newer drivers

2. people care less about a $9k Hyundai than a $90k BMW and don't drive as carefully

3. they are driven by people at the lower incomes in area that are more dangerous to drivers

This sentence in the article is also incorrect "The data shows that smaller cars were involved in accidents with the most frequency."

No, the smaller cars were involved in accidents that resulted in a personal injury claim more often.

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With the yari8s, RIo, and Sentra on the list, they should have titled it the ten cars you'd least want your insurance company to repair if they were vandalized or damaged in an accident.

Almost like an old Vaudeville, line...."take my Kia...please...."

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Guest Harvey McFadden

When looking at the cause of loss of control accidents it is advisable to look at the predictability of the vehicle in question. Everyone is aware that pickup trucks with a weight ratio front to rear of 60/40 need the best tires on the rear to prevent the back end from sliding out in poor conditions.

What is not evident to a casual observer are cars that have weight ratios more unbalanced than pickup’s. With a weight ratio of 65/35 a car can weigh as much as a limo on the front and have only half as much weight on the rear. At this point the condition and the tread depth of the rear tires becomes critical .

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I owned the Sentra as that was the car my wife had when we married, but I got rid of it soon afterwards for better american auto's. :P

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I owned the Sentra as that was the car my wife had when we married, but I got rid of it soon afterwards for better american auto's. :P

Good man!

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They called the five-door hatchback Aveo a "wagon." That immediately discredits the article.

You would think if they were real journalist, they would know a hatchback from a feakin wagon.

Course the problem today is most journalist are pushing an agenda rather than reporting neutral news.

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They called the five-door hatchback Aveo a "wagon." That immediately discredits the article.

You would think if they were real journalist, they would know a hatchback from a feakin wagon.

Course the problem today is most journalist are pushing an agenda rather than reporting neutral news.

We lost real journalism in this country a LONG time ago....

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That article is completely wrong, my car has been hit three times since 2010 and it's not on that list :breakdance:

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They called the five-door hatchback Aveo a "wagon." That immediately discredits the article.

You would think if they were real journalist, they would know a hatchback from a feakin wagon.

Course the problem today is most journalist are pushing an agenda rather than reporting neutral news.

You would think if they were a real journalist, they would have a grasp on the English language and reading comprehension.....

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They called the five-door hatchback Aveo a "wagon." That immediately discredits the article.

You would think if they were real journalist, they would know a hatchback from a feakin wagon.

Course the problem today is most journalist are pushing an agenda rather than reporting neutral news.

You would think if they were a real journalist, they would have a grasp on the English language and reading comprehension.....

WOW, Pulling out the big boy gloves now. I love it as it is so true. :yes:

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