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    Here is a site for car crash testing. Newer cars only though.
    http://www.aftonbladet.se/bil/special/krocktest.html

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    Just press on the car of your choice, it does say that you need Quick time player, Realplayer or Windows media player at the bottom of the page.

    Are there sites like this in Oz?

    Also a good way to see what types of cars are available.


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    The main car safety site in Australia is http://www.howsafeisyourcar.com.au/

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    Check out the 206! hehehe

    some of the videos on that site are shocking! I would like to know the speed of the cars in the vids, some even with an airbag crumple so badly, the driver wouldn't stand a chance.

    thankfully the 206 seemed safe enough. The French cars in general (later models) all seem pretty safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by n b j
    thankfully the 206 seemed safe enough. The French cars in general (later models) all seem pretty safe.
    Euro standards seem higher then US/Jap ones. Even there emission standards are stricter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XTC206
    Euro standards seem higher then US/Jap ones. Even there emission standards are stricter.
    California's not too bad, traditionally they have been more stringent with emissions, relative to the rest of the country.

    In regards to the crash testing, the US Government's NHTSA does full frontal crashes at 56km/h and a side impact at 62km/h. IMHO, the full frontal crash isn't a challenge for most modern cars - firstly it's slower than EuroNCAP and secondly it's a full frontal test, not an offset test. An offset test is more of a challenge as effectively half of the car has to absorb the impact, as opposed to the whole front section.

    The US insurance companies (IIHS) use a 64km/h offset crash test and 50km/h side impact test. This is basically the same as EuroNCAP. EuroNCAP also does a side impact pole test and pedestrian impact tests. The IIHS does head restraint and low impact tests (similar to the NRMA type tests for repair costs) - remember they are insurance companies so they have a vested interest here (ie. lowering whiplash injury rates & repair costs).

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    It is amazing how much the front of the cabin deforms in some of the cars, such as the 406, Saab 900/9-3 hatch, Volvo S70 and Honda Accord (old Euro model). Makes the Mercedes E-Class and Renault Laguna look quite solid
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    So it's instant death in the 147 then...
    it's better than suffering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warwick2
    So it's instant death in the 147 then...
    it's better than suffering.

    yeah true

    who would want to suffer in an alfa and have everyone know you were driving something other than a froggy
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