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Old 05-30-2012, 08:21 AM
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Speaking of spamming as a topic Thought this would be fun - now the owners of these vehicles can tell us how unfair the test is or how the media is controlled by libs or the IIHS are liberal left wing commies or known insurgents whatever.


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Old 05-30-2012, 08:34 AM
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Well I feel qualified to comment on one vehicle on there in a couple of ways. First I'd say the author/news company has there head up there azz on at least one, the pathfinder. They have a picture of an Armada, they can't even get the photo right?? This starting fact alone makes me think they are clowns!

Second, my sister was hit head on by a drunk driver at 55mpg and walked away(after fire cut her out) without a single broken bone or injury in her Pathfinder. Sure she got a ride to the hospital and some bruises but was fine. Incredible! No one could believe it, fire, ems, police, hospital staff. On a side note the SOB who hit her is dead. Finally my father hit black ice (while going to fast admittedly) in his pathfinder(after buying one do to my sisters complete lack of injuries on a crash that likely should have killed her) while rounding a curve, he spun, went off the road, rolled and smashed head on into a huge ground electrical power unit. Huge bruises on his lap area from airbags and wheel but again, no real injuries. These two huge impacts are the reason we owe one so I'd call BS on the story. Your much more likely to die from a head on impact than a rear end collision.
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My take is they all have the front crash hting down well. Its the less common side T-bone accidents that killed my buddies son that they haven't all perfected yet. In that crash the head on car no one even required hospitalization - the drive rin the tbone vehicle dies at the scene. Just a thought...I mean lets face it ALL cars are eons safer than the things we drove in the 60's 70's...
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Yet I don't recall seeing a Prius, Fiat, SmartCar, or other midget vehicle, but if you have no common sense, you would use an article like that as a reason to buy one of those tiny vehicles, and be crushed to death by a Dodge Ram truck where the driver walks away without a scratch.
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Speaking of those POS Prius vehicles, every time I drive on the highway almost everyone of those vehicles i see are traveling in excess of 80 MPH. I drive an 8000+ Lb diesel pickup (unloaded) and can only imagine the carnage of the occupants if they were to get involved in any accident at that speed.
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Originally Posted by Squidd Vicious View Post
Speaking of those POS Prius vehicles, every time I drive on the highway almost everyone of those vehicles i see are traveling in excess of 80 MPH. I drive an 8000+ Lb diesel pickup (unloaded) and can only imagine the carnage of the occupants if they were to get involved in any accident at that speed.
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Originally Posted by Squidd Vicious View Post
Speaking of those POS Prius vehicles, every time I drive on the highway almost everyone of those vehicles i see are traveling in excess of 80 MPH.
What gets me is many of those folks are doing it to be green, use less fuel and save the environment (to each their own).

However, they would be saving an additional 10 or more percent if they just slowed down, no quick accelerations, keep to the speed limit, no speeding into stop signs, etc. Form over function.
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Originally Posted by SeaJay View Post
What gets me is many of those folks are doing it to be green, use less fuel and save the environment (to each their own).

However, they would be saving an additional 10 or more percent if they just slowed down, no quick accelerations, keep to the speed limit, no speeding into stop signs, etc. Form over function.
I totally agree with you, the myth that you need a smart car to save fuel is a joke,. on the british top gear they did a test of small smart car and a bmw m5 with a 4.2 litre gas v8, with both cars going around the test track at 50 mph and take a guess which car burnt less fuel
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Originally Posted by NCcarguy View Post
Yet I don't recall seeing a Prius, Fiat, SmartCar, or other midget vehicle, but if you have no common sense, you would use an article like that as a reason to buy one of those tiny vehicles, and be crushed to death by a Dodge Ram truck where the driver walks away without a scratch.
Those vehicles are meant for a completely different driving environment, roads, distances, spaces, urban design than the common US average.
Other than in very few overpopulated cities like NY, those vehicles are useless.

Treehughers and the green police, want to shove it down everyones throat, without a single once of consideration or common sense.
Nothing more than a "feel good" thought, but we all know.."the road to hell is paved with good intentions"
But as the brilliant economist Milton Friedman once said, “One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results."
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I have seen a full size chevy 2500 get hit buy a tractor tailor head on these guys got out of the chevy. The shit for two I think would be a scrape job of the pavement!!!
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Originally Posted by Squidd Vicious View Post
Speaking of those POS Prius vehicles, every time I drive on the highway almost everyone of those vehicles i see are traveling in excess of 80 MPH. I drive an 8000+ Lb diesel pickup (unloaded) and can only imagine the carnage of the occupants if they were to get involved in any accident at that speed.
PITA tiny smart car was hogging the middle lane so when I passed (f250) I was doing 85ish. The thing almost changed lanes which gave me a good laugh and I didn't even pass close by.
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Originally Posted by NCcarguy View Post
Yet I don't recall seeing a Prius, Fiat, SmartCar, or other midget vehicle, but if you have no common sense, you would use an article like that as a reason to buy one of those tiny vehicles, and be crushed to death by a Dodge Ram truck where the driver walks away without a scratch.
....and the truck drives away without a scratch...

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What gets me is many of those folks are doing it to be green, use less fuel and save the environment (to each their own).

However, they would be saving an additional 10 or more percent if they just slowed down, no quick accelerations, keep to the speed limit, no speeding into stop signs, etc. Form over function.
Read an article in a Denver newspaper a year or so ago citing a study done where speeders were matched to vehicles driven. You guessed it, the Prius drivers were the most likely to be ticketed for speeding. BTW...both my dad and a sister each bought one of the POS and both now drive crazy fast in them......my dad scares the cr*p out of me as he's in his 80's and probably should be driving less...sister argued with me 'til I showed her the article....


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Read an article in a Denver newspaper a year or so ago citing a study done where speeders were matched to vehicles driven. You guessed it, the Prius drivers were the most likely to be ticketed for speeding.
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That's because the cops know there is less likely to be a high speed chase or confrontation when they go all blues and twos.
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:29 AM
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The beauty of those little clown cars is that they serve a dual purpose, coffins when they get into an accident with a full-size car.
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If I'm behind the wheel, it should be considered a dangerous vehicle.


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A note on the side (T Bone) impacts. The neck has a lot less lateral (side) support, so on the side impacts the spine is damaged easier. The Hans device stopped this in the NASCAR circuit. RIP Earnhardt. I've worked EMS (Paramedic) for 24 yrs. It's always amazed me that vehicles will get torn to pieces but the person won't have a scratch but the next maybe a minor fender-bender but the person dies. I am a firm believer in, "When it's your time".
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One other observation I've made with those POS Prius vehicles is there is always a "HOPE" or "CHANGE" type of bumper sticker on it.
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Originally Posted by Ghetto Lobster View Post
One other observation I've made with those POS Prius vehicles is there is always a "HOPE" or "CHANGE" type of bumper sticker on it.
They are hoping you change your mind about their car.
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That'll never happen. No how, no way.
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