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Old 01-25-2014, 10:57 AM   #15
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I bet you didn't even have seat belts or airbags in any of them!
Belts yes, bags no.

When first introduced to VW's in '59 (My dad...) No belts.
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Old 01-25-2014, 11:06 AM   #16
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Some of these Insurance backed test would wreck a military Humvee!
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they should crash test MH.... oh wait, I dont want to see that.
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Read this article before making judgements:

http://fw.to/CvTsZ8j
Now that certainly clears up a lot of the 'Sky is Falling' rhetoric.
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We bought a FIT because our first Class C had only a 3500 pound tow rating which greatly limited our choice of toad. We always felt really nervous driving it on the freeway. When we traded up to a Class A we immediately sold the FIT and bought a CR-V which feels much safer.
I always consider how safe I am by how 'I feel'. The CR-V is just barely better than the Fit for the Overlap test. Of the four ratings by the IIHS of Good, Acceptable, Marginal and Poor. The CR-V rated a Marginal in the Overlap test and the Fit was poor. Given all the variables (including driver training and experience) 'I feel' just as safe in the Fit as I do the CR-V.

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The 2013 Honda Fit was an IIHS Top Safety Pick in 2013. Now in 2014 it is a death trap. I don't think so.
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Another benefit of the Honda Fit is it's a world car. In Canada you have a chance of getting a Japanese one, or mainly Chinese. After the refresh it'll be Mexican. CR-V is even more fun since in North America you have a chance of a British built unit, a Japanese built unit, a Canadian built unit and an American built unit. The VIN will tell you which plant you got.

As a general rule a new car tends to do better then an old car. Metal fatigue/rust, design & engineering (things like high strength steel and crumple zones) not to mention active (things like stability control) and passive (airbag seatbelts, knee airbags) being built into cars today.

It should not be looked at as "unsafe" but more to a degree of how safe/safer a car is. Does an offset crash in a Honda guarantee death? Not really it's just a relatively higher chance of death & injury. I'll take that over the "safety" of cars in the old days especially considering these are the days that even 18-lane highways suffer rush hours (note the plural).

Best toad is the toad that provides pleasure and easy to tow. After all how many accidents have you had relative to miles? It's an unproven fact that all RVers are expert drivers.
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Another benefit of the Honda Fit is it's a world car. In Canada you have a chance of getting a Japanese one, or mainly Chinese. After the refresh it'll be Mexican. CR-V is even more fun since in North America you have a chance of a British built unit, a Japanese built unit, a Canadian built unit and an American built unit. The VIN will tell you which plant you got.
This is true. My VIN indicates it's built in one of Japan plants. I am not too concerned about its safety rating but driving with cautions applies to any drivers/cars.
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