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World's Most Dangerous Cars


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1.

Old style 911

2.

Toyota Matrix

3.

2007 Buick Rendezvous

Rated extremely low in NHTSA frontal impact rating. The 2008 model features new standard of safety equipments.

4.

Hyundai Accent

5.

Toyota Yaris

Rated 3 star for NHTSA rating and “Poor” for IIHS rating

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Ford Focus Hatchback

7.

Ford Ranger

Rated 3 star in NHTSA rollover rating. This is equivalent to 20% to 30% in rollover risk for a single vehicle crash.

8.

Chrysler PT Cruiser Van

9.

Suzuki Four-Door Forenza

10.

Nissan Frontier

The Frontier was also rated "Poor" (out of good, acceptable, marginal or poor) by the IIHS in rear impact. Both Frontiers tested didn't have side airbags or side curtain bags, which are also optional.

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Toyota Scion Coupe

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Honda S2000 Convertible

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Saturn ION

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Chevrolet Cobalt

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Ariel Atom

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Jeep Liberty Four-Door SUV

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Suzuki Five-Door Reno

18.

Ford Escape

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Mazda3 Four-Door Hatchback

20.

Nissan Xterra

21.

Ford Escape/ Mercury Mariner

Rated 3 star also by the Feds which translated to relatively high risks of rollover during impact crash.

22.

Kia Rio

Rated a low 3 star for NHTSA side impact rating and “Poor” from the IIHS for both side and rear impact test.

23.

Chevrolet Aveo

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Special Note on Yaris

5. Toyota Yaris

Four-Door

SCORE: 132

ConsumerReports' accident avoidance: Worse than average

Even though the Yaris has impressive fuel efficiency, a nicely designed interior, high expected reliability, and a number of other positive attributes, Consumer Reports' John Linkov says that the Yaris can't be recommended, "because its emergency handling is quite tail-happy and the driver could get out of control very quickly." And to make an especially dangerous combination, the Yaris four-door performs badly in both major side-crash tests, with three stars from NHTSA and a "Poor" rating from the IIHS.

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OP you do realize that this is a report on cars in America right? driving style, speed and other factors leading or crashes are completely different. The usual speed over there is 65 miles per hour on the interstate and 55 miles per hour on the highway, whereas in Sri Lanka the fastest we can go is 50 km per hour? Most accidents that occur in Sri Lanka are at slow rates of speed too and it's the opposite over here. You would be better off finding a safety report done in a south asian country.

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OP you do realize that this is a report on cars in America right? driving style, speed and other factors leading or crashes are completely different. The usual speed over there is 65 miles per hour on the interstate and 55 miles per hour on the highway, whereas in Sri Lanka the fastest we can go is 50 km per hour? Most accidents that occur in Sri Lanka are at slow rates of speed too and it's the opposite over here. You would be better off finding a safety report done in a south asian country.

In the city may be, but most journeys outside of Colombo where there is much less traffic do fairly long stretches 100kmph (or above, if that's your thing - I probably spent 60% of my journey to Kurunegala today between 90-100kmph). This isn't legal but it's what it is. I seem to have read a report two years ago that Sri Lanka has the same death toll from accidents as the USA (not per capita!) so it WOULD have been relevant, if they weren't just taking in to account straight on crashes but bargained for maniac busses, threewheelers and motorcycles in the mix :D

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In the city may be, but most journeys outside of Colombo where there is much less traffic do fairly long stretches 100kmph (or above, if that's your thing - I probably spent 60% of my journey to Kurunegala today between 90-100kmph). This isn't legal but it's what it is. I seem to have read a report two years ago that Sri Lanka has the same death toll from accidents as the USA (not per capita!) so it WOULD have been relevant, if they weren't just taking in to account straight on crashes but bargained for maniac busses, threewheelers and motorcycles in the mix :D

of course here we have the most accidents due to the high speed and average speed of course more than 60 mph. and it consists on impact strength it would be same as well as in here in sri lanka

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Mazda3 :unsure:i wonder why? :(

Advanced Safety that Supports Exhilarating Driving Pleasure

As well as improving passive safety technologies that mitigate injury to the driver in the event of a crash, Mazda focused on enhancing active safety equipment that supports the recognition and avoidance of hazards. These initiatives are directly linked to Mazda’s Zoom-Zoom concept that seeks to realize pure driving pleasure.

The all-new Mazda3 features active safety technologies that include ABS, Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC). It also becomes the first car in its class in Canada to feature bi-xenon headlights with a pivoting adaptive front lighting system, which ensures better than ever safety. Additionally, the zone layout cockpit design enables drivers to see all the information needed while driving with minimal eye movement away from the road, which greatly enhances the driver’s ability to notice and avoid hazards

The new model features Mazda’s proprietary highly-rigid and safe vehicle body technology, the Mazda Advanced Impact-energy Distribution and Absorption System (MAIDA). This disperses and absorbs impacts through front and rear crumple zones, and limits cabin deformation through Mazda’s Triple-H construction, which consists of ‘H’-shaped structures in the floor, sides, and roof. As well as performing crash tests for front, front offset, angled, side and rear offset collisions and rollovers that are more severe than the regulations in each market require.

With other features including newly adopted active headrests, and a complement of up to six airbags, the new Mazda3 offers substantially enhanced safety performance. The all-new Mazda3 builds on the excellence of other recent models, which have been certified as top class in collision safety tests around the world.

Brakes

Anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBFD) are standard on all models for responsive, linear control and stopping power, even during emergency braking manoeuvres.

EBFD uses the ABS speed sensors to detect differences between the front and rear wheel speeds, increasing the hydraulic pressure applied to the rear brakes when harder rear wheel braking is required, and decreasing it when less rear wheel braking is necessary. As a result, braking distance does not necessarily increase with an increase in vehicle load, and EBFD contributes to shorter stopping distances.

4-wheel disc brakes are standard on all models for confident, linear stopping power, with ventilated front rotors for enhanced cooling and reduced brake fade.

Calipers, pads and other components that earned high acclaim in previous generation Mazda3 were carried over, but the vacuum booster was tuned, and feelings of initial brake application and system rigidity were optimized to enhance responsiveness and stability.

Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Traction Control System (TCS) standard on GT models (available on GS with Comfort Package); provides additional measure of control and inspires confidence during less than ideal driving situations.

DSC is a further development of the ABS and traction control system (TCS). In addition to the ABS wheel-speed sensors, DSC incorporates sensors that measure lateral G-force (vehicle speed increase), yaw rate (vehicle turning angle), steering angle, and brake fluid pressure. The DSC control module constantly calculates an ideal driving condition that is compared with the current driving condition, and then intervenes where necessary by controlling braking and engine speed.

'Aero flow management’ concept used to ensure a smooth, controlled flow of air over the roof, sides and rear of the new Mazda3; front bumper, hood, A-pillars and rear combination taillamps all designed for optimal aerodynamic efficiency and high speed stability.

Triple-H architecture

The Mazda3 unibody incorporates H-shaped structures in the floor, sides and roof to increase body rigidity. This contributes to better handling, reduced noise and increased crash protection.

High rigidity body with Triple-H architecture provides multiple paths for impact force to travel, deflecting crash energy and protecting the integrity of the passenger compartment.

Mazda’s proprietary highly-rigid and safe vehicle body technology, the Mazda Advanced Impact-energy Distribution and Absorption System (MAIDA), disperses and absorbs impacts through front and rear crumple zones.

New Mazda3 improves local rigidity by strengthening key locations that are subject to greater stress: front and rear suspension mount areas and joint sections at each corner were reinforced, structural adhesive was used to strengthen joints for the front/rear suspension towers, and spot weld bonding was added to strengthen joints of the door openings.

Seat-mounted side impact airbags and overhead curtain airbags for front and rear passengers offer additional head and torso protection; curtain airbags are 1.4 times larger than in previous generation Mazda3 for greater coverage.

New active anti-whiplash front head restraints automatically move forward in the event of a rear impact collision, offering additional head and neck stabilization and support.

Cockpit with ‘zone layout’ design enables driver to see all necessary information with minimal eye movement away from the road, enhancing ability to anticipate and avoid hazards.

First vehicle in its class to offer standard Bluetooth with Audio Profile® (GS & GT models), allowing hands-free capability that supports both phone and music functions. Visit www.mazdahandsfree.ca to find a mobile phone that is compatible with the Mazda Handsfree System or if you need pairing instructions for a compatible phone.

Variable-intermittent windshield wipers are standard on all models, and Sport models are further equipped with a rear fixed interval wiper. A rain sensor (standard on GT models) detects the amount of rainfall on the windshield and turns the wipers on or off automatically.

Bi-Xenon (HID) headlamps with manual leveling and fog lights (standard on GT models) offer a brighter, wider beam pattern that more closely approximates daylight to provide enhanced visibility, especially in low-light and poor weather conditions.

Available auto-leveling Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS) automatically detects speed and steering angle inputs, pivoting to illuminate the road in the direction the driver intends to travel.

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utter BS! I seriously don't see any reason why we should agree with these claims. This is probably an american article therefore we must remember they have higher safety standards and in general, safer cars. so dangerous is just a relative term. Ford focus is one of the safest hatchbacks in the market right now. but why doesn't it work in the stateside? cos its dwarfed by those massive gas guzzling trucks. but what would fair better in a crash between one of them and another brand new car available in sl? like a Chinese cherry, or a maruti. what about the infamous tuk tuk? ok maybe cos they are in america it doesn't really matter to them. but what about the corvair, which was deemed "unsafe at any speed"? seriously, the topic of this thread should have been the most daft and ignorant report ever <_<

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agree with jadey...Jami it's best if you put the links to the original article so we can judge in witch context this list was made...your 'most expensive cars' list had some errors in it aswell,so I presume you are using the same site to cut and paste.

@JadeyB...welcome back dude,long time no see.

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Thanks mate :) I think its time the AL guys had a day out. or rather a night out :D

great idea if we can make it happen! i really want put some faces to some of our members here :D

some a LOT more than the others if they do show up in person :D

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MasterDon, JadeyBlitzen,

Welcome indeed.........

these figures are based on several test , we all drive vehicles in america or sri lanka , we all drive on roads and roads here are not safe and the accidents a bit high, so i think we should get some idea adn discuss from it and dont put this into the BASKET, buy saying all things are wrong.

here the link...

http://www.forbes.com/2010/01/20/dangerous...uto-safety.html

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MasterDon, JadeyBlitzen,

Welcome indeed.........

these figures are based on several test , we all drive vehicles in america or sri lanka , we all drive on roads and roads here are not safe and the accidents a bit high, so i think we should get some idea adn discuss from it and dont put this into the BASKET, buy saying all things are wrong.

here the link...

http://www.forbes.com/2010/01/20/dangerous...uto-safety.html

http://www.forbes.com/2010/01/20/dangerous...thisspeed=25000

Nope,still not buying it...The forbes list ONLY has five or six cars.Where did the other twenty odd cars on the list come from?.The s2000,mazda 3,Focus,Yaris,porsche among 18 cars aren't even mentioned.I'm sorry but your links are useless and I'm still waiting for the link where you found the 23 so called unsafe cars in the very first post.

...and it's generally accepted the EURO NCAP does the most thorough safety ratings. http://www.euroncap.com/home.aspx

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utter BS! I seriously don't see any reason why we should agree with these claims. This is probably an american article therefore we must remember they have higher safety standards and in general, safer cars. so dangerous is just a relative term. Ford focus is one of the safest hatchbacks in the market right now. but why doesn't it work in the stateside? cos its dwarfed by those massive gas guzzling trucks. but what would fair better in a crash between one of them and another brand new car available in sl? like a Chinese cherry, or a maruti. what about the infamous tuk tuk? ok maybe cos they are in america it doesn't really matter to them. but what about the corvair, which was deemed "unsafe at any speed"? seriously, the topic of this thread should have been the most daft and ignorant report ever <_<

well said mate... B)

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http://www.forbes.com/2010/01/20/dangerous...thisspeed=25000

Nope,still not buying it...The forbes list ONLY has five or six cars.Where did the other twenty odd cars on the list come from?.The s2000,mazda 3,Focus,Yaris,porsche among 18 cars aren't even mentioned.I'm sorry but your links are useless and I'm still waiting for the link where you found the 23 so called unsafe cars in the very first post.

...and it's generally accepted the EURO NCAP does the most thorough safety ratings. http://www.euroncap.com/home.aspx

there are so many links.....

http://www.forbes.com/2007/07/26/cars-dang...thisSpeed=20000

http://www.faqs.org/shareranks/3313,Worlds...-Dangerous-Cars

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hmm this is  indeed the link with the original list...but sorry mate,it seems like a list concocted by a random guy,on a random site..hardly what you call thorough research and a respected source....anyways lets not persue this further,all the best to you!

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hmm this is  indeed the link with the original list...but sorry mate,it seems like a list concocted by a random guy,on a random site..hardly what you call thorough research and a respected source....anyways lets not persue this further,all the best to you!

yes, but it is based on IIHS results. so we canot say this is wrong, i just want give some idea about it and these are not wrong figures.

ANYWAY............. smile :)

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