Safest Vehicle Ever

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Safest Vehicle Ever

Post by bogleviewer » Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:13 pm

Lets have a discussion about what would be the safest vehicle ever produced for here in the United States excluding trucks (defined as with a bed to carry cargo)

If your primary goal was safety over all else (financial, comfort, etc) what is it and why?

If you want to discuss what you would use in terms of practicality then please do divulge. ;)

I am going to start off saying that the Hummer H1 is probably up on the list for safety, albeit annoying to drive, park and extremely costly both upfront and maintenance. I have nothing to base this upon other than weight and size. :)

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Re: Safest Vehicle Ever

Post by General Disarray » Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:22 pm

This is probably the safest vehicle in the United States: ... _States%29

- heavily armored
- bullet-resistant windows
- protective against biochemical attacks
- security folks running alongside the car

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Re: Safest Vehicle Ever

Post by Twins Fan » Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:46 pm

I'm going to guess...... this will be a short discussion. :D

Neither personal, financial, nor actionable.... however long it took you to type this out is a few minutes you won't have back. :wink:

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Re: Safest Vehicle Ever

Post by tecmage » Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:50 pm

At risk of being accused a Tesla fanboy:

Of note, during validation of Model S roof crush protection at an independent commercial facility, the testing machine failed at just above 4 g's. While the exact number is uncertain due to Model S breaking the testing machine, what this means is that at least four additional fully loaded Model S vehicles could be placed on top of an owner's car without the roof caving in. This is achieved primarily through a center (B) pillar reinforcement attached via aerospace grade bolts.

The above results do not tell the full story. It is possible to game the regulatory testing score to some degree by strengthening a car at the exact locations used by the regulatory testing machines. After verifying through internal testing that the Model S would achieve a NHTSA 5-star rating, Tesla then analyzed the Model S to determine the weakest points in the car and retested at those locations until the car achieved 5 stars no matter how the test equipment was configured. ... ted-2013-8

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Re: Safest Vehicle Ever

Post by ved » Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:53 pm

the one that's stored in a garage :wink:

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Re: Safest Vehicle Ever

Post by Mel Lindauer » Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:54 pm

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Re: Safest Vehicle Ever

Post by LadyGeek » Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:09 pm

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (car).

This thread will remain locked, as it is not personal nor actionable. General comment threads are off topic in the forums with "Personal" in the title. See: A reminder that non-investing general comment threads are OT
- It must be personal. In other words, you must be asking about your own situation. You can also ask on behalf of someone specific, such as a family member.

- It must be actionable. You must be able to do something specific with the replies that will make a difference in your situation.
If you have a specific question, please ask directly and provide sufficient information for members to supply appropriate advice.

Here's an actionable thread: Aren't we overdoing electronic auto safety features?, as it's related to member's future car purchases.
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