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Old 01-14-2010, 08:43 PM
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than most typical compact econo cars of today
I had a little rust repair done on the GT back in the fall and was talking to the bodyshop owner- they had a Toyota Yaris that had been sideswiped (and not totalled, somehow) that had its rear quarter panel off, showing the subframe. The owner grabbed the rear shoulder belt upper mounting tab and flexed it back and forth a good inch and a half with ease. So either that's Toyota's version of the belt de-tensioner, or those cars are wet spaghetti in a serious crash. Scary.
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Old 01-15-2010, 02:23 PM
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All of this talk about 'crashing a 928' has inspired a question:
What is the rate of 'incidents' per mile driven of 928s and other models/types of cars. This is a question not about the car per se, it's more about the drivers. Most of us will say that we are better drivers than most but on average, do we also more frequently put ourselves at risk more often by the very nature of the car we chose to purchase and drive? An auto insurance company would have the answer to this question. After all, they base their rates for cars and drivers on statistical evidence. Ponderous at the very least.

Anyone in the insurance industry care to research and share any data?

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Old 01-15-2010, 03:15 PM
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I had a little rust repair done on the GT back in the fall and was talking to the bodyshop owner- they had a Toyota Yaris that had been sideswiped (and not totalled, somehow) that had its rear quarter panel off, showing the subframe. The owner grabbed the rear shoulder belt upper mounting tab and flexed it back and forth a good inch and a half with ease. So either that's Toyota's version of the belt de-tensioner, or those cars are wet spaghetti in a serious crash. Scary.
Now try that on a SMART...

Some cars are just built to pass the crash test requirements, while others are built from ground up with maximum safety in mind.
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Old 01-15-2010, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by turbobooost View Post
IT IS, WHAT IT IS !!! I GIVE THANKS EVERY DAY THAT I WAS DRIVING A 928 THAT NIGHT !!! IT DOESN'T MATTER IF IT WERE A 5 YEAR OLD DESIGN OR A 35 YEAR OLD DESIGN,PORSCHE DID IT "RIGHT" !!! ANYONE WHO CAN WALK AWAY FROM A HEAD ON AT 70 MILES PER HOUR IN A NON AIRBAG CAR NEEDS TO BE GREATFUL !!! IF WE WOULD OF BEEN IN A EARLY 911 OF THAT ERA,WE'D BE AS DEAD AS COLUMBUS !!! THE PORSCHE 928 DESERVES A MOMENT OF SILENCE !!!
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As the saying goes, from the horse's mouth. As it relates to design safety, Michael needs no other information and his conclusion concurs with mine. After several serious impacts concluding with a head on into a cement barrier, my daughter and I walked away from our '88 S4 w/o a scratch. I thank God and the 928 engineers every time I think about it. (and cringe about the "what ifs")

As an aside, once the car came to a rest and I looked over to check she was OK, my daughter told me that her door wouldn't open (side impact damage). I told her to unbuckle and crawl out my side. She said, "but my shoes, daddy!) Sweet thing was still trying to keep the car nice and not put the bottom of her shoes on the upholstery! She's a keeper!
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Originally Posted by Nicole View Post
Now try that on a SMART...
No thank you - I've seen what happens when a SMART crashes into some huge vehicle...........like a Honda Accord or Mercedes C-Class. Not pretty.
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Old 01-15-2010, 04:46 PM
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Speaking of smart cars, I want to put big brakes on the front of one, along with some wide slicks, and get it upto top speed going downhill and slam on the brakes....

It would be even better if there was a pier at the end of the road.....
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Old 01-15-2010, 06:12 PM
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That was a bad one, I took that picture about 5 years ago. I thought it must have been a concrete bridge pillar. The car came from Queensland Australia.

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Old 01-15-2010, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Lizard931 View Post
Speaking of smart cars, I want to put big brakes on the front of one, along with some wide slicks, and get it upto top speed going downhill and slam on the brakes....
Don't forget to put a guy on the hood.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRWYt...eature=related
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Old 01-16-2010, 08:08 AM
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Just in case some may not be aware, there is some safety upgrades we can do to our cars. I will seriously be looking at this when my car gets its carbon work, I hope this year. WRC have made it a requirement to fit closed foam cell door liners. These are said to greatly cushion the impact. The other upgrade is to line the door skin with carbon fibre. Again this greatly increases the strength of the doors.

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P.S if you want a pic of the foam, let me know.
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:18 AM
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Local friend got hit by a 18 wheeler in his Mini Cooper. He and his wife walked away unscathed. Bought another mini the next day.
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Yeah. But can your 928 fare better than this?.............


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