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Old 08-14-2012, 08:15 AM
samualcc samualcc is offline
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The low scores are due to a brand new test they added. Prior to this year, they tested full front and off set crashes, as well as side impact, rear impact, etc etc. This year, they added an extreme off set crash test where only a small amount of the car, less than 20% actually hits something. This is very common with telephone polls and trees. Nothing like having the contents of the wheel well pushed into your legs.

It is a bit disappointing, but certainly highlights some of the value brought on by these organizations. I suspect despite the results, in 5 year to 7 years, all cars will start scoring well in the test. Guess I will avoid telephone polls until then, or as others have said, hit it dead on!

I did laugh at Mercedes response to the test. They basically said "We call BS" our cars are safe.
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