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Old 08-06-2009, 05:27 PM   #188
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I want more information other than the title of a YouTube video. After all, I can post the same video and put 3 star rating in the title.

From what I've heard and seen it looks like the Camaro is holding up well in crashes. I saw a post where someone hit a tree really hard in the front and it definately totalled the car yet he walked away with no issues.
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:28 PM   #189
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Whats so bad about it? The cabin looks good. The car looks like it only crushed the front where there isnt really much anyways.
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:29 PM   #190
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Actually doesnt look that bad compared to the challenger.

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Old 08-06-2009, 05:32 PM   #191
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Whats so bad about it? The cabin looks good. The car looks like it only crushed the front where there isnt really much anyways.
they have all kinds of high tech sensors that tell what forces entered the cabin and possible damage to the people inside, trust me it doesn't matter how good it looks they use the looks for about 2% of the test.
It's more about how much energy was transferred to the cabin and less about how much it crushed in inches or whatever.
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:35 PM   #192
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didnt look that bad to me. anyways i cant say that safety features are a selling point for me.
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:37 PM   #193
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I don't know about you guys, but this was the first point in this whole process where I was glad the car has not been delivered, and I have some time to decide if I want it after this.



Umm what was worng with that one? Not sure what you are looking for in video? Engine didn't land in front seat, seems pretty good to me, but like I said....not sure what I should be watching for.
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:42 PM   #194
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After the crash the front wheels are still rollong. Look at the Dodge and the wheels locked. Dose not seem to be a poor test at all and I feel very safe in mine.
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:43 PM   #195
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Are you guys seriously going off looks alone? shall we forget about all the sensors these people have?

this is the NHTSA not 4 guys on a forum who are going off "how much it didn't crush" "looks good to me"
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:47 PM   #196
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Okay...well the OP doesnt provide any sort of "sensor" info now does he. Hes merely going off the video too. So unless you have info about the "sensors" theres not much else to go off of.

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Old 08-06-2009, 05:47 PM   #197
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dude if your at 40 mph your gunna die no matter what your driving your head will be gone , on the other hand mini vans are really cool and rated very good lol ....
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:49 PM   #198
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Okay...well the OP doesnt provide any sort of "sensor" info now does he. Hes merely going off the video too. So unless you have info about the "sensors" theres not much else to go off of.

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The government did the testing and rated it at 4 stars. nobody got the 4 star rating from anyone who posted a vid that is the actual rating.
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:49 PM   #199
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I want to see a crash test rating system that is the same for all types of vehicles. THis one is only valid within types. Ex: If you compare a Suburban to an econobox, the crash test scales are different. Ex: The damages done to the Suburban, an 8000lb car, and the damages done to a smaller vehicle, weighing less, will garner completely different crash test ratings.
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:51 PM   #200
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ummm I got in a head on collision with a car (older lumina) in an older mitsubish mirage....while not wearing my seatbelt. The guy was going about 60mph and I was sleeping rolling through an intersection waiting for a light to turn green.

I dont think 40mph is going to kill to many people in car accidents.

Where did you even come up with that?
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:58 PM   #201
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The government did the testing and rated it at 4 stars. nobody got the 4 star rating from anyone who posted a vid that is the actual rating.
Okay. You never said anything about ratings. You claimed some nonsense about sensors.

Well a quick google search will show you that

a 4 star front impact means about an 11-20% chance of injury.

a 5 star is 10% or less.

Then sides a 5 star is about 5% chance of injury. A 4 star is 6-10% chance of injury.



Now pull up your panties and relax folks. Your not going to die in your Camaro at 40mph. Unless you hit a truck with a shit ton of poles and one comes loose and goes through your face.

Seriously.
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Old 08-06-2009, 06:00 PM   #202
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If you're buying a Camaro for a 5 star safety rating, somehow I think you've got your priorties mixed up and should probably be buying a Volvo....
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Old 08-06-2009, 06:01 PM   #203
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Okay. You never said anything about ratings. You claimed some nonsense about sensors.

Well a quick google search will show you that

a 4 star front impact means about an 11-20% chance of injury.

a 5 star is 10% or less.

Then sides a 5 star is about 5% chance of injury. A 4 star is 6-10% chance of injury.



Now pull up your panties and relax folks. Your not going to die in your Camaro at 40mph. Unless you hit a truck with a shit ton of poles and one comes loose and goes through your face.

Seriously.
all i said was that they use sensors to measure different forces and other variables they don't go on how the car LOOKS. get what i have been saying? yes i said stuff about sensors do you think they crash the car and stare at it and decide?
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Old 08-06-2009, 06:02 PM   #204
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Okay. You never said anything about ratings. You claimed some nonsense about sensors.

Well a quick google search will show you that

a 4 star front impact means about an 11-20% chance of injury.

a 5 star is 10% or less.

Then sides a 5 star is about 5% chance of injury. A 4 star is 6-10% chance of injury.



Now pull up your panties and relax folks. Your not going to die in your Camaro at 40mph. Unless you hit a truck with a shit ton of poles and one comes loose and goes through your face.

Seriously.
agreed...


for all we know, the percentage landed at 11%.

1% shy of the 5 star rating. lets not make this out to be another giant issue, but then again... it already is.
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