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    Thread: Coda EV gets two stars in NHTSA frontal crash test

    1. Member classicjetta's Avatar
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      10-03-2012 09:35 AM #1
      It's been a while since I've seen a rating that low: http://www.safercar.gov/Vehicle+Shop...vehicleId=6763



      Don't know how it managed 4 stars overall....

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      10-03-2012 10:41 AM #2
      1) The structure seems to have held up quite well actually.
      2) Didn't these ratings get tweaked recently to keep up with the safety advances (i.e. A 2 Star today does not equal a 2 Star from yesteryear.)?
      3) Given how well the passenger scored... I bet (because I cannot find the info at the link) the driver dummy slipped and bumped something.

      IMHO... these tests are not the most perfect, because the sample size is not ideal (i.e. What if the dummy was placed in the car more crooked? What if the belt was not cinched as well as it could be? What if the fabric material vs the dummy's skin is more conducive to sliding on one brand vs another? Etc.).

      From that video... I think I would be plenty happy with the results as the driver. When I read the thread title I was expecting the dummy's head to smack the windshield or something spectacular.

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      10-04-2012 04:15 PM #3
      The key to being safe in this car is to turn the wheel sharply either to the left or right when you're about to have a head-on collision, because the side impact tests achieved five stars.

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      10-04-2012 04:37 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by ROCK AND ROLL CHEVY View Post
      The key to being safe in this car is to turn the wheel sharply either to the left or right when you're about to have a head-on collision, because the side impact tests achieved five stars.
      Dont forget to also pull the emergency brake so that you can 'drift' into the front of the oncomming vehicle.

      Doesn't look like 2 stars, but what do I know:


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      10-04-2012 04:53 PM #5
      In the video the car's passenger cell. seems to hold up fairly well. Not really sure why it got such a low rating. The drivers head did seem to get jarred forward and back very hard though, almost as though he wasn't properly fastened in.

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      10-04-2012 09:01 PM #6
      They used to give the actual injury criterion and head deceleration numbers. Looks like in making the website easier to read, they reduced the amount of info.
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      10-04-2012 09:19 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by AKADriver View Post
      They used to give the actual injury criterion and head deceleration numbers. Looks like in making the website easier to read, they reduced the amount of info.
      It's still there, just buried: http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/databas...e=v&tstno=7947

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