Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Motor Trend's take on the IIHS crash tests

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Motor Trend magazine has written an opinion piece regarding the recent small-car crash tests performed by the IIHS.

Entitled, "Weight, Weight, Don't Tell Me ... IIHS Wants the 55 Back," the MT blogger makes some pointed remarks about the IIHS and how he believes all they want is more money in their pockets. I particularly like the last paragraph:

Yes, our highways would be safer if we removed anything smaller than a midsize car, and larger than a half-ton pickup, too. Buses and semis included. Of course, IIHS doesn't expect that to happen -- it doesn't want that to happen. It simply wants to make sure that the money you save by buying a small, fuel-efficient car goes into the pockets of your auto insurance company.

Yes, I'm biased, but I think it's a good read, and spot on.

Weight, Weight, Don't Tell Me ... IIHS Wants 55 Back (Motor Trend)

Crash Test Tuesday: Subcompact Saftey—IIHS gives 'poor' rating to Honda, Toyota, Smart


Unknown said...

sounds almost what we said, no?

Andy Lilienthal said...

Indeed ...

D2M said...

Nice to know I wasn't the only one who found the IIHS crash test a little bit... odd.