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Collision safety tests?

Postby Giert » Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:00 pm

First of all, sorry if this is the wrong sub, don't know if it's "technical" enough


But I was wondering if anyone knows wether theese vehicles have ever been given an official safety check or collision tests back in the day? If so, how their scores were, compared to other vehicles of the time.

The reason I am wondering is that i have some family that really hates my '79 Siggy in fear of me having a collison, and I am just looking to comfort them. (A '79 Volvo 240 would apparently be perfectly fine)

Thanks for any help!
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Re: Collision safety tests?

Postby Taz » Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:14 pm

i would imagine they wouldnt be the best in an accident as they are full metal and dont really have anything designed to properly absorb the impact over transferring it into the cabin.
I am also now curious though!
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Re: Collision safety tests?

Postby C_Fernance » Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:28 pm

There were some tests done, I have seen a video of a Sapporo being hit in the rear as part of a crash test. That being said they probably won't be as detailed or as easy to find as newer cars.

Even if you could find results is not going to make an ounce of difference to the fact that these cars will never be as safe as a late model car with features such as airbags, etc.

With the advancement in technology even 5-10 year old cars are considered poor in comparison to a new car so what chance does a 30+ year old car have?

That being said I still believe the biggest factor in safety is the driver. A careful driver that knows how to handle their car, drives to the conditions and keeps their vehicle in good condition is going to be much safer then the lunatic in a late model car doing double the speed limit, weaving through traffic with bald tyres and worn out brakes.
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Re: Collision safety tests?

Postby C_Fernance » Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:54 pm

Did some searching. Prepare to cry.

81 Sapporo Rear Test
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=US79foW4o5Y

78 Challenger Front test
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hl-kJfDFfD4

79 Challenger Car to Car Frontal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXFrjsmezgM

78 Sapporo Rear Test
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwUYKfEqVoo
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Re: Collision safety tests?

Postby Scorpma82 » Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:14 pm

Yes they were tested........scores were a pass lol


Seriously though, if they comparing the sigma to a more modern car, then they'll never look good....


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Re: Collision safety tests?

Postby amgis_obrut » Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:42 pm

Yes ANCAP did test the GE sigma it scored better than a HZ kingswood
www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/esv/esv17/proceed/00180.pdf
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