2013 Chevrolet Malibu small overlap test

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    Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu small overlap test

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    But what is being proven? All identical? Some better than others?

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    Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu small overlap test

    Personally, in my opinion, this test is silly. Now that all cars meet the IIHS offset test, this is the only way for them to 'stay relevant'. So now, our cars are going to become even heavier to make the grade in this test. Because if you don't, you will not even be considered by consumers. Wait for the first manufacturer to tout this in their advertisments, once that occurs, it will become industry standard. Sad.
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    Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu small overlap test

    Quote Originally Posted by 91 s-10baja View Post
    Personally, in my opinion, this test is silly. Now that all cars meet the IIHS offset test, this is the only way for them to 'stay relevant'. So now, our cars are going to become even heavier to make the grade in this test. Because if you don't, you will not even be considered by consumers. Wait for the first manufacturer to tout this in their advertisments, once that occurs, it will become industry standard. Sad.
    Considering 25% of crashes are small overlap, I wouldn't call it silly...... Plus, why should crash tests remain the same? Why not continue to challenge automakers to improve their crash safety?

    Lesson here: Don't want to be in a Camry or Prius V in an small overlap crash....

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    Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu small overlap test

    i'd rather push my malibu than drive a toyota.
    strange things are afoot at the circle k.

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    Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu small overlap test

    Quote Originally Posted by 91 s-10baja View Post
    Personally, in my opinion, this test is silly. Now that all cars meet the IIHS offset test, this is the only way for them to 'stay relevant'. So now, our cars are going to become even heavier to make the grade in this test. Because if you don't, you will not even be considered by consumers. Wait for the first manufacturer to tout this in their advertisments, once that occurs, it will become industry standard. Sad.
    Because one day this might save your life? Because one day, traffic accidents will be something of an inconvenience, instead of life changing injuries or death?

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    Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu small overlap test

    Is it just me or does it seem like the Malibu didn't do too well, either? Not many did...

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    Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu small overlap test

    Please tell me they did some flaming burnouts and some sweet drifting action before they destroyed these cars
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    Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu small overlap test

    the Suzuki did really well.

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    Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu small overlap test

    Quote Originally Posted by ChevyRules View Post
    Considering 25% of crashes are small overlap, I wouldn't call it silly...... Plus, why should crash tests remain the same? Why not continue to challenge automakers to improve their crash safety?

    Lesson here: Don't want to be in a Camry or Prius V in an small overlap crash....
    Yeah, because the Malibu, Fusion, Avenger, and Sonata did sooo much better.

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    Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu small overlap test

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    Is it just me or does it seem like the Malibu didn't do too well, either? Not many did...

    Not many did, and it's not surprising. The IIHS sprang this on the automakers and they didn't have any time to prepare for it. The new 3 Series also did poorly in an earlier test with luxury cars and that's a redesigned model this year.

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    Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu small overlap test

    how muck heavier is the Accord VS the Camry? as the Camry would KILL you and the accord MIGHT save your life

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    the Suzuki did really well.
    Yeah oh wait they will no longer be sold in the USA.

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    Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu small overlap test

    Doesn't look like anyone did all that well, but one observation I made was that for the most part, it was easy to tell newer models from older ones.

    One thing I noticed was that regardless of how well the Accord coupe would have done, when the wheel spun like that, your face is going to be ripped to pieces. Didn't look pleasant.

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    Re: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu small overlap test

    Looks like all of the cars/test dummies took a beating as expected with a drivers side impact like that.. Tough test.

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