20V tq as first car?

wolff at turboquattro.com wolff at turboquattro.com
Tue Jan 28 08:11:01 EST 2003

It's not really that easy.
Check out this quote from the Insurance institute of Highway safety:

"IMPORTANT: Compared with other small utility vehicles--compare ratings only
among vehicles of similar weight. "

For example your site crashtest.com (and the NHTSA) rate the 2003 Honda CRV
as Turquise (Excellent) or 5 stars.
This is somewhat misleading since it doesn't reflect the higher risk of a
rollover in an SUV compared to a passenger car. It also doesn't take into
account accident avoidance. I have driven around several potential accidents
in a manueverable car, that would have been impossible in a less
manueverable car. Brakes and tires are another huge factor that aren't
included in those ratings. So it takes a little more research than looking
at that web site.
"Nobody can forget the sound." - Michele Mouton

> is turquois or green.   Just that easy.

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