40 mph LHS Crash Test Vid - DodgeIntrepid.Net Forums - Dodge Intrepid, Concorde, 300m and Eagle Vision chat
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-27-2003, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 417
Feedback: 0 / 0%
 
Sad 40 mph LHS Crash Test Vid

Found this on the Progressive car insurance web site. I can't believe how much the passenger compartment deforms!!! That'd make me think twice about buying a 2nd gen -- wonder if the 1st gens are any better (or worse)? In any case, it's kinda weird seeing one of these cars actually being crashed.

http://a14.g.akamai.net/7/14/998/200...hryslerlhs.mpg
White97Sport is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-28-2003, 12:12 AM
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 3,503
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
It's been a while since I've checked, but I believe the 2G has a better crash rating than the 1G. Don't quote me though.

That crash doesn't look that bad from that angle. The crumple zones did their jobs. I'd like to see the inside to see if there was any protrusion into the passenger compartment.
Warlord187 is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-28-2003, 09:30 AM
Intrepid Pro
 
Maverick9110E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 4,564
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
that looks damn good to me for 40 mph head on collision.
Maverick9110E is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-28-2003, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 417
Feedback: 0 / 0%
 
This made me curious, so I went out and found the offset crash test ratings for the 2nd gens. They break it down into separate categories, but also give the vehicle an overall rating as well. The scale, from best to worst, is Good, Acceptable, Marginal, Poor.

2000-03 Intrepid/Concode LX/LXi: Marginal

1999-2000 300M/LHS: Poor :(

2001-03 300M/LHS/Concorde Limited: Acceptable

They didn't have offset crash info on 1st gens. To Chrysler's credit, it's good to see they improved the 300M.

Edited to fix links. Whoops.

Last edited by White97Sport; 05-28-2003 at 11:14 AM.
White97Sport is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-28-2003, 11:25 AM
Intrepid Pro
 
Maverick9110E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 4,564
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
anything on a first gen?i found some things. it gets 4 stars in every category except side imapct in the rear wehre it gets 3 stars which means only 11-20% chance of serious injury heres the only pic i found so far.

Last edited by Maverick9110E; 05-28-2003 at 11:31 AM.
Maverick9110E is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-28-2003, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 417
Feedback: 0 / 0%
 
Quote:
Originally posted by Maverick9110E
anything on a first gen?i found some things. it gets 4 stars in every category except side imapct in the rear wehre it gets 3 stars which means only 11-20% chance of serious injury heres the only pic i found so far.
Found info on a 1st gen here.

But, this is not the same type of crash test. The offset test in the links above is more realistic and quite a bit harder to pass. The info for the 1st gens is just based on the old standard full frontal and side impacts.
White97Sport is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-28-2003, 04:12 PM
p3
Intrepid Pro
 
p3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: The State of Boredom
Posts: 4,811
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
Moved to General Discussion.
p3 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the DodgeIntrepid.Net Forums - Dodge Intrepid, Concorde, 300m and Eagle Vision chat forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Member names may only be composed of alpha-numeric characters. (A-Z and 0-9)

!!ATTENTION ADVERTISERS!! If you intend on advertising anything on this forum, whatsoever, you are required to first contact us here . Additionaly, we do NOT allow BUSINESS NAMES unless you are an Authorized Vendor. If you own a business, and want to do sales on this site via posting or private message, you will need to follow the rules. Shops, Stores, Distributors, Group Buys without being authorized will see your account terminated.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Linear Mode Linear Mode
Rate This Thread:



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome