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Guest Message by DevFuse

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Forester Gets a "Good" in IIHS Side Impact Test!

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#1 Guest_drOutback_*

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Posted 17 June 2003 - 06:08 PM

The IIHS has just devolped a new side impact test using a crash barrier moving at 31mph that mimics a large SUV. The Forester equipped with side airbags did the best! Who knows what the ratings would have been without side bags, but who cares. The B pillar crush percentage was only 40%, so with or without side airbags it still would have done well, as long as the dummies head wouldn't have hit the barrier. Here's the "raw" data.


#2 Guest_wrxsubaru_*

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Posted 17 June 2003 - 10:33 PM

subarus have mostly always were good with crash test, at least of what i know of.

#3 Guest_drOutback_*

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Posted 18 June 2003 - 05:00 AM

What's interesting is that only the Escape/Tribute did as well, and only if equipped with side airbags which are standard on the Forester. All the other SUV's were horrible, many with over 50% of B pillar crush.

#4 Guest_Drquasievil_*

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Posted 18 June 2003 - 07:38 AM

Now if the Forester wasn't that ugly looking and less expensive I would think about buying one.

#5 Guest_meep424_*

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Posted 18 June 2003 - 03:29 PM


"you're not from 'round here are you....?"


#6 Guest_Drquasievil_*

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Posted 19 June 2003 - 08:13 AM

I have to take that back. I was able to look the Forester closelly yesterday and it's not that bad looking

#7 Guest_drOutback_*

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Posted 20 June 2003 - 04:04 PM

too late....you already let it slip.;)

#8 Guest_subyroo_*

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Posted 21 June 2003 - 04:25 AM

Have a look and a read at these 2 sites if you want to see how well the Forresters withstand impacts.

<a href="http://irvinesubaru.com/enthu/forrester1.html" target="top">irvinesubaru.com/enthu/forrester1.html</a>

<a href="http://irvinesubaru.com/enthu/forrester2.html" target="top">irvinesubaru.com/enthu/forrester2.html</a>

#9 Guest_drOutback_*

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Posted 21 June 2003 - 06:14 AM

Those were some bad crashes. 70mph into a brick wall!:eek: I've seen peole die in less severe crashes then that. A local person was just killed in a crash on I-83. He was driving a '00+ GT sedan on the on ramp to I-83 when an axle broke off an 18 wheeler, and the axle rolled down the road up the on ramp and slammed into his drivers side door. What a freak accident.<img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/ohwell.gif ALT=":\">

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